Mayako XO

Resident Presents

Mayako XO

Darto, Bill Nace, Olgaa

Thu July 12, 2018 8:00 pm

Resident Los Angeles, CA


This event is 21 and over

Mayako XO

Mayako XO is the new moniker of ongoing solo project by Los Angeles based musician and artist, Sara Gernsbacher, FKA Littlerag, Dentdog and Baby, among others. This tape is a dark and comforting anthem, what it is to be a body knocking up against the sharp man made edges we live in, singing praise to creature comforts and the searching of solid ground in a world where everything feels like it’s on fire. The recounting of Shel Silverstein’s “Ma and God”, the repetition in guitar licks, the songs propel and cut through the air, an honest search in uneasiness. There is no posturing in this special package and there are no masks. Mayako XO’s s/t is Gernsbacher’s first solo release. Recorded and produced in the spring of 2018 by Lou Rogai. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Don Sternecker at Mix-O-Lydian Recording Studio in DWG, PA.

Mayako XO Official Website


Darto Official Website

Bill Nace

Bill Nace is musician from Northampton, Massachusetts, he plays guitar and is mostly involved in experimental, improvisational music, from rock to jazz. Founded and runs Open Mouth.


Olgaa’s incanting into that empty space is not about mourning the emptiness, but ownership of it. Blomgren and Weil are mavens of the void, their contralto voices trading lines like crosshatched hexes: “I’ve come to release you / Snake headed and true / You’ll help to release me / Erotic daydream.” The yang is excised and the yin rises, damning its reputation for passivity. Flippant affliction characterizes their songs one after another a plodding nod to no-wave tones and attitude.


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