A sublime listening experience of superior reggae music - This essential deluxe edition of ‘Night Food’ features an astonishing 11 previously unreleased works & outtakes, never made the final cut. Comprising Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, the Heptones first burst onto the Jamaican music scene with a series of sublime rock steady and reggae classics recorded for Coxson Dodd’s celebrated Studio One enterprise. By the mid-70s, the trio were regularly recording for Harry Johnson at his studio in Kingston, having scored big with the producer with ‘Book Of Rules’, a highlight of the 1972 cult movie classic, ‘The Harder They Come’. Working at Harry J’s, the group cut enough material for two albums, although only 10 of the tracks were ultimately selected to comprise the new LP, which in March 1976 saw issue as ‘Night Food’.
The French saxophonist Christophe Monniot and Hungarian master keyboards Emil Spanyi, Ozone created in 2006 as a duo. Recently, with drummer John Quitzke and the excellent Hungarian bassist Matyas Szandai the Ozone quartet named Acoustyle Quartet, played on the stage of Lopus Jazz Club in November 2014 and mesmerized the audience. The addition of the rhythm section was like an organic evolution of symbiosis between ten years and Monniot Spanyi and the result was a mature program with a dense texture and a brilliant balance of composition and improvisation.
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.
"Food for Thought" was Pink Cream 69's fifth studio album, released in 1997. With the departure of Andi Deris, his replacement David Readman didn’t exactly endear himself to old school Pink Cream 69 fans with Change and on Food For Thought he didn’t win them over yet again. It wasn’t until Electrified when the band became a lean melodic hard rock machine that surpassed even the Deris years, but that is for another story on another day. The music on Food For Thought is a more refined mix of their old sound, melodic hard rock, and modern influences like grunge and alternative stylings.