After years of darkness a small spark of light appears. An itch that can no longer be ignored, it must be scratched. Living in near isolation, the “solo” work of ovn is ready to hatch, demons must be exorcised.
Fun and simple ditties about poisoning the matriarch, awkward social situations and soundtrack intentions make the ears bleed. Considered by some to be merely a collection of demos. By others, the true beginnings and initial full length public offering. One thing is certain, the puzzle begins.
Joined by Savage Joe (drums); r0b0t (guitar) and Havyn the Hatchling (voice)
13 Tracks; Running time approx. 34 minutes. Released by Philip Ian Tube Productions as CD.
Pondering such truths and mysteries of the universe as the wonder of dancing crustaceans, the absurdity of love and the humor in cannibalism, “Ostrich Von Nipple Contemplates the Cosmos” is a sonic journey navigating tribal incantations, chicken taco obsessions and roach drawn carriages.
Joining him on this introspective interstellar exploration are guests Nolan Cook (Dimesland); r0b0t & Savage Joe (The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous); Viola da Jarvis (The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous & The Bicycle Eaters) and Havyn the Hatchling (The Locust Fellow 5’s).
15 Tracks; Running time approx. 49 minutes. Released by WM Recordings as CD and digital download.
Is there a time when self-deprecation can be as equally harmful and unreasonable as using public execution for entertainment? Can pain and obsession coexist in a world full of extraterrestrial beach barbecues? Can we calculate and analyze such silly occurrences then regurgitate them into meaningful experiences? Perhaps not before now. More specifically, before listening to “Ostrich Von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity”.
Some moments pass by without notice of time. Others we try and hold on to in foolish attempts to make them last longer than intended. Sometimes we clench our teeth when an unpleasant moment feels like a lifetime.
Nolan Cook (guitar), r0b0t (guitar), Savage Joe (malletKAT, drums & marimba), Molly Harvey (vocals) & Havyn the Hatchling (voice & electronics) join ovn in an attempt to create moments and find meaning in things like cowardly clowns, lovers obsessed with ligature strangulation, and spiritual mumbo-jumbo (among other things).
12 Tracks; Running time approx. 50 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as CD and digital download.
The process of writing can be daunting. It can consume the artist and take over day to day functions as it distorts reality and absorbs us. At times a shift in focus is required.
On a whim OVN began to record one his favorite tunes by good friend and colleague, Shitty Bedford. Reality shifted. Pleased with the outcome of this first “cover” it was decided that a small collection of Bedford tunes would be rearranged, then recorded and given to him as a gift. The tunes are intimate in nature, drawing the listener into a personal experience with its creator. Suddenly a ring at the door. Opportunities are presented. An unintentional project is given life.
5 Tracks; Running time approx. 19 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as CD and digital download.
In early 2013, OVN joined the rest of The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous to perform music for a live underground theater piece called “OH! FEARSOME! HEAD!”. The show ran for four nights, with one night dedicated to filming by Director and long-time friend, Shitty Bedford. OVN took this opportunity to capture some (very amateur and spontaneous) video clips containing “behind the scenes” footage. This video footage, along with several pictures, was used to create a short film to remember the occasion. Thus, a side project was born.
It seemed appropriate to score this mini-film using newly recorded material inspired by the show, as well as rehearsal recordings from The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous. The score was then changed to facilitate an audio only experience by removing the live rehearsal sections and replacing them with other new and re-imagined material. This project became known as “Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?”. With links to previous and forthcoming material, “Oh, Fearsome! Nipple?” is the perfect place to continue or begin your musical adventure.
1 Track; Running time approx. 14 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as CD.
A disturbing duet with Molly Harvey. “The Abstract Arm” is a drastically different type of “love song” than is presented in its doppelganger “The Angry Arm”.
The intensity remains, but the feelings have changed.
“….will you please just cut me loose?” she asks. Can you believe that shit?
Also features Nolan Cook on guitar.
1 Track; Running time approx. 4.5 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as a 7″ colored vinyl (Limited edition, 33 Pieces) and black vinyl with full-color sleeve.
Not all clowns run away. Some stick around long enough to tempt you. A simple gift. A tasty treat. A computer animated film promised to fill you with laughter and joy. Don’t worry, all of you have a friend in me.
The sphere is completed with ditty that belongs somewhere in between something else somewhere, just not here.
Features Nolan Cook & r0b0t on guitar.
2 Tracks; Running time approx. 4.5 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records a 7″ colored vinyl (Limited edition, 33 Pieces) and black vinyl with full-color sleeve.
