Octant is a synth-pop project comprised entirely of mastermind Matthew Steinke and a merry band of robotically-played instruments. The homemade blip-bleeping creations are genius and a sight to see, especially in a place like Sycamore — a Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, bar that also happens to double as a flowershop — where the rustic atmosphere brings out the surprising warmth of the robotics.
The bots’ whimsical tunes combined with Steinke’s singer-songwriter tone give Octant a refreshingly futuristic sound — one that, despite all the metal and machines, feels warm and charming.
Official website for Octant: http://www.octantmusic.com/
Official website for Sycamore: http://sycamorebrooklyn.com/
Upcoming tour dates:
10/15 @ Bar Matchless in Brooklyn, NY
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