By way of a teaser the band have released a four minute trailer taken from The Clockwork Universe…
“The Clockwork Universe is an album exploring the human experience of a complex world.
These are songs about people whose experience brings them into contact with a universe of science and learning, whether as a child (Prodigy), a neglected spouse (The Scientist’s Wife), young lovers (Library Song) or as a bystander confronted with the inexorable progress of industrialisation (Railway Time).
Two exquisite instrumental arrangements (Astrolabe, Orrery) bring to mind a bygone age of scientific exploration, and the candlelit solitude of the seeker.
The music is intelligent, substantial, dynamic and harmonically unconventional. Thieves’ Kitchen continues to display the inquisitiveness and sense of musical adventure seen in their previous album, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy.”
Amy Darby – Vocals
Thomas Johnson – Keyboards
Phil Mercy – Guitars
Paul Mallyon – Drums
Johan Brand – Bass
Anna Holmgren – Flute