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13 -December -2017 - 03:18

OCTOPUS KRAFT

Atmospheric sludge / Drogobych, Ukraine.

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Blitz Interview.

1. Let's start with the presentation. Introduce your band. Maybe few words about the history of the band?

OCK was founded in 2011 in Drohobych, but since that time lots of changes have happened, and for present moment just one member is from Drohobych, one from Ivano-Frankivsk and the other two from Lviv.

2. Everybody, as a rule, give stylistic labels. What about you, how do you stylistically indicate your music?

Post-metal has always been the main style, though the guitar sounding is more characteristic for sludge. In the first album you can hear the elements of stoner, while in the second album there is no stoner at all and post-metal is now mixed with death and prog elements. It is very difficult to indicate only one style, that’s why it seems more logical for us to say it`s an atmospheric sludge. 

3. Your albums are already available to the listener. Is there something that unites them, or there is something individual in each of them?

Emotion has always been a unifying element and also the structure of the songs is similar and is moving from the first album to the next one. Though the second album is more complete, thematic and stylistically sustained.

4. If you still separate the music from the lyrics, what is more important to you? Or is it still a mutually complementary symbiosis?

Emotion is on the first place and it strives to be free. The easiest way to accomplish this goal is to do it through musical form and screaming, that’s why music and the main verbal message come first and only then the text come.

5. Do you create ideas for visual creation of your music (cover) by yourself?

We make design ourselves mostly because we have designers in our band, yet it`s always interesting to involve some other designers in order to make the product stylistically not typical. So, the illustration for the second album was created by ABRA.

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6. What about the live performances? How does the public perceive your work?

We rarely have live performances since our music is not popular and organizers usually lose on such concerts, that’s why we mostly perform during the festivals. The public always meet us warmly and support of course.

7. Is there any foreign bands that influenced your music, style, lyrics? If there, which ones?

Talking about style, then Neurosis, Old Man Gloom, Sumac, Cult of Luna, Mouth of the Architect are the main that influence our music, though we`re also inspired by different bands and styles from mathcore to minimal techno and jazz.

8. Which Ukrainian doom / stoner / occult groups do you like? Recommend someone to the readers.

Ethereal Riffian, Somali Yacht Club, Shiva the Destructor though we are more close to Starchitect, Wolverine Blues, Burrow, The Nietzsche

9. Share your plans for the future?

We plan to release a single or EP, and we`ll see what happens.

10. Good luck and thanks for your time.

 

Discography:

"First Blood" single 2012

"Alpha and Omega" split 2012 

"The Inner Side" full-length 2014 

"Drops" EP 2014 

"Through a Thousand Woods" full-length 2016

 

Links to social media:

https://www.facebook.com/octopuskraft

https://www.youtube.com/user/OctopusKraft

https://soundcloud.com/octopuskraft

https://octopuskraft.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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