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by Amy X Neuburg

Avant-cabaret, with electronic rhythms and textures and thick layers of looped vocals sung in every style -- imagine Laurie Anderson meets Bjork meets opera.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Tattoo Song
7:38 album only
2. Stone
3:19 album only
3. My Fuzzy Muse
3:28 album only
4. Atten-tion
3:11 album only
5. Every Little Stain
4:16 album only
6. My God
6:30 album only
7. Insomniac
3:13 album only
8. Just a Sound
3:57 album only
9. Life Stepped In
4:57 album only
10. Finally Black
3:30 album only
11. These Heavy Gaps
5:24 album only
12. Residue
4:37 album only


Album Notes
"Residue" -- Amy's fourth CD -- introduces her new solo music based on her live "avant-cabaret" show for voice, electronic drums and real-time vocal looping. She has created an unusual blend of pop, experimental and classical styles that is at once intimate and seductive, clever and cerebral, intense and wildly virtuosic.

Here are some reviews:

New York Press
"An astonishing array of musical talents...a master with looping/processing electronics... Neuburg wields a phenomenal voice in which one gleans hints of the dominant art singers of our day: Meredith Monk, Bjork, Kate Bush's passion, Laurie Anderson's intimate brilliance... Backdrops of cascading gibberish or frantic chatters are startled by jet engines, ringing phones and abrupt slabs of noise, while Neuburg ranges wide with vocal stylings... Her music melds charm with smarts and power."

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
"I've been listening to Amy X Neuburg's 'Residue'... I think I'm in love. Neuburg is a new kind of multi-threat composer... a wonder of sampling, overdubbing, electronic manipulation of live sound, and beat patterns... a fabulous singer... exhilarating originality. Nobody else sounds like Amy X. Emotionally, her music is as complex as real life."
"Amy X Neuburg is a star -- a brilliant one... A classically trained vocalist, a composer, an electronic musician, a poet, and an entertainer... Satirical, profound, humorous, and sexy... Experimental but always under total control... Uses the looper in the most skillful and artistic manner I've yet seen... She should be playing for huge houses. She deserves to be at Carnegie Hall. The kids should see and hear her on MTV."



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Mary Not

oooh yes, this album deserves two words at least.
scary-amazing. no another one: powerful. just another one: apocalyptic. the last, the last: TELLURIC.
I love this album. Dot.


one of the most inventive and complex yet listenable records ever. Kate Bush meets Laurie Anderson and magic ensues.

David Frain - V Motion Picture Lab

Dynamically entertaining, delightfully immersive, dangerously brilliant !
Well folks, I am happy to report that The Variety Hour is alive and well and extremely intense! If you haven’t done so already, get thee to a fast internet connection and listen to the samples offered here. Only then will you be able to understand why any accurate review of Residue is beyond words. All this listener can do is make an attempt to describe the delightful immersion experienced with each play of this CD... Throughout the disc and within each song, Amy X Neuburg successfully glues together wildly disassociated themes and textures and executes them employing masterful vocal talent, seemingly interactive verbal delivery, and a just-right proportion of creative modern technology...Each work produces a full spectrum of aural-visceral reaction: From rendering the listener to a mouse bouncing off walls of dead end corridors in a contradictory maze, to putting you in an early 1930s Dali painting, to watching a sidewalk scene from Mary Poppins, and into finally being able to commiserate into something too deep to explain...Amy’s voice doesn’t pretend anything, she honestly does it all. She ranges from poetic to sexy to emotional to witty to exploratory. And then she hits a few highs where one has rarely heard a human voice ever go, and she nails ‘em perfectly!...Considering modern technology, Residue is not just a collection of studio stunts, but a carefully balanced and well-positioned feast of treats including all kinds of vocal tweeking and looping, always imaginatively integrated, but never too much (and she does this stuff *live* too, not canned!)...Residue is not something you listen to, it’s something you DO... It’s just good art that you get to be a part of... Amy X Neuburg is dangerously brilliant...and yes, there are side effects, consult her web-site.