Last Stop

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Last Stop is that which lacks all musical harmony or melody. It is Morphine on crack, Tortoise on acid, or Trans Am on pot. Woe is a band whose goal is to shoot for mood and atmosphere as opposed to the traditional tenets of rock music. Mixing bass, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, and drums, they do a very interesting job of doing just that. Woe is punk in their roots, thereby showcasing a discordant style of jazz that leaves open the possibility that they are just a bunch of musicians with no musical capacity whatsoever. However, parts of Last Stop develop itself well enough to display talent, albeit with a flair for punk minimalism and redundancy. Make no mistake, Woe is not jazz, they are a new dimension of jazz. Vocal-less, sometimes stark, and occasionally crazy, Last Stop will most likely be a bit of a stretch for most listeners. Nevertheless, for those wanting cutting edge music, or a new appreciation for punk roots, it seems an album worth checking into.

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