The Heart Of The Doll

The Heart Of The Doll

phoenixash's picture

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Liner Notes: 

We say that the heart beats so, if it were an instrument it would be a percussive one.

However we also say it has strings.

There are ways to play strings like percussion and some percussion instruments can be played with a bow and in these instances they emit a sound eerily similar to a wailing human voice.

A doll is not an instrument but it is something to play with.

With my wailing voice, strings and percussion I present the tale of a doll whose heart was played so hard she couldn't help but break.

*apparently soundcoud is reducing the volume in some parts, but I dunno how to fix it, if anyone can help, it'd be appreciated.

Lyrics: 

The Heart Of Doll

She's a lamb in wolf's clothing

Running along the pack hopes to belong

Looking through the glass she knows it will never be so

Once upon a time the oldest tale in the book

New tick echoed down the core, fragile porcelain stitched in leather and lace

the stakes are high upon this part, the butterfly's dancing the moth's ballet

Four sinews lets it twist, for these eyes like jewels I could fall too

Howling at the moon, yielding to the flame, Star of the Sea sets in passion

Ravenous bright eyes pierce her plastic dreams, it rips out the heart of the doll

Black mirror on the wall...

Hooked stained glass heart can cut just as easily as it can break, the Queen is bound by her own cage, she gave it a piece but soon it took everything

Blowing it's way in, run this glance sears I could burn too

Howling at the moon, yielding to the flame, Star of the Sea sets in passion

Ravenous bright eyes pierce her plastic dreams, it rips out the heart of the

She's been playing the drums of her heart

She pretends that she won't fall apart, He's been playing the drums of her heart

She pretends that she won't fall apart

Shards strewn across the bed, satin sheets bloody red

Such big ears to chase the tick, deep bright eyes to pierce the clockwork through a sharps grin with big teeth... it says:

You can take off that dress you know, through it into the fire you won't need it anymore...

Looking through the glass happily ever after, rip out the heart

Howling at the moon, yielding to the flame, Star of the Sea sets in passion

Ravenous bright eyes pierce her plastic dreams, it rips out the heart of the



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Very theatrical song, I like the dynamics and flow of it. Lots of change ups in the instrumental and great lyrics to go with it! Excellent vocals on top of it all.

coolparadiso's picture

Well its got so much in it, there has to be plenty to like. A xylophone yeah. I found the drum then hard at first but they grew on me. To my ear the song gets better and better. Great build, lull and build again Thx for the experience, very good.

JūS's picture

I don't know what to say right now except this is incredible. I'll come back after I can unpack this glacier of a piece. Wow.

standup's picture

Wow, intriguing sounds. The percussive stuff, fuzz guitar, strings, and your voice. Nothing like it anywhere.

The lamb in wolf's clothing is interesting. I like the image of the lamb howling at the moon!

Quite a story, playing the drums of her heart...

But the blood, the shards, the mess, the cleanup, jeezus.

katpiercemusic's picture

Love the bells in the beginning. It sets an expectation that you immediately subvert with the metal opera.

Candle's picture

Oh that violin is amazing! And the rest of this instrumentation, wow. This is some great composing, Alexandre. Symphonic Metal at its best. I love this!

See You In The Shadows…

Vom Vorton's picture

Wild and dramatic! Really interesting liner notes, it's always cool to read about the process especially for an elaborate composition like this. The strings sound great and your voice really carries the drama!

JūS's picture

This is golden. The doll is a very easy device to give an audience to play with, as well. I notice you sing "the doll" once while there are two times after where we're waiting to hear you sing it again. That speaks.

The bells arpeggios are incredible, the blast beats, the piano hits during the vocal/bass breaks, the violin, so much more... This is a world of its own.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Wow! I'm waiting for your Full Musical. AWESOME and EPIC strings in this! That violin at the beginning is amazing. Great, great operatic tone to your voice--I really enjoyed this one!

Tim Fatchen's picture

Epic and operatic. Good to hear variations in tempi, rests, dynamics. Fully arranged, this'd blow them out of their seats. Love that overwrought violin! Dark, dark lyrics, almost Poe. applause! [ref. the soundcloud reductions...try mastering the recording with about 4db of headroom left. That might work and stop their limiters coming in.]

fresh spotless youth's picture

Wow, this is pretty epic. Every line is one to meditate on. Hooked stained glass heart can cut just as easily as it can break!! You've created an amazing sense of atmosphere here. I love this one

cts's picture

You have something incredibly wonderful here. The production is overwhelming; so much to take in but at the same time it's a welcoming, consuming musical feast. Absolutely amazing, friend.

Joanne Gabriel's picture

I can't believe how ambitious this track is, it's a fucking blast right from the start and remains overwhelmingly brilliant every single second as it unfolds. Your voice is just CHARMING, not pompous or blatantly resounding as could be expected on such a piece, and really, your performance is perfect. There's this moment when you go for that deep note - goosebumps.
Hat's off before your achievement. Power, beauty and complexity masterfully blended. This song is outstanding. <3

HelioSonorouS's picture

So many great things going on in this track, lots of passion and energy throughout, nice ending.

headfirstonly's picture

What @Joanne Gabriel said. This is truly epic in scale. It aims high, and totally hits its target. This doesn't merely justify its "gothic metal" tag, it defines it. Wonderfully ambitious - this is exactly the sort of thing that makes me LOVE Fifty/Ninety so much.

Tim Fatchen's picture

Come back for another listen. Well worth it. I don't have anything of usefulness to add to all the above. Those lyrics are hugely gothic!