Episode 125: EppyFest 3 Preview

April 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 125th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a special edition of the show looking ahead to this year’s EppyFest 3 live event at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud on Saturday July 5th. There will be tracks from all six of the acts on the bill: I Am Your AutopilotThe Fierce and The Dead, Thumpermonkey, Andy Pickford, Henry Fool & the headlining act, Flutatious. In addition, the feature album for this show is Sleep Furiously’ by the aforementioned Thumpermonkey so you’ll hear three tracks from that. You’ll also hear tracks from a few non-EppyFest acts including Mark Hollis, Jethro Tull, Trojan Horse & Bubblemath. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist and EppyFest.

Total running time: 2 hours and 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127.7 MB.

1. TV Paid Off (3:07) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe′; see bubblemath.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

2. Not Come And Find Me (4:02) – Eat Your Robot (Taken from the album ‘That Winning Smile Of Dinner’; see eatyourrobot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EatYourRobot)

3. River Song (6:04) – Coalition (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Bridge Across Time’; see www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTOQufh6wWk&feature=youtu.bewww.reverbnation.com/stevegresswell & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Coalition5)

4. The Stillness of the Sea (4:10) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘The Stillness of the Sea’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

For more details about EppyFest, including buying tickets, go to eppyfest.co.uk/

5. 666…6 (4:45) – The Fierce & The Dead (Taken from the ‘On VHSEP; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

6. Sleeve (5:28) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

As part of the feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

7. Broadsword (4:51) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album The Broadsword And The Beast; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

8. Just Passin Thru – Secrets (11:37) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Lughnasad’; see www.andypickfordmusic.com/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

9. The Rhetorician (3:16) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

10. Man Singing (6:43) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Men Singing’; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

11. Open Window (6:57) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘333’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

12. Slide Rules (4:54) – Andy Pickford (This track is not currently available but for more information about Andy’s music see www.andypickfordmusic.com/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Airside (3:33) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘Robots in the Orchestra’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

14. Direct (6:57) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

15. I Like It, I’m Into It (4:08) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album Spooky Action; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

16. Horny (5:55) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘333’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

17. Chic Hippo (13:24) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Men Singing’; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

18. The Watershed (5:45) – Mark Hollis (Taken from the album Mark Hollis; see users.cybercity.dk/~bcc11425/)

19. Cloudwatching 2012 (8:27) – Andy Pickford (Taken from ‘EP#02: Casablanco’, and the original version can be found on the album ‘Replicant’; see www.andypickfordmusic.com/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

20. Paper Bells (Single Edit) (5:44) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the CD single Paper Bells; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/, www.trojanhorseuk.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. The next show will see my occasional guest presenters Daniel & Rebsie sitting in for me so I hope you’ll come back for that and I’ll be back in May. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 123: Best of 2013, the best of the rest pt1

March 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 123rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a packed show featuring lots and lots of great music from 2013 that didn’t get into my top 30 albums of the year, including some great EPs and singles. There’s also a preview of a couple of the acts appearing at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May and a look ahead to the new solo album from Matt Stevens. There’s no feature album again but there’s still lots of interesting music to hear on this show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 116.8 MB.

1. Vardavar (5:20) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the EP ‘The Poet; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Tigran-Hamasyan-official-page/106915296001772 & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/)

2. She’s in the Flowers (3:11) – Eska (Taken from the ‘Gatekeeper EP; see www.eskaonline.com/, eskaonline.bandcamp.com/album/gatekeeper-ep, www.facebook.com/eskaonline & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/)

3. Things Behind The Sun (4:31) – Rhys Marsh (Taken from the EP ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’ - excuse me for getting the title wrong on the show; see rhysmarsh.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/suspended-in-weightless-wind/id696205037)

4. Ghost (3:49) – Arborea (Taken from the album ‘Fortress of the Sun’; see arborea.bandcamp.com/, arboreamusic.blogspot.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Arborea)

