|Birth name||Arthur Morgan Lindsay|
|Born||May 28, 1953|
|Origin||Richmond, Virginia, U.S.|
|Genres||No wave, noise, avant-garde jazz, MPB, art pop|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, musician, record producer|
|Labels||ZE, Righteous Babe|
Arthur Morgan "Arto" Lindsay (born May 28, 1953) is an American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer. He was a member of the pioneering 1970s no wave group DNA, which featured on the 1978 compilation No New York. In the 1980s, he formed the group Ambitious Lovers. He also performed with The Golden Palominos and The Lounge Lizards.
He has a distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, self-taught guitar style consisting almost entirely of unconventional extended techniques, described by Brian Olewnick as "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey".
Although Lindsay was born in the United States, he grew up in Brazil. In the late 1970s, he helped form the no wave band DNA with Ikue Mori and Robin Crutchfield, although Tim Wright of Pere Ubu soon replaced Crutchfield. In 1978, DNA was featured on the four-band sampler No New York (produced by Brian Eno) In the early 1980s, Lindsay performed on early albums by The Lounge Lizards and The Golden Palominos. "He's never lost his interest in weirdness," Robert Christgau wrote, "even ran the Kitchen for a year, and in the eighties his unschooled guitar was in demand all over downtown as he radiated out from the overlapping John Lurie, Anton Fier, John Zorn, and Kip Hanrahan circles to enterprising jazz and funk guys as well as Cuban drummers..."
After the Lounge Lizards, Lindsay and keyboardist Peter Scherer formed the Ambitious Lovers, influenced by pop, samba, and bossa nova. In an interview with Bomb magazine, Linsday said, "the whole idea was Al Green and samba. That against this; this against that; not a blend, a juxtaposition, loud/soft. There's no particular point in putting these things together. The point is what comes out in the end." The band's albums included Envy, Greed, and Lust.
Lindsay began his experience as producer in 1981 working with Italian No wave band Hi-Fi Bros. He has produced recordings by Brazilian musicians Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Vinicius Cantuária, Gal Costa, Carlinhos Brown, Marisa Monte, Adriana Calcanhotto, Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda and Lucas Santtana. He also co-produced the first album of Anarchist Republic of Bzzz, and CHASM by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Lindsay lent his talents in 2008 on Jun Miyake’s Stolen Strangers album providing vocals and guitar on the album’s opener “Alviveride” as well as on “O Fim”, “Turn Back” and “Outros Escuros”. In 2013, Lindsay sang on "I Guess We're Floating" by Stephon Alexander and Rioux. The song was released on the album Here Comes Now in August 2014 by Connect Records.
- netmage 2006 performs Ipanema Théories with Dominique Gonzalez Foerster and alone Garden of self regard
More or less comprehensive the discography integrates all work as a leader, band projects and contributions on albums of other musicians. Lindsay's own work can simply be singled out by sorting "Leading artist". Minor contributions may only be mentioned in the notes of an earlier album of the respective artist. The No New York compilation is added due to its significance. Later compilations of older material are listed with the recording year followed by the release date in brackets. Within a year the albums are sorted alphabetically by artist not by specified dates.
|Release||Leading artist or band||Album||Label||Notes|
|1978||DNA||No New York||Antilles||compilation by Brian Eno|
|1979 ||The Lounge Lizards||Live 79-81||ROIR|
|1980||Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra||Extended Niceties Infidelity|
|1981||DNA||A Taste of DNA||American Clave|
|1981||The Lounge Lizards||The Lounge Lizards||Editions EG|
|1981||Kip Hanrahan||Coup de tête||American Clave|
|1982 ||DNA||Last Live at CBGB's||Avant||recorded June 25, 1982, at CBGB's|
|1983||The Golden Palominos||The Golden Palominos||Celluloid||Lindsay is also guest on Omaha and Visions of Excess both Celluloid, 1985|
|1983||Kip Hanrahan||Desire Develops an Edge||American Clave|
|1983||John Zorn||Locus Solus||Rift|
|1984||Ambitious Lovers||Envy||Editions EG||credited as "Arto Lindsay Ambitious Lovers"|
|1984||David Moss||Full House||Moers Music|
|1985||Kip Hanrahan||Vertical's Currency||American Clave|
|1985||John Lurie||Music from the Original Scores: Stranger Than Paradise and the Resurrection of Albert Ayler||Crammed Discs, Made to Measure|
|1985||David Moss||Dense Band||Moers Music|
|1985||Ryuichi Sakamoto||Esperanto||MIDI Inc.||Lindsay plays guitar|
|1986||Ryuichi Sakamoto||Futurista||MIDI Inc.||Lindsay plays guitar on "Parolibre"|
|1986||John Zorn||The Big Gundown||Nonesuch|
|1986 ||John Zorn||Filmworks 1986–1990||Eva||Lindsay on first four tracks for White and Lazy. Also on two tracks from 1990 released on Filmworks III: 1990–1995|
|1987||John Lurie||Down by Law||Crammed Discs, Made to Measure||Soundtrack to the Jim Jarmush film, featuring Lurie beside Tom Waits as actors|
|1987||John Zorn||Cobra||Hat Hut|
|1988||Heiner Goebbels/Heiner Müller||Der Mann im Fahrstuhl/The Man in the Elevator||ECM|
