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Anna Domino (nee Anna Virginia Taylor Delory) is a Tokyo-born indie rock artist who has released several recordings under that moniker. Notable performers Domino has collaborated with include Blaine L. Reininger and Virginia Astley. She also played with one-hit wonders, including Mania D and Tar. Additionally, she sang lead vocals on the song "Here In My Heart" by The 6ths on their album Wasps' Nests.

Her stage name is a Spoonerism on the term Anno Domini (now referred to as C.E.).

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Recordings

Early in her career, Domino sang with a number of New York City bands, but didn't catch the attention of American record labels until she had released several albums with the Belgian record label Les Disques du Crépuscule, releasing a single in 1983, Trust In Love. Two E.P. releases, East and West and Rythm, followed in short order. In 1986, her first complete album Anna Domino was released. In 1987, she met Michel Delory, guitarist for Bel Canto and Univers Zéro, and they collaborated on her second album This Time, which received positive critical attention and airplay in Japan. In 1989, Domino released another E.P., Colouring In the Edge and the Outline followed by her third album Mysteries of America in 1990. Domino didn't release anything under her own name after 1990, other than compilations and re-releases.

In 1999 Domino and Delory formed the folk rock alternative outfit Snakefarm, which has to date released only a single album Songs From My Funeral, an album of murder ballads from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Background

Domino was born an army brat in Tokyo, Japan to an artistically-inclined family. Her father, James J. Taylor, was in the United States Army before he became a videographer in Washington, D.C.; her mother, Mimi Cazort, is curator emerita for National Gallery of Canada. Her brother, Alan Taylor, is a well-known film director.

Being part of a military family, Domino has lived in various places around the world — Ann Arbor, Michigan, Florence, Italy and Ottawa, Canada. She eventually settled in New York, where she became a fashion designer.

Selected Discography

Albums

  • East and West (Crépuscule - 1984)
  • This Time (Crépuscule - 1987)
  • Colouring in the edge and the outline (Crépuscule - 1988)
  • L'Amour fou (Crépuscule - 1989)
  • Mysteries of America (Crépuscule - 1990)
  • Favourite songs from the Twilight years (US-compilatie - Janken Pon, 1997)
  • Snakefarm (Kneeling Elephant, 1999)

12" Singles

  • Trust in love / Repeating (Crépuscule, 1983)
  • Rythm / Target (Crépuscule, 1984)
  • Take that / Koo koo (Crépuscule, 1985)
  • Lake / Hammer (Crépuscule, 1987)
  • Tempting / Always always (Crépuscule, 1988)

Vinyl releases on Factory Records

  • FACT 165 Anna Domino LP
  • FAC 158 Summer (Arthur Baker Remix) / Summer (Arthur Baker Instrumental) 12"
  • FAC 158/7 Summer (Arthur Baker Remix) / The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 7" (A side is edited version)




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