Episode 247: Twas the Episode Before Christmas

This is the 247th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the last excellent show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio so you’ll hear two tracks taken directly from that, plus one track directly inspired by music from the album. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2018, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.3 MB.

1. The Testimony Of John (5:08) –  Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

2. December (3:55) – Humbird (Single available via humbird.bandcamp.com/track/december; see also www.facebook.com/humbirdhumbird/?ref=hl)

3. Snowflakes on Concrete (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Single available as a free download via thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/track/snowflakes-on-concrete; see also www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation

4. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (2:44) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

5. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

6. Winter Bee (4:40) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. How A Rose (6:39) – Roomful of Teeth (Single available via roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/how-a-rose; see also www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

8. December Train (4:14) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Slope (2013 Deluxe Edition), Vol.1.’; see www.stevejansen.com/)

9. Frost and Furrow (3:25) – Julia Kent (Single available via music.juliakent.com/album/frost-and-furrow; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6:42) – Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell (Single available as a free download via doobiepowell.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also www.robertglasper.com/)

11. Skating (2:26) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

12. Veni Veni Emmanuel (3:22) – Beth Nielsen Chapman (Taken from the album ‘Hymns’; see bethnielsenchapman.com/product/hymns/)

13. There’s Someone on the Roof (Slaybell Mix) (3:38) – Pye Corner Audio (Single available via pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/theres-someone-on-the-roof-slaybell-mix; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

14. The Glaze of the Universe (3:30) – Testbild! (Single available via kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-glaze-of-the-universe; see also www.facebook.com/Testbild-94350211151/)

15. Corpus Christi (5:46) – Rebsie Fairholm featuring Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

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

17. Morning Christmas (3:26) The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Christmas With The Beach Boys’; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

18. Snow Bird (2:37) Chloe March (Single available via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/snow-bird; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

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

19. Oh Blimey It’s Christmas (2:57)  Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the EP ‘Oh Blimey It’s Christmas’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/ & franksidebottom.co.uk/)

20. Snowman (5:04) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

21. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:31) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘That Fuzzy Feeling’; see lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/that-fuzzy-feeling-loaf14, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

22. (Merry Xmas) Face The Future (4:08) – BEAK> (Single available via beak.bandcamp.com/album/merry-xmas-face-the-future; see www.beakmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/beakbristol/)

23. Snowfall (2:55) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Party’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Christmas Time Is Here (4:09) Gramercy Brass (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Time Is Here’; see www.gramercybrass.org/index/)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, and to all listeners. All the best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! 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’m going to be interviewing singer, songwriter & guitarist Marvin B. Naylor, so you’ll hear both music from and music chosen by Marvin, so I hope you’ll return for that.

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Episode 246: Man-Eater of Surrey Green

This is the 246th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘Let No Man Steal Your Thyme’ by Shelagh McDonald.  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 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 121 MB.

1. Freak Street (3:03) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

2. The Fountains Smoke (3:41) – William D. Drake (Taken from the album ‘Briny Hooves’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com and williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

3. Ode to Betsy (4:06) – Jaye Jayle (Taken from the album ‘No Trail and Other Unholy Paths′; see jayejayle.bandcamp.com)

4. Zendegi (4:50) – Ali Azimi (Taken from the album ‘Ezzat Ziad’; see www.aliazimimusic.com)

5. Spirit of Radio (5:00) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘Permanent Waves’; see www.rush.com)

6. Allen’s Interlude (2:58) – Mimi and Richard Fariña  (Taken from the album ‘Reflections in a Crystal Wind’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1260593-Richard-Mimi-Farina)

7. Peacock Lady (3:29) – Shelagh McDonald (Taken from the album ‘Let No Man Steal Your Thyme’; see shelaghmcdonald.wordpress.com)

8. Colours (3:23) – Marvin B. Naylor (Not yet released; see www.marvinbnaylor.com)

9. An Acre of Land (3:31) – PJ Harvey & Harry Escott (Taken from the album ‘An Acre of Land’; see pjharvey.net)

10. Dance of the Bacchantes (4:58) – Dead Can Dance (Taken from the album ‘Dionysus’; see www.deadcandance.com)

11. Dark Spring (3:25) – Beach House (Taken from the album ‘7’; see www.beachhousebaltimore.com)

12. Spiral Architect (Architectus Urbis Caelestis) (4:53) – Rondellus (Taken from the album ‘Sabbatum’; see www.rondellus.ee)

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

13. Dead Pop Stars (3:20) – Altered Images (Taken from the album ‘Happy Birthday’; see www.discogs.com/artist/90494-Altered-Images)

