Okapi / Where's the Beef?
Album:Where's the Beef? Collection:General
Artist:Okapi Added:Jun 2005
Label:Inflatabl Labl 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-14 Pull Date:2005-10-16 
Week Ending:Oct 16Oct 9Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 17, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Where's the Beef?
4.Oct 12, 2005:Br**nian Motion
Sheep News
2.Jul 13, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Where's the Beef?
5.Oct 06, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Oil & Filters
3.May 05, 2006:The National Congress Of Vaselines
Sheep News, Oil & Filters
6.Sep 12, 2005:Stirling'a Approximation
Sheep News

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-08-24 
Økapi - Where’s The Beef? (Inflate Label) Weird Italian guy named Økapi (“Ooh-kapi”?) doing strange sample art but sometimes strange enough where it sounds like it’s his own music. Everything from John Adams to Sun Ra to People Like Us is thrown in the mix. Probably the first sample artist I know of that samples other artists. Pretty original & compelling sounds.
(((1))) 20th Century Fox theme by way of Italian music & some ambient noodling.
((((2)))) Cows, sheep, strings, ‘55-’65 swinging soundtrack thingy, silly & super-fun!
(((3))) Random voices, blips, clangs & farts.
(((4))) Spacey, beeps ‘ala Dick Hyman or Les Baxter. Playful & cute.
((((5)))) Evil demon, random spliced up noises, voices, scratchy, glitchy,
(((6))) Bouncy, space-age bachelor pad loops with lots of oft-kilter beats, voice samples, confused but worthwhile.
(((7))) Some 50’s TV commerical: “What do women talk about...they hardly ever talk about oil filters?” & weird alien voice babbling.
(((8))) Relaxed guitar strum played underwater, backwards strings, occasional melodramatic vocals. Is this a long lost Nino Rota track?
(((9))) Minimal, twisted violin & other randomness.
((((10)))) Blippy, trippy ambient/chill ‘ala Biosphere
(((11))) Sporatic, squeals, ambience.
(((12))) Soundtrackish, chill to silly circus-like early 60’s electronic nuttiness.
((13)) R2-D2 playing a windchime with one arm & a million windows open on his laptop.
(((14))) Deep mellow chill with tabla-ish beats,
((((15)))) Horn-heavy jazz chopped & dissected
(((16))) Sad & happy strings & piano. mixed with glitchy stuff & ambient dub.
(((17))) Totally sporatic noises, “rrrrt”, “eeet”, “bowwpnt”.
(((18))) More looped & whipped up jazz & (what sounds like) traditional East Asian music served up nice & rhythmic.
(((19))) Noise, fishtank pump sounding blasts. Almost sound like someone’s speaking through the noise.
((20)) Upbeat to chill, medium paced beats.
(((21))) Neat mix up of scattered beats & random “meows” (?)
(((22))) Bassy, clicky beat, kinda techno but a little more random
(((23))) Slow moving ambience, many outtakes of Carla Peller saying “Where’s The Beef” from the infamous commerical. Annoying but amusing.

Track Listing
1.'ntro 12.Pruffoli
2.Sheep News 13.Vesto Meglio
3.S/Torto 14.La Fuga Di Sandokan
4.Monastic Bingo 15.Fattoria Assassina
5.Stai Muto! 16.Coffee...E a Nanna
6.Odd Dead Dog 17.Mort Aux Fetides!
7.Oil & Filters 18.Diuretic Jazz
8.Chetamomil(La) 19.Noisy Beat
9.Gratta E Annusa 20.Trabbocca E Naso
10.Stek-House 21.Chicken Candles
11.Spendo Bene! 22.Break Pitt
 23.Where's the Beef?