Franz Nicolay has worked with Oktopus from the New Jersey industrial/hip-hop group dälek to create a new album called Do The Struggle (out Oct. 9) and the song "Did Your Broken Heart Make You Who You Are?" is the first video to be offered from the album. You might remember Franz Nicolay from a vriety of projects he's bee involved with - The Hold Steady, Guignol, a touring member of Against Me! and even the World/Inferno Friendship Society.
"We went in with the idea of taking classic Americana instrumentation/songwriting and treating it with a more club/techno/bass sonic vibe. Banjos were treated like arpeggiated synth lines, accordions like saw-tooth pads, tuba like 808 crunk bass, and so on. To me this record was a perfect way to start looking at the relationship between traditional acoustic music and more futuristic electronic music," said Oktopus about the approach.
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