14. Dowie Dens of Yarrow (6:52) – Shelagh McDonald (Taken from the album ‘Let No Man Steal Your Thyme’; see shelaghmcdonald.wordpress.com)

15. Hansel (Breadcrumbs) (4:31) Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Neptune’; see www.eliza-carthy.com)

16. I Heard a Butterfly (5:41) – Maxophone (Taken from the album ‘Maxophone’; see www.maxophone.com/en/)

17. Heal (4:18) Soap&Skin (Taken from the album ‘Heal′; see soapandskin.com)

18. Somewhere in Scotland (4:49) Mull Historical Society (Taken from the album ‘Wakelines’; see mullhistoricalsociety.com)

19. Policenauts 2000 (2:12) – The Fucking Champs (Taken from the album ‘V’; see www.dragcity.com/artists/the-fucking-champs)

20. Planets (4:50) Lisa O’Neill (Taken from the album ‘Pothole in the Sky’; see lisaoneill.ie )

21. Streets of Derry (7:32) Trees (Taken from the album ‘On the Shore‘, see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=936)

22. Sanctuary Spells (3:03) – Vinyl Williams (Taken from the album ‘Opal’; see vinylwilliams.bandcamp.com)

23. Haunt (5:51) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Taken from the album ‘Wrong Creatures’; see www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com)

24. Suspirium (3:22) – Thom Yorke (Taken from the album ‘Suspiria’; see pitchfork.com/artists/4823-thom-yorke)

25. Tilly Finn and Dancing Ledge (2:07) – Marvin B. Naylor (Not yet released; see www.marvinbnaylor.com)

26. Stargazer (4:10) – Shelagh McDonald (Taken from the album ‘Let No Man Steal Your Thyme’; see shelaghmcdonald.wordpress.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 next time with lots of great 2018 music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

Episode 245: Dial A Deadly Number

This is the 245th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). If you’re reading this you presumably survived the terrors unleashed by the recent Halloween special and hopefully you’re now ready for a more normal show, whatever that means. We have a feature album this time around, ‘Coming Home’, the 2014 solo album by Paul Mallyon so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, with lots of brand new music from 2018, and a few older tracks thrown in for good measure. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141 MB.

1. Outer Space Mission (1:59) – Julius Vanderbilt (Taken from the album ‘Action Catalyst’; see juliusvanderbilt.bandcamp.com/album/action-catalyst & www.mixcloud.com/JuliusVanderbilt/)

2. I’m Desperate (4:10) – BC Camplight (Taken from the album ‘Deportation Blues’; see bellaunion.com/artists/bc-camplight/)

3. The Present Day (3:28) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)  

4. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

5. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

6. Weep, O Mine Eyes (1:57) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/)  

7. Takes One To Know One (7:50) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

As part of the feature ‘Cats’ Corner’:

8. Lone Wolf And Cub (5:29) – Thundercat (Taken from the EP ‘The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam’; see thundercat.bandcamp.com/album/the-beyond-where-the-giants-roam-1)

9. Big Game Fishing (5:14) – The Wood Demons (Single available via thewooddemons.bandcamp.com/track/big-game-fishing; see also www.facebook.com/TheWoodDemons/)

10. AlgoRhythm (6:02) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

11. Pen! Paper! Paper! Pen! (1:49) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com/blog/2018/6/29/now-we-have-power-coming-october-12th-2018, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

12. In Circles (5:02) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)

13. A Swallow Song (3:49) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

14. Phase II (11:20) – Mildlife (Single available via mildlife.com.au/album/phase-ii; see also www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

15. Océano de Leche (7:18) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Lightworks’; see stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/lightworks & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra)

16. 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/)

17. Dream In (3:39) Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

18. Cirkus – Part. II (6:20) Six-Ring Circus (Taken from the album ‘Six-Ring Circus’; see six-ringcircus.com/www.facebook.com/sixringcircusband/)

19. Visitor (3:59)  Astralingua (Single available via astralingua.bandcamp.com/track/visitor-2; see also www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

20. Former Islands (5:27) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

21. Invisible Ink (3:24) – You Tell Me (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

22. Marionettes (7:56) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

23. Opal Furl (4:50) – Tribes of Europe vs. Skeleton Hand (Taken from the EP ‘Some Earth Music For The Lonely Children of Space (And Other Dimensions)’; see tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/some-earth-music-for-the-lonely-children-of-space-and-other-dimensions & soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

24. Lift the Veil (4:42) Polyethylene Pet (Taken from the album ‘Famous Station Breaks’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet/)

25. Fortune Smiles (4:12)  Audrey Harrer (Single available via audreyharrer.bandcamp.com; see also www.audreyharrer.netwww.facebook.com/audreyharrermusic/)

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

26. Ain’t No Pleasing You (4:14) – Chas & Dave (Taken from the compilation album ‘Greatest’; see www.chasndave.net/)

27. The Colour of You (4:21) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)

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. For the next show I’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.

