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Legs

by Olga

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There is a brutal terseness, a beautiful and violent minimalism at play throughout Legs, the debut cassette from Olga -- a duo of Rachel Blomgren (Tiny Fantasy) and Sophie Weil (Syko Friend, Tips For Twat).

While the masters of war elsewhere continue to develop technological warfare techniques and chemical weapons, Olga devotes little more than 25 minutes to keeping the shiv sharp and the blunt object blunt. Like a very raw take on The Slits or an inversion of Throbbing Gristle’s “Persuasion,” (that is, content notwithstanding) track after track stretches out like a sinuous limb in a cloud of incense. Blomgren and Weil present a kind of incantational witch-punk, hazily played but trenchant compositions for electric guitar, bass, and two voices. What is not needed has been stripped away and the space which those things might have occupied is left empty or half-full of tape hiss, a cloud to make the glinting shiv all the more dramatic.

Olga’s incanting into that empty space is not about mourning the emptiness, but ownership of it. Blomgren and Weil are mavens of the void, their contralto voices trading lines like crosshatched hexes: “I’ve come to release you / Snake headed and true / You’ll help to release me / Erotic daydream.” The yang is excised and the yin rises, damning its reputation for passivity. Flippant aficion characterizes these six songs, one after another a plodding nod to no-wave tones and attitude.

Legs is hypnotic, dangerous, and sexy -- the kind of thing one eternally hopes to stumble upon at a Midwest basement show or in a dark bar on the Lower East Side.

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released May 1, 2017

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Olga Los Angeles, California

Rachel Blomgren - Bass and Vocals

Sophie Weil - Guitar and Vocals

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Track Name: King
in water

Find the king/cave in you
on raised
Find the space inside
give a long
Find the whole deep down
a reason
On the other side
cut it down tear it up
On the other side
they say
On the other side
hole ride on gives

in wide arms say
give it up
give me a raise

Can you heal yourself in the springs
Can you heal yourself voice is muffles in water, ok ok
walk by it
watch you stay
walk by the water and watch me just say
On the other side
On the other side

its say
a raise me up
On the other side
On the other side