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For Lovers [EP] by Octo Octa

Octo Octa

For Lovers [EP]

Release Date: Mar 1, 2019

Genre(s): Electronic

Record label: Technicolour

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For Lovers [EP]

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Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Aptly titled For Lovers, Maya Bouldry-Morrison's latest EP as Octo Octa is a vulnerable experience in the importance of self-love and intimate community in a time of growth.   Opening track, "I Need You," starts off understated and rises to a triumphant breakbeat pulse as Bouldry-Morrison's airy vocals wrap the rest of the mix in warmth, uttering the titular mantra and drawing the listener in.   Another stellar highlight is the closer, "Loops for Healing," a track not originally intended for release, but rather, as the title implies ….

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Resident Advisor - 74
Based on rating 3.7/5

Octo Octa's previous two albums, Between Two Selves and Where Are We Going?, were outlets for healing and processing during transition. For Lovers is billed as Octo Octa's most vulnerable work to date, building on her quest for cathartic "emotional content." The cover art, made by Octo Octa's partner, Brooke, is an embroidered collage of shimmering beads and shells. It pieces together different materials to form a picture somewhere between an underwater landscape and a starry sky, with swathes of pink, blue and gold that evoke the tenderness of Octo Octa's music.

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