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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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May 15th, 2010

While not drumming for Hot Chip, Rob Smoughton moonlights as Grovesnor, blending silky vocals with retro synth melodies. In anticipation of the May 25th release of his Lo Recordings solo debut Soft Return, Grovesnor is releasing a remix of his first single off Soft Return, “Taxi From The Airport” (available here).

Listen to the DeBruit remix

William Basinski

May 13th, 2010

William Basinski is a classically trained musician who has been making experimental music in NYC for quarter of a century now. Have been listening to his music lately, and while listening, made up this illustration.

Organized confusion

May 13th, 2010

I love the music Dylan Ettinger is making in his bedroom. Loose beats, sine wave subs and cheesy key and organ sounds, the mayhem in the backgroubd that somehow evolves into a melody, organized cacophony. Real inspiring


Shock the monkey

May 10th, 2010

Here is another episode of the Voice project, this time with Joseph Arthur covering Peter Gabriel`s ‘Shock the monkey’.

Gauntlet hair

May 9th, 2010

GAUNTLET HAIR is: Andy R. and Craig Nice.They say:” We have been making music together since we were fifteen years old. BFF. The writing of our full album is currently underway. We will have it for you shortly”. It`s worth waiting for…trust me on that one and if you don’t check out this clip .

I was thinking Video clip

Try to Talk normal

May 9th, 2010


One of the best bands in NYC right now. Talk Normal. Hard hitting, no bullshit, distorted vocals, tribal beats, hard distorted guitars, those 2 girls do damage. This is the s… Its on my looped playlist with Flying Lotus and Gonja sufi this weekend. Jack White, watch out!!!!


May 7th, 2010

Listen to this Wrap artist, Gonjasufi, or read the Pitchfork interview Here


Fresh Paint 3

May 7th, 2010

Yesterday I went to an exhibition located in a warehouse at the port of the beautiful city of Jaffa. This special event is titled ‘Fresh paint 3’, and it`s an annual event, established to enable indie visual artists to showcase their art in a respectable environment. Most artists are not being represented by a gallery or an agent.

There was one project I liked in particular. A display of annonymous postcards, (watch the video clip attached), each potcard is numbered. Most postcards are drawn, written or crafted by hand. The artists could be art students or well known artists, but you don’t know that till after you purchase one. The Price of the postcard is 45$. Only after you have purchased the postcard you find out who it`s creator is. You still got a chance to see it, show closes tomorrow night. Find out more..

Secret chiefs live in Tel Aviv

May 6th, 2010

Watch Trey Spruance and his Secret chiefs 3 army show what they are made of. A rare live performance of the Chiefs in Tel Aviv. Listen to the unusual rhythms and the middle wastern scales.

Silje Nes – Brand new single ‘Crystals’

May 6th, 2010

First coming to FatCat’s attention via a unique, utterly charming demo received out of the blue in 2005, her quirky, adventurous debut album, ‘Ames Room’, opened out like a series of intricate constructions, the whole teeming with a playful sense of life. Followed shortly by a 4-track EP, ‘Yellow’, Silje subsequently embarked on tours of the UK / Europe / USA, but since then has remained quiet, spending her time in her new home in Berlin, constructing this beautiful follow-up.

‘Crystals’ is the first single from new album ‘Opticks’ which is released on 13th September.

Nearly a year and a half in the making, ‘Opticks’ is a gently enchanting new record that – whilst again home-recorded – dramatically upgrades Silje’s sound and sees her making considerable advances on her debut, ‘Ames Room’, which was released in January 2008 to widespread critical acclaim. Intricately constructed, warm and brimming with melodic hooks, ‘Opticks’ is a record full of wonder and unfurls a series of increasingly accessible and catchy little songs.

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist / singer / songwriter Silje Nes grew up in the tiny town of Leikanger, in Sognefjord, Norway’s largest fjord, before moving to Bergen in 2000. Having previously been in an indie pop band, played timpani in an orchestra and bass drum in a marching band, Silje began making her own music in 2001, recording on 4-track demo software through a tiny inbuilt microphone on a laptop. Guided by the excitement of discovering interesting new sounds and instruments, she made use of whatever equipment she could get hold of – guitars, an old synth, a cello, a drum kit, a laptop, as well as loop pedals to build layers of her own playing. Little by little she also found ways of including her own voice, both as texture and song, and her music has organically evolved from there.

Whilst once again mostly home-recorded, ‘Opticks’ (the title references Isaac Newton’s 1704 book about the science of optics and the refraction of light) has a far richer, fuller sound than its predecessor and is the result of a more focused approach. Starting from scratch with an end goal rather than being an collection of existing pieces with additions and reworkings (as on ‘Ames Room’), it was made with different equipment and in different surroundings. Created between autumn 2008 and winter 2009, the album was mixed with Tarwater’s Bernd Jestram. More melodic and a little less experimental, it’s a fully coherent album and its beautiful combination of sweet hooks and lush, intricate textural detail ensure that it’s a place that listeners will want to return to. Silje’s beautiful, breathy vocals are projected further forward in the mix than previously, becoming less another texture than a central focus for the whole.

Orbiting around Silje’s unique vocals, tracks are constructed from a wide range of instruments and effects – guitars, drums, viola, bass, xylophone, electronics, keyboards, concertina, flute, trumpet, percussion and “basically anything i have lying around, adding random recordings of things, video clips, effects…” Initially utilising a computer to layer sound, Silje has increasingly tried to remove herself from the machine – reworking some of the material on a 4-track cassette recorder in an attempt to simplify things, but ultimately ending back with the computer exploding the material into “even more complicated stuff than before.”