In this video for “The Octagon,” Polyrhythmics harnesses their worldly influences to bring you a jam that seems to come straight out of an old school spy movie.
The song begins like smoke drifting up from a cigarette in a bar room. Percussion and strings mingle slowly before the horn section sets in, and then everything hits the ground running with the bass. Each musician gets a chance to shine on this funky ride, with a few chances for improvisation. The song has a soft landing too, descending into the murky groove it first began with. Check it out!
Recorded before a live audience September 15th, 2013 at Banana Stand in Portland, OR. Featuring Polyrhythmics. Video by Collective-47 Productions. Camera operators: Mike McInerney, Darren Hartman, Tyler Bertram, Robbin Goss, and Veronica Rose. Edited by Mike McInerney. Audio recorded by Zach Stamler & Tim Shrout; mixed by Zach Stamler, and mastered by Chris Vita. Produced by Banana Stand.