Episode 32: Summer’s End Festival 09

August 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

This is the thirty-second edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition focuses primarily on this year’s Summer’s End festival, perhaps the UK’s biggest and best progressive rock festival. This is the fifth year of the festival and it takes place over the weekend of the 9th, 10th and 11th of October. We look ahead to the festival via an interview with Stephen Lambe, one of the co-organizers, and there’s music from many of the bands who will be performing (along with a few who aren’t), adding up to well over an hour of fascinating and varied music. Not surprisingly the focus will mainly be on various aspects of progressive rock, but as usual we’re pushing at the edges of musical boundaries so just open your ears and listen. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about the artists/bands played and the festival.

Total running time: 2 hours and 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.7 MB.

1. Big Smoke (9:48) – The Noun (Taken from the album ‘Speed Skating; see www.thenoun.co.uk & www.myspace.com/thenoun)

2. Contest of the Oracle (5:06) – Artizan Quarter (Taken from the album ‘B(l)eak’; see www.artizanquarter.com/ & www.myspace.com/artizanquarter)

3. Time on the scale of one to four (2:03) – Those Men (Taken from the album ‘SobGod’; see www.myspace.com/thosemen & www.zingg.co.uk)

Interview with Stephen Lambe, one of the organizers of the Summer’s End Festival (for more details go to www.summersend.co.uk/)

4. Can You Hack It? (5:10) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com & www.myspace.com/timburness)

5. Not The Face (4:21) – Godsticks (Taken from the ‘Godsticks’ EP; see www.myspace.com/godsticksmusic & http://cdbaby.com/cd/godsticks)

6. Backup (5:30) – Parallel Or 90 Degrees (Demo version of a track that’s likely to appear on the forthcoming album ‘Jitters; not currently commercially available; see www.po90.com/ & www.myspace.com/po90degrees)

7. Heal (3:25) – Sylvan (Taken from the album ‘Presets’; see www.sylvan.de/ & www.myspace.com/sylvanhome)

8. Smoky Wood (4:47) – I/O Earth (Taken from the self-titled debut album; see www.ioearth.com/ & www.myspace.com/islasho)

9. Home (6:37) – I/O Earth (Taken from the self-titled debut album; see www.ioearth.com/ & www.myspace.com/islasho)

10. Falling (6:36) – Mr So and So (Taken from the album ‘Sugarstealer’; see www.mrsoandso.com/home.htm & www.myspace.com/mrsoandso)

11. Skimming Stones (6:59) – Also Eden (Taken from the album It’s Kind Of You To Ask’; see www.alsoeden.com/ & www.myspace.com/alsoeden)

12. Indigo (13:44) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Pure’; see www.pendragon.mu/ & www.myspace.com/toffrecords)

13. Photographic (3:58) – Louise Le May (This is a demo version of a track that will appear on Louise’s forthcoming album ‘Tell Me One Thing That Is New’, available to pre-order now; see http://louiselemay.com/ & www.myspace.com/louiselemay)

Thanks yet again to Stephen for coming in to do the interview, to my engineer without whom the interviews would not happen, to the bands/artists who contributed music, 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 you’ll hear interviews with Daniel Staniforth (a.k.a. Luna Trick) and Rebsie Fairholm, talking about their new albums and their new collaborative project. And I hope to see some of you at the Summer’s End festival in October too.

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