The Doll’s recommendations on how to spend your hard-earned Dolly Dollars on Bandcamp fee free day

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Tapes, Cds, Vinyl, T-shirts, Comics, Totes & DLs to peruse. If you can’t be bothered reading any further, here’s a Buy Music Club list, otherwise, here goes…

Tapes


V/A ‘ELECTROLARYNX’
(Steep Gloss, April 2020)
Dada collaboration between 10 vocal artists and their appliances. Feat Mariam Rezaei, Bryce Galloway, {An} Eel, Mira Martin-Gray, Yol, Jonny Marks, Dea Karina, Toxic Chicken, Despicable Zee, & myself. One of a kind experiment that went right! Artists from Indonesia, UK, Canada, Nederland, & Aotearoa NZ. Collage art, collage sound.
https://steepgloss.bandcamp.com/album/electrolarynx


MARIAM REZAEI ‘Skeen
‘ (Fractal Meat, May 2020)
“SKEEN was composed entirely under lockdown and is meant to be performed live. Using one Technics SL-1200 Mk5 and one Vestax Controller One turntable, the album manipulates each sound through a myriad of turntablist techniques, pushing the limitations of two hands on two decks with only two sounds to the brink. The album ruminates over the semantics and etymology of language used around and by people identifying with multiple ethnicities. It depicts the frighteningly casual attitude of racist right-wing politics in 2020 Britain and the nuances of white privilege coupled with regressive feminism found in everyday ‘lefty’ online writing.”
Hell YEAH! And, also, all monies made by the artist from this release will be donated to Gateshead Food Bank.
https://fractalmeat.bandcamp.com/album/skeen


WENDY MIASMA ‘Press F’ (Liquid Library, March 2020)
“Wendy Miasma is a pop star from Earth. She wrote these songs when she died.”
Don’t believe the hype, this lo-fi Bristol pop princess is alive and well, she just has a naughty sense of humour
https://liquidlibrary.bandcamp.com/album/press-f


SAMAROBRYN ‘The Light At The End’
(Dog Park 2018)
Only 2 tapes remaining in this world! If you’ve never heard the sounds created by Perth (Australia) artist Cissi Tsang then you need to immediately! On this release, waves & guitars, and waves of guitars. Mesmerising.
https://dogparkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-at-the-end


OV PAIN ‘Nothing Immune’
(mf/mp, 2019)
“Tarkovsky-esque sci-fi meets the memory of free jazz in a blender amongst experimental post-punk and attitude.” Brilliant, like everything on this Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) based micro label
https://mfmp.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-immune

Vinyls


V/A ‘We Are The World’
(Sonic Protest 2019)
“Created in 2003, Paris-based festival Sonic Protest now organizes events in other french cities and even abroad. Focused on all forms of experimental art, Sonic Protest offers a unique vision of music where accidents, improvisation or hazard are the gateway to beauty.”
Double LP compilation of international experimental music being made by people living with disabilities. Guaranteed to rock yer socks right off.
https://sonicprotest.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-we-are-the-world


OKSUN OX ‘I Don’t Care I Already Told You’
(Round Bale Recpordings, pre-order for June 20, 2020)
Stefan Neville says that “his music bubbles & stinks with the murky depths & humming life of any bloody river in Aotearoa. Also, the electricity & power he generates when you hear him shoots pretty sparks that could easily warm & comfort your house this NZ winter” and I am in complete agreement! Get it on yr turntable & in yr earholes
https://roundbalerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/i-dont-care-i-already-told-you

CDs


V/A ‘LOCAL TIME – Green’ & ‘LOCAL TIME – Blue
‘ (Noise Bombing, 2019)
16 noise & experimental from around the world – Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, Canada, Ireland, UK, USA, & Aotearoa NZ. Stunning art and surprising sounds. Feat Joee Mejias, Carla Ori, Morher, Menstrual Synthdrone, Overleaf, Marlo Eggplant, Robot Kokako, Yuko Araki, Sarana, Nur, Furchick, BAHV, Tujuh Kuda, Natalia Beylis, Kat Whatley, & Abiboss
https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb19-local-time-green
https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb20-local-time-blue


V/A ‘Alternate African Reality – Electronic, electroacoustic and experimental music from Africa and the diaspora
‘ (Syrphe, January 2020)
“It includes 32 artists and bands from 24 African countries and the diaspora, and last but not least, 14 women are among those vibrant musicians and composers.”
You have a hole exactly this in your cd collection
https://syrphe.bandcamp.com/album/alternate-african-reality-electronic-electroacoustic-and-experimental-music-from-africa-and-the-diaspora


V/A ‘Black Moon – Waxing’ & ‘Black Moon
– (Sofia Records, Feb 2020)
“What parallels of sound connect time-specific recordings created beneath the same lunar influence? All tracks written and recorded under the BLACK MOON Supermoon, night of 30/31 August 2019.”
28 artists share their moon-fever, open your arms and let the light in
https://sofiarecords.bandcamp.com/album/black-moon-waxing
https://sofiarecords.bandcamp.com/album/black-moon-waning


BLOOM de WILDE ‘The Heart Shall Be Rewarded by the Universe’
(Self-released, pre-order for June 12, 2020)
Georgeous, magical, abundantly glowing sounds! And the DL comes with beautiful digital booklet with lyrics and pictures. Sigh…
https://bloomdewilde.bandcamp.com/album/the-heart-shall-be-rewarded-by-the-universe


PINNEL ‘Animal Wife’
(TQN-aut, February 2020)
Loop based vocal improvisations, hand-made covers, Recorded by the artist on location in Pendle/Tees Estuary/Co Durham/ Weardale/ The Cairngorms.
WOW
https://tqzine.bandcamp.com/album/animal-wife

T-shirts

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CHINABOT ‘HKH Cryosphere’ t-shirt!
(Chinabot, April 2020)
Striking tee, guaranteed to make you stand out even if your face is hidden behind a mask. Check out the album too, it’s a “10-track compilation featuring contributions from countries that link the 10 major rivers to the water tower of Asia. The Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) encompasses an area of mountains in the eight countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.”
https://chinabot.bandcamp.com/merch/chinabot-hkh-cryosphere-t-shirt

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GRIMALKIN limited edition of 20, ‘Friends For Equality’ t-shirt!

