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The Social Club Nº6

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Octis: The Social Club Nº6

Mick Barr’s guitar style is the sound of musical entropy. His compositions, nestled in that grey area somewhere between grindcore and classical, have the air of some sort of slow building chaos, seemingly spiraling out of control. But Barr, here in his solo incarnation Octis, maintains the poise of a classical composer. His style of heavily-distorted playing could commonly be deemed “shredding,” but the songs found on this installment of The Social Club are anything but mindless noodling. Backed by an avant-garde pedigree, with work in bands like Quix*o*tic, Orthrelm, and a duo with Zach Hill of Hella, Barr makes intelligent music for the metal-inclined