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[HIDDEN GEM] The Octopus Project with BMSR: The House Of Apples & Eyeballs

March 20, 2010

first off- credit to MH for this one.  ML gets the assist.

(the artwork is disappointing)

In a 2008 interview with Prefix, Josh Lambert of The Octopus Project described their music as: “crazy noises and tiny melodies joining together to make weird pop songs.”  This trip-pop, indie-electronic mess is beautiful.  I am partial to records that host tracks shorter than a minute (there are 4) just to get out little ideas.  The range of emotion on House of Apples and Eyeballs (Graveface 2006) makes it a truly evolutionary experience.  At times it sounds like Four Tet on steroids- very busy, treble-y drums paired with light bells (like on the first track: “Spiracle”).  At other time the Stereolab similarities become apparent (“All The Friends You Can Eat”).  They even have tendencies that lean toward a more laid-back, Broken Social Scene type rock (“Elq Milq”).  Lambert also stated in his interview: “My favorite records are the ones that I can listen to from start to finish — the ones that take me on a little journey for forty-five minutes or so.”  Well, congratulations.

My favorite track is “Psychic Swelling”

LINKS:  Artist Website //  MySpace // iTunes // Amazon

One Comment leave one →
  1. FalafelFridays! permalink
    March 21, 2010 4:02 PM

    Agree, agree, agree, disagree – The artwork is great!

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