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Sometimes it seems as if there’s a bleak inevitability about our descent into The Burning World. Here’s a new song that captures that mood perfectly — the lugubrious tones of Peter Blegvad over the musical stylings of Andy Partridge (of XTC fame), in the closing number from their soon-to-be-released album Gonwards. You would not describe it as upbeat about the future:

As blind as a window
as closed as a door
as high as a ceiling
as low as a floor.
Pestlience, death, famine, and war —
It’s helpful to know
just what life has in store.

And yes, it is raining outside…