Episode 313: Half-term report, 2021

This is the 313th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Last time around, we had another of my occasional TV Themes specials, but this time we’re back to my more usual focus on new music, without a TV theme in sight. Because we’re near the half-way point of the year, I thought this would be a good time to do a show that entirely focuses on music from 2021, as I bring you some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible from many different releases, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show. But I will be covering the usual eclectic mix of styles, genres and the unclassifiable. 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 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.4 MB

1. Cry A Spiral (4:52)  Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Orange Synthetic’; see www.crashrecords.co.uk/products/cobalt-chapel-orange-synthetic & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

2. Edwin Vargas (3:56) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

3. Figure 1 (8:24) – Chlöe Herington (Taken from the album ‘Silent Reflux’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/silent-reflux & www.valve.cloud)

4. In The Night (4:21) – Glass Kites (Taken from the EP ‘Glass Kites II’; see glasskites.bandcamp.com/album/glass-kites-ii & www.facebook.com/glasskites)

5. Carry Me Away (3:57) – Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley & www.facebook.com/needlepoint.official)

6. Bang (4:28) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com/album/on-all-fours)

7. Cyclical (6:20) – Sheep, Dog & Wolf (Taken from the album ‘Two-Minds’; see sheepdogwolf.bandcamp.com/album/two-minds & sheepdogandwolf.com)

8. Fascination (8:14) – Jack O’ the Clock (Taken from the album ‘Leaving California’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-california & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

9. Dear Future (4:25) – hhnoi (Taken from the album ‘Dear Future’; see hhnoi.bandcamp.com/album/dear-future)

10. The Water (3:55) – Thallo (Single available via thallo.bandcamp.com/track/the-water; see also www.facebook.com/thallomusic/)

11. Wide Enough (5:12) – Eric Weidenhof (Taken from the ‘Phloem’ EP; see ericweidenhof.bandcamp.com)

12. Global Warning (5:19) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

13. Mosaic (3:00) – Origamibiro (Taken from the album ‘Miscellany’; see origamibiro.bandcamp.com/album/miscellany & www.facebook.com/Origamibiro)

14. Mimic (4:15) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

15. Buy The Banter (3:39) – Miss Grit (Taken from the EP ‘Impostor’; see missgrit.bandcamp.com/album/impostor & www.facebook.com/missgrit)

16. G. on a sunny day (5:01) – Corrado Rustici (Taken from the album ‘Interfulgent’; see corradorustici-official.bandcamp.com/album/interfulgent & www.corradorustici.com)

17. Jinibara (4:45) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

18. Babelfish Ascending (4:25) – Kimara Sajn/+1 (Taken from the album ‘Ghosts At Play’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

19. Awaken (6:59) – 8 Hands of Sound (Taken from the album ‘New Light’; see 8hands.bandcamp.com/album/new-light)

20. Spirals (5:00) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Glowing in the Dark’; see djangodjango.bandcamp.com/album/glowing-in-the-dark & www.djangodjango.co.uk/)

21. Rain (4:50) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

22. Sad Cowboy (5:17) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com/album/on-all-fours)

23. Pamphlets (8:04) – Squid (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

24. Okemah Sundown (4:45) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Inkling’; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/inkling, www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

25. Copper Green Flame (2:25) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

26. Suroor (5:12) – Arooj Aftab (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show, I’ll be back with a show focusing on some of the best music from 2020 that I didn’t manage to cover in my top 42 albums countdown, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 312: TV Themes Special 5

This is the 312th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Last time around, we had a playlist that mainly focused on great 2021 music, with the occasional dip into the past, but this time I’m doing another TV Themes SpecialI’ve done a few of these shows before (back in 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2020) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will be just as popular. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. We have a feature album of sorts, the 2010 compilation ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. 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 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.9 MB

1. Grange Hill (1:23) Alan Hawkshaw (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classic Television and Radio Themes’; see www.alanhawkshaw.com)

2. Life On Earth Begins In the Sun’s Energy (0:37) – Edward Williams (Taken from the album, ‘Life On Earth (Music from the 1979 BBC TV Series)’; see www.trunkrecords.com/releases/life_on_earth_09/life_on_earth.php)

3. Op. 34: Prelude No. 15 In D Flat Major: Allegretto (0:56) – Dmitri Shostakovich (composer), Annett Busse (performer) (Taken from the album ‘Shostakovich: 24 Preludes Op. 34 and Dances of the Dolls Op. 91b’; see www.britannica.com/biography/Dmitri-Shostakovich)

