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Portrait of Oldfolks Home

Oldfolks Home

About Oldfolks Home

Winnipeg, Canada

Armed with his trusty computers Moses and Solomon and a mountain of forward-thinking musical ideas, Winnipeg producer/experimentalist Ricardo Lopez makes music as Oldfolks Home — an exciting project which has gone from musical enigma to full-on one-to-watch in just a couple of years.

When Lopez made his debut as OFH with 2007’s full-length electronic art-pop opus We Are The Feeding Line, it didn’t take long for folks to sit up and take notice. Here at home, the record quickly began to chart on campus radio stations, soaring to No. 2 on UMFM (University of Manitoba). But the buzz surrounding We Are the Feeding Line wasn’t restricted to the confines of the Perimeter Highway. Positive reviews starting piling in from street weeklies across the country, and the record starting climbing the charts on 10 different radio stations coast to coast.

We Are The Feeding Line is certainly worthy of the fuss. An expertly crafted collage of muscular riffs, squiggly hooks and sparkling harmonies, the record is a nod to Lopez’ limitless imagination when it comes to making music. Created from sequenced sounds and live instruments, We Are The Feeding Line is an intriguing exploration of the relationship between the organic and the manufactured — but more importantly, it serves as proof that music made by machines can have a great big heart.

Looking to get it into as many ears as possible, Oldfolks Home re-released We Are The Feeding Line in October 2008, along with the new I Hate Dell EP, before embarking on on a six-week, cross-country headlining tour.

The momentum is continuing on into 2009 — Lopez made the trek down to South by Southwest in March, and is set to play a Manitoba Music showcase with fellow ’Peg luminaries Tele and The Details in Toronto this April. Although a few Canadian tours are planned for the coming months, Lopez has been busy in the studio as well. Keep an ear out for a new Oldfolks Home record, slated for release in 2010.

"[We Are The Feeding Line is] a busy but fully functional mosaic of mad riffs, bold beats and moments of grace, vocoder, shouting and cooing, sing-song melodies, pretty harmonies and dance music. More please!"

8/10, Lorraine Carpenter, Montreal Mirror 2008

“All too often, bloggers complain about albums that are only as good as the single or lack diversity. Oldfolks Home accepts the challenge with well crafted electro hooks that seem incapable of sitting still. He does more in 8 songs than most bands do in a career, but never seems to stretch himself too far. Whether he tugs at your heart strings or makes you want to shake your ass, Ricardo seems ready to give you what you need.”

Bryan Acker, 2008

“We Are the Feeling Line is a fiercely adventurous experimental art-pop record that explores sound to the fullest extent. Lopez-Aguilar crafts his surreal soundscapes using both live instruments and electronically sequenced sounds, making for a record that serves as an interesting exploration of the relationship between musician and machine.”

Jen Zoratti, M.A.R.I.A. Quarterly 2008

“This record presents what seems to happen after forgotten ideas are exhumed and revived with a new perspective and an at-long-last energy.”

K. R., G. Love Magazine 2008

“[The] intimate charm on We Are The Feeding Line would be hard to miss. In the end, it's like the pretty pink robot on the cover-electric but with a heart.”

Whitney Light, Stylus Magazine 2008

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