5. The Enchanted Dreamer (3:39) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Misty Cowboy and Other Songs to Dream By; see mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-misty-cowboy-and-other-songs-to-dream-by & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

6. Our Journeys Done (4:00) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album This Long Night; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

7. Our Darkest Sabbath (3:08) – Broadcast (Taken from the ‘Berberian Sound Studiosoundtrack album; see futurecrayon.blogspot.co.uk/ & warp.net/records/broadcast)

8. exe (5:11) – Idmonster (Taken from the album ‘Be more like water; see pendle.virb.com/idmonster, knittedcat.co.uk/ & www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Like-Water-Idmonster/dp/B00FFNLDWG)

9. The Minotaur (5:01) – The Red Masque (Taken from the album ‘Mythalogue; see www.theredmasque.com/ & www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque)

10. The Ruins of the Palace of Minos (2:43) – The Red Masque (Taken from the album ‘Mythalogue; see www.theredmasque.com/ & www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque)

11. Dance Dance Dance (3:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Three Rows of Teeth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/, www.tomslatter.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

12. Insert Silence (3:53) – Aurelian (Taken from the ‘Soundcastles’ EP; see aurelianmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soundcastles, www.facebook.com/aurelianmusic & www.facebook.com/lydianlabel)

13. Bus Girl (2:58) – Those Men (Taken from ‘Half Time Orange’ EP; see www.junodownload.com/products/those-men-half-time-orange-ep/2246174-02/, www.zinggmusic.co.uk/those-men-half-time-orange/, soundcloud.com/thosemen & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen?fref=ts)

14. A Rotating Spherical Happening (3:28) – Those Men (Taken from ‘Half Time Orange’ EP; see www.junodownload.com/products/those-men-half-time-orange-ep/2246174-02/, www.zinggmusic.co.uk/those-men-half-time-orange/, soundcloud.com/thosemen & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen?fref=ts)

15. Pluck (4:40) – Death In Texas (Taken from the EP ‘Pluck’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

16. These Photographs Prove We Were Happy (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Human Minds, Robot Hearts’; see leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/album/human-minds-robot-hearts & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

17. Green Day (4:21) – Yoed Nir (Taken from the album ‘Suspended Hours’; see www.yoednir.com/, yoednir.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/yoednirmusic)

18. The Cat’s Holiday (4:48) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Misty Cowboy and Other Songs to Dream By; see mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-misty-cowboy-and-other-songs-to-dream-by & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

19. The Bridge (11:50) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

Matt Stevens will be appearing with The Fierce & The Dead at EppyFest 3 on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

20. These Tiny Things Are Haunting Me (2:37) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Three Rows of Teeth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/, www.tomslatter.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

21. October Sun (5:25) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

22. Insects (3:30) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Strange Attractors; see www.fractalmirror.net/, fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

23. Don’t Land On Me (8:01) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I will be back for the next episode when I’ll be presenting part 2 of this best of the rest of 2013. I hope to see you back for that.

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Episode 122: Best of 2013, Top 30 Countdown Pt 3

February 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 122nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is part three of my review of 2013 and I’m counting down my favourite 30 albums of last year, this time focusing on the top 10. There’s no feature album on this show but instead you’ll hear tracks from my 10 favourite albums of last year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.1 MB.

Please note: The tracks below are in order of appearance on the show, not in countdown order of my favourite albums of last year.

