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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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Sunslide

July 22nd, 2012

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.

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Blue Grotto

May 1st, 2012

Norm Chambers’s music is new age music minus the negative connotation this genre brings to one’s mind. It sounds like NC who creates under the Panabrite pseudonym has spent some time at the Brian Eno’s school of ambient music and had mastered the secrets of the trade, a tasteful minimalistic approach while developing some heavy duty analogue synthesis skills. I really appreciate electronic musicians that don’t hide behind technology, and this is definitely the case here. Check out Blue Grotto. Special thanx to Decoder for exposing us to his wonderful music.


Afsandyar Khan

January 16th, 2012

Asfandyar Khan is a musician currently based in Islamabad, Pakistan. His music influenced by the likes of Brian Eno and Tim Hecker. Take a drift away break from work or wherever you are at and listen to his gorgeous guitar-based ambient music and read his anecdotes HERE

 


Less is more

October 16th, 2011

Less is more. This is what Brian Eno was talking about. The space between them notes, the rest is as important as the played notes. Nils Frahm knows that already. His new album ‘Felt’ on ‘Erased tapes’ is beautiful. Plus I llove the fact that all the background noise and hiss and the sound of the keys and pedals from close miking was left in, and you could really envision the recording. Purchase the album HERE

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Yellow smile

September 2nd, 2011

In 1998, cancer took the life of avant-garde cellist Tom Cora, a musician who never received his due acclaim. On ‘Hallelujah, Anyway; Remembering Tom Cora’, we can hear some of Cora’s finest moments and dozens of his musical friends performing works that celebrate the musician’s life. This double-CD tribute to the late cellist Tom Cora was released on John Zorn‘s Tzadik label, the label that brought us dozens of memorable jazz albums, new music, and experimental releases, (Tzadik donated all the profits of this release to Cora’s surviving family).

One of the tracks on this amazing Tribute is ‘Yellow Smile’ by Hahn Rowe. I have known Hahn since the Eighties as I owned a small 8 track recording studio together with engineer/ partner Y. Vazan, and we were quite involved with NYC Avant guard Downtown scene, a scene Hahn was an active member of. I have been following his work ever since. He has always kept his signature, his tone, his sound, whether he used the Violin, his main instrument,  a guitar, a feedback or a sample. This guy has never compromised or sold out his art, and when I heard ‘Yellow Smile’ which has been released 20 years after meeting him, it still sounded fresh, as it did sound in the first day I have heard him play.

Some xtra bio stuff:

HR – Composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist (violin, guitar, electronics). A member of Glenn Branca‘s ensemble in the mid 80s, he was introduced to NYC’s then called The Downtown scene. It was during this time that he joined the unique quartet Hugo Largo, who released two acclaimed records on Brian Eno‘s Opal/Land label. Hahn Rowe has worked with musicians who could really take advantage of his unique sound and style such as David Byrne, Foetus, Ikue Mori, Antony and the Johnsons, Moby, That petrol emotion, Syd Straw, and Swans to name a but a few. Hahn Rowe‘s work choreographer Meg Stuart (Damaged Goods) has resulted in the creation of 7 major dance/theater works – ‘Disfigure Study’, ‘No Longer readymade’, ‘Swallow my yellow smile’, ‘Replaement’, ‘Blessed’, ‘Forgeries, Love and other matters’, and ‘Do animals cry‘. Hahn is currently active as a composer for film and television, creating scores for films such as ‘Clean, shaven’ by Lodge Kerrigan, ‘Spring forward’ by Tom Gilroy and ‘Married in America’ by Michael Apted.

Yellow Smile


CS

August 28th, 2011

The first thing that comes to mind while listening to the very beginning of ‘Remember‘ by C Spencer Yeh is earlier David Bowie material or Eno’s ‘Before and after science‘Another green world’ or ‘Here come the warm jets’. This project Songs 2002 is out on Destijl records as a Double A sided cassette reissue of a severely limited one-sided LP. C S Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, repped Cincinnati for many many years and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. Buy it HERE!