Boomkat Product Review:
Oli XL's glittering Warp debut doesn't disappoint - it's just as fractal and bizarre as 2019's exceptional "Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer", welding cyberplastique bass womps to contorted vox and alien nursery rhymes. Tip!
Oli's got a new anthem in 'Go Oli Go!' - revolving around a deadpan vocal (additional coos by Emilie Palmelund), it lurches from glitchy hyper-step into shimmering post-Burial hi-gloss, with brickwall bass, twinkling piano and dramatic synths. It sounds like a complete three act play crammed into four minutes, and might be the most fwd-facing thing Warp's chanced on in a minute.
Flipside 'Cartoon Smile' is more restrained, bundling acoustic guitars and theatrical strings into a lysurgic nu-folk package, complete with demonic childish sing-along chants. Let's get Oli XL soundtracking some kind of surrealist stop-motion animated movie soon, please? Well good.