Episode 244: A Touch of Brimstone

This is the 244th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature film, the 1973 version of ‘The Wicker Man’, so you’ll hear three tracks that are either inspired by the film or versions of tracks taken from its soundtrack. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours. Downloaded file is 109.8 MB.

1. Fright Pattern (1:45) – Julius Vanderbilt (Taken from the album ‘Action Catalyst’; see juliusvanderbilt.bandcamp.com/album/action-catalyst & www.mixcloud.com/JuliusVanderbilt/)

2. Soft Rains Theme (2:22) – Zarelli (Taken from the album ‘Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

3. Suspiria (Main Title) (5:55) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Goblin Collection 1975-1989’; see www.goblinofficial.com/, www.facebook.com/Goblin-Claudio-Simonettis-608532229212354/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

4. Danse Macabre Superdeluxe (arrangement 4, Mausolée Méchanique) (8:36) – Secret Chiefs 3 (Available as a single – see secretchiefsthree.bandcamp.com/album/danse-macabre-superdeluxe; see also www.webofmimicry.com/www.facebook.com/secretchiefs3/)

5. The Wicker Man (2:31) – The Story (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn Reborn: Dark Britannica’; see coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/john-barleycorn-reborn-dark-britannica-csr84cd)

6. A Forked Tale (8:24) – Forktail (Taken from the album ‘Forktail’; see forktail.bandcamp.com/album/forktailwww.facebook.com/redkite666/)

7. It’s Behind You (6:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

8. The Evil Eye Is Liquified (5:06) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

9. Medusa (5:20) – Emma Ruth Rundle (Taken from the album ‘Marked For Death’; see emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com/album/marked-for-death, www.emmaruthrundle.com & www.facebook.com/emmaruthrundle/)

10. The Pit And The Pendulum (8:13) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘The Land Of Ghosts 3’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-land-of-ghosts-3 & www.kardaestra.co.uk/)

11. The Tinker Of Rye (2:27) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’, though note that if you buy the digital download version of the album via Bandcamp, it does not include ‘The Tinker Of Rye’ track. The track is however available on other digital download platforms like itunes, Amazon etc. & is also included on the CD edition. See richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veil & www.kardaestra.co.uk/)

12. Nightmare (7:10) – Anthony Phillips (Taken from the compilation album ‘Anthology’; see www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/AnthonyPhillipsOfficial)

13. Scherzo No. 5 in Death Minor (4:46) – Hollywood Burns (Taken from the album ‘Invaders’; see blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/invaders)

14. The Locust (6:38) – Huge Baby (Taken from the album ‘Portrait of Ahead’; see www.organart.demon.co.uk/biohugebaby.htm)

15. Showers of blood (3:18) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Where business meets fashion’; schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/where-business-meets-fashionwww.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

16. Willow’s Song (3:49) – Kelli Ali (Taken from the album ‘Butterfly’; see kelliali.bandcamp.com/album/butterfly & www.kelliali.com/)

17. My Demons Hunt (4:57) Golden Caves (Taken from the album ‘Collision’; see goldencaves.com/ & freiamusic.co.uk/album/collision)

18. Deckchair For Your Ghost (5:42) Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)  

19. Hungry Ghost (3:58)  Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

20. The Ghost of Eddie Bingo (2:18) – The Nature Centre (Taken from the double a-side single ‘The Pinch/The Ghost of Eddie Bingo’; see thenaturecentre.bandcamp.com/album/the-pinch-the-ghost-of-eddie-bingo, thenaturecentre.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheNatureCentre)

21. Familiar (5:00) – Forktail (Taken from the album ‘Forktail’; see forktail.bandcamp.com/album/forktailwww.facebook.com/redkite666/)

22. Bay Songs (6:48) – Gadadu (Taken from the album ‘Outer Song’; see gadadu.bandcamp.com/album/outer-song & www.gadadu.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and of course to Count Eppy Gibbon. 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. The show will return to some semblance of normality next time with a typically eclectic mixture of lots of great 2018 music, plus a few older tracks, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 243: TV Themes Special 3

