This is the twenty-fourth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Recent editions have focused on Halloween, Christmas, the best music of 2008 and an interview with Richard Wileman of Karda Estra but this month it’s back to normal, or as normal as we ever get anyway. There’s music from all over the world, including artists from the UK, France, Germany and the US, adding up to well over an hour of fascinating and varied music. This month’s feature album is ‘Cowboy Poems Free’ by the mighty Echolyn, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, folky prog, pronk rock and general strangeness. 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 46 minutes. Downloaded file is 97.2 MB.
1. Bearded Man at Sleep (4:11) – Zag and the Coloured Beads (Taken from the album ‘Sawtooth Gripmaster’, originally only available on cassette but now available on CD; see www.zatcb.co.uk/ or www.myspace.com/zagandthecolouredbeads)
4. Au Bal Des Larves (7:36) – Narr (Taken from the album ‘Oxymore Dans La Chrysalide Des Reves’ ; see www.myspace.com/odravyel & www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=36110)
5. In Vidrio (5:36) – Satine (Taken from the album ‘Satine’ (I think); see www.myspace.com/satinemusic)
6. Zephyr (5:06) – Bells & Whistles (Taken from the album ‘Bells & Whistles’ ; see www.myspace.com/bellspluswhistlesmusic and also check out Chris’ weekly radio show called ‘The Curve Ball’ on 101.8 WCR-FM www.wcrfm.com)
7. Broken Dreams of Richard (2:45) – Justin Routzohn (Taken from the album ‘Inner Dream Machine’; see www.myspace.com/justinr)
8. Ascension (3:59) – Justin Routzohn (Taken from the album ‘Inner Dream Machine’; see www.myspace.com/justinr)
11. She Collects Fairies (3:46) – Earthy (I’m not certain about the current status of the debut Earthy album but for more information see www.myspace.com/findearthy)
13. Elongated Thing (3:31) – Zag and the Coloured Beads (Taken from the album ‘Sawtooth Gripmaster’, originally only available on cassette but now available on CD; see www.zatcb.co.uk/ or www.myspace.com/zagandthecolouredbeads)
14. Wonderland (3:37) – The Orbiting (Due to appear on the debut album by the duo, ‘Raygun Dreamdate’, but currently available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/The+Orbiting; see also www.myspace.com/theorbiting)
16. Thanks For The Mammary (3:28) – Asparagus Apocalypse (Available as a free download via www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon)
Thanks as always to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to you the listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when I’ll have lots more new bands and new albums to play for you… 2009 is developing into quite a year for new music already.