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Octave of the Holy Innocents


Download links and information about Octave of the Holy Innocents by Jonas Hellborg. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 43:21 minutes.

Artist: Jonas Hellborg
Release date: 1995
Genre: Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 5
Duration: 43:21
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No. Title Length
1. Rana and Fara 15:29
2. Death That Sleeps In Them 5:28
3. The Past Is a Different Country, I Don't Live There Anymore 8:47
4. Child King 6:12
5. Kidogo 7:25



Those familiar with the respective musicians discographies might normally expect this affair to be a turbocharged, jazz/fusion set also featuring wacko, prog metal type characteristics. Such is not the case with this production, as these artists opt for the "unplugged" route. On the other hand, there's no lack of excitement here, as this acoustic-based power trio generates quite a bit of momentum in concert with a few ethereally enacted dreamscapes.

On this release, Jonas Hellborg uses a custom made acoustic bass guitar. The electrified and generally dazzling, heavy metal-like inclinations of guitarist Buckethead are tempered into an acoustic format here, as drummer Michael Shrieve lays down a series of torrid backbeats to complement his hard-hitting, polyrhythmic fills. However, most of the album's highlights reside within Hellborg and Buckethead's deft plucking, and uncanny implementations of counter melodies, sparked by reverberating flows.

They explore odd-tunings to coincide with several high-octane movements, as Hellborg even slaps his bass strings on occasion, thus injecting techniques normally used by electric bassists. Yet it's all about the sparkling chemistry that prevails throughout this wonderfully conceived and executed project! (Strongly recommended)