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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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Empty or Full?

December 4th, 2008

This raspy voice that reminds me of Tim Buckley, meets Van Morrison,meets Joe Cocker just kills me. Choosing Ethan Jones, famous for his production work with “Kings of Leon”,’ Joe Cocker”, “Crowded House” to name a few is excellent cause he is not trying to impress with production skills and big sound and is leaving the sound as it should be;Simple – acoustic guitars doubled in stereo, string section, shaker and beautifully recorded Ray Lamontagne vocal. Listen to “Let it be me”.


..Watch the Cartel

December 4th, 2008

Less is More- “Oh no” by Kaiser cartel – oh yes!


What do you Fink?

December 3rd, 2008

 Although coming from an electronic background after spinning records for years he`s made an amazing acoustic real minimalistic sounding album with the help of studio wizard and production master, formerly of Lamb, Andy Barlow – A ****in bomb. Accompanied by classical guitar and playing the most simple but rhythmic parts, either arpeggios or thin open voicings, and warm and unique sounding vocal, nice harmonies on the choruses, with touches of occasional bass guitar ,upright, cymbals or syncopated kick snare pattern, and again like on Feist`s “the water”, every note is a must. This is the sound of intimacy (..”the things that keep us apart , keep me alive”….) while all the wet guitar squeaks are audible.Fink and Barlow succeed in achieving tension where needed mainly with guitar and voice.There isn’t a dull track on this album even if you can`t find a radio “too” friendly song here. “If only” is one of my favorites on “Distance and time”, this album is a mmmmmust.


Feist

December 3rd, 2008

I love Broken Social Scene. That`s how I got to Feist. I have heard a song on her recent album called “The water“. It made me think about Eno`s theories about music and space in music, saying that the space and notes that are not being played, are sometimes more important then the ones you hear. There is not even one unnecessary note on this song. Upright bass, sustain pedal held piano, bell sounding keys, and beautiful beautiful wet vocal.


Silent elephant parade

December 3rd, 2008

Saw this small add in the local paper that said something about this American girl and her Israeli husband performing at this place by my house.Elephant Parade was their name. I went into their myspace page and liked what I heard, so I went. I got to this 2nd floor apartment converted into a club and was blown away by this couple. I remember when the guy/singer asked the soundman to turn the mics level all the way up ‘cause they were singing very low, kinda whispering. They were very shy and insecure but their music was wonderful – real real lo-fi, minimalist – usually just an acoustic guitar and cheesy toy keyboard or a song accompanied by a ukulele. Wonderful wonderful real small simple songs and I went right away and bought the album.That`s my favorite Elephant parade`s song …

 

Goodbye


Broadcast 2000

December 3rd, 2008

Broadcast 2000 is the creation of Devon born multi-instrumentalist Joe Steer. On his debut mini album ‘Building Blocks’ he combines cello, double bass, guitar, ukulele, glockenspiel, banjo, percussion and his own layered vocals. All written, recorded, mixed and mastered in the bedroom of his north London flat. “Don’t weigh me down” is so fresh sounding, the writing is great, and the beatleseque harmonies are real nice. Acoustic and lovely. Check out the graphics too