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Songs From a Padded Envelope is a music and culture podcast which unearths lost demo tapes and the hears the stories of the people behind them.

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Songs From a Padded Envelope is a music and culture podcast which unearths lost demo tapes and the hears the stories of the people behind them.

    Episode #48: Gabriel Prokofiev

    Episode #48: Gabriel Prokofiev

    Welcome to episode #48 of Songs From a Padded Envelope! Our guest for this episode is classical composer and music producer, Gabriel Prokofiev.
    Gabriel joined us from his home in London and took us through some brilliantly insightful and engaging stories from across his creative life, as well as sharing a demo and completed version of one of his compositions.
    This was a great conversation and we definitely recommend taking some time to explore Gabriel's work and his fantastic Radio 3 programme: The Electronic Century.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx
    https://www.gabrielprokofiev.com/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000r39k

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #47: Paul Richards / Heavy Load (Brighton, UK)

    Episode #47: Paul Richards / Heavy Load (Brighton, UK)

    As you might be able to pick up from the intro, this is an episode about which we are really excited. Paul Richards and his former band, Heavy Load, encapsulates so much of what unfettered creativity is about and present it in the most glorious of ways.
    Please check out the links below as they lead to some hugely important initiatives and a chance to delve into the music of the wonderful, Heavy Load.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx
    Stay Up Late
    Gig Buddies
    Heavy Load Music

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #46: Julian Lynch / Real Estate (Madison, WA, USA)

    Episode #46: Julian Lynch / Real Estate (Madison, WA, USA)

    Welcome to episode #46 of Songs From a Padded Envelope with our guest, Julian Lynch.
    Julian is a prolific musician, composer in his own right, as well as playing guitar for Real Estate. This conversation takes in all of this, along with some really fascinating conversation around his work as an ethnomusicologist.
    Sincere thanks to Julian for making time to speak with us. You can click on the links below to check out his work along with the finished version of the song, 'Also a But', for which two demo versions appear at the end of this episode.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx
    'Also a But' - Real Estate
    Julian Lynch on Bandcamp
    Julian Lynch - Website

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode #45: Sigmund Zachariassen / Koboykex (Faroe Islands)

    Episode #45: Sigmund Zachariassen / Koboykex (Faroe Islands)

    Back to the Faroe Islands for Episode #45 and some laid back country vibes courtesy of Sigmund Zachariassen and his band, Koboykex.
    Siggy, who is also the guitarist for friends of the podcast, Joe and the Shitboys, joined us from his home to share some more insights into the creative scene of the Faroes and an approach to making music which is as inspiring as it gets. Lovely stuff.
    Big thanks to Siggy - check out links to some of his work and the projects we discuss in this episode.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx
    Koboykex on Soundcloud
    Koboykex on Facebook
    TUTL Record Store
    SKÁL

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #44: Katie Spencer (Hull, UK)

    Episode #44: Katie Spencer (Hull, UK)

    Welcome to episode #44 with our guest, Katie Spencer.
    We came across Katie's music through a Hull Music Archive site and in doing so have discovered some truly special songwriting.
    As you'll hear, Katie's brand of folk music is rooted in tradition but also faces forward, and is built through a genuine passion for the craft and music making.
    The demo Katie shares in this episode is a first for us, as you'll hear and we're hugely grateful to Katie for coming on the show and sharing it with us.
    We're sure you'll want to check out more of Katie's music, which you can do using the link below.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx
    https://www.katiespencer.net/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #43: Patrick Flegel / Cindy Lee (Durham, NC, USA)

    Episode #43: Patrick Flegel / Cindy Lee (Durham, NC, USA)

    Welcome to episode #43 of Songs From a Padded Envelope and a fantastic conversation with our guest, Patrick Flegel.
    Pat spoke to us from his basement studio, Realistik to discuss his music making past, present and future.
    This is a funny, warm and inspiring episode and the demo at the end speaks to the ideas and influences Pat describes in the most enjoyable of ways.
    Pat's work as Cindy Lee and Women comes highly recommended - links below.
    Love and thanks
    Steve and Ben xx

    Patrick Flegel on Bandcamp

    Pat Flegel on Discogs

    • 1 hr 20 min

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