1. Mirrors & Tides (4:35) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids’; see utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirrors-tides-shivers-voids#, www.utechrecords.com/ & stargazersassistant.blogspot.co.uk/)

2. Secret Kingdom Of The Swift (7:48) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids’; see utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirrors-tides-shivers-voids#, www.utechrecords.com/ & stargazersassistant.blogspot.co.uk/)

3. Zug Zwang (4:57) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

4. Fester (4:00) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

5. All Clear (3:17) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

6. Jungle of Mystery (9:26) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

7. The Wheel (7:10) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘Echo Street; see www.amplifierband.com/, amplifier.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

8. Where The River Goes (6:33) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘Echo Street; see www.amplifierband.com/, amplifier.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

9. Organ Eternal (5:32) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Field of Reeds’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans)

10. Nothing Else (7:49) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Field of Reeds’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans)

11. The Weaver (4:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen?ref=ts&fref=ts)

12. Deor (7:51) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen?ref=ts&fref=ts)

13. Teria (3:58) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & www.facebook.com/avmehren)

14. Natural Selection (7:43) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & www.facebook.com/avmehren)

15. Atlas Stone (7:34) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘The Mountain’; see www.haken.fr/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

16. Cockroach King (8:15) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘The Mountain’; see www.haken.fr/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

17. Drive Home (7:37) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

18. The Pin Drop (5:03) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

19. Day of Release (5:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & en-gb.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

20. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & en-gb.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I will be back in around two weeks when I’ll be continuing my review of 2013 by focusing on the ‘best of the rest’: tracks from singles, EPs and albums that didn’t make it into my top 30, for one reason or another, but still deserve some attention. I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 120: Best of 2013, Top 30 Countdown Pt 1

January 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 120th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is part one of my review of 2013 and I’m counting down my favourite 30 albums of last year, this time focusing on the albums at numbers 30-21. There’s no feature album this time but instead you’ll hear tracks from 10 fantastic albums on this show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.6 MB.

1. Cold Earth (3:43) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest; see boardsofcanada.com/vinyl-reissues/ & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

2. Palace Posy (4:06) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest; see boardsofcanada.com/vinyl-reissues/ & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

3. Disclosure (3:49) – Godsticks (Taken from the album ‘The Envisage Conundrum; see godsticks.co.uk/home & www.facebook.com/pages/GODSTICKS/67381648840)

4. Borderstomp ~ Part 2 (Blind) (5:54) – Godsticks (Taken from the album ‘The Envisage Conundrum; see godsticks.co.uk/home & www.facebook.com/pages/GODSTICKS/67381648840)

5. Part 4 (3:34) – The Fierce and the Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

6. Spooky Action (3:16) – The Fierce and the Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

7. Ghosts at the Feast (4:24) – Kimara Sajn (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak/Epigram; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

8. Spirals Down the Lazy River (7:57) – Kimara Sajn (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak/Epigram; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. Mondo Profondo 1 (5:37) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Mondo Profondo’ & also available on a special edition 2-on-1 CD ‘Mondo Profondo/New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/mondo-profondo-2, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1139.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Mondo Profondo 2 (8:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Mondo Profondo’ & also available on a special edition 2-on-1 CD ‘Mondo Profondo/New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/mondo-profondo-2, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1139.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

11. Letters (5:55) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change’; see judydyble.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/judy-dyble/id73688201 & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

12. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change’; see judydyble.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/judy-dyble/id73688201 & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

13. My Empty Head (6:43) – Flicker (Taken from the album ‘How Much Are You Willing To Forget?; see flicker-band.bandcamp.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1271.htm & www.facebook.com/Flickersound)

14. Is This Real Life? (6:35) – Flicker (Taken from the album ‘How Much Are You Willing To Forget?; see flicker-band.bandcamp.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1271.htm & www.facebook.com/Flickersound)

15. Red Handkerchiefs (3:48) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see trwbador.co.uk/, owletmusic.greedbag.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/trwbador)

16. Mountain (4:07) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see trwbador.co.uk/, owletmusic.greedbag.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/trwbador)

17. Carousel (11:49) – Lifesigns (Taken from the album ‘Lifesigns; see www.lifesigns.me/, www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3965 & www.facebook.com/Signslife)

18. Chic Hippo (13:24) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Men Singing’; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I will be back in around two weeks when I’ll be continuing my review of 2013 with the second part of this countdown of my favourite albums from last year, looking at the albums I placed at numbers 20-11. I hope to see you back for that.

