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Identification Parade

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What They Found
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Rorol
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The Way Things Go
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Righteous Ape And Bird
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Marshall Examines His Carcass
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Its Caption Was A Star
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Crying At The Aquarium
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Porno Disaster
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Hypnopaedia
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 43:50

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04.22.11
The Octopus Project, Identification Parade
2003 | Label: Peek-A-Boo Records

Most rocktronica (or live electronica) is an unholy matrimony of '70s guitar riffs and hastily programmed drum beats — the sort of thing you'd hear on a Boston reunion album. But Texans the Octopus Project come at the sound from the opposite angle, welding Out Hud-like guitars to structures not built on rock (or sand), but glitter. "The Way Things Go" and "Crying at the Aquarium" best illustrate their sound, which isn't exactly inventive,… read more »

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definitely worth a listen...

oddibe

...but i'd advise checking out "hello avalanche" and "one ten hundred thousand" first. this one's a little spottier, though still with some great tracks like "what they found," "the way things go" and especially "righteous ape and bird" which effing rocks. this is an incredibly promising band with some furious beats and hooks. kind of like the french band air, if they were on speed.

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No rehashers of the new new wave, the electro-rockin’ Octopus Project kids aren’t afraid to rock yer skinny tie and white belt right off with a heady assortment of IDM-esque analog glitch and circuits-out robot groove that would make Trans Am tremble for their ferocity. Instead of retro-cutesy synth poppers, the tracks on Identification Parade, the Octopus Project’s debut, are no-holds-barred experi-/instrumentals set to stun, either through tweaked minimalism (“What They Found,” “Its Caption Was a Star”) or overdriven outrocking (“Righteous Ape and Bird,” “Porno Disaster”). Defying all expectations of toothless indie schmaltz, these musical subversives take a battering ram to the listener’s solar plexus via an assortment of unexpected textures, sudden rhythmic twists and turns, and even the occasional headbanging riffmonster that belies the deceptive simplicity of such an innocent looking three-piece. Expect more surprises to come! – Brian Way

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