CD Review – The Octopus Project
As a general rule, I can’t stand instrumental albums, unless it’s jazz or classical. So when I first popped in this album by The Octopus Project, I was not terribly thrilled. By the end of the album, I was ready to play it again.
The opener “Fuguefat,” is a head-nodding piano-driven hip-hop-infused beat that I could easily see Kanye West or Common rapping over. It’s infectious.
Other tracks like “Korakrit” and “A Phantasy” are lighter and give a more contemplative mood, while “Glass Jungle” sounds like it came straight off a Pattern is Movement album.
The Octopus Project knows how to reign in the listener. For someone who was very skeptical about instrumental albums and groups, they have made a believer out of me by making some of the most thought-provoking music this side of indie-pop.