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1st Single To Be Released By Xeno Giraffe - "Dinosaur UFOs"
After the digital release of two concept albums in less than a year, the first single from Dinosaur UFOs: Episode One "Wolfmen From Outer Space has finally been released today June, 15, 2012. It is the title track - Dinosaur UFOs.
By: Xeno Giraffe
The 1st ever, world wide distribution of a single from Xeno Giraffe – called Dinosaur UFOs from the 2011 electronic symphonic album – Dinosaur UFOs: Episode One “Wolfmen From Outer Space” has been released to iTunes, AmazonMP3 and other online digital music distributors today. This follows the release last month of a 3 CD compilation of tunes on his newest concept album Eons Ago, which is in the pipeline for official world wide distribution in the coming week.
“The concept album as a musical art-form bloomed in the late 1960's and on through to the mid 1970's, but has lived on as a sub-genre of rock in the contemporary era, as other types and styles of music became popular. It has its roots further back through time to symphonic music, like “Peter And The Wolf”, and also – to the opera. The concept of putting story to music is a part of all known human cultures,” said Xeno Giraffe. “It's a blast to have a go at the art form. I, especially, like the tricky parts.”
The story of Dinosaur UFOs: Episode One “Wolfmen From Outer Space” is part of a larger story arc that includes the newly released EONS AGO science-fiction concept album as a Prequel to Dinosaur UfOs.
The single “Dinosaur UFOs” is the title track and follows a plot in the story where the first character we meet is the alien dinosaur captain of a spacecraft, who has an infamous moment in the song, as he is called to attention by the helmsman from an overhead speaker, while he is urinating in an on-board lavatory.
The music has influences along a wide spectrum in creating a story. Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, along with I Am Spoonbender, Circus Devils, and Butthole Surfers are some of the many influences.
“I got into music seriously when I became an underground FM radio DJ in 1976, and got to listen to their extensive music library. It was a great 'Intro To Music Appreciation' classroom. And, I like science fiction, cult, and B movies, because of their unique story lines. So, putting all this together has been a long time coming,” said Xeno Giraffe. “2012 is the Summer Of Xeno Giraffe. I will be releasing some more projects over the next coming weeks.”
In celebration of it being the first new single to be released from Xeno Giraffe, a low sales price is available for “Dinosaur UFOs” at http://www.CDBaby.com/
Along with music, Xeno Giraffe is a visual artist and posts frequent updates on Facebook. New Friends are Welcome.