Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum Stephen Brodsky's Octave Museum
- Words: Josiah Hughes
- Label: Hydra Head
Unlike his day job fronting proto-metalcore giants Cave-In, Stephen Brodsky's work in Octave Museum sees the artist completely ditching aggression in favor of mid-tempo pop songs. Some tracks, such as opener "Voice Electric," pan out decently, offering a suave Deerhoof falsetto and some snazzy guitar work. More often than not, however, the record emulates bad '90s alterna-pop like Dandy Warhols ("Sentimental Case," "Kid Defender"). There are definitely some decent ideas on this record, but none good enough to merit wide release on a label as renowned as Hydra Head.
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