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Episode 112: Mission to Montreal

October 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

This is the 112th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show I’m chatting with Daniel Staniforth & Rebsie Fairholm, who are building up to the release of their debut album under their Alchymical Muse moniker. We’ll be chatting about and playing tracks from that album, ‘The Spark’, plus I’ll be playing tracks from some other recent releases too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 40 minutes. Downloaded file is 91.27 MB.

1. On Those Cloudy Days (6:12) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Mondo Profondo’ & also available on a special edition 2-on-1 CD ‘Mondo Profondo/New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/mondo-profondo-2, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1139.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. All Been Here (4:31) – Aurelian (Taken from the ‘Soundcastles’ EP; see aurelianmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soundcastles, www.facebook.com/aurelianmusic & www.facebook.com/lydianlabel)

3. La roue (3:43) – Miriodor (Taken from the album ‘Cobra Fakir’; see miriodor.com/wp/, cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cobra-fakir, www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/miriodor.html & www.facebook.com/miriodor)

Interview with Daniel and Rebsie of Alchymical Muse

4. Almond Moon (3:53) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

5. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

6. Alchymical Muse (3:12) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

7. Hù il o ro (3:42) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

8. Mo rùn geal Òg (2:00) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

9. New Moon Alchymy (3:38) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

10. Soul Mate (3:25) – Spiritwo (Taken from the ‘Primitive Twinship’ EP; see spiritwo.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/spirittwo)

11. Airside (3:33) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘Robots in the Orchestra’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/album/robots-in-the-orchestra & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

12. Doomwatch (5:51) – Ian Thistlethwaite (Taken from the album ‘The Musician’s Musician’; see rashrecords.co.uk/album/the-musicians-musician – the album is available as a free download but we’d ask you to consider a donation to Epilepsy Action by way of gratitude – www.epilepsy.org.uk/donate; see also dementio13.com/)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Daniel and Rebsie for recording the interview with me. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. There will be another show in around two weeks when the Count returns to play more spooky music as part of his Halloween special. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 106: Best of 2012 Part 3

July 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 106th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This edition of the show represents the third of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012′ shows. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, Australia, Poland, Belgium, Canada & beyond. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hours & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.2 MB.

1. The Original (4:47) – All India Radio (Taken from the album ‘Red Shadow Landing’; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic & allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/)

2. Crumbling I (9:32) – Jamestown Pagans (Taken from the mini-album ‘Inheritance’; see jamestownpagans.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/artist/JamestownPagans & www.facebook.com/jamestownpagans?ref=ts&fref=ts)

3. Gods and Demons (4:42) – Tonochrome (Taken from their self-titled EP; see tonochrome.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/tonochrome?fref=ts)

4. Between Earth & Heaven (4:08) – Laetitia Sadier (Taken from the album ‘Silencio; see www.dragcity.com/artists/laetitia-sadier & www.dragcity.com/products/silencio)

5. Sounds That Can’t Be Made (7:16) – Marillion (Taken from the album Sounds That Can’t Be Made; see www.marillion.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

6. Mary Celeste (5:44) – Gazpacho (Taken from the album ‘March Of Ghosts’; see www.gazpachoworld.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/gazpacho/marchofghosts/ & www.facebook.com/Gazpacho.Official.BandPage)

7. Tonal Colors (5:12) – Piotr Kurek (Taken from the album ‘Edena’; see www.piotrkurek.com/, piotrkurek.bandcamp.com/album/edena & www.facebook.com/pages/Piotr-Kurek/200229916692498)

8. Sameness (4:45) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘El Lissitzky’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

9. Pinkblueorangegeometric (4:52) – Pinklogik (Taken from the album Random Access Memory’; see pinklogik.wordpress.com/, pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Pinklogik/509267029129891?ref=ts&fref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

10. Rent (4:20) – Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Field Music Play…’; see www.field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

