Sibylle Baier - Colour Green LP
Sibylle Baier - Colour Green LP (Orange Twin/USA)
Listening Notes: This record stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it. If you have ever fallen in love with spirit of Vashti Bunyan or Bridget St John, this record will fit comfortably between their personal catalog of folk music with an extra gentle touch. Also the chain of events it took to get this record out into the world is pretty special too. Her son Robby compiled a CD from these recordings to give to family members as presents. He also gave a copy to Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis (because, sure?), who in turn passed it along to the Orange Twin label. Orange Twin released the album in February 2006 and this label is run by Laura of Elf Power.
Mood: Hope trapped in a pristine crystal teardrop.
Colour Green was recorded in Germany, 1970-1973.
In a particularly dark and moody period of her young life, Claudine, a friend of Sibylle's, dragged her out from under the bed and took her on a road trip to Strasbourg, ending up across the Alps in Genoa.
Upon the return from this trip Sibylle felt her sprits renewed and she set out to write the song "Remember the Day", grateful for being alive. It was the first song she ever wrote. Her music is simply amazing in its intimacy and closeness. Recorded in the late 70's in her home on a reel to reel recording device, the songs on "Colour Green" are intimate portraits of life's sad and fragile beauty. It is a gem of an album that will blow your mind. Sibylle is a star who chose to shine for her friends and family instead of the whole world.
"Listening to Colour Green almost feels like you stole someone's diary." -- Chris, gorillavsbear.blogspot.com
"Haunty, melodic and a little sad. Three's Company." -- quarby, sneakmove.com
2. I Lost Something In The Hills
3. The End
5. Remember The Day
6. Forget About
8. Says Elliott
9. Colour Green
14. Give Me A Smile