OCTOPUS part 8

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.

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 March 8, 2015

All tracks written by Adam Leonard, except (2) Davies/Leonard, (5) Lennon/McCartney, (7) Alan Tunbridge. Everything played by Adam Leonard, except (7) Strings/arrangement, synth & percussion by Chris McConaghy, (8) Piano & backing vocals by Chris McConaghy.

Sleeve art: Original painting by Chris McConaghy.


Enquiries: adamleonard@hotmail.com
Web: www.themessagetapes.com
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"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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