Saw these guys live in Oxford recently, and it was the craziest live show I think I've ever seen. A massive trip-hop-voodoo-blues jamfest with a jazz chanteuse that confused, enlightened and inspired in equal measure.
It took 3 years to create this 5-track epic, and it refuses to be hurried. The first three tracks (#5 to #3) are a long introduction to #4 (Nick Cave having a nightmare) and #7 gives you time to recover.
Absolutely my favourite recording so far by either band.
My friend Rufus has been working on this EP since 1872. I was painstakingly re-recorded over and over again in increasingly expensive studios over the last century and a half, before all the recordings were layered on top of each other and mixed in 4D surround sound.
Somewhere in there you can just about make out a piano part I added in about 1943.
Bleech are a great live band whom I've seen many times, and I've recently discovered their recorded work. It has a great attitude – punky and grungey but somehow sweet and charming at the same time. Looking forward to their next album (they're recording at the moment).