“It’s like that here. Each of us plays his music, and we have a frenzied show. We have people come up to us because they like the songs we play. It makes them laugh sometimes to see the cooks all of a sudden animated by the rhythm.”
Chef Inaki Aizpitarte’s focused, nuanced take on the lexicon of French technique is punctuated by stabs of wild innovation. His potluck playlist perfectly translates his approach into sound, reaching deeply into obscure French postpunk for a spiky, wiry collection of influences that’s not quite like anyone else in the world.