Artist/ Band: Ogogo
Title: Lunar Surphase
Label: Self release
Year of Release: 2009
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The Review:

I was sent this album called Lunar Surphase by an oddly named band called OGOGO. The opening track, “Levitate Your Grape” almost sounds like a schizophrenic video game soundtrack (Pacman Gone Wild?). The rest of the music is very experimental and can‘t be categorized under any genre. There‘s some similarities to some of Mastelotto/Gunn music like their KTU and TU projects as well as Tuner. The musician behind this “madness” is Russian guitarist/composer/arranger/conductor Igor Grigoriev. It should be noted that Lunar Surphase is his sixth release.

I bravely continued onward through this difficult album of “noise”. If there wasn’t as much improvisation on the album and more structure, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. Igor is a skilled guitarist and composer of what falls under several genres like avant guard, electronic guitar “soloing”.

As much as I would have liked this album more I can honestly only recommend this to people that like enjoy “music” with more complex and difficult improvised sounds. Others that dislike improvisational music that sounds like a schizophrenic video game should stay clear.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 15th, 2009


01. Levitate Your Grape
02. Mr. Greenhill
03. Autoportrait With Ginja
04. Brain Crate
05. Connect With OGOGO
06. M.E.
07. Electric Breaker
08. Dali
09. Too Much
10. Can You Feel It
11. Lunar Surphase
12. Astroturf
13. The Love Of OGOGO
14. Marquis De Sade-Eye Spring Mix
15. Grigori Rasputin

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