Bang Lassi

Bang Lassi

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Psychedelic baroque quintet Bang Lassi delivers an adventurous and intense pop-music formula, matching eerie atmospheres with obsessing melodies. A mind-boggling sonic odyssey through familiar landscapes and into the heart of less explored territories, somewhere between Tom Jones and King Crimson.

Biography

Legend has it that Bong Karajan and Storm LaFayette met in 1996 while filming an erotic movie in which LaFayette had a small part and Karajan was a soundman. In no time at all both men were playing together in a short-lived garage-punk quartet called Postcoitum, with percussionist Tricky Pipeline, a reformed mercenary, and Mayo Beausoleil, a guitar and mandolin player with a sadly excessive penchant for narcotics. And the rest, as they say, is history: one evening, during a concert at the Vulture Club in Pachacoma, an unknown figure, seeing that Mayo Beausoleil had gone backstage to relieve himself, leapt on stage and grabbed the guitar. This mystery man was Mars Monteverdi, and he would never let that guitar go again. To Beausoleil’s fury, he was sacked on the spot and would disappear some weeks later on a highway in New Mexico, more than likely kidnapped by aliens. It would not be long before Monteverdi had imposed his inimitable sound on the band. This would become its trademark, as would the unfathomable mystery surrounding him (none of the band members had ever heard the sound of his voice…). In the winter of 1997 the line-up was completed with the arrival of bass player and cellist Stringo Jett, also a professor of medieval literature at the Mercepolia IV University and a large collector of dragsters for God.