Saturday, 13 October 2018

Listen to Arcadian Rhythm by Playfio

So I'm happy to have finally released this Album (14.09.18). The only challenge now is to try and get some people to hear it!

This is proving quite a challenge and I'm now understanding the importance of promotion. Since the grand debut Album release I have clocked up an impressive 2 sales!! Although the aim was never money based - it would be nice if more people could listen to the Album as I do think it has at least a track to suit the needs of any listener.



The spotify preview player below gives a good 30 second preview of 'Arcadian Rhythm' and I've also uploaded the full album onto YouTube if you want to hear the whole album free.




Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Arcadian Rhythm - ALBUM RELEASE - 14.09.18

New Playfio Album
After over 5 years of handwork, I'm very pleased to be able to tell you about the imminent release of my debut Album. This will be distributed by Ditto Music and is available in all major stores from 14th September 2018.

I would also like to dedicate this Album to a late friend and drummer of my first band. Zac Lait (1983-2002). Zac was an extremely talented drummer and I have no doubt he would have gone on to great things. Much time has passed since we lost Zac yet I hope this keeps his memory alive for all the people who knew him.

The album is a real mix of genres and I hope you enjoy what you hear. I never imagined I'd reach this point of pulling together 14 tracks I'm happy with but glad I stuck with it and hope it reaches more than just a handful of people. More links to follow and I'll leave you with Amelia Vandergast's Album Review of Arcadian Rhythm.

Playfio ‘Arcadian Rhythm’ Album Review by Amelia Vandergast 

Rob Playford’s debut album Arcadian Rhythm kicks off with a cinematically resounding wave of instantly accessible Alt Indie. The wavy synths of the mix lead you through the concordant rhythm in one of the most prodigally fresh manners I’ve heard in a long time. Track 1 ‘Hanging On’ possesses all of the sultry grind that you would expect from any self-respecting Rock track, yet thanks to the digital effects, you’re treated to a soundscape which seamlessly blends the progressions of the guitar with the transcendent vibrancy of the synth. 

Make no mistake, Rob Playford’s album is not just another poor experimentation in entwining the futurism of Electro Pop with the archaic sound of Rock (I wasn’t going to mention any names, but Arctic Monkeys, I’m looking at you). Each track on the album stands as a testament to the instrumentalist and vocalists progressive style, whilst the beats are kept tight, they are also kept at a steady pacing which is all too easy to slip into. With tracks such as Enigma, you’re treated to an instrumental only progression with a few ingeniously placed vocal samples around the harmonious drive of the music. Whilst it may be lacking in vocals, it’s definitely not lacking in momentous, pulsating emotion. 

Your Name is yet another stellar track, it is with this track Rob Playford displays his lyrical prowess, each line of every verse is a punchline, by the time the track fades out you’re almost left feeling bruised. With the poignant lyricism wrapped around the impounding notes of the piano, it’s one hell of an evocative composition. Playford’s smooth passion-steeped vocals take a little retro turn with this track, and it’s almost a little bit impossible not to compare the vocals to the late and great George Michael – and that’s definitely not a criticism. There aren’t many that can match the decadent crooning style which such a charismatic accessibility. 

With so much diversity on the album, it’s impossible to see how anyone wouldn’t be able to find a track which blows them away. I definitely found an aural home in track number 6 ‘Elizium’ the jangly reverb which bled through the soft grunge mix didn’t fail to draw me in. 

Whilst the diversity contained within Arcadian Rhythm didn’t fail to astound, it would have been nice to really hear Playfio stamp down their style with a signature sound. My vote goes towards the pioneering twists of soft Rock and Grunge as the soundscapes underwent a digital revival. Yet, Rob Playford’s experimental approach is admirable regardless.
Arcadian Rhythm will be available to stream and download across all main platforms from September 14th, 2018.

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Welcome to the Basement

Take the lift down to the Basement...If you go down to the club today you better not be surprised ;)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Velvet 2.0

Re-mastered, Re-imagined, Re-defined.....

