But in the meantime, we might as well enjoy all the beauty and splendor the human mind can generate. I mean, we are a murderous, ego-centric and intolerable bunch of assholes that severely harm our own environment like some sort of virus, but you tell me, can a virus create awe inspiring art? Can a virus pick up an instrument and enchant hundreds if not thousands of people? Only people can create, improve and evolve these abstract and symbolic things, and some of us, including Wanheda, are bloody good at it.
Wanheda is a band from Leuven, Belgium, inspired by how mankind has been affecting the earth. They don't see the rise of mankind as something positive and instead nostalgically look back to the glory days of mother nature with its gigantic insects and enormous reptiles. They do it with a dreamy and melancholic blend of post rock, progressive rock and a hint of post metal. 'The Cenozoic Implosion' contains five vintage post rock anthems, all equally narrative and gloomy. Fans of everything Explosions, Astronaut and Mogwai will adore a track like 'Luminous'.
'The Gathering Of One' is the only track with vocals, a spoken word lecture on our mutual behaviour. It's also the most experimental and progressive rock inspired song. The rest is purely instrumental, written with a solid background in post rock know-how. I think it's pretty obvious that I can imagine these guys playing on Dunk! festival. This is a classic Dunk! band who have a bunch of excellent tunes as business cards. My favorite is probably closer 'The Fissures of Humanity' but I'm sure every post rock fan will appreciate this.