All the time, along with Warren Ellis, his close musical collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, friend and fiendish violinist, he has been concocting stories about love, death, violence and sex.
As the fell, our hearts followed in a downward spiral of unfathomable loss.
Angry old white men, angry young white men, forests up in flames, towns dragged down in mud, turtles wrapped up in plastic.
There were side projects with singers and , there was the band , his porn alter ego, and there were film scores.
The track also draws on the despair that both Americans and Britons felt when Trump became President and the result of the Brexit referendum was announced.
The album cover looks like Heaven or the Garden of Eden.