Episode 55: Summer’s End Festival ’10

October 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

This is the 55th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. It’s that time of the year again – 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 sixth year of the festival and it takes place over the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th 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 around two hours 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 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.5 MB.

1. Green Man (3:18) – Magicfolk (Taken from the self-titled debut album; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/magicfolk)

2. Morning Star (4:46) – Flutatious (Taken from the new album Flutatious 2’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/flutatiousUK)

3. Proktor Cylex (6:00) – Thumpermonkey Lives! (Taken from the album ‘We Bake Our Bread Beneath Her Holy Fire; see www.thumpermonkey.com/music & www.myspace.com/thumpermonkey)

4. Aus Tokio (3:54) – Chance:Risiko (Taken from the debut album ‘Sleep Talking’ ; see www.myspace.com/chancerisiko & production.altrock.it/)

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

5. Eternal Rain (6:43) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Aquarius’; see www.haken.fr/ & www.myspace.com/hakenmusic)

6. Artificial World (5:42) – Unitopia (Taken from the album ‘Artificial’; see www.unitopiamusic.com & www.myspace.com/unitopiaband)

7. Do You Tango? (live) (8:40) – Karmakanic & Agents Of Mercy (Taken from the album ‘The Power of Two; see www.reingoldmusic.com/karmakanic.htm & www.myspace.com/reingoldmusic)

8. The Fading Ghosts of Twilight (7:30) – Agents of Mercy (Taken from the album ‘The Fading Ghosts of Twilight’; see www.flowerkings.se/ & www.myspace.com/agentsofmercy)

9. Hive Mind (4:00) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Number Seven’; see www.bloodfish.com & www.myspace.com/phideaux)

10. The Claws Of A Crayfish (5:41) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Number Seven’; see www.bloodfish.com & www.myspace.com/phideaux)

11. Words from another day (2:27) – Sylvan (Taken from the album ‘Presets’; see www.sylvan.de/ & www.myspace.com/sylvanhome)

12. Heliopause Prelude (6:17) – The Resonance Association (Taken from the ‘Heliopause PreludeEP; see theresonanceassociation.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/theresonanceassociation)

13. Summers End (5:08) – Nic Chapman (Taken from the ‘Holyground Progressions Series Sampler’ and likely to appear on Nic’s forthcoming album; see www.myspace.com/nicolaschapman & www.holyground.co.uk/)

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!). I won’t be here for the next episode but you’ll be in good hands with Daniel and Rebsie keeping the seat warm for me as they again present their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon-style music. And then I’ll be back in a few weeks when you’ll hear an interview with Mike Woodman from Thumpermonkey Lives!, talking about the band’s new album. And I hope to see some of you at the Summer’s End festival in October too.


1 Comment

  1. Florian Kochinke said,

    Hey, it’s been a while since we had our last contact. Do you have a facebook page? We should connect. Cheers, Luctone // Florian.

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