“Swarm Suite” returns to the playful rhythm and melodies of “Swarm & Punctuate Again”, as well as introduces previously unreleased material. Something old, something new, something borrowed and certainly blue. Edges peel away revealing new layers once again. Through madness, dead dog innards and personal sorrow we somehow end up where we began. A circle is complete.
Features: Nolan Cook & r0b0t (guitar) & beautiful art by Poxodd.
1 Track; Running time approx. 13 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as 10” vinyl picture disc+CD.
“So Do They” allowed the opportunity to release the alternate, instrumental version of “So Do We” (which had already been recorded). This instrumental version was originally intended to be released on the abandoned CD that would have contained alternate versions of each “Ostrich Von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity” tune. Finally, the whole story is told and can be enjoyed or despised by all. This suite is beautiful and peaceful at times, terrifying and haunting at others. Always meditative. Inward we go.
Features: Haven Walker (sarod), Nolan Cook (guitar) & art by Poxodd.
1 Track; Running time approx. 13 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records as 10” vinyl picture disc+CD.
In 2005, “The Vam Vriam Company” was searching for willing musical participants for a live (and very unusual) variety show called “Captain Wimwam’s Buffoonicus Spectaculus #441”. The concept was simple. Join friends and colleagues together and interpret musical pieces composed by JD Coleman and Shitty Bedford, while various mask and puppet acts were performed on stage. The reality was somewhat difficult. There was little time and the group would be performing behind a stage wall with only a small monitor and script to catch cues. Being an adventurous bunch, the project was approached with enthusiasm. Bedford (being the spontaneous fellow he is) decided to record our one and only rehearsal as a full band. This is that recording and the birth of something new.
Features: 0110101011101010100011110101010111101 (guitar); Ostrich Von Nipple (bass); MMM (drums & percussion); Viola da Jarvis (cello); Brad Bay Leaf (piano); Rigg Tire (vocals) & Harry Balls Fuckin Bonnett (ovn’s vocals)
11 Tracks; Running time approx. 30 minutes. Released by Vam Vriam Company Productions
“The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous” rose from the ashes of Sneaky Dink. In 2006, a group was required to perform live music for the next installment in The “Buffoonicus” series. “The Goons” were hired. This time the group was asked to play their own music as well as interpret the music of Shitty Bedford and Sirius Bee. The soundtrack to “Buffoonicus Spectaculus #445” was recorded during the week of rehearsals prior to opening night. A collection of dark, wacky and middle-eastern sounding tunes were sold to a perplexed audience during #445’s run of shows at The Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts. Track #1 written by Sirius Bee. Other tracks by “Goons”.
Features r0b0t (guitar, scream & chant); Savage Joe (drums, percussion & chant); Ostrich Von Nipple (bass, organ & chant); Viola da Jarvi (cello & vocals); Shitty Bedford (vocals); Kidney Pending (keyboard & vocals) & Wade Tilton (vocals).Track #1 written by Sirius Bee.
14 Tracks; Running time approx. 30 minutes. Released by Bleeding Gum Productions
“The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous” have created a vast catalog of various musical numbers of the years. There have been so many projects, tunes and members, that the group started losing track of what had been done thus far. It was decided that the original members of the group would sort through various recordings and make some of them available publicly. It’s always shocking when you look under all those mossy rocks.
Featuring: r0b0t (guitar): Savage Joe (drums, keyboard & percussion);Shitty Bedford (keys & vocals); Ostrich Von Nipple (bass, vocals & keys); Hedrick Hitmaker (percussion, samples); Viola da Jarvis; (cello, vocals); Kidney Pending (keyboard)
18 Tracks; Running time approx. 33 minutes. Released by GOWG as digital download.
Volume Two of “The Goons” anthology contains several pieces of music from rehearsals, albums, live shows & concept tests. A colorful and entertaining ride through style and lack of style. What is style? Is it a cage or a highway? Goons don’t care for such things. Do you?
Featuring: r0b0t (guitar, keyboard, samples, vocals & programming): Savage Joe (drums, keyboard, vocals & percussion); Shitty Bedford (keys & vocals); Ostrich Von Nipple (bass & vocals); Hedrick Hitmaker (percussion, samples); Viola da Jarvis; (cello, vocals); Kidney Pending (keyboard & vocals); Sirius Bee (additional composition); Wade Tilton (vocals)
