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Dog Lady Island, also known as Dog Lady — monikers of multi-instrumentalist Michael Collino — plopped out of the sewers of Michigan in 2009 via the same skate scene that included Aaron Dilloway, Nate Young and Heath Moerland. They composed their rigs from homemade instruments and deteriorated electronics to create a particular brand of Michigan noise — sparse, horror-inflected and psychedelic. Dog Lady’s early work was mostly of the drone violin variety, later evolving into de-tuned strings and rewired Marantz tape deck antics. On ‘Chopin’, Dog Lady Island turns the spotlight on the dark side of the disco ball, rendering the composer’s famous Nocturnes and Preludes with just a zither and with mesmerising results.
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