Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sibylle Baier - Colour Green (Ger 1970-73)

Sibylle Baier - Colour Green (Ger 1970-73)

Artist: Sibylle Baier
Born: Germany
Currently: Gainesville, FL, United States
Album: Colour Green
Recorded: in Germany in the 1970-1973
Released: 2006
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Colour Green, the one and only release from German Sibylle Baier, has been around since the early '70s. Recorded in her home between 1970-1973, the actress, 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. Have we found the female Leonard Cohen? Maybe... Simply fantastic voice, simplistic but delicate melodies and a plain melancholy album. An album that turned out to sound amazingly current, despite it was recorded almost 40 years ago.

Tracklist:
01. Tonight (2:26)
02. I Lost Something in the Hills (3:28)
03. The End (2:27)
04. Softly (2:54)
05. Remember the Day (1:43)
06. Forget About (2:31)
07. William (2:20)
08. Says Elliott (2:25)
09. Colour Green (2:25)
10. Driving (2:30)
11. Girl (1:43)
12. Wim (2:01)
13. Forgett (2:10)
14. Give Me a Smile (1:54)

Biography:
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
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Download Link:
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6 comments:

Sotiris said...

Δισκάρα. Συζητούσαμε πριν απο κανα δυο χρόνια με το Σπύρο για την εν λόγω κυρία. Την είδα και το καλοκαίρι - εννοώ στην ταινία του Βέντερς "Η Αλίκη στις πολεις", όπου και κάνει μια μικρή εμφάνιση - όχι τραγουδιστική. Την αφιέρωση που σου έκανα προ ημερών, την είδες?? (όχι, ε??)

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika, said...

Many many thanks for this album, which I have been searching for almost 3 years now! I had found 2 songs from it as samples and was on search since then, finally found the album now on your blog.

I really apreciate it, and I also like the infos you gave with the album!! Thank you very much!

Akmatova said...

Wonderful album! Thank you for posting, it has been very hard to find.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Most of those links are dead now, but one still worked.

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