An impressive electronic debut from an up-and-coming artist.
Hailing from Brooklyn, Ohal first made her mark near the start of the year with her contribution to the soundtrack of Cancelled Faces, a two-part psychological piece featuring a gay couple in Seoul and a desert cult. Ohal fused acoustic and electric instruments with homemade synthesizers and theremins -- and even field recordings -- to earn an underground fan base that has marked her as a true composer on the rise.
It’s easy to get lost in the soundscape that Ohal has developed in both Cancelled Faces and in her in full-length studio debut Acid Park, only to be amazed that these are the artist’s first forays into the world of recorded music made for public consumption. It gets easier to understand where this talent comes from when you realize that Ohal is classically trained, but the ethereal worlds she crafts are nothing short of spectacular. Acid Park makes for a compelling listen and a promising debut from an up-and-comer.