Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Sibylle Baier "Colour Green"
(Recorded in Germany in the 1970-1973)

Colour Green, the one and only release from German underground folk denizen Sibylle Baier, has been around since the early '70s, albeit in her closet. Recorded on reel-to-reel in her home between 1970-1973, the budding actress, seamstress, writer, mother, and singer/songwriter chose family over fame, and it wasn't until the tapes landed in the hands of Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis that they began their ascent into the world that they so eloquently describe. A wistful rendering of Vashti Bunyan, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell, Baier's conversational voice can be both tragic and comforting, turning the simplest task ("Driving") into a sepia-toned snapshot of longing. Each track is like a field recording of the highest quality, with every whisper of the locale present, yet unintelligible. Like Anne Briggs with a guitar or Nico without all of the junkie baggage, Baier, who would silently haul out the tape machine and press record late at night when her family was asleep, conveys the purest of intimacies with the kind of confidence only secrecy can afford. From the opening cut, when she sings "tonight when I came home from work/there he, unforeseen sat in my kitchen," the listener can't help but be transported behind the soft closed eyes that grace Colour Green's basement-scavenged, yellowing cover. ~ James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide

8 Comments:

Anonymous Artyom Lipatov said...

Dear Lizardson,
where's the download link?

Artyom Lipatov, Moscow
a_lipatov@mail.ru

22 April, 2007 06:07  
Anonymous MSM said...

Dear Lizardson...

Where is the download link??

Marcelo, Guaratinguetá, Brazil
Thanks!

22 April, 2007 07:47  
Blogger Lizardson said...

http://www.badongo.com/file/2772760

22 April, 2007 07:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this wonderful music to my attention!

23 April, 2007 05:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VERY nice...very Cohenesque...LOVE IT!
- Peace + thanks, Mart (Warsaw, Poland)

27 April, 2007 03:33  
Blogger Astrid said...

I just want to thank you for this album, there's a magic quality in the way she delivers words...

25 July, 2007 14:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0 she files! no luck

10 October, 2007 19:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 oct [no luck]///correction: just got it, false alarm

21 October, 2007 15:01  

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