Long time collaborators Complete Walkthru and Physical Therapy join together for their first EP on Allergy Season, Popcorn. Salvaged from sessions begun in 2015, the pair present two lush end emotive house tracks, backed by a minimized dub from Jump Source.
Lead track “Popcorn” opens as a tight italo-house tune before erupting into a a wall of shoegaze synths. Heavily road tested, it's a surefire “big moment” on the dancefloor. B-side “Origin” is propulsive and pretty, layering piano and strings over an acid bassline.
Jump Souce, the all-star Montreal duo of Patrick Holland and Priori, hand in a tripped-out tech-house interpretation of ‘Popcorn.’ The meandering psychedelic jam teases elements of the original between tense staccato synths.
released July 28, 2023
All tracks written & produced by Daniel Fisher & Max McFerren
Mastered by Kevin McHugh @ Valence Studios
Artwork by Jude Gardner-Rolfe
Everything Octo Octa releases is just delicious. This EP is especially important as part of the profits are going to SRLP. In an increasingly anti-trans context, uplifting and supporting trans-led orgs is of utmost importance. And you can do so by listening to great music and supporting an amazing artist! éloi
I read in an interview that the album was composed to provoke a sense of joy, and I feel that. It's startling how "fun" it feels; I think there's some magic in the arrangement and mixing, that elevates the sound design and melodies to great heights.. I can't work out how, which creates a glorious mystery on top of the great sounds. Octagonism