Dolls have the unintended ability to evoke in us a special brand of melancholy. But dolls don't breath or wake or rise except under the most unnatural and emotional of conditions. Dolls Come To Life, the disturbingly beautiful collaboration between Chicago singer/songwriter Michelle Cross and experimental composer/sound collage artist Joe Frawley, explores in sometimes direct, sometimes abstract fashion this unsettling what-if scenario.
Album notes by Thomas McAuley, continued in accompanying PDF booklet.
Music video for 'Scenes From the Doll Hospital': www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcMybWHMVOo
released 01 February 2013
Michelle Cross: voice and piano
Joe Frawley: sound collage, electronic treatment & arrangement, piano on tracks 7 & 11
Win Ridabock: flutes
Tracey Kroll: electronic percussion on track 5
Songs composed and performed by Michelle Cross.
My Favorite Things, lyrics: Michelle Cross; music Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers, published by Williamson Music Co.
Produced by Joe Frawley.
Original piano/vocal tracks recorded by Mathew Prock.
Album art and design by Brandy Pudzis.
Additional photography by Joe Frawley.
Album notes by Thomas McAuley.