‘d.o.l’ is the cd/full length debut release by ashley paul. what makes ashley paul’s music so special is her completely individual approach, which leaves one wide-eyed with a wonderful type of confusion. at first ‘d.o.l’ sounds like a minimalist psycho-acoustic experiment. sustained horns, with subtle shifts of tone color, swell with sustaining bowed bells and percussion. yet it seems rough and aggressive, with ample bow sound and crackling electronic hiss. it shortly becomes something very different, as her whispered singing, guitars and field recordings enter. she sings something resembling a song, in her understated vocal style; but it's a song that you have certainly never heard before. she glides along with an odd lop-sided sense of timing from section to section. ‘d.o.l’ sounds more like a product of ashley's experience then anything else. she has played with loren connors, aki onda, anthony coleman and greg kelley, in addition to recording saxophone for a new piece by phill niblock (along with eli keszler). 'd.o.l' is a true testament to ashley’s truly unique music and vision. it is packaged in a hand painted arigato pak with a silver embossed image, with hand stamped label and a unique ‘glue and diamond’ seal on the back, and includes a vellum insert. pressed in a one time edition of 500 cd’s.