Song: Little Arithmetics
Little Arithmetics is from the Belgian band’s 1996 album In A Bar, Under The Sea. It begins in a sweetly yearning vien, proceeds to playfully mess with song tension and predictability, ending with a manic welter of ornery guitars and general bedlam. Nearly two decades later I still don’t know what the song’s about but that never stopped me from enjoying its distinctive nuances. Compare and contrast the original official release video to a more raucous and electric 2014 live performance - with all but two of the original band members remaining. A great song either way.