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by Jane Jansen Seymour

9 Nov 2012


The Octopus Project’s new single off a yet-to-be-named album for 2013 provides a solid romp into their unique world of indie-electro pop instrumentation, while the accompanying video is also a creative wonder produced by the band. The song “Whitby”, available on iTunes and other digital channels, is at once funky and fun right from the start, with some lovely melodic vocals by Yvonne Lambert. In the video, abstract shapes designed in Photoshop then formed utilizing a scrapbook cutting device and then photographed in a series of real world settings. This amounted to 4,000 images total, no small undertaking.

Peek-A-Boo Records calls the result “a product of The Octopus Project’s collective consciousness”. The record label is also offering an extended download with bonus tracks at their website (grab it now complete with B-sides and Karoke version). Their last album, 2010’s Hexadecagon is worth a revisit as well as their other recordings, plus the PopMatters interview from Moogfest 2010 when they were tapped to be the backing band for Devo here.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Nov 2012


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8 Nov 2012


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5 Nov 2012


by PopMatters Staff

5 Nov 2012


Johnny Jewel explains the background of the set of songs on his Soundcloud:

“Jet lagged & buzzing from Friday’s show in Paris, I couldn’t sleep… so I stayed up all night with Oko talking about color based dreams while blending these tracks together. Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions. Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we’d clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, and feel around in the dark… working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm… throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow.”

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