While "lo-fi" means music recordings that are recorded raw and dirty (like in someone's basement), "no-fi" refers to recordings that are even dirtier and rawer (usually recorded in places like someone's bedroom with extra noise). Even those who like some "lo-fi" stuff will sometimes run from "no-fi" recordings, especially the extremely noisy, (often deliberately) shitty-sounding ones perpetrated by black metal, shitcore, and noise rock bands.
No-fi: early Gravy Train!!!!
Lo-fi: early Venom
No-fi: some early Darkthrone
Lo-fi: some Cutting Pink With Knives
No-fi: I Killed Techno!
A combination of janky and lo-fi; bootleg; generally worthless or in extremely poor condition.
Hey, that burgundy velvet smoking jacket is looking kind of janky lo-fi, what happened?
folk/lo-fi singer in the Houston area. Performs with a guitar and tape recorder. Using 4-track recording method he lets you into his heartache and despair and his happiness... Raps on occasion at his live shows.
Luke lukas is the prodigy son of lo-fi Houston.
Short for low fidelity.
Refers to music made with 8bit sound computer such as chipmusic or chiptunes].
Audio that is crunchy and gravely and usually demostraties a poor nyquist frequency.
I love music made on the Amiga ..it's so lo-fi!
|5.||Post Modern Rock|
A genre of music, really a supergenre, encompassing many other genres including indie rock, indiepop, twee, britpop, shoegazer, electronic, electro, glitchpop, some singer/songwriter, lo-fi, and older genres including punk, new wave and Madchester. Former terms were "Modern Rock" or "Alternative," but these became obsolete when their meaning was corroded circa 1992. They then became used to describe corporate nu-rock.
Record store clerk 1: "So, I listen to a lot of bands. Like, Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Ballboy, Doves, My Bloody Valentine, Royksopp, Adult., Lali Puna, Denison Witmer, Daniel Johnston, The Ramones, The Clash, Talking Heads, New Order and Primal Scream, just to name a few. I feel like it's all one supergenre, but I don't know what you call it."
Record store clerk 2: "You'd call that Post Modern Rock."
A lo-fi, jug & banjo-esqu, garage rock, blues band headed by Alison "VV" Mosshart and British Jamie "Hotel" Hince. The duo stared off hopping band to band until VV overheard Hince practicing his guitar in the hotel room above her's. The two became sole mates and maintained a long distance relationship with one another until edventually releasing some amazingly lo-fi songs under the simple name, "VV and Hotel."
In 2002 they released a single entitled "Black Rooster EP" under the name "The Kills" in Britian before it was picked up for the U.S. Shortly there after, they released their first album "Keep on Your Mean Side" in 2003, which maintained their anti-music industry attitude.
The Kills are quite shy for being musicians. They rarely give interviews, and VV's so nervous to preform in front of a large audience, she ussually chain-smokes and vomits regularly before shows.
In 2005 The Kills released their second album, "No Wow", which deviated from the course they had previously laid down for themselves to follow, and went into more of an artistic "post punk" yet still sounded just as, if not more, stripped down as Keep On Your Mean Side.
The Kills' most noteable songs are:
Fried My Little Brains Keep On Your Mean Side
Pull-A-U Keep On Your Mean Side
Black Rooster Keep On Your Mean Side
No Wow No Wow
The Good Ones No Wow
Murdermile No Wow
A band has “sold out” when their fans no longer get feel like part of an elite clique. This generally happens when a band attracts interest from a major label, who provides them with a higher recording budget, which results in just enough polish to make the band acceptable to a slightly wider audience; unfortunately, the better production generally reveals the band’s basic lack of musical talent, which hipsters could previously not see because it was hidden behind a blurry cloud of “lo-fi.”. What hipsters once assumed were “fractured pop songs” are revealed to simply be “bad pop songs,” and the hipsters aren’t smart enough to figure out why their favorite band suddenly seems to suck way more than before, so they blame it on “commercial production” and this mysterious and ephemeral force of “selling out.”
Dr. David Thorpe
Hipster: Selling out to the corporate machine! Ahhhhhhhhh.