Sample 1- to 2-minute excerpts of Amy’s music.
Hear samples of Amy’s “greatest hits,” listen to full songs from CDs, or scroll way down for chamber, dance & theater music excerpts.
Chosen as one of the Top 10 Classical CDs of 2009 by Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle. “Her songs channel the rhythms of urban life through the seriocomic sensibility of a born entertainer.”
The Secret Language of Subways — for voice, cello trio (The Cello ChiXtet), electronic percussion and live looping/processing — is a song cycle about the inane and perpetually unfinished businesses of love and war and New York. Read More »
“I’ve been listening to Amy X Neuburg’s ‘Residue’… I think I’m in love. Neuburg is a new kind of multi-threat composer, a wonder of sampling, overdubbing, electronic manipulation… a fabulous singer. Exhilarating originality.” — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Residue (2004) comprises meticulously arranged studio versions of Amy’s earliest ‘avant-cabaret’ performance pieces for voice, electronic drums and live looping electronics. Read More »
“Nothing short of a quirky, intelligent pop masterpiece.” — Allmusic Guide
Sports! (1999) captures the energy of Amy X Neuburg & Men’s rambunctious stage show — a unique blend of art-rock, electronic weirdness, old-timey cabaret and social commentary. The new line-up of Men has a distinctive beefy herky-jerky Manly sound. Read More »
“Neuburg makes music whose dizzy mix of complexity, accessibility, and intensity are matched by few… The Men ace her arrangements with humor and discipline.” — Musician Magazine
1995. Amy and her Men are finding their “sound” in this first release, and the result is enjoyably eclectic, with songs ranging from artsy to intimate to world-beat. The Men pipe in with quirky vocals and the occasional short improv. Read More »
“Neuburg’s talents as songwriter, singer, arranger, studio technician, and keyboardist distinguish this remarkable release… Neuburg is a major player in her own right, a unique voice in the true sense of the word.” — Keyboard Magazine
1992. Created mostly while Amy was a college student, as a “pop” reaction to her classical training, Songs has a charmingly lo-tech quality — the result of cheap equipment and unofficial all-nighters in the basement studio. Regardless, you can hear the odd textures and intimate multi-layered vocals that have become part of Amy’s signature sound. Read More »
A 21st-century protest record with songs featuring biting commentary on the state of the Western world. Guitarist Barry Cleveland, bassist Michael Manring, percussionist Celso Alberti, pedal-steelist Robert Powell, vocalists Amy X Neuburg, Deborah Holland, and Harry Manx. Listen or buy on CD Baby.
Another by Herb Heinz (2004)
Amy contributed backing vocals and production assistance to this beautifully executed psycho-art-pop masterpiece. Listen or buy on CD Baby.
I Only Want Love by Hmmm… (2002)
Amy provided backing vocals and production assistance on this album of unapologetically strange songs. Hmmm… (Mark Briggs and Herb Heinz) invents audio experiences which employ radically clashing styles to instruct, confuse and sometimes offend listeners. Listen or buy on CD Baby.
Music by Guillermo Galindo with cameos by Juan Ybarra, Randall Wong, Amy X Neuburg, Jennifer Ashworth and others. “Cut-up sound clouds of opera, speed metal, and urban noise — a jagged electro-ambience that converts the Hotel California into ‘la mansion de la muerte.’ ” — Josh Kun. Purchase from Calaca Press.
Failure by Herb Heinz (1998)
Amy provides backing vocals on this dark art-math-rock weirdness. Herb draws upon his interests in experimental and electronic music, surrealist cinema, musical comedy, and self-referentialism to create music which demonstrates, by example, how (not) to be. Listen or buy on CD Baby.
Amy sings the role of Mrs. Payne’s mother and in the chorus in this Robert Ashley classic. A haunting and unforgettable spoken and sung opera, and an influential experience for Amy! Listen or purchase from Nonesuch.
You can also hear Amy on:
Syllogismobile 2 songs by Mystery Fix (2010) — lead vocals
Now Eleanor’s Idea by Robert Ashley (1994/2007) — chorus and supporting role
Foreign Experiences by Robert Ashley (1994/2006) — chorus
Hello, Dali by Comfy Chair (2008) — Amy sings on “Why Don’t We Dance?”
1-2-3 Sing! (2001) — Leapfrog Toys songs for children
What’s the Matter in Amy Glennon? (1994) — a Sheila Davies radio play on Nonsequitur
“Neuburg wields a phenomenal voice in which one gleans hints of the dominant art singers of our day: Meredith Monk, Björk, Kate Bush’s passion, Laurie Anderson’s intimate brilliance… with a vocal potency that recalls Diamanda Galas… As poised as she is powerful.”