Friday 8 January 2021

Laktating Yak - Origin Of The Yak (2018)


The first album from this US based band.

The band is a sextet with a lineup of drums, percussion, violin, saxophones, bass, guitar and vocals.

Two guest musicians helped out with didgeridoo and vocals.

The art-work and band name tells the listener that this is not a run-of-the-mill melodic prog band.

This is indeed a more avant garde prog band. Actually, this band plays zeuhl.

Zeuhl is one of the smallest music genres in the world, if not THE smallest music genre in the world.

The didgeridoo opens this half an hour short album and it takes us straight into a King Crimons, Frank Zappa and Magma dominated landscape.

The rhythm section is taken from the likes of Magma while the saxophones and violins is a bit more in the King Crimson vein.

The music is quirky and has some chamber rock feel to it. 

The quality is good though and all zeuhl fans and those more into King Crimson and Magma.

This is a good album indeed.

3 points







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