|2017 follow-up to The Mute Gods acclaimed 2016 debut Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Format: CD / Cat No: 88985405502 / Released: 24/02/2017
Track Listing: 1. Saltatio Mortis / 2. Animal Army / 3. We Can't Carry On / 4. The Dumbing Of The Stupid / 5. Early Warning / 6. Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth / 7. Window Onto The Sun / 8. Lament / 9. The Singing Fish of Batticaloa / 10. Hallelujah / 11. The Andromeda Strain / 12. Stranger Than Fiction
More information: 2017's Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth is a darker follow-up to The Mute Gods acclaimed 2016 debut Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me. Picking up from where the first album left off - with its examination of societal control mechanisms - Tardigrades looks at the inevitable outcomes should humanity continue down dark, dogmatic pathways. Musically, the album is an expansive Rock statement with a heavier, more Metal-oriented focus than its predecessor.
Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) deliver adventurous rock effort infused with timely perspectives on the state of religion,politics, media, and the environment.
Any rational observer of the current trajectory of the world is bound to ask similar, critical questions. Is humanity about to slam into a brick wall? Do we understand the fragility of our existence? Are we driven to distraction by media and politics at the expense of solving problems of enormous magnitude? Does democracy truly exist anymore? Whatís the one thing we can focus on that can shift our direction?
The Mute Gods examine these and other major queries facing our planet on its second album for InsideOut Music. Itís a darker, deeply thought-provoking follow-up to its acclaimed 2016 debut recording Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me. It picks up from where the first album left off, with its examination of societal control mechanisms, and looks at the inevitable outcomes should we continue down dark, dogmatic pathways. Musically, the album is an expansive rock effort with a heavier, more metal-oriented focus than its predecessor, yet steeped in melodicism and addictive hooks.
ďI know Iím not the only person who feels the way I do,Ē says Beggs. ďOther people understand the state of the world and whatís at stake as we make one terrifyingly bad decision after an other. This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that itís important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment.Ē
The Mute Gods was founded in 2015 by Beggs, a celebrated bassist, Stick player, songwriter and vocalist who has sold more than three million records with his own groups. His contributions also grace the work of myriad artists and genres, including progressive rock, pop, Celtic, funk, and soul. Beggs records and tours with Steven Wilson, one of the best-selling alternative rock artists of this generation, as well as Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis. In addition, Beggs has worked with legends across the pop and rock worlds, including Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones, Gary Numan, Kim Wilde, Englebert Humperdink and Seal. In the progressive rock realm, heís also performed with Steve Howe, Iona, Lifesigns, and Rick Wakeman.
Unlike the debut Mute Gods album, which included many special guests, Beggs chose to keep this release to the core trio ensuring a laser focus and consistency throughout. Roger King, the albumís keyboardist and producer, also works with Beggs on Hackettís sold-out world tours. King has long been Hackettís right-hand man, serving in production, arrangement and writing capacities for the guitarist. Marco Minnemann, considered one of the most important, explosive drummers of our time, has worked with Beggs extensively on many Wilson tours and recordings.