Episode 95: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2013

February 9, 2013 at 10:30 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 95th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a special edition of the show focusing on an interview with Phil Mercy and Amy Darby of the band Thieves’ Kitchen, largely to celebrate the release of the brand new album by the band, ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’, which is pretty much the feature album for this show. You’ll also hear a track off the brand new album by Guapo and some tracks chosen by different members of Thieves’ Kitchen. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.9 MB.

1. Complex #7 (4:47) – Guapo (Taken from the album History Of The Visitation; see www.guapo.co.uk/ & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/guapo.html)

2. Returglas (4:13) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’ ; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

Interview with Phil and Amy of Thieves’ Kitchen.

3. Of sparks and spires (12:50) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

4. Harryhausen (3:20) – Candidate (Taken from the album ‘Oxengate’; see www.candidatesite.co.uk/)

5. Playing At Gypsies (5:17) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album An English Arcanum; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/artist/TellingtheBees & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

6. The Weaver (4:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

7. May-Fly (3:51) – The Underground Railroad (Taken from the album ‘Through And Through’; see www.theundergroundrailroad.net/index.htm & www.facebook.com/TheUndergroundRailroadBand)

8. Lost In Germany (4:52) – King’s X (Taken from the album ‘King’s X’; see www.kingsxrocks.com/ & www.facebook.com/KingsXFanPage)

9. Beggar’s Blanket (2:56) – Esbjörn Svensson Trio (Taken from the album, ‘Tuesday Wonderland’; see www.est-music.com/)

10. Germander Speedwell (14:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

Many thanks to Phil and Amy for coming in to do the interview and for producing such a wonderful album. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. There should be a couple of new shows in March, including a preview of EppyFest, so I hope you’ll come back for those.

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Episode 68: A Long Track Special

August 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the 68th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is another of my occasional long track specials, so 10 tracks, all of them clocking in at seven minutes or more. The feature album is ‘The Water Road’ by the UK band Thieves’ Kitchen, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, spacey/ambient/psych rock, electronica, folky/classical music and different types of jazzy rock. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.96 MB.

1. The Successful Begin Sleepwalking (7:00) – Retic (Taken from the album Saturn Day Trajectory’; see www.facebook.com/reticface, phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=261521171, & www.cdbaby.com/cd/retictunes)

2. Om Tare (7:44) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & http://cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

3. Autumnal (16:23) – Mooch (Taken from the album ‘The Pagan Year’; see soundcloud.com/moochpalmer, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Mooch & www.ambientlive.com/ – you’ll need to scroll down the page to find the Mooch releases on the latter page)

4. New Breath (8:15) – A Troop Of Echoes (Taken from the album Days In Automation; see atroopofechoes.bandcamp.com/, www.last.fm/music/A+Troop+of+Echoes & www.myspace.com/atroopofechoes)

5. Chameleon (9:01) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & http://cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

6. Chimes (12:32) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

7. O Thou (7:12) –  firefly (Taken from the album, ‘Lightships’; see firefly1.bandcamp.com/album/lightships & www.myspace.com/fireflyburning)

8. Half Life (8:58) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/home.htmlwww.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock & jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

9. Letting Go (8:18) – Asaf Sirkis Trio (Taken from the album ‘Letting Go’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/asafsirkis5 & www.myspace.com/asafsirkis)

10. The Water Road (11:13) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & http://cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

Don’t forget, if you want to win a signed copy of Sanguine Hum’s ‘Diving Bell’ album you need to answer this question: Troopers For Sound is Sanguine Hum’s label but, TFS didn’t always stand for that and originally stood for three other words – what were they? You can send your guess either by leaving a comment on this show’s page or by going to the Eppy Gibbon Facebook group page: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9610769087

And you’ll be able to see Sanguine Hum, along with Knifeworld, William D Drake, Stars In Battledress, Redbus Noface, Arch Garrison, Thumpermonkey Lives!, Matt Stevens and Admirals Hard at Roast Fest: A day of beautiful, far out and unusual music. See www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/769.htm for more details.

Thanks to all the musicians who let their music be played on the show and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Not sure about the next episode yet… might be a normal show, or perhaps a Daniel & Rebsie stand-in show.

BTW, thanks to regular listener Tony Owen there is now an App for the Eppy Gibbon podcast show: to find it just type ‘Epileptic Gibbon App’ into Google… & don’t forget you can contribute to and comment on shows by joining the Eppy Gibbon Facebook group: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9610769087

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Episode 47: Listener’s Faves (for 3rd anniversary)

May 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the forty-seventh edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This is a very special show celebrating the third anniversary of this podcast, with the focus on the favourite acts played on the show over the last three years as voted for by you, the listeners. There’s no feature album this time around because we’re focusing solely on counting down the 19 favourite artists, bands and acts according to the number of votes they received. You’ll hear music from genres such prog rock, psych folk, jazz, electronica, chamber pop, folktronica, ambient, electroacoustic gothic, and virtually everything else in between from the US, Canada, and the UK. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 130 MB.

