Octaves/Caravels Split Review by Kiwanda Sound Recordings

 

"Released via Topshelf/Bridge 9 Records on 27th January, this looks to the be last release from Caravels as they have just announced they are to split; it’s a shame as I haven’t checked them out before and I like what I’ve heard from them here. The two tracks they put forward are beautiful dreamy post-hardcore; shouted vocals (reminiscent of mewithoutYou) over soaring, crystal clear guitars; the tracks have a sadness to them but at the same time the earnest feel is counteracted by the organic and dream-like structures and production, this is goosebump territory.

Octaves are as always punchy, intense and backed by some great technical riffage – compared to their Bridge 9 debut back last year these tracks feel more enthusiastic, embued with a renewed energy, and (cleaner production aside) reminding me more of their fantastic debut album Greener Pastures. The opening moments of Tom Petty Cash build exquisitely to a beautiful riff before the drums pound out their takeover and the vocals power in; great start. The track itself plays out with an almost prog-rock structure; little interludes and heavier sections woven together, along with changes of key and pace. Can’t get enough of it.  AM Traffic Control is darker with soaring guitars, more discordant and with a fantastic sax (?) freaking out in one section, this track is layered with powerful riffs creating an intense wall of sound. 

With quality tracks from both bands this is an EP I haven’t been able to stop listening to since the stream came my way, it’s also a solid starting point for Octaves if you haven’t previously checked them out.  I’ll be picking up a copy come payday."

Source: www.talesfromthemiddle8.com

http://talesfromthemiddle8.com/reviews/review-caravelsoctaves-split-ep/

Oregon State Parks Video Shoot by Kiwanda Sound Recordings

Larry and His Flask, in front of the nation's largest Black Cottonwood. 

Larry and His Flask, in front of the nation's largest Black Cottonwood. 

Holiday Friends and the Fort Stevens West Battery.  

Holiday Friends and the Fort Stevens West Battery.  

Holiday Friends

Holiday Friends

Radiation City, inside the Vista House at Crown Point

Radiation City, inside the Vista House at Crown Point

The mobile setup!

The mobile setup!

More Vista House

More Vista House

Grabbin signals...

Grabbin signals...

...and preparing for battle. 

...and preparing for battle. 

Kitsune Rad Tracking by Kiwanda Sound Recordings

Spent 5 days tracking Kitsune Rad, a wild, wacky, experimental 3 piece from Baltimore. After some broken sticks, all nighters, cars getting towed, and delicious Potbelly Sandwiches, we came out with a pretty killer record. Also had an opportunity to use a '78 Marshall that sounded incredible. Mixing to commence soon. 

Artist Review: KSR by Kiwanda Sound Recordings

"Please explain to me how Fine, Fine recorded an EP for under a grand and the quality of these mixes is better than anything I've ever been part of and spent MULTIPLE thousands on before? 
Ladies and gentlemen, if you EVER need to record for cheap with amazing quality, visit Kiwanda Sound Recordings. You will NOT be disappointed."

- Will Green of Fine, Fine