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cheyenne_h on 03/26/2018 at 09:41AM

FMA Q&A: Lobo Loco

Lobo Loco. Courtesy of the artist.

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 500 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:


FMA: Tell us a little about yourself. 

Lobo Loco: Hi, my name is Lobo Loco. I was born in 1968, in a small village in southern Germany, Mittelstadt. I live with my family in the town Göppingen near the Swabian Alb. Making music is my passion.

FMA: How would you describe the music you make?

Lobo Loco: Mostly instrumental, with much improvisation … easy playing straight on … on a journey.
Diving deeply into the music ... I love it ... for me the most beautiful moments come from music.
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.

FMA: How did you start off making music?

Lobo Loco: I started at the age of 8 with piano lessons, but I had a terrible teacher. 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. After two years I happily ended lessons with him … At sixteen, I started playing piano again without a teacher, then at 18 I started to learn e-guitar and acoustic guitar for myself. 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!

FMA: How did you find the Free Music Archive, and why did you want to put your music on our platform?

Lobo Loco: I was searching the internet for a platform with free music content, where I can publish my music productions with the intentions:

  • … to be heard by many people
  • … to give my music away, for free, for projects with private and common interest. I have been contacted over FMA by fans asking for usage.
  • … to help me to get commissions from commercial interests, they purchase licenses and certificates on my platform

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. And finally I want to remark that I felt welcomed on FMA since the day I'd asked you if I can be an artist here. I like the personal contact FMA gives to artists.

FMA: Why do your songs have an ID number after the titles?

Lobo Loco: Oh, yes I know it’s very crazy. It’s an idea to prevent me or the persons who use my music for trouble with collecting companies.

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, so I can easy ensure collecting companies (AKM, SUISA, SACEM or GEMA) Creative Commons registration.

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.

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cheyenne_h on 03/19/2018 at 05:04PM

2018 Golden Festival Recordings Added to Free Music Archive

Photo by Margaret Loomis

Friends, we are pleased to announce that the 2018 Golden Festival recordings collected by WFMU have been added to the archive! Nearly 45 recordings were collected at the event, and they are now available for free streaming and download to our users. 

If you've never heard of the Golden Festival, you're not alone - but you're missing out! It's a fabulous, three-day-long affair in Brooklyn's Grand Prospect Hall, a celebration of Balkan traditional music and dance. Featuring musicians from many corners of the world, instruments that have been used since antiquity, and unique vocal techniques, this is truly a special event. Fortunately, every year since the Free Music Archive began in 2009, there have been recordings from the Golden Festival added to the collection. 

After a few years, the Golden Festival was granted its own Curator page, since the contributions associated with it are nearing the 1,000 mark! Listen to this teaser playlist we've curated, or dive into the whole collection and explore for yourself!

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on 04/14/2018 at 02:39AM
Well thanks for your nice note of 02/01/2018 at 09:00PM on my wall. As a social media incompetent, I just discovered that I had a wall, and that people might contact me there. I'll watch out for the next Lonely Hearts or similar event. Cheerio.
on 03/10/2018 at 01:08AM
Hello Cheyenne, I'm Massimo Ruberti, I cannot find a mode to send you a mail! I make electronic ethnic psychedelic music; do you want to listen? I'd like to have something included in one of yours podcast, if you like the music :-) this is my last album , and thanks a lot! :
on 03/28/2017 at 07:29AM
Thanks for featuring those mixes Cheyenne! I'll try to regularly post more mixes and blogs on FMA, when my schedule allows me to. Cheers!
Nul Tiel
on 09/13/2016 at 06:04AM
Hi Cheyenne, I made a mix: simon_mathewson
on 05/19/2016 at 02:21PM
Thank you for letting me know how to contact the artist and thanks for all the great music on this site!
on 12/05/2015 at 01:39PM
Hello! Nice to meet you!
on 10/16/2015 at 07:27PM
Thanks for the heads up on third party notices...appreciated!
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on 10/03/2015 at 09:38AM
Hey Cheyenne, Thanks for helping us promote our music on FMA! You can also check out our music on spotify:
on 06/15/2015 at 03:43PM
Hi Cheyenne, thanks for your support to the independant music community ! And for the interview about the netlabel day as well ;) Nicolas
on 04/21/2015 at 07:02PM
Hello! I have a few questions regarding the UNREEL Trailers - can you contact me please, Thanks so much
on 03/06/2015 at 07:28PM
You are breathing new life into the FMA! You are a hero! Keep up the good work, Cheyenne! Yay!
on 02/15/2015 at 10:41PM
Great work
Jaan Patterson
on 12/03/2014 at 07:10PM
d/eaR Cheyenne! Glad to meet you at last here within the most powerful source for CC music and beyond! Much Love for you & youRs, jaan
on 12/01/2014 at 04:16AM
Hello Cheyenne - Simply wanted to say hi. Loving the fact that Radio Free Culture is back. All the best to you in your new position with the FMA!
on 10/03/2014 at 10:20AM
Hey Cheyenne, welcome! I'm a WKU alum, had a show on WWHR Aron's ago (before it was FM) and was in a local BG band that got played on it. So, lots of love for KY and the BG scene. So glad you're on board the mighty FMA. specksnyder
Jared C. Balogh
on 10/02/2014 at 08:26PM
Hello! Nice to meet you!
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