Episode 29: Hot Snow

July 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the twenty-ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. It’s kind of back to normal this time around after the last two special shows, so the aim is to cram in as much music as possible; in fact there will be 23 tracks. Not surprisingly, there’s material this time from all over the world, including artists from the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden and the US, adding up to nearly two hours of fascinating and varied music. This month the feature album is ‘Such Fine Particles of The Universe’, the debut album from US band Bubblemath, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, experimental, post rock, gothic polka, pronk rock, sophisticated pop, folk rock, general strangeness, and lots & lots of electronica. 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 5 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.2 MB.

1. Dreg City (4:21) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Somnolent Massive; see www.myspace.com/r3tic & www.cdbaby.com/cd/retictunes3)

2. Oooh! (2:12) – French For Cartridge (Taken from the double-A side single ‘Oooh!/Picture Negative’; see www.cartridgetheband.com/ & www.myspace.com/frenchforcartridge)

3. Doll Hammer (4:37) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

4. Horizon (3:56) – Sonny Jim (Available as a free download via www.macjams.com/artist/sonnyjim & find the original track which was being covered via www.macjams.com/artist/SmokeyVW)

5. 1 = 2 (2:56) – Luctone (Taken from ‘The Luctone EP ; see www.myspace.com/luctone & purchase from www.amazon.com or iTunes)

6. IDM is Rubbish (3:55) – M. in D. (Taken from the EP ‘IDM is Rubbish’; see www.myspace.com/onmindzero & www.miraloop.com)

7. The Brightest Beyond (6:12) – All Smiles (Taken from the album ‘Oh For The Getting And Not Letting Go; see www.allsmilesmusic.com/ & www.myspace.com/allsmilesmusic)

8. Comatone (part one) (4:31) – The Oscillation (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Phase’ ; see www.myspace.com/theoscillations)

9. Hopper (4:07) – Planivaar (Taken from the album The Yellow Square; see www.myspace.com/planivaar & www.splitfemurrecordings.com/)

10. Hot Kathy (4:39) – Apes & Androids (Taken from the album ‘Blood Moon’ ; see www.apesandandroids.com/ & www.myspace.com/apesandandroids)

11. Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home (5:57) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Mogwai Young Team’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/mogwai; provided by the Mevio’s Music Alley www.musicalley.com/)

12. Gonzales (3:53) – Vladimir Bozar ‘n’ Ze Sheraf Orkestar (Taken from their debut album ‘Universal Sprache’; see www.vladimirbozar.com/Vladimir_Bozar_N_Ze_Sheraf_Orkhestar/Vladimir_Bozar_n_Ze_Sheraf_Orkestar.html & www.myspace.com/vladimirbozar)

13. She’s No Vegetarian (2:46) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

14. Blank Face Goblins (3:49) – Veronique Chevalier (Taken from the album ‘Polkahauntus; see weirdval.com/ & www.myspace.com/veronique)

15. Tha I Ban (6:43) – Flutatious (Taken from their self-titled debut album; see www.myspace.com/flutatiousUK)

16. Standstill (3:44) – Coloma (Taken from the album ‘Love’s Recurring Dream; see www.myspace.com/colomamusic & www.italic.de/)

17. Paralleled World of Common Sense (4:12) – Soiled (Taken from the album ‘Slothmotion; see despairsoiledmusic.blogspot.com/ & www.myspace.com/soileddirtybeats)

18. Heavy Billy (4:19) – TCP (Taken from the album The Way ; see http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/ & www.myspace.com/blaketobias)

19. Dry Land (3:20) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness; see http://candythief.com/ & www.myspace.com/candythief)

20. Potential People (6:27) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

21. The Form Of The Good (8:41) – Deluge Grander (Taken from the album ‘The Form Of The Good; see www.delugegrander.com/, www.myspace.com/delugegrander & www.cdbaby.com/cd/delugegrander2)

22. At the Ending (2:34) – Band in Box (Likely to be on the forthcoming second Band in Box album; see http://bandinbox.net/ & www.myspace.com/bandinbox)

Thanks as always to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to you the listeners. Please do spread the word and send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Next month there will be four editions of the show made available – the first should be out early in August, which will be part 1 of an interview with band members from the excellent Thieves’ Kitchen, then we’ll have the second part later in the month, and even later still, two more interviews. It should be an entertaining month!



  1. bill said,

    nice one eppy,the track sounded great on your podcast and we thank you for the promo. great show,keep up the good work….bill

  2. sonnyjim said,

    Great show, Eppy! This one really pushed all the right buttons for me: beautifully paced mix of digitalia plus the occasional dose of prog to cleanse the palate. That Vladimir Bozar ‘n’ Ze Sheraf Orkestar cut was especially eye-opening!

    Thank you for including me in your cavalcade of electronica…



  3. Veronique Chevalier said,

    Ian, Much gratitude for including a slice of my “Sonic Frankenstein” into your programming. I consider it to be a great honor to be included on the same show that features Bubblemath. Merci beaucoup!

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