Cat, Snake & Bird in harmony, designed by the talented Elizabeth Owens. You’ll look cute and you’ll be helping fund future physical releases on Grimalkin Records. Grimalkin Records sampler releases on June 5 too!
https://grimalkinrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/limited-edition-friends-for-equality-t-shirt

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DJ OBOE limited run t-shirt

Riki Gooch y’all! “DJ OBOE is a musical reaction to kuduro, which is a form of Angolan dance music from the barrios of Lisbon. Jeff Henderson properly introduced me to it and since then I have fell in love with the jerking rhythmic concepts and intricate layering of sound, which form something unique to me and something I’m not quite sure I have achieved.” The album itself is made on MIDI instruments, Percussion, & Vibe
https://rikgooch.bandcamp.com/merch/limited-run-dj-oboe-tshirts

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MARLO EGGPLANT t-shirt, just 3 XL sized shirts left in the world!

Designed by Jorge Tapia & printed in Australia. Loads of good merch on Corpus Callosum Distro – compilations, Ladyz in Noyz t-shirts, even a Spaces of Making Artist Pamplet/Zine by Marlo Eggplant, that’s only $1 so you can chuck it in with your other goodies!
https://corpuscallosumdistro.bandcamp.com/merch/marlo-eggplant-black-t-shirt-last-few-sizes

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SOMESURPRISES album t-shirt!

Freaking dreamy, just like the Seattle-based band’s music. You want to be the best dressed punter at the live streaming gig, don’t ya?
https://somesurprises.bandcamp.com/merch/album-t-shirt

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EIDERDOWN RECORDS Hootenanny t-shirt (orange or grey)!

“Just in time for your harvest hoedown! Debauched woodland revelry via the unique lens of artist MAX CLOTFELTER. Wear this shirt and people will know that “you were there”…”
Also check out the May 2020 ‘CosmoPraesidium compilation’ – All proceeds from this compilation will go to food banks in Washington state, California, and New York
https://eiderdownrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/eiderdown-hootenanny-shirt-orange
https://eiderdownrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/eiderdown-hootenanny-shirt-grey

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CHEMICAL IMBALANCE t-shirts (black or white) + digital copy of label sampler!

Sydney-based label that works hard releasing loads of people, check out their catalogue while you’re there. My fav release on this label is Axis Trio ‘Fragments’
https://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/merch/chemical-imbalance-qlty-cotton-b-w-screenprinted-tee-on-sale
https://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/merch/c-i-tees-2nd-run-of-white-screenprints-on-black-qlty-cotton-tshirts-on-sale

Other Merch

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SONIC COMIC ‘Sonic Comic book’, Large format 31.43 cm square, 36 Pages (Self-released, 2017)

Curated by Ducklingmonster, Indira Neville & Chris Cudby. Comes with a download code for Sonic Comic the sonic compilation! 35 musicians from Aotearoa NZ who are also comics artists. Yer what!?! Yes, you heard me right, mind blown, eh
https://soniccomic.bandcamp.com/merch/sonic-comic-book

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NIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS ‘Strong, large Canvas Tote Bag. Silk-screened’

“Screenprinted, featuring the original Logo design by Yong Yong’s Rodolfo Britto”.
Who in the hell doesn’t love Night School? While you’re there be sure and grab an Apostille ‘Feel Bad T-Shirt’ too
https://night-school.bandcamp.com/merch/strong-large-canvas-tote-bag-silk-screened

Digital

https://womencomposerscollective.bandcamp.com/album/her-indoors
WOMEN COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE “Her Indoors‘ (Self-released, May 2020)
This is a compilation to benefit charity against domestic violence, curated by Jude Cowan Montague. 48 tracks! What a treat for your ears
https://womencomposerscollective.bandcamp.com/album/her-indoors


SELF LOVE SONGS ‘Self Love Songs’
(Self-released, April 2020)
“Self Love Songs is a charity compilation by members of the female:pressure network curated by Venus Ex Machina. 100% of proceeds from the compilation will be donated to Women for Women International, a humanitarian organisation that provides practical and moral support to women survivors of wartime sexual violence.”
Electronic, experimental, & everything good
https://selflovesongs.bandcamp.com/album/self-love-songs


MEE ‘ Mujeres en la Experimentación Sonora Residentes en España
‘ (Sisters Triangla Records, March 2020)
Translated to ‘Women in Sound Experimentation Residents in Spain’. Maia Koenig, founder of the label, moved from Argentina to Spain, and put together this compilation. So good.
https://sisterstriangla.bandcamp.com/album/mee


V/A ‘Sonic Trade
‘ (TC5, may 2020)
More dada collab from Australia, Aotearoa NZ, Nederland, Deutschland, & USA. Feat Morher, Furchick, Margaret Feeney, Madame Klaw, Cath O’Brien, Trium Circulorum, & myself.
Tapes are sold but digital is available! All profits go to The Aunties, a charity that works with people living in or survivors of Domestic Abuse.
https://triumcirculorum.bandcamp.com/album/tc5006-sonic-trade

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