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Let's talk about lo-fi and its duration

Let's talk about lo-fi and its duration

Lo fi hip-hop seems to be everywhere lately, filling out bandcamp recommendations and soundcloud feeds. It appears as an ideal resort for many artists for different reasons and It can have various characteristics and take many (and vastly different) forms. Rather than a broad overview, the focus of this article will be on one of the two cornerstones of lo-fi; Song Duration. I will explain why the short song durations is a problem, and the gap it creates between artists and listeners.

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A(nother) Eulogy to Nujabes

A(nother) Eulogy to Nujabes

There are many articles, tribute albums and everyday confessions, praising the music and the short life of Nujabes. But despite being on the verge of overconsumption (or even exploitation), one can argue that they are not merely enough. How did this artist become so great in the eyes and ears of beat-makers and listeners?

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