Sea of Champions

by Brother Octopus

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The concept behind "Sea Of Champions" is to do EVERYTHING locally in Edmonton, AB. This includes mixing, mastering, artwork and even manufacturing. However, the recording process is where this album becomes really unique. Brother Octopus has recorded 17 tracks, each track in a different studio located within Edmonton. In doing this, the album has become a compilation of original tracks and the various studios that recorded them.

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released 17 October 2014

Recorded by...

Mark Harrison Rodgers @ CJSR
Doug Organ @ Edmontone Studios
James Seabrook @ Two Bodies Of Water Productions
Randor Lin @ Turnkey Studios
Katrina Rae @ Reeltime Studios
Joshua Biasini @ Payneful Audio
Steve McGonigle @ Blackbox Studios
Terry Paholek @ The Physics Lab
Stew Kirkwood @ Sound Extractor
Terry Tran @ The Audio Department
Scott Greene @ Powersound Studios
Brad Smith @ Red Panda Recorders
Harry Gregg @ Big Dreamer Sound
Justin McDonough @ Resonate Studios
Michael Alexander @ Beardly Audio
Scott Franchuk @ Riverdale Studios
Damian Noga @ Triptic Winter Studios

Mastered by Terry Tran @ The Audio Department

Artwork by Matthew Cabaj

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Brother Octopus Edmonton, Alberta

Brother Octopus isn’t your typical cephalopod, he sometimes has the ability to take a human form and create musical compositions. He’s not alone though, Lady Friend assists with her strong vocals, keyboard and tambourine skills. Brother Octopus controls the melody with the gentle picking of his electric guitar and tender vocals, making this dynamic duo a fun and exciting experience. ... more

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Track Name: Soul of The Sea (CJSR)
Mark: You're listening to Soul Of The Sea, the only program that brings you music that you love to the depths of the sea and on today's show we have a very special guest that goes by the name of Brother Octopus. Welcome to the show Brother Octopus.

Brother Octopus: Thanks for having me, I...

Mark: That is fantastic, now, you're currently working on an album that consists of recording one track per studio on the land locked Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Could you tell us a little bit about this process and what humans can expect from this album.

Brother Octopus: This is our first full-length album and we're...

Mark: That is just rad and fantastic all at the same time. Why don't you just give the audience a chance to hear it for themselves. We're going to start off with the track "Honey", can you tell us a little bit about that track Brother Octopus?

Brother Octopus: Yeah, I'd sure like to say something are you going to let me though?

Mark: Not really

Brother Octopus: Well, I'm going to say it anyways. It's basically about...

Mark: That's just great

Brother Octopus: Ugh! Shut up already ok!?

Mark: We're really glad to have you here man, we're so happy! Thanks for coming down man!
Track Name: Honey (Edmontone Studios)
I never wanted money
It makes me feel funny
I only wanted honey
brought to me by buzzing buddies
and when the days are sunny
I like to throw a party
I invite everybody
'cept for rabbit 'cuz he's naughty

I'm making dinner for two
Hope you like good mood food
I am never the type to be rude
Have you met Christopher
He's such a cool cool dude
In fact I'm practically glued to his mind

I'm not just any teddy
I want sweets inside my belly
like my favourite movie
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Stealing candy from a baby
It isn't all that easy
I'd better stick to honey
that is what can truly please me

I'm making dinner for two
Hope you like good mood food
I am never the type to be rude
Have you met Christopher
He's such a cool cool dude
In fact I'm practically glued to his mind

There's honey in the jar
put your hand into the jar
put it in and take it out

I'm making dinner for two
Hope you like good mood food
I am never the type to be rude
Have you met Christopher
He's such a cool cool dude
In fact I'm practically glued to his mind
Track Name: Light Out [Feat. Jordan Smith] (Two Bodies Of Water Productions)
Where did the time go
Watch it go bye bye
Where did the time go
Watch it go bye bye
out the window

Where did the time go
Watch it go bye bye
Where did the time go
Watch it go bye bye
out the window

Who turned the light out
Let's imagine we're just kids on a rooftop
Who turned the light out
Let's pretend that we're not best friends but lovers
Who turned the light out
Let's confess that we'll both part at the same time
Who turned the light out
and we'll act like no big deal

Where did the fire go
Someone let it die
Where did the fire go
Watch it go bye bye
as the wind blows

Who turned the light out
Let's imagine we're both flying with angels
Who turned the light out
Let's pretend that we're out saving the world
Who turned the light out
Let's confess that we're not like all the others
Who turned the light out
and we'll act like no big deal

Imagine the masses that travel the subway
Express to infinity, some only look for the change in scenery
Admire the attraction to simplicity but i see you
Staring at lives through the reflections
Intertwine with social behaviour
Wasted time, observing, worrying, whats to come
and contemplating a direction of travel so motionless
You move past that destination
What once was validation is just an infatuation
Obsessing over ordinary, things we see feel extraordinary
Old and hairy its around the corner
B train rides, leave the widow a mourner.

