releases | sound library | lo-fi philosophy
LPNL started in 2001 as a record label
located in Rimini, Italy. At the time we
used to record our bands in an empty house
to obtain a natural reverb with
low-fi equipment, and we printed albums
only in limited editions made by hand.
From the early years we decided to adopt
creative common licenses and we distributed
songs online with vitaminic
(kind of napster but legal)
and later myspace.
Things changed very soon as more and more
bands dropped their demos or even
full albums recorded in professional studios.
We decided to stop printing
physical records and in december 2005
we turned LPNL netlabel into a blog,
whose revenue is not based on recording,
but on web advertising.
This change boosted our creativity, rather than
stopping our productions.
Soon we developed our "Low-fi philosophy":
loops as the source code of music.
We begun to release songs
with the source loops under creative commons
and soon we found that
remixers visited our website searching for
stems and sounds for their productions.
Slowly we shifted our releases
from indie and electrorock to IDM
and experimental electronica,
as the result of the interaction between
producers, musicians, djs, and remixers.
From 2009 to 2015 LPNL made a serie of
home live sets that took place on a rooftop.
These small events for 10-20 people
are called "terrazzo lounge".
In 2016 LPNL launched the sound library
and started the production of stems and sounds
designed for producers, djs and beatmakers.
you can follow LPNL on facebook, twitter and soundcloud.