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HDL - Whales Have Hind Legs album

HDL - Whales Have Hind Legs album
Performer: HDL
Title: Whales Have Hind Legs
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Style: Industrial, Experimental, Field Recording
Genre: Electro / Not music
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 544
MP3 size: 1789 mb
FLAC size: 1750 mb


Jetty One 0:10
No Seals 4:30
Leather Chair 0:12
Laying Egges In The Exhibits 3:16
Jetty Two 0:10
Flies Got Up Our Noses 5:42
Jetty Three 0:07
Tectonic Gap 0:48


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SAC #040, SAC040 HDL* Whales Have Hind Legs ‎(Cass, Ltd, C16) Sacred Tapes , Sacred Tapes SAC #040, SAC040 UK 2018
SAC #040 HDL* Whales Have Hind Legs ‎(8xFile, FLAC) Sacred Tapes SAC #040 2018

Cassette + Digital Album. C20 white cassette tape with risograph cover and insert by the artist. Limited to 50 copies Includes unlimited streaming of SAC - Whales Have Hind Legs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Previous performances by HDL include ‘Whitechapel Presents 01’ at Whitechapel Gallery as well as shows at Kelder Projects and The Hive Dalston. HDL also has a vinyl release due on Calling Cards Publishing. With special thanks to KD.


Although whales lack external hind legs (except as rare teratologies), they do have internal rudiments of the hind limbs and pelvic girdle, as I was reminded during a recent visit to my and Jerry’s alma mater, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, where one of the Museum’s killer whale skeletons now hangs in the building across a new courtyard: note the remnant. hind limb girdle at lower left. that we now think may have given rise to archaic whales. Pakicetus has a distinctive skull and lower jaw, but is not demonstrably different from early protocetids postcranially.

Why don't whales have legs? Whales are aquatic mammals, meaning that a fluke and flippers are better than legs for these creatures. All mammals have four legs, or at least four limbs if they're bipedal such as us, or in the case of bats. Whales have vestigial hind legs, in the form of a pelvis hidden halfway down their tail, and the flippers are their front legs. In fact, all land vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds) have four limbs.

Hind Hind Legs is an album released by Montreal-based indie band The Lovely Feathers by Equator Records on April 18, 2006 (see 2006 in music). The Only Appalachian Cornfield". Ooh You Shocked Me". "E Man Sorrow". Lion Eats the Wildebeest". Mark Kupfert - Vocals, Guitar.

Whales Have Hind Legs, a new C20 from multi-disciplinary artist Hannah Dargavel-Leafe (HDL), collects tracks made using recordings of an old whaling station in Iceland. These recordings are largely unmanipulated aside from layering and sequencing, and because of this Whales Have Hind Legs is able to paint a vivid picture of this mysterious location.

The ancestors of whales once strode on land on four legs, just as other mammals do. Over time, as they evolved to dwell in water, their front legs became flippers while they lost their back legs and hips, although modern whales all still retain traces of pelvises, and occasionally throwbacks are born with vestiges of hind limbs. A great deal of mystery surrounds how the anatomy of the first whales changed to propel them through the water. A key piece of that puzzle would be the discovery of when exactly the wide flukes on their powerful tails arose. Oddly, scientists had also found that its pelvis was not attached to its spine. This meant its hind legs could not paddle in the water or support the whale's body weight on land, leaving it a puzzle as to what they were for until now.

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