Panabrite – “Octopus In Your Dreams”
I recently discovered this nautical video by Seattle’s Panabrite (Norm Chambers), produced by Ivy Meadows (Camilla Padgitt-Coles) back in late 2011, and the song has an even older history than that. The album, Sub-Aquatic Meditation was actually originally released in 2010 as one half of a split with Hobo Cubes, but it’s slated to be reissued on vinyl through Aguirre Records on the 21st. I asked Norm for some comments about how Sub-Aquatic Meditation came to be:
“I made this album a little over two years ago. I was really into these underwater-themed library and soundtrack albums at the time… vintage guys like Francois de Roubaix, Sven Libaek, Armando Sciascia, Eugen Thomass; really evocative and moody stuf with a slightly off-kilter sensibility. I wanted to fuse this kind of feel with some more spacey electronic tones to create little vignettes.”
“There’s definitely a kind of nostalgic trip going on here in a way, which I can’t deny. Growing up in the 80′s a lot of those science films and documentaries featuring bloop-bleep type music really got ingrained in my mind, and to this day I look back at that aesthetic or idea for inspiration. I love aquatic-themes in music and films, etc… but I’m in no way an aspiring scuba-diver or anything. What really appeals to me is the visual/aural aesthetic and trying to create an auditory travelogue.”
In addition to Sub-Aquatic Meditation, he will be putting out a new LP, Soft Terminal, through Digitalis Recordings sometime in 2012.