Broken But Still Standing, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s third album, is a science/science-fiction themed concept album. It follows the story of human evolution, from LUCA, the last universal common ancestor of all current life on earth, via Lucy, one of the possible precursors of our species, to conflict and eventual symbiosis with artificial intelligences. The general theme of the album is that life has progressed by forming coalitions, whether between the primitive cells that engulfed each other to become the cell and the mitochondria (the power stations of the cell), between individuals to form communities, or between different forms of life in the future.
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s previous album ‘When The Kill Code Fails’ was recommended by Steve Hackett (Genesis) and was Beastie’s Rock Show’s Prog Album Of The Year.
It is musically diverse with progressive rock, classic rock, electronica, metal and minimalist influences. It is over 70 mins long and contains 17 tracks.
More detailed information about the album than anyone could plausibly be expected to want to read can be about the album is available at http://hatsoffgentlemen.com/broken_but_still_standing (including album story and lyrics).
The music in the album is quite diverse.
If you like prog rock try – Almost Familiar and Close My Eyes
If you prefer your rock harder try – Let Me Out
If you like ambient music try – Advancing On Snailback
If you like retro electronica try – Lucid Assassin
[The album starts quite gently, then builds up to a rockier climax]
Bandcamp – http://www.hatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com (CDs, signed CDs and digital download)
CD Baby Link – https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/hatsoffgentlemenitsadequ5 (CDs, digital download and free streaming)
Spotify link – https://open.spotify.com/album/46eGfJJn3nFtOnQfRfX0tL (free streaming)
iTunes link – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/broken-but-still-standing/id1293986198 (digital download)
Amazon link – http://amzn.to/2g1UkYy (digital download)