“I learned that creativity should be nurtured like a baby bird,” electronic artist Tara Klein, who goes by the name Doll Machine, wisely explains. “It cannot be forced and it must be authentic. So keeping my phone or notebook with me at all times to write and record ideas is vital. Her music features a series of off-the-cuff, well-deserved buzz-generating stand-alone singles, including her latest hypnotic and highly danceable track “Techno Cowgirl” (August 12).
Doll Machine’s natural playfulness branches out into her live shows where she revels in the close connection she seeks and finds with the audience. “The stage is my literal playground and the audience my playmates – for me it’s all about having fun,” she says, also admitting she reads crowd reactions for future writing. . “I used to be very nervous before a show, but now when I’m on stage I just think to myself that the audience is like a group of good friends that I hang out with and we all hang out together having fun. ”
One of the magical qualities of good art is that it can light fires in others to create more beauty. Doll Machine has found happiness in passions that originally seemed counterproductive, but are now healthy and deep wells of inspiration.
“I like to paint and work on other art projects from time to time when I’m not really inspired to write,” she tells me. “Doing these things often leads to song ideas. I also allowed myself to enjoy my special interests without guilt. Before, I felt so guilty spending time watching movies and not creating.
She also paints very surreal images with her music, drawing inspiration from jazz (which she grew up in), hip-hop, as well as punk and grunge, all under a simple moniker inspired by her undying love for the aesthetics of science fiction. , anime and femininity.
“I’m a sci-fi fan and love a good movie…especially anime. It would be a dream if [Hayao] Miyazaki, Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino directed my clips,” she adds with a laugh. (His cat and dog are named after Miyazaki characters.)
“I don’t want to be defined by a specific gender,” she says. “I have a strong desire to dominate the music industry in a way that will change it for the better. I have a story to tell and a message to deliver, so I want to be heard everywhere as much as possible.
This is a day in the life of Doll Machine.
Date June 13, 2022
The time I woke up 07:00
Every day starts with Hugs from my dog Ponyo and my cat Mononoke or a practice match between Ponyo and Mononoke.
Breakfast consists of Cold brew coffee… I don’t really eat breakfast, because I do intermittent fasting. Thank the Lord over coffee is always ok to have on this diet.
To go there, I always To drink coffee.
I don’t feel dressed without Something pastel.
Before starting to work, I must Have a clear mind, be awake, have energy. So I usually work on songs in the morning.
Currently working on Mixing “Techno Cowgirl” for my July release, plus a few new songs, one unsampled and entirely of my own creation and one I’m working on with my mix engineer guru, Roman Perry.
But I would really like to be I do exactly what I do now, but just in a bigger studio. Or I would really like to be on tour in Japan.
book i read TBH, reading is a bit difficult for me. I just have to be really interested in the content I’m about to read and it can’t bore me. So if the first paragraph or the first page is boring, I won’t read on.
I think that’s why I’m so passionate about writing my own story. I want to create something that isn’t boring and that I want to read.
I don’t know how anyone could I thought televised singing competitions were a good idea. They should be banned. Worst idea ever.
If I had to play an album over and over again, it would be But you can’t use my phone by Erykah Badu. Everything she does is gold and this album in particular, pure gold.
The perfect noon consists of Being so engrossed in a song I’m writing that the day flies by and I don’t even realize it.
To help get through the day that I need Depends on what kind of day I’m having…but Sugar Free Redbull is great when I have a show that night.
Not a day goes by without talking to My life partner in crime, Danny Klein.
My daydreams consist of Oh, gosh… a lot of things. I can sometimes get lost in my own sci-punk fairy world. Lately I’ve just been trying to iron out all the plot holes in my Doll Machine Trilogy.
In a perfect day, in a perfect world No internet. No social networks. Make everything analog. But I will say if it wasn’t for social media I wouldn’t have this opportunity to share my story with SPIN mag. Social media is a blessing and a curse. I hate him and love him at the same time. It’s a necessary evil I suppose.
I will always fight for Truth.
Currently in love with My husband, my nephew (he’s a genius artist, so of course I’ll mention that) my pets, the Vapor Wave Pastel Skin for Ableton, and the Beautiful soundtrack.
Hoping to take the time to look Oh, I always have time for movies…but I’m currently looking forward to binge watching Esoteric on Netflix.
At my bedside I always This cute chubby cat in a nightlight box I got from Giant Robot and my LED light string remote.
To help get through the night If I perform, then Red Bull without sugar helps. If I stay home, then movies and cuddling with the baby and pets.
Bedtime Usually around midnight…I wish I could stay up later but my pets wake me up at around 7am everyday.
When I think of tomorrow, it’s always Exciting to think about the music I’m going to work on or the project I’m going to start.
For more Doll Machine, listen Honey pot Podcast, check out his YouTube channel and download his recent singles from Spotify. Follow her on Instagram: @doll._.machine.
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