OCTOPUS part 6

by Adam Leonard

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OCTOPUS - 8 releases over 8 consecutive months, each containing 8 tracks. Releases begin 08/08/14.

'Octopus' is an audio retrospective of Adam Leonard's recorded work over the last decade, under his own name, pseudonyms, side-projects and collaborations, bringing together music from sold-out limited edition releases, album outtakes, demos, live versions, soundtrack work, BBC sessions and cover versions. All eight 'tentacles' features previously unreleased material. Stylistically impossible to pin down 'Octopus' issues forth Ivor Cutler-style harmonium dirges, acoustic guitar/vocal visions, pulsing analogue electronics, laptop prog, spooky instrumentals, glassy-eyed drones, piano torch songs and ... more.

Tracklistings for each tentacle will be revealed on the 1st of the month, one week prior to music releases, starting on 1st August 2014.

8th August 2014 - ‘Octopus’ (part 1)
8th September 2014 - ‘Octopus’ (part 2)
8th October 2014 - ‘Octopus’ (part 3)
8th November 2014 - ‘Octopus’ (part 4)
8th December 2014 - ‘Octopus’ (part 5)
8th January 2015 - ‘Octopus’ (part 6)
8th February 2015 - ‘Octopus’ (part 7)
8th March 2015 - ‘Octopus’ (part 8)

Each release will be a free download for one month, and £4 thereafter.


released January 8, 2015

All tracks written by Adam Leonard except (7) by Richard Moult, (8) Traditional. All instruments and vocals by Adam Leonard except (8) performed by The Owl Service and sung by Diana Collier, Adam Leonard, Nancy Wallace & Steven Collins.

Art by Richard Moult.

Enquiries: adamleonard@hotmail.com
Web: www.themessagetapes.com
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Adam Leonard Londonderry, UK

"He's unfairly adept at all of these styles, and defies both logic, and conventional form in his ability to construct a convincing, detailed tapestry from materials which should result in a patchwork outcome at best" - Nathan Ford, The Active Listener

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