It’s a truth universally acknowledged that anything Oliver Ignatius touches, or puts his golden voice onto, will be worth hearing, and probably won’t get out of your head for days. The first full-length Giant Octopus LP, Big Blue Dreams and Salty Stories, is no exception. Like every Mama Coco’s release the melodies are at the forefront and often unforgettable (and Ignatius’ angelic harmonies sneak up and highlight frontman Miguel Horowitz’s woozy voice.) Like early Pink Floyd lost at sea, Giant Octopus rocks steady, with flashes of weirdness.
– Junior Panther