4. Secret Agent Man / James Bond Is Back (4:46) – Bruce Willis (Taken from the album ‘The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Bruce Willis’; see www.allmusic.com/album/the-return-of-bruno-mw0000192313)

5. Fruity Flutes (Farmhouse Kitchen) (2:28) – Reg Wale (Taken from the album ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’; see www.discogs.com/artist/529230-Reg-Wale)

6. Theme from “Magnum, P.I.” (3:27) – Mike Post Feat. Larry Carlton (Taken from the ‘Television Theme Songs’ EP; see mike-post.com/biography/)

7. Farscape Theme: Seasons 1 & 2 (2:08) – Subvision feat. Avigail Herman (Taken from the album ‘Farscape (Original Television Soundtrack / 20th Anniversary)’; see chrisnealmusic.com/)

8. Mighty Mouse Theme (5:17) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

9. Terry & June (2:07) – The Beatbox Saboteurs (Taken from the album ‘TV Themes’; see houseofbeauty.bandcamp.com/album/tv-themes)

10. Viva La Felicita (Theme to Mr Rossi) (4:13) – Franceo Godi (Taken from the compilation album ‘Totally Wired Series 2, Vol. 1’; see shop.tapeterecords.com/signor-rossi-music-by-franco-godi.html)

11. You’re Dead (2:23) – Norma Tanega (Taken from the album ‘Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog’; see www.discogs.com/artist/852942-Norma-Tanega)

12. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

13. Desdemona (3:38) – The Kids from “Fame” (Taken from the album ‘The Kids from “Fame”’; see www.discogs.com/artist/632604-The-Kids-From-Fame)

14. The Goodies Theme (1:59) – The Goodies (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funky Gibbon: The Best of The Goodies’; see www.goodiesruleok.com)

15. Legion Main Title (1:28) – Jeff Russo (Taken from the album ‘Legion (Original Television Series Soundtrack)’; see jeffrusso.bandcamp.com/album/legion-original-television-series-soundtrack)

16. Silent Witness Theme (John Harle Single Mix) (4:31) – John Harle (Single; see www.johnharle.com)

17. Theme from “Hill Street Blues” (3:14) – Mike Post Feat. Larry Carlton (Taken from the ‘Television Theme Songs’ EP; see mike-post.com/biography/)

As part of the feature ‘Cats’ Corner’:

18. Henry’s Cat (0:48) – John Hyde (Taken from the album ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’; see www.henryscat.com)

19. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (9:11) – Aram Khachaturian (composer), Vienna Philharmonic (Single; see www.classicfm.com/composers/khachaturian/ & www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/en/)

20. Calling You (5:22) – Jevetta Steele (Taken from the album ‘Bagdad Cafe (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)’; see www.thesteelesmusic.com/biographies/jevetta-steele)

21. Bergerac (3:00) – George Fenton (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see georgefenton.com

22. The Return Of The Saint (2:53) – The Beatbox Saboteurs (Taken from the album ‘TV Themes’; see houseofbeauty.bandcamp.com/album/tv-themes)

23. Six Million Dollar Man Theme (6:08) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

24. Wildtrak (2:15) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

25. A Gullimaufry of Small Mammals/Duckbilled Platypus Swimming/Desman Underwater/Pygmy or (Silky Furred) Anteater and Baby/Flying Foxes/The Several Punces (5:11) – Edward Williams (Taken from the album, ‘Life On Earth (Music from the 1979 BBC TV Series)’; see www.trunkrecords.com/releases/life_on_earth_09/life_on_earth.php)

26. Farscape Theme: Seasons 3 & 4 (1:07) – Guy Gross (Taken from the album ‘Farscape (Original Television Soundtrack / 20th Anniversary)’; see www.guygross.com)

27. Domino (Never The Twain) (2:14) – Jack Trombey (Taken from the album ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’; see www.turnipnet.com/llmmg/obituaries/jan_stoeckart.htm)

28. Miss Marple (2:30) – Consort (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.kenhoward-alanblaikley.com/)

29. Grandstand (1:13) Keith Mansfield (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classic Television and Radio Themes’; see www.discogs.com/artist/20124)

30. Be My Boogie Woogie Baby (3:05) Mr. Walkie-Talkie (Taken from the album ‘Happy Rummel Music’; see www.discogs.com/Mr-Walkie-Talkie-Happy-Rummel-Music/master/873640)

