Olan Monk is releasing album Love/Dead via C.A.N.V.A.S. on June 26, with preview track ‘Morticia with James K’ premiering on AQNB today. A co-founder of the label, the artist has hosted a variety of guests under the C.A.N.V.A.S. imprint nights in London, including Flora Yin-Wong and Elvin Brandhi. Olan Monk continues to push his experimental post-punk approach, enlisting the PAN-affiliated vocalist for the top-line of this electro-infused track.
A wailing baseline provides a steady jolt to the undertones of ‘Morticia’. Lo-fi kick and clap patterns rock mechanically as James K’s voice commands the headroom. The reverberated croons and industrial beat evoke stylistic elements of Portishead’s ‘Machine Gun’, sending the listener into an equally ominous and disarming state.**