From the recording Advance of the Peacemakers

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This track was recorded shortly after the beginning of the Ukraine war. The word 'peacemakers' in the title is an ironic reference to Putin's use of the term to refer to Russian troops. The piece is not about the drama, heroism or tragedy of war but more the enormity and relentlessness of war and the human impact of that experience. The music is derived from samples of Beethoven's Eroica, Britten's War Requiem and Talking Heads 'Life During Wartime'.