Ten Years Too Late

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Ten Years Too Late

Ten years too late for what? This was recorded the day of the release of the Chilcot report, when the folly and lies of the Bush/Blair war in Iraq were laid bare, in several million words of eviscerating detail. But we knew so much of it at the time. So much of what Chilcot told us had happened was predicted by those in the anti-war movement who were dismissed as mindless peaceniks and hippies, as troublemakers, as unpatriotic… But they were proved right about so many of the things they said before, during and in the aftermath of the disastrous illegal war.

Again, the process of thinking about it, the anger, the sadness, the sense of loss, the screaming into the void of helplessness as you watch entire populations politically self-immolate to ‘stick it to the man’ all feeds into the music…

Music notes - the main groove is created using the ‘quantise replace’ function in the Looperlative LP1, with two different subdivisions assigned to two different tracks (track 1 chopped into 16 bits and track 3 chopped into 32) - that means that as I insert chunks of audio, it builds that kind of step sequencer vibe. I so love the way this one builds, especially the moment where the wah solo kicks in after the drum layering (again, another fun exploration of how drums can be used in a way that no kick drummer would ever use them…)

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from The Surrender Of Time, released September 5, 2016

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