Review: The Octopus Project – Fever Forms
The Octopus Project – Fever Forms (Peek-A-Boo, 2013)
More bleeps and beats from beloved “indietronica” band the Octopus Project. Fever Forms is the fifth full LP from the Austin-based group and will not disappoint fans, and likely earn them some new listeners.
The best thing about Fever Forms is its accessibility; the beats are steady, crunchy, tasty and, well, just likable. The sounds are pure sugar; candy coated synthetic tones that feel like the aural equivalent of sucking on a Jolly Rancher reverberate throughout the record, which, like candy consumption, leaves one feeling instantly gratified, if not completely satisfied.
Breakout track “Sharpteeth” sort of remind me of a more commercially-appealing version of Clinic, while the other single “Whitby” feels more like something you’d expect at this point in 2013; a pleasant synth-pop romp that, you know, feels just fine.
For fans of OK Go, Maus Haus, Black Moth Super Rainbow