Friday, May 05, 2006

2006, Part Thirteen

Sibylle Baier - Colour Green (2006)

This is, strangely, the second album this year I've enjoyed tremendously which also happens to be the first official release of relatively ancient underground recordings (the first, Darando's Let My People Go, seems to have mysteriously disappeared when I toyed with my Blogger Template's code a few weeks ago. Sorry about that, I'll work on getting it back up sometime soon, hopefully).

Sibylle Baier was a moody German twentysomething in the early 70's, and one day went on a road trip across Europe which inspired her to write this, a collection of equally moody, smokey, generally wonderful acoustic musings. The recordings were originally put on a reel-to-reel, which has been circulating in tape-trading circles, apparently, for years, and this is just the first time the recording has seen official release. Anyway, it's a wonderful piece of contemplative and sexy singer-songwriter material. Here's a song:

Download "Softly"


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