Giant Squid Minoans on Limited Edition Colored LP
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
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Minoans is the fifth full-length LP from San Francisco progressive doom-rock scientists, Giant Squid. Recorded and mixed with engineer Tim Green (Melvins, Red Sparrows, Karp, Fucking Champs) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, the record sees the avant-garde band at their most refined, focused and vital as it fully embraces its Mediterranean leanings and lyrically excavates one of the earliest civilizations known to history; examining how the aquatic demise of the ancient proto-Greek people may foretell our own end. Minoans is the follow up to Giant Squid's 2011 release Cenotes, an album that was hailed as “science sludge” by Pitchfork and “earthy, experimental doom metal à la Neurosis” by Revolver.
Giant Squid has been wielding palatial vocals and enormous waves of cello, keys, and exotic sludge riffs for over ten years, garnering universal critical acclaim. On Minoans, marine biology and natural history metaphorically collide with heartbreaking stories of historic human tragedy; resulting in some of the most emotional and sincere music being made today in any underground scene. Minoans is crushingly heavy, exotically beautiful, and unapologetically musical; Giant Squid's finest hour to date. Conceptual artwork created by guitarist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory only adds to soaring scope of this ambitious album.
“Minoans is the record I’ve always known Giant Squid could make; ancient, exotic and other-worldly, while showing a new level of refined focus,” comments vocalist/guitarist Aaron Gregory. “Lyrically, the album is a giant love letter to the Mediterranean and specifically Bronze-age Greece – a region, people, and time period that deeply fascinates me – and which I feel mirrors these heartbreakingly brutal, turbulent times we live in today.”
Giant Squid Minoans Track Listing:
3. Sir Arthur Evans
4. Palace of Knossos
5. Sixty Foot Waves
7. The Pearl and the Parthenon
8. Phaistos Disc