In The Maybe World
Germano began recording in the ’90s, first for Capitol Records, then for a number of very productive years with 4AD. Most notable among these releases are the fantastic Geek, The Girl, and Excerpts From A Love Circus. These missives of emotional damage and impossible love are extremely personal documents, simultaneously self-effacing and confrontational. Over the years Germano has received acclaim from all over, from independent-oriented fanzines to Spin, Rolling Stone, and the rest. In 2003 she released the absolutely beautiful and wrenching audio journey Lullaby For Liquid Pig, featuring woozy paeans to alcohol, fantasy landscapes and out-of-focus dramas. Other projects over the years include the OP8 album — a collaboration with Giant Sand and Calexico — and stints with artists as diverse as David Bowie, Neil Finn, John Mellencamp, Simple Minds, Iggy Pop, The Indigo Girls and Sheryl Crow, among others.
In The Maybe World features some of Germano’s best work to date. Typically, her self-produced arrangements are uniquely inventive, her lyrics cut right to the core, and her voice carries gently into a world where distinctions between beauty, loss, love and pain tend to blur.