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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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Dirty Beaches

September 10th, 2011

David Lynch, Tarantino, Slim Twig, The Soft moon, Elvis, Jim Jarmusch , Uma Thurman, Nicholas Cage, Luis Vasquez,  This album makes me think about all those people, movie scenes, sights and schizophrenia. Check out Alex Zhang Hungtai AKA Dirty Beaches excellent album – ‘Badlands’. Although  its not a new release and its not the first time we write about this dude, we thought  just in case you have slept on it , listen to this and grab it on their Bandcamp. Special thanks to Soren little brothers for recommending this gem to us. The whole record is a blast, by the way..

 


Montana

September 8th, 2011

We have been following Trevor Powers aka Youth Lagoon for quite some time.‘The Year of Hibernation‘ by Youth Lagoon is due Sept. 27 on Fat Possum (and on Lefse in Europe), and now with a gorgeous clip to a great song. “Montana” directed by Tyler T Williams.



Yellow smile

September 2nd, 2011

In 1998, cancer took the life of avant-garde cellist Tom Cora, a musician who never received his due acclaim. On ‘Hallelujah, Anyway; Remembering Tom Cora’, we can hear some of Cora’s finest moments and dozens of his musical friends performing works that celebrate the musician’s life. This double-CD tribute to the late cellist Tom Cora was released on John Zorn‘s Tzadik label, the label that brought us dozens of memorable jazz albums, new music, and experimental releases, (Tzadik donated all the profits of this release to Cora’s surviving family).

One of the tracks on this amazing Tribute is ‘Yellow Smile’ by Hahn Rowe. I have known Hahn since the Eighties as I owned a small 8 track recording studio together with engineer/ partner Y. Vazan, and we were quite involved with NYC Avant guard Downtown scene, a scene Hahn was an active member of. I have been following his work ever since. He has always kept his signature, his tone, his sound, whether he used the Violin, his main instrument,  a guitar, a feedback or a sample. This guy has never compromised or sold out his art, and when I heard ‘Yellow Smile’ which has been released 20 years after meeting him, it still sounded fresh, as it did sound in the first day I have heard him play.

Some xtra bio stuff:

HR – Composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist (violin, guitar, electronics). A member of Glenn Branca‘s ensemble in the mid 80s, he was introduced to NYC’s then called The Downtown scene. It was during this time that he joined the unique quartet Hugo Largo, who released two acclaimed records on Brian Eno‘s Opal/Land label. Hahn Rowe has worked with musicians who could really take advantage of his unique sound and style such as David Byrne, Foetus, Ikue Mori, Antony and the Johnsons, Moby, That petrol emotion, Syd Straw, and Swans to name a but a few. Hahn Rowe‘s work choreographer Meg Stuart (Damaged Goods) has resulted in the creation of 7 major dance/theater works – ‘Disfigure Study’, ‘No Longer readymade’, ‘Swallow my yellow smile’, ‘Replaement’, ‘Blessed’, ‘Forgeries, Love and other matters’, and ‘Do animals cry‘. Hahn is currently active as a composer for film and television, creating scores for films such as ‘Clean, shaven’ by Lodge Kerrigan, ‘Spring forward’ by Tom Gilroy and ‘Married in America’ by Michael Apted.

Yellow Smile


The Dene Road

September 1st, 2011

This is an album by The Dene Road, its not new, and came out almost a year ago, on Wigflip records, a record label based in Baltimore MD. This is the kind of music I need these days, ‘Six bay mares’ from the album ‘Whin Sill’.


SMJ

September 1st, 2011

Specialist Morgen J is Pittsburgh resident Kenny Rakatine. I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, Friendship Bracelet, and was firstly drawn to the colorful animation on the cassette cover. Then I have listen to the 3 tracks and really dug the music too. Real soothing, hypnotic, sounds are being carefully, almost hesitantly chosen. Its funny cause I have felt as if I have been selecting the bellish tones, blips and other percussives and samples for this piece, I cant put my finger on this, but there is certain shyness or naivety to his work, all those small sweet compressed synth sounds evolving forever. There are no dramatic changes or major development in SPJ’s arrangements , but it will be built, slowly and surely, inside you head, trust me on that, just put on your headphones, while in the right frame of mind. Let another wonderful release of Triple U tapes carry you away. And if I convinced you or the music did, Order it HERE

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