terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2014
Octopie - Prog Sounds from Finland (Crossover Prog)
Octopie biography ( http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=8611 )
It was a brisk summer eve in 2010 when two friends were discussing music, it's current situation and it's future and they realized: even today, in this cold, modern age there is still room for good and authentic progressive rock that truly comes from the soul. They developed this idea and the next year they spent composing material that took a lot of influence from the golden era of progressive rock of the 70's and the psychedelia of the 60's, and added a breath of fresh air and new ideas into the mix. They started gathering a group that felt equally about the music and would be willing to hop on and take part in the journey to come. In 2011-2012 they found a solid line-up consisting of talented musicians, Jere LEHTOMAA (guitars), Visa KIVISAARI (drums), Lassi NURMINEN (bass) and themselves, Tom TAMLANDER (vox) and Axel THESLEFF (keys). They started recording their debut album, 'Fresh from the Oven', which was released in summer 2012 with high praise. They started playing at local venues in Helsinki and received lots of positive energy and feedback that would keep the group pushing forward. In 2012-2013 the group wanted to exceed the expectations of their fanbase. They founded their headqurters in an old cabin in the beautiful woods of Kuninkaanmäki (Kings Hill) where they started writing, rehearsing and recording new material for their follow-up release. From these sessions and recordings emerged the sonic footprint that would define the group?s musical style. Due to this, they decided to release these recordings as a self-titled EP, 'Octopie'. In the summer of 2013 the group will return to the stage to present their latest creations and the spirit of the golden era to the eagerly awaiting crowds.
Biography provided by the artist and used with permission