The new Kate Bush album - 50 Words for Snow - is out unofficially on the internet and given the reviews in today's paper, I have succumbed to temptation and downloaded it. I should also note that I have bought a copy as well, due to arrive on Monday.
I have now had a chance to hear it through twice and it is a quite extraordinary record. But if you were to write down what it is about, as if you were pitching an idea to a record company, it would sound totally absurd. That is the genius of Kate Bush - to take these ideas and turn them into something astonishing. And astonishing is definitely the word for it.
I suspect I will be listening to this record repeatedly over the coming weeks (along side the Acid Mothers Temple, of course!)
Is this the cd cover? Not sure yet