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Doll Creature


Download links and information about Doll Creature by David Toop, Max Eastley. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Electronica genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 57:29 minutes.

Artist: David Toop, Max Eastley
Release date: 2004
Genre: Electronica
Tracks: 15
Duration: 57:29
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No. Title Length
1. Mouthful of Silence 3:05
2. Eyelash Turned Inwards 3:24
3. Bandaged Moments 1:52
4. Cardiomancy 3:01
5. Nights, Demixed, Circles 3:54
6. Flooded Garden 1:12
7. Three Sand Voices 5:24
8. Moth Cinema 4:52
9. Metamorphoses of Tabanus Bovinis 4:05
10. Green Silence 5:19
11. Dust of Points 6:27
12. Graphite In Prussic 6:21
13. Inscription On Skin 4:53
14. Iris, Swimmer, Dreamless 2:06
15. Vital Flow Meters 1:34



The second quarter of 2004 brought an outburst of publications from David Toop. This collaboration with Max Eastley came out almost at the same time as his duet with Akio Suzuki (Breath-Taking, on Confront) and his book-plus-compilation album Haunted Weather. Breath-Taking is an extremely quiet, evanescent live date, while Doll Creature is much more engrossing and generous. Eastley and Toop use a large variety of sound-makers, from computer treatments to sound sculptures and automatons, from flutes and guitars to "organic matter" and "insectoids." The range of instruments is typical of electro-acoustic improvisation, but the duo's music is busier, denser, and more varied than what you would expect from, say, Keith Rowe or Günter Müller, bringing it closer to a form of live electro-acoustic composition. It is better to ignore the instrumentation altogether and simply dive in and let yourself be carried by these beautifully crafted pieces. The sense of listening to something thoroughly composed prevails, although this doesn't mean the music sounds stiff or lacks spontaneity. But Eastley and Toop are very precise in tailoring specific sound worlds and sewing them together. Considering the tools used and the level of abstraction found in the music, the album is surprisingly warm-sounding and kind on the listener, avoiding harsh outbursts or awkward silences to offer a consistently absorbing assemblage of sounds. Toop's story about a doll creature and its misadventures provides a narrative actually gloomier than the work of music it is associated with. Highly recommended. ~ François Couture, Rovi