I first heard of Anna Domino in the summer of 84, when Stefan Kühne played Land of my dreams. I was struck by this voice, haunting and loveable.
Anna Domino - East and west 1984
The first record I bought was the Rhythm EP, german pressing, with a nice version of 16 Tons, her voice with pretty heavy rhythms, much bass, that's what I like! In 04 I found the original Crepuscule pressing (you can hear and see now) in a very nice record store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They must have unknowingly opened a box they received 20 years earlier, because they were selling original pressings from the 80s for 1 or 2 CDN$, a joke! I carried out as much as I could, but the airlines set a limit...
Anna Domino - Rhythm EP 1984
The next is a concert Anna Domino performed in Hamburg in early 1986 (FM Stereo), tracklist in the comments.
Anna Domino live Hamburg early 1986
This is her first album, a few of the known tracks, some new in the same style, I loved it! Nice sleeve painting by Benoit Hennebert, the guy that worked for Crepuscule and influenced loads of graphic designers around the world (at least it should be so!)
Anna Domino - Anna Domino 1986
I didn't follow the career of Anna Domino after "This time", my interests moved to the dancefloor, and also the alternative scene offered something new every 20 minutes, so I was very surprised when I was going through piles of 1$ CDs at Amoeba in San Francisco and finding this little gem! I saw a CD by Snake Farm, never heard of 'em, but the design was kinda nice and I turned it over and saw that name again : Anna Domino! Here she plays songs from the american songbook, old traditionals, but in her very unique interpretation. Sometimes Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz or Delta Blues, she makes them her own!
Snake Farm - Songs from my funeral 1999
She worked with people like Alan Rankine (The Associates), Marc Moulin & Dan Lacksman (Telex), Flood (Depeche Mode, Erasure ...), Blaine L. Reiniger (Tuxedomoon) Luc van Acker (Revolting Cocks, Ministry) and Anton Sanko (Suzanne Vega).
Here are some links for you
Anna Domino discography
Here is a respond with some nice videos
Labels: New Wave + Indie