11. Man On Wire (5:26) – Miss Emily Brown (Taken from the EP ‘Wire Wood Wind’; see emilybrownmusic.com/, missemilybrown.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Emily-Brown/125002222804)

12. Capsizing (9:10) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘The Second Mechanism’; see www.diagonalband.co.uk/Diagonal.html, diagonal.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

13. Burn My Eyes (4:00) – Coralspin (Taken from the album ‘Honey and Lava’; see coralspin.com/, coralspin.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/coralspin)

14. Breaking Bad News // The Faces We Remember (6:54) – Battlestations (Taken from the album ‘In a Cold Embrace’; see music.battlestations.ws/ & www.facebook.com/Battlestations.music)

15. I Shall Consume Everything (9:26) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Quickly Quickly Quickly’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/album/quickly-quickly-quickly & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tea-Club/135024363938)

Many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. The next show will be part four (of four) of my review of 2012, when I’ll be counting down my favourite 21 releases of last year. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 100: A-Z Special

April 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 100th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a special edition of the show celebrating six years and 100 episodes of the podcast. Daniel Staniforth, Rebsie Fairholm & myself have between us selected 26 tracks, with each track by an artist or band representing a letter of the alphabet and covering the usual wide range of styles and genres, with music from all over the world. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours. Downloaded file is 110.1 MB.

1. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark′; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

2. Oh England my lionheart (3:12) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album  Lionheart; see www.katebush.com/)

3. Miri It Is (2:37) – Circulus (Taken from the album  The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to be Sent; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

4. Oil & The Water (4:00) – Death In Texas (Single available to buy from  deathintexas.bandcamp.com/; see also www.deathintexasmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

5. Lady In The Lake (3:54) – Elysian Fields (Taken from the album Bleed Your Cedar; see www.elysianmusic.com/, elysianfields.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/elysianfieldsnyc)

6. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

7. Morning song (3:15) – Charlotte Gainsbourg (Taken from the album 5:55; see www.charlottegainsbourg.com/ & www.facebook.com/charlottegainsbourg)

8. Dufwa (3:55) – Hedningarna (Taken from the album ‘Hippjokk’; see www.hedningarna.net/ & www.silence.se/hedningarna/)

9. Winter Singing (4:44) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

10. Escape from DS-3 (5:42) – Jolly (Taken from the album ‘Forty-Six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music’; see www.jollyband.com/news.html & www.facebook.com/JOLLYBAND)

11. Circle My Demise (3:19) – King Creosote (Taken from the album ‘Rocket D.I.Y.’; see www.kingcreosote.com/ & www.fencerecords.com/artists/king-creosote/)

12. Your Personal Infinity (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the ‘The Bird and the Submarine’ EP; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/soundcloud.com/leavingrichmond & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

13. Thograinn Thograinn (3:34) – MacMaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Love And Reason’; see www.facebook.com/pages/MacmasterHay/158111410893459 & www.myspace.com/macmasterhay)

14. He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes (5:06) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

15. Teutates (3:49) – Omnia (Taken from the album PaganFolk; see www.worldofomnia.com/www.facebook.com/worldofomnia & www.youtube.com/WorldOfOmnia)

16. When London Shone (3:54) – Project Adorno (Taken from the album Shine Bright On Thursdays; see www.projectadorno.net/)

17. Levis (4:16) – Qntal (Taken from the album Qntal V: Silver Swan; see www.qntal.de/english/)

18. Sign of the Zodiac (3:47) – Rasputina (Taken from the  album How We Quit the Forest; see www.rasputina.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/OfficialRasputina)

19. Cognoscenti (3:57) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

20. Our Movie (3:03) – Toyah (Taken from the album ‘Sheep Farming In Barnet’; see www.toyahwillcox.com/ & www.facebook.com/toyahofficial)

21. Les Kobolds (4:17) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Clivages’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/univers.html)

22. Inamorata (4:50) – Vas (Taken from the album ‘In The Garden Of Souls’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vas_%28band%29 & www.azamalimusic.com/)

