With Twilight as My Guide

Album: Octahedron (2009)
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  • This song mines similar acoustic-electric territory to the album's American lead single, "Since We've Been Wrong." In interviews the American progressive rock duo have spoken of Octahedron as "acoustic" and "mellow." This is Fake DIY asked guitarist and songwriter Omar Rodriguez-Lopez if this was a conscious decision? He replied: "The conscious effort was to make it the complete opposite of what our records have been and particularly our last record was, which was a batch of some of the most frantic and the most complicated songs that I'd made in a while. This was a natural way to go. It's an acoustic-inspired record. At the time I was listening to a lot of Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and Leonard Cohen, so I had them in my head and inspiring me. I always knew that where it would end up it would be completely different. The thing is when you're an acoustic artist, songs are more to the point – it's just guitars, voice and the basic chord structure, so that was a springboard."


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