August 30, 2012 Multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh has been playing around the Twin Cities for years. He recently stopped by The Current's studio with an assortment of tools to craft a live version of "Golden Silver."
Dosh's "Subtractions" is the sound of electronics being bent to the fickle whims of a human.
April 12, 2010 "Subtractions" builds a mountain of instrumentation while still leaving space for vocals. The multi-tracked voices "ba-ba" and "da-da" their way through distorted guitar leads and warm xylophones, and as the looping continues, synths, saxophones and a plethora of drums trade places at the front lines.
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July 2, 2008 Martin Dosh is a percussionist from Minneapolis, Minn., but his solo work is far from simple drum work. With Wolves and Wishes, Dosh's fourth full-length release on the Anticon label, Dosh has composed a series of richly orchestrated, mostly instrumental electronica tracks with a cinematic grandeur. With collaborative help from such well-known artists as Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Andrew Bird, the record finds a nice balance between Dosh's trippy synth, keyboard and drum work, and the album's guitars, violins, clarinets and saxophones.
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