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Monday
Oct062014

Octave Minds "Octave Minds"


Canadian legend Chilly Gonzalez and the praised German DJ/Producer Boys Noize are 
collaborating again on one of the best albums we will hear all year. The album begins with 
“Symmetry slice” which has the ambient feeling of a Brian Eno record with soft natural piano 
chords and ponderous electronic sounds as they echo into the unknown regions of your brain 
nerves. If you listen with good quality headphones you’re sure to catch a goose bump or two, 
which can be said for most of the album. 

 “Anthem” is just that, and has an incredible feel to it with proud horns, energetic percussion and 
magical piano riffs to take you away from your day to day stressors. “Together” Easily comes 
as our favourite track especially at about the 2:20 mark when it turns into a dance track with 
a catchy bass line a funky beat a fluttering flute and a crescendo of synth strings. “In Silence” 
paints a sad picture with the sounds of rain water and an altered vocal sample of the words “In 
silence” it reminds of a Clams Casino beat whom usually paints a similar picture. 

The overall cinematic experience of this album is overwhelming and it remains abundantly 
clear why these 2 mega talents continue to get the worldwide attention that they deserve. 
Do yourself a favour, get this album and when the house is empty, dim the lights, light some 
candles and take a truly unique trip through Octave Minds.

More info, and pick up the album here.