1. Almond Moon (3:51) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the forthcoming debut album ‘The First Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & www.myspace.com/alchymicalmuse)

2. Scorpio (7:50) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Constellations’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/kardaestra)

3. Tomorrow (1:58) – Mike Keneally (Taken from the album ‘Scambot 1; see www.keneally.com/, www.radiokeneally.com/www.myspace.com/mikekeneally)

4. Resolution #6 (4:16) – Mystified (I’m not quite sure where this track is currently available from but see the following sites for more details about Mystified’s music: www.macjams.com/artist/Mystified, www.icompositions.com/artists/Mystified)

5. Histories (4:31) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Ombra’; see  www.piasilvi.com/, www.myspace.com/piasilvi & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

6. Before The Common Era (5:24) – Deluge Grander (Taken from the album ‘The Form of The Good’; see www.delugegrander.com/ & www.myspace.com/delugegrander)

7. Eternal Optimist (6:33) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’ ; see www.froggcafe.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/froggcafe3)

8. Bateless Edge Promo (2:57) – Frogg Cafe (Promo sampler of their new forthcoming album ‘Bateless Edge’; see www.froggcafe.com/ & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

9. Foreign Aeroplanes Upset Sleeping Tirana (3:45) – Big Block 454 (Taken from their album ‘Bratislava’; see www.myspace.com/bigblock454uk & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BigBlock454)

10. Dewey-eyed, Then Dancing (5:36) – Bill Bruford’s Earthworks (Taken from the album ‘A Part, And Yet Apart; www.billbruford.com/)

11. Mustard Men (7:12) – The Future Kings of England (Taken from the album ‘The Fate Of Old Mother Orvis’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com & www.backwaterrecords.com)

12. It’s Only A Dream (Radio Mix) (4:21) – Fritz Doddy (Taken from the album ‘The Feeling Of Far’ ; see www.fritzdoddy.com, www.myspace.com/fritzdoddy & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/FritzDoddy)

13. Journey (5:53) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Now’; see www.jadewarrior.com/ & www.myspace.com/jadewarriormusic)

14. Enouvtement (4:32) – Miriodor (Taken from the album ‘Avanti!’; see www.miriodor.com, www.myspace.com/miriospace & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/miriodor.html)

15. Tacenda For You (9:34) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/, www.myspace.com/thieveskitchen & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ThievesKitchen)

16. The End Is Beautiful (7:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End Is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.myspace.com/echolyn)

17. Ointment For Flies (6:25) – Antique Seeking Nuns (Taken from the EP ‘Careful It’s Tepid; see http://troopersforsound.com/ & www.myspace.com/antiqueseekingnuns)

18. Dance to the Hills (5:01) – Luna Trick (Likely to be on the next Luna Trick album; see www.flowforth.com/ & www.myspace.com/luna.trick)

19. Rainboy (6:16) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘The Great Leap’; see www.bloodfish.com, www.myspace.com/phideaux & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Phideaux)

20. Salisbury Plain (3:40) – Rebsie Fairholm (Currently unavailable but likely to appear on the forthcoming limited edition English folk mini-album ‘Albion Mill’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/rebsiefairholm)

21. The Cursing Song (4:33) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RebsieFairholm & www.sonicspongecake.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who let me play their music and thanks to all you listeners too, particularly those of you who voted in this poll. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you’re not happy with the way the poll worked out, well I’ll probably do another one in another three years! I’m not exactly sure what the next episode is going to involve but there’s lots going on at the moment so expect something interesting in the not too distant future – coming up soon are some interviews, guest presenters, artists and bands that didn’t make the top 19 in the poll, a kosmiche music special,  and a cello special (seriously!).

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Episode 31: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview Part 2

August 11, 2009 at 10:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

This is the thirty-first edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition is the second of two shows focusing on the music of, and an interview with, members of the UK creative rock band Thieves’ Kitchen. There’s music from the third and fourth albums by Thieves’ Kitchen, adding up to over an hour of fascinating and varied music. This show focuses on music from the symphonic prog & Canterbury subgenres, but as usual we’re pushing at the edges of musical boundaries so just open your ears and listen. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about Thieves’ Kitchen.

Total running time: 1 hour and 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 78.5 MB.

