Kscope post-progressive sounds

Paul Draper - frontman of chart-topping art-rock band Mansun, collaborator on current albums by Steven Wilson and The Anchoress – recently released his debut album, ‘Spooky Action’.

Over lunch outside the South Bank Centre in London Paul explains to presenter Billy Reeves how the album almost got lost (to be replaced by the TV football highlights) why he loves Kscope, and which songwriting duo he and The Anchoress most resemble…

In this podcast:

Paul Draper

http://www.kscopemusic.com/pd

"Things People Want"

"Feeling my Heart Run Slow"

"Jealousy is a Powerful Emotion"

"The Inner Wheel"

Listen to more Kscope podcasts, which have recently featured The Pineapple Thief, White Moth Black Butterfly, Anathema, Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Blackfield + many more: http://www.kscopemusic.com/podcasts

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The 88th Kscope Podcast features a track from Paul Draper's forthcoming LP Spooky Action and a snippet of a forthcoming interview with the Mansun lynchpin, a track from Daniel Tompkins' (TesseracT/Skyharbour) side project White Moth Black Buttefly and a chat with the man himself.

Following are two exclusive first-listens: an instrumental track from Old Fire (The collaborative American-Gothic group lead by John Mark Lapham of The Earlies), and a track from the forthcoming The Pineapple Thief concert film featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/King Crimson) on drums!!

In This Episode:

Paul Draper – “No Ideas (feat. Steven Wilson)” (from Spooky Action Deluxe Version)

www.kscopemusic.com/pd

 

White Moth Black Butterfly – “The Serpent” (from Atone)

http://found.ee/AtoneAnnouncement

 

Old Fire – “Bloodchild (Instrumental Version)” (from Songs from the Haunted South)

www.kscopemusic.com/of

 

The Pineapple Thief – “Take Your Shot (Live @ Islington Assembly Hall)” (from Where We Stood)

www.kscopemusic.com/tpt

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Daniel & Vincent Cavanagh talk ‘The Optimist’

Anathema return with their 11th studio album: their darkest and boldest to date.

In this episode, host Billy Reeves and the two brothers talk healthy eating, sexy singing and time-signatures.

PLUS a spin of a track from the forthcoming Paul Draper LP…

 

In this episode:

Anathema

"Leaving it Behind"

"Can’t Let Go"

"Ghosts"

Go to: Anathema's artist page

 

Paul Draper

"Don’t Poke the Bear" (from Spooky Action)

Go to: Paul Draper's artist page

 

Porcupine Tree

"Nine Cats" (from On the Sunday of Life) HMV blue vinyl reissue

Go to: Porcupine Tree's artist page

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Kscope Podcast Eighty Six – The Top 10 Steven Wilson Songs

The Top 10 Steven Wilson songs selected by the Kscope Podcast presenter, Billy Reeves.

A very personal journey through Steven Wilson's musical path - interspersed with words of wisdom from the archive of conversations with Wilson.

Listen to the show to find out our presenter's song choice.

Learn more about progressive rock's legendary songwriter on his artist page - http://www.kscopemusic.com/sw

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2017 is just around the corner and it's going to be HEAVING with great Kscope records.

So, time to take stock and enjoy all the fayre from the last 12 months in Billy Reeves's end-of-term summation.

In an hour-long feast, swimming in gravy, we'll hear Paul Draper on his meeting with Kscope, The Anchoress on her meeting with Andy Summers, iamthemorning, fresh from winning the Progressive Music Award for Album of the Year, Bruce Soord on collaboration & Se Delan on cat adoption...

..news on next year's plans too...

Dedicated to all our listeners and a big kiss under the mistletoe to my mate Jerry Ewing, and all the staff at Team Rock.

Thanks for your ears!
Billy Reeves
Xx

IN THIS PODCAST:

Steven Wilson
Happiness III (from 4 1/2 and available on 7” single)
“a further gateway for newcomers ahead of what will surely be another magnum opus” Record Collector
www.kscopemusic.com/sw

The Anchoress
Confessions of a Romance Novelist (from Confessions of a Romance Novelist)
+ Interview
HMV’s Welsh Album of the Year
Limelight Award at the Progressive Music Awards
“Compelling” THE OBSERVER
www.kscopemusic.com/anc

Iamthemorning
Chalk and Coal (from Lighthouse)
+ Interview
ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the Progressive Music Awards
“Life affirming, beautiful, heavenly – a monumental album” Prog Magazine
www.kscopemusic.com/iatm

Se Delan
Shadow Box(ers)(from Drifter)
+ Interview
“Belinda Kordic’s voice – a soft, sensual, gossamer timbre – floats effortlessly over Greaves’ glorious, chiming guitar chords in much the same way that Elizabeth Fraser did with Robin Guthrie all those years ago in the Cocteau Twins.” God Is In The TV
www.kscopemusic.com/se

Old Fire
Bloodchild (from Songs from the Haunted South)
FOPP’s Album of the Month back in the summer
www.kscopemusic.com/of

The Pineapple Thief
In Exile (from Your Wilderness)
“An outstanding and astonishingly refreshing release”
10/10 POWERPLAY MAGAZINE
+ Interview
www.kscopemusic.com/tpt

Nosound
In Celebration of Life feat. Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema)(from Scintilla)
"Scintilla is proof Erra's apprenticeship is over. Welcome to the era of Erra." Prog Mag (UK)
www.kscopemusic.com/no

Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Kalypso (from the 2016 Kscope LP and CD Remaster of Twice Born Men)
www.kscopemusic.com/sbp

The Receiver
All Burn (NAO Remix) (from Air in the Embers)
Ohio dream-prog duo The Receiver release emotional remix collection Air in the Embers
www.kscopemusic.com/rec

TesseracT
Survival (Errai) (from Errai)
“It’s an opportunity to see the songs from a different angle and also a triumph to their dynamism that you don’t get with many artists.” – 4.5/5 Already Heard
www.kscopemusic.com/tes

Paul Draper
No Ideas feat. Steven Wilson (from EP ONE)
+ Interview
Friends Make the Worst Enemies (from EP TWO)
www.kscopemusic.com/pd

Coming soon in 2017...

Porcupine Tree ‘The Delerium Years 1991 – 1993’
9LP Box Set on 180g heavyweight vinyl
REMASTERED BY STEVEN WILSON
Release Date 27th January 2017, pre-order now
www.kscopemusic.com/pt

Blackfield ‘V’
Blackfield V sees a return to the full partnership that made the first two albums such firm favourites with fans, hinted at by the reprisal of the medicine bottle in the artwork from their first album.
www.kscopemusic.com/bf

Richard Barbieri ‘Planets + Persona’
New studio album from the Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboard maestro. His most sonically expansive work to date with an array of guest performers.
www.kscopemusic.com/rb

Paul Draper ‘Spooky Action’ details tbc...
“Striking and stirring: Draper’s debut solo LP, can’t come soon enough” PROG MAGAZINE
www.kscopemusic.com/pd

Anathema tbc...

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Paul Draper, once of top-of-the-chart guitar-monsters Mansun (now producer and co-writer of The Anchoress album), has released his second single, entitled EP TWO. Hear Paul in his kitchen on his return to making records, how both his album and the Anchoress’ second are coming along, and how to get Eb to C working in a 5-bar sequence!

We also catch up with Sam Healy from North Atlantic Oscillation and Sand; NAO have released a newly curated album of their best tracks, so Sam, being a self-contained sound-designer, interviewed himself.

Plus, Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief took his acoustic guitar on the road across the USA opening for Steven Wilson recently. We celebrate this tour with a TPT acoustic track and a small announcement.

And, talking of Steven, this podcast is your first chance to hear music from Blackfield V, his collaboration with Aviv Geffen and Alan Parsons of Abbey Road/Dark Side of the Moon/ Pilot fame.

Lastly, we have some music from The Anchoress and Iamthemorning (both award-winners this year) from the 'rare' part of their canon.

 

In this podcast:

Paul Draper –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/paul-draper/

Friends Make The Worst Enemies

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

Don’t You Wait, It Might Never Come

 

The Anchoress –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/the-anchoress/

Long Year (Acoustic Version)

 

North Atlantic Oscillation –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/north-atlantic-oscillation/

Glare

A Pill To Keep The Plane From Crashing (SAND)

 

Blackfield –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/blackfield

EP Montage - Family Man / How Was Your Ride / Sorrys

 

The Pineapple Thief –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/thepineapplethief/

Tear You Up (Acoustic)

 

Iamthemorning –

http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/iamthemorning/

Reprise of Light, No Light

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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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Music and chat from throughout a triumphant year at Kscope from

·         Steven Wilson

·         Gavin Harrison

·         Gazpacho

·         Katatonia

·         Bruce Soord

·         Anathema

·         TesseracT

·         The Receiver

·         Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Plus a couple of top tunes from Nordic Giants & Nosound

And … an exclusive snippet from the forthcoming Steven Wilson album.

Many thanks for your support, see you in 2016! Billy x (@TheBillyReeves @KscopeMusic on twitter)

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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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Welcome back to the Kscope podcast.  
NEW FRIENDS: Mercury music prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim have joined Kscope, and their new album ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’ is out right now! Meet Tim and Jana. 

OLD BUDDIES: There’s a brand new live album from Norway’s gentlemen of Prog Gazpacho hear Thomas’s ambitions for the ‘Night Of The Demon’ DVD. 

PLUS, the ultra-rare Sweet Billy Pilgrim remix of the Steven Wilson classic ‘Insurgentes

With your host @TheBillyReeves
also, follow @KscopeMusic on twitter

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