The Volt per Octaves

The Volt per Octaves

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The Volt per Octaves are a live electronic band based primarily on the classic Moog synth / Theremin sound. The VPOs consist of husband and wife duo Nick and Anna Montoya along with daughter Eva. Their latest album "Moogsaic" features Roger Manning Jr (of Beck , Air) and Ross Harris (Sukia).

Biography

The Volt per Octaves were born in Santa Barbara, California in 2004. Consisting of the husband and wife team Nick and Anna Montoya, the duo set out to bring Moog synthesizers back into the spotlight. In a day and age where multi-gigabyte samplers and laptop computers rule the electronic music scene, The VPOs are adamant about performing their original electronic music sans any CPUs.

With the intention of at most playing a few local gigs in Santa Barbara, The Volt per Octaves have taken their Moog music a bit further than that. In May 2005, the band got the chance to open up the official "MoogFest" that is held annually at BB Kings Blues Club in the heart of NYC's Time Square. This great experience led to an endorsement with Moog Music Inc, in which the band represented the company at the 2006 and 2007 Nation Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention. They are also featured artists @ Moog Music.com. In January 2006, an interview with the band was featured in the nations leading synthesizer and music technology publication Keyboard Magazine (Jan '06). Also in January 2006, the VPOs orchestrated a successful benefit concert in memory of Dr. Robert A. Moog, inventor of their much beloved instrument, the Moog synthesizer.

The couple released their debut album "Sleeping In" which was recorded in Humboldt county in August 2006. The relaxing nature of the ancient redwood forest served as a perfect breeding ground for such a mellow, Mooged out record. The album also features a remix by platinum award winning producer Anthony J. Resta ( Duran Duran, Elton John, Missing Persons).

The VPOs released their sophomore effort "Moogsaic" just 13 months later. It features collaborations with synth masters Roger Manning Jr. (of Beck, Air, Moog Cookbook) and Ross "Rossangeles" Harris (of Dj Me Dj You, Sukia). As well as a collaboration with fellow Santa Barbarian "Bizzarro Lord Zool". And most importantly, a cameo by their daughter Eva, on Melodica and whistling!

"Moogsaic" became available worldwide September 4th, 2007.

Discography

"Sleeping In / Theta Release" (2006)
"Moogsaic" (2007)

Both Albums Available on iTunes and CD Baby. Samples also available @ myspace.com/thevoltperoctaves

Set List

Usually a dozen songs or so. Mostly originals, with a sprinkling of covers. The following list shows a typical set, with the covers followed by the original artists name in paranthesis.

SUPER MILK
THETA RELEASE
NUMBER 1 ( GOLDFRAPP)
MAUSOLEUM MELODY
ORIGAMI
GLORY BOX (PORTISHEAD)
EVA NATALIA
RADIOACTIVITY (KRAFTWERK)
SCIENCE
MOOGTRONIC
GO WITH THE FLOW (QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE)
88 MPH