an octopus in the bathtub is the solo project of Ricardo Ramos (member of Dirty Coltrane / The Dirty Coal Train, Tiger Picnic, Puny, Cloudland, and much more…).
After the debut in 2000 with volumes 1 and 2 of 4 track demos where the first improvisations were compiled he released multiple EPs and Albums inside the spectrum of experimental improvised music, noise and contemporary composition.
“Lucky 13” compiles 3 tracks starting with the title track: 13 minutes of double guitar and drums with interpolated tribal rhythms and dissonant chords. The 2nd track “fisga” has a bass drum pattern leading the way while a bowed inverted guitar creates ambients that are punctuated with short drones. The last composition “dead punks” has a trumpet and ambiental guitar singing 2 different songs over a hyper-reverbed percussion.
At this site many netlabels are posting their new free releases. Please visit the home pages of the labels to get the free music. The most of the files are published under a creative commons licence.
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