Label: Not Not Fun
"Doll Food first emerged as a solo vehicle for Bri LaPelusa's bleached experiments in extended vocal improvisation layered with samples sourced from hypnosis videos and weight loss tapes, but the addition of multi-instrumentalist (and romantic foil) Brandon Volz roughly one year ago enriched the project's opaque, vaporous psychedelia with an extra dimension of enigmatic dread. Marrow Deep collects the Iowa City duo's six strangest slices of stained glass tone decay to date, basement choir loops unspooling under amber waves of gain and delay. In places LaPelusa's witchy, wordless voice tapestries evoke the cryptic basement weirdness of Inca Ore or early U.S. Girls, cracked American diviners singing through the psychic sludge of disappearing dreams. An inspired suite of haunted heartlandia, uniquely creeped and fully improvised (and, incidentally, recorded on Cuticle's 1/4 inch reel-to-reel machine following his recent relocation to Germany). That the group often performs in drag, dressed all in black, further feeds their murky mythos: "I Was Hungry And It Was Your World." Cut to the Marrow. Full-color double-sided J-cards designed by LaPelusa."