The first release from Olympia's RAGANA is as difficult to classify as just about anything I have posted. From casually ethereal to just plain morose, the ability of these two women to harness intensity seems to only be surpassed by their ability to craft mesmerizing songs. It's over ten minutes into Unbecoming that they finally break free and drop 40 seconds of frustrated and bleak blasts, the first confirmation that the these sounds are rooted in metal and not '80s 4AD as much of the cassette suggests. But it's the ability to walk that line that makes RAGANA so intriguing, and I find that 24 minutes is simply not enough.
we don't ask for much // isn't it hard enough