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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Yuichiro Fujimoto is an artist, musician, and photographer living in Urayasu, Japan. ‘Speaks Melodies’ is his fourth album, and this is his second release for Audio Dregs. The CD for ‘Speaks Melodies’ comes in an eco-wallet package that contains a 16 page booklet of street photographs by Yuichiro and is designed by Norwegian design hero, Kim Hiorthøy.
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..
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
This morning I have discovered the music of Helena Gough, maybe I should add, her approach towards life and art, or philosophy of sound, although it’s a big word, and dealing with her art, we are talking real small, stripped down only to the absoloutly necessary…on her site I have found some interesting words and sounds I wanted to share with you guys, hope its not to heavy for ya on this lovely Friday morning.. Some thoughts about why & how…
…”Working with very limited material, maybe only two or three sounds for each new piece. Taking everything possible from the tiniest element, making the smallest things significant, creating something from nearly nothing. Exploring the qualities of a sound. A process of uncovering…, Because: I have many doubts and many questions (I don’t think I have any answers). Sometimes I hope to offer a moment in which someone might sense that things do not have to be as they are To listen, rather than just to hear with dumb ears. The power of sound as a transformative experience, a place for uncertainty and substance… I have many doubts and many questions (I don’t think I have any answers). Sometimes I hope to offer a moment in which someone might sense that things do not have to be as they are”……….
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.
Horsebladder is Elaine Kahn, a poet & musician currently living in Northampton, Massachusetts. She creates brave minimalistic primitive pop music, (brave cause she doesn’t need to hide behind thick production) using minimalistic loops and naïve musical lines. While listening to “Not I’ll Not”, her latest creation, the mood she created and the color of tone made me think of Tricky. I never really pay attention to the lyrics cause the sounds always interfere, but this time, maybe because everything is out there and naked, when I have reached the 3rd track, ‘Fountains’ (which is my favorite track by the way), words just sank in, these words;
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.
We are aware Record store dayis 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..
Filipe Guerreiro has just sent us a track to share and we love it.. I wish we had some more information to share with you about this Spanish guy that lives in Paris right now, and is extremely talented, as a musician and as a photographer. Something real mature about his art. Check it out..