Double Egg with Chips and Beans and a Tea

– Antique Seeking Nuns

Release date: 26th Sep 2006

Album tracklist:

1. Double Egg
2. Son of Cheese
3. Son of Bassoon
4. Shatner's Bassoon

About this album:

The incredibly creative writing and recording period for Mild Profundities had given rise to far more material than could be contained on a single EP. So the trilogy of Antique Seeking Nuns’ releases known as Triple Burst came into being as a conceptually integrated sequence of three Eps.

However, the major change with this release was the expansion of the band into a full-blown quartet giving the music a raw “rock” edge and spontaneity accentuated by the fact that all of the tracks were laid down in just a single day in April 2004.

Crunchy guitar and Fender Rhodes piano set the scene for the opening title track, which describes the recording process of Mild Profundities through the surreal filter of a riverside café meal along with a memorably soaring chorus melody. Gentle Giant loom large as an influence in the introduction, but the whole song has a distinctly ‘Canterbury’ feel to it that continues into Son of Cheese with its irresistible riff and ecstatic coda.

Then a sudden left turn plunges the listener into the realms of Debussy and Satie for the calm stillness of Son of Bassoon, a composition for solo piano that’s laced with subtle yet eerie field recordings.

Another left turn abruptly swings the music back to the Zappa influenced rhythms of the demanding instrumental Shatner’s Bassoon that ends with an epic guitar solo and a further mysterious message from the disembodied voices from Mild Profundities.

Featured review:

…this is a bright, witty, warm, and hugely entertaining release from a band not afraid to show off their dangerously unfashionable 1970s influences, but with enough compositional flair, musicianship and panache of their own, combined all-importantly with a rare sense of humour, to produce something new and interesting for the 21st Century. A truly delightful EP…

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