- Song of Solomon
- Covered in the Wild Roses
- Center of Nothing
- The Disconnected
- Crawling Over the Face of the Moon (For A.V.)
Creeping Sideways blends layers of primal sound and organic textures match the intensity of lyrics that draw inspiration from the magickal to the classical.
Since 1992 LORETTA'S DOLL has released a string of eclectic releases for London's World Serpent Distribution, all revealing the darkness within the light. Weaving their own unique blend of Electro-Acoustick Musickal Mayhem allows them access through the Gothic, Industrial, Experimental, and Electronic realms in order to expose their twisted, abstract and often mercurial sound. Throughout their nine years of existence, the band has created an impressive body of work that reflects themes of the alchemical, the absurd and melancholia.
Their latest, Creeping Sideways, is their darkest and most expressive work to date. Dark soundscapes and apocalyptic textures run through the work of Rush and LD frontman Bryin Dall, including their work with MPP artists A Murder of Angels and The Mirror Reveals, and this album is no exception. Further exploring the boundaries of semi-structured dark electro-experimentalism, "Nature" is ominous, crashing and foreboding in sound, with Bryin Dall‚s distinctive affected growl winding throughout. "Song of Solomon" is throbbing, sensual and tribalistic, featuring frequent phantom member Orson Welles. With disjointed rhythms and minimalist glitches and synths, "Albemuth" is an even further progression into their amorphous sound. "The Disconnected" is a ranting diatribe of human degradation and disgust that could only be spoken with any cynical conviction by guest vocalist Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV, Thee Majesty).
Creeping Sideways is the latest step in the evolution of LORETTA'S DOLL, a band that continues to grow with each release and gnaw at the reality that underlies the commonplace and everyday. That reality is shattered by the uneasiness that infests Creeping* and imbues a lasting effect that can be called Dark Cerebral music.
Loretta's Doll was named one of the "15 Darkwave Bands You Need to Hear":
"This amorphous, Manhattan-based quintet doesn't call itself Goth, darkwave, or anything else. That's because they keep exploring new vistas with each release. From percolating electro-industrial to somber, dark, ambient rock to melancholic folk, this band may confuse some listeners with their aural shapeshifting, but vocal-intensive listeners will enjoy Bryin Dall's distinctively deep voice."
- www.launch.com, July 23, 1999
Their 1995 World of Tiers CDEP was named one of the "10 Darkwave Gems From The 90's" by CMJ Monthly, April 1999
"Loretta's Doll is beautiful. It is highly recommended for a dark, moody, orchestral experience" - www.nynewmusic.com
"Nothing short of breathtaking, not to mention refreshingly original" - Scott Mallonee, emptiness.net