Loftän is a female singer/songwriter duo based in Eugene, OR. Janell Riedl, an Oregon native, and Julia Mahncke, a recent transplant from Germany, write songs together as if they grew up in the same neighborhood and not on different sides of the atlantic.
A year after coming together as Loftän, they release their debut EP, where they mix the acoustic with the electronic. The two spend lots of fun weekends at their homes and three days at Sprout City Studios to transform songs that had only been alive on stage into pieces that deserve the best pair of headphones you can afford!
The arrangements showcase their blended harmonies but also consist of obvious and not so obvious sonic layers. The 4-song EP features synths, guitars, a virtual blow-dryer and notes being sucked into the cosmos - among other things ;)
The title “From Here” ties together the theme of moving, moving through life, moving to a new country, moving through doorways, moving effortlessly, staying on track... It’s also a symbol for what’s to come for Loftän. Janell and Julia are looking forward to sharing their music and universe with you, to see where their career as musicians will take them, from here.