Artist: The Greg Olsen Experience
WTF album: Galore in the Place of the Dog
Timeline: 2008 -
WTF Quality: Ode to dogs full of scatological pop incoherence
Tags: Dogs, funk, jazz, techno, metal, hip hop, country, rock, indie, cut-up, emo, dogs
Finally, an album dedicated entirely to dogs!
Only naturally would this seem such a natural thing. Which begs the
question, why are so many of man's crude attempts at song filled with
sappy lyrics about women, and so few about his true best friends? With
fierce dedication and rigor, dog stands by the side of man, and man
enjoys the presence of dog. What is it about them we love so much?
What is it about us that inspires their deepest affections and devotion?
I don't know myself, but this music says it in so many different ways.
Drink a beer and relax to this album, dudes. It's full of so many
things that don't make sense, intentional mistakes and bizarre mixing
choices. So full of over the top juxtapositions and overlappings of
different styles of music, mysterious voices uttering sweet nothings
about dogs, a plethora of instruments from the world of known music,
technical virtuosity, pop hooks and riffs, and arrangements that are
either haphazard or carefully crafted to sound maximally random. Lots
of dog barking samples too.
Despite the analog nature of dog's respiratory and central nervous
systems, the sound of this album is decidedly digital. Which is of
course a choice made by the humans involved here. I often can't tell if
the instruments are real or MIDI, but then again, why the hell would a
dog ever give a fuck if something was analog or digital, sequenced and
overdubbed or live-recorded? Especially when quite possibly all this
music just sounds like a wash of static from a dog's ears' perspective.
But that is something we will never truly know objectively. Anyhow
most likely all the dog cares about is treats and a scratch between the
ears now again, maybe a good run in the park and something to chase.
I hope you all can enjoy the fun of listening to this music, not knowing
where it's going, wondering what it has to do with dogs (oh, so much!
probably), and wondering if something is a sample, a digital sequence,
or a live band playing. It's easy to listen to cause you don't have to
download it, you can just listen from the link above. Or you can
download and listen endlessly on your mp3 thingy if you want. Get a
dose of jazz funk prog rock dogs hyper glitch cheesy pop techno
mish-mash arrangement metal country high-speed woof!
Then remember to roll in the grass, chase a few deer, howl at the moon,
whine that you're hungry, beg for scraps, lick your butt, pant heavily,
and dig with reckless abandon.