We start off with the title track "Olga in a Black Hole". It's a slow starter but begins to set the feel for some futuristic sound scaping about a minute in. This is some serious Sega CD video game from 1992 sounding stuff. It plays like a theme from a cyber cop game and there's a criminal running through a dark alley in the year 2082. It definitely sets a vibe. It starts and stops. Slows down and speeds up just at the perfect times. It sets a strange vibe for the EP right from the get go. I'm into it though. "Hello" is next and it starts a little quicker. This one is weird. Almost hypnotic. There's a great little synth riff with elements of an old modem somewhere in there as well. This reminds me of Negativland. I like it. We end the way too short EP with "Fork". It's almost like electro-melancholy music, if that makes sense? This one remains thematic, but it decidedly more dark than the prior two tracks. This one slaps though. I could see a dance team having a pretty field day with this one. Solid front to back.
If you're looking for a weird electronic album to wash away your lockdown blues, I think you're in luck. This is as well-played and as well-composed as any electronic album I've checked out this year. Makes me really excited to check out the LP when it's released later this year (I hope!). Highly recommended.
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