23. Mehmeda Majka Bubağe (3:11) – Jah Wobble (Taken from the album ‘Umbra Sumus’; see www.30hertzrecords.com/)

24. Afraid (4:40) – X-TG feat. Sasha Grey (Taken from the album ‘Desertshore’; see x-tg.com/ & tg.greedbag.com/)

25. March (3:19) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Is That A Riot?’; see www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

26. What’s New In Baltimore? (5:20) – Frank Zappa (Taken from the album ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’; see www.zappa.com/ & www.facebook.com/Zappa)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible – one hundred shows isn’t a bad milestone and we thank everyone who has contributed to it. We very much hope you enjoyed this special celebratory episode and will come back for more. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. The next show will feature an interview with Matt Baber and Joff Winks of Sanguine Hum so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 92: Set Sail for Adventure

January 1, 2013 at 12:07 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 92nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Happy New Year! Welcome to the first show of 2013 featuring the usual broad range of genres and lots of great music. The feature album this time around is Peter Kearns’ 2007 album ‘No Such Thing As Time’, plus there’s a tribute to the late Gerry Anderson, a track from one of the acts who’ll be on at EppyFest 2 this year and another track in our regular feature focusing on great music from the 1980s. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 16 minutes. Downloaded file is 69.2 MB.

1. Stingray (1:58) – The Barry Gray Orchestra with Gary Miller (Taken from the album The No.1 Sci-Fi Album; see www.barrygray.co.uk/BG/Home.html & www.fanderson.org.uk/fanderson.html)

2. May the Piper (2:28) – Netherland Dwarf (Taken from the EP ‘May the Piper’ which is available as a legal and free download via totokokolabel.com/releases_030 or netherlanddwarf.bandcamp.com/; see also itunes.apple.com/us/album/moi-moi/id443135278 & www.facebook.com/netherlanddwarf)

3. The Fate of the World Rests in the Hands of a Tiny Animal (6:23) – Itsnotyouitsme (Taken from the album ‘Everbody’s Pain Is Magnificent’; see itsnotyouitsme.bandcamp.com/ & www.newamsterdamrecords.com/?portfolio=itsnotyouitsme)

4. Don’t Shoot The Messenger (4:29) – Peter Kearns (Taken from the album No Such Thing As Time; see www.peterkearns.net/ & peterkearnsmusic.bandcamp.com/)

5. Rise Of The Phoenix (4:30) – The Coalition (Taken from the album In Search Of Forever; see en-gb.facebook.com/CoalitionProg/info, www.cdbaby.com/cd/coalition5 & www.progressiverockbr.com/monthaprilcoalition2012.html)

6. Truth is Like a Platypus (4:21) – Reinier Loopik a.k.a. Circle Versus Square (I’m not exactly sure where you can get this track but see the following links for more details about Reinier’s music: soundcloud.com/circleversussquare & www.facebook.com/circleversussquaremusic)

7. Noises (7:15) – Becky Rose (I think I got this track via Becky’s facebook page – en-gb.facebook.com/BeckyRoseMusic; see also www.last.fm/music/Becky+Rose & www.myspace.com/thisisbeckyrose)

8. No Such Thing As Time (5:35) – Peter Kearns (Taken from the album No Such Thing As Time; see www.peterkearns.net/ & peterkearnsmusic.bandcamp.com/)

9. Deep Inside (5:30) – Andy Pickford (This track is currently exclusively available on this podcast; for more details about Andy’s music see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & soundcloud.com/andy-pickford)

As part of the feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

10. Ironbound/Fancy Poultry (6:19) – Suzanne Vega (Taken from the album ‘Solitude Standing’; see www.suzannevega.com/, www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cf119120-7df5-47d7-9dec-49f8837a4e40 & www.facebook.com/pages/Suzanne-Vega/7594249100)

11. Speechless (4:00) – Peter Kearns (Taken from the album No Such Thing As Time; see www.peterkearns.net/ & peterkearnsmusic.bandcamp.com/)

12. Fire (DTR Remix) (6:42) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the ‘Fire’ EP; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

Many thanks as always to the musicians and to all listeners.Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast or chat with other listeners don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. For the next show, episode 93, we’ll be having another of our long track specials (delayed from before Christmas) so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 91: Christmas Crackers

December 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 91st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘The Christmas Album’ by Keith Emerson, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, chamber pop, jazz, steampunk and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.7 MB.

1. Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh) (1:15) – 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer (Taken from the album, ‘It’s a Chiptune Holiday!’; see 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-chiptune-holiday, 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/ & www.8bitweapon.com/)

2. Northern Lights (3:33) – Renaissance (Taken from the album ‘A Song For All Seasons’; see renaissancetouring.com/)

3. Troika (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

4. Winter Falls (8:30) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see ianneal.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-woods & www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Neal/130308120365154)

5. We Three Kings (3:19) – The Willows (This track can be downloaded for free from www.thewillowsband.co.uk/news plus it’s been included on the 15 track ‘For Folk’s Sake Charity’ CD, which you can download for £7 or buy the CD for £9 via forfolkssake.bandcamp.com/releases  - all proceeds will go to the Evelina children’s hospital; see also www.thewillowsband.co.uk/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-willows/id405298481)

6. Silent Night (4:29) – Matt Stevens (This track is available to buy for just £1 from mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night; see also www.mattstevensguitar.com/ & mattstevens.bandcamp.com/)

7. In The Bleak Midwinter (4:35) – Also Eden (This track is available to download for free via www.alsoeden.com/download_christmas.php – you just need to enter your name & email address; see also www.alsoeden.com/index_main.php & en-gb.facebook.com/alsoeden)

8. Christmas Turkey (3:07) – David Minnick (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/david-minnick)

9. Merry Christmas (I Still Love You) (2:35) –  a.P.A.t.T. (This track is available to buy for just £1 from apatt.bandcamp.com/track/merry-christmas-i-still-love-you; see also www.apatt.com/, apatt.bandcamp.com/ & soundcloud.com/apatt)

10. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

11. Seafrost (8:59) – Cave In (Taken from the album Antenna’; see www.caveinblog.blogspot.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official)

12. Blizzard Of Lies (6:10) – +1 (Taken from the double-EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

13. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/discofair/New_Releases.html & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

14. Solstice Round (3:38) – B.Sue Johnson (Limited release; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

15. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the album ‘Beethoven Jazz, and More!’; see johnstebbe.webs.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/stebbe3 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. The Coventry Carol (5:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the compilation ‘BARNYARD DRAMA Christmas Singalong Vol. 8′; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html & www.barnyardrecords.com/cd%20barnyard%20drama%20xmas.html)

17. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

18. Wynter Wakeneth (3:38) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/, en-gb.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

19. Lullay Lulla (2:37) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently commercially available but will be on the forthcoming ‘Albion Mill’ EP; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RebsieFairholm, & www.alchymicalmuse.com/)

20. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (6:50) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

21. The Christmas Goose (3:24) – Sunday Driver (This track is available to buy now from Bandcamp and you can pay whatever you wish, but please be generous – see sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/releases and also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/)

22. Winter Walks the Wood (3:49) – Mark Elliott (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/emp-studio/emp-studio-mark-elliott-winter?in=emp-studio%2Fsets%2Felectric-music-productions#play; see details of Mark’s main musical project, Those Men here – thosemen.co.uk/)

23. A Winter’s Tale (3:42) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see www.julianneregan.net/Julianne_Regan/Welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

24. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (4:03) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Document’; see remhq.com/index.php)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Hopefully I’ll be back in January with a prelude to some special editions of the show focusing on the Best of 2012 and a preview of EppyFest 2. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2012 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

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Episode 80: Best of 2011 Part 2

June 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 80th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 2 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, focusing on some great tracks, albums, singles, EPs & festivals from last year. There is no feature album this time, but there is a feature festival as I play tracks by bands who appeared at last year’s Sweet Beans festival. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.5 MB.

