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I am doing some Live analog video projection work at this show coming up next month in portland.

April 23rd 2016

Also check out my tape on DU

The Lofi Freq – Sinking Values

sonic lodge april 2016

 

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Detroit Underground Artists: The Lofi Freq

2/2016: I am happy to announce I am now an official Detroit Underground Artist!

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The LoFI Freq – Sinking Values

Detund: The Lofi Freq – Sinking Values – 2016

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Like cruel and indistinguishable laughter trapped somewhere in cobwebs of pale blue curtains. Forcing dust into the air, burning hands and cracked mouth. Footsteps sped up, radiating across open space, thrown about to trap you there, trap you there behind those pale blue curtains. You peer out, open pupils gazing through gauze, waiting in agony.

Was that a mutter? A mumble? One voice? Two voices? Fingernails tap along empty corridors, shuffling against peeling wallpaper, yellowing mint green. Listening so hard can make you dizzy. You grasp your throat, parched. You try to swallow. What was that? What was that? You moan. It escapes your lips in raspy fragmented exhale just barely audible. Wrap your broken body in string. Patience is a virtue.

Doors open and never close, incessant creaking along never-ending nothingness and into absolute darkness. Except those pale blue curtains, somehow pale and phantom in the distance, your shadow curled up and contorted, visible as though backlit.

But the sun rises after all and the creaking stops and the murmurs hush into oblivion and you raise your head and greet the room, furniture wrapped in sheets, trails of your shuffled frantic footsteps in layers of lint and dust and skin.

You walk out, down the corridors, which do end after all. And the voices are your own, bouncing back and forth as your shuffle turns to strides turns to saunter turns to bounce.

This world is blue. Not pale blue like the curtains, but electric blue like the inside of a particularly vibrant blueberry. Nothing like the sky. Nothing like the ocean. Unnaturally blue. And noise is expanding, expanding on a plane level to the ground. You step on it. You saunter on it.

Your footsteps crinkle.

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The LoFi Freq is a music project of Portland-based Nathan Kampf. Taking his roots from the underground electronic music scene of the early 90s, LoFi Freq’s sound is a combination of old school and new; creating dynamic soundscapes that unfurl and modulate into bass-heavy broken beats, pulsing with the saturation of gritty effects and supple layering.

‘Sinking Values’ is The LoFi Freq’s first release with Detroit Underground. ~words by Sophia Warren. credits released February 9, 2016

cat#[DU-BNKA1] Sinking Values Cover Design via UltraBianka www.facebook.com/ultrabianka

Sinking values Sinking Values cover design explanation: Exactly 10 years ago: Police recovered the stolen ‘Mona Lisa of sculptures’ the Cellinis Salt cellar. On 11 May 2003, the Saliera was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which was covered by a scaffolding at that time due to reconstruction works. The museum offered a reward of €1,000,000 for its recovery. The Saliera was recovered on 21 January 2006, buried in a lead box in a forest near the town of Zwettl, Austria, about 90 km north of Vienna. This is the story of Ultrabianka’s Sinking Values artwork.

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Limited Edition Clear Purple Cassette 45 minute clear purple cassette with cover design by Ultrabianka™

 

 

Keep your eye out for more music soon!

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02-04-2016 Music: The LoFi FreQ LIVE on his modular system. Dah Reynholm, Soup Purse, E.M.S. Hosted by DJ Barry Convex

Location: The Black Water Bar

835 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

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protectedimage My first official music release with a record label comes out next month! DETROIT UNDERGROUND will be putting out a beautiful high fidelity cassette of some live recorded tracks I created on my hardware.

Cover art designed by Ultrabianka​!

2/2016 !

 

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Lemmy the lead singer of the band MOTORHEAD

24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015ob_d8204a_wendy-o-williams-lemmy-kilmister

One of the top 10 loudest band ever

Check out this great SPIN Feb 1986 article about them.

Lemmy was in another band called Sam Gopal.

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Sam Gopal Profile: A British band formed in 1968. The band was named after its founder, Sam Gopal, born in Malaysia.

Formerly known as Sam Gopal’s Dream. Members: Phil Duke,  Sam Gopal, Roger D’Elia & Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister

 

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The album Escalator was recorded in late 1968 and released in March 1969.

 

 

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New music coming out soon…

 

Pop!

By in News

After seeing this video of rock legend Iggy Pop shitting himself about the music of the times I felt inspired to sample him.

 

Small vid clip of me making the track.

I set up my modular synth and created this with the sample if Mr pops melt down in the..

Make Noise Phonogene

Tiptop 808 BD, SD

ALM Dinky’s Taiko

Expert Sleepers Disting mk3

Mutable instruments ripples, tides (sheep mode), clouds

The Harvestman double andore, zorlon cannon,

4ms PEG, RCD

Qubit Tri-ger, RT-60

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Sputnik Modular 6 Channel Stereo Mixer

Sequenced with the Arturia BeatStep.

Enjoy!

Iggy Pops!

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I wanted to share my 2009 site and free DL of my 2010 release.

If you have some time check out the site. I am very proud of the programing that went into this and would love to share : LoFi Freq 2009 site!

Free Download: The Lofi Freq – Mics & Machines – 2010

The music LoFi Freq produces is about subtlety and innovation. Influenced as much by circuit bent Casio keyboards as by modular synthesizers, LoFi Freq’s sinuous beats create bubbling soundscapes that unfurl and modulate into an often base-heavy broken beat pulsing with the saturation of gritty effects and supple layering. A heady combination of old school finesse and new school filtering, LoFi Freq is just as interesting to watch live as he is to listen to.

LoFi Freq leaves no I/O patch untried or frequency unaltered.

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“I spent a lot of time wandering around LA recording industrial sounds and machinery. From industrial sewing machines to welding and rivet work I recorded tons of samples.” – FreQ