|1989||Laurie Anderson||Strange Angels||Warner Bros.||produced in part by Lindsay and Scherer. Lindsay also sings on the title track of her following album Bright Red (1994)|
|1989||Bill Frisell||Before We Were Born||Elektra Musician|
|1989||Allen Ginsberg||The Lion for Real||Antilles/Island||Hal Wilner project|
|1989||Seigen Ono||Comme des Garçons, Volume One||Venture||Lindsay also is guest musician and producer on The Green Chinese Table (1988) and Comme des Garçons, Volume Two (1989)|
|1989||Ryuichi Sakamoto||Beauty||Virgin||Lindsay also sings on "Psychedelic Afternoon" of his following album Sweet Revenge (1994) and plays guitar on "Bibounoaozora" of the next, Smoochy (Güt/For Life, 1996)|
|1989||Caetano Veloso||Estrangeiro||Elektra/Musician||produced by Lindsay and Peter Scherer|
|1989||John Zorn||Filmworks VII: Cynical Hysterie Hour||CBS/Sony|
|1990||Ambitious Lovers as Peter Scherer & Arto Lindsay||Pretty Ugly||Crammed Discs, Made to Measure||music for a ballett choreographed by Amanda Miller|
|1990||Marc Ribot||Rootless Cosmopolitans||Island|
|1990||They Might Be Giants||Flood||Elektra||Lindsay on one track|
|1991||Marisa Monte||Mais||EMI/World Pacific||produced by Lindsay, debut album by Monte, features Ribot, Zorn a.o.|
|1991||Caetano Veloso||Circuladô||Elektra/Nonesuch||produced by Lindsay|
|1993||Gal Costa||O Sorriso do Gato de Alice||RCA||produced by Lindsay|
|1994||David Byrne||David Byrne||Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.|
|1995||Arto Lindsay Trio||Aggregates 1–26||Knitting Factory||trio with Melvin Gibbs and Dougie Bowne|
|1995||Arto Lindsay||O Corpo Sutil (The Subtle Body)||Güt/For Life (Jp), Bar/None||first solo album after the Ambitious Lovers, features prominently Bill Frisell|
|1996||Vinicius Cantuaria||Sol na Cara||Gramavision||produced by Lindsay|
|1996||Arto Lindsay||Mundo Civilizado||Güt/For Life, Bar/None||illbient remixes on Hyper Civilizado (Gütbounce, Gramavision)|
|1997||Arto Lindsay||Noon Chill||Güt/For Life, Bar/None||Rykodisc issued a limited edition in 1998 adding the EP Reentry, first released in Japan on Güt|
|1998||Vinicius Cantuaria||Tucumã||Verve||Lindsay co-wrote "Maravilhar" and "Sanfona", and plays guitar on "Vivo Isolado do Mundo"|
|1998||Seigen Ono||Comme des Garçons + Remix Arto Lindsay||Epic/Sony||re-release with added remixes|
|1999||Arto Lindsay||Prize||Righteous Babe|
|2000||Arto Lindsay||Ecomixes||Avex Trax||compilation of remixes and four live tracks|
|2002||Arto Lindsay||Invoke||Righteous Babe|
|2002||Jun Miyake||Innocent Bossa in the Mirror||Nektar/Tropical Music||Lindsay co-produced and sings|
|2004||Arto Lindsay||Salt||Righteous Babe|
|2008||Adriana Calcanhotto||Mare||Sony/BMG||co-producer, plays drums and guitar on two tracks|
|2008||Jun Miyake||Stolen from Strangers||Videoarts Music|
|2014||Arto Lindsay||Encyclopedia of Arto||Northern Spy||compilation with a second CD comprising solo live recordings|
|2017||Arto Lindsay||Cuidado Madame||Northern Spy||again with Melvin Gibbs, features drummer Kassa Overall|
|2022||Arto Lindsay||Charivari||Corbett vs. Dempsey||solo recording|
- ^ Dougan, John; Westergaard, Sean. "Biography: Arto Lindsay". Allmusic. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
- ^ Olewnick, Brian. "DNA (Last Live at CBGB's)". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
- ^ Fleischmann, Mark; Robbins, Ira; Kenny, Glenn. "Arto Lindsay". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- ^ Masters, Marc. No Wave. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2007, pp. 52-67
- ^ a b Robbins, Ira; Fleischmann, Mark; Payes, Robert. "DNA". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- ^ Fleischmann, Mark; Sheridan, David; Shupe, Rich; Isler, Scott. "Lounge Lizards". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- ^ Fleischmann, Mark; Schinder, Scott; Mirkin, Steven; Robbins, Ira. "Golden Palominos". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
- ^ Christgau, Robert (February 18, 1998). Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674443181 – via Google Books.
- ^ Krasnow, David. "Arto Lindsay", Bomb magazine, Spring 2000. Retrieved on January 20, 2012
- ^ "Reviews: Pop - Recommended". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 12, 1985. pp. 101–. ISSN 0006-2510.
- ^ Mattioli, Valerio (July 2, 2014). "Arto Lindsay, un'intervista enciclopedica". XL Repubblica.it (in Italian). Retrieved July 19, 2019.
- ^ "Premiere: Stephon Alexander and Rioux Recruit No Wave Icon Arto Lindsay For Ecstatic 'I Guess We're Floating'". factmag.com. July 17, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
- Official site
- "Personagem: Talking with Arto Lindsay" Interview from The Morning News
- Arto Lindsay & Toni Nogueira: "Buy One" (1:06) published on the Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine at Ubuweb
- Official Myspace page for Llik Your Idols, a documentary about the Cinema of Transgression featuring Arto Lindsay
- 1953 births
- Living people
- Musicians from Richmond, Virginia
- Record producers from Virginia
- 20th-century American guitarists
- 20th-century American male musicians
- American expatriates in Brazil
- American experimental guitarists
- American male guitarists
- American male singers
- No wave musicians
- The Golden Palominos members
- The Lounge Lizards members
- Righteous Babe Records artists
- ZE Records artists
- Gramavision Records artists
- Northern Spy Records artists