31. You’ve Got Time (3:10) Regina Spektor (Taken from the album ‘Orange Is the New Black (Music From the Original Series)’; see www.reginaspektor.com)

32. 174 Hours (8:47) – Jeff Russo (Taken from the album ‘Legion (Original Television Series Soundtrack)’; see jeffrusso.bandcamp.com/album/legion-original-television-series-soundtrack)

33. For Pete’s Sake (3:21) – Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues (Taken from the album ‘Cambria Hotel’; see petertork.bandcamp.com/album/cambria-hotel)

34. Suicide Is Painless (2:52) – The MASH (Taken from the compilation album ’70s 100 Hits’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/johnny-mandel-mn0000202554)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show, I’ll be back with my half-term report of 2021, focusing on some of the best music that’s been released in the first half of this year, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 311: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station

This is the 311th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Last time around, we had a playlist that mostly focused on the achievements of women in music. Well, this time around, my main focus is to play you lots of great 2021 music, with the occasional dip into the past. There’s no feature album this time around because I’ve been getting a bit behind with my coverage of new releases, so instead I want to cover tracks from as many releases as possible. But don’t worry, because across the show we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including another return to our Corea Talks feature and a tribute to the late, great Malcolm Cecil. 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.9 MB

1. Paddling (6:17) Squid (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

2. Celebrate the Sun (4:30) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP, ‘All The World’; see www.tonypatterson.co.uk/ & music.apple.com/us/album/all-the-world-ep/432993854)

3. Open Wings (5:29) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

4. Familiar Ground (5:08) – Zooni (Taken from the ‘Familiar Ground’ EP; see zooni.bandcamp.com/album/familiar-ground-ep & zooni.org)

5. Lateral Roots (5:37) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

6. Ataraxia (6:16) – Graham Costello (Taken from the album ‘Second Lives’; see grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/album/second-lives & www.grahamcostello.com)

7. Supposedly, We Were Nightmares (4:36) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘As The Love Continues’; see mogwai.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-love-continues & mogwai.scot)

8. Glass Eye (5:39) – Eric Weidenhof (Taken from the ‘Phloem’ EP; see ericweidenhof.bandcamp.com)

9. Precipice (4:37) – N Chambers (Taken from the album ‘Spectrum Garden’; see panabrite.bandcamp.com/album/spectrum-garden)

10. Miss Tambourine (4:15) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

11. Deep Crescents (6:34) – Sheep, Dog & Wolf (Taken from the album ‘Two-Minds’; see sheepdogwolf.bandcamp.com/album/two-minds & sheepdogandwolf.com)

12. Steve Gardner introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (2:29)

13. Autumn Leaves (11:41) – Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrin (Taken from the album ‘Play’; see chickcorea.com & bobbymcferrin.com/)

14. Little Pixel (8:19) – RadioSilence (Taken from the album ‘Objective Linearity’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/objective-linearity & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Smashes to Ashes (4:15) – hhnoi (Taken from the album ‘Dear Future’; see hhnoi.bandcamp.com/album/dear-future)

16. Cybernaut (4:31) – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Taken from the album ‘Tonto’s Expanding Head Band’; see www.tontosexpandingheadband.com/)

17. Forgetwards (4:02) – Landslide Purist (Taken from the album ‘True Correction For A Bright Future’; see landslidepurist.bandcamp.com/album/true-correction-for-a-bright-future & www.facebook.com/landslidepurist)

18. X Marks The Spot (6:40) – Billie Bottle & The Multiple (Taken from the album ‘The Other Place’; see billiebottle.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-place-2 & www.billiebottle.co.uk)

19. Figure 2 (4:29) – Chlöe Herington (Taken from the album ‘Silent Reflux’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com & www.valve.cloud)

20. Asking for More (3:21) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Glowing in the Dark’; see djangodjango.bandcamp.com/album/glowing-in-the-dark & www.djangodjango.co.uk/)

21. A Thousand Tiny Teeth (4:49) – Kerrie J Robinson (Single available via kerriejrobinson.bandcamp.com/track/a-thousand-tiny-teeth)

22. Leaving California (6:57) – Jack O’ the Clock (Taken from the album ‘Leaving California’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-california & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

23. Envy of Angels (5:50) – The Mutton Birds (Taken from the album ‘Envy of Angels’; see web.archive.org/web/20020609185238/http://muttonbirds.com/0intro.htm)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’m not exactly sure at this point what will be happening with the next show, but I promise we will be back with a typically eclectic playlist, so we hope to see you then.

