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"Lobisomem at the Empty Bottle, February 2007"

Concert Tue Feb 06 2007
Last-minute show announcement

If you're masochist enough to want to leave your house tonight, the Empty Bottle offers three performers who will wrap you up in warm and fuzzy blankets of abstract sound. Neil Jendon (also of Zelienople) plays his first solo show of 2007, and it's gonna be droning organ reverie with processing. Zeropoint (Robb Drinkwater and Jason Soliday) build and re-wire cheap, discarded audio junk and turn it into the equivalent of one of those tactile books for children - rough and hurty one moment, soft and smoothy the next. Lobisomem harbors such musical criminals as Jason Ajemian (Born Heller, Triage), Garon Gaston, and Brad Loving; on the basis of their Myspace samples, it sounds like they've got Musik Von Harmonia on the brain.

9:30, and $7 at the door. Bundle up and have that whiskey order ready.

— Chris Sienko
- Chicago Gaper's Block

"January 2009 :: Brad Loving (Lobisomem) on Chicago Public Radio's Radio M Program"

Chicagoan Brad Loving is like Tony in one sense: he loves to share great music with people. Brad has created a Website called Bird and Whale, a place for those with a penchant for musical adventure and discovery. It's the home of the mix tape.

This week, Loving stops by to share some of his favorite sounds from around the globe and gives us the lowdown on the meaning behind the name of his Website and his views on music radio.

http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_RM.aspx?episode=31652 - Chicago Public Radio

"June 2009 :: Brad Loving (Lobisomem) on Chicago Public Radio's Radio M Program"

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 were truly worldwide music stars; they played in Dakar, Senegal in 1974. So how could Radio M not pay homage to Michael? Also, host Tony Sarabia welcomes back Brad Loving with his tales of his visit to Mali and he shares some music he picked up while in that African country. Loving runs the music site Bird and Whale.

http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Program_RM.aspx?episode=35127 - Chicago Public Radio


LP - Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes (2004)
EP - Brightest Solids (January 2010)
LP - Not Yet Titled (April 2010)
Yes - tracks are streamed on myspace.com/lobisomem and on various online radio sites such as Last.fm and Pandora.



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 (and now, New York'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, Prefuse 73, Lukid, Tortoise, Atlas Sound, Flying Lotus and El Guincho.

Lobisomem (a.k.a. Brad Loving) currently resides in New York. 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. Prior to moving to New York in summer of 2009, Brad spent several years in Chicago. Each of these locations has penetrated Lobisomem’s music informing his musical sensibilities and acumen.

Brad deejays around 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.