LordRifa...a Multi cultural, multi generational creative experience living in the world of uniformity. LordRifa draws from it's diverse roots to create a blend of many genre's that we believe is the New Americana genre.
An award winning film composition ensemble LordRifa breaks the rules of what is normal in this world.
Writing music for the cinema allow us to take this rich musical heritage and combine it in ways that are unexpected and unique.
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The New Americana genre is the only true music space that represents what America is actually about-today. Multi cultural, Multi racial, Multi generational and free of gender restrictions. It has roots in blues, funk, world music, progressive, hip hop, classical and rock. It is about social justice as much as it is about love songs. It is about protest and awareness as much as it is about nasty funky beats. It is contagiously danceable!
LordRifa represents America in our times. It steals from the past, plunders the future and documents our times.
They’re a cinematic group, they make music for cinema, which is really cool
stuff. It’s got some open jazz times and things in there, which I really like.
Very talented group of people with serious chops going there.
The Reverend LordRifa typically explores dark and foreboding soundscapes, and PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH remains yet another journey into an aural funhouse of fractured horns and surprising musical twists and turns.
But, this time, there¹s a ray of sunlight beaming across the desolate
frontier, thanks to some uplifting funk (props to drummer Steve Levy and
bassist Shawna Love here), and vocal mash-ups by Shalee, Ana Kardiam, and the Rev that evoke cool ¹70s funk-jazz cabaret, but as smacked-up by an
outing through THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
The guitars are often angular, biting, and delightfully off-kilter, and are reminiscent of the cutting-edge guitar textures of SCARY MONSTERS-era Bowie.
This is music that challenges, but it¹s also music you won¹t soon forget.
Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief, GUITAR PLAYER magazine.