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Pentimento LP, 2005
Remember that Sweater? EP, 2003
Urban Comfort EP, 2001



Anamude is driven by Ana Hortillosa, a San Francisco based songwriter who combines expressive and experimental guitar-playing with poetic lyrics to create moods that range from the quirkey and off-kilter to the lush and cinematographic. Influenced by classical, country blues, folk, and pop music, Anamude music has been compared to Laurie Anderson, Kristen Hersh, Cat Power and M. Ward. Others have described Anamude's music as "guitar folk pop that temptingly hints at a shy PJ Harvey playing from John Fahey's songbook." (Losing Today)

In 2001, Anamude debuted with the "Urban Comfort" EP, a recording that features no more than two guitars, unaffected vocals, and a toy accordion. This recording brought acclaim to Anamude as an "avant folkie" on both sides of the Atlantic and lead up to her release "Remember that Sweater?" (2003) with French boutique label Hinah, which sold out in less than a week. Alongside, Anamude has contributed several songs to European indie label compilations, notably Spanish indie darling Acuarela Records.

The follow-up project to "Urban Comfort", "Pentimento" (2005), was recorded with in Portland, Oregon January 2004, with Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western). The recording rests upon Hortillosa's signature guitarwork and poetic songwriting, but also features drums, bass, violin, piano, vibraphones, optigan, and a spectrum of found sounds performed by a variety of Portland musicians. "Hortillosa understands the crafting of a pop song with an alt-country/bluegrass-y feel, revealing her skill as she builds these songs from the ground up, enriching them with her phenomenal guitarÂ…" (Performer Magazine)

As in the recording studio, on stage Anamude is joined by friends on drums, viola, accordion, cello, trumpet...and the list is growing as Anamude is working toward her fourth recording scheduled for Fall of 2007.