Les Rabiates has existed for quite a while. In 2009 the CD, ́ ́Ein Kiosk mit elf Millionen Nächten ́ ́ was released in cooperation with the German - Polish poet Artur Becker, whose peculiarly
twisted and complex poetry, recited by Becker, was congenialy underlaid by the band with a kind of Rabaukenjazz. In the same year the CD single "Bastard" followed with the next coup. The quartet wor- ked for the first time with the Spanish songstress CaLi , but also working with German texts, sung and recited by the band's founder Achim Gätjen ( actually a saxophonist ) with a deep grumbling bass voice. Songstress CaLi is back again on the new album " Destination Unknown ", now as a permanent member.
Les Rabiates, on " Destination Unknown " produce a crashing, driving, momently tender lyrical gloom - rock Singer / songwriter style, in which the color black is dominant: Here Cohen, Cave and Cash squat in Warhol's Factory on Velvet Underground ́s sofa, the latter, above all, because CaLi ́s voice is somewhere between Nico and Patti Smith. On this couch slouch Les Rabiates too, and they feel com- fortable here. The texts are in English and Spanish, with the composer Achim Gätjen taking his inspi- ration not from Spain, but - surprise ,surprise !! - from Greece.