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Pale Nudes: Wise To The Heat

by Amy Denio / Spoot Music

Axis 05:09
Bulg 02:32
Six 04:08
Family 02:47
Ausland 07:08


Pale Nudes recorded this CD in Seattle in April, 1994.

A Short History:
Denio & Gysi started playing together in 1993, with British drummer Chris Cutler rounding out the trio. They toured every 6 months in the (ec) Nudes, and played the Victoriaville Music Festival in the ice stadium, a nice experience for Wadi, who is a former ice-hockey star. They added Bob Drake on bass. In 1994 they performed in an independent rock festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Amy brought the only accordion to the festival. The Fugazi guys were really sweet there!

They reformed the group in 1995, touring the US West Coast with Swiss drummer Eveline Mueller, and finally chose Seattle drummer Will Dowd to be on the throne.

Another Short History:
The night this recording was finished, Mich absent-mindedly placed his precious classical bow in its cardboard case on top of the station wagon, forgot about it, and later the station wagon drove off. As the car turned, the bow came flying off in the middle of the dark intersection, and before long the bow was smashed to smithereens in the damp street. Mich came back to Zurich the next day, and was tired after the tour. Finally after a week he opened up his bass case – to find the neck board had snapped off. Things are going much better for him now!


released April 15, 1995

This recording was engineered by Bob Meador, and mastered at Hanczek Audio. The CD was released on RecRec (Zurich) in 1995, and on Spoot Music (Seattle) in 1996.

It features Amy Denio on voice, accordion, alto sax & some guitar, Wadi Gysi on guitar & voice, Mich Gerber (CH) on contrabass, and Will Dowd on drums, with Eveline Mueller drumming on Duplex Nursing Home.


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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