HISTORY


Origins of Amalgamated Hippopotamus

Amalgamated Hippopotamus began as an idea by Ken Robinson, the founder of the Superluminal Pachyderm project. The idea originally began as an offshoot of the recording of parts of the Sea of Peas project back in early 2004, specifically the track "Wrinkle the Eyebrows of the First Dog." Robinson visualized taking some of the more "uncoordinated" sections of that song to a new level, but did not have any intentions on moving the Superluminal Pachyderm project in that direction. Additional ideas spawned over the next two years. Two such ideas included using polyrhythms and inventing a new language to sing in, like Magma's Kobaian (but without the concept). Recording for the debut album started in January 2007, but because of a large amount of foundation work and writing needs to be accomplished, a release date isn't expected until late 2007 or early 2008.

"Oh Yeah, I Forgot About That" : Hiatus Period, 2007-

Shortly after recording for Amalgamated Hippopotamus' debut began, Robinson forgot he even had this project. As of 2013, the project continued to be in hiatus or completely forgotten. Take your pick.