to the curious:

in or around 1998 the oxen mentalists rose from the fecund ashes of a collegiate chemical mindfuck bonfire. tortured by their actualized entry into the adult herd, these thinking cattle sat down in the simmering glow of their home studio, lit candles, smoked pot, drank beer and gin and whiskey, dodged insane women, programmed drums, played guitar and bass and cheap keyboards, and sang their dying fucking hearts cleanly out of their chests.

their first album, mid-tempo, mid-twenties, was recorded in the living room of a tiny house in scotts valley, california.

microscope, telescope, their second album, was recorded in the rat-infested studio known as the murder room. a moist, moldy, nearly windowless, cinderblock walled room in a house in boulder creek, california.

once thought lost, both of these albums have been recovered. a zipped collection of mp3s can be downloaded here:

mid-tempo, mid-twenties
microscope, telescope

they are free to all the thinking cattle of this world.

we hope you enjoy them.


doug "big ugly" schmidchek

write for any reason: