Monoliths and Sepulchres

by Garrett Wingfield's Octopod

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xenharmonicgod On this album, I relish the deep contrasts between united moments and fragmented moments within the ensemble. It's teasingly playful and intentionally leads the listener into confusion about its intent. Favorite track: Buried Construct.
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Justin Bernard YES! Didn't know I was waiting for this kind of record at the moment. Love the madness!!!
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Monoliths and Sepulchres is The Octopod's debut full album. It features equal parts meticulous ensemble work and free wheeling dynamic improvisation in a collection of tunes that range from the serious and heavy to the satirical and self-referential. The band is Garrett Wingfield's compositional brainchild, but the members of the ensemble bring the music to life in unexpected and exciting ways.

Five horns front the band (3 saxes, trumpet, trombone) to give a full sound which at times can emulate that of a big band or a brass band, while still navigating intricate counterpoint. The rhythm section holds a deep knowledge of jazz and subtle connection, but often breaks loose and tears apart the framework of the music.

The album is organized in two ways: an alternation between improvised interlude and composed piece, and a general entropic decline into silliness. Each member of the group contributes a solo improvisation, and each has an individual character that reflects the musician's personality.

Monoliths was recorded in Michael Briggs' home studio in Denton, TX, and endeavors to maintain a certain punk/DIY sound to it while still clearly and accurately reflecting the intended effect of the material. The high art/low art aesthetic is a key part of the band's history and identity.

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released January 10, 2018

Garrett Wingfield - compositions, saxophones
Aaron Dutton - saxophones
Emilio Mesa - saxophones
Luke Wingfield - trumpet
Conner Eisenmenger - trombone
Gregory Santa Croce - piano
Aaron Holthus - bass
John Sturino - drums

Recorded at Civil Audio in Denton, TX on July 11th, 2017
Mixed and mastered by Michael Briggs
Album Artwork by Cameron Cox
Cover Font by Meg Gallagher

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