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The Doozer

A key player in the Cambridge underground scene, The Doozer has published a variety of music through solo releases, collaborations and band situations on his own imprints and Pickled Egg.







Discography

Great Explorers CD
(Pickled Egg Records, Egg76CD)

Within the bright lights of Mill Road, THE DOOZER makes his home. The city informs the music. The music informs the city. He’s been in the city for a while now, observing movements out of the window, watching and talking, buying and borrowing. Recent excursions include travelling in South East Asia, picking up sounds, turning them around and giving them back and secret shows in the Plain of Bah. Fields recordings as short run giveaways and free downloads have been released via his ‘Exploratory Music Service’. Earlier in the year Kramer produced a 7” single for The Doozer, built for the format, old style.

'Great Explorers' is the culmination of 2 weeks of intense recording, and a good few months of refining and mixing. You’ll find global sounds for homeland pleasures, touching upon our savage civilisation, streetwalkers and wavers, and the oldest carvers. With the tone being of paramount importance, the record was recorded to tape with analogue reverb all the way, assisted by the adhoc creation of spring and reverb chambers. It’s a three-dimensional world with coloured pictorial sound spaces. Look out for the aluminium dome.

"Great Explorers is a travelogue of sorts, a gentle amble through the backstreets of your home town, pointing out and assigning equal weight to the banal and the wonderful - a somnabulant meander thru misplaced memories, connecting random dot-to-dots to make a series of new, unexpected pictures from sheets of blank paper - it's dreamtravel; a softpsych pop.ramble; a quest to complete an imaginary map. This is a fucking little gem of a record. And you should check it out" kidshirt.blogspot.com

Listen to Great Explorers on Last.fm


UK: £10.00


EU: €15.00


US: $18.00

Sheet Music CD
(Pickled Egg Records, Egg69CD)

The Doozer builds. He has previously built stone houses and wooden ships. He is currently building music. Raised around the Fenlands of Cambridgeshire, in the arse-end of nowhere, the city drew closer and closer, the lights brighter and the time shorter. The city informs his music. His music informs the city. Songs evolve around watching and talking, buying and borrowing. Characters pass by, situations are imagined, colours are added and the resultant is a forming song.

His debut album, ‘Sheet Music’, was recorded mainly on Saturday mornings, bright and early. The songs weren’t complete until the recordings were complete. The spaces always changed. Instruments and voices were layered. Pop music was the aim; pop music isn’t quite the result. Pop music is The Doozer’s music, only filtered through all of the colours and sounds you’ve imagined when walking through the street or down your lane or when your batteries died.

"The Doozer makes angular bedroom psych-pop from guitar, keyboards and drum machines. He insists that he 'builds' music, and it's an apposite word. Sheet Music has a lovely constructed precision underlying its surface awkwardness, with a gift for finding chords or sour melodic twists that initially sound wrong, but turn out right. His counter-intuitive logic and oblique associations put him in a lineage connecting The Incredible String Band, Kevin Ayres and Billy Childish, but most of all another Cambridge alumnus, Syd Barrett. The Doozer has a voice of his own, though, and the quavers and quirks of songs like 'Dogwalking' and 'Burn the Tape' lodge themselves in the brain with strange persistence" [Sam Davies, The Wire]

"The Doozer furrows a path somewhere between the profressive folk styling of Animal Collective and the wide-eyed wonder of early Badly Drawn Boy. Weirdness levels are ramped up to eleven - not least due to some initially jarring chord sequences - and pastoral psychedelia reigns in a not unlovely debut" [James Skinner, Plan B]

'The Light' (MP3)
'Burn the Tape' (MP3)

Listen to Sheet Music on Last.fm

Watch the 'Sheet Music' video on You Tube



UK: £10.00


EU: €15.00


US: $18.00

Sheet Music LP
(Pickled Egg Records, Egg69LP)

Limited edition vinyl LP

The Doozer builds. He has previously built stone houses and wooden ships. He is currently building music. Raised around the Fenlands of Cambridgeshire, in the arse end of nowhere, the city drew closer and closer, the lights brighter and the time shorter. The city informs his music. His music informs the city. Songs evolve around watching and talking, buying and borrowing. Characters pass by, situations are imagined, colours are added and the resultant is a forming song.

His debut album, ‘Sheet Music’, was recorded mainly on Saturday mornings, bright and early. The songs weren’t complete until the recordings were complete. The spaces always changed. Instruments and voices were layered. Pop music was the aim; pop music isn’t quite the result. Pop music is The Doozer’s music, only filtered through all of the colours and sounds you’ve imagined when walking through the street or down your lane or when your batteries died.

'The Light' (MP3)
'Burn the Tape' (MP3)

Listen to Sheet Music on Last.fm

Watch the 'Sheet Music' video on You Tube



UK: £10.00


EU: €15.00


US: $18.00

Reviews

kidshirt.blogspot.com
Onarock (in Italian)

Links

'Sheet Music' video (You Tube)
The Doozer website
The Doozer myspace


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