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 116: The Removal Men

December 2, 2013 at 2:01 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the one-hundred-and-sixteenth 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 show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing’ by Fovea Hex, the ambient darkwave project of Irish singer and pianist Clodagh Simonds (best known for her work with Mellow Candle and Mike Oldfield). There’s also lots more new, old and unusual music. 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 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 88.7 MB.

1. Night Before Mutiny (3:30) - Serafina Steer (Taken from the album ‘The Moths are Real’; see www.serafinasteer.com)

2. Empty Vessels (4:57) – Wolf People (Taken from the album ‘Fain; see www.wolfpeople.co.uk)

3. Colony (4:18) – Espers (Taken from the album ‘Espers III; see www.last.fm/music/Espers)

4. Stairs (4:22) – The Beauty of Gemina (Taken from the album ‘Iscariot Blues’; see www.thebeautyofgemina.com)

5. Play Another (4:23) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

6. Strings in the Earth and Air (3:12) – Robin Williamson (Taken from the album ‘Myrhh’; see www.pigswhiskermusic.co.uk)

7. Towards Silence (3:53) – Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian (Taken from the album ‘Lamentations of Swan; see www.azamalimusic.com)

8. Murdoch (5:10) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘On the Shore; no website, but you can read about them on Wikipedia)

9. Hazel Steps (7:40) – In Gowan Ring (Taken from the album ‘Hazel Steps Through a Weathered Home; see www.ingowanring.com)

10. Thick as Thieves (2:45) – Widowspeak (Taken from the album ‘Almanac’; see widowspeak.bandcamp.com)

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

11. Shallow then Halo (5:15) – Cocteau Twins (Taken from the album ‘Garlands’; see www.cocteautwins.com)

12. Frustration (4:11) – Soft Cell (Taken from the album ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’; see www.marcalmond.co.uk)

13. Red and Green (2:40) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Comments of the Inner Chorus; see www.tunng.co.uk)

14. Sweet Tooth (3:31) – Blue Hawaii (Taken from the album ‘Untogether’; see bluehawaii.bandcamp.com)

15. A Hymn to Sulphur (6:05) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

16. Burn Until the End (3:21) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Me Oh My’; see www.catelebon.com)

17. Interlude (4:04) – London Grammar (Taken from the album ‘If You Wait’; see www.londongrammar.com/home/us)

18. Here On In (3:28) – Rachel Zeffira (Taken from the album ‘The Deserters’; see fuckyeahrachelzeffira.tumblr.com)

19. Falling Things (Where Does a Girl Begin) (5:15) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

20. One Half (3:35) – Julianna Barwick (Taken from the album ‘Nepenthe’; see www.juliannabarwick.com)

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. 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. Eppy will be back for the next episode.

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Episode 109: The Decapod

August 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 109th 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 we’re sort of back to normal following my recent ‘Best of 2012′ shows, so we’ll have a combination of tracks from great new releases from 2013 mixed in with a few older numbers. The feature album this time is Echolyn’s classic ‘As the World‘ and there will be several tracks from that, plus lots of great music from the UK, the US, & New Zealand. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Keep Shining Through (5:07) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/track/keep-shining-through, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

2. All Ways the Same (0:36) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

3. As the World (4:52) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

4. It’s Thirteen (3:08) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Space Roots’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheBobLazarStory & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

5. 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)

6. System For Solution (8:02) – 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/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

7. Restaurant (2:43) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the album ‘Too Late For Logic’; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

8. The Cheese Stands Alone (4:48) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

9. Horizons (1:44) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Foxtrot’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

10. Mania (1:53) – Yoed Nir (Taken from the album ‘Suspended Hours’; see www.yoednir.com/, yoednir.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/yoednirmusic)

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

11. Swords and Knives (6:15) – Tears For Fears (Taken from the album ‘The Seeds of Love’; see tearsforfears.com/www.facebook.com/TearsForFears & soundcloud.com/tearsforfearsmusic)

