Lo-Fi Style Overview
Lo-Fi Music Description
Lo-fi music includes sounds that would normally be considered imperfections in the context of a professional studio recording. Examples include misplayed notes, a degraded quality, audible tape edits, and background noises (coughing, laughing, chair squeaks, passing cars, machine humming ...).
The standards of lo-fi have evolved throughout the decades and the term itself only began to describe a style of music in the 1990s. Even though some older examples may not have been originally recognized as lo-fi, the qualifier may still be applicable.