Economy of Effort

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_Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

Remember how she said that we would meet again…._

Why the Pink Floyd reference? Err, I dunno. The only Floyd albums I’ve listened to in the last few months have been Atom Heart Mother and Obscured By Clouds, neither of which contain the song that the above is taken from (that’s from The Wall). This is just a random lyric that appeared in my head.

Listened to Tortoise’s Standards, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso’s Io Sono Nato Libero, Sigur Rós’s Ágætis Byrjun, and Cul de Sac’s Ecim. The Tortoise, Banco, and Sigur Rós are all known quantities to me. The Cul de Sac was a bit new. It’s a CD I’ve had for a while, but have only listened to once. Second impressions? Good but very uneven. There are great moments of Krautrock-influenced stuff, but other parts are lame or annoying (couple songs with painful vocals). Their most recent album, Crashes to Light, Minutes to Its Fall is much better - at least, that’s my opinion, based on my one listen to it and my two listens to Ecim. Cul de Sac certainly deserves some more listens, that’s for sure…