Release Date: Jul 18, 2006
Record label: Young God
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter
It's hard to imagine a more perfect home for Lisa Germano's delicately challenging music than the Young God label. True, the ethereal sound of Geek the Girl and Excerpts from a Love Circus made her a pretty good fit for 4AD's roster, but the unflinching, often disturbing honesty of her work -- and her equally unflinching commitment to it -- is much closer to the outlook of Michael Gira and the other artists he supports. As always, In the Maybe World pairs warm, enveloping sonics with Germano's gently troubling way of questioning why things are the way they are.
Lisa Germano is best known for her series of 1990s recordings on English independent label 4AD. Starting with Happiness, her records for the label often felt like the re-living of distressing relationships and their fall-out: in the case of Geek the Girl, still Germano’s finest hour, the pathology of the stalker – and the stalked. The brinkmanship of Geek the Girl suggested terrain not often traversed by song: this was closer to abreaction, and the 12 miniatures collected on the album were fragile and eviscerated.