I can’t believe I never blogged about them. I listened to Ova Looven’s 2003 album 58:34 today (probably the first time straight-through, since 2005)…. and forgot how much that album speaks to my soul… every synth line, every guitar part, every staggered drumbeat and drum machine… every vocal by the fucking amazing Chris Donohue (ex-Antarctica, who are ALSO EXTREMELY fuckin’ underrated)…. this is just a perfect, perfect album, and sound.
I will never, ever make music this good/perfect. Never. Never!!!!! And no other human being will, either. This shit is…. the best ever. And I’m not just speaking in wild hyperbole.
Ova Looven takes what started with Antarctica and their utterly fuckin’ brilliant (and only) full-length album 81:03 and continues the brilliance. Destroying everything in their paths. Flawless.
Please visit https://ovalooven.bandcamp.com and www.artikalrecords.com even though the Artikal website hasn’t been updated in 12 years. The only place to hear 58:34 is Spotify… this shit is fucking flawless.
Next post (coming this week) Antarctica. But for now, start here.
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