OLS steps into darkness in new music video “Ciemniej”


“Ciemniej” is the latest single and music video off “Pustkowia” which was released via Pagan Records earlier this year

Ols, the one-woman dark neofolk project from Poland, has released the next single and music video, “Ciemniej” (translates to “Darker”) from the recently released fourth album “Pustkowia”. 

Watch the video to “Ciemniej” here:

Anna Maria Olchawa, the only member of Ols commented: “Ciemniej” (Darker) is a journey into the inside. Each “step into yourself” is a “step into the darknes”, where new layers of darkness are revealed. Everyone who has this night inside them belongs to one tribe. The “darkness calls upon darkness, murk attracts murk”… Mountains and swamps, for centuries considered realms of dangerous powers, can sense this darkness and claim us as their own. Will you hear their voice?”

“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.

Order “Pustkowia” now via Pagan Records or enjoy digitally

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

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