Dollhouse wastes no time addressing those issues with its nine tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes, making it the band’s most succinct album yet. Recorded under the smoke-drenched skies of Vancouver, B.C. at Raincity Recorders, during one of the provinces worst wildfire seasons ever, Dollhouse is a product of the gloom that surrounds them and the rest of the world in these politically turbulent times. It’s an album that equally explores the personal and political, with the concept of a dollhouse acting as “both a reminder of the closed ecosystem we all inhabit, the grander scale, and the miniscule confines of our individual minds, neither of which we can escape from,”as Black explains. The anxiety of existing is a throughline in the lyrics on Dollhouse.
Produced by GRAMMY© Award-winning engineer Shawn Evere, OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and Los Angeles, and features Mike’s regular touring band: Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums), and Craig Myers (percussion). OGOGO is Gordon’s fifth solo album, following 2014’s Overstep, 2010’s Moss, 2008’s The Green Sparrow
and 2003′s Inside In. Gordon is a founding member of Phish.