LoFi is the duo with luxemburgian drummer Marc Lohr and danish pianist Anders Filipsen. They began playing in 2008 when drummer Marc Lohr lived in Copenhagen. The duo has played with numerous musicians, amongst others John Tchicai, but found their ally in Jeppe Højgaard with whom they have played concerts at festivals and venues in Denmark and Germany in the past years. The music is inspired by the avantgarde of today as well as by jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor. It is an album that strongly mixes the uncontrollable and the minimalistic.
The two musicians are part of the new improvising generation that freely combines impressions from impro, jazz, rock, electronica and contemporary classical music. They are well established in the european impro-scene playing with musicians like Lindha Kallerdahl, John Tchicai, Kresten Osgood, Lotte Anker and Tom Arthurs as well as with dancers and performance artists.
The debut album of the duo is a tribute to opposites and contradictions. For their debut the duo has teamed up with friend and musical colleague, saxophonist Jeppe Højgaard, to create music that in many ways is to be seen as a holistic piece, which between the longer parts offers small improvisations to clean and inspire the ears.
Said about the duo and their debutalbum:
”The three musicians has created a brave album” (Jazznyt, November, 2011)
“…a very fine album that only gets better every time you hear it again.” (Geiger, November, 2011).
“…presents a violent, but infectious energetic music.” (Århus Stiftstidende, November, 2011).
”…these songs works extremely well.” (jazznyt, november, 2011)
“This trio is extremely experimental and the music is overall edgy, unsightly and wild.” (Århus Stiftstidende).