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Ogo Dys

"Ohm" 3" CDR

Cosmic Pancake Productions

Genre: prog

Halmstad, Sweden

June 29, 2009

Ogo Dys is the work of beyond-quirky Swede Magnus Lundberg, who treats songs like full-out musical adventures, often swinging through several generically and texturally diverse passages within a single composition. The brief Ohm EP is a titillating nugget from the unlikely one-man band, and it sounds a little rougher-around-the-edges than some other material of his, at least in terms of production values.

"Alien Eggs Hatching" storms the gate with Danny Elfman inspired progadelia, wedding progressive guitars and organs with an Oingo Boingo-esque joviality. "Princess Moondust," meanwhile, rides an acoustic bass groove into a vicious power-chord assault before introducing Disney-esque fanfare to the mix. Sounds strange, don't it? The whimsy continues on the third and last opus, "Temple of the Soaring Eggplant," which is about as epic a journey you're likely to get out of a six minute song. Ohm features some very good material, but I'd recommend you grab Neptune Everywhere, a more complete release, before picking this one up.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 3 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2008]