Ian Anderson Launches HOMO ERRATICUS' Making Of Video
Ahead of the release of legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson's new album 'Homo Erraticus', he is giving fans a glimpse into the recording process of the new album.
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 Homo Erraticus marks his return to songwriting, and it's based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).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.
As Ian's publicist, my vibe on the album is that it offers opportunity that allows the listener to imagine a world. I'm not going to publicly note the world I'm imagining from Ian's writing as my job is to get reporters to state what they see.
Ian Anderson begins an extensive touring schedule in the UK in April, which will include various summer festivals, the US and mainland Europe - check www.jethrotull.com for regular updates
'Homo Erraticus' is due to be released on 11th April in Germany, the 14th April in UK & Europe; 15th April in USA & Canada via on his own label imprint Calliandra Records in conjunction with Kscope.