Olav released his sophomore album, Making Art and Being a Human (MA&BH) in October 2012. This five-song EP follows closely on the heels of his debut album 2 Age, which was launched in April 2012. The uni- fying element of Olav’s second album is the Tetris-like lashes of joy that occur at varying points in his songs to hook the listener, saying to them, “Don’t be that person that changes songs every 30 seconds.”
I find myself involved differently in each of MA&BH’s tracks. “Error Arp” features rhythmic patterns of new-age electronicism that wash over me, leaving me to mermaid through a sonic sea. “Perc Press” sounds like a song of experimentation, like wallop- ing different utensils against whatever hollow and solid items can be found in a collec- tion of antiques, perhaps at a roadshow—but there’s a sense of detail in the background as well.
The cryptic yet pleas- ant cascading musical details of the album hang accordingly, ensuring MA&BH will suit the mood of many occasions.