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Tardigrade Space Rock! (De la Renaissance)

a Studio release
by
Clay Green's Polysorbate Masquerade Band

Release Year: 2016

Date Label Catalog # Comments
31 Oct 2016 Independently Released

Recorded and mastered at Claylabs, USA.

All songs written and/or arranged by Clay Green

Produced by Clay Green

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/15/2017 6:37:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Introduction (Dimensional Acceleration) - 2:00
  2. Proxima Centauri Dance (Vivace) - 3:36
  3. Requiem for Mass and Gravity in Gm - 5:03
  4. Sonata for a Lepton - 1:36
  5. Orbital Minuet in 7/8 - 1:41
  6. Methone Allegro Breve No. 1 - 1:20
  7. Methone Allegro Breve No. 2 - 1:19
  8. Methone Allegro Breve No. 3 - 0:55
  9. Plasma Movements - 3:36
  10. Gluon Guitar Interlude No. 1 - 0:53
  11. Proxima Centauri Dance (Allegretto) - 1:53
  12. Gluon Guitar Interlude No. 2 - 0:43
  13. Avant Particle Piece - 3:03
  14. Hydrogen Compound Duple Time - 1:28
  15. Passacaglia for Electron Bass - 4:35
  16. Multiverse Concerto - 6:47
  17. Fin (Dimensional Deceleration) - 1:22

Clay Green
guitars, bass, piano, organ rhythm (5,11,15) organ solo (3,9,11), recorder (1.3.16), synths & soundscapes (1,9,13,15-17)


With:

Dan Zalac: drums (2,6-8,11)

Mihai Sorohan: trumpets (5)

Mit Dietrichs: automatic organ (1-9,22,14,16,17) automatic clavichord (8) automatic synthesizer (7)

Hecktor Semnopithecus: drums (3,5,9.13)

Ursinus Papio: drums (1,4,16,17)

Potenziani Presbytis drums (14,15)

Sam Pullman: flute (1/2/17)

Schell's Up and Up Orchestra: (16)

The Turkana Boy: B3 organ sounds (9)

Reviewed by Marc on 09 Jan 2017


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 GiantELP...) 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.