I echo the comments of others who opine that it is criminal that this album is unavailable. 'Music For A New Society' is an extremely dark, mordant affair, a world away from his melodic days of 'Paris 1919'. Many of the songs here lack a formal verse / chorus song structure, and the music is frequently fragmentary, at times almost bitten off in chunks. However, it is never less than compelling, and with tracks such as the (re-recorded) 'I Keep A Close Watch' and 'The Chinese Envoy', there are moments of glacial grace and beauty. 'Sanities', the harrowing, narrated piece, with the menacing repeated lyrical motif, 'White with time' is genuinely scary, whilst the opening track, 'Taking Your Life In Your Hands', apparently about a murder, is similarly unsettling. There may only be one time a year when you want to listen to this, but when that occasion arises (a bit like 'Trout Mask Replica'), only 'Music For A New Society' will do.