16 Tracks; Running time approx. 47 minutes. Released by GOWG as digital download.
Yeah, there are three! This particular volume features rehearsal recordings, “Oh! Fearsome! Head!” live takes, ovn outtakes, sonic sketches, rare demos, album versions & more. Who can keep track? Certainly not “The Goons of Waxing-Gibbous”. One thing at a time…
Featuring: r0b0t (guitar, electric sitar, keyboard, electronics, megaphone & vocals): Chief Savage Joe (drums, vocals, bells, marimba & bongos); Shitty Bedford (keyboard, programming & vocals); Ostrich Von Nipple (bass, vocals, egg timers, keyboard & programming); Hedrick Hitmaker (percussion & samples); Viola da Jarvis; (cello); Ninjer (drums); Molly Harvey (vocals); Dr. Lightfinger (synth), Milkwad (bass saxophone) & Sirius Bee (vocals)
19 Tracks; Running time approx. 45 minutes. Released by GOWG as digital download.
“Curse of The Baleful Caller” is the debut album from Mr. Locust Fellow & his Friends, Ostrich von Nipple, r0b0t, Shitty Bedford and Savage Joe. A collection of high-concept psychedelia, other-worldly trances, insect cooking instructionals, barkers from beyond and modern tribal ritual music composed to the art of Poxodd. A steadily unpredictable sci-fi epic.
Features: r0b0t (guitar), Ostrich (bass), Savage Joe (Mallet KAT), Shitty Bedford (vocals) & art by Poxodd.
Daddy’s Breath, released October 2016 is the debut album from newcomer Bretts Milk. The culmination of his unconventional musical experience and features none other than Ostrich Von Nipple. Mix in some guitar work by the brilliant Nolan Cook and you have a recipe for a sonic sound-scape that will grab your attention and leave you wanting more. Twelve mind-bending tracks await you, ready to take you on a journey through the twisted mind of Bretts Milk. Armed with a original Moog Voyager synth, Mr. Milk delves deep into the realms of heavy trance-inducing psychedelics and subjects guaranteed to disturb.
Features: Ostrich von Nipple, Nolan Cook & Hamface.
12 Tracks; Running time approx. 42 minutes. Released by Psychofon Records on CD.
Shortly after the completion of “Ostrich Von Nipple Contmplates the Cosmos”, a promotional compilation featuring a variety of OVN tunes was created. Printed in very small quantities, they entire stock of CD’s disappeared over just one weekend. This rare item contains music from the first three full length CD’s as well as unreleased material and alternate versions of previously released material. If you ever happen to find a copy of “Ostrich Von Nipple Offers a Hodgepodge” please let us know!
Featuring: Nolan Cook (guitar); r0b0t (guitar); Savage Joe (drums & percussion); & The Hatchling (voice).
12 Tracks; Running time approx. 37 minutes. Release by Philip Ian Tube Productions as a free promotional CD.
A promotional sonic collage offered as a free gift.
“Cosmos Condensed” is a compact version of “Ostrich Von Nipple Contemplates the Cosmos” featuring highlights from the entire CD.
1 Track; Running time 8:46. Released by Philip Ian Tube Productions as CD and Digital Download.
“Ostrich Von Nipple: (Atlanta, GA, USA) CAPTAIN BEEFHEART wäre stolz auf das, was Ostrich Von Nipple hier bietet: squirrel Humor trifft auf bizarre Geräuschkulissen. Der Albumtitel spricht für sich – ‘Ostrich Von Nipple plays some Shitty Tunes’.
Ostrich Von Nipple kommt aus Atlanta,GA,USA und ist rein optisch eine Mischung aus Clown und Pfannkuchen..Musikalisch kommt er seinen Idolen RESIDENTS und SNAKEFINGER sehr nahe. Elektronisch verfremdete Stimme, schräge Synthie-Klänge, Elektro Beat, E Gitarre und Comic-Tunes begleiten Alice durchs Wunderland auf LSD oder” ~Ox Fanzine
Features Nolan Cook (guitar) Shitty Bedford (horns) & r0b0t (electronics)
1 Track; Running time approx. 4 minutes. Released by OX Fanzine as CD.
New Music Generation Feiyr Compilation. Includes the “Ostrich Von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity” track, “Door to Door”.
Features Nolan Cook (guitar)
1:06 minutes. Released by Pop Rock Camp as Digital Download.
Feel Good Indie Rock Feiyr Compilation. Includes the “Ostrich Von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity” track, “Upright Jerker”.
Features Nolan Cook (guitar), Molly Harvey (vocals) and Havyn the Hatchling (voice).
4:35 minutes. Released by Alternative Tunes as Digital Download.
Indie Herbs of Rock 2015 Compilation. Includes the “Ostrich Von Nipple Quantifies Absurdity” track, “Upright Jerker”.
Features Nolan Cook (guitar)
Release Date: October 22 2015, by Alternative Tunes as Digital Download.