Face The Music

Image of Lolina - Face The Music
Record Label
Relaxin Records

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Another blink-and-you'll-miss-it, cult curio from Relaxin Records - the people that brought you Inga Copeland's "Higher Powers" from a few weeks back. Still unclear who is behind the label but mystic and intrigue has always been the remit of Inga Copeland, Dean Blunt's infamous collaborator, and the artist behind the Lolina alias.

It's a jagged and skeletal post-punk / disco-not-disco project mainly centered around (real name) Alina Astrova's quirky, dead pan vocal utterances. "Face The Music" features a stripped back palette mainly based around live drums, bass and some added mallets and outta tune guitar squiggles. "Forget It Left Bank" utilizes warped loops akin to her work as Hype Williams; a non-linear dark daydream smothered in a benzo-induced haze.

"Music Is The Drug" is an opiated and smudged crawl through uncategorizable sounds; an undefinable track that keeps you hooked on pure novel expression. "What Is Power" continues to colour in this strange mutant soundscape; throwing any kind of standard musical tradition out of the window and into the landfill; adopting a kind of hanging-on-the-edge-of-sleep, liminality that is both alien and alluring in equal measure. Oh, and is that Dean Blunt on guest vocals? Or the dude with long hair from Bar Italia (whom we know are all part of the same creative circle)?? The mystery continues...


Matt says: As odd and as strange a sonic curio you're ever likely to hear. There's an alluring quality that draws you in (Inga Copeland's trademark) and though throwing the 'standard' musical rulebook out of the window completely; the discord and strange rhythms are fascinating and strangely dulcet.


1. Face The Music 
2. Forget It Left Bank
3. Music Is The Drug (Album Version)
4. What Is Power 

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