Norway / Poland

ZŁE OKO / polish for the EVIL EYE is the one-woman project of Olga23 from Warsaw (PL), an activist, an industrial/punk graphic artist, author of collages and former bassist of DNO (a downtempo punk), who currently lives in Oslo (NO). This is digital agony and apocalypse, drone downtempo, the cawing of crows, and howling, whining sirens.
In 2018 ZLE OkO/EVIL EYE made her debut with "Cicuta", where echoes of early 90s industrial are mixed with conceptual, feminist anarcho-punk from Crass Records, and a uniquely Polish element – especially in the lyrics, filled with mediaeval pagan motifs and stench of witches burned at the stake. The sound layer is dominated by ghoulish samples from YouTube and authoritarian broadcasting stations, such as the Polish state TV.
This is Złe Oko’s response to the darkness of the Polish Middle Ages – which seem t o have made a contemporary comeback.
In her new productions, Olga veers towards shamanic, dark trap at the same time exploring depths of dubbed bass of sampled didgeridoo.

Photo: Marcin Pflanz


ZLE OKO // Zlo uroslo