AMY DENIO Eureka
Amy Denio is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental composer of soundtracks for modern dance, film and theater, as well as a songwriter and music improviser. Often called an unclassifiable avant-garde jazz musician, her main instruments are voice, alto saxophone, clarinet, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, and theremin. Among her current musical involvements are The Tiptons Sax Quartet (formerly The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet) and Die Resonanz Stanonczi, a radical folk group based in Salzburg, Austria. She has also collaborated repeatedly with the Pat Graney Dance Company, David Dorfman Dance Company, Victoria Marks, and with many other choreographers. Her first recording was No Bones released as a cassette on her record label Spoot Music in 1986. Her first LP was with the Entropics. She founded Tiptons in 1987, and also started Tone Dogs with bassist Fred Chalenor. Tone Dogs' first release Ankety Low Day was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has performed and recorded with (among others) Matt Cameron, KMFDM, Curlew, Fred Frith, Pointless Orchestra, Francisco López, Danny Barnes, Pale Nudes, The Danubians, Chris Cutler, Guy Klucevsek, Pauline Oliveros, Derek Bailey, Chuck D, Bill Rieflin and Die Knoedel. Her new album Eureka consists of songs of various stlyes, some were written during a tour of the Balkans. Amy says the songs wrote themselves, she was merely the vessel. Other tracks are commissioned pieces, some for the cinema, one for a Patreon subscriber who requested a steamy love song connected to Iceland. As varied as the themes are, the music is even more varied. Amy Denio is a musician who cannot be labelled and put into one category. Full tracklist: 1. Pozdravko Kolo (Greeting Circle Dance) 2. Petoljubac (Five Kisses) 3. Sretan Ruže Dan (Happy Roses Day) 4. Novi Sad 5. Feather Weather 6. Hatching A Plan 7. I Want All Beer Cheez 8. The Artist Arrives 9. Mercury In Retrograde 10. The Artist Meets The Mountain Man 11. Steamy Ast Lag (Steamy Love Song) 12. Venus Envy 13. The Meeting Of Foes 14. The Quilting Bee 15. Race Along The River 16. Escape Towards Love 17. Wolf Moon 18. Stickney The Crater. Price: € 17,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.