Mastered by Odd Job
UPC: 4260657120599 (Digital)
© Block Opera 2021
The here present publication is the acoustic documentation of the insane and absurdly redundant experiments of Prof. Dr. Qlambo Oliphant. Misconstrued by the outer world, the autistic biochemist and leisure racer found shelter for his God-complex on Kaiju Islands (which he arbitrarily rechristened “Qlambo Island”), a place full of natural resources and vegetation. Setup in a mediterranean laboratory on his private estate, the isle’s fauna quickly became the sociopaths’s main focus. The years passed by, but after myriads of unsuccessful experimentation, Dr. Oliphant created his first viable mutations. Driven by triumph and his distinct naiveté, he created a conglomerate of creatures, fondly referred to as his "Oliphant Critters“.
There is tenuous documentation of his work, only fractions of information have leaked. The course of events on Kaiju Island today can only be guessed. Satellite images present large numbers of greenhouses, gigantic depots and an elaborate air-handling system, serving oxygen to a subterranean bunker construction, according to experts. All of this is mere speculation. Nobody knows, no one can tell.
Block Opera is now the sole proprietor of all and any known fact about Prof. Dr. Qlambo Oliphant and his deranged conduct. The most recent discovery: A hinge lid box was found by the shores of Port Mathurin, containing a few documents, photos, an audio-CD and an obsolete video cassette, all of which have been heavily disrupted by the tides. Our experts were able to restore some of the data, and have now confirmed that these are indeed Prof Dr. Qlambo Oliphant’s memos of some of his „Critters“.
Apart from some unsettling experiments with mantes, goats and even bears, one animal stood out. Tagged as „Obstinate Bullfrog”, Oliphant seems to have spent a considerable amount of time exploring the rogue North-African Bullfrog. Among the documents are comprehensive manuscripts about the experiments, delineations, as well as some despicable recipes. It seems that Oliphant aimed at creating a mutation that is significantly bigger than its conspecifics. What appears to manifest his megalomaniac undertakings is a sole blurry polaroid picture showing a mature elephant being eaten by one of the bullfrog creatures.
Most of the contents of the audio-CD and video cassette could be restored and are identical for the bigger part. The sound recordings is a collection of nondescript acoustic signals, Yet, they follow specific regulations in regards to rhythms, melody and harmony. The protocols are annotated by a young male voice. The person is present in the videos, however could not yet be identified thus far. Other human voices of various gender and age are also present on the audiovisual material. Who these people are, whether they participate in the experiments voluntarily, and their current whereabouts are uncertain.
Dr. Oliphant’s bigger plan with the „Obstinate Bullfrog“ is unclear. In spite of the risk this man holds against the world we live in, Block Opera has decided to disclose the current state of affairs of this man yclept Q-Cut. We present to you the „Obstinate Bullfrog“.
01. Pyxicephalus Adspersus
02. Cannibalistic Amphibian
03. Subtropical Scrubs
04. Precede Combat
05. Barbaric Kermit
06. Voracious Carnivore
07. Amplexus Goals
08. Combative Metamorphose
09. Tadpole Guards