HR Giger's Mordor IV
Inspired by Jethro Tull
and record album Aqualung?

leading from

Giger had drawn something up that
looked almost like a musical instrument

( Work 280: Mordor IV)
a) Flute player and popping eyes
On 15th January 2016, I'm looking again at Mordor IV again. Is there anything more at the heart of this image. One head is blowing a flute, I suddenly think about the band Jethro Tull, well known in the sixties and seventies in England. The top face has almost eyes popping out, as the lead singer of Jethro Tull's often is, although this would be a normal thing for many musicians blowing instruments . 
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

b) Raised knee
Is the lower end of the central croissant connecting to a limb from another creature the lead singer's raised leg? 

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull in 1973 playing Soprano Saxophone

c) Aqualung
Curious. Jethro Tull released an album called Aqualung back in 1971, not an album for ocean lovers, and then one song called Aqualung has something vaguely to do with its title. Has this something to do with what the croissant is that the face is blowing into, once a soprano saxophone which has swollen into the form of a sea lion with stingray gills becoming a biological version of an aqualung perhaps as if it was a swollen gourd like musical instrument that pumped air back into the diver..

Jethro Tull's Aqualung album cover from 1971

Near enough an actual aqualung depicted in Mordor IV?

advert for an aqualung

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