Son Of Octabred LP
Dead Cert 06 / UK / 2014
Andy Votel's Dead-Cert imprint returns with this genuinely mental instructional Birthing album - hearing is believing! Utilising the ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, Polymoog, harmonica/synthesiser interface, Eventide Omnipressor, Roland vocoder and genuinely bizarre narration imploring the listener to "push…" over a background of retro-futuristic space-age progressions, these recordings edge the concept of extreme American outsider music to its furthest reaches. Son of Octabred' is unlike any other Kosmische or early synth record you're likely to have heard, arcing from the surreal instructional opening segment to popwise synth hooks before eventually building into a monumental layer of synthesized drone you'll have trouble comprehending after the umpteenth listen.