Oli XL & Instupendo - Ribbon Bone [Silk Chaser]

  • Published
    13 Jul 2021
  • Label
    Self-released
  • Released
    July 2021
  • Genres
    Pop · Club
  • Weird, dark and catchy stoner pop.
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  • Despite Oli XL barking "Focus / pay attention!" in a garbled tone, "Ribbon Bone [Silk Chaser]" feels like a bona fide stoner anthem. The beat sounds like it's gonna be punchy UK garage before settling into something looser and brighter, like a hyperpop soundtrack for a hot beach day. Oli XL's pitched-up vocals have a strange chemistry with Instupendo's deceptively dark lyrics: "Break all of my ribbon bones / Leave me in the attic, that's my home / Perfect lock with no keyhole." Both vocalists feel out every word, like they were chosen for their sound and shape more than their meaning. This sculpted feeling extends to the whole track, every sound meant to disorient you or raise the hairs on the back of your neck. It's always nice to spend time in Oli XL's wonderfully strange world.