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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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Dont sleep on it

July 13th, 2009

Sleep Whale are guitarist/cellist Joel North and violinist/sequence programmer Bruce Blay, and they got a new 6 song EP on Western vinyl, home for Dirty projectors, Bexar Bexar, Balmorhea. It is a wonderful mixture of acoustic and electric, violins, acoustic guitars, cellos and samples, tape machines and wild sounds.For some reason the remind me of a slower acoustic version of Mogwai, another band I love. This is about lots of feel and great atmosphere. I am sure Eno would approve. Last but not least, I love the disc cover, looks like a Miro painting, with a gentle attitude to colors.

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Dont postpone joy

July 13th, 2009

The reason I haven’t been writing for a few days is that I had visitors from the U.S and I was busy entertaining. This leads us to the subject of this post. I wanted to tell you about a very special place I took my guests to. It is located in the village of Ein Hod. Ein Hod is an artist village located near the northern port city Haifa. Only artists are accepted as members and residents. Most artists open their old brick houses to visitors to showcase and sell their art, whether this is sculpture, woodwork, jewelry design, painting…. One of the places I took them to is the Nisco museum of music boxes and mechanical music, (founded by Nisan Cohen who I have met in New York, when he had this wonderful store on the upper west side, a shop called The Last Wound Up). The museum is located just outside the village in a wild looking house viewing the Mediterranean sea. This amazing place contains one of the finest collections of antique music boxes and other mechanical musical instruments. The collection that has been accumulated and very well maintained over 40 years by Nissan Cohen, the founder, contains music boxes, hurdy gurdies, an automatic organ, player pianos, 150 year old manivelles, the oldest gramophones you have ever seen, hand operated player pianos and many other antique and peculiar musical instruments. And we were given the grand tour with demonstrations and wonderful narration, with a lot of humor, by the owner himself. One of the highlights of the tour is a hundred year old record of the Hatikva, The Israeli anthem, being sung with different lyrics, where the singer longs to return to the Hollyland ( remember it was written and performed 50 years before Israel was declared an independent country in 1948 ). Anyway, I do not want to talk about the sounds I have heard, because you got to listen to these heavenly sounds yourselves. I am just showing you some of the sights of this magical place. If you are a musician, a music lover, or you can just appreciate a god created sound, just go there and listen to those 150 year old music boxes and you’ll freak out. Not to mention the view from the terrace, the option of a longer visit with a full concert and a cake and coffee on the lovely terrace. As Nisan says, “Don’t postpone joy”, just go there.   

The Nisco museum web page.

Continue to The Nisco pages


Funny

July 13th, 2009

Dennis, my friend from Seattle sent me this link he got for his birthday. Funny, if you ever saw Woodstock and the great performance of Joe Cocker singing ” With a little help from my friends”, you`ll enjoy this


Live on Jools Holland

July 4th, 2009

Some wild blues slide acoustic action from Seasick Steve on Jools Holland

        


The gardner

July 4th, 2009

                                           Photo by Brian Dube

The take away show staff of the Blogoteheque came to New York City to shoot The tallest man on earth Kristian Matsson on a nasty weather winter afternoon. They had to find a location for the shoot but there was one catch: His guitars were locked after a soundcheck the night before inside Town hall, the venue he was about to play that night opening for Bon Iver. To make a long story short, they had found a great little crammy location in the legendery Music inn on 4th st in the village, where he could have chosen a great axe off the collection, Jeff the owner of the inn had offered him. So here you are, a funky shoot and some great performance from The tallest man on earth.

            

Tallest Man on Earth – The Gardener – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.


Richard Swift

July 4th, 2009

No wonder why Wilco`s Jeff Tweedy invited Richard Swift to open for them on their 2007 “Sky blue sky” tour and later on to record in their loft. Besides being an amazing musician, producer and singer songwriter, he is a short film maker as well and theses days fronting his own ambient electronic outfit ” instruments of science and technology”. Listen to this great song off his myspace called “The Atlantic ocean”


A take away show

July 4th, 2009

A beautiful version of the Cure`s Boys don’t cry by Norman Palm, an artist that lives and works in Berlin and Mexico city. This is La Blogotheque production and a bare acoustic guitar trumpet arrangement of this great song. Actually it sounds like it was originally written that way. A take away show by La Blogotheque

           

Norman Palm – “Boys don’t cry” from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.


Amanaz

July 4th, 2009

Amanaz is a band formed in Zambia Africa during the seventies by refugees of the Clasters, Black souls and the Wrong numbers. The result was an album called Africa and my favorite track is this one, it has a drawn feel to it with the seventies distorted lead and the relaxed vibe. Check out Khala my friend


Karl Blau

July 3rd, 2009

 

 

 

Karl Blau lives in the Anacortes, WA. He performs often at the Department of safety which is an all ages venue in Anacortes. He spends a lot of time traveling and playing shows. Sometimes He thinks he is a professional driver with a musical hobby. And also he loves to record music and sounds of all types. A fortunate father and happy husband, the struggle that he has in life revolves around missing his family when on traveling. But for now, his family tours with him as he goes to Europe for some time playing some gigs with Kimya Dawson and Angelo Spencer.

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The BBQ show

July 3rd, 2009

Cant help it, and I know the Shrines are creating a big buzz in the States right now,and everyone loves to write about them right now, but it`s been the twentieth time today I have listened to “Love you so” by the incredible King Kahn and the BBQ show. I have seen them twice live in Israel and was blown the f.. away. So here you are, a link to the song on Youtube – check out the roughness, f.. up trashy sound, some out of key vcls, but man, this tune kick serious b…