12. Make Me Lovely (4:38) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Sing To The Moon’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

13. Hummingbird (3:17) – Paul Mosley (Taken from the album ‘A Chattering of Birds’; see www.paulmosley.com/www.facebook.com/paulmosleysongs?fref=ts, paulmosley.greedbag.com/folkwit.com/artists/paul-mosley)

14. The Galloping Gaucho (2:48) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat’; see www.stackridge.net/, www.stackridge.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

15. A Habit Worth Forming (4:30) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

16. Time In The Tin (3:44) – Candythief (Taken from the single The Starting Gun; see www.candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

17. It’s Alright (2:25) – Dodson and Fogg (Taken from the album Sounds of Day and Night; see wisdomtwinsbooks.weebly.com/dodson-and-fogg.html, wisdomtwinsbooks.weebly.com/dodson-and-fogg-cds.html, wisdomtwinsbooks.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Dodson-And-Fogg/282552805161916)

18. Battle Of Evermore (5:38) – Tinkerscuss and Letz Zep (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Tinkerscuss’; see www.nimbitmusic.com/tinkerscuss.1, www.facebook.com/Tinkerscussmusic, www.letzzep.com/)

19. We Are Just The Same (3:43) – Random Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘Random Jon Poole’; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.com/album/random-jon-poole-2013www.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

20. The Hidden Door (5:08) – Belbury Poly (Available as a single via ghostbox.greedbag.com/belbury-poly/; see also www.ghostbox.co.uk/artist/artist_belburypoly.htm)

21. Wendel The Witch (Mitchell Mix) (5:17) – Flutatious (Taken from the Fluctuations EP; see www.magickeye.com/Discography/singles/MED003.html, www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

22. 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)

23. Shivers & Voids (5:16) – 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/)

24. The Raven That Refused To Sing (7:57) – 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)

Thanks, as always, 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. With the next show we’ll be looking ahead to this year’s Summer’s End festival and chatting with one of the festival’s organisers. 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 83: Best of 2011 Part 3

August 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 83rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 3 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, focusing on some great tracks & albums from last year. There is no feature album this time so I can put a bit more focus on some longer tracks from last year. 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 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.2 MB.

1. Over Tone Gulley (5:24) – Reigns (Taken from the album ‘The Widow Blades’; see www.reigns.net/Reigns_of_Wessex/Home.html & www.facebook.com/reignsofwessex)

2. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree)

3. The Beast of the Air (5:26) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘IronBark’; see comraderobot.com/tomslatter/ & tomslatter.bandcamp.com/)

4. Fifty Below Zero (1:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Guantanabu 3 (4:16) – Factor Burzaco (Taken from the album ‘II’; see production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=eng_&id=142&id2=146)

6. Dreamstate (3:24) – Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy (Taken from the album, ‘White Magic’; see www.kilbey-kennedy.com/, itunes.apple.com/us/artist/martin-kennedy/id429528720, stevekilbeymartinkennedypresent.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/kilbeykennedy/app_204974879526524)

7. The Lake (13:05) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see www.ianneal.com/)

8. Sea of Tranquility (4:09) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Desert Song (6:35) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Power’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

10. Ghost Song (4:45) – All India Radio (Taken from the album The Silent Surf; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/album/the-silent-surf & www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic)

11. Memo (7:27) – DeeExpus (Taken from the album ‘King of Number 33’; see www.deeexpus.com/index.aspx & www.facebook.com/DeeExpus)

12. Foliation (For Suzanne) (9:55) – TILT Creative Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘To TILT: Volume One – Original Music for TILT Brass’; see www.tiltbrass.org/, tiltbrass.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/TILT-Brass/25863375669)

13. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

14. Spectacle Of A Scarecrow (5:54) – The Future Kings Of England (Taken from the album, ‘Who Is This Who Is Coming?’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com/, www.backwaterrecords.com/shop & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Future-Kings-of-England-Official/127489830676668)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. 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 my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back as soon as possible with the fourth and final of my ‘best of 2011′ shows – a countdown of my favourite 20 albums/releases from last year. Trust me, it’s going to be a doozy.

