Episode 70: Summer’s End Festival ’11

September 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

This is the 70th 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 seventh year of the festival and it takes place over the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th 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). 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 16 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.2 MB.

1. The Total Collapse Of It All (3:50) – Tomahawks For Targets (Taken from the ‘Total Collapse’ EP; see http://tomahawksfortargets.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/tomahawksfortargets?sk=wall)

2. Wholly Holey (2:41) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/)

3. Broken Homes and Goldfish Bones (6:24) – arcs (Taken from the ‘amo amas amat amamus amatis amant’ EP; see arcs.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/arcstheband)

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

4. Destroy All Monsters (7:03) – Dec Burke (Taken from the album ‘Destroy All Monsters’ ; see www.decburke.com/ & www.myspace.com/decburke)

5. Minion’s Song (5:52) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘The Octopus’; see www.amplifiertheband.com/ & amplifier.bandcamp.com/)

6. Le Miroir Aux Alouettes (6:05) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

7. Pieces of loss (6:07) – Casual Silence (Taken from the album ‘Lost in Life’; see www.casualsilence.nl/ & www.myspace.com/casualsilencemusic)

8. Follow Your Leaders (9:22) – The Tangent (Taken from the album ‘A Place In The Queue’; see www.thetangent.org/ & www.last.fm/music/The+Tangent)

9. Anger (5:13) – Magenta (Taken from the album ‘Seven’; see www.magenta-web.com/ & magenta.bandcamp.com/)

10. Surprise, Surprise (4:07) – Caravan (Taken from the album For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night; see www.caravan-info.co.uk/#/ & www.last.fm/music/Caravan)

Thanks yet again to Stephen for coming in to do the interview, 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!). The next show will hopefully be looking forward to another festival, Roast Fest. But before then I hope to see some of you at the Summer’s End festival.

The competition to win a signed copy of Sanguine Hum’s ‘Diving Bell’ album has now closed and I’ll be announcing the winner on a future show.

BTW, thanks to regular listener Tony Owen there is now an App for the Eppy Gibbon podcast show: to find it just type ‘Epileptic Gibbon App’ into Google…



  1. Cynthia Maher Spencer said,

    REALLY like the Lazuli track. More please! And when is their set at Summer’s End? I might just get up there (near enough to old stomping grounds).

    • epilepticgibbon said,

      Glad you enjoyed the Lazuli track. Provisional timings for the Friday suggest that Lazuli are on between 9.30 and 11.15.

  2. Cynthia Maher Spencer said,

    And it was excellent. Best impulse I’ve given in to for a very long time.

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