Friday 31 August 2018
Zip Tang - Pank (2008)
The second album from this US band.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of saxophone, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals.
I have previously reviewed one of their albums, their third album Feed Your Heads from 2010. You can find this review here
Their music has been described as eclectic prog. Which is a correct label.
Zip Tang is one of those eclectic art and prog rock bands USA has spawned in the last two decades. Bands who goes their own ways and take pleasure in crossing the genres on their albums.
During this sixty odd minutes long album, the band gives us everything from soaring symphonic prog to djent. There is a lot of King Crimson here too and some pop music and electronica.
The band has made their own path here and mixes the genres.
The result is not a great album. It is not even great music. Nevertheless, this is a good album with a lot of good ideas and some ideas who falls flat on their faces. Check out this album.