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Episode 79: Conspiracy of Silence

June 23, 2012 at 8:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

This is the seventy-ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘The Bairns’ by Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, searing modal songs from Tyne & Wear, along with a lovingly selected range of tracks and artists from diverse sources. 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 45 minutes. Downloaded file is 100 MB.

1. Neverglade (6:17) –  Trentemøller  (Taken from the ‘Reworked/Remixed’ EP; see  www.myspace.com/trentemoeller )

2. Broceliande (4:08) - Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Reflets’; see  www.alan-stivell.com )

3. I’m Like the Paper (3:16) – Nancy Elizabeth (Taken from the album ‘Battle & Victory’; see www.myspace.com/nancyelizabethcunliffe )

4.  Whitehorn (6:09) – Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (Taken from the album ‘The Bairns’: see www.myspace.com/rachelunthank )

5. Symphony of Palms (5:29) – Jah Wobble & Temple of Sound (Taken from the album ‘Shout at the Devil’; see www.30hertzrecords.com and www.myspace.com/templeofsound )

6. Migraine (4:06) – Dada Trash Collage (Taken from the EP ‘Fun Fund’; see dadatrashcollage.com/intro.cfm  )

7. Moody Bible (3:31) – Nicole Miglis (Taken from the self titled EP; see nicolemiglis.bandcamp.com )

8. Mìle Marbhaisg air a’ Ghaol (3:39) – Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts (Taken from the album ‘Urstan’; see www.alasdairroberts.com/news )

9. Orpheus (3:08) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to be Sent’; see www.circulus.org )

10. Epitaph (3:24) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’; see www.last.fm/music/Trees )

11. Stigmata Martyr (3:42) – Bauhaus (Taken from the album ‘In Flat Field’; see www.bauhausmusik.com )

12. The Milkman (4:02) – Mice (Taken from the album ‘New & Improved’; no web presence for this band, but see www.julianneregan.net )

13. Death of a Supernaturalist (3:20) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from album ‘Liberation’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com )

14. My Donald (8:06) – Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (Taken from the album ‘The Bairns’; see www.myspace.com/rachelunthank  )

15. Close the Coalhouse Door (7:02) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Last’; see www.the-unthanks.com )

16. The Morrigan’s Dream/Time to Kill (8:33) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘The Táin’; see www.horslips.ie )

17. Pretty Saro (4:19) – Shirley Collins & Davy Graham (Taken from the album ‘Folk Roots, New Routes’; see www.shirleycollins.co.uk/davy.htm )

18. Utopia (6:16) – Brendan Perry (Taken from the album ‘Ark’; see www.brendan-perry.com )

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) Eppy will be back for the next episode with another interesting show.

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Episode 78: EppyFest Preview

May 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 78th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show & the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Apologies this is not part 2 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows (coming soon, I promise) but with time pressing I have decided to preview EppyFest, the very first live music event put on in association with this podcast. This mini-festival will take place on June 23rd, 2012 at Lansdown Hall, Stroud, and on this show you’ll be hearing tracks from all the artists appearing on the bill, from the poppy psych folk of Candythief, to the loop guitar wizardry of Matt Stevens, and the neo-classical art rock of William D Drake & his band who will be headlining the event. There will also be a feature album – appropriately you’ll be hearing three tracks from the 2010 album ‘Ghost’ by the aforementioned Matt Stevens. In addition you’ll hear tracks from some exciting new releases & another track in the new feature for the show, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’. 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 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 88.9 MB.