Episode 310: Not International Women’s Day

This is the 310th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After two shows focusing on interviews, this time around we’re getting back to basics – it’s just me and a lot of music. We do have a vague theme to the show, though, as we are very belatedly reflecting on International Women’s Day with a playlist that mostly focuses on the achievements of women in music. Our feature band for this show reflects that theme as you’ll hear three tracks from the much missed all-female unit The Puppets. Across the show, we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including a return to our Corea Talks feature and lots of 2021 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.8 MB

1. Come Aboard The Friendship (2:11)  The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

2. Pest (4:02) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com)

3. Wonderland (3:04) – Eydis (Taken from the album ‘Eydis’; see eydis.bandcamp.com & www.eydismusic.com)

4. Iron Man (5:56) – Charming Hostess (Taken from the album ‘Paranoid (a Tribute to Black Sabbath)’; see undercoverpresents.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-a-tribute-to-black-sabbath & charminghostess.com/)

5. Climb That Tree (3:37) – The She Trinity (Taken from the compilation album ‘Sometimes I Wonder’; see www.marmalade-skies.co.uk/She%20Trinity.htm)

6. Lockdown (4:38) – Jah Wobble (Single available via jahwobble.bandcamp.com/track/lockdown; see also jahwobble.com)

7. In The Chestnut Tree (4:04) – Squier Squier (Single available via squiersquier.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-chestnut-tree; see also squiersquier.co.uk)

8. Welcome Home (3:01) – Marc Canham (Taken from the album ‘I Care A Lot (Music from the Netflix Film)’; see marccanhamsoundtrack.bandcamp.com)

9. Move Many (joints) (2:55) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

10. The Awakening (11:15) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘To Touch the Sky’; see theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com/album/to-touch-the-sky & www.theemeralddawn.net)

11. Stripped Bare (4:24) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

12. Toes (4:41) – Polyhymns (Taken from the ‘Hybrid Sunday’ EP; see polyhymns.bandcamp.com/album/hybrid-sunday-ep & linktr.ee/Polyhymns)

13. It’s All We Are (4:24) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

14. Chew (6:21) – Hannah’s Little Sister (Taken from the ‘EP.mp3EP; see hannahslttlsstr.bandcamp.com/album/ep-mp3 & www.facebook.com/hannahslittlesister/)

15. Pontus Norshammar introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (2:51)

16. Duet Suite (15:38) – Chick Corea & Gary Burton (Taken from the album ‘Duet’; see chickcorea.com & www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/profiles/gary_burton.shtml)

17. Birds (2:16) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

18. Two Compartments (5:04) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘Mountains Become Stepping Stones’; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com/album/mountains-become-stepping-stones & www.facebook.com/elifyalvacmusic/)

19. Sleep Tight (5:44) – Marc Canham (Taken from the album ‘I Care A Lot (Music from the Netflix Film)’; see marccanhamsoundtrack.bandcamp.com)

20. Hephaestus the Cuckold (4:20) – Quicksilver Night featuring Farzad Golpayegani (Single available via quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com/track/hephaestus-the-cuckold-feat-farzad-golpayegani which will also be on Quicksilver Night’s forthcoming ‘Asymptote’ album)

21. Midnight Flit (6:09) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘As The Love Continues’; see mogwai.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-love-continues & mogwai.scot)

22. Lavender Philosophy (2:33) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, jennylysander.bandcamp.com/album/northern-folk & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

23. Skipping Rope (3:58) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

24. Remember Where You Are (5:35) – Jessie Ware (Taken from the album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’; see www.jessieware.com)

25. Unboxers (5:52) – Polyhymns (Taken from the ‘Hybrid Sunday’ EP; see polyhymns.bandcamp.com/album/hybrid-sunday-ep & linktr.ee/Polyhymns)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’m not exactly sure at this point what will be happening with the next show, but I promise we will be back with a typically eclectic playlist, so we hope to see you then.

