Los Angeles-based artist Dorian Wood is a wunderkind with a headstrong DIY discipline, he has brought his emotionally-charged performances to concert halls, museums, music venues and performance spaces throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, with a voice that channels the skill and ferocity of such auteurs as Scott Walker and Nina Simone. His most recent album, “XALÁ”, was recorded in Villarreal, Spain with bassist Xavi Muñoz and percussionist Marcos Junquera. In a first for Dorian, the album is sung completely in his mother tongue Spanish. Stylistically, it is a work that some have defined as sounding like a collaboration between Swans and Chavela Vargas, with its dark acoustic tones and soul-shattering vocals.