Behind Octatanz are two individuals who fortuitously linked through their shared fascintation in occult musicality dating back to October, 2012. The duo consists of: Oscar der Winzige (Oscar Olias), notable for a Berlin-based cellar studio known as the Sucked Orange Gallery and Aerobica (Matas Labašauskas), predominantly an organiser of DIY music events based in Vilnius.
Together they offer a selection of impressions floating amidst the deepest recesses of melodic sub-culture- immersing you, the audience, to partake in the discovery of a myriad of cryptic composers, seemingly unnoted to a label; a pure nebulous extraction of auditory hidden gems. Among these artists some approached commercialism, while the majority made no attempt in this direction, merely playfully or naturally reaching a means of production which consisted of a limited valuable number of records and/or audio-cassettes. What, in fact, binds these particular eclectic characters together is their valiant effort through a gradient of sensousness of expression, utilizing conventional aural art as their conscious awareness and fantasies allowed.
It’s also something special for you, the listener- an assemblage towards the potential in practicing ‘dangerous’ emotions in a ‘dangerous’ situation, without having to confront to ‘reality’. Inspired by the concept of Hell in Paul-Émile Borduas’ Refus Global, he created a concrete manifestation of total acceptance – a parallel world to commercial culture. We can call it “underground”, if you prefer – it’s an aesthetic approach diving in all forms of expression. We take his manifesto as a testimony to the subcultural music of all nations. In other words, Octatanz offers you the chance to learn from others’ experiences, and in this way, it fulfils one of the most important functions of ‘MUSIC’.