There’s something about how the musician archetype is manifested in the world that usually gets lost in the black box of record deals, booking agents, broadcasting and distribution, royalties and merchandise. Low-Fi is bringing back the immediacy of music where the artist meets their audience at their most vulnerable time, while we, on the Low-Fi blog, are now putting everything that pours out of those intimate encounters into words.
What you’ll find within these walls
Home concert reviews. We sneak among the audience with tiny notebooks, a camera around the neck and one finger on the record button to catch glimpses of that magic tension when you’re 2 feet away from the artist and can actually feel them creating music for you. We’re subjective, emotional and far from expressing value judgments on the performer’s artistry.
Chats with Low-Fi artists. Ideally, we take musicians out for Tequila shots, play ‘Who’d you rather?’ with choices from the Woodstock lineup, and end up co-writing a feel-good ballad inspired by our insecurities. In reality, we find a quiet cafe and talk for hours about why on earth they are doing this (i.e. music) to themselves, about their home space, headspace, fears, melodies and souls.
Backstage passes. Not only are we inviting you inside Low-Fi’s home, but we’re letting you get into bed with us. We write about the team, the platform, the financing – because we love transparency, wet T-shirt contests – because we really love transparency, and anything else we think you, as host, musician, community member or random stalker, might care about.
What we leave outside the door with the trash bags
Ratings. We’re just not that into it. What we’re interested in is the unique story and message of every artist or performance, and you can’t really rate that, can you? Also, who the hell are we to judge what musicians create when we haven’t yet managed to play anything more complex than “Twinkle, twinkle little star”?
Support on enquiries about the Low-Fi platform. We’re only trying to master words here, so for any technical issues with the platform, concert bookings, general laments and all that jazz – please go here. There’ll be much more qualified people on the end of that line.