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by ollo

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    All artwork and photography by Alex from ollo. This 8 page booklet features photography from around the world and video stills from ollo's visuals at the time. Images include a closeup of an avocado tree leaf in his Sydney backyard, some washcloths hanging on the line at his parents house in the UK, the Golden Gate bridge, Australian beaches, a bank of snow in Utah, a subverted ad for Target and a car on the streets of San Francisco. In every album sleeve he has hidden something - an image or a secret - only he knows about.

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    Get all 16 ollo music releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of I Wish I Could Wake You, Swell Lines, Live in Adelaide 2002, Lost Songs, Gold Is The Colour, The Long Goodbye, Ape Delay Remixes, Ape Delay, and 8 more. , and , .

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Bakin 05:37
Late/Shift 04:11
Yum Yum 00:31
PingPong 05:44
While Mobile 00:23
Penned In 03:07
Sphinxter 04:53
Herr Koblasa 01:04
In A Way 04:12
Drift 04:35
The End 00:10


This, ollo's debut album, was intended to heard heard as a journey. ollo were like bower birds then, drawn to the wonder and diversity of music, wrapping it up into a coherent whole.

While mainly instrumental, these songs were never without meaning, opening with an almost tangible evocation of baking summer heat, and the album is peppered with messages, sometimes embedded in snippets of field recordings from their travels.

Listen closely and you'll hear a talking escalator in Philadelphia, a ticket scalper near Carnegie Hall, comedy shows, Thai TV ads, a Chinese phone company message, an erratic mobile phone melody written by Lars on a train in Switzerland, and the sound of a train pulling away from a station called Ware (where?).

"Sleeper is atmospheric, with a slight pop sensibility and a heady dose of jazz - a bit of moonless night with a touch of sun glinting off snow...perhaps I should take Ollo to the next party, they’re much more clever and fun than I." [XLR8R :: USA]

"Addictive Summer listening." “A mesmerising journey" "Serious(ly) beautiful music and a carefree sense of humour”
[inthemix.com.au :: Editor’s pick]

" An aural alchemist. This album is diverse and compelling while delivering something that is whole and complete."
[Tim Ritchie :: Radio National]


released October 15, 2002

Produced by Alex Crowfoot. Mastered by Oscar Gaona


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ollo music Sydney, Australia

Exploring music with disregard for genre since the last century. Now includes side project The Nethered.

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