ALT (album)

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ALT
Alt-cover-Van Der Graff Generator.jpg
Studio album by
Released25 June 2012
Recorded2011–2012
GenreProgressive rock, art rock, experimental rock, instrumental rock, free improvisation
Length61:01
LabelEsoteric Recordings
ProducerPeter Hammill
Van der Graaf Generator chronology
A Grounding in Numbers
(2011)
ALT
(2012)
Merlin Atmos
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

ALT is the twelfth studio album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was released 25 June 2012.[2] There are only instrumental songs on the album.

The opening track "Earlybird" has inspired the Earlybird Project (2014-2015), a non-profit environmental art project, an appeal for the preservation of the planet. This project is the result of the collaboration between the Italian-Russian artist Vladislav Shabalin, who works with fossils, and Van der Graaf Generator. Official Site: http://www.shabalin.it/earlybird-project/

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Earlybird"
  2. "Extractus"
  3. "Sackbutt"
  4. "Colossus"
  5. "Batty Loop"
  6. "Splendid"
  7. "Repeat After Me"
  8. "Elsewhere"
  9. "Here's one I Made Earlier"
  10. "Midnite or So"
  11. "D'Accord"
  12. "Mackerel Ate Them"
  13. "Tuesday, the Riff"
  14. "Dronus"

Vinyl version listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Colossus"
  2. "Repeat After Me"
  3. "Earlybird"
  4. "Elsewhere"
  5. "loop J 2"

Side two[edit]

  1. "D'Accord"
  2. "Mackerel Ate Them"
  3. "Here's one I Made Earlier"
  4. "Dronus"

Personnel[edit]

Van der Graaf Generator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, James. "Van der Graaf Generator - ALT (2012) album review, credits & releases at AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Van der Graaf Generator - ALT (2012): CD Edition Pre Order". Cherryred.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Van der Graaf Generator - ALT (2012)". Progarchives.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012.

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