STANO – Anthology
2LP – Black Vinyl
A comprehensive look at one of Ireland’s more enigmatic musical characters
A member of the legendary punk / post-punk group The Threat which disbanded after lead singer Maurice Foley disappeared to join the Hare Krishnas, he had set up his outsider stall early on. The Threat had Stano on synths, one of the first female bassists in Deirdre Creed and their debut single was produced by progressive trad musician Donal Lunny of Planxty. Stano’s solo career of improvised electronic music continued in this vein of the unexpected – sitting outside both the country’s mainstream and alternative rock scenes.
An indigenous musical industry with few resources even at the top level – studios, labels and venues being scarce – and with few of the cross water big independent acts venturing over the Irish sea to play Dublin in the early 80s, it was an isolated place where due to its intimate size the more traditional rock bands nestled in close proximity to the few electronic acts. News travelled through a small scene via fanzines such as the influential Vox, which was associated with Stano publishing his poetry and releasing his debut 45 « Room », the Peel & Fanning shows of course and the newly established Freebird records.
|4||Dream and the Little Girl Lost|
|B1||Majestic of Majesty|
|B3||Yellow Canary Car|
|B4||When Life Slips Away|
|B5||Hayley (Journeys Outside My Body)|
|C1||Fire Caught In the Rain|
|C3||Singular of the Dark|
|C3||Cry Across the Sea|
|D5||When You're in Love (The Bathroom)|
CAT NO: ACSLPX2