Zola Jesus Okovi Additions Vinyl LP 2018
Ash to Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)
Siphon (Katie Gately Remix)
Exhumed (Randall Dunn and Aaron Weaver [Wolves in the Throne Room] Remix)
Soak (Joanne Pollock Remix)
Zola Jesus’ Okovi: Additions LP offers a new angle on her 2017 album, Okovi. The collection pairs four previously unreleased songs from the Okovi sessions with four remixes by a diverse cast of artists.
Johnny Jewel turns Ash to Bone into a late-night cinematic torch song, Tri Angle Records composer Katie Gately’s Siphon is a dark choir of warping angels, black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room’s take on Exhumed makes the pounding industrial anthem even denser and heavier, and Toronto producer Joanne Pollock (formerly one half of Poemss with Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk) makes Soak feel like an aching classical standard - until it starts warping in on itself and goes somewhere else entirely.
“These four new songs were intended to be on Okovi,” Nika Roza Danilova explains, discussing the unreleased material. “Each of them represents a snapshot of my journey in making the record, and are just as precious to me as the songs that made it onto the final track listing. The remixes are beloved in their own way, as most were born from organic circumstances, and have drawn the original songs into completely new atmospheres.”