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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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I’ll be good

August 21st, 2012

Setec is the pseudonym for solo artist Joshua Gibbs, multi-instrumentalist and bedroom recordist. Mixing field recordings, acoustic instruments, dreamy vocals and long-forgotten spoken and sung samples. Just the way we love it on the lofi end..I love the feel of this gorgeous tasteful project.

 


Against A Simple Wooden Cross

July 22nd, 2012

I can really relate to Fraser McGowan’s story right now, and I know some of you will get my drift.

The absolutely wonderful ‘Against A Simple Wooden Cross’ was born after Scottish based artist Fraser McGowan (AKA Caught In The Wake Forever) had suffered a complete mental breakdown last year, following a life-long battle with chronic anxiety. He had to give up his job and eventually his girlfriend and son moved out, leaving him to face his struggles alone.

Naturally, he felt destroyed but the one thing he had was extra time on his hands, which he had not been used to before. Previously, his work with music had been a very slow process but suddenly, the one thing he had left was a seemingly infinite amount of time in which to work carefully and unhurried. For six months, Fraser immersed himself in this album and poured everything that he had left into it. At the start of the project he had absolutely no confidence left in himself and as the music began to take shape, he began to tread the road to recovery.

Against A Simple Wooden Cross is an honest account from an artist who was literally starting life again, completely on his own terms for the first time.

This great album is out now on Hibernate. All profits from the album will go to Crisis Counselling established in 1996 to significantly reduce the barriers and exclusion in mental health care. PURCHASE THE ALBUM HERE 

 


Top, Top, Top Girls

July 21st, 2012

There is nothing I like more than ragged, hard, dirty beats. When I hear a distorted heavy takes all the mix’s space kick in a track, it seems like the rest is just luxury. That’s the case with this awesome debut by Top Girls aka Evan Adams. This is a rough, much harder version of PM Dawn. It’s the dreamy harmonies that really made me think of this duo, but there is a crucial balance between the sweet lush R&B and the rough beats that put it in a different league altogether. This is an important album, and I will share it with you right away so I could just put my headphones on and drift away while listening to this awesome record, ‘Carolina’.

Buy it HERE

 


Citron Y Summer Mixtape for Lofiles

July 3rd, 2012

It seems as if this summer is hotter than previous ones, especially on the mixtapes end. After a real extradope Jennifer Baron mix, we are thrilled to introduce you to an up & coming talent of the lofi scene, Lotec, who has been kind enough to share his tremendous flair and passion with us, thus curating and mixing one of the sexiest summer tapes I have heard in a long long time. Lotec is not new to the scene, a long time pianist and music lover. This is not the last time you are going to hear about this very young lady, so watch out…

1. Eidolons – Xylem & Phloem

2. Heliotropes – Moonlite

3. Broncho – Losers

4. Fear of Men – Green Sea

5. Daniel Bachman – Perigee Moon

6. Old Arc – Toxicabra ft. Kail

7. Oneothrix Point Never – Only Have Eyes For You

8. Here We Go magic – Make Up Your Mind

9. Dead Leaf Echo – Act Of Truth

10. TOPS – Evening

11. Atlas Genius – Symptoms

12. Yourself in Peace – In Transit

13. Paz Lenchantin – Kentucky Hymn

14. Sacred Caves – On the Outside

15. Magical Mistakes – Its Cold and Beautiful

16. Western Affairs – Control

17. XXYYXX – About you

18. Oscar Key Sung – All I Think About Part 1

 


More KK & his Black Jaspers action

June 9th, 2012


Listen to our new platform; SOB radio

May 12th, 2012

SOB stands for ‘Sound Of A Bitch’and is a new extension of The Lofiles org platform. We have decided, after 4 years of fruitful blogging, to expose the artists we believe in to a wider crowd, and to try to run this web station in a unlimited fashion as possible. We are really open to suggestions, recommendations, if there is an interesting artist you might think of that fits the Lofiles bill, Lofi, Experimental, Musical, Minimalistic, Uncompromising, etc, let us know. In the meantime, visit us HERE


Melody

May 7th, 2012

Melody Elder is the debut tape release by Pittsburgh-based The Garment District, the new musical project of multi instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, who was a founding member of Brooklyn‘s The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records). A dreamy lofi bedroom naïve charm., a great gift for someone you know who wants to drift away..a collage of cheap funky little synths, experimentation, nursery themes with appearances by Jennifer’s cousin Lucy Blehar on lead vocals, Jowe Head on bass. There is something real fresh about this record, just sit back, light up whatever youre smoking and let it carry you away…don’t fight it..Purchase the record HERE

 


Digital Natives

May 5th, 2012

This type of shit is the main reason for me to do what I do with Lofiles. I am sure some of you dont get it..But I find what Jeffry Astin is doing truly inspiring, with his new baby, Digital Natives, and I cant really explain why. I guess a big part of it is the repetitive and hypnotic character of this project, something I use as sort of mantra, it carries me away, and takes the internal constant noise away. This is a killer tape guys, and you should hurry up and grab your Space slave Editions right away: Home-duplicated on Sony TC-WE475 on type ii chrome cassettes, hand-painted j-cards, every sticker hand-cut featuring different art, ed. of 50. All for 14$.

 


King Kahn twin peaks

April 29th, 2012

Who said one King Kahn is enough? I saw the KK and the BBQ show 2 years ago and could use another one. Not to say Twin Peaks don’t have other qualities, but Natural Villain is like a KK replica, a good one though. This is a great ‘Caroline’. I like these guys.

 


Jewellers Premiere

April 24th, 2012

Jewellers made my day. Their recent recording venture, ‘Lakeswimming’, was released yesterday, followed me today, on this crazy errand day. From the Jewellers mouth: We (Gareth Leaman and Gareth Young) come from the sunny (rhymes with funny) town of Newport, South Wales (UK) .we make music with warped samples, synths, noises and cut up beats and the odd guitar.And few words about this gorgeous hypnotizing creation:…””We started forming this album pretty much a year ago, just after we released ‘Sleep Education’. We aimed to move away from ambient soundscapes and sampled loops towards a more beat-driven, glitchy and warped sound. We got really excited when songs like Sing Trees were forming so wanted to make more of these upbeat and densely layered tracks”….I find this record truly inspiring, and more important, soothing. Their meditative journey is like a homeopathic medication for my borderline OCD behavior. I really abused ‘Thirty six’, the ultrafunky soulfull ‘Easier Together’, the beautiful sounding Statues, let me tell you something; a lot of work went into this mature album, and it is wel worth your attention and change, I mean, you could buy it only for 4 quid HERE. By the way, Artwork by Dean Howe