Happy to introduce my latest music video. I first wrote this track about 5 years ago, since then I’ve been tinkering! New guitars, vocals and drums have been added and the final track was mastered in Mexico!

For a while I’ve been on the lookout for footage that would best represent the feel of the track. Recently, I came across Reynold Reynolds performance art work and was instantly drawn to his work.

All credit for all footage is Reynold Reynolds – I do not own the rights for this. If for any reason I am breaking copyright, please get in contact and I will remove this video if required.

One of my aims is to promote Reynold’s amazing visual art through my music.

http://artstudioreynolds.com




The two films that I have taken used footage are below:

SECRET LIFE
http://artstudioreynolds.com/secret-l...

Secret Life is the first of the Secrets Trilogy; a cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life and is followed by Secret Machine and Six Easy Pieces

SIX EASY PIECES
http://artstudioreynolds.com/six-easy...

Six Easy Pieces is the last part of the Secrets Trilogy; a three-part cycle exploring the imperceptible conditions that frame life and is preceded by Secret Life, and Secret Machine.



Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Glasgow Sunset Murders

A Playfio news exclusive...

The music artist Playfio has released information to the whereabouts of the sunset suspects who intend to meet in a secret location before fleeing the country. - a scrawled note found at the scene described a potential meeting location.

The note read: 'I'll wait for you under the sunset, with the moon pasing over my head. wait for me under the sunset, and we follow the road ahead'


The suspects have yet to be identified. the police are urging people to come forward who may know anything The two suspects are still at large. The victim still unidentified was taken to the Southern General Hospital but later passed away. One of the suspects is from London but has not been named. Police have a recovered a possible weapon found near the scene.



Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Zoltan Biro's Chill Out Sessions

Couple of weeks ago I came across this selection of great chill out sessions put together by Zoltan Biro.

Take some time out and enjoy his perfect choice in everything chilled and smooth.

The first chill out session came out in 2010 and have been going strong ever since. During that period Zoltan has amassed a great collection of tunes.

Zoltan very kindly agreed to feature 'LaidBack' on his latest Session 24. Enjoy :)



This mix includes the following tracks:

1.Lazy Hammock - Nothing Is Stopping Me
2.James Bright - Little Things
3.Thomas Lemmer feat Lena Belgart - Is It Too Late
4.E-Mantra - The Hermit's Sanctuary Part II
5.MoVoX - Eternal Memory
6.Sine - Samsara
7.Ingo Herrmann - Silverlights
8.Bliss feat. Sky Lab - Light Blue
9.Smooth Sailor - Watching the Waves
10.Heaven Voices Mix - Far from the paradise
11.Blue Lagoona - A Dream Forgotten (Bedroom Lounge Mix)
12.Late Night Alumni - Mistake
13.Michael E - Sark of Searenity
14.Playfio featuring Angela Sharman - Laid Back (Req)
 
 
Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

From the Balcony - Glasgow 2014: Glasgow Commonwealth Games

The Glasgow Commonwealth games are just round the corner set for what's set to be a great opportunity for Scotland and Glasgow to showcase to the world what this city and country has to offer.



Final thanks go to all the footage used for this preview Glasgow 2014 Trailor.

My aim is to help promote these games not step on any one's toes regarding copyright. This can hopefully seen as a beneficial advert for Glasgow 2014.


Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Glasgow Underground - The Railroad of Dreams

Like many folks to visit Glasgow or talk of this city, few people ever realise that Glasgow has its very own underground system. Compared to the likes of the London Underground or the New York City Metro this is a tiny version, the toy train set equivalent! Definitely worth a gander if you’re about these parts.

Happened to come across some interesting old video footage of the Glasgow Underground back in the 1970’s before it had a huge makeover in the 1980’s. These short films and the general surreal feel of this mini-underground railway even today, provided the inspiration for the latest musical offering from Playfio and with an accompanying Glasgow Underground music video.




