Album: Polar Bear, Peepers (Leaf)

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Two tenor saxophones, bass, drums, electronics/ guitar. The configuration is the same but the music has taken another slight turn. It's a little more formalistic than before.

There's less open space and more long melody. It sounds less studio-made too, as if it has been captured in the field. Any old field. Or cupboard. But let's not be technical about it. The resoluteness of the Bear in their Britishness and their determination to locate their own hole, however tiny, is one of the rowdier pleasures of the age.