1. The Projected Future (4:30) – Karda Estra (Taken from the new downloadable EP ‘The Land of Ghosts 3′; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. In A Foreign Way (5:21) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Clairvoyant Fortnight’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

3. Can (3:51) – The GasMan (One of two exclusive download tracks available when you purchase the new GasMan album ‘Hiding Place’ via www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/854.htm; see also www.gasmanmusic.com/hidingplace.html)

4. Casablanco (Slo-Mo Mix) (6:51) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the new ‘EP#02 : Casablanco’, which you can buy via www.andypickfordmusic.com/ep02__casablanco/; see also www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

5. Eleven (2:35) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

6. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the latest Candythief album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

7. Burning Bandstands (4:19) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Echo’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

8. Dry Land (3:20) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

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

9. In High Places (3:33) – Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album, ‘Crises’; see www.mikeoldfield.org/ & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

If you have suggestions for this new feature then do let me know.

10. The Happy Garden (2:45) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love’; see folkwit.com/artists/mr-mrs-muffins, mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-raindrop-dance-and-other-songs-about-love, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

11. Ghost (4:34) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

12. Wholly Holey (2:41) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

13. Nothing Left  (5:16) – Lisa Cuthbert (This is a single release available from iTunes, Amazon & www.cdbaby.com/cd/lisacuthbert; see also lisacuthbert.webs.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Cuthbert/146181802097047)

14. Late Man (6:17) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

15. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

Don’t forget that EppyFest takes place on June 23rd at The Lansdown Hall (lansdownhall.org/) in Stroud, Gloucestershire with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets cost just £10 and are available in advance now from Kanes Records in Stroud – phone/credit card bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee.

16. Ghosts At The Feast (8:35) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

17. Terra Firma (6:36) – Kimara Sajn (Taken from the EP ‘Ghosts At The Feast’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Please get your tickets for Eppyfest – there should be a few tickets available on the door on June 23rd but you’re recommended to buy in advance just in case. This is a great chance to support some brilliant independent live music and I hope to see lots of you there. The next show should be a return to my ‘best of 2011′ specials, though there’s also the possibility a new show from guest presenters Daniel & Rebsie before then…

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Episode 77: The Far Distant Dead

April 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 77th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Thanks to Daniel & Rebsie who did such a wonderful job with the last show – hopefully they’ll be back again soon. I wanted to take a short break from my ‘best of 2011′ shows (again, back very soon) to focus instead on some new things that have come out this year, or that have at least recently come to my attention. I also thought it would be nice to have a feature album again so you’ll be hearing three tracks from the self-titled 2007 debut album by the band Magicfolk who mix together folk, pagan traditions and progressive rock with wonderful results. In addition you’ll hear interesting and wonderful music from assorted different genres. 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 43 minutes. Downloaded file is 94.4 MB.

1. Lucky Soldier (3:41) – Vinyl Jacket (This track is available as a free download from Bandcamp – thecalicoprint.bandcamp.com/track/lucky-soldier; see also vinyljacket.co.uk/, thecalicoprint.bandcamp.com/album/red-light & www.facebook.com/vinyljacket)

2. Green Man (3:18) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Magicfolk’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

3. Cottonwood Canyon Road (4:02) – Matt Lebofsky (Taken from a collection of songs recorded as part of a session late last year – you can download this song for free via www.lebofsky.com/?c=ics; see also www.lebofsky.com/ & mattlebofsky.bandcamp.com/)

4. Exit Strategy (4:15) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; you can buy the album via shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/album/little-battles & see also www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

5. ZummZumm (5:17) – Django Django (Taken from their self-titled debut album; see www.djangodjango.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/djangodjango & www.facebook.com/thedjangos)

6. Time Breaks Down (3:49) – Bend Sinister (Taken from their self-titled EP; see bendsinister.bandcamp.com/album/bend-sinister-ep, bendsinisterband.com/ & www.facebook.com/bendsinister)

7. Heliopolis (6:27) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Magicfolk’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

8. Saltarello (2:52) – Dead Can Dance (Taken from the ‘Live Happenings – Part III’ EP; see deadcandance.com/ & www.facebook.com/DeadCanDanceOfficial)

New feature for the show, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ & we kick off with…

9. Ieya (8:19) – Toyah (Taken from the album, ‘The Blue Meaning’; see www.toyahwillcox.com/ & www.facebook.com/toyahofficial)

If you have suggestions for this new feature then do let me know.

