The Doll is an Aotearoa/NZ artist, currently based in London. She likes to augment her vocals with contact mics, balloons, bells, magnetic tape, percussion junk, garbage from the side of the road, horns, household appliances, a T-Pain mic, & field recordings. 'Live' is The Doll's seventh album. The tracks for this release were all recorded live in Aotearoa/NZ at Snails (Palmerston North) and the Audio Foundation (Auckland).
"The Doll can be constituted by mixing 3 parts experiment, 4 parts noise, 1 part ritual, and 2 parts theatre, with a pinch of space dust." - Alt Music
Huge thanks to Yeah I Know It Sucks for this kind & thoughtful review: yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2019/06/29/the-doll-live/
More thanks to Travis at Counterzine for inviting The Doll to discuss her site specific process and performances and give a song-by-song explanation of each of these live performances: counterzine.com/2019/07/01/album-auto-nalysis-the-dolls-live/
Thanks to Chris Bynes at I Heart Noise for this kind review as well: ihrtn.net/review-the-doll-live/
released June 28, 2019
Live at Snails, Palmerston North: vintage hair dryer, tape measure, dog toys, cassette player, contact mics, balloons, rubber chicken, mini amps, maracas, magnetic tape, pig castanet, metal plant pot, cassettes, letter opener, vox, & a Buried Telephone Cables cover.
video of this performance: www.instagram.com/p/BXD7Rp-gac5/
Live at Audio Foundation, Auckland: kauri wood sculpture, Japanese rolling pin, Korean bells, bird whistle, dried flax flowers, Doris, vox, rubber chicken, pig castanet, tape player, maracas, echo mic, Pīwakawaka plush toy, brass bell, seed pods, record player, & turntable sculpture.
Live at Pillowcase - Soft Abuse & Stabbies Etc. Showcase, Audio Foundation: homemade radio, alarm clocks, rubber chicken, balloons, trash can toy, wire, whisky box, metal bowls, record player with sandpaper for vinyl & a tea infuser stylus/needle, mini amp, tape box, tape player, maracas, wire lamp shade, lego, heartbeat cassette, QEII coronation tin, musical greeting cards, Annoying Sounds toy, Xmas cracker castanets, & metal plant pot.
Live at Stefan Neville Exhibition Closing, Audio Foundation: 2 karaoke mics, 2 mini amps, fuzz pedal, meditation circle, & vox.
video of this live performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=khDSVzDk71Y
Thanks to Snails: Artist Run Spaces & The Audio Foundation www.instagram.com/snails.artistrunspaces/ www.audiofoundation.org.nz
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