Growing old and not a little jaded has the unfortunate side effect of making one (this one anyway) rather less easy to impress. The other side of this is that when something special DOES come along then the joy is far greater. This IS that something special.
Though a fan of Henry Cow for many years, I had somehow missed The Art Bears (I spend more time with my own music these days) so I tried this as a 'taster'. I'm selling it this week. Why? It's so good I simply HAD to buy the Art Box (complete works of The Art Bears).
For thos who don't know, The Art Bears are three incomperable musicians - Fred Frith (guitars and stuff), Dagmar Krause (one of the best female vocalists in the world) and Chris Cutler (a drummer who gives drummers a good name). Their music is....... I don't know how to describe it. Have a listen. It's simply wonderful.