Released Jan 31 2011
The Octopus 2011
"Planet Of Insects"
The Octopus 2011
01. The Runner
02. Minion's Song
03. Interglacial Spell
04. The Wave
05. The Octopus
06. Planet Of Insects
07. White Horses At Sea // Utopian Daydream
08. Trading Dark Matter On The Stock Exchange
01. The Sick Rose
03. The Emperor
04. Golden Ratio
05. Fall Of The Empire
07. Oscar Night // Embryo
08. Forever And More
Total time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
What can be said about "The Octopus". Absolutely a titanic heavyweight.
It weighs in at over 2 Hours so it is unlikely that you will get through it all in the first sitting. In fact it will probably take you a couple of months.
But we guarantee that every second you invest in this record will be paid back to you ten times over for the rest of your life.
This record took four years to craft and it will almost certainly be the first and only opportunity that we get to invest that level of self-indulgence into making a record.
If you've ever been in a band and had a wetdream about making some kind of uber-album - well here it is.
We really didn't care less about whether or not people liked this record when we made it, and we went on to sell 20,000 copies of it from Matt's garage.
And this is just the musical element that we are discussing.
The whole book and special edition side of "The Octopus" is a seperate art project in its own right, and took over ten years of thought to compile.
If you like your music to have an almost infinite number of layers - all contained within themselves like a series of Russian Dolls that are carved out of pure Rock - then The Octopus will be your "Dark Side Of The Moon" (as a lot of people have described it)
But don't take our word for it...
The Octopus is currently available in these formats from us:
NEW - 64page Media Book - A condensation of Special Edition 1.0
Simple Gatefold Wallet - designed to be economical for Amazon etc [END OF RUN]
Digipak - The fansite version. [END OF RUN]
Special Editions - Current Edition Version 2.0 [SOLD OUT]
“The Octopus is an album for others' material to be compared to not only in 2011, but for many more years to come”
“There is something heroic about Amplifier's embrace”.
- The Times 4/5
“a multifaceted journey into untold music dimension”.
- Classic Rock 8/10
”The Octopus is a beast of Kraken-esque size and magnificence”.
- Kerrang 4K
“a sprawling double album of epic soundscapes, a hugely impressive triumph of self-belief”
- Metal Hammer 8/10
“The grand benchmark against which all British prog rock albums will be judged this year”- Prog Magazine
THE OCTOPUS - special edition
When is a book not a book?
When it is The Octopus
The 120 page Trans.Infinite book that lies at the intersection between Fiction, Non Fiction, Comic Books, Existentialist Philosophy and the Rosetta Stone.
Once you start to get your head round it then you may find that it helps you put things in perspective...