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OPUL: “Levels” EP – The Ripple Effect

“Gorgeous vocals ethereally soar over some rather weighty instrumentation. Mirroring an aspect of the cover art they sound as if they are being broadcast through the upper reaches of the atmosphere. […] Powerful, bombastic, and assured are all adjectives that … Continue reading

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OPUL: “Levels” – Sweet Bread Productions

“Marking a bit of a return to form to the style of his first EP, Personnel, the three tracks that make up Levels showcase Lupo’s ear for captivating melodies and lean, effective arrangements. Levels stands as [OPUL‘s] most complete and … Continue reading

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OPUL: The Lightness of Being – Interview with Osprey Music Magazine

Lindsay O’Connor picks Matt Lupo’s brain about his latest solo effort, Levels: Upon hearing the opening refrain on Matt Lupo’s Levels, I experienced immediate relief of all burdens—those most apparent, as well as ones I didn’t even know I had. … Continue reading

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OPUL Streaming New EP “Levels” – American Aftermath

“Fans of the spacey alternative rock of Hum and Failure, or the driving post-hardcore grooves of Quicksand will likely be enamored with these three tracks.” – American Aftermath

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OPUL “Levels” – Osprey Music Magazine

“Levels is a truly satiating aural experience, where […] unapologetically beautiful harmonies, shapes, and textures arrange themselves into three well-composed, inexhaustibly lush songs.” – Osprey Music Magazine

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OPUL: MetalSucks Streams New Solo EP By East Of The Wall Guitarist; “Levels” Out Today Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

“Fans of Quicksand, Sensefield, Shift, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, Dredg, East Of The Wall, Maid Myriad and more will enjoy the layered and ambitious twenty-minute voyage showcasing a variety of beautifully-layered vocal arrangements atop both crunching and crystal clear guitar tones and an incredible range of musical diversity.” – Earsplit Compound

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Exclusive EP Stream: OPUL’s “Levels” – MetalSucks

“Fully written, performed, recorded and mixed by Lupo himself, OPUL is a wholly different beast from East of the Wall — the two projects have little in common besides a sense of creative adventurousness sorely missing from music today — … Continue reading

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Hey! Listen to OPUL’s “Levels” EP! – Heavy Blog is Heavy

“The immediate surprise here is the heavy shoegaze wash across Levels‘ 3 tracks. Reverb-laden production and bright, clean tones are front-and-center throughout, which serve as a fitting compliment to Lupo’s very tuneful and melodic vocals. The least surprising thing about … Continue reading

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OPUL: Stereokiller Premieres Track From New Solo EP By East Of The Wall Guitarist Matt Lupo – Earsplit Compound

Next week, East Of The Wall guitarist Matt Lupo will release the most ambitious recordings to date from his solo outfit, OPUL, through his latest EP, Levels, and in advance, Stereokiller.com has released the track “Presence.” The fourth chapter Lupo … Continue reading

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OPUL Releases Three Song “Levels” EP – Covering the Scene

“Think of it as an experiment of what Pink Floyd, Sting/The Police, Radiohead, heavy indie rock with bits of folk and The Beach Boys gone dark would sound like spread across three distinctive songs.” – Covering the Scene

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