While Reinhart caught viewers ears' with her takes on classics such as "House of the Rising Sun" and "Bennie and the Jets," "Lo-Fi
Soul" finds Reinhart relying more on her own voice.
But it's the gays, who know a thing or two about a plague, who score the highest marks: Rufus Wainwright pays homage to the death of the firstborn with "Katonah," a bluesy elegy in three-quarter time, while Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields gets his Depeche Mode on for "The Meaning of Lice," a lo-fi
synthpop romp of mechanized hand claps, monophonic melodies, and hilarious rhymes.
Using the lo-fi
technique of white chalk, he executes his drawings on the street or directly on building walls, often as a comment on the socio-economic conditions of his surroundings.
The Irish bookies are famously in the front rank of pricing up all the Festival races ante-post, but their website has been a determinedly lo-fi
Also on Friday's walk is "Lo-Fi
2002," an interactive installation by Joseph Stengel-Goetz and Allen Dennis that explores the medium of computers as art.
For those who remember the BBC's lo-fi
sci-fi series Blake's Seven, this is the fan page for Avon, one of the seven.
That was the record which sets them apart from many other lo-fi
Their unusual marriage of high-tech and lo-fi
, of baroque feedback loops and hum' mable melodies, is I difficult to categorize but surprisingly easy to love.
This technique--building prototypes on paper and testing them with real users--is called low-fidelity prototyping or "lo-fi
" for short.
It wasn't long before Weatherall's own experiments began and he found himself drawn to the lo-fi
sounds of his father's analogue tapes and synthesisers.
They call it "enchanting lo-fi
folk", whatever the label, it's still great music.