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Rattle Rattle

by Dorian Wood

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Lute FP So this Dorian Wood fella... It’s like a gospel choir doing the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I still don’t know what to think, and every time I spin something I am fascinated, and perplexed. He takes the confident deviance of Tom Waits, the quirky melodicism of Queen and grinds it into mash with the grit of the LA underground.

I have no idea where this will take me, but I felt like I had to give the guy my $10 because I want to figure it out.
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L. Rhodes Shares Tom Waits' affinities for both the avant garde and balladry, but where Waits taps the traditions of vaudeville and piano bars, Wood summons the ghosts of ancient Greek pathos. Favorite track: La Cara Infinita.
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The Lady 03:28
Glassellalia 08:04
Americana 02:55
Pearline 07:05
O 09:43


"An avant-garde piece that is more chill-inducing with each listen. Your ears are awakened by the very first notes and are held captive til the very last. Varied in style from western to choral to Baroque to the pure strange, it moves unstoppably like liquid through concrete cracks...An undoubted masterpiece." - The Deli Magazine

"A sweeping triumph of a musical extravaganza if we ever did hear one...We doubt there will be another album released in Los Angeles as bold and raucous as Rattle Rattle -- finally, the album we needed to wake us up from our winter slumber." - LA-Underground

"Dorian Wood has a new album called Rattle Rattle, and it sounds enormous." - Auscultations

"With a vanguard of dissonant brass leading a doomsday march into the nightmare hearts of all within earshot opens Dorian Wood‘s Rattle Rattle. It’s as much a work of aural theater as it is a musical release, unfolding as a linear and cohesive whole." - Mouser

"Cacophonic, sinister, brooding, ambitious, bewitching and bold...it’s alluringly repulsive, sweetly seductive and utterly irresistible." - Out in the City (UK)

"May already be among my projected 30 favorite records of the year!" - WMBR (Cambridge, MA)

"This one is a winner!" - KUNM (Albuquerque, NM)


released March 1, 2013

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 Sarah Sitkin

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 choir is 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
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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Dorian Wood (pronouns: she/her/they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles.

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