Oli XL // Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer (Bloom)


#1

“Bloom is a new label concept by Oli XL — Following the steps of his previous teenage label project W - I (but with a much wider scope), it will serve as the home for his debut album “Rogue Intruder, Soul Enhancer”.”

01 ‘Cygnostik’
02 ‘Liquid Love’
03 ‘dnL’
04 ‘Mimetic’
05 ‘Jet Generation’
06 ‘Flower Circuit’
07 ‘Hesitate’ ft. Ecco2k
08 ‘Orchid Itch’
09 ‘Imposter’
10 ‘Clumsy’
11 ‘Sniper Baby’

Next level -ish from man like Oli XL. I’ve been waiting for Cygnostik since hearing it on his first Rinse show back in November. This is the debut on his new label ‘Bloom’, a successor to W-I. Apparently it’s now a sublabel for Year001.


#2

I love this. seems to have a weirdo vibe that I didn’t know i was after. it’s also rare that i can enjoy an entire album all the way through but this one does the trick


#3

yes, very much agree. and i love all the snotty, pitched up vocal snips…”boring…LAME” :rofl:


#4

Just saw this on Bandcamp. Gonna check it.


#5

okay, so quick/fun digression (and possible awesome sub-thread topic)…

I’m riding my bike this morning around the lake and, as I pass this pack of spandex snobs as we’re all trucking up this brutal hill, I overhear them all talking about OTHER BIKE RIDES. “yeah, that’s a good one”; “come to downtown Valley View and get dirty with us”, etc.

I honestly don’t know if I can think of anything more mind-numbingly inane than listening to a bunch of suburban gen x wussies on a bike ride talking about other bike rides. in my mind, I said “boring…LAAAAMME” in Oli’s chipmunk voice.

what’s your best Boring/Lame story this week?


#6

I saw some guy barefoot at In-n-Out today. Very lame move.

Overall, I love how experimental yet accessible the album is. The term “pop sensibilities” gets thrown around way too much as a buzzword but this album really takes the cake on it.


#7

i’m seeing a 7 hour film at the cinema. i’m sure the song will rattling around in my head


#8

Ok this album took me by surprise. Easily one of the best albums I heard in a while. Love how in your face yet subtle it is. It reminded me of the album Re.sort by Sora.

Like they’re both genre bending and very sample based, but of course Re.sort is a lot more ambient.

If you guys have any recommendations to albums like this in the sense of being electronic/genre bending, please do share.