Iain Ballamy: saxophones, electronics; Thomas Strønen: drums, electronics, percussion, Moog, Fender Rhodes ; Christian Fennesz: guitar, electronicsThe 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.All Music by Thomas Strønen and Iain BallamyRecorded June 2013Recording Engineer: Ulf HollandDDD
Actually recorded in 2013 and just now seeing release, why it's taken two years for this set of tunes to see the light of day is a mystery. Food has released several albums in the last few years ("Veggie"-'03, "Molecular Gastronomy"-'08, "Quiet Inlet"-'10, "Mercurial Balm"-'13), and include mainstays Thomas Stronen-drums/percussion/electronics/Moog/Fender Rhodes, and Iain Ballamy-saxes/electronics, either as a duo or wit..