This is the 243rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a couple of these shows before (back in 2015 & then in 2017) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will round out a successful trilogy. 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. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature TV show, the 1968 children’s serial drama, ‘The Tyrant King’, which was notable for its use of a progressive music soundtrack, so you’ll hear three of the tracks that were used as part of that show’s soundtrack. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – 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/)

2. (Theme From) The Monkees (2:21) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Monkees’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

3. Mission: Impossible (2:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Mission: Impossible And Other Thrilling Themes’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

4. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

5. Divertimento – 1. Prelude (2:00) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘The 20th Century Album’; see www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/pjbe.org/about/)

6. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

7. Le Parc (3:21) – Tangerine Dream (Taken from the album ‘Le Parc’; see www.tangerinedream.org/www.facebook.com/TANGERINEDREAM.OFFICIAL/)

8. Guitar Man (2:56) – Elvis Presley (Taken from the album ‘From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I’; see elvisthemusic.com)

9. Quantum Leap Main Title Theme (2:08) – Mike Post (Taken from the single ‘Scott Bakula Performs Somewhere In The Night’; see web.archive.org/web/20070813213339/http://arts.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/post-mike-biography)

10. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (Instrumental) (4:24) – David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see davidarnoldmusic.com/)

11. Lost In Space (Theme) (3:26) – Apollo 440 (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate… Movies’; see www.apollo440.com/)

12. Out Of The Blue (6:14) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘Blue Moves’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

13. Bring Me Sunshine (1:52) – Morecambe & Wise (Taken from the album ‘EMI Comedy Classics’; www.morecambeandwise.com/

14. Astronomy Domine (4:13) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see  www.pinkfloyd.com/)

15. Run With Us (4:40) – Cygnets (Single available via cygnets.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us-lisa-lougheed-cover; see also cygnetsngp.bandcamp.com/)

16. The Liberty Bell March (3:38) – Brass Band Riga (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classics on TV’; see www.montypython.com/)

17. Knight Rider Main Theme (1:20) Stu Phillips (Taken from the album ‘The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)’; see www.stuwho.com/)

18. Theme From Starsky & Hutch (5:51) The James Taylor Quartet (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funk’; see www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/jtq/)

19. Gangsters (2:28)  Greenslade (Taken from the album ‘Time and Tide’; see www.temple-music.com/dave-greenslade/ & www.angelfire.com/music4/greenslade/index.html)

20. Penthouse Suite (1:58) – Syd Dale (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Sixties’; see radiosoundsfamiliar.com/syd-dale.php)

21. (Theme From) The Krypton Factor (0:53) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Inluence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

22. Light Flight (3:14) – Pentangle (Taken from the album ‘Basket of Light’; see www.pentangle.info/JMPentangle/HOME.html & www.facebook.com/Pentangle/)

23. Because Of You (3:13) – Dexys Midnight Runners/Kevin Rowland (Non-album single released in 1986 & available via assorted compilations; see www.dexysonline.com/)

24. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

25. The Persuaders (2:10) – The Prisoners (Taken from ‘The Prisoners’ EP; see theprisoners1.bandcamp.com/album/the-prisoners)

26. Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:14) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record′; see www.rwcc.com/ & www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/)

27. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk’; see jeffbuckley.com)

28. The Tripods (Main Theme) (2:55) – Ken Freeman (Taken from the album ‘The Tripods’; see www.topnote.co.uk/mainframe.htm plus the album is available digitally via Amazon & iTunes)

29. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (4:13) – Nina Persson and David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see www.facebook.com/ninaperssonofficial/ & davidarnoldmusic.com/)

30. Picture Box (2:57) – 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/)

31. Tarot (2:26)  Andrew Bown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970’; see www.andybown.com/)

32. Stranger On The Shore (2:56)  Acker Bilk (Taken from the mix album Late Night Tales: Röyksopp’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/album/late-night-tales-r-yksopp)

33. Whatever Happened To You/The Sleepers in the Hill (5:20)  Soft Hearted Scientists (Taken from the album ‘Whatever Happened to the Soft Hearted Scientists’; see nathanhallandthesinisterlocals.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-happened-to-the-soft-hearted-scientists-3, www.softheartedscientists.com/ & www.facebook.com/SoftHeartedScientists)

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. The show will return next time for another Halloween special, so be afraid, be very afraid…

Episode 242: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 242nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is part 2 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic musical mixture from last year. As part of this we have a feature album, which is ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’, the 2017 toytronica album by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, aka Twink The Toy Piano Band, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, all from 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.51 MB.

