Oy - First Box Then Walk

First Box Then Walk

Oy

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 26 tracks £10.00
Download Album (flac) 26 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 26 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Oy - First Box Then Walk

"My brother used to sit down on my head. He called this strange game 'hatching'. " HATCHING ***

Oy's record entitled First Box Then Walk is so playfully unpredictable and colorful, that if it were a screenplay, it could easily be the next Michel Gondry film. Inspired by the Dadaist spirit, the love for improvisation and loosely based on childhood memories, this seasoned sounding debut is truly a heartfelt roller coaster odyssey through the outer limits of music. Joy Frempong's light hearted storytelling filled with a child like wonder, a sense of surprise and a wholesomely absurd, giddy sense of humor provides the perfect backdrop for this musical exploration. In a sense this record is all about rediscovering the magic in music.

It should come as no surprise then that a whole army of children's toys comes to life on First Box Then Walk to form a big band supporting a tribal chant in an imaginary language, or that the sound of a noisy street in the background effortlessly morphs into a delicate harmony. Time and time again we are challenged as listeners and reminded by the artist that nothing here is what it appears to be and that everything is possible.

"Childre's dreams, children's dream - which motionlessly bathe in the sun for a long time, like dragonflies between peach blossoms; and there! Suddenly they blast through the air like silver arrows. For a moment, the world is standing still: clear, silvery and transparent - like glass. It's impossible for adults to imitate what children do. Yet every grown-up has once been a child." KUMAKEY ***

From the very beginning of the album the idea of genre is deemed inoperative, but traces of Jazz, Soul, 70s progressive Rock, Avant-Pop and contemporary experimental Electronica can be found throughout. The whole spectrum of voices on this record from the over-the-top theatric's spoken word recitals to the soaringly soulful hook lines, the abstract backing Electronica soundtrack and the more classically inclined compositions supporting them - that's all Joy from beginning to end. And what's important to point out - Oy can singlehandedly bring it all back to life on stage.

"New Year's eve..a new year is descending from the sky. Arriving at midnight sharp. And this explains why the bells are ringing." NEW YEAR ***

Four long years in the making, often interrupted by endless tours and all sorts of musical collaborations, but a unique solo artist was finally born!

*** Words adapted from 'Der Tod und Das PĆ¼ppchen' by Cecile Ines Loos (1883 - 1959)

Tracklisting

CD Album (CRDS21)
  1. Oy - First Box Then Walk
  2. Oy - Trolls
  3. Oy - Gap
  4. Oy - Hatching
  5. Oy - World Whale
  6. Oy - Camp Tiki
  7. Oy - Tooth
  8. Oy - Waha!
  9. Oy - Kumakey
  10. Oy - Snake
  11. Oy - Sex
  12. Oy - Dangeroo
  13. Oy - Twenty
  14. Oy - The Kitten
  15. Oy - Aeh
  16. Oy - Positivili Two
  17. Oy - Cloudy Gallery
  18. Oy - Dogrose Battle
  19. Oy - Toilet Witch
  20. Oy - Naughty Girl
  21. Oy - I'll Build My Church
  22. Oy - Laundry
  23. Oy - Bone Bells
  24. Oy - New Year
  25. Oy - Rosa
  26. Oy - Tonight
Download Album (CRDS21)
  1. Oy - First Box Then Walk
  2. Oy - Trolls
  3. Oy - Gap
  4. Oy - Hatching
  5. Oy - World Whale
  6. Oy - Camp Tiki
  7. Oy - Tooth
  8. Oy - Waha!
  9. Oy - Kumakey
  10. Oy - Snake
  11. Oy - Sex
  12. Oy - Dangeroo
  13. Oy - Twenty
  14. Oy - The Kitten
  15. Oy - Aeh
  16. Oy - Positivili Two
  17. Oy - Cloudy Gallery
  18. Oy - Dogrose Battle
  19. Oy - Toilet Witch
  20. Oy - Naughty Girl
  21. Oy - I'll Build My Church
  22. Oy - Laundry
  23. Oy - Bone Bells
  24. Oy - New Year
  25. Oy - Rosa
  26. Oy - Tonight

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 First Box Then Walk 2m 28s £0.79
2 Trolls 2m 46s £0.79
3 Gap 57s £0.79
4 Hatching 2m 52s £0.79
5 World Whale 57s £0.79
6 Camp Tiki 1m 45s £0.79
7 Tooth 2m 7s £0.79
8 Waha! 17s £0.79
9 Kumakey 2m 19s £0.79
10 Snake 3m 17s £0.79
11 Sex 2m 12s £0.79
12 Dangeroo 40s £0.79
13 Twenty 2m 8s £0.79
14 The Kitten 31s £0.79
15 Aeh 2m 16s £0.79
16 Positivili Two 43s £0.79
17 Cloudy Gallery 3m 20s £0.79
18 Dogrose Battle 2m 20s £0.79
19 Toilet Witch 24s £0.79
20 Naughty Girl 2m 52s £0.79
21 I'll Build My Church 1m 22s £0.79
22 Laundry 3m 11s £0.79
23 Bone Bells 1m 54s £0.79
24 New Year 1m 41s £0.79
25 Rosa 2m 39s £0.79
26 Tonight 13m 40s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (26 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 First Box Then Walk 2m 28s £0.79
2 Trolls 2m 46s £0.79
3 Gap 57s £0.79
4 Hatching 2m 52s £0.79
5 World Whale 57s £0.79
6 Camp Tiki 1m 45s £0.79
7 Tooth 2m 7s £0.79
8 Waha! 17s £0.79
9 Kumakey 2m 19s £0.79
10 Snake 3m 17s £0.79
11 Sex 2m 12s £0.79
12 Dangeroo 40s £0.79
13 Twenty 2m 8s £0.79
14 The Kitten 31s £0.79
15 Aeh 2m 16s £0.79
16 Positivili Two 43s £0.79
17 Cloudy Gallery 3m 20s £0.79
18 Dogrose Battle 2m 20s £0.79
19 Toilet Witch 24s £0.79
20 Naughty Girl 2m 52s £0.79
21 I'll Build My Church 1m 22s £0.79
22 Laundry 3m 11s £0.79
23 Bone Bells 1m 54s £0.79
24 New Year 1m 41s £0.79
25 Rosa 2m 39s £0.79
26 Tonight 13m 40s £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (26 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section