1. Cardinal Red (6:35) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Shibboleth; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/, www.myspace.com/thieveskitchen & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen3)

Interview with Phil Mercy and Amy Darby of Thieves’ Kitchen

2. Spiral Bound (4:58) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Shibboleth; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/, www.myspace.com/thieveskitchen & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen3)

3. Tacenda For You (9:34) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

4. Plath Inspired Demo (2:26) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Demo track for ‘The Water Road’ album; not commercially available)

5. The Water Road (11:13) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

Thanks yet again to Phil and Amy for coming in to do the interview, to my engineer without whom the interviews would not happen, and to you the listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when you’ll hear an interview with Stephen Lambe, co-organiser of the Summer’s End festival, as we look towards to the fifth year of this excellent UK music festival.

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Episode 30: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview Part 1

August 3, 2009 at 1:23 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

This is the thirtieth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition is the first of two shows focusing on the music of, and an interview with, members of the UK creative rock band Thieves’ Kitchen. There’s music from the first three albums by Thieves’ Kitchen, adding up to over an hour of fascinating and varied music. This show focuses on music from the symphonic prog & Canterbury subgenres, but as usual we’re pushing at the edges of musical boundaries so just open your ears and listen. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about Thieves’ Kitchen and the other artists featured. The second part of the interview will be available later this month.

Total running time: 1 hour and 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 72.58 MB.

1. Dead Cheese (3:24) – Antique Seeking Nuns (Taken from the third Nuns EP ‘Careful It’s Tepid’ which has just recently been released; see www.tfsrecords.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/antiqueseekingnuns)

2. The Picture Slave (5:01) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Shibboleth; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/, www.myspace.com/thieveskitchen & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen3)

Interview with Phil Mercy and Amy Darby of Thieves’ Kitchen

3. Time (7:18) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen1)

4. Escape (13:36) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Argot’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen2)

5. Cardinal Red (6:35) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Shibboleth; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen3)

6. Thanks For The Mammary (3:28) – Asparagus Apocalypse (Available as a free download via www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon)

Thanks to Phil and Amy for coming in to do the interview, to my engineer without whom the interviews would not happen, and to you the listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when you’ll hear the second part of this interview.

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Episode 22: Best of 2008 part 2

January 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

This is the twenty-second edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is the second of two ‘Best of 2008′ specials, with well over an hour of some of the best tracks from 2008. There is no feature album this time because I’m focusing on my 13 favourite albums from 2008, but there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, Canterbury, folk rock, electronica, chamber pop, ambient, jazz rock fusion and general strangeness. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist. Total running time:  1 hour and 59 minutes. Downloaded file is 109.2 MB.

1. Love No Mew (1:58) – Arik Hayat (Taken from the album ‘Doing Life’; see http://www.archive.org/details/DoingLife_456 where you can download the entire album for free)

2. Vehicles (6:38) – Braintoy (Taken from the album ‘Vehicles’; see www.braintoy.net/ or www.myspace.com/braintoy)

3. Foreign Aeroplanes Upset Sleeping Tirana (3:45) – Big Block 454 (Taken from the album ‘Bratislava (An Investigation By Big Block 454)’; see www.myspace.com/bigblock454uk or cdbaby.com/cd/bigblock454)

4. Non Error Minor (3:55) – Luctone (Taken from the ‘Luctone EP’ ; see www.myspace.com/luctone)

5. The misplay (4:33) – Nosound (Taken from the album ‘Lightdark’ ; see www.nosound.net)

6. Clouds? Or Smoke? (6:31) – Ex Reverie (Taken from the album ‘The Door Into Summer’ ; see www.myspace.com/artist/exreverie)

7. Chakra Kahn (5:57) – Birds And Buildings (Taken from the album ‘Bantam to Behemoth’ ; see www.myspace.com/birdsandbuildings)

8. In Tongues (3:30) – Nunbient (Taken from the album ‘One’ ; see www.tfs.co.uk or www.myspace.com/nunbient)

9. Love Is Pure (6:55) – Mercury Rev (Taken from the album ‘Strange Attractor’ ; see www.mercuryrev.com)

10. Billy Evil (3:41) – Howl (Taken from the album ‘Party’; see www.myspace.com/badband69)

11. Lost Boys (7:05) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Now’ ; see www.jadewarrior.com)

12. London to Shanghai via Chipping Norton (5:01) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album ‘British Summer Time‘; see www.s-club.co.uk/)

13. A Boy and A River (6:11) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com or http://cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

14. I Scared (7:38) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com or http://cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

15. Chameleon (9:01) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ or http://cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

16. The Water Road (11:13) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Water Road’; see www.thieveskitchen.co.uk/ or http://cdbaby.com/cd/thieveskitchen4)

Thanks as always to all the musicians who helped to make 2008 such a great year and to all the listeners who have helped this show go from strength to strength. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when we’ll be ‘back to normal’ plus there will be an interview with Karda Estra.

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