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.


1 Comment

  1. sonnyjim said,

    Smashing show, Eppy! Very, very nice to get an historical overview of the band and hear their development in such a tidy dose. I was particularly taken with Phil Mercy’s take on computer sequencing as a tool for ‘rediscovering’ complexity in instrumental lines (and, I suppose, composition in general).
    I’m very much looking forward to Part 2 of this interview; thanks for making this show. And for making it free!



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