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    Posted: February 20 2012 at 18:03
If you missed out on the first go around with the Special Edition of Octopus by Amplifier, now is your chance to get the new and improved Special Edition 2.0.  Better hurry, only 750 available.  Now available to the general public.

http://amplifiermerchandise.com/octopusspecialedition2.html

The 2nd Edition of The Octopus.
We said it would happen, and here it is.

Bigger and weirder than ever – the new three disc edition clocks in at a weighty 112 pages, with new additional graphic chapters added by Goni Montes and Sel.  The idea of The Octopus is expanded much further than in the original.

The cover is made from a kind of raw form of Kevlar that is inked silver. 
It is very very yummy.

Best of all, The Octopus 2.0 features the names of around 3000 people that bought it initially directly from us. You have been worked in and are part of The Octopus story.  Reading through everybody’s names in itself is a fantastic journey through the disintegration of information just as we hoped it would become, and shows what a wide and varied bunch we all are.  Without all those people – there would be no Octopus.

As well as the new and expanded book design, the CDs have been remade and injected with dye to complete the futuristic vibe, and also FOR THE ONE AND ONLY TIME EVERFractal has been petrified into a polycarbonate CD so everyone who hates downloads can have a real copy of it.


Not only that, but on the Fractal CD we’ve also included a 27 minute film about making The Octopus, that we shot while we were deep in the midst of creation. 
If you like things about studios, knobs, faders and the process of recording you’ll probably find this film really, really interesting - otherwise if you don’t like those things - you’ll probably find it really, really dull….

Anyway – here it is….
750 copies – That’s it.
First come - First served.






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I never really understood the praise for this album. 

I'll give it another listen soon.
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I'm really considering getting this.  BTW, my name is on the list!
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Been meaning to check this album out for a while after hearing couple of the tracks on compilation cds that came with prog magazine back in 2011.
 
Just not got round to it with all the other great stuff released.
 
Anyway, checked out more of the album this weekend on youtube, and must say I was impressed. Like the mix of heavy riffs with the more spacy stuff.
 
Nice dark,  indie feel also reminding me of the Manchester scene of years past.
 
If they have any of these left, I may well invest in one.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote elbownut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 27 2013 at 07:54

Managed to get hold of the Special Edition direct from the band web site.

Nice touch...even signed to me by the drummer Matt Brobin Smile
 
Anyway, I have been very impressed. Terrific mix of psychedelic/spacy stuff with some heavy riffs thrown in here and there. The mood kinda reminds me of The Cure in parts ( which is no bad thing in my book )
 
Modern sounding though and a good recording
 
The special edition even comes with an extra CD, the EP Fractal EP, which is really good.
 
The book is cool..even if a little cryptic in parts !
 
I will try to check out their other material now.
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