Gentle, subtle and reflective. Not adjectives often attributed to The Fall, but here deservedly so. Built on a guitar figure similar to Bert Jansch's 'Angie,' it flows smoothly along with MES almost sotte voce, so to speak (or whisper). 'A startling vision of a future that didn't happen.' PJ Harvey does a nice version of this, too.
posted @ 14.00 PM, February 20, 2008
A real hard electronica stomper where the eponymous Susan has an accident and reverts back to age sixteen to be horrified by her reflection in the mirror. MES relates this to a similar experience of his own, only, in his case, at the age thirteen, his reflection was of a man aged two hundred and three. He 'looked a whole lot better' and, what's more, 'it was all in all safe and warm.' This is then correlated with a story of Badly Drawn Boy confiscating his teeth and keeping them 'Safe and warm for a Saturday' in 'a mouldy old accoustic case.' Lovely. If you crave an even harder and crunchier version, why not try the remix?
posted @ 13.05 PM, February 19, 2008
A Mark E Smith spoken word job over an instrumental loop at various speeds featuring a choppy stream of conciousness and a cluster of hesitations, mispronounciations and sundry other MES vocal tics. I particularly like how modernity becomes moderninity. Football, tomatoes and jousting, you name it. 'There is no reason to this.'
posted @ 12.10 PM, February 18, 2008