Really sad news coming through this morning that Christopher Reimer, the guitarist in the band Women, has died. Thoughts obviously with family/friends at this time. Women are/were one of the few truly exciting bands to emerge in the past few years, a band not afraid to be abrasive, uncompromising and to have a little mystique around them. They could be challenging, but were nearly always rewarding if you put in the effort. Their last album was sequenced in a way that took more than a little work – some pretty difficult songs upfront, then the most accessible song kept right until the end. Reimer’s guitarwork was integral to the sound, weaving nagging melodies, adding strange textures. A very sad loss.