1. Slyrex (7:22) – Fjokra (This track is available for download on iTunes as part of the Emerging Icons unsigned compilation – see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/emerging-icons/id519654135; see also www.facebook.com/fjokraofficial & www.reverbnation.com/fjokra)

2. Something I Don’t Know (2:53) – Sara Lowes (Taken from the album ‘Back To Creation’; see www.saralowes.co.uk/backtocreation/page.html & www.facebook.com/SaraLowesMusic)

3. The University Is A Factory (7:28) – Rumour Cubes (Taken from the EP ‘We Have Sound Houses Also’ & the new album ‘The Narrow State’; see rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/, soundcloud.com/rumourcubeswww.facebook.com/rumourcubes)

4. Concubine Waltz (3:29) – Sunday Driver (Taken from the album ‘The Mutiny’ or you can buy a new special bonus edition version of the single via sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/album/concubine-waltz-special-mutiny-bonus-edition; see also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/sundaydrivermusic)

5. Dancers (5:34) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/deathintexas & soundcloud.com/deathintexas)

6. Ars Poetica (2:09) – Daniel Staniforth & Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album, ‘Ruins: Poems By Margaret Randall’; see www.angelfire.com/az/garethknight/skylight/audio.html & lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/ruins-poems-of-margaret-randall)

7. The Flying Dutchman (6:56) – Band of Rain (Taken from the album ‘Sun In VIII’; see www.bandofrain.com/?section=home & www.facebook.com/pages/Band-of-Rain/102999469735644)

8. Matador (4:56) – Brontide (Taken from the album, ‘Sans Souchi’; see www.brontidetheband.com/, brontide.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Brontidetheband)

9. Desk to Dust (3:50) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

10. Singsongy (5:18) – Retic (Taken from the album Chameleon Template; see pleasureboatrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chameleon-template, retic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/reticface & soundcloud.com/retic/tracks)

11. 10×10 (4:19) – The Fierce & The Dead (Taken from the album ‘If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead)

12. Happy Where You Are (4:14) – +1 (Taken from the double EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

13. Woman With Child (5:39) – Jeff Green (Taken from the album ‘Jessica’; see web.mac.com/jeffrgreen/Jeff_Green/Jessica.html, soundcloud.com/jeff-green/sets/jessica, & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

14. Ambiance for the Active Mind (6:37) – TCP (Taken from the album, ‘Fantastic Dreamer’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/, www.temporalchaos.com/ & 10trecords.com/store/tcp-fantastic-dreamer/)

15. Familiarization Results (7:45) – From.Uz (Taken from the album ‘Quartus Artifactus’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/fromuz/, www.fromuzband.com/ & www.facebook.com/FromuzBand?ref=ts)

16. Mind Over Matter (2:28) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

17. Weapon (6:52) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

Mars Hollow were going to be playing at the Celebr8 Prog Rock Festival (www.celebr8prog.com/Welcome.html). Although the band have pulled out the festival is still going ahead at The Hippodrome in Kingston Upon Thames over the weekend of 7th/8th July, 2012. Ex-band member Kerry Chicoine will be doing a set at the festival, along with bands such as IQ, It Bites, Pallas and Magenta.

18. In A Sense (5:24) – Man On Fire (Taken from the album ‘Chrysalis’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/man-on-fire/, www.manonfireband.com/ & www.facebook.com/manonfireband)

19. Hey! I Know A Guy Called George White! (9:14) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the ‘Delta Sleep’ EP; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/, thedeltasleep.tumblr.com/www.facebook.com/deltasleepband)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too, and for everyone who played at, attended or in any way contributed to EppyFest. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on the festival, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back soon with some more shows, including the third and fourth of my ‘best of 2011′ shows.

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