Cardiacs and related

"North Sea Radio Orchestra (generally abbreviated to NSRO) is an English contemporary music ensemble and cross-disciplinary chamber orchestra (plus chorus).

The NSRO was set up mainly as a vehicle for the compositions of its musical director...

This is the only solo album by Cardiacs main-man, Tim Smith. It is truly a solo album, as Tim plays all instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, etc) except for Sarah Smith who joins him on saxes on one track!

Originally released in 1995...

Another great Cardiacs-associated release, saved from the gathering dustbin of impossible to find...

"Spratleys Japs was a British psychedelic rock band formed by Cardiacs leader Tim Smith and Joanne Spratley. The band is known to have been...

I had been hearing about this band for some time and now their album is out on Kavus Torabi's label. This is a surprising and quite great album of 'funny rock music' (Kavus' quote). Honestly, this album requires and deserves more listenings than I have...

The relationship of this, Kavus' solo debut, to Knifeworld is not dis-similar to Chameleon In The Shadow Of The Night's relationship to Pawn Hearts. One would not exist in the same way without the other, it is similar in a lot of ways, but very different as well.

"Solar Divination is the debut EP from Knifeworld/ Gong frontman Kavus Torabi. Written, performed and produced by Torabi 'Solar Divination' is as profoundly psychedelic as you would expect.
Three otherworldly, spellbinding and...

Kavus Torabi (Cardiacs, Guapo, Knifeworld and the man behind the Believers Roast label) put on a one day festival featuring many of the best of London's modern progressive/unusual rock bands. All tracks here are not available elsewhere and this is a...

"Exquisite Corpse is a method by which a collection of images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence until finally the whole completed picture is revealed. This technique invented by the Surrealists is similar...