Episode 267: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2019

This is the 267th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is built around an interview with Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson, the creative core of the band Thieves’ Kitchen. They will be talking to me about their brand new album ‘Genius Loci’, which will also be this show’s feature album and therefore we’ll have three tracks from it, all exclusive previews. You’ll also hear non-Thieves’ Kitchen tracks chosen by Phil, Amy & Thomas, plus other music, including a track from the brand new album by Matt Baber; in short, you can expect a typically eclectic playlist. 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 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127.1 MB.

1. Uffington (10:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

Interview with Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson of Thieves’ Kitchen

2. Nuclear Burn (6:23) – Brand X (Taken from the album ‘Unorthodox Behaviour’; see www.facebook.com/OfficialBrandX/)

3. Formentera Lady (10:19) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘Islands’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

4. Refuge of the Roads (6:42) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Hejira; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

5. The Poison Garden (4:01) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

6. Orpheus (4:51) – David Sylvian (Taken from the album ‘Secrets Of The Beehive’; see www.davidsylvian.com/)

7. The True Meaning of Determination (9:23) – Dave Holland, Eric Harland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn (Taken from the album ‘Prism’; see daveholland.bandcamp.com/album/prism & daveholland.com/)

8. Hinna-Djulo (5:56) – Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Taken from the album ‘SOAR’; see www.catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com)

9. Mirie It Is (8:29) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

10. First Step (2:06) – All Traps On Earth (Taken from the album ‘A Drop of Light’; see alltrapsonearth.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alltrapsonearth/)

11. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time when I’ll be welcoming back another old friend to the studio, Richard Wileman, who will be joining us for an interview. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 175: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 3

This is the 175th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, & we’ve finally reached my favourite 10 albums of 2015, counting down from 10 to 1, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix but from 10 remarkable albums – the very best of the best of 2015, as far I’m concerned. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.5 MB.

1. The Magnet (6:07) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

2. Wasp In A Wig (6:16) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

3. Until All The Ghosts Are Gone (5:07) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

4. Our Days Are Numbered (8:36) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

5. Library Song (6:48) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

6. Railway Time (7:39) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

7. Mousse Roll (5:04) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

8. Kingdom (5:34) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

9. Starfire (8:47) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

10. Shinkansen (7:43) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

11. Once I Get Mine (5:40) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

12. All the Time We’re Given (7:59) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

13. I Heard them on the Harbor (5:55) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

14. Gilgamesh (R-Texas) (6:18) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

15. Distant Buzzing (3:27) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

16. Revere Reach (5:50) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

17. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

18. Pioneer (5:08) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

19. Desolation Song (6:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

20. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show with something rather different, providing a break from my review of 2015. I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 167: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2015

This is the 167th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and will be on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks – see the link for dates). Following last time’s belated Halloween special this time it’s more of a conventional show as we welcome back Phil & Amy Mercy of the band Thieves’ Kitchen, who will be talking about their brand new album, ‘The Clockwork Universe’, which is also the feature album for this show so there will be three tracks from that. The rest of the playlist features selections from me, Phil & Amy (plus band member Thomas) and represents a typically eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.86 MB.

1. Library Song (6:48) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

Interview with Phil & Amy Darby of Thieves’ Kitchen…

2. Of sparks and spires (12:50) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

3. Railway Time (7:39) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

4. So What (9:25) – Miles Davis (Taken from the album ‘Kind of Blue’; see www.milesdavis.com/)

5. Bind Us (2:30) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

6. In Circles (5:02) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

7. Buttons (4:52) – Pumajaw (Taken from the album ‘Becoming Pumajaw’; see www.pumajaw.co.uk/, pumajaw1.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pumajaw/)

8. If It All Comes Down To You (5:53) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

9. Prodigy (9:07) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘The Clockwork Universe’; see  thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

10. Brightstar (5:49) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

11. Exposition Universelle (4:29) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Exposition Universelle’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exposition-universelle & www.facebook.com/Orwell-groupe-français-51890889270/)

12. A Tale Untold (4:34) – Louise Le May (Taken from the album A Tale Untold’; see louiselemay.com/, folkwit.com/artists/louise-le-may & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-untold)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Phil & Amy Mercy. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. The next show will see my regular guest presenters, Rebsie & Daniel of Alchymical Muse, filling in for me, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 95: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2013

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.

Episode 68: A Long Track Special

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

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

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!).

Episode 31: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview Part 2

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.