Episode 309: Fredo Viola Interview

This is the 309th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show focuses on an interview with audio-visual artist and singer Fredo Viola. You can expect a typically great mixture of music on this show, as we talk to Fredo, play tracks from his brand new album release ‘My New Head’, and also play some of his all-time favourite music by other people. Across the show, we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including a tribute to the late, great Jim Steinman. 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 52 minutes. Downloaded file is 102.5 MB

1. Uniton (2:33) Boom Pam (Single available via boompamrocks.bandcamp.com/album/uniton; see also www.facebook.com/BoomPam.Rocks)

2. Emmène Moi (3:44) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘La Fiancée’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

3. The Cult (7:05) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

Interview with Fredo Viola

4. Stars and Rainbows (2:30) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

5. Sunset Road (4:45) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

6. Sat In Your Lap (3:30) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming’; see www.katebush.com/)

7. Pirate Jenny (6:43) – Nina Simone (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Nina Simone’; see www.ninasimone.com)

8. Suite No 1 for Jazz Band op. 38_Foxtrot (4:01) – Dmitri Shostakovich (composer), Rozhdestvensky (conductor), Soloists Ensemble of the U.S.S.R. (Taken from the album ‘Suite No 1 for Jazz Orchestra’; see www.britannica.com/biography/Dmitri-Shostakovich)

9. Les Noces – Second Tableau (5:38) – Igor Stravinsky (composer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), English Bach Festival Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Stravinsky: Les Noces, Mass’; see fondation-igor-stravinsky.org/en/)

10. Minuet (2:47) – Alfred Schnittke (composer), Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet & Mstislav Rostropovich (string trio) (Taken from the album ‘Concert for Three, String Trio etc.’; see www.boosey.com/composer/Alfred+Schnittke)

11. Cool Water (3:07) – Odetta (Taken from the album ‘Best Of The Vanguard Years’; see www.odettamusic.com/)

12. Waiting for Seth (2:44) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

13. My White Bicycle (3:18) – Tomorrow (Taken from the album ‘Tomorrow’; see www.allmusic.com/album/tomorrow-mw0000247533)

14. The Pushbike Song (2:30) – The Mixtures (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Mixtures’; see nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-m/mixtures/)

15. Where the Ocean Meets the Sky (4:26) Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley)

16. Heaven Can Wait (4:41) – Meat Loaf (Taken from the album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’; see meatloaf.net/ & jimsteinman.com)

17. Cascade (6:35) – Origamibiro (Taken from the album ‘Miscellany’; see origamibiro.bandcamp.com/album/miscellany & www.facebook.com/Origamibiro)

18. Sounds for the Unseen (10:54) – Daniel Inzani (Single available via danielinzani.bandcamp.com/track/sounds-for-the-unseen; see also danielinzani.co.uk/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, particularly to Fredo Viola for agreeing to do the interview and choosing so much of the music, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, with a typically eclectic show, so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 308: Andy Edwards Interview

This is the 308th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show focuses on an interview with drummer and composer Andy Edwards. You can expect a typically great mixture of music on this show, as we talk to Andy, play tracks from throughout his drumming career, and also play some of his favourite music by other artists and bands. We also continue with our new ongoing ‘Corea Talks’ feature, as we get Andy to pick his favourite track by the late, great Chick Corea. In addition, we’ll also have new music from The Dowling Poole and Fredo Viola. 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 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127.6 MB

1. Slow Genocide (4.43) The Dowling Poole (feat. Tony Wright) (Single available via 369music.bandcamp.com/track/slow-genocide-feat-tony-wright; see also thedowlingpoole.com/)

2. Hyperventilate (7:32) Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see frost.life & www.facebook.com/frostlife/)

3. Dancing with Shadows (6:43) Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

Interview with Andy Edwards

4. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

5. Hot Rock (4:37) – Cozy Powell (Taken from the album ‘Tilt’; see www.cozypowell.com/)

6. Houses Of The Holy (4:02) – Led Zeppelin (Taken from the album ‘Physical Graffiti’; see www.ledzeppelin.com/www.facebook.com/ledzeppelin)

7. Andy Edwards introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (2:04)

8. Nite Sprite (4:32) – Chick Corea (Taken from the album ‘The Leprechaun’; see chickcorea.com)

9. The Anxiety Daemon (9:20) – Andy Edwards (Taken from the album ‘Daemon’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/daemon & www.facebook.com/andy.edwards.drummer/)  

10. When You’re Ugly (3:11) – Louis Cole (feat. Genevieve Artadi) (Taken from the album ‘Time’; see louiscole.bandcamp.com/album/time-2 & www.facebook.com/LouisColeRules)

11. Ryker Skies (9:45) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Frequency’; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive)

