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Electronic / Synthwave

The Great Octopus: “Zenith”

by Rupert Bottenberg

A surrealist debut for the Toronto synthrock project.

Toronto’s David Bertrand is deeply involved with the independent cinema scene there, so it’s no surprise that his foray into music, The Great Octopus, should recall the great synthrock sci-fi soundtracks of the ’70s and ’80s. Cryptid, the first EP by The Great Octopus, arrive November 5. The first single is “Zenith”, out now, and the video is Bertrand’s own edit of the obscure 1972 short film The Cosmic Bicycle, director Les Goldman’s animated adaptation of Wilfred Satty’s book of surrealist collage.

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