Behold... The Arctopus...

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Chrome Dinette, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

    Messages:
    14,435
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ...is playing out again and sounding tight:


     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  2. tiktok

    tiktok Supporting Member

    Messages:
    19,792
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    It's not just about chops for those guys. They play for the song.
     
  3. aliensporebomb

    aliensporebomb Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Location:
    mpls, mn, usa, urth
    I saw them live with their last drummer Charlie Zeleny. They were really something else. But after a full set from them and a full set from Dysrhythmia I was ready for a day of very quiet music. A bit overwhelming and they never let up. What's more is they were really nice guys when I met them at the end of their set.

    After watching this: what better way to announce a major personnel change by playing a dense 15 minute piece full of complexities. WW seems to be the right drummer for them.
     
  4. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

    Messages:
    14,435
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA

    I can certainly understand that, LOL.
     
  5. tsar nicholas

    tsar nicholas Member

    Messages:
    8,701
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix
    ...Arctopus are some talented cats, but what I really love is Colin Marston's (the Warr Guitar guy here) metal band Krallice. Their last record is one of my very favorite LPs now, wonderfully complex yet restrained and tuneful music.
     
  6. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

    Messages:
    14,435
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yeah, Krallice is great, I still just have the demo that was up for download, I need to get the record. I like a lot of what Mick Barr does.
     
  7. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

    Messages:
    14,435
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Much better fidelity clip:

     
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  8. aliensporebomb

    aliensporebomb Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Location:
    mpls, mn, usa, urth
    Yeah, there we go. Seems like Weasel Walter is settling in nicely.
     
  9. yucatown

    yucatown Theory-free noodling enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,755
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Hmm, I couldn't hear any melody on either clip. To each their own, but this is very difficult to listen to for any more than a couple minutes.
     
  10. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,725
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Location:
    Oregon
    Makes me long for some Henry Kaiser.
     
  11. msowl61

    msowl61 Member

    Messages:
    151
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    I'm just impressed that he can get any sound of that 12 string guitar/bass/harp thing..
     
  12. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

    Messages:
    19,483
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Location:
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    That was awesome! Love it!
     
  13. ~sounddjinn~

    ~sounddjinn~ Member

    Messages:
    304
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I don't get it, lol.
    To me, there is nothing impressive or musical there.
    The comedic value is good though...
    It's kinda like a bunch of art enthusiasts looking at a picture of a black dot and oohing and aahing over how profound it is, lol.
     
  14. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,351
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    western ma
    Yeah, that happens a lot. :bonk
     
  15. Named

    Named Supporting Member

    Messages:
    358
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    I, for one, am glad that I've had reason to mention Krallice twice today on TGP. I like this place a little better now.

    New Arctopus, alright, but I'm still waiting on that new Gorguts that was supposed to be out LAST year!!!?!?!
     
  16. aliensporebomb

    aliensporebomb Member

    Messages:
    4,620
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Location:
    mpls, mn, usa, urth
    You can't rush these things.
     
  17. Named

    Named Supporting Member

    Messages:
    358
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Yeah, I guess it's only been 11 years since 'From Wisdom to Hate' came out. No rush.
     
  18. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

    Messages:
    14,435
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I remember when Weasel joined them, saying that they were thinking it would take 2 or more years of practice to get a records worth of material playable(keep in mind that they all have other projects).
     

Share This Page