Music: Deep, dark musings from October Sky
Montreal quartet October Sky recently released their second album, The Aphotic Season.
Track: October Sky – Dark Vision
File under: epic, proggy, Musey
We bet you’re wondering what the word ‘aphotic’ actually means, aren’t you? Well, luckily Classic Rock lives next door to a mag called Deep Sea Divers’ Digest. The Editor popped out of his decompression tank for long enough to tell us:
“Aphotic means ‘without light’. The aphotic zone is the portion of a lake or ocean where there is little or no sunlight; an area in which less less than 1 per cent of sunlight penetrates. Bioluminescence is essentially the only light found in this zone.”
Holy Jacques Cousteau – so now you know!
…But back to October Sky. They’ve previously released one EP, a full-length album titled Hell Isn’t My Home, and have played shows with the likes of Bad Religion and Alexisonfire.
They describe their style as “a supreme combination of epic rock atmospheres and ambient alternatives, with the massive appeal of infectiously memorable hooks and choruses”.
The Aphotic Season was released on Rocksector Records on June 18.
We urge you to stick with the video below. Despite promises of ‘chaos’ and ‘turmoil’, it doesn’t really get going until the two-minute mark…
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