If you only buy one CD this year, get this one.
Amy X Neuburg
Electro-Diva extraordinaire Amy X Neuburg's new release, Residue, on Other Minds Records is marvelous. Residue is a breakthrough recording; a diverse collection of works for voice and electronics, including songs
from Amy's riveting live performances. (See our review of a recent performance in New York -
Amy X Neuburg is a classically trained vocalist (Oberlin Conservatory), a composer, an electronic musician, a poet, and an entertainer. Her music covers a tremendous range of styles, from medieval religious chant through Kurt Weil cabaret singing, pop, rock, avant garde, sound text poetry, opera, African tribal singing, and electronic (ambient, beat, noise - everything). Her music is very experimental, but always under total control. She is satirical, profound, humorous and sexy too. Oh yes, Amy's voice is magnificent, a full-range masterfully controlled musical instrument. The result is accessible.
It's very difficult to describe Neuburg's music. In no special order we think of Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, John Lennon, Renee Flemming, Robert Ashley, and Laurie Anderson, but with electronic music like nobody else.
Amy X Neuburg enjoys a busy bi-coastal career performing her solo works for voice and electronics, composing for dance and visual media, and singing in contemporary music-theatre. Highlights include solo concerts in the Other Minds (SF) and Bang on a Can (NYC) festivals, international touring with Robert Ashley's operas, a long-running show with Culture Clash, a 2-year gig composing for Modomedia's Piki & Poko in Starland cartoons, and 10 years of recording and touring with her band Amy X Neuburg & Men.
If you are a musician, consider Residue a must-have CD; Amy is a musician's musician.
We think just about everyone would like Residue.
Amy X Neuburg should be playing for huge houses. She deserves to be at carnegie Hall. The kids should see and hear her on MTV.
We are very proud offer Residue here at electro-music.com.
"Nothing less than brilliant...
Neuburg has an artistry and potential that are truly compelling." -Thomas Goss, SF Classical Voice
"One of the most brilliant vocalists of the American avant-garde." - Charles Amirkhanian
"A star -- a brilliant one." - Howard Moscovitz, electro-music.com
This CD is professionaly manufactured in a full-sized jewel case with very smart-looking graphical design. There is a beautiful 16 page booklet that has all of the lyrics.
You can listen to mp3 samples of some of the tracks by clicking on the links below. Please realize that mp3 does not do justice to the sound of this music.
The Tattoo Song
Every Little Stain
Click here to see our complete review of this CD.
Residue is a release of Other Minds Records