12. The Neurosis Daemon (11:25) – Andy Edwards (Taken from the album ‘Daemon’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/daemon & www.facebook.com/andy.edwards.drummer/)

13. Worship (3:38) – Praxis (Taken from the album ‘Profanation: Preparation For a Coming Darkness’; see billlaswell.bandcamp.com/album/profanation-preparation-for-a-coming-darkness)

14. Spirit Of The Father (4:29) – Akira The Don (Taken from the album ‘JBPWAVE: Father’; see akirathedon.bandcamp.com/album/jbpwave-father)

15. Devils Will Reign (7:02) – Rain (Taken from the album ‘Singularity’; rainprogband.bandcamp.com/album/singularity & www.facebook.com/RAINprogband)

16. Open Hearted (3:13) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Magic’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/magic & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

17. Clouded Mirror (4:01) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, particularly to Andy Edwards for agreeing to do the interview and choosing so much of the music, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, when all being well you’ll hear another interview, this time with audio-visual artist, singer and composer Fredo Viola. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

 

 

Episode 307: Never, Never Say Die

This is the 307th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’ve spent the last four shows counting down my 42 favourite albums of 2020, and you can still check out the excellent music on those shows. But this time I’m really starting to introduce you to, and catch up on, a load of 2021 releases, so you’ll find lots of great new music on this show. I’ll be mixing it up too, though, so you can expect a typically eclectic musical mix, covering different time periods and genres, including a feature album from 2018, Mitsune’ by Mitsune, an all-female shamisen trio based in Berlin, who play a dynamic mix of Japanese traditional music, modern shamisen repertoire and their own original compositions & arrangements, and you’ll hear three tracks from that throughout the show. We’ll also be starting off our new feature on the show properly, ‘Corea Talks’, as we get guests to pick their favourite tracks by the late, great Chick Corea. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks for where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.16 MB

  1. A Love Supermeme (3:32) Manitas Nerviosas (Single available via Bandcamp; see orislabel.bandcamp.com/track/a-love-supermeme-single)

  2. I Offered You the Moon (7:51) Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley)

  3. Chrysalis (5:22) Malcolm Galloway (Taken from the EP ‘Wasp 76b’; see malcolmgalloway.bandcamp.com/album/wasp-76b)

  4. Hisho no Hibiki | Jonkara Solo | Tsugaru Jonkara Shin Bushi (6:45) Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Mitsune’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/mitsune)

  5. Harvester (3:54) Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

  6. King Ghost (4:06) Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Future Bites’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/)

  7. The Enchantress Of Number (12:20) Simon McKechnie (Taken from the album ‘Retro’; see mckechnie.bandcamp.com/album/retro)

  8. The Weeping Table (4:14) Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘Sierra’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/sierra-split-with-nyxy-nyx)

  9. Badibaba (4:11) Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com)

  10. The Great Chinggis Khaan (4:33) The HU (Taken from the album ‘The Gereg’; see www.thehuofficial.com)

  11. Anywhere (5:07) Hannah’s Little Sister (Taken from the ‘EP.mp3EP; see hannahslttlsstr.bandcamp.com/album/ep-mp3 & www.facebook.com/hannahslittlesister/)

  12. Flying Dutchman (3:12) Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Mitsune’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/mitsune)

  13. So Far Away (3:12) Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley)

  14. Follower (4:40) Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Future Bites’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/)

  15. The Crack (3:13) Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com)

  16. Our Angel Polygon (4:33) Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Orange Synthetic’; see www.crashrecords.co.uk/products/cobalt-chapel-orange-synthetic & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

  17. Experience (5:51) 8 Hands of Sound (Taken from the album ‘New Light’; see 8hands.bandcamp.com/album/new-light)

  18. Naturales (4:13) Molesome (Taken from the album ‘Are you there?’; see roth-handle.bandcamp.com/album/are-you-there)

  19. Alan Benjamin introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (4:06)

  20. El Bozo (11:34) Chick Corea (Taken from the album ‘My Spanish Heart’; see chickcorea.com)

  21. Gymnopedie No. 1 (2:53) Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Mitsune’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/mitsune)

  22. Ménilmontant (6:05) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available via spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/caligo-m-nilmontant-b-side; see www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

  23. Junior Is a Jitterbug (7:22) The 180 Gs (Single available via davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/track/junior-is-a-jitterbug-cardiacs-cover)

  24. Travelling (3:30) Mira Furlan (Taken from the album ‘Songs from Movies That Have Never Been Made’; see mirafurlan.net)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, when all being well you’ll hear an interview with the drummer Andy Edwards. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 306: Best of 2020, The Big Top 10

This is the 306th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. This show has been over a year in the making and we’ve now reached the big top 10, Eppy Gibbon’s 10 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 10 and 1 in the countdown. In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from genre-bending composer and instrumentalist James Lindsay. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.23 MB.

