October 25, 2008 – Combining indie pop with experimental electronica, The Octopus Project makes strange and lovable music. If successfully following Monotonix wasn’t impressive enough, members of the Austin quartet play a seemless game of musical chairs with a vast array of analog instruments and digital contraptions throughout their set.

Check them out:

Website: http://www.theoctopusproject.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theoctopusproject/

Photographer’s Notes:

I love the lighting guy at the Blender Theater. Nearly every time I shoot at 23rd street, the shots come out beautifully.

I shot the majority of this set with the 24-70 L on the 1DmarkIII. The 70-200 make a brief appearance wen Yvonne moved to the theramin. Fill flash from the Canon 580EX II was used to separate the subject from the colored background when the front lights turned down.

  1. really really beautiful lights!
    whoa is that a moog theramin really? wow i actually have never seen or heard anyone play that live.

  2. Yeah, I think Blender has the best lighting rig and the best lighting tech in the city. The Moog Theramin was cool.

  3. Hello Chris,

    I really like these pictures. I’ve never heard The Octopus Project’s music, but these pictures make me wonder what it sounds like. I will have to check them out.


  4. Hi Joseph! I’m glad you like the work. The Octopus Project is a weird band, but their music is definitely growing on me. Thanks for stopping by. Chris