Back in the early 2000’s the whole ‘post-genre’ thing was starting to kick off. We’d had The Avalanches’ Since I Left You, Gorillaz were the cool new thing and Animal Collective’s golden period was just around the corner. A less well-known but no less important addition to the stable was The Books’ 2002 debut LP Thought For Food. The manner in which the duo of Nick Zammuto and Paul De Jong applied the cut-and-paste electronics of Oval to a sort of alien-folk songwriting style was, and remains, highly original. Following on from its appearance in scores of those ‘Best of the Decade’ lists, Thought For Food now gets the reissue treatment courtesy of Temporary Residence.