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Rebecca Moore


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Experimental alternative

Status:

Most recent album, Home Wreckordings 1997-1999 (2001)

See also:

Rebecca Moore's site

Comparisons:

This is a tough one. Anhai? Miranda Sex Garden? Definitely mimi goese. Her bio materials mention Kate Bush, The Residents, Mary Margaret O'Hara, PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Meredith Monk. A CMJ review mentions Hugo Largo and Kristin Hersh. (Neile)

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Rough, off-beat, tilty tunes that have their own coherence. They have dissonant moments, but are not unmelodic. Very different. I definitely see the mentioned comparisons to mimi goese. (Neile)

Comments about live performance:

i was pretty surprised by rebecca when i saw her live. i was kinda skeptical at first, but found myself rather enjoying her slow, melancholy music. the songs tended towards the long end of the length spectrum, which gave each time to evolve nicely. her guitar playing was reminiscent of (ready?) hahn rowe's violin playing (he's the guy who played violin for hugo largo). what's more, rebecca's singing reminded me of mimi goese. (woj@smoe.org)

We saw her live and she was way cool. She performed with a cellist/backing vocalist and herself on guitar. I thought she was pretty neat. Very dark, gothic (in the traditional sense), stormy-night-in-late-October music. (meth@smoe.org)

Recommended first album:

Home Wreckordings 1997-1999

Recordings:


Admiral Charcoal's Song

Release info:

1995—Knitting Factory Works, 74 Leonard St., New York, NY 10013, U.S.A., 212/219-3006, 212/219-3401 (fax)—KPW162

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of the unusual

Group members:

Rebecca Moore—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, sound effects, synthesizer, drums, tambourine

Guest artists:

Reuben Radding—acoustic and electric bass
Jeff Buckley—electric 6-string bass, drums
Larry Miller—voice
Christina Campenella—backing vocals
Toy Clown—himself
Nina Piasecky—cello
Jane Scarpantoni—cello
Steven Bernstein—trumpet
Jason Brandenberg—accordion
Martina Torr—voice at the top

Produced by:

James McLean

Comments:

Experimental? Kinda. She manages to be both experimental-ish and ear-catchy. Definitely interesting, but I wish she didn't also sound so consistently...querelous? Something in the tone, anyway, that I wish she'd varied a bit more over the course of the album, but the music is definitely different and intriguing. Highly recommended to everyone who likes the off-beat. (Neile)

Home Wreckordings 1997-1999

Release info:

2001—Knitting Factory Works—KFW-279

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of the unusual

Group members:

Rebecca Moore

Guest artists:

Stephen Vitiello—slidefan guitar on 1 track
David Stringfield—slide guitar on 1 track
Michael Azerrad—drums on 1 track

Comments:

Like her first disc, this is an odd collection of noises and songs that take a while to cohere in the mind, but the more I listen to this, the more I hear and the more I like its odd take on melody and song. This is a little more varied in tone than Admiral Charcoal's Song and is growing on me just as strongly. (Neile)

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