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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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Ólafur Arnalds Releases Sophomore Album This Week!

June 18th, 2010

Wanted you to see this animated video for ‘Hægt, kemur ljósið’. By the way, Ólafur Arnalds has released his second full-length album, …and they have escaped the weight of darkness, in North America this week on Erased Tapes (Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm)


Olafur Arnalds Forth coming album..

April 23rd, 2010

“Þú ert sólin,” is the first track off Olafur Arnalds forthcoming sophomore album, …”and they have escaped the weight of darkness”, due out on Erased Tapes (Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm) in June.

Thu-ert-solin


NILS FRAHM TO RELEASE SET OF DEBUTS IN NORTH AMERICA

February 12th, 2010

Hamburg composer Nils Frahm, will release his debut EP and LP in North America via Erased Tapes (Peter Broderick, Ólafur Arnalds). Free download of Ambre 

Nils had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. Embued with a rich classical background, today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer in Berlin. In 2008 he founded Durton Studio, where he has worked with L.A. composer Dustin O’ Halloran amongst other fellow musicians.

Nils recorded three piano-led instrumentals, which make up his Wintermusik EP (out February 16). The songs were originally intended as a Christmas present for friends and family, hence its late winter release. Shortly after these recordings, label mate Peter Broderick encouraged Nils to record a new album of piano improvisations – the result is his debut full-length The Bells, which will be released on April 27. Recorded in a rented, beautiful old church in the heart of Berlin (shown below) over two nights, Nils “just played” with the occasional instruction from Peter, “At one point I was even inside the piano, laying on the strings, asking him to make a song called ‘Peter Is Dead In The Piano’.” The resultant work, The Bells, shares the same excitement and air of playfulness. 

Nils displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work for a musician this early in his career. As the recognition continues to grow for both, The Bells and Wintermusik, 2010 will see his next album release as well as several European dates alongside Balmorhea from Texas, Icelandic composer

Jóhann Jóhannsson, and of course his contemporary label colleagues Ólafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick.


The olafur Arnalds interview

January 13th, 2010

 

Born in 1987, Olafur Arlnalds hails from the suburban Icelandic town, Mosfellsbaer, just a few kilometers outside of Reykjavik. He has immersed himself completely in a world of delicate symphonic compositions generating near weightless orchestral pieces. Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with discreet electronics which makes him a perfect fit for his label Erased Tapes. His motivations are clear: “The classical scene is kind of closed to people who haven’t been studying music all their lives. I would like to bring my classical influence to the people who don’t usually listen to this kind of music…open people’s minds.”

This young artist is steadily gaining recognition worldwide since his 2007 debut ‘Eulogy for Evolution’. After filling London’s world-famous Barbican Hall, fellow Icelanders Sigur Ros invited Olafur to open their most recent European shows, playing to an audience of over 5,000 per night.

In April 2009, Iceland’s neo-classical export Ólafur Arnalds created the 7-song series ‘Found Songs’ – recording a song a day for 7 days and instantly making each track available via Twitter. So far more than 100.000 people downloaded the ‘Found Songs’ series via foundsongs.erasedtapes.com

In addition to the 2D visuals, Esteban Diacono – a young motion graphic artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina – created an astonishing animation video for ‘Ljosio’, which found its way into the hearts of over 400,000 people within 2 weeks via Vimeo and YouTube.

This is a Lofiles interview we held with Olafur, as well as videotaped studio and album making scenes.


‘Found songs’

November 22nd, 2009

Olafur Arnalds came up with the idea of ‘Found songs’, 7 songs he recorded in seven days, tracks that were available for free download on the Erased tapes site (his current label). The tracks are mainly short piano pieces, beautiful beautiful sad sounding, inspired a wealth of artwork from his fans. My favorite ones are by an artist I know nothing of, called Brian Hegarty. His works are mainly collage and paint on postcards. Check out some of his works and click here to listen or download Olafur`s ‘Found songs’ project and watch out for Lofiles exclusive interview with the guy.


CITC

October 19th, 2009

Codes In The Clouds are a cinematic post-rock quintet from Kent. They recorded the album in 5 days with Justin Lockey (Bloc Party/Milo/Enter Shakari) and were quickly picked up for rotation on BBC Radio 1 and called ‘Best New Music/Ones To Watch in 2009’ in Rock Sound. The band is touring the UK and Europe, and will head to the US in early 2010. This is the British answer to Mogwai, and they sound real real good . Their debut is being released on Erased tapes ( the label that brought us Olafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick )

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