Arlo the Alligator Boy is simply beautiful; nuanced in ways that are accessible to kids no matter their age.
There were moments listening to this album that I was sure I was hearing the future, and there were moments where I was just as sure that the mid-70s lineup of Canadian prog gods Rush had somehow travelled forward in time and possessed the bodies of younger men to make some of these songs.
Two estranged childhood friends reconnect while trying to save Chicago with newly acquired superpowers.
Two women, who run an “orphanage” for people who are Touched [read: have various powers] have to keep their charges and themselves safe all while dodging the seedy underbelly of London.
Great news: This is still Genghis Tron. It’s a slightly different flavor, sure. But this is still a band that smashes genres, pushes boundaries, and makes some excellent music while doing so.