OCTOPUS part 7

by Adam Leonard

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OCTOPUS

8 releases over 8 consecutive months, each containing 8 tracks. Releases begin 08/08 (2014).

'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.

Schedule
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.

credits

released February 8, 2015

All tracks written by Adam Leonard except (3) Leonard/Cooke.

All instruments and vocals by Adam Leonard, except (3) Instruments by Ash Cooke, except electric guitar (AL).

(3) Previously released under the name REDLIP. Mixed by Ash Cooke.
(5) & (6) Previously released under the name A FAREWELL TO HEXES.

Sleeve image by Jude Leonard.

Additional info: themessagetapes.wordpress.com/how-music-soundss/albums/octopus-series-2014-2015/octopus-part-7-2014/

Enquiries: adamleonard@hotmail.com
Web: www.themessagetapes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themessagetapes

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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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