German singer/songwriter Sibylle Baier
's one contribution to the early-'70s underground folk scene was recorded in her home on an old reel-to-reel machine. Her earnest and stoic vocals, as well as her reflective compositions, were comparable to contemporaries such as Nico
, Vashti Bunyan
, and Anne Briggs
, but the accomplished actress, painter, dancer, and seamstress chose to focus on her growing family rather than pursue a career in music. In 2004, her son lent a copy of his mother's home recordings to Dinosaur Jr.
's J Mascis
, who in turn saw that it found its way to Athens, GA, record label Orange Twin. Colour Green
was made available to the world the following year.