Octave Cat, the electro-jazz trio comprised of Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Jesse Miller (Lotus), and Charlie Patierno, has announced the forthcoming release of their sophomore studio album, Refract, due out this Friday, September 6th.
According to the announcement, the nine-track album will include a mix of more stripped-down jazz-funk and analog synth dance tracks inspired by artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to Nils Frahm. The studio album will be Octave Cat’s first since their self-titled debut arrived in March 2017.
“‘Refract’ is the final product of two years of writing and recording,” Miller said about their latest project in a statement shared via press release. “The band was born as a result of creating our first album; we were discovering and shaping the sound of the band simultaneously. After we began playing shows we homed in on the jazz and electronic elements of our earliest compositions and expand in those two directions.”
Winderman also added, “The writing process was heavily collaborative. Each band member brought in seed ideas that we developed as pairs or all together. Refract felt like an appropriate name due to the eclectic combinations of genres used throughout. We envision this music being equally at home in a jazz club or a discotheque. Over the last two years, a lot of time and careful consideration was put into every creative decision.”
The band also shared a new studio video showcasing their performance of a new song titled “Koji” to go with Tuesday’s album announcement. Watch the video for the album’s opening song below.
Octave Cat – “Koji”
[Video: Octave Cat]
Octave Cat will head out for a brief run of tour dates starting later this month with a show at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA on September 14th, followed by performances at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO (10/5); Mercury Lounge in New York, NY (10/17); and Electronic Halloween in Millville, NJ (10/19).
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