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Monday, April 14, 2014

Ian Anderson "Homo Erraticus"


Country: UK
Sub GenreProg Folk
LabelKscope/Calliandra Records
Release dateApril 14, 2014
Tracklist
PART ONE: CHRONICLES
1. Doggerland (4:20)
2. Heavy Metals (1:29)
3. Enter The Uninvited (4:12)
4. Puer Ferox Adventus (7:11)
5. Meliora Sequamur (3:32)
6. The Turnpike Inn (3:08)
7. The Engineer (3:12)
8. The Pax Britannica (3:05)

PART TWO: PROPHECIES
9. Tripudium Ad Bellum (2:48)
10. After These Wars (4:28)
11. New Blood, Old Veins (2:31)

PART THREE: REVELATIONS
12. In For A Pound (0:36)
13. The Browning Of The Green (4:05)
14. Per Errationes Ad Astra (1:33)
15. Cold Dead Reckoning (5:28)

Line-up
Ian Anderson - vocals, flute, acoustic guitar
John O'Hara - Hammond organ, piano, keyboards
David Goodier - bass guitar, glockenspiel
Florian Opahle - electric guitar
Scott Hammond - drums, percussion
Ryan O'Donnell - vocals

Description/Reviews
A wonderfully ambitious fusion of Folk, Rock and Metal stylings. Or, put another way, Prog.
In 1972 Jethro Tull released iconic concept album Thick As A Brick, based on a poem by child prodigy Gerald Bostock; in 2012, as fans wondered what happened to Bostock, Ian Anderson explored the different paths his life might have taken in Thick As A Brick 2. With 'Homo Erraticus' enfant prodigy Gerald is back for real.
Following a 40 years’ political career, Bostock reunited with Anderson taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. ‘Homo Erraticus’ marks his return to songwriting, and it’s based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).
In 'Homo Erraticus', Parritt examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future; visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.
Media/Samples
Enter The Uninvited
Samples

Links:
Web page (Jethro Tull)
Facebook (Jethro Tull)
ProgArchives (Jethro Tull)
ProgArchives (Ian Anderson)
Proggnosis (Ian Anderson)
Proggnosis (Jethro Tull)

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