Behold... The Arctopus
Knitting Factory NYC
Oct 23 2005
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'transient exuberance'

This show was a post-Katrina benefit for the excellent radio station WWOZ in New Orleans. And like that station it featured a diverse array of new music from the local community. I arrived late, just as Hexa were going into their act. One might think from their name that they are some kind of death metal crew, but nothing could be further from the truth - they are a happy party pop band. Due to them receiving a lot of airplay on WFMU at the time, there were plenty of rowdy revellers whooping it up in appreciation as they played. I've picked their single 'Trysting Girl' as a clip. In contrast, Behold... The Arctopus transcend death metal into a whole genre of their own - tech-jazz-metal. Their music owes as much to modern classical composition as it does to headbanging. Frequently turning on the proverbial dime, they issued a series of pummelling angular mini-concertos that left the audience pretty much awestricken. The tune I've picked is 'Transient Exuberance'.

Clicking the images will take you to the clips on YouTube. The h.264's are iPod ready. There are DVD's - DVD867-01 and DVD867-02 respectively.

capture captain: joly
date posted: 12/25/06

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