Following 2015's captivating Inflamed Rides, the members of the powerful collective O.R.K. *lead singer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari, Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin , Marta Sui Tubi guitarist Carmelo Peptone and King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto( were primed to deliver an even more potent statement for their sophomore offering. Coming off of a triumphant tour of Europe and South America, they were charged to take things up a notch. And so it was with Soul of an Octopus , their second recording and Rare/Noise debut. "After Inflamed Rides we did around 30 shows in Europe, Argentina, Chile and Mexico this year," says Fornasari. "That definitely helped us to get to a more focused mutual vision. So all the pieces from the new album represent an honest and effective picture of who we are as O.R.k. right now. Those who have listened to the new stuff think this is at least four times more powerful and intense than Inflamed Rides.