Monday, 12 November 2007

Back in the studio

Back in the studio yesterday for some more recording. Phil and Thomas from Thieves Kitchen popped in for a listen. Their shortly-to-be-released album sounds very interesting.

I asked Thomas who else he had played for as Phil had mentioned he had done some previous recording and he said, 'oh, I used to be in this band in Sweden called Anglagard .'

'What??!!' I replied whilst falling off the studio couch.

I've been hunting for the two Anglagard albums for several months as I've heard that they were essential listening.

According to the Anglagard website, Thomas is taking a PHD in theoretical fusion plasma physics at Oxford. If I had known that yesterday I would, of course, have entered into a detailed and informed discussion with Thomas about nuclear stuff which would certainly have moved his PHD forward by some years. As it was, I spent most of my time trying to blag one of those rare Anglagard CD's from him.

Unfortunately, he hadn't got any copies either.

11 comments:

Leo said...

Hi Greg,

I have all their album and I can make you a copy if you want.

Cheers,

Leo

Twelve Stones said...

Leo, that would be hugely appreciated. Do you have the BBT address (it's on the CD covers)?

Cheers

Greg

Barrie Sillars said...

Good to see Thieves Kitchen making a new album. Their last, "Shibboleth" was very good indeed.

I can vouch for the Anglagard albums, classics without a doubt. I think I have some spare copies of both studio albums as I upgraded to the digipack versions a few years back. If Leo does the business then ok, otherwise let me know and I will look them out and send them to you.

Twelve Stones said...

Thanks Barrie - again, greatly appreciated.

Best wishes

Greg

Nager said...

These Videos give a pretty good impression of what Änglagård is about.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MjEdaS1TPl0 - Höstsejd Part 1
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RtlKTFx7Vz0 - Höstsejd Part 2

Btw. LOVE The Difference Machine. I'm a recent convert. Can't wait for English Electric.

Twelve Stones said...

Thanks for the YouTube links - they sound even better than I'd hoped.

Cheers

Greg

Anonymous said...

Greg,

I will make a copy of their three album tonight and sent them off to you tommorow.

leo

Leo said...

Hi Greg,

Hybris, Epilog and Buried Alive are on your way! Hope you enjoy these masterpieces!

Leo

Twelve Stones said...

Thank you Leo - the CD's have arrived safely - really appreciated.

Take care

Greg

Leo said...

Hi,

And....? whats your opinion of Anglagards music?

Leo

Twelve Stones said...

I am hugely impressed - the music, performances and production are all of the highest quality. What a band!

Cheers

Greg