Ever since Qwel and Meaty Ogre first collaborated on 2000's "The Manhattan Project" on the Typical Cats LP, heads have taken serious notice. This 12" is taken from their "Freezerburner" project, which has been on their minds since they first worked together.
The album marks the 2nd installment in Qwel's "Four Seasons" series, the first of which was the highly acclaimed "The Harvest" with producer Maker (Glue). This, the Winter war horse LP, is slightly darker than The Harvest, just as Winter is darker than the Fall. Qwel and Meaty Ogre have captured the feeling of Winter, the feeling of being isolated and trapped with only your thoughts. Qwel continues to break down controversial issues on tracks like "Saved" and "Machinegun Monkey".
Meaty Ogre has garnered critical success from his LP "Leo vs. Pisces" (Galapagos4, 2003) as well as his productions on releases by Typical Cats, Robust, Offwhyte, Mestizo, Sage Francis & more. He is also a well-known Chicago record collector and has produced several sought-after instrumental 7inch releases on labels like Memphix & Heardrums. With Qwel's master wordsmith skills and delivery he shows us that his abilities are only expanding.A1 Saved A2 Saved (Instrumental) A3 Machinegun Monkey B1 I Forgive "Em B2 I Forgive "Em (Instrumental) B3 High Tithe