Recorded in the early seventies in her home on a reel-to-reel recording device, the songs on Colour Green are intimate portraits of life’s sad and fragile beauty.
Sibylle's music had previously appeared in a film by director Wim Wenders, but her recordings were never released, and only shared with family and friends. It's said that "Remember the Day," the first song she ever wrote, was inspired by a road trip to the Alps with a friend during a dark period in her youth. Upon return, Baier pulled out her home reel-to-reel recording device and preserved her intimate thoughts and feelings on tape
Though she eventually chose family and motherhood over a music career, the bare, hushed folk songs on Colour Green has elevated Sibylle Baier to the same realm of revered cult performers such as Vashti Bunyan, Nico and Bridget St. John.
After an extremely limited pressing in 2006 (copies of which having fetched large sums via online auction sites), this album is finally being made available again on vinyl.
"...an artifact, a locket, a lake; it's so many shades of melancholy; it's one of the most startling records to cross my desk in ages..." - Said the Gramophone
"...sad, at times dark, and almost uncomfortably intimate, and one of the most fragile and beautiful releases this year." Gorilla vs. Bear