“Ogo” by O.
O. Formed during the first lockdown, the duo started improvising together at home with just acoustic sax and drums before securing studio time in to start experimenting further with guitar pedals, amps and studio effects units, all pushing the limits of their two instruments – a rule put in place that everything was to be made by manipulating and layering their sax and drums alone.
Sax player Joe Henwood had the following to say about how “OGO” came about:
“We wrote “OGO” in a soundcheck in Oslo, whilst on tour supporting black midi. It had hit minus 5 outside so we started jamming something fast to try and keep our hands warm.
Playing live is a really big part of O., so we loved the Speedy Wunderground approach of recording one track in one day, holding off on major edits, and we are not even listening to the track until it’s released. It’s just the two of us on the single (as it is live) with Dan Carey and Adele Phillips helping us recreate that gig feeling in the studio.’
As well as touring with black midi and recent shows with Gilla Band and PVA, O. built ties to their DIY ethics further by organising regular O Zone nights at The Windmill, inviting creatives to step out of their comfort zone and try something new, culminating in a live collaboration between O. and their guest. Bridging further the gap between jazz, live improvisation and alternative music, since August 2021 they’ve hosted the eclectic likes of Wonky Logic (Steam Down, Nala Sinephro), Shunaji, Rosie Turton (Nerija), Izzy Burnham (Steam Down), Tal Janes (Waaju), Pete Wareham (Melt Yourself Down) and Edna (Goat Girl). “Ogo” was Produced by Speedy Wunderground’s own Dan Carey
Catch O. live on the following dates:
13 Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City
17 London, UK – Peckham Audio
03 Nijmegen, NE – Zeitgeist Festival
Order “Ogo” by O HERE
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