Anna Homler & Steve Moshier ‘Breadwoman’


01 EE CHÊ (8:05)
02 OO NU DAH (5:56)
03 GU SHE’ NA’ DI (5;34)
04 GIYAH (4:45)
05 YESH’TE (4:10)

Total time: 28:30
Cassette released by Pharmacia Poetica, 1985


ahomler2The first ever release by Anna Homler (Los Angeles born and now a recognized contemporary artist from the West Coast), this cassette was part of her own life-long project ‘Pharmacia Poetica’, which started as a radio play and now includes multiple performances, installations, sculptures, writings, etc. It has been described thus: ‘A library of glass bottles rather than books, the “Pharmacia” is a reliquary of the easily overlooked and unnoticed. Mysterious organic substances along with obsolete materials and artifacts reside in deeply hued ambient fluids. Plant-like fibers and filaments are as illusory as memories floating on the edge of consciousness [+]. As far as I remember, the Breadwoman was a performance caracter Homler used once during a performance in a US bookstore (I was unable to find reference for this). This reviewer says of an April 2008 Homler performance: ‘She will discuss the importance of wearing bread and how she discovered a melodic, phonetic language while driving in her car’. The songs on ‘Breadwoman’ are based on Homler’s invented language and Moshier’s keyboard loops and drones, with a timeless, pseudo-primitive quality. Three tracks were included in her first CD ‘Do Do Ya Sa’Di Do’ in 1992, though sometimes with different mixes.



2 Responses to “Anna Homler & Steve Moshier ‘Breadwoman’”

  1. 1 Lucky December 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    your anna homler-post slipped my attention, somehow. at last a thanks for posting it – and for interested readers, there is some more of homler to explore at the mutant sounds blog:

  2. 2 continuo December 11, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Don’t you think it’s just the other way round? People getting tired of too much blasé Mutant posts and coming here for the real thing?

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