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The Octopus Project "Hello, Avalanche" LP

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Also by The Octopus Project:
» The Octopus Project "Fever Forms" CD
» The Octopus Project "Fever Forms" LP
» The Octopus Project "Sharpteeth" 7"
» The Octopus Project Digital EP
» The Octopus Project Digital Single
» The Octopus Project "Hexadecagon" 2xLP
» The Octopus Project "Hexadecagon" CD
» The Octopus Project LP
» The Octopus Project "One Ten..." LP
» The Octopus Project Enhanced CD EP
» The Octopus Project "Hello..." CD
» The Octopus Project "One Ten..." CD
» The Octopus Project "One Ten..." LP
» The Octopus Project CD

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of The Octopus Project:
» Black Octopus Lipstick...  CD EP
» V/A "The Peek-A-Boo Book of Spells" LP
The Octopus Project
"Hello, Avalanche" LP
Peek-A-Boo Records
BOO 1219 LP

Second pressing now available!

After several years of nearly non-stop touring with a wildly infectious live show, The Octopus Project has risen to the challenge of capturing that energy and creativity in the studio, and band's third proper full-length is a bold step forward musically and artistically. With ragged, furious distorted guitars at one end of the spectrum and the pure, luminescent tones of the Theremin at the other, "Hello, Avalanche" mines a staggering variety of sounds, bursting with brilliant contrasting colors and cascading waves of sonic bliss.

Although members Josh Lambert, Yvonne Lambert and Toto Miranda each have their instrumental specialties, they spread ideas out on as many instruments as possible, each writing for and performing on any sound-maker they can find. And if the instruments themselves weren't enough, many sounds were manipulated to push them even further — inhuman drum breaks three layers deep piled over live drums, guitar parts mulched into bits and reassembled into a tiny Prince army, and sequenced beats, edited loops and practice space demos spliced with studio recordings to achieve the perfect blend between high-end studio trickery and lo-fi home experimentation.

From gentle vibes and heavenly Theremin choirs to jaunty basslines and electro-static glitch-grooves to a wailing din of dying guitars and break-neck percussion, "Hello, Avalanche" is indeed a welcome disaster, an enchanting sonic cataclysm.

LP includes promo code for free MP3 download of the album.

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Release Date:  October 16, 2007

Track Listing
1.  Snow Tip Cap Mountain 
2.  Truck 
3.  Bees Bein' Strugglin' 
4.  An Evening with Rthrtha 
5.  Black Blizzard/Red Umbrella 
6.  Upmann 
7.  Mmaj 
8.  I Saw the Bright Shinies 
9.  Ghost Moves 
10.  Vanishing Lessons 
11.  Exploding Snowhorse 
12.  Loud Murmuring 
13.  Queen 

Reviews:
» Better Propaganda (10/20/2008)
» Wired (08/06/2008)
» Video Static (08/04/2008)
» Pop Matters (01/29/2008)
» Tiny Mix Tapes (12/17/2007)
» Reax (12/05/2007)
» KEXP Blog (11/26/2007)
» The Irish Times (11/23/2007)
» Rolling Stone (11/22/2007)
» Austin Sound (11/13/2007)
» XLR8R (11/09/2007)
» Pitchfork (Forkcast) (10/31/2007)
» Sound Fix (10/26/2007)
» Spin (10/26/2007)
» Pitchfork (10/25/2007)
» PerfSpot (10/15/2007)
» The Village Voice (10/09/2007)
» The Tripwire (10/05/2007)
» The Austin Chronicle (10/04/2007)
» Soundcheck Magazine (10/01/2007)
» stereogum (09/28/2007)
» XLR8R (08/17/2007)
» Pitchfork (Forkcast) (07/05/2007)
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