Monday, April 23, 2007

Bloody Mark E Smith-ah, just when you’ve written him off as a terminally shot, bed bound old duffer speeding his way to senility he teams up with Mouse on Mars and comes out with Von Sudenfed, a genuinely snotty sounding bit of bin lid and Brillo-pad punktronica. Actually he sounds spunkier here than he has for years, pointing to the fact that, effectively, this is what the Fall should sound like at this particular stage of the game. Consequently I’ve decided to pretend that The Reformation Post simply doesn’t exist and that this is the new Fall album instead. The vocal on “Chicken Yaiamas” sees him hitting new heights in curmudgeonly yodelling. The North has Risen Again!