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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
MembersMatt Steinke
Past membersTassany Zimmerman

Octant was an experimental noise rock[1][2] duo formed in 1999 in Washington State. They recorded two full-length albums, released on Up Records.[3][4] The duo was led by multiinstrumentalist and instrument designer Matt Steinke, with Tassany Zimmerman primarily on synthesizer. Their live show included an electromechanical automated drum machine[1] designed and built by Steinke.

In 2010, Steinke announced a Kickstarter campaign 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.