Many thanks to the users who posted these old Glasgow Underground clips online. These certainly helped when putting together this track and also helped provide one of my favourite samples. The catchy words of  “It’s a railroad of dreams my boy, a railroad of dreams” the perfect line to bring together this music.

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Keywords:
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Sunday, 19 May 2013

This Time - Chillout Music from Playfio featuring Angela Sharman (Playfio Music Productions)

Chillout track by Playfio featuring Angela Sharman
Been quite a few months since the Playfio Music blog has been updated. Things have been pretty busy. I’m pleased to release a track that has been sat around collecting dust for some time now.
I first started working on this last year and had help again on the piano from Angela Sharman.

This is another chilled out offering and focuses on the subject of time.  No time like the present! so I’ll get on and introduce this track.

This short but poignant song can be summed up by a quote by Benjamin Franklin – “You may delay, but time will not” – he was the man who as a joke began Daylight saving time. He proposed waking people earlier on bright summer mornings so they might work more during the day and thus save candles. It was introduced in the U.K. in 1917 and then spread around the world.


The track ‘This Time’ has the following lyrics:

You’ll spend ten years of your life in the rat race, 
another five just getting there and back
is it not time to work out what matters
because when you’re gone you’re not getting it back

The other collaboration I worked on with Angela is 'Laid Back'

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.


Keywords:

Time, this time, playfio, playfio music, time quotes, precious time, rob Playford, angela sharman, ben Lomond, Sheffield, this time playfio, chilled, chillout, chilled music, chillout track, chill out, experimental, quote music, inspiring music, inspiring quotes, time quotes, quotes about time

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Mellow Master (Keepon Dancing) Saxophone Funk

Playfio Productions bring you Funky Sax
Plenty of Sax in this new track which I’ve been working on these first cold months of 2013.  I started with a catchy sax hook and played around with this using a number of different saxophone samples and funky sounding synths.

I’ve been meaning to come up with new and original music videos and I just about reckon I’ve succeeded! Maybe not to everyone’s taste..producing the video has been pretty good fun and it should complement  the music.  Enjoy the four new stars of the music video. Those of you familiar with the EDF adverts will notice a slight resemblance (popular EDF  advert– Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakley “Together in Electric Dreams”)looks like the EDF Energy mascot flame character on tour with the band! I’ve used the robotic toys ‘Keepons’ as the stars of the video.

Please get involved and VOTE HERE for this track on the Beat 100 Chart




Keepon is a hand sized yellow rubber robot designed to help social development with young children especially ones with autism. The yellow robot was designed by Hideki Kozima, the Keepon has a total of four moving motors, two cameras in each eye and a microphone for its nose. They were maybe designed as a scientific tool but react to touch, noise etc. and best of all dance to music! Saw one online and thought for £20..why not. You can buy a Keepon online here

Anyways, hope you enjoy the music video, I have included as many acknowledgments as I could for all the fantastic black and white photography I’ve used in this video.

Acknowledgments
Black & White Photography

Angry Clouds
90 seconds at Buckingham Palace
creativechatname – Flickr
Abbey Road, London
beautiful, black and white, cute, smile, wall
Black and White Thoughts
Eiffel Tower Hundredth Anniversary
Great Britain England
Famous Landmarks
Stonehenge
Prada Legs
Lyon 88  Goldsmall
Band From Afar

Thanks to all contributors of the black and white photographs.

Keywords/ Tags
Playfio, playfio music, sax, saxophone, funky beats, dancing, keepon, dancing keepons, black and white photography, great Britain, keepon dancing robot, funny dancing, funny music videos, comedy music videos, funny dance moves, funny sounds, funny songs, funny dancing videos, youtube music videos, music videos online, you tube funny, you tube music, u tube music, dancing robot toy, little yellow robot, green keepon, pink keepon, red keepon, abbey road crossing, abbey road London, london abbey road, abbey road zebra crossing, Buckingham palace, pyramids, pyramids Egypt

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.