Lobisomem makes electronic music. His music, however, does not fall comfortably into the boxes that one normally uses to categorize electronic music. It is neither dance music, nor raw experimental noise. It is instead a hybrid of more subtle influences referencing African, South American, and Jamaican music as well as more native forces such as hip-hop and jazz. Lobisomem’s artistry has also been impacted by his immersion in Chicago’s improvisational music scene. The music on this recording, Lobisomem’s second release “Brightest Solids – EP,” began as laptop compositions, but upon arrival at the studio the music was migrated to tape, manually manipulated and mixed in an entirely analog studio set up, and mastered straight to vinyl lacquer. The results are a unique amalgam of sound and rhythm, digital and analog, precise angular turns and gentle organic sweeps. Work has begun on a full-length LP that will also be released on Tall Corn Music.
Contemporary reference points include Four Tet, Lukid, Tortoise, Atlas Sound, Flying Lotus and El Guincho.
in 2009, Lobisomem (a.k.a. Brad Loving) moved from his longtime base of Chicago to Brooklyn. He was born in a small rural town in Virginia, and spent formative years in Oklahoma, Texas and Massachusetts. More recently he has set his sights further a field with extended stays in Brazil, France, Japan, and Mali. Each of these locations has penetrated Lobisomem’s music informing his musical sensibilities and acumen.
Brad deejays around New York and Chicago regularly and curates the music blog birdandwhale.com
. Bird & Whale features carefully crafted DJ mixes from some thirty selectors including many local Chicago luminaries such as John McEntire, Jeff Parker, John Herndon, Dan Bitney (Tortoise), Wayne Montana, Damon Locks (The Eternals), and Rob Sevier (Numero Group). Bird & Whale has gained an international following due to the caliber and breadth of music showcased.