Scottish indie-pop band Close Lobsters belong to the noble class of bands that defined the genre by its appearance on the essential C86 cassette. Post Neo Anti: Arte Provera In The Forest Of Symbols is their first new album in thirty-two years, and it’s as intelligent and thoughtful as one might expect. We are pleased to bring you a taste of this fine new album. “Godless” is one of the more intelligent songs I’ve heard all year, a thought provoking call to action that is easy on the ears. The album is out February 28th via Last Night From Glasgow and Shelflife Records.
Here’s what they have to say about the number:
Close Lobsters ‘Melancholy Soul’ © art-form. A story of lament; the anticipation of unrealised liberation; and the forlorn call for the restoration of the commons. Young people in the West have nothing left but to take the place apart. William Burroughs. ‘How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?” Sophie Magdelena Scholl. The German Joan of Arc. ‘There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe … but not for us’. Franz Kafka.
At what point do we stop
That we have been left bereft
In the guise
Of liberation we impose unrealistic expectations
One day they will come to resent freedom Just as we resented security
This expectation of liberation amounts to nothing without reclaiming
Universal Emancipation, Emancipation
So let us stay
And spread ourselves more widely
Across the skies
And break free under a new way to be
Any anticipation to liberation is nothing without reclaiming universal emancipation
This expectation to liberation
Take the place apart.