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Nathan D. Horowitz

Vienna, Austria
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  • The Octopus Speaks!

  • By: Ian Winn
  • Narrated by: Ian Winn, Josephine Buchan
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

 Spoken Word at its sparkling, hilarious best. Featuring excerpts from Mercury in Retrograde, a show critics describe as “cancelled due to clinical psychosis”, and The Scotsman called "Strangely gripping." God: tackled! Vegetarians: slain! Cults: joined! Drugs: differentiated! America: explained!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vividly imaginitive

  • By Nathan D. Horowitz on 06-01-19

Vividly imaginitive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Wow. Incredibly fun to listen to. Full artistry of composition and performance. Listener, enjoy. The texts intersperse narrative poems from Techno Pagan Octopus Messiah with poems in the voice of Mercury, which the author uses to deliver sharp and funny social commentary. Winn's voice, sometimes accompanied by the voice of a British actress, is marvelously expressive, now sounding like an elderly Jewish American guy, now like a conniving divinity, now like Eminem. The poems are sculpted, shaped, crafted, for maximum comprehension, wit, and listening pleasure. Bravo, Merc. Give us more.