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Girl Who Was Death Import


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  • Audio CD (March 20, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hurdy Gurdy
  • ASIN: B000FFNBVK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,114 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you start to listen you're gonna think this is not a rock band, nor a classical one.
Big- Fortuna
A good way to envision the music of Devil Doll, is to imagine an ominous foreboding horror music soundtrack in combination with classical and progressive nuances.
Mr D.
The music shifts continually, reaching into realms of dark progressive rock, gothic opera, and neo-classicalism.
Rifugium

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Big- Fortuna on May 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Devil Doll is one of the best bands I ever come across.

If you start to listen you're gonna think this is not a rock band, nor a classical one. My first feeling was a bizarre horror

movie soundtrack (opera style), from the old black & white horror movies. It takes you to a very bizarre world just live HP Lovecraft takes you to Arkham when you read his nobels.

The music of Devil Doll is really based in classical music, like Dvorak, Orff, Mussorgsky, Berlioz, etc, and the theatric ambient of the old italian saltimbanco and Slovenian theatre (we have to remember that once slovenia and the Czech republic were one country, and in Prague you can found the classical dark theatre with it's unique music style). That's why The albums

have only one track, it's not a song, it's a concept, just like the classical masterpieces (as Mozart's Requiem, Mussorgsky's

Pictures at an Exhibition, etc).

Devil Doll is almost a one man band, Mr.Doctor, a music genious. He have more than one university degree (Philosophy and I don't remember what else). He was born in Slovenia but he occasionally lives in Venice, Italy, where he made his own record label for all the Devil Doll records called Hurdy Gurdy Records (some reeditions have another label I don't know why). The other members are the first violin of the slovenian national orchestra and a pianist (i don't remember from where). Of course for every record they are also with a basic rock band (electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboards), an entire orchestra (the slovenian national orchestra and choir) and the voice of Mr.Doctor himself, as he said his voice is just another instrument, and that's why he sings giving the whole band a special kind of sound.

"The Girl Who Was...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr D. on September 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Devil Doll

Having recently finished reviewing an album whose music I described as weird, strange, peculiar even deviant, I couldn't help but think that I would describe the music of Devil Doll in much the same way, with perhaps a couple more suitable adjectives like perverse and satirical.

Yes, I'm afraid Mr. D is about to force feed another one of those really weird bands on you. True you don't have to read anymore but Devil Doll is truly an interesting phenomenon, a confluence great and wonderful musical competence with perverse theatrics and macabre absurdity. If you are familiar with either Lacrimosa or Therion, imagine their marvelous music combined with something as over the top as Weird Al Yankovic, Victor Borge or even Dr. Demento. Sound interesting? I invite you to read on. You can stop whenever you want, I promise.

DEVIL DOLL

I'm sure your all familiar with the terms eccentric and hermit. Devil Doll and especially their leader Mr. Doctor (no relation) seems to be the musical equivalent of an eccentric hermit. One could be forgiven if they never heard of Devil Doll, being one of the most obscure underground bands this side of Jupiter. The inscrutable Mr. Doctor, originally from Slovenia, as in former Yugoslavia, and now based across the Adriatic in Italy, has, until recently, stingily released copies of his five albums on his Hurdy Gurdy label, as if a famous artist releasing numbered paintings. This has made the original releases collectors items and I have observed bids on Ebay of upwards of one hundred dollars.

If this is not proof enough of Mr. Doctor's eccentricities, there is a rumor that there is a sixth album - the very first album, of which only a single copy was made and retained by Mr. Doctor himself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rifugium on July 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Not often, but every once in a while, I hear an album that completely alters my conception of the boundaries of music. This is one of those albums. From the first time I listened to _The Girl Who Was...Death_ I was simply stunned. It was something so different, so unusual, so amazingly unconventional. This work is the first of four albums by Devil Doll (not including the first album, of which only one copy exists and was never released publicly), a group of Slovenian musicians led and masterminded by the mysterious and reclusive Italian composer known only as "Mr. Doctor" (though since my writing of this review, he has revealed his identity). If such a thing existed, I would best classify this as "horror metal," and that is pretty much what it is, in a broad sense. Mr. Doctor seems to have a fascination, and possibly an obsession, with classic tales of horror, and it seems that most of the music he creates encompasses this. After my first listen to _The Girl..._, I was under the impression that I just experienced a brilliant classic horror movie, but that I took it in in a strictly aural manner. To listen to this album is to embark upon a journey into the deepest and most macabre realms of the mind, a dark and unfamiliar place that is universally present within the depths of the human psyche, but that we are either unaware of or generally unwilling to approach. Mr. Doctor travels without fear into these realms and brings them into the dim light for us to experience.

I don't want to give away the specific details of the song that comprises this album. In fact, I don't really have the words to convey it properly. It's something you really have to experience for yourself. But I'll tell you what I can.
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