ABSTRACT: It is very hard to write a song in five, and harder to write it in 5/5. I think that’s what I’ve done here… five-beat measures in five-measure phrases. I did this because Mesonychoteuthis hamiltonii has 10 limbs, and it’s likely that we like writing songs in 4/4 because we have four limbs. It’s easier for us to dance that way – just move your right foot on every second and fourth beat, yeah? A colossal squid could dance to this song, I hope. Mesonychoteuthis hamiltonii also has 10 syllables, but I fought the urge to chant the creature’s name in the middle of this song. I’m not sure why.
There are much-altered drums on here sampled from John Bonham because I started out wanting this to be a Very Big Heavy Metal Song. I cannot shred on the guitar and cannot wail on the throat, so this is what came out. I hope it’s more math rock than prog, but I’ll settle for hypnotically alien.
Technically, this is a day late, so I think that means a penitential cover version will be forthcoming. Alas, you poor listeners.