Robyn Nice

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An anonymous singer/songwriter whose music largely resides in the loner-folk and sound art idioms, none of the releases attributed to him mention the name Robyn Nice. Instead, this is the earliest known identity under which he was creatively active and has consequently become a de facto way to refer to the individual behind the body of work given that every recording he has issued is credited to a unique artist or ensemble.

While the confirmed personnel on early group recordings suggests a youth at least partially spent in Hammond, Louisiana, the bulk of the artist's output is believed to derive from time spent living in the greater Chicago area, though it is unknown if he still resides there or how contemporaneous any of his recordings were with their release. As well, given the unconventional distribution of most of these releases (i.e. turning up in thrift shops, anonymously dumped in independent record stores, featuring in specialty collectors' mail-order lists), they tend to trade hands for greater-than-average prices on the rare occasions that they do surface.

No official point of contact for the artist exists, but the Rabbit Run Down The Hole Of A Skull blogspot fansite is considered a good source for what little information is known; an unofficial Bandcamp page streams audio of the known releases, many of which are on the Discogs database. As of this writing, it is known that several small-run lathe-cut discs were released in 2017 in addition to those from the same series already featuring on this page. Fans of Robyn Nice are hopeful that, in time, information about these recordings will also become readily available.
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Instruments & Performance

none The Surprise Symphony — Robyn Nice The Surprise Symphony The Surprise Symphony - The Surprise Symphony (Album) Blackberry Records (2) none US 1997 Sell This Version
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CTCD-211 Small — Robyn Nice マジック・アイランド* マジック・アイランド* - Small (Album) Blackberry Records (2) CTCD-211 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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none Jim Collins — Robyn Nice Jim Collins (6) - Music Performed By The High Mass Jim Collins (6) - Music Performed By The High Mass - Jim Collins(LP, Album) Prosper Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
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none Rojvi — Robyn Nice Terry (26) Terry (26) - Rojvi(LP, Album) Noose none US 2002 Sell This Version
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none No Tape Outside — Robyn Nice Snake & Remus Snake & Remus - No Tape Outside(LP, Album) Flash Records (13) none US 2004 Sell This Version
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01 Boots — Robyn Nice Boots (20) Boots (20) - Boots(LP, Album) Black Lead 01 US 2004 Sell This Version
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none Live At The Rainbows End — Robyn Nice C.C C.C - Live At The Rainbows End(LP, Album) Soft Coffin none US 2004 Sell This Version
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none Life Lives — Robyn Nice Life Lives Life Lives - Life Lives(LP, Album) Delta Records (9) none US 2004 Sell This Version
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none Zelda Rising — Robyn Nice Zelda Rising Zelda Rising - Zelda Rising(LP) Community Records (4) none US 2005 Sell This Version
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HP 279/280/281, 01, none Box — Robyn Nice Boots (20) / C.C / Snake & Remus Boots (20) / C.C / Snake & Remus - Box(3xLP, RP + Box, Comp) HP Cycle Records, Black Lead, Soft Coffin, Flash Records (13) HP 279/280/281, 01, none US 2006 Sell This Version
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none Jungle Blood — Robyn Nice Tommy Roundtree Tommy Roundtree - Jungle Blood(LP, Album, M/Print) Free Ride none US 2007 Sell This Version
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none Arian Sample — Robyn Nice Arian Sample Arian Sample - Arian Sample(LP, Album) Hogs On Ice none US 2007 Sell This Version
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none Open Air Ceremony — Robyn Nice Gary Keller (2) Gary Keller (2) - Open Air Ceremony(LP, Album) Grayscale none US 2010 Sell This Version
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none Life's An Ugly Color — Robyn Nice Carly Farr Carly Farr - Life's An Ugly Color(7", Single) Not On Label (Carly Farr Self-released) none US 2013 Sell This Version
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none Rt. 1 Box 320- A — Robyn Nice Various Various - Rt. 1 Box 320- A(10x7", Album + Box) Roll Over, Not On Label (Carly Farr Self-released), True Sister, Bend Or Break Entertainment, Not On Label (Mark Lay (2) Self-released), Constant Music, Fossick Music Ltd., Rethinking Punishment, While It Lasts, Diminishing Returns none US 2013 Sell This Version
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none Slow Cars / Red Flags — Robyn Nice Charles Jerome Charles Jerome - Slow Cars / Red Flags(7", Single) Diminishing Returns none US 2013 Sell This Version
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none Shithouse Wings — Robyn Nice Wallace Drury Wallace Drury - Shithouse Wings(LP) Park & Orange none US 2015 Sell This Version
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none Some Day Soon — Robyn Nice Some Day Soon (2) Some Day Soon (2) - Some Day Soon(LP) Hill Records (8) none US 2015 Sell This Version
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none Loose Hill — Robyn Nice Harry Cologne Harry Cologne - Loose Hill(LP) Wilson Spider none US 2015 Sell This Version
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none We Are Junk — Robyn Nice Jorge Thaumaturge Jorge Thaumaturge - We Are Junk(Lathe, 12", EP) Not On Label (Jorge Thaumaturge Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none Left On 37th — Robyn Nice Carl (83) Carl (83) - Left On 37th(Lathe, 7", Single) Not On Label (Carl (83) Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none Leon Green — Robyn Nice Leon Green (3) Leon Green (3) - Leon Green(Lathe, 7", Single) Not On Label (Leon Green (3) Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none John Rice — Robyn Nice John Rice (10) John Rice (10) - John Rice(Lathe, 10", EP) Not On Label (John Rice (10) Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none Polaris — Robyn Nice PaL (20) PaL (20) - Polaris(Lathe, 12", EP) Not On Label (PaL (20) Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version
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none S. Gray — Robyn Nice S. Gray (2) S. Gray (2) - S. Gray(Lathe, 7", Single) Not On Label (S. Gray (2) Self-released) none US 2017 Sell This Version

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a_boy_and_his_vinyl

a_boy_and_his_vinyl

August 16, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
Hasn’t released since 2017, planning something big or is he dead? Another thing: releases end on the 20th anniversary of his first.
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Lolo_Rates

Lolo_Rates

June 21, 2015
ALL LIES.
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