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    Cardiacs "Family" of bands/artists

    I know we touched upon some in the other Cardiacs thread, but I figured it would be easier to separate these two threads. So I'm thinking of bands/artists that have spawned as a result or have some sort of connection with Cardiacs/Tim i.e. Knifeworld, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Stars in Battledress, etc etc..........

    There seems to be a microcosm of music existing within these realms. So go right ahead and fire away. I guess I'll start with a cat named Sterbus who has crafted these two fine gems:




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    Knifeworld & NSRO are excellent.
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    Lots of great bands in the Cardiacs family. I'm a huge fan of Kavus Torabi's projects (eagerly awaiting the new Knifeworld!) and I also really enjoy what I've heard from the aforementioned Sterbus and NSRO. Still need to check out Stars in Battledress. I've heard a lot of good things about their latest album, so I think I'll get that one soon.

    William D. Drake's The Rising of the Lights, the only solo album of his that I have, is stellar.
    http://williamddrake.bandcamp.com/al...-of-the-lights

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    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone. Certainly my album of the year.
    Frank, you'd love it.

    This video is for a song from it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24AkYRuv5kE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone.
    Thanks for this, Kavus; I thought I wouldn't like it during the first minute or so but I got roped in by the interesting chord changes and great vocals. Pretty sweet stuff and I will definitely check out more from these two.

    As for your band, Knifeworld, this recent upload from the forthcoming album really tickles me and reminds me somewhat of Mike Keneally, guitar-wise. Great song, man!

    https://soundcloud.com/officialinsid...-world-we-love

    Off to check out Sterbus soon, Chalkpie.

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    Really impressed by that Stars in Battledress video! Will definitely be getting this album.

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    Just bought Stars In Battledress based on the video and Kavus reco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone. Certainly my album of the year.
    Frank, you'd love it.

    This video is for a song from it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24AkYRuv5kE
    That's what I'm talking about! Sir Kavus comes through! The Battledress brothers are going to owe you. I'll report back with my findings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone.
    Nice stuff.Ordered.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Chalky, I'll cover some of the stuff of their day and before that hasn't already been mentioned.

    Ring
    Ad Nauseum
    Panixsphere
    The Sound
    Stump
    Monsson Bassoon
    Pinhead Nation
    Levitation
    Sidi Bou Said
    The Shrubbies
    Zuno Men

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    If Kavus was a member of Cardiacs (si) and if being a member of Cardiacs makes additional things this person does a member of the Cardiacs 'family' of bands (apparently oui), then you should also include:

    Chrome Hoof
    Guapo
    Steve F.

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    Guapo and Chrome Hoof are musically unconnected though. I don't think anyone apart from Emmett and Chloe had actually heard Cardiacs in Chrome Hoof.
    Ditto Stump.
    I am friends with Kev from Stump and he told me he only heard Cardiacs pretty recently.

    Usually the bands would have played with Cardiacs and/or made records produced by Tim.
    See also Scaramanga Six and Oceansize and Lake Of Puppies.
    Also Wildhearts/ Ginger's many, many projects.

    Roughly speaking.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

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    Any time any one speaks to me about any musical project, the one absolute given is "it will not make big money". [tip of the hat to HK]

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    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    That Battledress track is super nice BTW. What sort of following do these lunatics have in the UK? (if that is even able to be quantified)

    Also, pretty unfamiliar with Oceansize, and they seem to have around 4 or 5 albums.....any worth checking out?

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    Really digging that Stars In Battledress album, thanks for the rec. Lots of cool stuff to check out in this thread.

    Kavus, are there any plans to reissue the Monsoon Bassoon stuff? Really like Knifeworld, so I'd love to give it a listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I'm listening to this now and they are reminding me alot of The Bevis Frond which is indeed a good thing! I think I might buy this...thanks for the rec!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    pretty unfamiliar with Oceansize, and they seem to have around 4 or 5 albums.....any worth checking out?
    Oh yes, particularly Frames and Everyone Into Position for me. Much love for Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up too

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Nice stuff.Ordered.
    I'm guessing that those who've just discovered Stars in Battledress will also appreciate Arch Garrison. also a duo featuring the same keyboard player as Stars in Battledress plus Craig Fortnum of NSRO.


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    Pardon me for being too obvious, but...The Sea Nymphs and Spratleys Japs are not-too-extended family. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/co...onate_friends/ is a pretty relevant disc for the subject matter at hand.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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    Without self-promoting too much....
    Last edited by Sterbus; 07-06-2014 at 08:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Pardon me for being too obvious, but...The Sea Nymphs and Spratleys Japs are not-too-extended family. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/co...onate_friends/ is a pretty relevant disc for the subject matter at hand.
    I basically consider those Cardiacs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone. Certainly my album of the year.
    Frank, you'd love it.

    This video is for a song from it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24AkYRuv5kE
    Great stuff, just ordered!

    How are they Cardiacs related besides being on your label Kavus? I am curious.

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    Tim produced the first album. They've played gigs with Cardiacs loads.
    James Larcombe mastered The Garage Concerts.
    They're one of Tim's all time favourite bands.
    Richard and James both play in William D Drake's band.
    Very much part of our freak show circle of close friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    Tim produced the first album. They've played gigs with Cardiacs loads.
    James Larcombe mastered The Garage Concerts.
    They're one of Tim's all time favourite bands.
    Richard and James both play in William D Drake's band.
    Very much part of our freak show circle of close friends.

    Ahhh, awesome.

    So glad to have you here to help us navigate thru the history of these sadly unknown and underrated bands Kavus.

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