From the Archives: Octopus Project
Picture this: It is the year 2010. You are a robot. Yes, in two years you will be a robot. Now - picture yourself on ecstasy, running full-pace through a field of poppies after just leaping off the greatest goddamn rollercoaster ride of your life. The momentum – it's astounding! The longer you run, the faster you go, the more your heart feels like it will explode into a million beams of concentrated joy and sunshine. And the entire time "Truck" by The Octopus Project is blaring from those mighty speakers in the sky.
In the advent of the blogosphere, The Octopus Project is the miraculous lovechild of experimental electronic music and imaginary friends. But don't let the playfulness fool you – their music is far from child-like. In "Truck", the seamless synthesis of 8-bit melodies and crashing snares culminate into an awesome anthem that is as gloriously complex as it is delightfully innocent.