Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Well, hopefully they won't be Giant Squid were always an odd beast excuse the expression in the metal ocean, it took them five years to release a follow up to the excellent The Ichthyologist but now Minoans has hits the waves and so far the response has been widely positive. This concept album is about I hope you got it the Minoan civilization. I was already hooked on the album before listening to it since history is one of my passions I'm writing this review instead of finishing some papers, it's currently my last year of studies before becoming a history teacher, woo and the superb cover art helped the whole thing. The Minoan civilization is an interesting subject for a concept album since it's one of the earliest ones to emerge in Europe and there's still many theories explaining its downfall.
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Their latest album details the tragic story of a fatal struggle between man and the sea. Giant Squid aren't musicians so much as they are veritable deep-sea divers. But whereas Mastodon briefly dipped their toes in the water and proceeded to shift their focus elsewhere, Giant Squid have remained entrenched in the depths with sea creatures as their muses, crafting concept album after palatial concept album. Their latest long-play, Minoans , details the tragic story of a fatal struggle between man and the sea—and the figurative and literal empires lost in the chaos. Minoans centers around the Bronze Age civilization of the same name, which flourished on the island of Crete beginning around to BCE before coming to a sudden, mysterious end potential culprits identified by historians include a volcanic eruption on nearby Santorini, recurring tsunamis and earthquakes, and internal political turmoil. The Minoans are widely regarded as the inspiration for the legend of Atlantis, and by extension, the original overseers of the archetypal "lost world"—and since so many questions remain, their narrative leaves plenty of room for interpretation.
An octopus or squid theme jar from the Knossos Palace in Crete ca. A Mycenaean Octopus Vase from beyondbooks. Such vases and jars were made by trained craftsmen and were prized throughout the Levant. Stirrup jar with octopus, ca. Minoan "Palace style," vessel ca. Because we only know tantalizing fragments about life in ancient Crete or in the Mycenaean palace states, the artifacts from that age have been subject to much conjecture and speculation. These lovely octopus vases have led some thinkers into believing that Minoans worshipped the sea and the creatures therein. Other scholars have conjectured that the ancient Cretans looked to octopus tentacles as inspiration for that characteristic Minoan architectural conceit, the labyrinth. The real symbolic or ritual purpose of the octopus motif remains unclear and probably always will.
Dark and brooding, 'Minoans' will simultaneously enrich the quality of current music while destroy its boundaries. Skip to main content. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Minoans "Please retry". MP3 Music, October 27, "Please retry". Audio CD "Please retry".