OLS streams new album “Pustkowia” ahead of premiere

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The new album “Pustkowia” from Ols, the one-woman dark neofolk project from Poland, is now available to stream ahead of its release on 20 October via Pagan Records

Pustkowia” (“Wastelands” from Polish) takes the project to the next level and brings more of what Ols stands for. It is darker, heavier, bolder and more varied, but also sadder, more emotional and extremely personal. The common denominator linking all the compositions is emptiness: abandonment, dying out and decay, both in the literal sense (abandoned places, deserted settlements, ruins consumed by greenery) and metaphorical (emotional emptiness, rejection, exclusion). 

Musically, each track on the album is different; from metal-like pieces, through disturbing ritual chants, to mesmerising, trance-like lullabies. As on the previous records, the song arrangements are based on polyphonic vocal parts, accompanied by a whole gallery of instruments. On “Pustkowia”, typical dark-folk instruments with ritual drums, a brass section and drone bass have been enriched with solutions from the metal yard, and in the vocal parts include growls, screams and shrieks, emphasising the emotional nature of the songs.

Pre-order “Pustkowia” via Pagan Records:

Ols has previously released two videos in support of the album: “Pustacie” and “Nie ma światła w oknach”. 

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