Farming Snakes

Snakefarm ‎- Songs From My Funeral [CD 0 7863 67687-2 BEL 1998 FLAC]

The last of my Domono day posts is the first album from Anna Domino and Michel Delory's Snakefarm project. Pedal guitars and trip-hop beats back up Domino's sultry vocals on a quite extraordinary album. hint - there may be more from Anna as the year comes to a close?

Borrowed from open source...

After a decade in Europe recording as Anna Domino for Les Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Records, Anna and Michel relocated to New York in the mid 1990s to cut an album of traditional American songs, reworked in a radical retrofit style.

The slinky yet sombre results defy easy categorisation. Acid blues? Trip-hop? Nick Cave meets Sneaker Pimps? None - or all - of the above? Defying genre diktat, their haunting collection Songs From My Funeral sold 30,000 copies on its original release in 1999, with St James and Banks of the Ohio becoming airplay hits in America.

01 St James
02 Rising Sun
03 This Train That I Ride
04 Frankie And Johnny
05 Laredo
06 John Henry
07 Black Girl
08 Tom Dooley
09 Banks Of The Ohio
10 Pretty Horses




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