Musician Patrick Ogle's "I Am Not Job" incorporates acoustic guitars, loops and electronics to create songs ruminating on the passage of time, history, transgender truck stop dance enthusiasts and cosmology. The music balances somewhere between darkwave and trip hop but doesn't completely swear allegiance to any genre. There are even hints of early industrial and country lurking on this record. The LP features the last track recorded by William Tucker.
The LP was mastered by legendary ambient artist, Robert Rich.
Patrick Ogle: all vocals and acoustic guitar on 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9
Greg Lucas: guitars on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8. Programming & noises on 1,2,3,& 8
Avis (of Sunday Munich): Programming on 1 and 2 and slide guitar on 2. Drum loops on 1 & 2.
William Tucker: Guitar, bass and programming on 6
Jason Donnelly (aka Dj Puzzle): programming and loops on 7
Eric Polcyn: Bass on 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8.
I was sitting at my computer, sometime in 1998, looking for a job. I typed in the words “public relations” and the first 10 sites that came up were pornographic. One of them had three words in a row... “illegal,” “teenage” and “bikini.” I thought to myself “well isn't that a sign of the times.” And I went on looking.
1, 2 and 5 original tracks recorded by Avis with many additions by mnpltr. 6 recorded at Xenophobe by Tucker. 7 recorded by Donnelly. 9 recorded by Ogle. The rest recorded by mnpltr.
All tracks mixed and fixed by mnpltr (except 6 & 7)
Mastered by Robert Rich, Soundscape Productions
Produced by mpltr and Patrick Ogle.
Cover paintings by Boyd Ogle
Thanks to my family (as always my dad, Boyd Ogle I, for the art), Dannie Flesher and Andrew, Frank Nardiello, Bart, the Tucker family, Victoria Lloyd, Sue Hutton, Ashkelon, Gricel and to Ween for allowing me to be “merch boy” and inspiring “Oklahoma City Ballroom” and especially to my little monster...Boyd II.
This disc is dedicated to William Tucker.
If it's not an A+ at least no worse than a B-.