Octant (band)

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OriginOlympia, WA, United States
GenresArt rock, experimental rock, electronic rock, indietronica, krautrock
Years active1999–2001, 2010–present
LabelsUp Records
Associated actsSatisfact, Mocket
MembersMatt Steinke
Past membersTassany Zimmerman

Octant is an experimental noise rock[1][2] band formed in 1999 in Washington State. They created two full-length albums which were released on Up Records.[3][4] The band was a duo led by multi-instrumentalist and instrument-designer Matt Steinke. Tassany Zimmerman primarily played electric synthesizer. Octant's live show included an electro-mechanical automated drum machine.[1] This machine was designed and built by Matt Steinke.

In 2010, Matt Steinke announced a Kickstarter for a new Octant record.[5] Zimmerman was not involved. The self-titled album was released on January 15, 2011.


  • Shock-No-Par, album from Up Records; (1998)[1]
  • Car Alarms and Crickets, album from Up Records; (2000)[2]
  • Octant, self-released album (2011).[6]


  1. ^ a b c Brendan Maher. "review of album Shock-No-Par". popmatters.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19.
  2. ^ a b Erin Hucke. "review of album Car Alarms and Crickets". popmatters.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19.
  3. ^ "Octant ~ Group". musicbrainz.org.
  4. ^ "Up Records artist page". Up Records. Archived from the original on 2005-04-29.
  5. ^ "Musical Robots are Ready for the Next OCTANT Release on Vinyl". kickstarter.com.
  6. ^ "Octant – Octant". discogs.com.