|Studio album by Giant Squid|
|Released||February 3, 2009|
Transition Loss Records
|Giant Squid chronology|
|Music Street Journal||(positive) link|
The Ichthyologist is the second studio album by post-metal band Giant Squid. It was released on February 3, 2009, independently by the band, limited to 1,000 copies in special packaging. The first 50 pre-orders also include a real Broadnose sevengill shark tooth collected by singer Aaron Gregory from the Aquarium of the Bay at San Francisco, California. Fans started receiving pre-orders in late January 2009.
The album is a concept album about a man stripped of humanity and left with nothing but the sea in front of him. He adapts inhuman ways to survive the shock of human loss and total emotional tragedy, becoming something else entirely in the process.
- Panthalassa (Lampetra tridentata) – 5:50
- La Brea Tar Pits (Pseudomonas putida) – 7:28
- Sutterville (Vibrio cholerae) – 4:08
- Dead Man Slough (Pacifastacus leniusculus) – 5:33
- Throwing a Donner Party at Sea (Physeter catodon) ft. Karyn Crisis – 5:40
- Sevengill (Notorynchus cepedianus) ft. Anneke van Giersbergen, Lorraine Rath – 7:10
- Mormon Island (Alluvial Au) ft. Kris Force – 6:39
- Blue Linckia (Linckia laevigata) – 7:13
- Emerald Bay (Prionace glauca) ft. Cat Gratz – 6:11
- Rubicon Wall (Acipenser transmontanus) – 7:59
- Cat Gratz is cellist Jackie Perez Gratz's sister.
- "Throwing a Donner Party at Sea" is a remix of a similarly named song from the Monster in the Creek EP.