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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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Eden

August 21st, 2012

Martin Eden (of Eluvium) will release a 7″ as part of Lefse’s single series on September 18th. You can now enjoy the new B-side track, “Mothernails (for daren .1)”, The series will continue with singles from Mister Lies, Field Mouse, and Big Search (Matt Popieluch of Fool’s Gold / Foreign Born). Each single will be limited to 500 copies, and will also be made available digitally. You can sign up to get all six singles in the series here. Each single will also be available to buy individually in limited quantities – preorder the Matthew Eden single here.

 


Releases

July 15th, 2012

Every weekend, my mail boxes explode with PR notes, new releases updates and notifications, music news, and loads of tracks I receive for reviewing purposes. I have decided to share 2 of my weekend favorites with you . The first track was sent to me by Andrew Hamlet, sharing his latest Pressed And Mush records release, ‘Hyper Thistle’, a breakbeat chopped vocal track that works out perfectly as a soundtrack to my agitated spirit. The second track is a nice surprise from a longtime acquaintance, Malka Spigel, (Minimal Compact), who is about to release ‘Every Day Is Like The First Day’ (September 4 On Pink Flag).

Every Day Is Like The First Day features Malka Spigel, Colin Newman (husband, Wire), and number of collaborators including Andy Ramsay (Stereolab; Press Play), Johnny Marr (The Smiths; Modest Mouse; The Cribs) and Matthew Simms (It Hugs Back; Wire) among many others.

 


Why steal? Actually, Why not?

July 9th, 2012

Jib Kidder Steals guitars. actually, its a harsh word, so lets say he borrows. Besides, its not guitars, just guitar parts. He samples all those country and spaghetti westerns, rootsy American guitar parts, that actually could fit perfectly on a Tarantino movie, and turns this frantic mixture into funk heaven. As he states on his bandcamp page, he has been creating new junk out of existing junk for the past 15 years. He got the Midas touch for funk, manipulating those breakbeats and turning them into his own. Using all those cheesy bits and pieces as an instrument, and mastering this art in such a creative manner, turning his music to an upgraded Wiseguys version. While playing his ‘Steal guitar’ record (released few months ago), I had a feeling this record reflects my life right now. There is something so meaningful for me about this organized clolorful mayhem, and it truly fits the frenzied mood I am in right now, plus, I find it ultra inspiring. Incredible, my friends.

Eternity

Introduction

Devil’s flower


Self Titled

July 7th, 2012

Its burning. July is on the move. So humid and sticky. I hate it. I always visualize hell that way, with no colors, all faded. But, and it is a meaningful but, something carries me big time, lifts me up, higher and higher, feels me with hope, turns my anxiety to anticipation, and helps me ignore the sweat that’s poring down my spine. I am being taught right now, and I know, although it’s a long way from graduation, its worth the long wait. And for this stretched moment, as a perfect soundtrack, I put on ‘Self Titled’, Men in Burka’s latest. Men in Burka is the latest project of Kamran Khan “the Ramadan-Dadaist from Denver” who is best known for his work with indie art electronic group Modern Witch.

 


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


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

 


Recordstoreday

April 19th, 2011

We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s  Stinkweeds for example..


See me not

November 11th, 2010

I love dirty beats and scratchy vinyl type sounds. Especially when ancient formats issues are so relevant, after Sony`s announcement last week.. Let`s declare this week as an ‘Analougue revenge week’. Munich based trio, Saroos, consists of 3 musicians/ tech wizards, Florian Zimmer (Jersey), Christoph Brander (Lali Puna, Console), and Max Punktezahl (The Notwist), and their 2nd album, ‘See me not’, is coming out this week on Notwist`s label Alien Transistor (row) and on Anticon (u.s. and japan). I have been listening to the title track, ‘See me not’, an instrumental hip hop type of thing, my favorite so far. This is a hypnotic piece, carried by a slow rough saturated breakbeat , enhanced with the sparse and smart use of odd samples and sounds & ultra distorted guitars. Saroos are bulding it`s tension slowly and while the track never really explodes, it is quite enough to keep you at the edge of your seat.

See_Me_Not


This is not Junk, this is culture

July 3rd, 2010

His music is quantized harder than we are used to listen to being that we live in the Flying lotus age, but it doesn’t mean he aint got heavy duty skills. His pseudonym says it all: Junk culture. We greet him and his ragged drum samples with a warm welcome:…” Junk Culture is a new project by Deepak Mantena on the Illegal Art label. The first Junk Culture EP, West Coast, was released in October 2009, with another EP to follow in the Fall of 2010. On West Coast, Deepak’s samples are all run through a handheld recorder that gives his constructions a gritty lo-fi loop-based sound, mixing fractured vocals, pop hooks, and an overall euphoric warmth.

Listen to Junk Culture


El Parasito

April 9th, 2010

El Parasito (the parasite in Spanish) is a lofi bedroom instrumental hip hop artist. He calls himself El Parasito cause he clings to a track like a parasite, a leach and makes it his own. I have heard few track of this wonderful project of his, one using vocal samples of a 30`s Mahalia Jackson song, one with a sentence of jazz singer Jeanne Lee, and another featuring guitars samples of Steve Tibbettes. I chose to attach ‘Play with me’, with Mahalia Jackson on vocal.

El Parasito – Play_with_me demo feat Mahalia Jackson