[Review] Glutton – Eating Music

Glutton is a band of Experimental Rock, difficult to place within a genre because of its Jazzy, Progressive, Psychedelic and Post-Rock influences. All these styles are well-combined, giving life to a unique and mature sound, complicated and varied, never banal and that perfectly combines all its facets. Originating in Oslo, from 2013 to today they have released three albums, the last of which was “Eating music” released on May 24th for Apollon Records. The album is available in LP, CD and Digital Download and consists of 9 tracks of medium-long duration. The opener “Far away” begins with a syncopated and accelerated drum rhythm with a repeated guitar and bass riff inserted. An eclectic and expressive vocal enters and the track develops the theme, complex and elaborate. The bass lines are load-bearing and Jazzy, the guitar generates electrical fanfare and the drum has a rhythm that is linear and sometimes elaborate. In the central part the instrumental section shows the qualities of the band, which offers unpredictable and original cues, the wind instruments embellish the second part. The second track “Eating music 1” from the title to the album is a very short passage of 25 seconds characterized by a noise that introduces us to the next one. “The Tomb of the Unknown Ontonaut” begins with a rhythm with drum tom and vocals, before catapulting us into a retrò atmosphere. The Psychedelic references are palpable, then a time change exacerbates the solid riff guitar tonic and a good solo. Rhythm changes are continuous and the vocal is sliced ​​and acidic in a late 60s atmosphere, from the middle of the song the wind inserts embellish and take the sound to another level. The agility with which they make changes is remarkable, all supported by a penetrating bass and a drum with sophisticated rhythms. One of the best moments of the album for elaboration, structures remaining incisive and direct. “Eating music 2” is another passage with a long noise of about 2 minutes, which is the intro to the following song. An atmospheric intro with keyboards and acoustic guitar characterizes the beginning of “Pinhole”, with the entry of the vocal and the instruments the track comes to life. The vocal evolves between more aggressive and softer tones, while the music is an excellent combination of modern sounds with a retro touch. At times, it flows into the Post-Rock and the guitar draws a good solo at three quarters of the song before the return of the vocals and in the end the horns are also inserted on lower tones to emphasize the closure. “Eating music 3” also lasts about 2 minutes and continues with the last note of the previous song performed until the end. Another more cheerful choir on a keyboard melody characterizes the whole of “Future blue,” which develops on a powerful and electric guitar one minute. The keyboards continue to create the load-bearing inserts of the melody, halfway through an atmospheric change and then splendidly reworking the main theme. It is a more modern song in the form of a well-developed, smooth and immediate song. “Holes in time” starts with a guitar melody and the voice stratifies, then the song opens with the electric guitar with darker riffs. Well articulated, sometimes powerful and electric and with softer pauses with the most melodic vocal, even here the mix of the past and the present is well done. The final piece “Space & our hearts” starts where the previous one ends, and then develops with an atmospheric section. The electric shocks of guitar lead us to the end, a more avant-garde track than the previous ones and a good closure. An album that ranges from Prog sounds from the 70s to Jazz up to modern Post-Rock. The combination of different styles and influences succeeds well, highlighting the good compositional and executive technique of the band. A recommended listening for lovers of a more elaborate sound, even if it is still direct and incisive.


1. Far Away (09:47)
2. Eating Music 1 (00:25)
3. The Tomb of the Unknown Ontonaut (10:14)
4. Eating Music 2 (02:03)
5. Pinhole (07:14)
6. Eating Music 3 (01:50)
7. Future Blue (05:48)
8. Holes in Time (05:00)
9. Space & Our Hearts (07:26)


Eirik Ørevik Aadland / Guitars, Vocals
Jonas Eide Hollund / Drums, Vocals
Ola Mile Bruland / Bass

Trond Gjellum / Synthesizers, Percussion
Thomas Meidell / Samples, Synthesizers
Kari Rønnekleiv / Strings
Ole-Henrik Moe / Strings
Nikolai Haugseth / Horn Section
Simen Eifring / Horn Section
Are Reichelt Føreland / Horn Section

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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