10. World to Come (3:27) – Metamusic (Taken from the EP, World to Come; see www.superstardestroyer.co.uk/metamusic/, www.facebook.com/metamizzle & superstardestroyer.bandcamp.com/album/world-to-come)

11. Wot Gorilla? (3:20) – Genesis (Taken from the album, ‘Wind & Wuthering’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

12. is (5:01) – Wot Gorilla? (Debut single which can be downloaded for free via the band’s bandcamp page; see www.wotgorilla.com/, wotgorilla.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/wotgorillaband)

13. Firebird (3:05) – White Noise  (Taken from the album ‘An Electric Storm’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/an-electric-storm/id259620055 & see this review of the album by Julian Cope: www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1143)

14. Fire and Brimstone (2:19) – Stealing Sheep (I’m not actually sure where this is taken from but their debut EP for Heavenly Recordings is available via the link below; see www.stealingsheep.co.uk/Site/HOME.html, heavenlyrecordings.com/records/2011/10/hvnlp91-stealing-sheep-noah-and-the-paper-moon-e-p/ & www.facebook.com/stealingsheepuk)

15. (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing (3:16) – Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Plumb’; see www.field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

16. Persephone (3:10) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Magicfolk’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

17. Storm Coming On (5:16) – Lisa Cuthbert (Taken from the album ‘Obstacles’; see lisacuthbert.webs.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Cuthbert/146181802097047)

18. Rain or Shine (7:49) – Fredo Viola (This track is available to purchase via bandcamp – fredoviola.bandcamp.com/; see www.fredoviola.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Fredo-Viola-UK/6161029506)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I’m hoping that the next show will be the second of my ‘best of 2011′ shows. And don’t forget, June 23rd, 2012 at Lansdown Hall, Stroud, it’s Eppyfestwww.facebook.com/events/378659998822511/

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Episode 76: Six Hands Across A Table

April 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the seventy-sixth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘Wayfaring Summer’ by Arborea, a duo from Maine, USA, along with a diverse selection of tracks and artists from the farthest reaches of the planet. 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 39 minutes. Downloaded file is 95 MB.

1. Flagellum Decorum (4:33) – Axis Mundi Actum (Taken from the album ‘Flagellum Decorum’; see www.myspace.com/axismundiactum )

2. Pâle (3:31) – Fin de Siècle (Taken from the album ‘Présences’; see www.lamanufacturedebruit.org )

3. Hija Mia (4:25) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘Harpe Celtique & Chants du Monde’; see www.cecile-corbel.com )

4. Rinn Mi Moch (4:08) – Macmaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Love and Reason’; see www.myspace.com/macmasterhay )

5. Unaltered Empire (3:52) – Mediavolo (Taken from the album ‘Unaltered Empire’; see www.mediavolo.net )

6. Shadowhawk (5:23) – Zadkiel (Taken from the album ‘The Saturn Return’; see www.reverbnation.com/zadkiel )

7. Malina (3:57) – Dudeldrum (Taken from the album ‘Dudeldrum’; see www.myspace.com/dudeldrum )

8. Join the British Army (2:12) – Wooden Legs (Taken from the album ‘It Doesn’t Last Forever’; see www.myspace.com/woodenlegsband )

9. Dance, Sing, Fight (5:09) – Arborea (Remix/master of a song from the album ‘Wayfaring Summer’; see arboreamusic.blogspot.com )

10. Take Me Back to Highland Park (4:38) – Charts & Maps (Taken from the album ‘Dead Horse’; see lostchildrennetlabel.com and chartsandmaps.bandcamp.com/album/dead-horse )

