OGW is an electronic experimentalist from Ghent, Belgium. That's about all I could find. I guess this is his debut, and what a strange piece of work it has become. Do I really have to find references to this music? I have to dig deep into my knowledge of electronic music to be able to come up with a bunch of artists and acts to relate to. Yet, that's ok, I like a challenge once in awhile and I also like what I'm hearing.
What the album mostly reminds me of, might not be much of a compliment at first. It reminds me of some of the bargain CDs I used to buy in local record stores, way back in the nineties and early two-thousands. Now, I have to say that some of those album have become all-time favorites, more specific EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) and Paranonia. Both albums are still in my collection and still being played on a weekly basis.
The album opens with 'Lithopanspermia' a broken techno track, mixed with minimal ambient and a hint of IDM. That being said, Autechre is another band that often appears in my head while I'm listening to this, especially in the odd 'Floppy Jazz #1'. 'Slow Moving Rocks' digs deeper in electronic history, coming close to some pioneers of the electronic scene. The lo-fi aspect here is also present, which brings me to acts like Cryovolcano.
Perhaps it's appropriate to simply name this 'alien dance music'. When I close my eyes and allow mental visions, I can clearly see those little green men dancing on their little green planet far away in outer space. It must be a wild party up there, completely out of this world. But I guess that's exactly what 'alien' means, no? Anyway, there might be a possibility that this album will be played a lot here from now on...