A cool new idea in music distribution, Kolo: an independent sound library puts together online music compilations. Typically, they include hi-res 192kbps mp3 files of each song, a DJ mixed set of the material, plus downloadable artwork for the CD. After a brief hiatus this summer, they’re back with a groovy chill-out set, including Lovespirals’ “Our Nights.”
Sometimes I get frustrated by how much genre identity has pervaded the music world. It seems like nowadays bands are forced into taking on a genre niche to be accepted anywhere. Why can’t we just make/listen to music that we like and enjoy, without having to worry about pigeon-holing everything?
The press have always tried to stick music into boxes, for sure, and the fans have been doing it for awhile, but it feels like now even the bands themselves need to jump on some bandwagon or other to even gain label acceptance, never mind the fans or the press!
Lovespirals do not want to embrace any one genre. We are multifacted people with various music interests. Sometimes we feel upbeat and dancy, other times soulful or bluesy. Sometimes we wanna rock, sometimes we wanna groove, sometimes we wanna romance it old school jazz style. Why should we hold ourselves back?