This week's Off-Ramp song of the week is called “Ee Chê" and it was recorded in the early 1980s by artist and singer Anna Homler and composer Steve Moshier. It's the first track off their project "Breadwoman, and Other Tales" re-released last month on RVNG International. It's a strange record with an even stranger story.
Homler is a visual and performance artist and was of L.A.'s Otis College of Art and Design when, driving around Malibu and Topanga, she started writing songs in an invented language. When she performed the songs, she created a new persona: "Breadwoman."
Breadwoman was an ancient cowled figure with loaves of bread where her face would be. Check out the documentary on the recordings: