Antiquasauria

by Ian Cooke

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1.
Prologue
2.
Stegosaurus
3.
Diplodocus
4.
Microraptor
5.
Polycotylus
6.
Parasaurolophus
7.
8.
Tyrannosaurus
9.
Extinction
10.
02:12 video

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Ian Cooke: voice, cello, keyboards
Sean Merrell: drums, percussion
Ian O'Dougherty: guitar
Whit Sibley: bass

Produced and recorded by Ian O'Dougherty.
Engineered, recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Chris Fogal in Denver, CO.
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow in Boulder, CO.
5.1 surround mix and DVD authoring by Neil Wilkes in London, UK.

From the forthcoming album Antiquasauria, to be released in 2015.
Each song tells a tale about a different animal from the mesozoic era: Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Microraptor, Polycotylus, Parasaurolophus, Quetzalcoatlus, and Tyrannosaurus. 10 tracks, 40 minutes.

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releases 07 August 2015

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Ian Cooke Denver, Colorado

“Cooke, his cello and his looping effects pedal are now fixtures — icons, even — in Denver’s thriving independent music community. And after years of climbing the ranks, playing clubs, galleries, living rooms and museums, the singer-songwriter- cellist-pianist was voted the top musician in the ninth annual Denver Post Underground Music Poll.” - Ric Baca, Denver Post ... more

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Track Name: Quetzalcoatlus
Though my long beak is fairly thin and toothless,
slow my technique is finding food. I'm ruthless.
I am a Quetzalcoatlus. I know my name is odd -
strange as the shape of a nautilus. It came from a Mesoamerican feathered serpent god.

Oh, I was made for soaring. It was made for me, so what's to stop the roaring need to frequently go closer to the bright ball blazing overhead? Can't resist the flight call. Desire must be fed in the plains I live on, deep within the heart of Texas, which will not be named 'til long after I take my last breath, 'til long after I die, 65 million years by.
Not too long before the Wright Brothers fly.
Not until then will anything of my jumbo size do so.

Grand ahzdarchid, wild blue yonder king!
You're the largest airborne living thing.
Fast twitch fiber: muscles made like springs.
Like a tiger outfitted with wings.
Track Name: Epilogue
EPILOGUE:
Mesozoic life was the most impressive work that evolution ever did.
All the animals, so well adapted to everything they were amid.
and now their dawn and dusk has come and gone for us
to carry on expending their remains.

That era ended when from space descended in a catastrophic asteroid.
Big as a mountain so life took a poundin'. Most of it was instantly destroyed,
but a few lucky mammals made it through, past the scramble and evolved into a lot of things, like you and me.

People will sing stories of our lives.. It’s pretty obvious my stature has its benefits. It’s a long migration. Dominus sonitus. I am a quetzalcoatlus. Born from water, we moved to the land. Found in remains we leave behind. That’s not all we are. A pebble, and a star, and a soul.