This is the soundtrack to a documentary on factory farming and disease. In the face of crippling tragedy, its triumph is in staying rooted to the reality of its subject. Any shadow of hope is reduced to a slice of the sun creeping through the factory window and briefly implying an outside world. The magnificence of the music ignores romanticism and instead speaks to the weight of desperation that is inside that factory. A constant drone echoes the tinny, eternal steel canopy above. It is an incomprehensible world. There’s hardly a moment on this score that lets up from that fact. Stop buying factory farmed products.
A favourite: ‘As Soon as I Could Speak’
‘The End of Medicine’ is out now via Lost Tribe Sound.