Rattle Rattle

by Dorian Wood

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Edition Details
- Limited batch of 263 hand-numbered 12” 180gr. red vinyl
- Handmade silkscreened cover & insert
- Handmade blood stamped label
- Artwork by Dorian Wood
- Includes dowload code of 2 extra tracks

Dorian Wood, as he himself has stated in the past, is not here to comfort you. Born to Costa Rican parents in 1970’s Los Angeles, California, he studied at the Castella Art Conservatory in Costa Rica for four years, before returning to Los Angeles to perfect his creative chops; as an illustrator, performance artist (having worked with the prestigious Marina Abramovic) and musician, Dorian Wood’s works reflect a raw, prodigious talent.

He channels an almost preacher-like ferocity that connects with often dark and disturbing themes, simultaneously beautiful and unabashedly emotional, recalling such luminaries as Nina Simone, Scott Walker, Antony Hegarty, David Tibet (Current 93) and Nick Cave. His live performances demand an eerie intimacy that wraps the audience in a maelstrom of sweeping melodies and his passionate wail/battle cry.

Rattle Rattle (Atonal Industries, 2013) is Dorian Wood's third album and first vinyl release. It is an operatic collection of doomsday-related anthems and torch ballads. The album was set in motion through a successful fundraising campaign that helped Dorian achieve his ambitious vision: over four years in the making, with the involvement of over 60 musicians, including a 45-member choir assembled by Dorian himself, The Difficult Women.

With avant-classical arrangements that charge forth across 10 songs (including two extra tracks available only on the vinyl release), Dorian reflects on such themes as faith (“Faith is cumbersome when they chop off your hands and your feet” he sings on “Glassellalia”), oppression (“You hate us and we hate you more” on “We Are The Heart of Human Hair”) and carnage (“I’ve been a whore to my tears” on “The Useless Servant”). Rattle Rattle is, at its tremulous core, an album about the human condition.

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released October 21, 2013

Atonal Industries #A002
www.atonalindustries.com

Produced by DW

Recorded at Total Annihilation Studios, Los Angeles, CA by Eddie Rivas, Mysterious Mammal Recording, Los Angeles CA by Matt Lynch,
and at the Escarpment, Los Angeles, CA by Phillip Haut

Songs 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were mixed by Matt Lynch at Mysterious Mammal Recording, Los Angeles, CA (mysteriousmammal.com)
Songs 3 and 4 were mixed by Eddie Rivas at Total Annihilation Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Mastered by Shane Smith

Album cover by DW

All songs written by DW. Copyright 2013 Why Are You Doing This Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.

DW: vocal, piano, organ, furniture destroy destroy destroy
Michael Corwin: guitar
Sebastian Steinberg: bass
princessFrank: percussion
Leah “Daddy” Harmon: accordion, guest vocal on O
Angela Correa: guest vocal on Glassellalia
Eddika Organista: guest vocal on La Cara Infinita
Nina Savary: guest vocal on The Useless Servant (La neige obscènes sur Lisieux)
Daniel Rosenboom: trumpet
Andrew Duncan: trumpet
Michael Anthony Ibarra: baritone saxophone
Angel Hernandez: tenor saxophone
Bryan Diaz: tenor saxophone
Luis E. Chavez: alto saxophone
Nickolas Sebastiano de Carlo: tuba
Benjamin Friedmann: tuba
Christian Rosales: tuba
Paul Cartwright: violin/string arrangement
Jason Savvy: accordion
The Difficult Women: Adam Rycroft, Afsaneh Moallef Akbari, Alexander McDonald, Alice Lin, Andrew Duncan, Andrew Hunter, Angela Correa,
Anne Buisson, Ari DeSano, Arlene Siordia, Chrishauna DiShel, Dan Kozak, Daniel Day, Diana Hobstetter aka Mrs. Hobbs, Donna Suppipat,
Doug Cox, Elizabeth Joy Guilliams, Gwendoline Pere-Lahaille, Jake Pulliam, Jennifer Jurick, Jessica Westbrook, Jill Paxton, Jim Ferguson,
Jimmy Jasmine, Joanna Wasick, Joshua Martin, Kevin Talbot, Larkin Novak, Leah Harmon, Leora Saul, Lisa Dee, Liz Pappademas,
lovemando., Mitchell Sheldon, Natalie Miller, Pamela Maravilla Samuelson, Pamela Shaffer, Rebecca Stout, Reseda Mickey, Rich Polysorbate,
Roderick Cumming, Ryan Leigh Seaton, Sugey Salazar, Tommy Santee Klaws, Yecenia Torres

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