Kye is proud to present the eponymous debut LP by Australia's Food Court. Centered around the core trio of James Rushford, Joe Talia and Francis Plagne - (alongside contributions from Yuko Kono, Chloë Smith, Alexander Garsden, Nat Grant, Simon Charles and Callum G'Froerer) - Food Court present two live interpretations of Solage's 'fumeux fume par fumee', driving the curious nature of the original composition into radical and extreme new open space. 'Food Court' arrives in a Karla Pringle designed full-color sleeve, with accompanying insert, in an edition of 400 copies.
"Fascinating set of realizations of late 14th Century French Composer Solage's "Fumeux fume par fumée" - trans. "The smoker smokes through smoke" - by the trio of James Rushford, Joe Talia, and Francis Plagne, issued in a fine-looking sleeve coated in temporally apropos Albrecht Dürer details. Written in the complex, linear ars subtilior style, the piece's chromaticisms are unusual for the period - its tessitura vocal parts here re-scored for a dovetailing unisons of Classical Guitar & Vibraphone, with the harmony parts played on what sounds like a stopped Reed Organ. Rife with pregnant pauses & the occasional audible bottle clink and/or page-turn, there's a seasick pacing to things, perfect for dealing with the Gobelins that plague your Sunday morning Absinthe hangover. I want to compare this to that Ksiezyc LP on Penultimate Press as there's maybe a parallel in their fine applications of proper musicianship to create something whose sole purpose is that of mood and/or evocation, but their energies couldn't be any more different." Mimaroglu