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Jan Jackson Sound Salon. Think Ripley. Think Nostromo. Think being inside, but also without.

Noises Off Are Actually Noises Within. Experiment with your ears. Let your peace dance into the Wyrd. The Doll Is Mighty. Favorite track: Sound Salon.
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    Digital download of LIVE included with purchase, as well as:

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Sound Salon 08:33


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:

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:


released June 28, 2019

Sound Salon
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.
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Universal Jane
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.

Gateway Couch
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.

Cheap Romance
Live at Stefan Neville Exhibition Closing, Audio Foundation: 2 karaoke mics, 2 mini amps, fuzz pedal, meditation circle, & vox.
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Thanks to Snails: Artist Run Spaces & The Audio Foundation

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The Doll Patea, New Zealand

Contact mics, balloons, vox, magnetic tape, percussion junk, garbage from side of the road, horns, appliances, T-Pain mic & field recordings. Cool Edit Pro on an XP craptop.

The Doll plays in TBA & PUNTERS (Seattle noise improv) Septithe (AK BBQ Doom) tujuh kuda (London noisy ambient) Toxic Octopus (London distortions) Unknown Tofu (improv percussion) US/Aotearoa collective noiser Contact Mike
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