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    Thieves' Kitchen - Genius Loci

    Looks like there is a new TK album coming out on the 23rd. Don't really know anything about it except what's on their page (https://thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/), but I preordered it anyway. Figured others here might want to know about it.
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    That's excellent news! I felt 'Clockwork Universe' (which I just listened to the other day) was their crowning achievement so far, love their symph meets Canterbury sound, loved every track on that album. Not very often a band can have such good musicianship, composition, and vocals all at the same time. Definite autobuy for me!

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    Thanks for the update. Love this band. They remind me of National Health (one of my favorite bands). I will order this without hearing a note as I know this will be awesome.

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    Awesome! The Clockwork Universe was a wonderful CD, so I’m definitely looking forward to this.

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    I'm in as well.

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    Very exciting to hear! I also loved Clockwork Universe, actually just spun it the other day. I'm definitely in for this new one!

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    Looking forward to it. Have loved everything they've done so far.
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    At 75 years old with way too much music in my house already for one so chronologically challenged, I'm down to about 6-8 autobuy bands, and for the last year or so, and continuing until I'm horizontal, that's ALL I buy now.

    I will buy this.
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    They have confirmed the line-up is the same as the last album, so in addition to Phil, Amy, and Thomas, it will be Johan Brand, Anna Holmgren, and Paul Mallyon.

    Three songs from the new album, and an interview, can be heard on this podcast: http://epilepticgibbon.co.uk/ (total time 2+ hours).
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    Electronic Meditation on www.ckcufm.com archived shows: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/462/...tml?filter=all

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    Great news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    At 75 years old with way too much music in my house already for one so chronologically challenged, I'm down to about 6-8 autobuy bands, and for the last year or so, and continuing until I'm horizontal, that's ALL I buy now.

    I will buy this.
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    It was a lovely surprise to read this news earlier this week. I’m very much looking forward to this one. I’ve been a firm fan since The Water Road, which I still play often, and also really love The Clockwork Universe.

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    Great band!!! And there's the West County thing - anything from Swindon is clearly okay in my book.

    I asked Andy Partridge if he was a fan. He was not. (To be fair he had heard of them but hadn't actually heard them...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Great band!!! And there's the West County thing - anything from Swindon is clearly okay in my book.

    I asked Andy Partridge if he was a fan. He was not. (To be fair he had heard of them but hadn't actually heard them...)
    But he had heard of them! That's clearly a baby step in the right direction!

    Cool you've been on speaking terms with Andy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Great band!!! And there's the West County thing - anything from Swindon is clearly okay in my book.

    I asked Andy Partridge if he was a fan. He was not. (To be fair he had heard of them but hadn't actually heard them...)
    Which is hilarious considering the fact that Tomas, Johan and Anna probably have never heard of XTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roth-Handle Studios View Post
    Which is hilarious considering the fact that Tomas, Johan and Anna probably have never heard of XTC.
    Really? I'm surprised. Granted, you've played with them, so you'd know. But still, they're fairly eclectic musicians - most proggers are, because they have to be - and XTC are a medium-important band of fantastic pop craftsmen.

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    XTC were apparently never popular in their hometown. Partridge lamented that Swindonites never forgave the band for breaking out of the local factory grind. Then again, XTC's profile in the UK has been low in general since the English Settlement era.

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    Just got my disc today. Only have had time for a quick listen and it sounds great. Will devote time tomorrow for an uninterrupted listen.

    Anyone else want to share their thoughts on this release?

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    Showed up in my mailbox yesterday.

    Haven't had a chance to listen to the whole thing yet but I played three of the tracks on the show last night: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/112/44958.html
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    Electronic Meditation on www.ckcufm.com archived shows: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/462/...tml?filter=all

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    I've listened once through. Sounds wonderful, as expected. A great symph-canterbury blend. The 20-minute epic is on first listen, as good or better than anything they've done. A really great piece of music. The last one, Mirie It Is, is among their most beautiful. Solid throughout.

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    Hey, guys.
    Just to let you know, the new album is now available for download from Bandcamp.

    https://thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/

    Those that wish to preview the new material can do so there.
    A big thank you to everyone for the lovely feedback, so far.
    It's clearly a release that has touched many.

    Take it easy,
    Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squ1ggle View Post
    Hey, guys.
    Just to let you know, the new album is now available for download from Bandcamp.

    https://thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/

    Those that wish to preview the new material can do so there.
    A big thank you to everyone for the lovely feedback, so far.
    It's clearly a release that has touched many.

    Take it easy,
    Phil.
    I was checking out every now and then to no avail. So good news.

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    My favorite track could be 'Uffington' (track 2) The chord progressions are fabulous. Complex and listenable at the same time. The opening track, 'Eilmer' too is a favorite. Love the Canterbury feel of both these tracks.

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    Great album, and a truly unique musical proposition, instantly identifiable. Somewhere between melodic, symphonic rock and laid-back, canterbury fusion with a folk flavor coming from the beautiful vocals. There is a nostalgic monotony that permeates the whole album which creates an hypnotic effect. At first this bothered me, but very soon I found myself being absorbed into its melancholic atmosphere. There are no sudden breaks or outbursts here, the group keeps on its own path with devotion right to the very end (the closer Mirie It Is is stunningly beautiful).

    Musicianship is excellent, I really enjoyed the bass parts (I believe it's the good old Rickenbacker there).

    Bought the download file from Bandcamp, it came a bit pricey, more than 10euros, as all music that I buy from UK. I am not sure for the reason.

    I believe this album will find a lot of friends here.

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