MOS EISLEY – The Modal Nodes, best known as the ever-popular house band at the Mos Eisley Cantina, has decided to go their separate ways according a news release by the band.
Figrin D’an, kloo horn player and group leader, said the breakup was all but inevitable.
“I think the band had run its course. We’d done what we’d set out to do.
“Personal reasons, business reasons, musical reasons, but most of all because I have a better time with my family. Temporary or permanent? I don’t really know,” he added.
Rolling Nerf writer Glam Vlrriver suggested in a recent article that the influence of Ickabel G’ont’s girlfriend Moko Gonna in the recording studio added to the stress and pressure to top their last album already present among the band members, but G’ont denies she had an influence on the band.
“She was with us in the studio. She wasn’t in the music process. Nobody in the band complained to me about it. I expect if they had a problem with if, they would come to me,” G’ont said in the interview.
The Nodes, as they were known, topped the charts with such hits as “Tears of Aquanna,” “Worm Case,” and “The Sequential Passage of Chronological Intervals.”
But they are perhaps best known for the shoe-tapper, “Mad About Me,” which the band famously refused to play in concert because of its hyper-popularity.
Ommnibox player and original Node member Tech Mo’r said he has a solo album in the works and plans to tour in the next year.
“I can’t say I will miss Modalmania. I sympathize with the fans, it is never easy when your favorite band breaks up, but they still have all the old albums. They will always have them,” he said.
Nalan Cheel, bandfiller, plans to try his hand at acting.
“It’s been my childhood dream to be in movies. We made a couple movies as a band, but I’d like to do some more serious films. Maybe even direct someday. We’ll see.”