THIS IS NOT A MIRACLE by FOOD

Miracle
Food has altered its recipe again, and the results are delicious.
— JazzTimes
THIS IS NOT A MIRACLE
1. FIRST SORROW 03:05
2. WHERE DRY DESERT ENDS 04:18
3. THIS IS NOT A MIRACLE 04:08
4. THE CONCEPT OF DENSITY 02:55
5. SINKING GARDENS OF BABYLON 04:22
6. DEATH OF NIGER 03:43
7. EXPOSED TO FROST 03:27
8. EARTHLY CARRIAGE 06:55
9. AGE OF INNOCENCE 04:27
10. THE GRAIN MILL 04:59
11. WITHOUT THE LAWS 05:07

 

This Is Not A Miracle by FOOD

Released: 06.11.2015
ECM Records (ECM 2417)

Thomas Strønen -  drums, electronics, percussion, Moog, Fender Rhodes
Iain Ballamy - saxophones, electronics
Christian Fennesz - guitar, electronics

The British/Norwegian Food duo of Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen are joined again by Austrian guitarist and electronics player Christian Fennesz for a new album of powerful grooves, evocative textures and exploratory improvisation, sometimes hypnotically insistent, sometimes turbulent. The project was recorded with engineer Ulf Holand and mixed together with Manfred Eicher – the first time Eicher and Holand have collaborated since Nils Petter Molvaer’s Khmer, almost 20 years ago. Thomas Strønen describes the sound of This Is Not A Miracle as “heavier, dryer, connecting more with how we actually sound live.”

...the emotional depth of the saxophonist’s playing — with his debt to John Coltrane on full display — is the set’s most defining aspect.
— All Music ****