Gems In The Dirt

from by Bubblegum Octopus

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    Bubblegum Octopus's newest release is available exclusively on cassette! This is a professionally duplicated, high-bias chrome tape for maximum fidelity. It is packaged with a color insert (pink and white!) and light pink plastic shell!

    The third long-form release by this New Jersey spazz-out unit is a mini-album of picopop-IDM and fierce chibigrind. What you've got is 10 tracks, 22 minutes of prismatic macromusic. BgO unifies, for his own purposes, a crossover of melodic breakcore, chiptune, Japanese shoegaze, speedcore and 00's-era cybergrind to express personal visions and fantastical situations.

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Written in June of 2011. This track is about a friend about to make an impulsive journey across the world to completely change their life. He and I sat in one of those sidewalk, tree planters and played with sticks and broken glass before his plane left.


Find a way to have fun in the dirt
Playing with sharp glass
You're looking for gems
And the wands will glow on in dark

We're forever, we're forever
Stick together, stick together
Gems and wands, gems and wands
Write in the scroll, write in the scroll

A way forward through the air
Soiled napkin on the ground in a
A witch riding on a broom
(but she flies nowhere)
All the fantasy inside


from Critters, released March 15, 2014
Vocals, lyrics, electronics, composition, production - Matthew "m@ the c@" Morden



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