So I really dig this; when I saw The Octopus Project perform at SXSW in 2007, there were no vocals, and while the music was entirely mesmerizing and the performance was completely amazing, this is a welcome change from that era of the band. Instrumentally, little has changed. It’s still filled with phenomenal harmonies that sift through multiple keyboards, loops, and upbeat percussion — and… can it be… is that a theremin there toward the end? Yes!
But what truly makes this song stand out, as you can probably imagine, is the excellent vocal harmonies that absolutely compliment the instrumentation. Combined, there is no other word for this song than EPIC.
“Wet Gold” is off The Octopus Project’s Golden Beds EP, out next week on Peek-A-Boo Records. The EP features five audio tracks and seven videos. You can also catch The Octopus Project on tour here in the West next month.
The Octopus Project: Wet Gold [mp3]
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