Lo-Fang – “Look Away”

413_c_w_450_h_450Lo-Fang is the recording name of multi-instrumentalist and singer Matthew Hemerlein. His music is new-age electronic, but with a smooth indie folk and R&B twist. He’s incredibly talented, considering that he can play bass, guitar, cello, piano, and violin, and the fact that every instrumental on his albums are played only by him. He creates the type of electronic music that borders on dance tracks and a sentimental pieces, but that contrast works in his favor in the long run. In this song titled “Look Away,” there seems to be just about everything embedded into it. In the beginning, there’s synth powered beats, pulsating vocals, and a fast paced melody. Then, towards the end, it slows down into a deeply personal orchestral masterpiece where Matthew Hemerlein’s violin and folk instrumental training really shines. “Look Away” is from Lo-Fang’s debut album Blue Film, which was released last year.

 

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