Words by Yoshito Seino / Natsumi Shiroko
Photo by Madeline Allen.
Following Zellner Brother's 2nd feature-film Kid Thing (2012), The Octopus Project has collaborated again on Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Hang your headphone and listen to their sound track with no intention. You are quickly obsessed with the mysterious world which is like Kimoko goes to unpredictable place. Some songs lnvite audience to see Kumiko as a pure wanderer like Little Red Riding Hood. Others enhance Kumiko's character, a girl obsessed with something. The Octopus Project made much use of the various faces that psychedelic music can provide.
The Octopus Project is based in Austin, Texas (as same as Zellner Brothers) where is a well-known destination as "Live Music Capital of the World." In every March, South By Southwest, the biggest multi-media event focusing on music, films and interactive media catch the attention of all of the people who want to discover next generation and enjoy music itself; because "Music is more than a hobby for Austinites. It's our roots. And it's our passion."
Multi-talented 4 members explore the possibility of music in combination with analog instruments, digital, electric sound and noises. They has been released five full-length album since debuted in 2002, and the sound track of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter won the Special Jury Prize for Musical Score at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.