Friday, July 21, 2006

three cheers for freak folk

and Lisa Germano, probably the most clean-shaven artist on Michael Gira's Young Gods record label (though maybe not the artist with the longest hair).

Germano seems to have found her home on Young Gods; her new record In the Maybe World evinces a solid direction, but it doesn't really sound like anything any other female artists are doing right now. Such is usually the case for Germano, who has been difficult to pigeonhole from her first releases in the business.

These new songs have a common thread of portentous surrealism, as is most clearly heard on "In the Land of Fairies." This doesn't seem at all out-of-line with Germano's 2003 release, which if you recall featured a levitating dead woman in the artwork. Similarly, this record won't be found upbeat, but there are some nice melodies and atmospheric elements that make it enjoyable and entirely appropriate for Gira's newish label.

Into Oblivion
In the Maybe World

In the Maybe World was released Tuesday and can be found at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, a new Lisa Germano!
Thanks for that!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

hey, thanks for reading!

7:14 PM  
Blogger music is art said...

oooh i love lisa germano. theres this one lil track called *of love & colors* that will always have a special place in my heart. its all in the tones of her voice, and the lyrics.

thanks for sharing this ladies :)

2:37 PM  

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