11. Polka for a Vamp (3:31) – Paul Lisak & After the Ice (Taken from the album ‘Commence’; see www.myspace.com/aftertheice )

12. Maris (5:23) – Stellamara (Taken from the album ‘Star of the Sea’; see www.stellamara.com and magnatune.com/artists/stellamara )

13. An Lauretten (4:58) – Triskilian (Taken from the album ‘Triskilian’; see www.triskilian.de  and www.last.fm/music/Triskilian )

14. The Creed (3:40) – Levant (Taken from the album ‘Naked Life’; see www.myspace.com/levantmusic )

15. Le Luneux (4:58) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Almanach’; see www.last.fm/music/Malicorne )

16. Dreaming (4:54) – Slow (Taken from the album ‘Dual Box’; see www.restingbell.net/releases/rb071-dual-box )

17. River and Rapids (3:32) – Arborea (Taken from the album ‘Wayfaring Summer’; see arboreamusic.blogspot.com )

18. Beirut (2:05) – Arborea (Taken from the album ‘Wayfaring Summer’; see arboreamusic.blogspot.com )

19. The Sky Below (4:23) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/ and www.myspace.com/kardaestra )

20. Furthermore Source (10:25) – Cloud Shepherd (Taken from the album ‘Cloud Shepherd – Asemic Session’; see cloud-shepherd.bandcamp.com )

Thanks to those musicians who let us play their music and thanks to all you listeners too, and to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) Eppy will be back for the next episode with another interesting show.

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Episode 72: Where Does Santa Claus Go in the Summer?

December 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 72nd 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 ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ by The Mediaeval Baebes, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, psych folk, 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: 1 hour and 24 minutes. Downloaded file is 76.6 MB.

1. Gentle King (3:51) – Ten point Ten (Taken from the album, ’12 25′; see www.mindawn.com/artists/TenPointTen for one site where you can buy the album as an electronic download)

2. midwinter (4:43) – museum (Taken from their forthcoming debut album; see www.binarymuseum.net/)

3. Winter Is King (5:25) – Mostly Autumn (Taken from the EP ‘Spirits Of Christmas Past’; see www.mostly-autumn.com/2/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mostly-Autumn/153492314670721)

4. The Holly & The Ivy (3:08) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk)

6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!) (0:37) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

7. Frost (5:22) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Untie The Wind’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TellingtheBees)

8. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

9. The Coventry Carol (4:27) –  The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

10. The 12 Days of Progmas (4:56) – Somewhere (A Christmas single from the band; see somewhere.nu/ & soundcloud.com/somewherestrange)

11. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey Lives! (Taken from the album Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

12. Antlers (3:20) – Apparatjik (Taken from the EP ’4 Can Keep A Secret If 3 Of Them Are Dead’; see apparatjik.com/ & www.facebook.com/apparatjik)

13. Ebenezer’s Carol (3:00) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

14. Jaunty Dogs of Christmas (2:22) – Pete McCabe (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Homeward’; see petemccabe.com & www.discofair.nl/discofair/New_Releases.html)

15. Boar’s Head Carol (2:13) – Alchymical Muse (Special seasonal song released ahead of the forthcoming Alchymical Muse debut album; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & www.reverbnation.com/alchymicalmuse)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also www.johnstebbe.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Veni Veni Bella (3:06) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

18. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

19. 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. 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 2011. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2011 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

I also recently made an appearance on and chose the music for Steve Davis’ excellent Interesting Alternative radio show. Thanks to Steve for inviting me on. If you’d like to hear the show then you can do so by going to www.phoenixfm.com/2011/12/21/downloads-for-the-2011-best-of-and-ian-fairholm-special/

BTW, thanks to regular listener Tony Owen there is now an App for the Eppy Gibbon podcast show: to find it just type ‘Epileptic Gibbon App’ into Google… & don’t forget you can contribute to and comment on shows via the Eppy Gibbon Facebook group.

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