HOMEMADE LOFI PSYCH --- WHERE TO START?





"There is so much groovy music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!


I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.

Sorry!

IMPRESSUM: see here!

Monday, January 19, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Yes, you read right. It's already ONE YEAR. 
Exactly one year ago I started this little blog.
It was a lot of work - and a lot of fun.

Many things changed for me in this one year - first of all  there was the unbelievable wonder of the birth of my beautiful little daughter... 

My original intention to do homemade-lofi-psych was to post some weird, psychedelic stuff I and some of my friends had recorded years ago in many different bands and musical projects. Songs that were - in my opinion - too good to stay in the can and be forgotten. (You'll find more than one recording on this blog that I personally was involved in - either playing or/and recording/mixing. Guess for yourself which bands/projects that are...)

LOFI PSYCH HEADS UNITE!
Than I had the idea to offer this blog as a platform to other bands/musicians in a similar situation who also are into non-mainstream experimental or psychedelic homemade music. And you know what?
I really was surprised how great the response was. And how GOOD the stuff actually is (for the most part) that is sent to me from all over the world.
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR MUSIC!

And so the whole thing grew and grew and now it's almost beginning to become sort of a community of homemade-lofi-psych musicians and freaks - AND THAT IS REALLY A GREAT THING!

THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTRIBUTING.
And a very special THANK YOU to those who take the time to write some comments - and sometimes even complete little reviews - on the stuff I post. (You know who you are!)
Remember: In the end that's what it's all about: communication with other like minded people...

Some more statistics
The most downloaded recordings in the first year:



And now I'd like YOU to do something for me.
PLEASE TELL ME (= WRITE DOWN IN THE COMMENT SECTION)
- which was the favourite album you downloaded from this blog here?
- and which was your all time favourite song that you discovered through homemade-lofi-psych?

Shine On!


5 comments:

Dharma Bummer said...

Okay, guess I'll start this thing off... but it's awful hard to pick favorites, with so many wonderful sounds to choose from!

For favorite album, I'll go with "A" by Lucas Nathan. From the first listening I was hooked, and repeated listenings only strengthened my love for it. It's the sort of "lo-fi" where deficiency becomes enhancement, creating its own distinctively gauzy (and hallucinogenic) sound and feel. For an all-instrumental work, there are a lot of very memorable melodies occuring. Whether you put "A" on in the background or at the center of your focus, the result is equally gratifying.

My favorite song was "America" by Barnyard (or are they Barnyard Music; I get confused). It's catchy as hell with a rhythmic tug that won't quit, indelible melodies and an awesome fuzztone guitar (fuzz bass? baritone sax?) part underlining everything. It made me dance around a little when nobody was looking!

Perhaps someday when I have some more time I'll go over my runners-up... ;)

mike-floyd said...

Only one comment yet? Hmmmm, guess, I was a little bit too enthusiastic about the community thing ...

Maxim Engl said...

A second comment: My fave is Catasto Elettrico's "Radio".

mike-floyd said...

Hi Maxim,
very good choice. In fact this is also a favourite of mine...
Thanks for commenting!

Eager to hear more!

Jeff Daily said...

Barnyard Music is the name we've used to categorize and group our homemade recordings..."America" is a Chris Daily song with added voice by (Me) Jeff Daily (the chorus) and my fiance helped at the introduction...We Daily Bros. consider ourselves solo artists who work together...Thanks for the rave review and check out all the new music at barnyardmusic.blogspot.com