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Bare Wire


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Dark, minimalist, and experimental

Status:

Most recent release, new pair of shoes/permanent sleep (2004)

See also:

Bare Wire's site

Bare Wire's Myspace page

Comparisons:

Jorane, Basque, Mimi

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

I just realized that since being on ecto I forgot to mention one of my favorite extremely obscure, wonderful singers, Simone Gray (who is the only person in the band bare wire)...the closest point of reference would be to think Jorane with a synthesizer. (Gordoja@aol.com)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:


delicatessen

Release info:

1996

Availability:

See Bare Wire's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the experimental and evocative.

Group members:

Simone Grey—vocals, synthesizer

Produced by:

Simone Grey

Comments:

I've been stuck on Bare Wire's Delicatessen since "Seaweed" got stuck in my brain back in the dark ages of the Internet when I used to browse mp3.com to discover new artists. The dark, moody, unique sound caught me right away. The whole album has that favour. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

new pair of shoes/permanent sleep

Release info:

2004

Availability:

See Bare Wire's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the experimental and evocative.

Group members:

Simone Grey—vocals, guitar

Comments:

"new pair of shoes" is a series of three, and "permanent sleep" four minimal tracks, focusing on Simone Grey's emotional and evocative vocalistzations. Sometimes the lyrics are clear, other times her voice sounds more like an instrument than a converyer of language. Sometimes it's cut glasss and somethimes flowing water. It's all sung from the edge, of a broken relationship, or four ways to enter permanent sleep. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

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