rip by/usr/bin/tux [b]Artist: The Void's Last Stand Album: Rakash Released: 2011 Source: Long Hair Music (LHC00114) Genre: RIO/Avant, Artrock, Krautrock, Progressive Whatever Info: Click Here Format: Single-file FLAC, cue sheet, several scans[/b]
The German band "The Void's Last Stand" is known for its avantgardesque music between kraut and progressive rock. Performances with Can's Damo Suzuki demonstrated where the four musicians got their influences. Singer Jonas Wingens has quite many similarities to Damo Suzuki and his extravert intonation.
On their second album, they continue their previous work. While the first track is a reference to "Mother sun and the other son (Part I)" on their debut album, the other tracks tell different stories, be it about Antoine Artaud, be it about He-Man. They were compared to Pere Ubu as well as Frank Zappa with his talent for improvisation and musical crazyness.
Excerpt from a German review:
Der meist reichlich exaltierte Gesang von Jonas Wingens erinnert gelegentlich an den von David Thomas von Pere Ubu. Die Musik übrigens auch. The Mars Volta? Joa ... ab und zu. Ansonsten ist das hier zu hörende Gemenge ziemlich eigenständig.
Track List: 1. Mother sun and the other son (part III) - The Syrian goddess (16:18) 2. Sail my ship Achilles (5:40) 3. Cut open feet (8:28) 4. She's a ghost / They shall not pass (5:05) 5. Land(e)scapes and the beauty of number 64 (10:33) 6. Glass cabinet (9:12) 7. An ode to Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud: Poesie in asylum (1:35)