Anders Trentemøller presents Dorit Chrysler and ‘Avalanche’, a haunting, evocative EP on his In My Room imprint! The two first met when Anders asked Dorit for her theremin play on his recent album ‘Into The Great Wide Yonder‘. Dorit also joined Anders on stage at his remarkable perfomance at the Roskilde festival in 2010 (which has been captured in the ‘Silver Surfer, Ghots Rider Go!!!‘ video) as well as on Trentemøller’s live tour through the USA last year.
Dorit Chrysler, the celebrated composer, musician, and first lady of the theremin, delivers a stunning four-tracker of her rich, intricate and emotional music. The lead song ‘Avalanche’ combines a deep electronic pulse with Dorit’s signature smoky delivery, and her exceptional theremin flourishes – an immense slow motion explosion.
Trentemøller supplies the sublime production throughout the EP – providing the stand-out analog bass groove on ‘Forbidden Fruit’, which also showcases the immense vocal talents of collaborator Marie Fisker.
The next song is just as impressive –‘Winter Glow’ is perhaps the poppiest moment here, coupling a new-wave synth groove with a pretty, ethereal vocal hook and the ever-present, beautifully restrained theremin – the bizarre, enchanting electronic instrument Dorit has mastered.
About Dorit Chrysler:
‘A Wizard, A True Theremin Star! Imagine if Marianne Faithfull and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout leader!‘ (Ann Magnuson of Paper Magazine)
Best known for her theremin style, composer/musician Dorit Chrysler also
has a prolific recording and performing career as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, and engineer. Making her professional vocal debut at Austria‘s Opera House Graz at the age of seven, Dorit went on to form her
first rock band at thirteen and began working towards her Master‘s Degree
in Music Science at eighteen.
Moving to New York, she was fronting a number of notable bands, including New York rock quartet Halcion. Dorit has shared live bills with acts as diverse as Alex Hacke, Amon Tobin, Dinosaur Jr., Blonde Redhead, Marilyn Manson, Mercury Rev, Oingo Boingo and Echo and the Bunnymen.
She has also collaborated and recorded with artists & producers such as Tocotronic, Elliott Sharp, Judah Bauer (Catpower) Matt Johnson (The Th-e),Cluster, Chicks on Speed, Electric Indigo, Neon Indian, Gordon Raphael(The Strokes), Jason Forrest, Oh Land, Foetus, Ultra Vivid Scene & Gibby- Haynes. As a regular at Joe McGinty‘s notorious Loser‘s Lounge review in New York, Dorit performed „Hey Cowboy“ for her idol, the song‘s composer Lee Hazelwood. This highpoint of Dorit‘s career was topped off by Hazelwood‘s compliment that she sang it „better than Nancy (Sinatra).“
Embarking upon a solo career in 2000, Dorit has since performed worldwide, ranging from notorious dives (CBGB) to concert halls (Disney Hall in LA, Lincoln Center NY, Vienna Konzerthaus), festivals (Roskilde Festival, Moog Fest, Coachella) and art events (Venice Biennale, Berlin Biennale, Art Basel, PS1,London Royal Art Academy, St. Petersburg Hermitage, Louisiana Museum).
Since 2005 she has toured the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Brazil, & played Paris, London, Berlin, Belgrade, Stockholm, Helsinki, Mexico City, Reykjavic, Prague, Bukarest, Vienna, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal & New York. After an assortment of film & TV soundtracks, compilations, and singles, Dorit released her her first solo record featuring her theremin in 2004.
Produced, recorded, engineered, and performed by the artist herself, “Best of” sold out quickly. In 2005 „TinyThrills“ a special Collectors Edition featured a collaboration with Gordon Raphael (The Strokes).
In 2006, Dorit appeared with Electrc Indigo on the Chickson Speed „Girlmonster“ Comp, and on Monika Enterprise, “4WomanNoCry“. She produced a 10 pieceTheremin Orchestra Concert at the LA Disney Hall in 2008 and headlined “Art’s Birthday” at Moderne Museet Stockholm. She has written scores for Jesper Just’s films, to be seen in permanent collections at MOMA & the Guggenheim Museum. Dorit is an endorsed Moog Artist. In addition to her solo career, she has founded the New York Theremin Society.
‘Swamp Behind My House’ closes out the release, another deep and cinematic slice of electronic grace, which along with the rest of the EP, is sure to win over a new audience to Dorit’s immense charms.
Trentemøller (DJ) & Dorit Chrylser (live) wil both perform at the CPH:DOX event on November 12th, in Copenhagen to present the new EP.
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BBC Radiophonic Workshop + theremin (but played in the original intended way of being reminiscent of a violin, not the "spooky" way which is much more commonly heard) + acappella-style vocals (luckily female; male acappella gives me flashbacks of college glee groups doing Ben Folds Five covers). World of Echo