Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love.
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Nigel Simpson has been around for quite sometime now, and has played piano with Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Ed Laurie to name but a few. I have been listening to his self releases as Sunslide on Bandcamp, mainly to his Fieldpiano pieces off ‘Combine’. My Middle eastern Sunday (which is not part of the weekend and is the first day of our working week here in Israel), has started off real real bad, or actually, had hardly started, but ended up much better with the help of Mr. Simpson and his Sunslide project.
“Exercise #3 (Building)” is taken from the beautiful new CFCF release ‘Exercises’ out April 24th on Paper Bag Records. For his new EP, Montreal’s Michael Silver satisfying our ever growing musical appetite with a series of subdued piano and synth based pieces influenced by Philip Glass, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Borden and 70′s Institutional Architecture.
..”You wont find one unnecessary note while listening to the outstanding & gentle music of composer/ pianist/ musician Teruyuki Nobuchika. Its much more than the skill of music play, or the technical or theoretical knowledge. Its bigger than how good a composer or a musician you are. It’s all about absorbing and implementing. Or as some would describe this; Vanity.
TN inspires me. You could tell by listening to his music that he is implementing all those principles others wont absorb in a lifetime. It seems like each and every note is being cradled and nursed like a first born, and the same attention is directed towards (as I often describe it) the silent notes, the ones that are not being played.
That’s why I have chosen to dedicate a whole show to Teruyuki Nobuchika’s wonderful music.
The show will be aired on Wednesday, May 30th 21:00 PM Eastern Time, and then again on Thursday May 31st at the same time. Hope you’ll attend and more important, appreciate it as much as we do.
For a long time I had the impression that Japanese art is rather technical, almost too precise and very detailed and it comes on their art’s feel account. Or at least I have thought so till I met a Japanese painter that used to be my landlord and witnessed a different way of thinking and approach to art, and later on met few great musicians, amongst musician extraordinaire Hahn Rowe, and most recently was exposed to Teruyuki Nobuchika’s minimalistic gorgeous piano music (Satie, Budd..) and realized I was quite wrong. Maybe part of the reason I was mistaken was that there is something constrained about their art, and hidden as it quite often occurs in a very private, kept to itself secretive culture and society, that doesn’t open up to strangers too easily. I am about to broadcast a show on the SOB platform dedicated to the wonderful music of Teruyuki. You could find out bio details HERE. Watch out for broadcast details on our Lofiles platform and the SOB one real soon..
This collection of songs has been curated out of the 300 artists and tracks we have covered throughout the year. This has been more or less my iPod’s most abused playlist, and the magical number that we have come up with, are those songs that have accompanied us for the longest time. Those of you that will dig deeper, will realize that our heart belongs to lofi minimalistic bedroom music and we are always on the search for musicians that succeed in making inspiring music within the limitations of their homes or bedroom and despite of the fact they had no budget . SONG ORDER IS PRETTY MUCH MEANINGLESS, allthough we have placed the artists you are most likely to know at the top spots.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, a Joyous Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year…and we hope next year will be as inspiring and rewarding as this one.
On the Goldmund, Hauschka and Olafur’s tip this is Japanese film composer Teruyuki Nobuchika with a minimalistic classical film music piece perfect for the time and temperature. Teruyuki is a gifted musician exhibiting craftsmanship in scoring and composing . His most recognized works as a film composer includes the soundtrack of “Vacation (Kyuka)” (07) directed by Hajime Kadoi, Fuji TV drama series “School!!” (11), and Fuji TV drama series “Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku” (10).
Certain artists and tracks I have reviewed in the past few months have touched me in a different way and stay with me for a long while ( It doesn’t mean others dont). I have decided to make this fall compilation for those of you who slept on those tracks or never heard them. This mix will be available for streaming only here (Lofiles) and on Soundcloud.
I have just read a review about the 2011 Neon Mashmallow and remembered that Rhys Chatam was headlining on the 16th. I have been a devoted fan for decades now and had to share with you a track he has released on 9/11.
Oliveray consists of Peter Ray Broderick and musician/producer Nils Oliver Frahm. Without much preconception they just set up the mics and started recording, with an aim to create a short album of half instrumentals, half vocal-based songs. They ran through a few fresh musical ideas that each of them had, improvising along with each other, sometimes just improvising entirely, and before they knew it they had a nice little collection of eight intimate pieces of music.. Here comes oliveray!