1. Dinas (4:40) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep, www.facebook.com/bendith4/, & bendith.cymru/)

2. Glass (4:23) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/)

3. Holy Waters (5:37) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the ‘Holy Waters’ EP; see greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/holy-waters-ep & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/

4. Step Right Up (2:24) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

5. Year Of The Funky (3:36) – Bei Bei and Shawn Lee (Taken from the album ‘Year Of The Funky’; see beibeishawnlee.bandcamp.com & www.beibeizheng.com/main/Home.html)

6. Going Somewhere (8:14) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

7. Ophelia (5:44) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

8. Winds Of The Sky (5:49) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Nels Cline) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)

9. Fides Tua (4:51) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Birmingham (4:39) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Star Roving (5:39) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

12. Wonder Wheel (2:19) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. The Baptism (5:20) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com/track/the-baptism; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

14. Distant Song (5:32) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

15. Bullet Proof (4:10) – This Is The Kit (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine Freeze’; see thisisthekit.co.uk/www.facebook.com/thisisthekit/)

16. Future Forever (4:48) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Utopia’; see bjork.com/splash/ & www.facebook.com/bjork/

17. Move With Me (5:16) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the album ‘The Cleansing’; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleansing, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

18. The Strangers’ House (11:26) The Radiophonic Workshop (Taken from the album ‘Burials In Several Earths’; see radiophonicworkshop.bandcamp.com/album/burials-in-several-earths & www.facebook.com/theradiophonicworkshop/)

19. Karma Market (2:45)  Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

20. Beautiful Play (4:12) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Julia Holter) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)  

21. Glass 2 (5:00) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/

22. Cân Am Gariad (3:56) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep & bendith.cymru/)

23. Falling Ashes (8:01) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

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. I’ll be back again next time for another of my TV themes specials, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 241: Summer’s End Festival Preview

This is the 241st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you should get the new shows as they become available (BUT please let me know if this subscription isn’t working). The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a preview of this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which is taking place on the 5th, 6th & 7th of October, in Chepstow. I’ll be chatting to the organisers about this year’s festival and previewing the line-up, including tracks from all of the bands performing over the three days, plus I’ll be suggesting some acts for future years of the festival. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.76 MB.

1. Symmetry (6:53) – Quicksilver Night (Taken from the album ‘Symmetry’; see quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com/album/quicksilver-night-symmetry & quicksilvernightproductions.com/)

2. Pavilion (5:43) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

3. Pre-Columbian Worry Song (5:25) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

4. Nothing Like Home (6:43) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

Interview with Stephen Lambe & Huw Lloyd-Jones

5. A Dying Man’s Hymn (5:12) – Sky Architect (Taken from the album ‘A Dying Man’s Hymn’; see www.skyarchitect.com/ & www.facebook.com/skyarchitect)

6. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

7. Postlude (Wo Ich Ihn Nicht Hab) (8:01) – When Mary (Taken from the album ‘Tainted’; see www.whenmary.no/ & www.facebook.com/whenmary/)

8. Turn It Off (5:29) – Silhouette (Taken from the album ‘The World is Flat …and other alternative facts’; see silhouettenl.bandcamp.com/album/the-world-is-flat-and-other-alternative-facts & www.silhouetteband.nl/)

9. Nine (6:10) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

10. Entertaining Angels (8:31) – Landmarq (Taken from the album ‘Entertaining Angels’; see www.landmarq.net/index.htmwww.facebook.com/landmarqtheband/)

11. De deux choses lune (4:12) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Saison 8’; see lazuli-music.com/?lang=en & www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI/)

12. Bring Me To The Water (5:02) – Golden Caves (Taken from the album ‘Collision’; see goldencaves.com/ & freiamusic.co.uk/album/collision)

13. Pearl Of The Lake (5:11) – Kaprekar’s Constant (Taken from the album ‘Fate Outsmarts Desire’; see www.kaprekarsconstant.com/kaprekars.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Kaprekars/)

14. Yawn Of A Blink (6:18) – Edensong (Taken from the album ‘Years In The Garden Of Years’; see lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album/years-in-the-garden-of-years & www.edensongtheband.com/)

15. Worlds Of Yesterday (5:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness/

16. Reflections (2:09) – Magenta (Taken from the album ‘Chameleon’; see www.magenta-web.com/, magenta.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Magenta-8643003739/)

For more details about the Summer’s End Festival, see www.summersend.co.uk/

17. A Promise (4:46) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to Stephen and Huw for coming in for the interview, 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’ll be back again next time for the second part of my review of some great music from 2017 that didn’t feature in my top 30 countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.