The Octopus Empire is an aquatic alien music production entity operating under the guidance of New Zealand electronic music artist Greg Cole
Our main production style is synth-heavy melodic work drifting between chilled ambient soundscapes and darker trip hop to old school dubstep. Think Ulrich Schnauss, Burial, Tycho, Apparat, Massive Attack, Orbital and Tangerine Dream in a steam-powered blender and you’re there.
Also operating under the Octopus Empire banner is Sleepwalker, bleary-eyed purveyor of melodic/liquid drum & bass.
We try and avoid the use of sampled loops and synth presets, instead believing in crafting each sound needed for a particular track and we believe that attention to detail shows in the finished tracks. We make heavy use of analog equipment, both classic and modern, mixed with a few software synths (mainly U-He Ace, Diva and Bazille, DCAM Synth Squad and Vember Surge).
Production, mixing and mastering is carried out in-house using Logic Pro and Reaper
Our music is available to buy at http://octopusempire.bandcamp.com
For the Sleepwalker Drum&Bass tracks go to http://sleepwalker-nz.bandcamp.com
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