Depressing day at work and listening to the new Beth Orton album (Sugaring Season), her first in 6 years, didn’t lighten my mood. Do we really need another folk song about magpies? I’ll listen to this again when I’m in a more hospitable state of mind.

News of a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor, almost a decade after Yanqui U.X.O.,was more in tune with my ratty mood.

You can currently stream the whole album at The Guardian – or at You Tube – two massive tracks  Mladic and We Drift Like Worried Fire and two intense drones.

Just what the doctor ordered!

Don’t accept imitators.

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