There’s an updated SIBYLLE BAIER website out there now, put together by her son Robby. It has a few photos I’d never seen before, links to her music, and other assorted ephemera.
I interviewed her in Dynamite Hemorrhage #3, if you’re interested in reading it.
Happy to have miraculously kept the faith and to have come back a mere 2-3 weeks after the last episode. FINAL SOUNDS RADIO shall henceforth be a thing.
This hour-long episode hues closely to our mission of being about underground folk, American Primitive, acoustic, experimental and outsider music. New stuff is played from MYRIAM GENDRON, WILLIAM CSORBA, ALLYSEN CALLERY & BOB KENDALL, ANDY McLEOD and others – plus a couple of massive tracks from Tompkins Square’s new “Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 8 – The Private Press” compilation of never-heards.
Download it, stream it, and come learn more about what we do at finalsounds.org if you’d like.
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Stream Final Sounds #6 on Mixcloud.
PERRY LEDERMAN – One Kind Favor
WILLIAM CSORBA – Diablo Canyon
JOSEPHINE FOSTER – Little Life
ALLYSEN CALLERY & BOB KENDALL – I Gave You
JIM ED BROWN – Angel’s Sunday
JACK ROSE – Kensington Blues
MYRIAM GENDORN – Au Coeur de ma Delire
SIMON JOYNER – Montgomery
MATT SOWELL – Minnesota
C JOYNES – Georgie
SIBYLLE BAIER – Wim
ANDY McLEOD – There Is No Time For That Now
CRYSTALLINE ROSES & THE YANKEE ENTERTAINER – Got To Be Hope Somewhere
MARIE CELESTE – Prisoner
JOE BETHANCOURT – Raga
This is the other podcast I’m working on these days. Take a listen if you’re up for some strings.
NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS
** Pre-Order Now – out the first week of May 2016 **
Dynamite Hemorrhage #3 is an 84-page music fanzine devoted to
sub-underground music from the last five decades. Like the others, this
is an 8.5"x11" MAGAZINE with a color cover and B&W insides.
- The definitive story of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND APPRECIATION
SOCIETY, as told through an interview with VUAS founder Phil Milstein.
Find out what it was like to lead the secret society of Velvets fiends
in the 1970s and how Milstein managed VUAS with the fans and with the
Velvet Underground members themselves.
- An epic, Homeric oral history of wiry & jagged 1980s San
Francisco pop band WORLD OF POOH, as told by band members Barbara
Manning, Brandan Kearney and Jay Paget themselves, as well as choice
anecdotes from those who witnessed their rise, reign and collapse
- In-depth interviews with four of the finest acts making rock and
roll music in the year 2016: WHITE FENCE (Tim Presley); Portland, OR’s
LITHICS; Oakland’s RAYS and Auckland’s THE COOLIES
- An interview with phenomenal lost folk singer SIBYLLE BAIER, whose
early 1970s recordings from Germany appeared a decade ago and stunned
the world. We found her & gave her the Dynamite Hemorrhage
once-over, and then went and interviewed & celebrated five of her
ghostly folk “heirs” (MAXINE FUNKE, JULIE BYRNE, ALLYSEN CALLERY, JOANNE
ROBERTSON and MYRIAM GENDRON) as well as part of the piece
- “BELOW THE FLYING NUN”, Gregor Kessler’s piece on some of the wildest and most obscure New Zealand 45s of the 1980s
- An interview with SARA FANCY, aka “Sara” from early 80s UK DIY acts
Sara Goes Pop and Amos & Sara. You’ll learn about her journey from
the squats of Europe to the bodybuilding competitions of the 90s to the
tranquil equine therapy practice she leads today. A fascinating glimpse
and first look back she’s given on her time spent making music with Jim
Welton (aka L Voag, Amos etc.)
- The first-ever posthumous interview with early 80s all-female
Belgian punk band UNIT 4, who surfaced on the “FM-BX Society Tape” in
1981 with four amazing songs of shimmering Kleenex/Delta 5/Au Pairs-ish
- David Perron’s “FREE FORM FREAKOUT” column of outside and experimental tape & LP releases from the last year
- Jay Hinman and Erika Elizabeth also wrote 82 record reviews devoted
to the nether regions of sub-underground rocknroll and elsewhere
ORDER IT NOW & YOU’LL GET IN IN EARLY MAY, and that’s a promise!
Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #3 cover is done. We’re finishing this thing up now and will have it out in May.
I’ve been on a bit of a bender this year listening to sparse, cracked and echoey female folk/strum in the SIBYLLE BAIER / VASHTI BUNYAN mode, and my favorite discovery this side of MAXINE FUNKE is my most recent one – JULIE BYRNE.
Byrne is actively recording and touring, like, now. She’s the most Baier-like of them all, while retaining her own minimalist approach to ghostly closet folk, veering off into non-guitar experimental pieces at times as well. Start with the semi-recent 45 “Melting Grid” and the LP “Rooms With Walls and Windows” and go from there.
When I resuscitate Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio (soon) I’ll be playing Ms. Byrne and some of her progenitors. Until then – please listen here.