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4.36 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. We Need More Iodex, Mother Harlot (4:08)
2. Do the Trepidation Shake! (4:33)
3. They Wouldn't Let Me (6:25)
4. So, How is the Violence Today? (8:48)
5. The Air of Drunkenness is Floating in the Dusk (8:34)
6. I Am Listening, But Not Listening (9:49)
7. Not Yet Lost The Sense of Time (4:00)
8. Black Market Ascension (9:47)
9. Just 5(365) + 90 More Loops... (5:45)
10. Well OK Then (6:09)
11. A Strange Sense in Randomness (4:44)
12. Atropos & Loathing (5:28)

Line-up / Musicians

- Taimur Mazhar Sheikh and Omer Asim / All Instruments

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released 19 May 2013

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6LA8 The Last Strands of Fortitude ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
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Review by The Truth
COLLABORATOR Post/Math Rock Team
5 stars 6LA8 is truly one of my personal favorite groups of all-time.

Now, I realize that may be a strange statement about a little-known Pakistani duo, and that statement may look like one of my older reviews when I wasn't quite sure just what music was, but 6LA8 have this aura about them, this great mixture of my favorite genres, that makes them literally one of my most listened to artists.

The Last Strands of Fortitude is the group's first album in a year which can seem like a long time given their prolific mannerisms of 2011-2012 but the album really gives off the vibe that it has been carefully constructed over a long period of time. The music greatly benefits from this

One consistent facet of their music is that they noticeably get a little more mature with each release and by the time the band reached the In the Land of Dreams album, it was clear to me that they were something special. The dreamy nostalgia of that record (which had ambient, drone, post-rock, techno and even emo influences) was stunning to me. The next release Stereotypes of Tomorrow was even more varied and even more amazing to me. The listening experiences I have with these albums are always fantastic. With this record, let me tell you, that maturity reaches newer heights.

The overall sound recalls that of Stereotypes of Tomorrow but the pieces are indeed a little more concise and some tracks even have a vibe that was prominent on the band's earlier record The Moderate Picture. What you get with this record is an interesting mixture of ambient drone soundscapes, Boards of Canada-esque tracks with a hint of grittiness, post- rock influenced pieces with alluring samples from films and other electronic organized madness, sometimes even with horns.

There are few words to describe the heights the band has reached with this record but one would be original. Another would be fantastic.

The album is free for streaming and downloading on bandcamp, as are all of their earlier releases, and it comes highly recommended from me. For fans of post-rock / ambient / drone / electronic / anything.

Review by admireArt
4 stars Redefining Krautrock or Krautrock refined.

Therefore, as you may have guessed, this is not exactly a Progressive electronic release as such, but in the use of synths or electronic keyboards, some of them quiet cheap, sonic wise, by the way (track 2 has an unimaginative "Casio toy keyboard" 3 minute solo, which defaces an otherwise very good song).

Anyway, 6LA8's, a.k.a. electronic duo Taimur Mazhar Sheikh and Omer Asim,2013, "THE LAST STRANDS OF FORTITUDE", music wise, resembles Krautrock's early experimentation in its use of some percussions, dreamy guitars, string like synths, lyrics and spoken words or statements. The synths and some cleverly and measured use of drum boxes, here and there, provide the slow paced cosmic atmospheres (rare in Krautrock) required for each single composition, there are 12.

Each composition proposes a very different mood, which enhances this project's rich creativity in it's songwriting, whose uniqueness is felt all way through and its roots when they do appear (i.e. Ash Ra Tempel or GAM) are upgraded by sheer good music composition.

Sadly track 2 downgrades this extremely good album.

****4.5 PA stars.

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