Even though Angels of Epistemology existed from 1986 to 1989, their first release, a six-song 7″ EP, didn’t turn out until 1991; it wasn’t until 1995 that Fruits, a CD-only assortment of a lot of the Angels’ extant recordings, was finally released. Also then, these were still before their time. Merging the faux-ethnic worldbeat tendencies of early Camper Truck Beethoven or 3 Mustaphas 3 using a middle-’70s progressive experience comparable to Henry Cow, blended with the hardcore punk root base of most from the players, the Angels of Epistemology had been always over the verge of dropping apart totally, but in some way the disparate parts mostly fit jointly. Produced in Raleigh, NC, by vocalist/guitarist Jeb Bishop, the Angels of Epistemology never really had a well balanced lineup, either on stage or within the studio room. Various Raleigh-Durham music artists transferred in and from the group, adding such oddball equipment as zither and balalaika. Probably as part of the ultra-casual attitude, the music artists are listed just by their first brands on both Angels of Epistemology produces. The Angels of Epistemology split up in 1989, and Bishop transferred to Chicago quickly thereafter. While playing bass and electric guitar within the improvised group the Vandermark Five, Bishop also minds his own free of charge jazz trio. The Angels of Epistemology continued to be fondly remembered over the Raleigh-Durham music picture, and, in 1991, the appealing new regional label Merge Information released an untitled 7″ EP of 1987-1988 recordings as you of its initial produces. The 20-monitor compilation Fruits, which only includes four from the EP’s six monitors, implemented in 1995.