Who turned the light out ( X 14 )
Track Name: Bigfoot [Feat. Ben Intendo & Scott Auriat] (Turnkey Studios)
*EXPLICIT LYRICS*

I saw bigfoot in the yard last night
although no one believes me

How is it so hard to realize
It's a big fucking world outside
Listen up and I'll tell you this
Bigfoot, he does exist!
He could very easily consume me
Looked a tiny little bit like chewie
From the popular Star Wars movies
George Lucas would be proud

I saw bigfoot in the yard last night
although no one believes me
He was taller than the trees last night
although no one believes me

He has appeared on all the Kokenee bottles
If you see him there's no need to be hostile
He won't attack if he feels no threat
Although intimidating I must admit
He could turn a building into rubble
He makes the dinosaurs seem so humble
He walks around not knowing where to go
He just wants a place to call home

I saw bigfoot in the yard last night
although no one believes me
He was taller than the trees last night
although no one believes me

Bigfoot
similar to chewbacca
Bigfoot
his only weakness is lava
Bigfoot
I heard he ate Lady Gaga
Bigfoot
probably killed Osama
Track Name: Superhero (Reeltime Studios)
He ain't no zero
He's a damn good superhero
Just when they came to play
He flies away
He flies away
He flies away

He swing swing swings through the building dings
He's a little more agile Than maybe you or me
He can do all the things that only you might dream
He's a super being

He ain't no zero
Well, he's a damn good superhero
Just when they came to play
He flies away
He flies away
He flies away

He swing swing swings through the building dings
He's a little more agile Than maybe you or me
He can do all the things that only you might dream
He's a super being

He swing swing swings through the building dings
He's a little more agile Than maybe you or me
He can do all the things that only you might dream
He's a super being
Track Name: Occupy Octopi [Feat. Bryce Croucher] (Payneful Audio)
Bryce: So, I've experienced a lot of strange phenomenons in my life but I don't think anything stranger than the next guest we have in on Void TV. It is my pleasure and liberty to introduce Brother Octopus.

Bryce: Now, besides that Little Mermaid musical crab, you're probably the first musician to come under the sea.

Bryce: Do you find it difficult to play the guitar with tentacles?

Bryce: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU!? ARE YOU SOME KIND OF OCTOPUS MAN!?

Lady Friend: He just wants to understand

Bryce: Are you finding that the bookers are accepting to book a hybrid life form?

Brother Octopus: Well, there's some like me under the sea but not a lot.

Bryce: You're an octopus on the table

Brother Octopus: Octopus on the table
Track Name: Who Would Win? (Blackbox Studios)
In a fight between a lion and a tiger
Who would win? Who would win? Who would win?
In a fight between a werewolf and a vampire
Who would win? Who would win? Who would win?
Now give them guns, now give them guns and ammo
Who would win? Who would win? A lion or a tiger?
Now give them guns, now give them guns and ammo
Who would win? Who would win? Who would win?
I'm placing my bets on now

Hornet versus dragon fly
Which insect would survive?
Kurt Cobain versus Dave Grohl
Who would win? I don't know
Rambo versus Rocky
That would be legendary
Lay it on me

Solo versus Skywalker
Data versus Captain Kirk
Batman versus Spiderman
Mickey versus Peter Pan
Johnny Cash verses Presely
back in 1963
Lay it on me

Cowboy versus indian
Beiber versus everything
Jack Black verses Jack White
ninja versus samurai
Pokemon versus Dragonball Z
I wonder who'd get beat
Lay it on me
Lay it on me
Lay it on me
Lay it on me
Track Name: Battle Royale [Feat. Joey D] (The Physics Lab)
Why start a fight with your own
Don't you think that's kind of bold
This kind of stuff is getting old
But I would win though

You think you're cool
You think you're tough
But I think enough is enough
Just 'cuz I'm not an octopus
I'm going to take you

Well just to spite you
I'm going to fight you
Yeah, I don't like you
and you don't like me

Well you'll be sorry
I'll take the glory
I'll tell the story
How I defeated you

Yeah, Joey you wish
I'll serve you a dish
Thunder and lightning
sounds so enticing

