AF06: Dollboy – Tuning Loops

folderSide 1
1 with orchestra
2 with trumpet
3 with toy piano

Side 2
1 with piano
2 with dark trumpet
3 with flute

This record was made using a pair of mismatched, aged tape recorders and a mile of quarter inch tape. It contains all the artefacts and inconsistencies expected of working with dilapidated, obsolete equipment.
Initial digital recordings were made of The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in rehearsal for a performance of The Messiah. Samples and tape loops were made of the orchestra tuning up and then fed into the tape machines. The results of this process were then used as the basis for further improvisation with electric guitar, trumpet, piano, toy piano, Oberheim synthesizer, a test oscillator and an RE501 tape echo.

Released on the 6th of February, 2014 in an edition of 300 12″ lps. The lp comes with a code for digital download. The initial 50 copies purchased from the label included an exclusive double 3″ cd-r of Dollboy’s concert at the De La Warr Pavilion in January 2014 (AF06x).