OCTALISK - Hiddensee cassette
Octalisk is the alias of Boston-based producer and SPL co-founder Matt Bond, with the intent of exploring and connecting the disparate spectral areas of beat-oriented electronic music, namely (dub) techno, industrial and trance, with splashes of narcotic dark balearia and various strains found within the broader hardcore continuum. The sounds of Octalisk heavily reflect an ongoing dynamic struggle; treated organic sounds crashing into experimental synthetic processing, ethereal atmospheres escaping dark subterranean void, exoteric dancefloor rhythms meshing with esoteric digital decomposition. Octalisk has developed this sound across several self-released EPs, and through SPL is looking to further manifest this work.
On “Hiddensee”, a murky and sprawling piece of industrial-tinged dub techno gives its DNA to two more precise and dance floor oriented offspring.