Non Credo

1. Why ?
2. Tell Me What You Dream
3. Looking In The Windows
4. Ask The Bearded Lady
5. Beguiled 6. Stiff We Walk
7. Hair Of Dog
8. Descent Point
9. Thank You Mommy
10. Dint Of Thrift
11. Wild Humans
12. Tied To The Mast
13. Agnes' Lament
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nml 8814 - LP 1988


Kira Vollman voice,bass guitar,keyboards,clarinet
Joseph Berardi drums,percussion,keyboards,accordion,cello

plus guests: Jesse Jacobson guitar on 9,13, bowed bass on 9 Jerome Faulkner synthesizer on 9, clarinet on 13 Bill Rhea violin on 5

A collaboration between Kira Vollman and Joseph Berardi. Unlike Humdrum, their other collaboration which deals strictly with the voice and percussion in a more or less improvisational expression, NON CREDO takes advantage of the duo’s multi-instrumental abilities and focuses them in a structured song form or instrumental piece. Non Credo uses a variety of layers, textures, and rhythms that blend together for a cohesive, if quirky, mood. The voice is used at times as another instrument in this layering process, or it may come to the forefront delivering lyrics that have a seemingly simple, almost nursery rhyme quality, but which, upon closer inspection, reveal a dark, disturbing twist. The music is the result of an eclectic assortment of influences, from film soundtracks to Saturday morning cartoons, traditional Latin rhythms to Salvation Army brass bands. All material is written, arranged, performed and recorded by Vollman and Berardi in their home studio.

" The insolent songs of Non Credo - combine polkas and marches with salsa rhythms and elements from strip cartoons. Fairground music in consumer society. Electronic percussion from J. Berady characatures the witch-like entangled voice that Kira Vollman produces, blinking her eyes." (Peter Kemper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

"Non Credo are more catchy, 2 multi-instrumentalists from LA who develop on their album „Reluctant Hosts" a very original witty and charming variety of contemporary pop music and conjour the strongest and -oh miracle- the catchiest of songs with checky-morbid very unusual female vocals over a foundation feeding off of traditions from film and cartoon music to - I believe- Brecht/Weill. " ( Helmut Hein, Die Woche Regensburg)