They say no news is good news – and sometimes that’s true. The latest news is that there is some news from the ever more elusive CQB. At CQBHQ we have received a package that looks like an old pizza box just about held together by what looks like a few waterproof plasters. Inside is a letter that we print here in full:
“Dear All and Sundry. This is my last post as I won’t be sending anymore. I attach [by chewing gum - ed] my latest masterpiece that as you know has been some considerable time in getting there. I assume it will have been worth the wait. I don’t intend to go beyond my call of duty by touring and promoting – I will leave my final work to stand or fall on its own merits or not. Having now relinquished my musical responsibilities I herewith cut ties and release myself of contract [he never actually had one - ed]. I wish to relieve myself and will do this. I’d like to take this opportunity to also express myself – and in doing so thank all of those people who have help me along the way. I additionally hold no malice whatsoever towards those who have hindered me. I send prayers and good wishes to all my fans who have followed me over the years. But please don’t follow me anymore as I wish to be alone – or at least among those who don’t recognise me. My work is now done. Love CQB xx”
So there you have it. Here at CQBHQ we don’t know how to feel – so we’ve decided to celebrate. As part of our celebrations we release the new and seemingly final CQB album called ‘ALMOST’. It comprises of 17 tracks that on first listen are relatively dark and turbulent things contained within quite a few decent hooks and earworms, ending on a curiously positive and upbeat note. We have no idea what it sounds like on a second hearing. We also have no idea what, if anything, happens next – but if something does you’ll probably hear it first. We sign off with a sense of fulfilment, completion - and of a difficult job done well. Cheers!