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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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Health

March 29th, 2009

A Stereogum photo

From the band that brought you “Crimewave”, this is not as easy to digest but well worth the effort. Samples and Glitter pills with monotonic beat, that’s the way to go, a perfect start for my week – Check out Health

Glitter_pills


Talking drum demo

March 29th, 2009

We try to stay away of the mega bands but sometimes it doesn’t work out. We have heard a new demo by Death cab for cutie that we really liked, ukulele and voice, titled Talking drum, on Stereogum.We know you will like it too.

Talking_drum


Loving takes this course

March 27th, 2009

“Loving takes this course” is the title of a new tribute album to the New York folk singer/songwriter Kath Bloom that had disappeared from the New York scene 20 years ago, gone to raise her sons in New England. The track that stands out on this tribute album (covers by Mark Kozelek, Marianne Dissard, the Dodos and Devendra Banhart) is by my favorite Drag city artist, Bill Callahan. Callahan turns “The breeze/My baby cries” medley to a wonderful lofi track, w simple guitar chord part, touches of Rhodes piano, minimalistic percussion fills and his unique reading like delivery of the lyrics. Essential listening, folkies.

The_breeze


Lolive – Mr heavy & ms low live at Haozen bar

March 26th, 2009

Tuesday night at Haozen bar – Lolive video shoot of Mr heavy and ms low. 1st song on their new album called “All the same” – we have enjoyed that. Check it out and show your family

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All the same

March 24th, 2009

Southpark mr low

Among my top 5 songs are Mi & Lau. I love their sound. Mr heavy and ms low are the Israeli answer to Mi & Lau. Lofi minimalistic folk, I dug it

All-the-same


Bromst

March 24th, 2009

This is a documentary about the making of Bromst, the brand new Dan Deacon`s killer album. Shot in the beautiful state of Montana in Snow ghost studios, incredible looking house in the woods, located above a lake, is an inspiring choice for music making. I am bringing you this 4 part documentary, produced by Pitchfork TV that enables you to watch the making of this elaborate recording project, full of technical challenges.


Everything is (more than) fine

March 24th, 2009

Joe Mcginty is a friend, musician, ex roommate of mine. We collaborated on several projects during the Eighties. Since then he has been busy working as session player, singer songwriter, producer, musical director and a vintage key studio owner. I just got a mail from him this morning with a link to this new musical adventure of his, collaborating with Ward White. This project , The Mcginty Ward songbook is a beautiful pop album. It reminds me of an album I loved, XTC`s Skylarking, with Beatlesque harmonies and melodies, and Joe`s sense of humor and sensibility. This is sweeter then the usual music I review here, but I really love it, and very happy to see someone I know for 20 years that is still making great music.The first song on this beautiful romantic sweet album “Everything is fine” showcases it all, listen to the melodies, vocal lines songwriting and arrangement. Awesome work, my friend. These days when everyone is trying so hard to impress, its nice to come across a naive project like this.

Joe Mcginty`s short bio: Joe McGinty is a composer, keyboardist and arranger who has worked with with the Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Deborah Harry, Ronnie Spector, Ryan Adams, Nada Surf, Jesse Malin, and many others. In the 90’s he led the orchestral pop ensemble Baby Steps, and currently fronts the electronic/woodwind/cello project, Circuit Parade. McGinty is the founder and music director of NYC’s Loser’s Lounge tribute series, which has consistently played to sold out rooms since its debut in 1993.

everything_is_fine


Let`s get lost

March 22nd, 2009

 

“Let`s get lost” – this documentary of jazz trumpeter Chet baker by Bruce Weber is a must see for any Baker or jazz fan. Baker really did redefine the 1950’s jazz scene with his combination of mesmerizing slightly off trumpet playing and unique. This film tells a very candid story of Chet charting his terrible affliction with drugs as well as honing in on his god given talents. My favorite track of this soundtrack is the classical guitar, fretless, piano and trumpet masterpiece. ( Again my illustration )

Zingaro


Epitaph

March 22nd, 2009

 

Gunther Schuller is conducting these compositions by the great Charles Mingus and this of the double album Epitaph. This is not easy listening and I had the album for years till it got into my playlist. “Percussion discussion” is the piece I have listened to so many times and feel honored to share a sample with you.

Percussion_discussion_sample


Spinner

March 22nd, 2009

 Derek Jarman final testament as a film-maker was the film Glitterbug made for the Arena slot on BBC Two, and broadcast shortly after Jarman’s death. Compiled and edited from many hours of super 8 footage shot with friends and companions throughout his career it is a moving collage of memories, people and moments lost in time, accompanied by a specially commissioned soundtrack from Brian Eno. His composition for Derek Jarman’s Glitterbug soundtrack was reapproached by Jah Wobble and released as Spinner in October ’95.
Jah Wobble’s role is mostly supplying the low end and ex-Can drummer Jaki Liebeziet adding some groove to this ambient” music for films” journey. This is Bellish piece called “Garden recalled”. ( This is my portrait of Derek Jarman )

Garden_recalled