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Sibylle Baier
December 6, 2011 1:06 AM   Subscribe

This song was recorded at home in the 1970s by German actress Sibylle Baier. Her son collected her recordings and created an album to share with family, and in 2006 the Colour Green was released by label Orange Twin.

Tonight
I Lost Something in the Hills
The End
Softly
Remember the Day
Forget About
William
Says Elliott
Colour Green
Driving
Girl
Wim
Forgett
Give Me a Smile


Official Website
Wikipedia
posted by KingoftheWhales (11 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is Wim about Wim Wenders, her director on Alice in the Cities?
posted by cazoo at 1:13 AM on December 6, 2011


What a voice...I'm in love.
... What a perfect sound
for this late night.
...swooooon....
posted by quazichimp at 3:08 AM on December 6, 2011


Yeah, this is a great album. It has always reminded me of this album of Satie music played on guitar. They are very different, of course, but the tone is similar to my mind.
posted by OmieWise at 4:46 AM on December 6, 2011


Incredible.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:47 AM on December 6, 2011


Yeah, I bought this on vinyl in 2006. It's a lovely record. There's a lot more to her story - and why she pretty much gave up on music so long ago - than is mentioned in that Wikipedia entry.

But, having said that, is it considered kosher to post links that make up an entire album? I wouldn't care if it were some major-label, well-established artist, but, you know, Sibylle Baier isn't one of those.
posted by cincinnatus c at 4:48 AM on December 6, 2011


Love this recording. IIRC, I found out about it via the excellent WUB-FUR internet radio station. http://radio23.wub-fur.us/ Thanks for the background.
posted by drowsy at 6:03 AM on December 6, 2011


Her second album is still forthcoming, but Baier released a new track in 2008 for the film The Palermo Shooting: "Let Us Know".

@cincinnatus c: posting YouTube links for the album feels kosher to me. Sure, it is more invasive than the 30 second samples you can hear on iTunes, but it is also more welcoming. Introducing as many people to Baier's music in as simple a way as possible is a great thing. And I am a firm believer that people who want to support the artist will do so regardless of the alternatives.
posted by isnotchicago at 6:50 AM on December 6, 2011


This is lovely stuff. I'm going to try to track down a vinyl copy, I think.
posted by Richat at 6:57 AM on December 6, 2011


But, having said that, is it considered kosher to post links that make up an entire album? I wouldn't care if it were some major-label, well-established artist, but, you know, Sibylle Baier isn't one of those.

I think the exposure works even more in the artists favor than if they were some major label project distributed everywhere. That's how exposure WORKS.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:14 AM on December 6, 2011


Yeah, I've heard that before, but many musicians I know aren't so sure that people posting their entire albums in order (rather than, maybe, a sample couple of tracks) is how exposure WORKS.
posted by cincinnatus c at 8:25 AM on December 6, 2011


It's just YouTube. The OP didn't link to a RAR file of MP3s/FLAC files or a torrent. If someone's going to go to all the trouble of downloading the YouTube videos, converting to MP3, etc., then they're also likely going to just save time by finding the album on a file-sharing site or blog.

On a content-relevant note, this is really lovely. Thank you so much.
posted by mykescipark at 9:04 AM on December 6, 2011


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