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Artist Song Album Label Comments New Comp
Mina Io Sono Quel Che Sono E' L'uomo Per Me Also known as "Baby Gate." a dominant figure in Italian pop music from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, known for her three-octave vocal range, the agility of her soprano voice, and her image as an emancipated woman. In performance, Mina combined several modern styles with traditional Italian melodies and swing music, which made her the most versatile pop singer in Italian music.
Adrian Belew Quicksand Side Two Sanctuary 2005; 14th solo album. On of a 4-part series of albums.
Marianne Faithfull The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Broken English Island 1979; 7th studio album. Faithfull herself describes it in her autobiography as "the masterpiece". The album contains some of her most famous songs, including the title track and "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan", and was notable for the controversy surrounding the final number "Why D'Ya Do It". "Ballad of Lucy Jordan" was written by song-writer & children's author Shel Silverstein.
Angel Corpus Christi Rock and Roll Heart Louie Louie: A Tribute to Lou Reed Gulcher 2005; Title track from Lou's 7th album, released in 1976 on Arista
Julia Vorontsova Rock N Roll From St. Petersburg With Love Abaton Book Company 2004; Debut album; Originally from St.Petersburg, Russia. Julia is now based in Los Angeles, singing mostly in Russian, but also in French, Polish and rarely English.
John Maus Hey Moon We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves Ribbon Music 2011; American avant-garde musician, and composer. A keyboard player for Panda Bear and Ariel Pink, he has released three albums of his own music to acclaim. He is known for his eclectic samples when composing, "an almost absurd mix – a stand-off between taut, bass-driven post-punk, whooshing electro-pop and, thanks to the chants and bleak intoning, Medieval and Gregorian disco," as described by the BBC.
The Gothic Archies The Reptile Room The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events Nonesuch 2006
King Missile Hemophiliac of Love They Shimmy Disc 1988; 2nd studio album
Nara Leao Lindoneia Tropicalia Ou Panis Et Circensis Philips "Una fotografia del otro lado de vida"
Rufus Wainwright Beauty Mark Rufus Wainwright 1998; American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson, who wrote The Civil Wars, with music by David Byrne. His parents are musicians Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. he lived with his mother in Montreal for most of his youth, and later attended The Millbrook School in NYC, and McGill in Montreal. He began playing the piano at age six, and started touring at age 13 with "The McGarrigle Sisters and Family", a folk group featuring Rufus, his sister Martha, his mother Kate, and aunt Anna.
Jens Lekman A Postcard To Nina Night Falls Over Kortedala Secretly Canadian 2007; His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. His work is heavily influenced by that of Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian.
Laura Nyro Capt. St. Lucifer New York Tendaberry Columbia 1969; 3rd studio album
Donovan The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be Wear Your Love Like Heaven Pye 1967; Part of the double-album, which each of the two LPs individually named, including "Mellow Yellow" album, with overall title of "A Gift from a Flower to a Garden"
Raymond Scott Cindy Electronium OHM: Early Gurus Of Electronic Music Ellipsis Arts American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor. Although Scott never scored cartoon soundtracks, his music is familiar to millions because of its adaptation by Carl Stalling in over 120 classic Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. Scott's melodies may also be heard in contemporary shows like Ren and Stimpy (which use the original Scott recordings in twelve episodes), The Simpsons, Duckman, Animaniacs, The Oblongs, and Batfink. The only music Scott actually composed to accompany animation were three 20-second electronic commercial jingles for County Fair Bread in 1962. C
Michael Nyman Knowing The Ropes Drowning By Numbers 1988; Soundtrack to the 1988 British-Dutch film directed by Peter Greenaway. It won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the Cannes Film Festival of 1988. The film's plot centres on three married women — a grandmother, her daughter, and her niece — each named Cissie Colpitts. As the story progresses, each woman successively drowns her husband. The three Cissie Colpittses are played by Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson and Joely Richardson, while Bernard Hill plays the coroner, Madgett, who is cajoled into covering up the three crimes.
The Communards So Cold The Night Communards London Records 1986; Debut. Featuring the soaring vocals of Jimmy Somerville, who had previously been in the band Bronski Beat
Chance Samba Do Morro Nao Wave Man Recordings 2005 C
David Motion & Sally Potter Coming Orlando Soundtrack to the 1992 British film, directed by Sally Potter, based on Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando: A Biography, starring Tilda Swinton as Orlando, Billy Zane as Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine, and Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I.
Robyn Hitchcock The Abandoned Brain Invisible Hitchcock Glass Fish 1986; 5th studio album
The Chameleons Less Than Human Script Of The Bridge Statik 1983; Debut album by this English post-punk band from Manchester.
Felt Templeroy Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty Cherry Red 1982; Debut
The Beat Happening Angel Gone Look Around K / Domino 2015 *
Hongthong Dao-Udon Som Tam Chao Kao Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-Udon EM Records 2016; Thai *
Little Fevers Can't Get Enough Field Trip Planetary 2015 *
Wild Poppies Walkabout Heroine: The Complete Collection Manufactured Recordings New Zealand shoegazers, 1986-89 collected *
Tortoise Gesceap The Catatrophist Thrill Jockey 2016; almost entirely instrumental Chicago post-rock band that formed in 1990. Their album in 7 years. Their music defies easy categorization, and the group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago's fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalist music, electronica and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years. Some have cited Tortoise as being one of the prime forces behind the development and popularity of the post-rock movement. *