Smog's music is, true to the lo-fi
genre, roughly hewn and crudely recorded, but what stands out is Callahan's enigmatic lyrics and understated vocal style.
NOAH AND THE WHALE Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down (Vertigo) HAILED as the lo-fi
saviours of folk, the Londoners' debut album happily lives up to the hype as it examines the effects of love, death and the passage of time.
stock market's crash this week on a similar fall in China, but at least one critic has speculated that the selloff could have been caused in part by a headline and link at the top of Matt Drudge's popular news aggregation Web site, accompanied by his signature lo-fi
police siren graphic.
But it's the gays, who know a thing or two about a plague, who score the highest marks: Rufus Wainwright pays homage to the death of the firstborn with "Katonah," a bluesy elegy in three-quarter time, while Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields gets his Depeche Mode on for "The Meaning of Lice," a lo-fi
synthpop romp of mechanized hand claps, monophonic melodies, and hilarious rhymes.
Using the lo-fi
technique of white chalk, he executes his drawings on the street or directly on building walls, often as a comment on the socio-economic conditions of his surroundings.
On her fourth album, out Tuesday, the British singer-songwriter goes after the familiar lo-fi
aesthetic often marketed as authenticity.
The Irish bookies are famously in the front rank of pricing up all the Festival races ante-post, but their website has been a determinedly lo-fi
For those who remember the BBC's lo-fi
sci-fi series Blake's Seven, this is the fan page for Avon, one of the seven.
That was the record which sets them apart from many other lo-fi
Their unusual marriage of high-tech and lo-fi
, of baroque feedback loops and hum' mable melodies, is I difficult to categorize but surprisingly easy to love.
FORGET Jane McDonald and her lo-fi
talent show; the woman the Beeb really want to fill the almost yawning gap left by Noel Edmonds is Davina McCall.
If that has been your experience, you might want to try lo-fi
prototyping, which requires little more in the way of implementation skills than the ones you learned in kindergarten.