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Ollie Olsen announces his retirement from music

by Paul Cashmere on January 11, 2019

in News

Australian post-punk and electronica pioneer Ollie Olsen has announced his retirement from music.

“Hi all, I’ve decided to retire from music. Thanks for your support,” he said in a short Facebook post.

Ollie is best known for his work in Max Q with Michael Hutchence. The Max Q album reached no 13 in Australia and no 93 in the ARIA End of Year chart. ‘Way of the World’ was a Top 10 hit in Australia and reached no 6 on the US Modern Rock chart.

Before Max Q Ollie was a member of Whrlywirld (1978-80), Orchestra of Skin and Bone (1984-86) and No (1987-89).

Olsen worked as the music director for Richard Lowenstein’s Dogs In Space. Michael Hutchence recorded a new version of the Whirlywirld song ‘Rooms for the Memory’ for the movie.

Since Max Q Ollie has worked with Japanese bands Boredoms and AOA, he was part of Damo Suzuki’s Network and was a member of experimental band Taipan Tiger Girls from 2014.

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