Saturday, January 31, 2009

Album: Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist

Band: Giant Squid
Album: The Ichthyologist
Label: Self Released
Year: 2009

01.Panthalassa (Lampetra Tridentata)
02.La Brea Tar Pits (Pseudomonas Putida)
03.Sutterville (Vibrio Cholerae)
04.Dead Man Slough (Pacifastacus Leniusculus)
05.Throwing A Donner Party At Sea (Physeter Catodon) feat. Karyn Crisis
06.Sevengill (Notorynchus Cepedianus) feat. Anneke van Giersbergen & Lorraine Rath
07.Mormon Island (Alluvial Au) feat. Kris Force
08.Blue Linckia (Linckia Laevigata)
09.Emerald Bay (Prionace Glauca) feat. Cat Gratz
10.Rubicon Wall (Acipenser Transmontanus)

From one's lowest moments, the greatest adventures can begin, and true freedom can be discovered.

Such is the journey that "The Ichthyologist", sophomore release from Giant Squid, takes listeners on from its first pounding, other worldly crescendo to the final sweet release at its conclusion. Based on a graphic novel of the same name written by Giant Squid founding member, Aaron Gregory, "The Ichthyologist" is a concept album of grand scale. Through the thoughts of the album's protagonists, a man stripped of his humanity and left with nothing but the sea in front of him, comes a story about adapting in inhuman ways to survive the shock of human loss and total emotional tragedy, becoming something else entirely in the process.

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