One of Australia’s most important, if overlooked, musicians, Louis Tillett, passed away on August 6. He started off as a musician who experimented with Industrial music in his first band, Wet Taxis, but ended up developing a rough, bluesy style that could really only be compared, vocally, to fellow Australian Nick Cave. When I was 23, I had started working at a local record shop after traveling a bit called Aron’s Records, and this album, already 6 years old at the time, came onto my desk, as we had first dibs on used albums and CDs. It blew my mind, and I sought out more, not knowing that eventually, I’d end up striking a conversation with the man himself online. It’s a tremendous regret that, although I was living in Skopje at the time, I never had the opportunity to cross over to Greece to meet Louis. May he rest in peace.