American singer who came to live in Brussels during the eighties. Incredibly
"cool" and low sexy voice. Or, as it was once described in the magazine
Smart "The voice of the erotic, tense, despairing, Peggy Lee-meets-Nico,
thinking woman -i.e., postmodern platinum".
37,4 sec. - 74 Kb.
song : A. Taylor
Year : 1984
Procuded : Marc Moulin & Dan Lacksman
Record co. : Crépuscule
Luc Van Acker - "Zanna"
47,7 sec. - 94 Kb.
song : Van Acker, Domino
Produced : J-M Aerts.
Year : 1985
Record co. : EMI
She recorded quite a few albums of her own, but will in Belgium always best
be remembered for her cooperation with Luc Van Acker (see Luc
Van Acker or Arbeid Adelt) on the memorable
Anna Domino was part of the active Brussels music scene in the middle of the
eighties, where quite a lot of "immigrants" from the States and England
contributed to an exiting, experimental musical climate (among others e.g. Blaine
L. Reininger, Tuxedomoon, the Legendary Pink Dots, Isabelle Antena, Paul Haig
...). Many of these were housed by the independent record label "Les Disques
du Crépuscule" (as e.g. Marine, The
Names ...). She also did a number of guest-appearances on album of others,
such as on "Temperamental" by Kid Montana (another half Belgian/half
Though she disappeared slowly from the public eye in Belgium, Anna Domino has
continued to record and publish her songs ever since. She has worked with Alan
Rankine (The Associates), Marc Moulin & Dan
Lacksman (Telex), Flood (Depeche Mode, Erasure ...),
Blaine L. Reiniger (Tuxedomoon) and Anton Sanko (Suzanne Vega).
In 1999, Anna resurfaced as Snakefarm and the cd "Songs From My
Funeral", a project that has been described as "Acid-blues? Folk-funk?
Troubadour trip-hop?" by the American music-press. Together with her
Belgian husband Michel Delory (with whom she has been living in the desert for
years), she recorded a number of old American folk songs (or "murder ballads"
as Nick Cave calls them) such as "John Henry", "Saint
James Infirmary", "Tom Dooley" ...) in a contemporary wrapper.
Buy CD's of this artist
Anna Domino :
- East and West (Crépuscule - 1984)
- This Time (Crépuscule - 1987)
- Colouring in the edge and the outline (Crépuscule - 1988)
- L'Amour fou (Crépuscule - 1989)
- Mysteries of America (Crépuscule - 1990)
- Favourite songs from the Twilight years (US-compilation - Janken Pon, 1997)
- Snakefarm (Kneeling Elephant, 1999)
Singles en 12''
- Trust in love / Repeating (Crépuscule, 1983)
- Rhythm / Target (Crépuscule, 1984)
- Take that / Koo koo (Crépuscule, 1985)
- Lake / Hammer (Crépuscule, 1987)
- Tempting / Always always (Crépuscule, 1988)
- A nice website in the States with a lot of short extracts of her music and detailed
info on her albums can be found here.
- Snakefarm at Bugjuice
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