Dollboy began in the early 2000s, following the dissolution of ‘big beat acid techno combo’ Cooler and a new-found admiration of Eno’s ambient recordings. Early manifestations of this new direction included the first two Dollboy albums, “Plans For A Modern City” and “Casual Nudism”.
A swing back towards structured songs and lyric resulted in “A Beard Of Bees” in 2009 and “Further Excursions into The Ulu With Dollboy” in 2012, punctuated by 2010s acclaimed “Ghost Stations/Geisterbahnhöfe”: two long instrumental pieces and various printed ephemera evoking the spirits of abandoned underground stations in London and Berlin.
“Tuning Loops” is the sixth album from Dollboy, and continues the variation between song and instrumental-based releases. Based on recordings of The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment preparing for a rehearsal of The Messiah, the album utilises these samples and loops as the basis for a series of improvisations with electric guitar, trumpet, piano, toy piano, Oberheim synthesizer, a test oscillator and an RE501 tape echo.
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