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Kscope Podcast Ninety One – Lunatic Soul and The Pineapple Thief Special

Featuring alluring interviews with Mariusz Duda, Bruce Soord and Darran Charles.

Lunatic Soul is the solo project of Mariusz Duda, the creative force behind one of Europe’s biggest rock bands: Riverside. Fractured is the fifth Lunatic Soul album; a personal catharsis following the death of his father and of band member Piotr Grudzinski, working through moving on and offering guidance to others in the same situation. Mariusz states that it's the first LS album that can be listened to "in the day as well as the night".

The Pineapple Thief have released their new concert film Where We Stood, recorded at their sold-out London show on the Your Wilderness tour and boasting performances from Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums and Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar. The Welsh hardened industrial rockers recently signed to Kscope for their new album Faced With Rage – and our presenter caught both Darran and Bruce Soord whilst on tour together for a chat about both albums.

Plus a track from one of Britain’s most significant songwriters Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema from his transcendental new solo album Monochrome.

In This podcast:

Lunatic Soul

"Moving On"

"A Thousand Shards of Heaven"

"Red Light Escape"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/ls

Godsticks

"Hard to Face"

"Guilt"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/god

The Pineapple Thief

"Show a Little Love"

"No Man's Land"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/tpt

Daniel Cavanagh

"This Music"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/dc

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Kscope Podcast Ninety – Tangerine Dream and White Moth Black Butterfly Special

In this episode - some big announcements with some big names.

TANGERINE DREAM, the group that invented kosmiche, have a new LP coming out on Kscope. Edgar Froese has, sadly, joined the cosmic jokers in the sky, but he left instructions behind for his bandmates: we hear from Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss on the creation of the new album and the political & societal conditions that helped formed the music of TD and their contemporaries.

DANIEL TOMPKINS, the singer of one of the UK’s biggest Progressive metal bands (Kscope’s TesseracT) invites presenter Billy Reeves to Mansfield in the coal-mining heartland of Nottinghamshire to talk about the disciplines of a professional singer and his new album as WHITE MOTH BLACK BUTTERFLY.

ANATHEMA are in the middle of a world tour but took time out to pick up their PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR in London recently. To celebrate, there’s a new video for "Can’t Let Go" – and a video for guitarist/songwriter DANIEL CAVANAGH’s new solo track "The Exorcist" from his forthcoming LP Monochrome, we’ll hear snippets from both plus a snippet of LUNATIC SOUL’s new album, the talented creation by MARIUSZ DUDA , the bassist of one of Europe’s most influential groups RIVERSIDE.

In this episode:

White Moth Black Butterfly

http://www.kscopemusic.com/wmbb

"Atone"

"Tempest"

"Evelyn"

 

Anathema

http://www.kscopemusic.com/ana

"Can't Let Go"

 

Daniel Cavanagh

http://www.kscopemusic.com/dc

"The Exorcist"

 

Lunatic Soul

http://www.kscopemusic.com/ls

"Anymore"

 

Tangerine Dream

http://www.kscopemusic.com/td

"Tear Down the Grey Skies"

"It is Time to Leave When Everyone is Dancing"

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Kscope Podcast Eighty Five - A Live Special

 

The 2017 live shows from Kscope's touring artists.

 

Starting with Anathema (which gives us an excuse to play ‘Springfield’ from the new album ‘The Optimist’ which is due on June 9th).

And continuing with show dates and sounds from: Blackfield, Richard Barbieri, Paul Draper, The Anchoress, Katatonia, Gong, Nordic Giants, Iamthemorning, Gazpacho & TesseracT.

 

Music featured in this podcast:

 

Anathema

"Springfield"

 

Blackfield

"Family Man"

 

Richard Barbieri

"Unholy"

 

Paul Draper

"Don't You Wait, It Might Never Come"

 

The Anchoress

"What Goes Around"

 

Katatonia

"Decima"

 

Gong

"Model Village"

 

Nordic Giants

"Illuminate"

 

Iamthemorning

"Sleeping Pills"

 

Gazpacho

"Choir Of Ancestors"

 

TesseracT

"Tourniquet"

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Kscope Podcast Eighty FourA Richard Barbieri Special

Richard Barbieri, keyboard innovator and soundscape creator, has a stellar new album out on Kscope entitled Planets + Persona.

Kscope Podcast 84 reveals Richard's recording process, including mixing his wife’s voice as a Mellotron, iPods and, obviously, the duality of good and evil…

PLUS live details of upcoming shows by The Anchoress, Paul Draper, Tesseract and one from Barbieri himself at 9 in the morning. Bring croissants, Birmingham…

 

Featured in this Podcast:

 

Richard Barbieri

"Solar Sea"

"Shafts of Light"

"Solar Storm"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/rb

 

Paul Draper

"Friends Make The Worst Enemies (acoustic version)"

http://www.kscopemusic.com/pd

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Happy 2017!

Kscope Podcast 82 is one for fans of Japan, abstract beauty, Porcupine Tree and seven-inch singles.

