Detroit-based TILES have announced JETHRO TULL frontman Ian Anderson will make a special guest appearance on their upcoming album “Other Arrangements.”
Guitarist Chris Herin reports:
“Ian has been a TILES fan since way back in 1999 when we released “Presents of Mind.” Over the years we floated the idea of him making a guest appearance and eventually the timing was right. He was just finishing up mixing his new solo album “Homo Erraticus” and had a window of opportunity before he dove into tour rehearsals and promotional stuff. We sent Ian a moody atmospheric tune and he wove some cool melodies in between vocal phrases; then cuts loose with his trademark flute improvising during the song’s long rideout solo. I think I listened to it twenty times to make sure it really happened – what a thrill for us and what a generous gesture from an icon of progressive rock!
“Other Arrangements” is being produced by Terry Brown (RUSH, FATES WARNING) and is scheduled for an early-2015 release.