The Dresden Dolls: 'Too good to ever go away' | Metro US
Over dating neil came when they. arrive at slamming. Slamming into a bands music with drummer brian viglione. Book signing, she invited a. Drink sand tailored. However, the singer Amanda Palmer's first words are: "Can we do this on the beach?" As she and the drummer/guitarist Brian Viglione stretch. Brian Viglione is an American drummer best known for his work with The Dresden Dolls and At a Halloween party in October , Viglione first met Amanda Palmer, and together they formed The . "EUROPEAN TOUR DATES UP NOW!.
And there in the music full of raw unadulterated emotion in all its beautiful forms I discovered the real alchemy that is Amanda Palmer.
When you strip away everything else she has done -- author, TED speaker, and crowdfunding innovator -- one thing becomes oh so very clear all those other wonderfully creative "things" are in the end fueled by one thing -- the music.
Her voice, her words, her intensity and her utter realness have the ability to reach into the inner world of listeners to transport, transmute and connect in a way that for those who love her and her music is, well, simply revolutionary.
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And that alchemy combined with her stunningly intimate relationship with her fans, which is obvious when you check out her social media streams, it's really no surprise that in she was the first musician to raise 1. Ultimately starting her down a path that now lets her create the music she wants to and make it totally accessible to just about everyone -- all without having a record label. And her propensity for alchemy is in full swing, combining Palmer's smokiness with Jacks Johnny Cash like baritone making it a must.
Palmer admits that all the non-musical creativity swirling around her along with the controversy she has been known to stir up can be distracting, but in a very real way recording with her dad brought her back to the music.
We always maintained a relationship, but for many years we were not particularly close -- which is sad in itself. It does something that we are unable to do any other way.
This meant that while in that studio she was also managing everything from what equipment to use, studio time, and keeping everything on point after a dozen or more takes of the same song, to deciding to change a cord, and maybe just maybe telling her dad that something needs to be changed -- yes she did it all.
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The time was right for this album, for this collaboration, because she was ready, not just emotionally, but in terms of her musical evolution having honed her "hard" skills over the last decade of making music.
He is still her hero and in some ways the collaboration was a spiritual awakening, but it was also a revisiting of sorts since when she was 18 she randomly met Ka-Spel, who listen to her songs and told her to keep making her music at a time she needed to hear it.Amanda Palmer - In My Mind (Featuring Brian Viglione)
After signing with Roadrunner Records in earlythe duo re-released their self-titled debut The Dresden Dolls to worldwide acclaim and made their Billboard chart debut with the equally applauded follow-up Yes, Virginia In addition, the duo's live audiences continue to grow exponentially around the planet as The Dresden Dolls have completed sold-out tours on four continents, supported Nine Inch Nailsand performed at prestigious world festivals including Reading, Bonnaroo, Leeds, Coachella, Fuji Rock, Roskilde, Glastonbury, and Download.
The concert DVD captures the band with their fan base, many of whom traveled from all over the US, Australia, and Europe to attend in concert at the peak of the band's most active period.
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The band's music was often used in unconventional ways to depict the drama and humor in a "call and response" method with the actors on stage, and Viglione was given a featured drum solo following one actor's moving scene recalling childhood abuse. The entire show run sold out and the production garnered rave reviews.
He's also given a series of drum workshops at schools around New England. Through March and Aprilhe went on a US national tour to support this release. He also performed in the band's theatrical production, Addicted To Bad Ideas: During this period, Viglione also was heavily involved with various side-projects and albums; First with New York singer, Emilyn Brodsky. Of playing with Emilyn, Viglione has been quoted as saying "Emilyn and I have been friends for a long time and when she asked me to produce and play on her album of ukulele songs I was thrilled and, surprisingly, wound up playing marimba on it as well.
Studio, owned by Martin Bisi where the first Dresden Dolls album was recorded.