You may have noticed that we don’t host a lot of in-stores here at Wombleton, the main reason being that we don’t sell a lot of new music by new bands at our shop. It seems that the other stores in the area are doing great work in this field and there isn’t much of a necessity for Wombleton to get in on the action.
Our take on the whole thing has been to do in-stores with artists that we do carry. A lot of our favorites are relatively obscure people from the UK and Europe who were releasing their music twenty, thirty, even forty(!) years ago. These sorts of acts aren’t exactly knocking on doors looking for gigs at tiny boutiques in dodgy parts of L.A. these days, but when we’ve had the chance to bring in a Bob Lind or The Clean to Highland Park we’ve jumped at it. Well, we’ve had another one of those rare opportunities… so on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2013, we are excited to present a live in-store performance from Anna Domino at around 9pm!
In our book, Anna Domino is one of the true greats of obscure, ethereal 1980s/90s synthpop; she continues to create challenging and forward thinking avant-garde pop music to this day.
Anna started putting out records on Belgium’s mighty Les Disques Du Crépuscule in the mid-1980s and her music has become progressively more interesting and strange with every release since. She has lent her voice to landmark recordings by The The, Virgina Astley and The 6ths (the legendary Magnetic Fields spin-off) and has had her own recordings produced by a veritable who’s who of mind-bogglingly incredible music weirdos such as Alan Rankine (The Associates), Blaine L Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Marc Moulin (Telex, Lio, Sparks), Luc Van Acker (Revolting Cocks), Arthur Baker (New Order, Planet Patrol, Freeez) and Flood (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Nick Cave). Since those heady Crépuscule (and Factory Records) years Anna has continued to put out great stuff on her own and as half of the duo Snakefarm (along with Bel Canto’s Michel Delory).
If you’ve missed out on Anna Domino until now, now’s your chance! Bring a date to Wombleton Records this Valentine’s Day and treat yourself to a rare appearance by one of the great lost unsung voices in modern music. Performing a rare career-spanning acoustic set with Snakefarm partner Michel Delory. Free show!