You don't stand a chance
I'll dance around you
You'll wish you never
thought you were better

Oh, now let the fight begin
Oh, I wonder who will win

Oh, when is this going to end
Oh, it hasn't started yet

Blood all over our clothes
We both got bloody noses
Can someone go and get painkillers
Before Shoppers Drug Mart closes

We're singing out of tone
Must be our broken bones
If someone out there's listening
Please tell our mom's to take us home

Put those black eyes on ice
Those bruises are looking nice
Just elevate your head bro
That would be my advice

Looks like you need a cast
I really kicked your ass
The kids all call me sensei
I've got moves like Chuck Norris

Oh, I guess this is the end
Oh, since Joey D is dead
Track Name: September (Sound Extractor)
In the dark
You can never stand apart
You can never stand alone
It was easier when we were younger

Isn't it hard
When you're left out in the dark
When you're left out in the cold
It was easier when we were lovers

Come closer
Let me feel your skin
It's so beautiful
When you let me in
September
Wasn't made to last
Move into the future
Forget the past

In the void
There is never any noise
There is never any cause
It will make more sense when we get older
Isn't it strange
We're divided by our name
We're divided by the sun
It will make more sense when we get wiser

Come closer
Let me feel your skin
It's so beautiful
When you let me in
September
Wasn't made to last
Move into the future
Forget the past

Come closer
Let me feel your skin
It's so beautiful
When you let me in
September
Wasn't made to last
Move into the future
Track Name: Dead End (The Audio Department)
I've been looking for you
You've been looking for me
I've been working for two
You've been working for free
I've been thinking about a trip
You've been wanting to leave
I've been saving for a bit
I want you to come find me

Time has a funny way of showing when will we meet
Drive past the dead end and keep going but grasp your seat
'cuz we're going down right about now

I've been living on my own
You've been living with a friend
I've been watching you grow
You've been watching me land
I've been running all day
You've been running all night
I've been searching for a groom
You've been searching for a bride

Time has a funny way of showing when will we meet
Drive past the dead end and keep going but grasp your seat
'cuz we're going down right about now

Hey Hey Hey Hey

Time has a funny way of showing when will we meet
Drive past the dead end and keep going but grasp your seat
'cuz we're going down
yeah, we're going down
right about now

Hey Hey Hey Hey
Track Name: Summertime [Feat. Jordan Van Funk] (Powersound Studios)
We walk outside
I love how such a hot day can cool down so quickly at night
It’s the perfect temperature to walk and we walk everywhere
I said I didn’t need a jacket but you were right, now I need one
So you laughingly lend me yours
Staring at you, I’m reaching for your hand and you smile at me
That smile, Oh it’s my favourite
I forget about everything, about work, about cares, who said what, everything
Waiting at the lights, I think about jaywalking but what’s the rush?

It’s summertime, it’s summertime in the city
It’s summertime so let the sun shine

In the summer I always feel more alive
There’s more meaning to living
I don’t know why, that’s just the way that it’s always been for me
We don’t have much summer here but what we do have we cherish
We’re on Whyte Avenue, oh what a sight
So easily entertained
There’s so many people to watch and you don’t want to miss one face
There’s girls lined up outside of bars barely clothed
They must be freezing I always say in the winter
But summer, summer’s a different thing altogether
It’s too hot to wear anything really
and then there’s the boys who basically look like girls

It’s summertime, it’s summertime in the city
It’s summertime so let the sun shine

It’s summer baby
This changes everything
Where will you take me
The season’s changing
Let’s make the best of things
Before the heat fades

You know what I love
I love driving home from a show with the windows down listening to Pinback
I catch a glimpse of the downtown lights before they’re hidden from my eyes
I’m wearing mostly dresses now, because of the heat but also for my man’s benefit
You’re so good to me, wherever we go I enjoy it because I’m with you
I live my summer’s slightly in a daze, thing’s aren’t so serious now
There’s almost an eeriness about everything
People look better, food tastes better and before you know it
The winter begins

It’s summertime, it’s summertime in the city
In the summertime it’s all about you
Track Name: Brass Slammer (Red Panda Recorders)
I've got my walkman on
clipped to the side of my pants
I got big shiny tunes
in my collection of cassettes

I've got my brass slammer
It is my favourite one of all
I bought it specifically
to flip and win all of your pogs

Gotta use my brass slammer
I'm a nineties kid
Gotta use my brass slammer
Like my brother did
Gotta use my brass slammer
I'm a nineties kid

I've got my television
I'm watching Fresh Prince Of Belair
I've got my long sleeved plaid shirt
and two tickets to silverchair