Mick Karn’s latter years were very fertile, and Kscope continues its re-release of Japan’s late bassist's 21st century masterpieces: we’ll hear 4 tracks from 4 albums, and memories from his bandmate and school chum Richard Barbieri. This gives Billy Reeves an excuse to play a track from the Barbieri/Jansen live concert album (featuring Steven Wilson on guitar) and a chance to chat with Mr Barbieri about his new record, Planets + Persona

PLUS, from the new Porcupine Tree box set, a rare-as-hen’s-teeth cassette demo from way back and, as The Pineapple Thief are on tour (with Porcupine Tree’s drummer Gavin Harrison) we’ll finish with an exclusive play of TPT’s new 7” - a duet with The Anchoress

 

IN THIS PODCAST:

Mick Karn

"Ashamed to be a Part of Them" (from The Concrete Twin)

"The Wrong Truth" (from Three Part Species)

"Wishy Washy Wishing" (from More Better Different)

"Latin Mastock" (from Each Eye A Path)

www.kscopemusic.com/mk

 

Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri

"Sleepers Awake" (from Lumen)

www.kscopemusic.com/rb

 

Richard Barbieri

"Newfoundland" (from Planets + Persona)

www.kscopemusic.com/rb

 

The Pineapple Thief

"Fend For Yourself feat. The Anchoress" (from the Fend For Yourself single)

www.kscopemusic.com/tpt

 

Porcupine Tree

"Radioactive Toy" (Original Demo Cassette Version from The Delerium Years 1991 -1993 9LP box set)

www.kscopemusic.com/pt

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It’s an Autumnal feel this month with Kscope Podcast Episode 79, featuring:

Catherine Anne Davies, professionally known as The Anchoress, talking about and playing tracks from the new expanded edition of the award-winning ‘Confessions of a Romance Novelist’...

Sweet Billy Pilgrim, a track from the Mercury Music prize nominated, Sunday Times album of the week ‘Twice Born Men’ which has been granted the Kscope re-release treatment...

Award-winning songwriter Elliot Smith is covered by gorgeous synthphonic duo The Receiver

…And, go on then; about a minute from the new Gong album, from sister label Madfish

PLUS some Paul Draper (once of Mansun) news…

In this podcast:

The Anchoress -

(Limelight Award winner at the Progressive Music Awards 2016 and nominated for the Welsh Music Prize)

- You And Only You (feat. Paul Draper) 

- Bury Me (acoustic)

- Waiting to Breathe

www.kscopemusic.com/theanchoress

The Receiver -

- Between the Bars (Elliott Smith cover)

www.kscopemusic.com/rec

 

Sweet Billy Pilgrim -

- Truth Only Smiles

www.kscopemusic.com/sbp

 

...and on our sister label Madfish

Gong release new album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!'

- Rejoice! (clip)

www.madfishmusic.com/gong

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Hello and welcome to the first Kscope Podcast of 2016.

 

PLENTY going on at the label this year!

 

We start with an introduction to Catherine Anne Davies PhD, Simple Minds’ keyboardist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, PKA as The Anchoress for her debut album out now on Kscope,‘Confessions of a Romance Novelist’ – which is “sneaking big ideas past the listeners of daytime radio” (Q Magazine).

 

Some of the LP was co-produced and written with Mansun’s creative force Paul Draper (Catherine is currently helping Paul with his first solo album) so we’ll hear how the two met - as well as Catherine’s forthright opinions on gender in rock.

 

PLUS a track from the current album from Steven Wilson AND an update on the current Kscope artists on tour.

 

IT’S ALL HAPPENING!

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Kscope Podcast 69 features an interview with and music from Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief.
After 10 albums as TPT Bruce has made a beautiful “threadbare epic” solo album and it’s out now. The songs were recorded in and influenced by growing up in a classic, small, isolated English town, and how both writer and the town have changed in recent times.
Plus the first new music in 17 years from Richard Barbieri & Steve Jansen(once of Japan), Anathema live in Liverpool Cathedral (a lead vocal from the wonderful Lee Douglas) and a track from the forthcoming The Anchoress album where Catherine Ann Davies is joined on vocals by Paul Draper from Mansun.
AND some Steven Wilson news…
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Welcome to the Kscope Podcast vinyl special.

Vinyl sales are on the up according to the latest music industry report* - it seems an increasing number of music fans are craving a tangible product with original artwork and high quality audio; the format has experienced a major revival in the last few years with worldwide sales increasing from 3.1 million in 2006 to over 23 million last year - we’ve always been keen on premium vinyl records with big statement artwork over at Kscope, as you know, it suits our artists and fans.

 

As well as the beautiful vinyl LPs already released on Kscope and new ones to come, the label is currently going through many reissue projects remastering and rereleasing many fan favourite albums from artists’ catalogues which either hadn’t been released before on vinyl, or are new to Kscope…you’ll hear a few of them here.

 

Check out the Kscope Heavyweight LP catalogue via the Kscope Store: www.kscopemusic.com/vinyl

 

 

 

TRACKS:

Crippled Black Phoenix – ‘We Forgotten Who We Are’ (from I, Vigilante

Mick Karn - All You Have’ (from Three Part Species)

Mick Karn - ‘Never Thought’ (from More Better Different

Mick Karn - ‘The Salmon of Knowledge’ (from Each Eye a Path)

Lunatic Soul – ‘Out on a Limb’ (from Lunatic Soul

Gazpacho - ‘Mary Celeste’ (from March of Ghosts

The Pineapple Thief - ‘137’ (from 137)

 

  *http://we.tl/p5Kjefz8Op (pp38/39)

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Episode 65 is the 2015 Summer Special!

New releases from Steven Wilson and Tesseract,

Music, video news and tour news from The Pineapple Thief and Sweet Billy Pilgrim,

A striped-back Anathema track and a full-blown closer from The Receiver.

Plus, a reminder to VOTE KSCOPE in the Progressive Music awards

Grab a sorbet!

Vote in the Progressive Music Awards here http://awards.prog.teamrock.com/

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