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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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Me f…ing around with water colors

January 7th, 2009


Hindi

January 7th, 2009

 

True, I have fallen in love with Hindi Zahra. Wouldn`t you? She`s so beautiful and so is “Beautiful Tango” of hers

Beautiful tango 


Vetiver

January 7th, 2009

 

Don’t know a thing about these guys, just that their name is Vetiver, they are coming from California and I just love “Miles apart” (and this is a photo of Vetiver live with The Black Crowes)

Miles apart


E-tai

January 7th, 2009

Don’t know much about the guy. Got to his Myspace page through another friend / musician he had produced (Eli Rozen). I liked what I had heard and moved to his page and loved the first track I have heard. It is hard to categorize this track, it has a hypnotic feel to it, kinda smooth electronic w acoustic feel to it. Anyhow, I loved the music. Check out “Underground” by E-tai Zangi


White Billie

January 7th, 2009

Few years ago, after hearing Ben Webster for the first time, and listening to his breathy whispery soulful sound, I started learning to play the sax. I think listening to Karen Dalton`s hoarse voice had the same effect on me. The first thing that comes to mind is Billie Holiday that is one of my favorite singers. I was amazed to find out Karen was white cause I had imagined her quite differently. Another thing that shocked me was her guitar playing. Nothing fits about her: Looks, voice, playing… Bob Dylan wrote about her:…” ‘My favorite singer in the place (Greenwich Village’s Cafe Wha) was Karen Dalton, she was a tall white blues singer and guitar player, funky, lanky and sultry. Karen had a voice like Billie Holliday’s and played guitar like Jimmy Reed and went all the way with it”…. Nick Cave said she is his favorite blues singer. 

Something on my mind


Just like Heaven

January 7th, 2009

 

I love these 2 covers of those great songs: “Just like heaven” originally by the Cure and “Powderfinger” by Neil Young. The covers performed by identical twins from Kentucky called The Watson Twins.From Kentucky they had moved to Silverlake, Los Angeles, a neighborhood that cultivated artists like Beck, Rilo Kiley and Elliot Smith. In 2006 the Watsons and Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) have released “Rabbit Fur coat”.
Their self release EP “Southern manners” had elevated them to the major league and they had started performing at festivals like SXSW and Pop Montreal. “Fire songs” , their first LP was recorded ( Analogue by the way ) at 2007, and is being released these days by Vanguard records.

Just like heaven

Powderfinger


Pitchfork -“Brian Eno Scoring New Peter Jackson Movie”

January 4th, 2009


Film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones due next year. After spending time putting his stamp on various small screens and shiny discs, Brian Eno is hitting the big screen. Upcoming Film Scores reports that Eno will contribute original music to The Lovely Bones, the film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2004 novel. (Via The Playlist and The Guardian.) Though this information has yet to be confirmed, Eno did mention that he was scoring The Lovely Bones in a recent interview with Abu Dhabi paper The National. The film is directed by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci, according to IMDB. It’s a story about a family coping with a daughter’s rape and murder, as narrated by the daughter herself, from heaven. Cheery! The Lovely Bones is set to hit theaters in December 2009 according to The Playlist.
• MP3: David Byrne and Brian Eno: Strange Overtones [from the Everything That Happens Will Happen Today LP]
Posted by Amy Phillips


Red Snapper Live

January 3rd, 2009

 

Saw this incredible band at the Zappa music room, a small cozy club in Tel Aviv, a band called Red Snapper. The backbone of this group is Ali Friend, a great rhthmic upright bass player with a full low end sound, something you could get only with an upright. With drummer Richard Thair this rhythm section is kickin f… a.. With David Ayers on guitar -mainly for textures and sounds and with a sax player, again mainly for texture sounding parts. This instrumental band burned the place down. Incredible show. I went out and bought this record released at 2003, titled “Red Snapper” .My favorite track is a Sabres of paradise remix, the grooviest on this album and it reminds me of the show. Imagine seeing it live in a small club.

Hot flush


Hindik

January 3rd, 2009

Again, special thanks to the incredible liat Hazin, the wife of Haim Hazin and his wonderful alternative Jewish label Hindik records, who brought me bunch of interesting records. This guy, Orthodox musician singer songwriter Yitzchak Fuchs, is the Hasidik answer to Leonard Cohen. You could hear the breathing recorded on this somewhat lofi home recording. A lot of feel to it, with biblical lyrics sung in old Aramic and Hebrew. A beautiful song of this album – “Songs and whispers” ( my free translation )

Yah ribon


Such ( continued )

January 3rd, 2009

This is a part of a review of Such (check out yesterday`s post) in MOG -the music blogging network:
…”The rest of the album brings us to the point in Upchuck’s career that he started moving away from basic punk-rock and into a more layered and sophisticated sound. That doesn’t mean the music is any less inspired. ‘Innocence’ sounds like a song that was already a hit, and ‘Backbiting’ is something you’d expect if you went to a creepy dark and dank nightclub filled with ghouls. Kind of like any fetish nightclub. These songs and three others were recorded after Upchuck had left Seattle for New York City and formed the band Such with Shlomo Sonnenfeld. They’re really well-produced by John Holbrook who is still a big shot in the music business. All but one of the Such songs were written by Upchuck and Sonneneld, who I associate more with hip-hop than the post-punk, glam sounding stuff on this CD. ‘New Creation’ comes close to pop-music territory, but it still rocks and has got the most spacey, psychedelic break in it…complete with what sounds like a cello on LSD. ‘Egyptian Rat’ combines glam-punk with an Eastern melody and even has Arabic sounding background vocals that at first I found irritating, but after a few listens have come to love. My favorite song on the entire album is probably the least punk. It’s the total glam rock anthem-sounding song ‘(It’s) Five O’clock‘. According to friends o Upchuck this song was recorded just as he was getting sick from AIDS. His voice isn’t at it’s best since he had TB when he sang it. But that only adds to the….can I say “poignancy”? The song is sad and uplifting at the same time. When I first heard it I thought of Mick Ronson, Marc Bolan or Johnny Thunders…all musicians with very different styles, but all glam-rockers who died far too soon. The saddest part about ‘Five O’clock’ is that Upchuck knows that he’s going to die soon. In the chorus he sings:
“It’s so hard to believe that this is me…don’t fade.
It’s so hard to believe that this is the way it has to be”….

 KEXP interview