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Amy Denio's 1st release from her own Spoot Studio in 1986, originally released on cassette, an intriguing and wonderful album of quirky, beautiful, & surreal approaches to music with few boundaries.

Denio, Amy
No Bones

Denio, Amy: No Bones (Spoot)
Label: Spoot    
Released in: USA    

first solo cassette

"Winsome, quirky, dark, funny, and surrreal. Denio's first release, recorded in her home studio on a Tascam 244 4-track recorder, between 1984-1986. You'll hear: stratocaster, 12-string guitar, electric bass, alto sax, drums, extremely miscellaneous percussion, fireworks, tabla, paperback book, pouch of tobacco, marching drum, keyboard, voice, thumb joint on PZM microphone, violin (Kate Johnston), bass clarinet (Craig Flory), preacher (Johnny's find), kitchen sink."

"Amy Denio has been operating her own Spaciouser Spoot Studios since she was a teenager. She has produced 43 CDs - solo, and with other musicians worldwide. She is also a polyglot, photographer and novice film maker.Currently, she plays and tours with the Tiptons Sax Quartet and her Austrian band Die Resonanz, and in Fall 2009 played 40 concerts between London & Istanbul with Balkan gypsy core band Kultur Shock. She also collaborates regularly with Latin duo Correo Aereo. She's toured in & collaborated with musicians from East & West Europe, North America, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Brazil, and Argentina.

She's a founding member of The Entropics, Tone Dogs, Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, Danubians (Hungary/Czech), Naked Slime Duo, Petunia, Quintetto alla Busara (Italian chamber & kitchen quintet), and her accordion quartet Hell's Bellows! She was the guest vocalist for Curlew, George Cartwright, The Science Group: A Mere Coincidence (Stevan Tickmayer/Chris Cutler/Fred Frith/Bob Drake, etc), and on 'The Gospel Record' with Derek Bailey and Dennis Palmer.

She's been commissioned by Italian National Radio, the Berkeley Symphony, The New York Festival of Song, Relâche Ensemble, the Austrian chamber octet Die Knödel, choreographers Victoria Marks, Aiko Kinoshita, Li Chiao-Ping, Cheronne Wong and Carla Barragan, multi-media performance group Run/Remain Ensemble, UMO Ensemble, and choreographer actor/clown Lorenzo Pickle. She has produced 4 sound scores for Pat Graney Dance, and in 1997 she received the Bessie Award (NYC) for her soundtrack to David Dorfman Dance's "Sky Down." In 2000 she composed "To Lie Tenderly" for Dorfman, which was programmed in the Next Wave 2000 Series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2006 she performed for 40,000 people on New Year's Eve in Naples, Italy.

Denio's music was included in the John Cage Retrospective at the 1993 Biennale di Venezia. Her soundtrack for "Pangaea's Brood" by Thomas Edward helped the film win "Best Animated Film" at the 1997 New York Underground Film Festival. Their newest collaboration "Synchrony in Estrus" won "Strangest Film" in the 2002 Motion Arts Festival in California. She composed the soundtrack for Jamie Hook's feature film, "The Naked Proof," which received awards in Seattle and Minneapolis, and named 'Best Undistributed Film,' in the Village Voice 2003 Annual Critics' Poll.?"

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Rock and Related
Improvised Rock
Denio, Amy
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Unusual Vocal Forms

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Product Information:

UPC: B000CA963A

Label: Spoot
Catalog ID: spootBones
Squidco Product Code: 13850

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 1986
Country: USA
Packaging: Slim line Jewl Tray
Recorded on a Tascam 244 4-track cassette recorder from 1984-1986 in northampton MA and Seattle WA by Amy Denio.


Amy Denio-electric and acoustic guitar, bass, alto sax, drums, various percussions, keyboard


Kate Johnston-PZM microphone, violin

Craig Flory-bass clarinet

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Track Listing:

1. National Holidays 2:57

2. Couch Of Sound 2:17

3. Ring Finger 2:22

4. March 2:40

5. I Wear Guns When I'm Dancing 4:17

6. Spastic Entropy Waltz 2:51

7. Libya 2:43

8. JC Mix 3:22

9. Catango 4:06

10. Career Change 1:34

11. FBI 2:52

12. Brave It, Darling 2:38

13. No Cry 2:52

14. Air Drone 1:51

15. Gilroy's Maxim 2:25

16. Hasty Neighbors 3:00

17. 4/4 Tries Not To Be 2:35

18. Chez What 2:11

19. No Bones 3:22

20. Maybe I Don't Care 2:36

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