EP Review: Octo Octa Embraces Her Connection With Dance Music & Nature In ‘She’s Calling’
Octo Octa | She’s Calling (EP) | T4T LUV NRG
Release Date: 5 February, 2021
50% of the profits from the album will be donated to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), which works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.
There’s a light in the center of the woods
A bright fire seen through the trees
We’re around it gazing into the flames
She’s brought us here
A bell chimes
She’s asking you to come as well
We’ve heard her voice since the beginning
And You’ve been listening your entire life
She’s callingPoem by Octo Octa
In her latest EP ‘She’s Calling’ American producer and DJ Maya Bouldry-Morrison – known under her musical alias Octo Octa; the artist explores the deep connections between dance music and manner in which we can use the genre to get into touch with ourselves and nature, emphasising the genuine expression of dance music as a form of connection both internal, and external.
With each track on ‘She’s Calling’ the artist uses her prowess in sculpting compelling house music – rich with a steady rhythmic swirl in a ritualistic-esque daze – to create an incredibly trance-like experience as the fast-paced tempo of ‘Goddess Calling’ and ‘Find Your Way Home’ showcase textural electronics in a bewitching, hypnotic drive.
Swift percussion and repetitive beats engulfs the listeners in a mesmerising atmosphere. In ‘Spell For Nature’ the percussive elements drive the track forward; in an ethereal moment of self-discovery, Octo Octa adds in her own words associated with finding herself in a revelatory, deeply introspective experience expressed through her unique sound.
Rating: 7 / 10
Feature Image: Octo Octa by Jeffery McMahan