It is wet but mild in rural France. I am using this as an excuse to stay indoors and continue sorting out my study and clear out loads of old filing. And this gives me the opportunity to listen to some new music, more specifically, the current available episodes of Stuart Maconie's Freakzone, on BBC 6 Music. From a few weeks ago comes the extraordinary track, Judges, from the second Colin Stetson album, New History Warfare Volume 2.
It is rare for me to find a new record so out of line with anything I have heard before, but this certainly was it. Since hearing the track a few days ago, I have played it around 30 times. Totally awesome every time . . . .
Now there is a large saxophone