Olivia Neutron-John's self-titled debut full length Olivia Neutron-John is the first O N-J recorded output since 2014's single Injury Train. Finally emerging with this album is a sound that is similarly transcendent and meticulous, but with a newly articulated focus and even bolder minimalism.
A. Nasty returns on keyboards and voice, now writing sinewy bass lines against the steady pulse of a drum machine. Lyrically it is sparse, but laden with meaning. A. Nasty's vocals are psychedelic yet straightforward, confident but desperate, calculated and unhinged all at the same time .
Ambiguity drives Olivia Neutron-John - the feeling of imminent danger in nearly going off the rails, just barely kept in line with the order of rhythm. Olivia Neutron-John draws you into its hypnotic repetition, only to disorient with a catchy line gone awry and into a totally different atmosphere, like Ian Curtis playing on the moon. The punk sensibilities of O N-J's dance music ride a delicate balance between
chaos and precision. The year is 2019 and fictions of genre and gender are even further behind us, making way for Olivia Neutron-John.