Album: Food

Molecular Gastronomy, Rune Grammofon

Following the departure of Arve Henriksen and Matts Eilertsen, Anglo-Norwegian band Food – one of the most interesting of the late Nineties squiggly Euro-jazz projects – has regrouped as a duo of saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer/ knob-twiddler Thomas Stronen, augmented on a few tracks by keyboards. The sound remains comparable to their debut disc, with Ballamy's horns breathing all too humanly against Stronen's ambient beats, drones and chimes. Swapping Henriksen for Slater should really invoke a transfer tribunal, but it's still heady brain food for the hippie of heart.

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