|31 Oct 2016||Independently Released|
Recorded and mastered at Claylabs, USA.
All songs written and/or arranged by Clay Green
Produced by Clay Green
Listening to Tardigrade Space Rock! (De la Renaissance) by Clay Green's Polysorbate Masquerade Band felt like I had found lost demos from Jethro Tull that would have been recorded for an album released between Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play.
Sure there are also other influences from that era that pop up (Focus, Gentle Giant, ELP...) but the Jethro Tull feel hardly ever goes away from this very entertaning album.
If this had really been a lost recording by Jethro Tull, I'm convinced that fans of the band would have thrown themselves on this ''new'' album. Still, fans of the band really should give it try. The only reservation I have is the shortness of most of the tracks and the use of fade outs for a number of them that gives a patched together feel to all this excellent music. There is enough good stuff here to make a great epic track that could be compared to some of the best ever written.
Still, for what it is, this album comes highly recommended.