“It’s funny how songs sometimes get a whole new meaning. ‘Mad Move Fire Proof’ came from a different place. Originally my lyrical idea was to write something from the perspective of someone going on a journey in a little tin can. Maybe to outer space. But the song came back to me as a track about holding on to each other in general. Emotionally and geographically. And it really came to life played live. I vividly remember one moment in Los Angeles where it all made sense.” – Lars of /OCT/.
It’s the story behind /OCT/’s “Mad Move Fire Proof.” Lars recently performed the track live in an acoustic environment – and gave some insight into the lyrical idea before.
Listen here and below.
“Don’t waste time. That’s all I can say about it,” says Lars of /OCT/ about the song “Younger.”
“Pillow Hill” is about one of the biggest aspects of life and “Open Wide” has a great bass riff, he adds.
You can now watch the full interview with Lars speaking about the set of songs “NOTES” and its tracks.
You can listen to all songs in full here.
Here’s a present for you. A free download of a new version of /OCT/’s “Mad Move Fire Proof”.
The new mix was recorded, produced and mixed in the second half of February 2016. Check out the official artwork above.
“This new version of ‘Mad Move Fire Proof’ is inspired by the electronic music scene of Düsseldorf,” says Lars Goellnitz of /OCT/. “One of the cradles of electronic music. And I’m not only thinking of Kraftwerk.”
Download and stream below.
“Mad Move Fire Proof” is one of the tracks from /OCT/’s new set of songs “NOTES”. Listen to the original version here.
Three more tracks from the new set of songs “NOTES” on the band’s youtube.
“Younger” plus “Mad Move Fire Proof” and “The Ways Of Rivers” now streamed in full length.
More on /OCT/’s official instagram, too.
Here it is. The official and new video by /OCT/ for the song “Pillow Hill.” One of the tracks off the new set of songs “NOTES.”
“Hands Down Home” is one of the new tracks by /OCT/ from the set of songs “NOTES.”
And here is the colorful lyric video to the song.
“It’s the force of nature that you can listen to again” (from “Hands Down Home”).
You can check also out the full lyrics to “Hands Down Home” in the booklet to “NOTES.” Here is the digital release.
With the set of songs “NOTES” by /OCT/ streaming on the band’s soundcloud, we now present the full artwork. The 16 pages booklet designed by SIGN29DESIGN.
It includes song lyrics, photos, as well as further Information and graphic design.
You can flip through it below.
More about “NOTES” by /OCT/ here.
“Mad Move Fire Proof” is one of the new tracks from the set of songs “NOTES” by /OCT/.
And here are the lyrics to the song that Lars of /OCT/ calls “a conversation between two people over a long distance…”
Here are more lyrics by /OCT/.
“… and now it’s time to put the notes on the walls – or on the Internet.”
Have a look at the recording of “NOTES” by /OCT/. And hear Lars speak about writing the songs and finding out about what they are about.
More about the set of songs “NOTES” here.
“The Ways Of Rivers” is among the new tracks off the set of songs “NOTES” by /OCT/.
Here, we present the words, or you might call them lyrics, to the rather moody and slow track.
“The ways of rivers long / They still are strong when they end up old”
“It’s one of those advices you might get from someone older,” says Lars of /OCT/. “A rather optimistic approach of life…”
Listen to a snippet of “The Ways Of Rivers” via the band’s Soundcloud.