Art, in all its forms, is created to evoke a response or reaction. Its the main reason I continue looking, listening and learning. Whether it's making music, visiting museums and galleries or wandering the streets and alleys of a city, the opportunity for our senses to spark is ever present. The old becomes new and the new becomes old. Today's technology allows connections from far away places.
A few weeks ago I was introduced to a band based in Belgium - Bang Lassi. This is a band on the edge! You haven't heard them yet?
Philippe Deltenre - Bad Idea, Indeed - tipped me to the sound. Philippe knows this band and I trust his instincts. The Lassimen have serious chops. What hooked me was the influences list on their MySpace page. I'm big on diversity and so is Bang Lassi. From Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, John Coltrane and Miles Davis to the Beatles plus Ennio Morricone to Cream - this group knows music and its endless varieties of structure and rhythm. The sound will take your ears floating if you allow it. They are artists in the truest sense of concept, experiment and experience. I love this band!
Don't take my word - check out "Blue Suede Sea Shore" on the MySpace page.
Added bonus* - a psychedelic, minimalist YouTube view of "Friendly Faces" -
Lewis blogged a little Bang Lassi history, with added links, here. You haven't hear Bang Lassi?
What are you waiting for? Its free for now! As always, let me know what you think. No charge for that either - I'd really like to know.
*not for the faint of heart - 7 minutes and 3 seconds of your life