Olga Bell's new album Tempo will be released as a deluxe heavyweight 180-gram 12" vinyl package with six artwork inserts.
“This record is first for the body, then for the mind,” says Bell, who began writing the album immediately after seeing the film Paris Is Burning. “I started every song by thinking about tempo specifically, listening to the metronome alone, feeling its relation to my body, to the pace of the day, the weather, the light. On fast days I listened to club music, most of it at least twenty years old, and on slow days I turned to early West Coast hip-hop and Portishead because of how physically charged and compelling these records feel despite their low BPM.”
The highly anticipated LP follows the October release of Incitation, a five-track EP described by NOWNESS as “a perfect platform for Bell’s remarkable voice, mirroring the unflinching, self-analyzing lyrics”. Pitchfork went on to praise Bell’s “muscular” sound and “knack for arrangements that are simultaneously refined and overwhelming,” while The New York Times lauded her “forthright, supple melodies to hold everything together, and a voice—creamy, vibrant, sensual—that makes all her conundrums startlingly immediate.”
01 Power User
07 Ritual (ft. Sara Lucas)
08 Your Life is a Lie
09 Stomach It