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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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January 14th, 2009

I had promised myself I would not write about those indie bands that everyone loves to love but I think The Dodos will make me break my promise. Their album “Visiter” is just too brilliant and original to ignore. The sound, mainly acoustics and odd beats. The melodies are so unique. I have such hard time to decide what`s my favorite. It doesnt matter which track I`ll post. But you got to listen to it all. Promise me…please… Do yourselves a favor!


Laptopia # 5

January 13th, 2009

Bat-Yam Museum of Contemporary art
January 15th 2009 – April 18th 2009
Guest Curators: Liora Belford, Ido Govrin and Eyal Vexler
Participating Artists:

Amnon Wolman (IL)
Carsten Goertz (DE)
Duprass; Ido Govrin and Liora Belford (IL)
Gilles Aubry (CH)
Karl Kliem (DE)
Marcus Schmickler (DE)
Mark and Laura Cetilia (US)
Yaron Lapid (IL)
Yossi Marc-Chaim (IL)
hans w. koch (DE)

MoBY [Museums of Bat Yam] is proud to present Laptopia, an international sound exhibition originating from a yearly festival for experimental art by the same name, organized by the label ‘Interval Recordings’. Laptopia exhibition will show sound installations, created specifically for the museum’s space, while using a laptop as a platform for digital/utopian creation. The participating artists will create their works in the space itself, in a joined process – individual and collective at the same time. This process will generate an overall plastic contraction, composed of independent sound entities. These sound units will function as components of a more comprehensive structure, while communicating both with the space and with each other. The physical and conceptual connections formed throughout the exhibition will transform it to one elaborated and multilayered work in space, directly relating to the possibility of utopian creation in society.


Lofiles News

January 13th, 2009

A warm welcome to the new section at the lofiles blog: It is called the INDIE IL PHOTO CLUB – this is a section dedicated to the live concert photos of Orlyko. Here are samples of TV Buddhas and Kitzu live at Haozen Bar last Friday night.

 

 

 

 


Baby Escapo

January 13th, 2009

 

Before I even heard what she sounded like, I had read an interview with singer / songwriter Michal Kahan and I felt I could really relate to almost everything she was saying. I might find it difficult to apply most of the time…She is talking about text and saying it`s the least important part of the song. “….the music, or the sound of it, is the most important thing for me. First, I write the music, then I`ll fit the words to it. I put emphasis on the sound of the word, rather than it`s meaning”…..I remember listening to a Beatles song for 10 years not knowing what it is saying. When I like a piece, the music just carries me away and I loose track of everything. It`s not that I cant appreciate good lyrics, but music is my thang. “Baby Escapo”, Michal`s recent EP was recorded real lofi at Michal`s apartment using a 4 track recorder. I find it powerful and fresh sounding, at the beginning of 2009 where so many productions sound perfect, and I find it boring – the expensive productions are losing all the feel, from too much screwing around about the sound, equipment, techniques and personal. She`s not a crowd pleaser, I`ll tell you that..

Baby Escapo                       Chica                  


Kevin Martin

January 12th, 2009

 

Q:What do Adrian Sherwood, Swans and Public Enemy have in common?
A: British musician, producer Kevin Martin AKA “The Bug”. Kevin counts them among his biggest influences. I have been listening to “London Zoo” – I know I am not being too original but this album just haunts me – Hardcore, no bullshit, Dub, Hip hop, noise simply incredible album. Full of percussives and organized noise. Just brilliant from the creator of “God”, “Techno Animal”, “Ice” & “Curse of the golden vampire”.

Murder we


Me f… with water color 2

January 10th, 2009


Emil Stern

January 10th, 2009

Let`s play the game: Find Emil ( Hint – he`s a little taller than Edith Piaf )

My young daughter had a babysitter. Her name was Laura and we had found out that her grandfather was a known and successful French composer. She gave me all those funky photos – this is one of them with the incredible Edith Piaf in the middle..


African Diamonds – (Rock&Roll Daily – by David Fricke)

January 9th, 2009

The twenty-six rare and exciting singles and LP tracks on Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues (1970-6) (Soundway) were made during a brief window of party and prosperity for that nation – between the Biafran War, which ended in 1970 at a cost of an estimated 1 million lives, and a military coup in 1976 that triggered decades of political instability and corruption. But in the small time they had, in a scene already dominated by Nigeria’s firebrand star Fela Anikulapo Kuti, singers and showmen such as Celestine Ukwu, Collins Oke Elaiho and Sir Victor Uwaifo, and groups as disparate as the Funkees (former Biafran fighters who dressed and rocked like Funkadelic) and the Nigerian Police Force Band (a jamming combo of actual cops) invented rich, hypnotic funk, at once primal and modern, in diverse blends of the older regional pop (highlife), tribal vocal and drumming traditions, and the amplified impact of Western rock and soul. “Nekwaha Semi Colon,” from a 1973 LP by the Semi Colon, has a long solo by an unnamed guitarist who must have heard and loved Santana’s Abraxas. With its trance-guitar licks and watery electric piano, “Feso Jaiye,” a 1974 track by the Sahara All Stars of Jos, is as psychedelic as the Youngbloods‘ 1969 album, Elephant Mountain. But the propulsion, fusions and often coded politics here are all local. Some of the artists here remain mysteries to compiler Miles Cleret, who admits in his liner notes that he couldn’t dig up anything on Leo Fadaka and the Heroes other than their lone single, 1973’s “Blak Sound” – but it’s enough. With its chattering wah-wah guitar and sturdy, loping beat, the record sounds like Bo Diddley coming home, bringing the future with him.
Got to listen to this amazing funky clean guitar -listen to these parts

Feso jaiye


Caravan Palace – Jolie Coquine

January 8th, 2009

CARAVAN PALACE – Jolie Coquine

This is f…. awesome


Surfin..

January 8th, 2009

 Surf music and happy hardcore are not among my favorites most of the time. While going through those last local artists pages I found some great surf instrumentals. One belongs to this Israeli dude named Tuchman and from what I gather he plays with “Oy Division” -an alternative Klezmer band as well. From his page I navigated to “The Space Agency”, a duo that does surf a la Tarantino movie stuff
Fender guitars and amps, tremolo, reverb, fuzz, echo. It says “…all music recorded with various tape machines, using experimental analogue recording techniques to capture all vibrations. No computers, samplers or drum loops involved -that`s what thry say and sound like

Free surf – Tuchman