It’s new Fall album time – no 29: Ersatz GB. Here’s my review – it’s good. Me and other Fall fans will like it, most people won’t. A marginally less flippant observation: I’d say the last few albums (post 2007) are less collections of songs; more skewed symphonies. Of these, last year’s Our Future, Your Clutter is still the most outstanding to me, but give me a bit more time on the new one until I finalise that decree.
Robert Chalmers’ interview in The Independent with MES is the best one in years.Amidst the firey bluster, there’s a spark of vulnerability on show for a change. For a nanosecond. Though as always, the bluster’s brill.
“I’m much more left now, though. I think Stalin had the right idea. Take one out of five fucking newspaper editors, and MPs, and shoot them. Then they’d buck up.”
Meanwhile I will be paying homage to the man and his brow-beaten pawns at Manchester’s Royal Exchange this Sunday. My 14th live worship I believe, at various shrines since 1993. He’s a genius you see, whether your irrelevant mind can see it or not. There are worse cults, and that’s true even if consonants change.