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Creeping Sideways by Loretta's Doll.
With their newest release, layers of primal sound and organic textures
match the intensity of the lyrics that draw from the magickal to the classical.
Since 1992 LORETTA’S DOLL have released a string of eclectic releases,
all revealing the darkness within the light. Weaving their own unique blend
of “Electro-Acoustick Musickal Mayhem” allows them access through the Gothic,
Industrial, Experimental, and Electronic realms in order to expose their
twisted, abstract and often mercurial sound. Throughout their nine
years of existence and eight official releases, LORETTA’S DOLL have created
an impressive body of work that reflects themes of the alchemical, the
absurd and melancholia. Currently acting as a quartet, the players include
Bryin Dall (Vocals, Samples, Guitars), Kevin Dunn (Drums & Electronic
Percussion), Scott Reiter (Synths and Engineering), and Kevin Wahlen (Chapman
Stick, 8-string Bass and Synths).
Their latest, Creeping Sideways, is their darkest and most expressive
work to date. Collaborator Derek Rush (Dream
into Dust) joins Loretta’s Doll on bass guitar and production duties,
adding his affinity for dark soundscapes and apocalyptic textures. Further
exploring the boundaries of semi-structured dark electro- experimentalism,
“Nature” is ominous, crashing and foreboding in sound, with Bryin’s distinctive
affected growl winding throughout. “Song of Solomon” is throbbing, sensual
and tribalistic, featuring frequent phantom member Orson Welles.
With disjointed rhythms, minimalist glitches and synths, “Albemuth” is
an even further progression into their amorphous
sound. “The Disconnected” is a ranting diatribe of human degradation
and disgust that could only be spoken with any cynical conviction by guest
vocalist Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV, Thee Majesty). The album has the
additional importance of being the first joint release between World
Serpent and Middle Pillar.
Creeping Sideways is the next step in the evolution of LORETTA’S
DOLL, a band that continues to grow with each release and gnaw at the reality
that underlies the commonplace and everyday. That reality is shattered
by the uneasiness that infests Creeping… and imbues a lasting effect that
can be called Dark Cerebral music.