Octave One – Burn It Down [4WCLLP2-600]

”This new album comes at a time when the pair are still evolving and searching out new forms. As live performers they are reaching an ever larger audience around the world and plenty of the energy they exude there is bottled up in this new LP. Made using a fine collection of hardware including bits by Roland, Moog, Dave Smith Instruments and much more besides, it follows 2008s Summer on Jupiter and proves that as individuals and as musicians we have grown with time and through our travels. Our music reflects that. Our work this time around has taken a lot longer to produce, but we feel it represents, more than anything else we have done to this point, our complete idea as an album project. Kicking off with the rooted kicks and sci-fi, slo mo techno of Eighth Wonder the album unfolds through elastic and triumphant diva house on Jazzo/Lose Myself [featuring Ann Saunderson], cosmic soundscaping on Afterglow and melodically enriched grooves and funky guitar licks on A Better Tomorrow (O1 Remake) [featuring Random Noise Generation]. Elsewhere there is breezy and anthemic fair with Believer, soul kissed sounds and lush pads on Whatever She Wants and then shapeshifting, industrial tinged beats and twisted techno in the later half. Things unfold on Burn It Down with a real sense of narrative, though, and despite being a techno album never do things grow to stern or serious. Instead the mood and tempo switches up knowingly, just like an Octave One live set, and really transports you to another place entirely in the process.”

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Octave One – Burn It Down [4WCLLP2-600]