Anna Homler and Steve Moshier
Breadwoman & other Tales - LP/CD
LP/CD - at Bandcamp
From the days when the musicians were exploring. Today too often music means "Retro" - often well made, and if you're lucky it is charming - but we have heard it all before.
"Breadwoman was a cassette in the 80’s ... It was the first thing I ever did ... how and when I started to sing." Anna Homler 2018.
images below from the Discogs listing for Breadwoman
Five of the seven tracks are from 1985. Songs conceived and performed by Anna Homler. Music composed, performed, engineered and mixed by Steve Moshier. This LP/CD version released by RVNGIntl. New York 2016.
Anna Homler is Breadwoman. Breadwoman is a being who exists outside of time, yet surfaced on tape during the perfect storm of performance art, renegade DIY avant-garde, gallery culture and esoteric mysticism of early 80s Los Angeles.
The CD is presented in a very unique stable cardboard package with a 20 page booklet that tells you the story of Breadwoman and shows some incredible pictures of the being.
The music and singing is also somewhere outside of time. It could be from 1985 but it also can be of tomorrow. A cool but not cold repetitive, soft, subdued electronic music and a voice creating an own unique language, coming close to native singing ... the singing of the Breadwoman being.
In the 1980s when music was often shocking, harsh and loud Breadwoman went a completely different way. And Breadwoman never went Pop .. yes, I truly believe that if an artist goes Pop he/she loses the true magic because it becomes a "value" to be sold - it is impossible to sell real magic.. But that's probably another discussion.
However, this release is especially a very strong example of times when things happened for the first time. Probably the 1980s was the last period when things happened for the first time. In the early 1980s you could even buy records in conventional record shops that brought some fresh new culture. Starting with the 1990 the avalanche of "Retro" began.
So go out and discover the timeless world and sound of Breadwoman! She is still around and you can find her here http://www.annahomler.com