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It usually takes more than one listen to really appreciate the music.
I have always wondered what they were thinking; you can't produce this kind of complex educated music and get any kind of commercial sucess.
Octopus was the fourth full-length studio album by British Progressive Rock band Gentle Giant.
This is a very complex album by gentle Giant with some almost explosive like arrangements contrasted by subtle choral pieces.Lots of typical discordant and polyrythmic playing. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Paul Mulligan
a very good album. stand out tracks -advent of panurge, a cry for everyone, knots and dog's life. if you like more complex music that still makes sense to the ear as well as the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ...
Like anything deep and genius, you have to listen to this music very carefully to get it's full impact. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Douglas Nichols
A great sounding recording from 1972, remastered and well worth getting. Gentle Giant's music was contrapuntal, angular, strongly rhythmic and complex, but above all it was... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven A. Blomerth DC
I am new to Gentle Giant, though a long-time fan of prog. It took a few listens, but I've really gotten into them and really love what they were doing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cap'n Potbelly
One of the best records this band has ever put out. Not sure why they don't reissue this on vinyl because it's really incredible. Some kind of business politics I guess.Published 14 months ago by John D.