1. Observatory (5:03) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

2. The Procrastinator (6:21) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

3. Shifter (7:13) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

4. Tara (8:32) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?’; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?’; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

6. EZ Love (5:01) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

7. Good Dogs Never Die (5:15) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

8. Here (5:45)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

9. The Shadow & The Self (7:21) – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

10. The beginning and (5:09) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘The Ascendant′; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-ascendant, www.roomfulofteeth.org & www.facebook.com/roomfulofteeth/)

11. Are we death (5:50) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘The Ascendant′; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-ascendant, www.roomfulofteeth.org & www.facebook.com/roomfulofteeth/)

12. New Light (3:04) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. The Yellow Ship (13:08) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

14. Like a Little Rain (4:26) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

15. Mutation (5:04) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

16. The Lime Kiln Serpent (2:36) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2, fieldlinescartographer.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

17. Kozyrev’s Mirror (10:45) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2, fieldlinescartographer.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

18. Truce (4:55) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

19. Murmur (4:34) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

20. You Broke My Fall (7:03) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

21. Slow Movements (9:25) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, and now that he’s completed the countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, you can expect more of a ‘normal’ show, filled with lots of new 2021 music, plus a few older tracks, covering the usual eclectic range of styles and genres. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 305: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 3

This is the 305th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 3 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown (with the big top 10 countdown being revealed next time). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Garden of Live Flowers and Psychic Equalizer and I’ll reflect on the passing of the late, great Chick Corea. 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 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.6 MB.

1. Ice Cream Heart (2:47) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

2. Sorceress (7:34) – Return To Forever (Taken from the album ‘Romantic Warrior’; see chickcorea.com)

3. The Astronomers (7:09) – Psychic Equalizer (Taken from the EP ‘Revealed II’; see psychicequalizer.bandcamp.com/album/revealed-ii & www.facebook.com/psychicequalizer)

4. Starlings & Crows (3:49) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

5. All Things Good (4:53) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

6. Obedience (5:14) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

7. Heartwashing (2:42) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

8. You Didn’t Know (4:40) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

9. True Minds (5:33) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Half Silences (3:47) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

11. Given a Sign (4:20) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

12. Home True (6:29) – Michael Olatuja feat. Becca Stevens & Robert Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

13. Brighter Day (5:58) – Michael Olatuja feat. Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

14. V (6:38) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

15. Zero (4:52) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

16. Pedal Down (4:44) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

17. Drops (5:49) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

18. Sepia and White (13:31) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

19. The Light Shines Out (6:17) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

20. Like A Diamond Bright (3:31) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

21. Open My Eye (5:26) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

22. Ascension Bells (5:18) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

23. Passports for a Metaphysical Journey (7:07) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the big top 10, the albums from 10 to 1. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 304: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 2

This is the 304th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 2 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 30 and 21 in the countdown (with the top 20 countdown continuing over the course of the next two shows). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Spindle Ensemble and I’ll reflect belatedly on five years since the passing of the late, great David Bowie. 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 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 129.8 MB.

1. Caligo (5:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available via spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/caligo-m-nilmontant-b-side; see www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

2. Warszawa (6:24) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Low’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

3. Survive (Marius de Vries Mix) (4:21) – David Bowie (Remixed single of a track taken from the album ‘Hours’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

4. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

5. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. The Life and Death of Hugo Drax (4:43) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

7. Free As A Bird (5:29) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

8. Sol (4:29) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

9. Les Chansons Sont Des Bouteilles A La Mer (6:12) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

10. Render (4:02) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/

11. Arkon (3:49) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/)

12. Believe It All (6:33) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

13. Lopsided (5:51) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

14. Our Film (5:13) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

15. New Maps (6:18) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

16. Idols In The Flesh Pt 2 (5:19) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

17. Church Of Flesh (5:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. Time Machine (2:47) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

19. Birdsong (6:22) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

20. Heron (7:16) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

21. Mare (7:37) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

22. Weather Girl (3:47) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

23. Back to the Stars (6:07) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the albums from 20 to 11. We hope to see you back again then.