Lobo Loco , a musician from Germany whose name means "Crazy Wolf" in Spanish, joined the Free Music Archive roughly two years ago, but has added nearly songs to our collection since! As an active member of the FMA community and a prolific contributor to our archive, we wanted to know more about him.
This interview was conducted over email and posted, with light edits for clarity, below:. Lobo Loco: Hi, my name is Lobo Loco. I was born in , in a small village in southern Germany, Mittelstadt. Making music is my passion. Diving deeply into the music I love it My music styles I like to play are manifold … from classics, blues, jazz, folk, international over to electro, vintage, space up to rock. My favorites are Delta blues, folk with my guitars … and boogie woogie, improv jazz and vintage electro with my keys.
Even just a mixture and a changing of acoustic and Roland sound-module generated instruments. I like to experiment with sounds. He had the opinion that I was not talented and very lazy. Yes, I was very lazy, and before each lesson I even prayed that he or I would be ill. Making music became more and more fun, playing in different bands and often with friends. One song, called, "Sofa" is about how I met my wife. She was singing this song at the Christmas market and her daughter was very embarrassed.
A good friend of mine told me about it and I become curious and wanted to meet her. One year later, we got married! On more great thing is that FMA for itself is not a commercial platform, so all users arround the world can hear and download everything without registration or payment. I like the personal contact FMA gives to artists. One of my favorite Bands "Schwoissfuass" had to pay a lots of money for life playing their music afterwards. This band than died from the costs.
I want to prevent this from happening to me. I registered all my songs on safecreative. Another reason for me is, that music titles are sometimes similar or the same, and the musician name Lobo Loco too I've seen this name twice for other musicians. With the registered ID no one can easy assert that my music is his music.
FMA: Tell me about some of the places your music has ended up. Often I go on Youtube and Vimeo and have a look what is published this day under my name with credits of my music. There are family videos, holiday videos, nature videos, adventure videos, blogs, drone flyovers, sometimes very professional videos from film students.
Sometimes free podcast and radio shows asked me to use my music. I like them all … I like the feeling that my music is used all arround the world, that gives me the feeling to be part of all. The only thing I dislike is if my music is used for discriminating or racist content. This only one time happend on Youtube, and I wrote to them to remove it. But there was no reaction from Youtube. FMA: Some of your albums have strong themes.
Do you make music to fit the themes or do you find that different albums 'naturally' have themes that can fit to them? Sometimes daily news and personal feelings came into the music.
During mixing and recording, I reflect on what title or theme the song is about. At the end of mixing, I hear the music during working on a cover for the album, which I think is proper to the songs and the feelings I have.
It makes me very happy to see on FMA the number of listeners rising. And often people asked me if they could use it in their projects so I have a lot of contacts with my music worldwide. Some commercials purchase licenses, with this I fincance my instruments. Eventually, I hope I can reduce my day job a little bit and sell more music. We will see. Sprache Deutsch German English. Spacerock 33 Postrock 12 Punkrock 9. Meditative 29 Pop 14 Soundtrack Akustik Elements 98 Synthesizer Courtesy of the artist.
FMA: How would you describe the music you make? FMA: How did you start off making music? I have been contacted over FMA by fans asking for usage. FMA: Do you have any artistic influences? Without him I would never play live music. E-commerce by.