M'lumbo has raided it's archive to bring you their 1986-1988 side project Big Void, in a newly remastered edition by M'lumbo and Big Void member Brian O'Neill.
At once an homage, a parody, and a reimagining of Pink Floyd, Big Void played originals in the style of PF bristling with allusions to their music and concerns. The digital album contains a cover of the Floyd's Arnold Layne as a bonus track.
Conceived as a prank at the time and including founding member Page Hamilton [Helmet, David Bowie], the album got ecstatic reviews [including all Floyd Fanzines back then] when it was released a few years later, and was cited in several articles & books on PF including "A Saucerful of Secrets". Pink Floyd had officially "broken up" at the time of the first Big Void recordings, and The M'lumbians involved thought it was hilarious to do a 'Pink Floyd' album without any of the equipment, budget and facilities the "real" Floyd was extravagantly known for.
Big Void (try saying it when you have a cold!, a Pink Floyd pastiche alter-ego of American jazz band M'lumbo, filled their "The Floor or The Other Side Of The Room" album with more Floyd (and particularly Dark Side) references than you could shake a stick at.
— Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "Dark Side Of The Moon" But Were Afraid To Ask
Better Than The Wall! — The Amazing Pudding, a Pink Floyd Fanzine of the era
Both a savage satire of Pink Floyd and an engrossing album in it's own right. — Alternative Press
released February 4, 2022
Robert Ray — Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Electronic Percussion and Guitar, Suitcase Symphonetta [all tracks]
John Dimaggio — Fretless Electric Bass, Backing Vocals, Engineer, occasional Electronic Percussion [except Track 9]
Brian O'Neill — Guitars, Remastering Engineer, occasional Backing Vocals and Ectoplasmic Radio [except tracks 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14]
Page Hamilton — Electric Guitars, occasional Backing Vocals [on tracks 2, 5, 11, 12, 14]
Tony Fortuna — Drums, Electronic Percussion,occasional Backing Vocals [except tracks 2, 5, 6, 9, 11,14]
M'Lumbo is a New York multimedia band that crosses the boundaries of Rock, Electronic, Psychedelic, Jazz, and World Music
with over 14 recordings and recent collaborations with Jane Ira Bloom, Page Hamilton (Helmet), and Gary Lucas.
"It's Mickey Mouse, The Stanford University marching band, Santana and Syd Barrett rolled into one...borders on genius"- Baltimore City Paper...more