Maya Bouldry-Morrison, better known as Octo Octa has released her new album Resonant Body. Recorded in a New Hampshire cabin, the album is a delirious dancefloor fever dream that is fun, thoughtful and well made.
The album covers a lot of ground without feeling rushed or scattered. There is a sense of fluidity that runs through the record. She uses breaks to underpin “Can You See Me,” but then uses the more melodic elements of the song to transition into the soothing and downtempo “My Body Is Powerful,” which feels like the nature where this album was recorded.
It has plenty of dancefloor energy like the barrage of driving drums and techno with “Ecstatic Beat” or the jacking UK garage-influenced “Move Your Body” with some ravey synths over top. “Spin Girls Let’s Activate!” is a fun and potent house record with some playful piano and a touch of acid with a voice urging the listener to “get on the floor and do it, get on the floor and ride that booty.”
Octo Octa has been quite a prolific producer over the past eight years, releasing now eight albums a slew of other singles and EPs. They have all touched on differing parts of her music, but Resonant Body seems to bring them all together in the most complete and complex way.
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