Gotta put my plaid shirt on
I'm a nineties kid
Gotta put my plaid shirt on
Like my sister did
Gotta put my plaid shirt on
I'm a nineties kid

I got my brass slammer
It's my favourite one of all
I've got my long sleeved plaid shirt
and now I'm going to put it on

Gotta use my brass slammer
I'm a nineties kid
Gotta use my brass slammer
Like my brother did
Gotta use my brass slammer
I'm a nineties kid

Gotta put my plaid shirt on
I'm a nineties kid
Gotta put my plaid shirt on
Like my sister did
Gotta put my plaid shirt on
I'm a nineties kid
I'm a nineties kid
Track Name: Robot Heart (Big Dreamer Sound)
I will fix you
I will help you the best that I can
I'm a robot
I possess only one function
and that's to love you
that's to love you with my robot heart
I've been programmed
to love you right from the start

Don't judge me by my aluminium exterior
Don't judge me by the way that I talk (boop bop boop)
Don't judge me just cuz you think that I'm inferior
Don't you know that I've been built to love

I will fix you
I will help you the best that I can
I'm a robot
I possess only one function
and that's to love you
that's to love you with my robot heart
I've been programmed
to love you right from the start

Don't judge me by my superior intelligence
Don't judge me by the way that I walk (boop bop boop)
Don't judge me just 'cuz you that I'm far too intense
Don't you know that I've been built to love

Don't you die on me
'cuz I don't give up that easily
easily, I will fix you good
Don't give up on me
and I'll make you feel brand new
give me tape, give me glue
I will fix you good

I will fix you
I will help you the best that I can
I'm a robot
I possess only one function
and that's to love you
that's to love you with my robot heart
I've been programmed
to love you right from the start
Track Name: Dreamer [Feat. Jake Collier] (Resonate Studios)
When I'm asleep
I sometimes fall
Then I wake up
Before I hit the ground

In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
In my dreams I'm the captain of the sea
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
astronaut, scientist, chief of the police
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
In my dreams I'm inside a submarine
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
wrestler, pharmacist, employee of the week

What does it mean?
Is it all wrong?
When I dream
That my test are all gone

In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
In my dreams I'm the captain of the sea
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
astronaut, scientist, chief of the police
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
In my dreams I'm inside a submarine
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
wrestler, pharmacist, employee of the week

When I wake up from a scary nightmare
It's so hard to get back to bed
Wake up in a sweat I swear
I shouldn't have watched all those scary movies
But you should rest your head
You should rest your head

When I wake up from a scary nightmare
It's so hard to get back to bed
Wake up in a sweat I swear
I shouldn't have watched all those scary movies
But you should rest your head
You should rest your head, yeah!

In my dreams I am anything I wanna be (hey!)
In my dreams I'm the captain of the sea (oh!)
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
astronaut, scientist, chief of the police
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be (hey!)
In my dreams I'm inside a submarine (oh!)
In my dreams I am anything I wanna be
wrestler, pharmacist, employee of the week

you're crazy
Track Name: Sea Creatures (Beardly Audio)
Willy was a whale
He grew so big
A lover of the water
and attractive
Donnie was a dolphin
Couldn't learn to swim
but there's nothing in this world
He wouldn't give
Steve was a swordfish
and my best friend
not a day goes by
when I don't think about him
Susie was a shark
and gentle-hearted
She didn't mean to eat steve
so I'll forgive

This time
This time
This time
I miss sea creatures just like you

Kyle was a clam
and he just sat there
When I asked him a question
He would just stare
Wanda was a walrus
coo coo ca choo
I asked her to come along
but she refused
Larry was a lobster
and tasted great
oh no that was something I
wasn't supposed to say
Sally was a seahorse
who became a star
I hope you remember me
wherever you are

This time
This time
This time
I miss sea creatures

This time
This time
This time
I miss sea creatures just like you
Track Name: Cortana (Riverdale Studios)
Tell me who I am
and who I ought to be
Such a strange land
I never wanna leave

Cortana
She's everything to me
Cortana
She's taught me everything I know

Tell me what's my next mission
Is there hope for us all
Should I lead the coalition
In this dangerous brawl

Cortana
She's giving me advice
Cortana
She's a realistic hologram

You gave me the confidence
That I needed to survive
It's a good thing I had energy drinks
to keep me up all night

I had such a good time with you
beating the whole game through
I just wish we had a little more time
I'll miss you in Halo 5
Track Name: Goodbye (Triptic WInter Studios)
Goodbye