Episode 339: Bubblemath Interview

This is the 339th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our main feature on this show is an interview with Kai Esbensen from the band Bubblemath. You’ll hear three tracks from Bubblemath, including two from their brand new album ‘Turf Ascension’, plus you’ll hear some personal favourite tracks by other artists chosen by Kai and the rest of the band. Other than that, you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music, including some tracks from great 2022 releases, plus we mourn the loss of American musician, singer and songwriter Julie Cruise. 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 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.32 MB.

1. Align (3:55) – Alfa Collective (Taken from the EP ‘Hello Egg’; see alfacollective.bandcamp.com/album/hello-egg, alfacollective.com, & www.facebook.com/alfacollective)

2. Superhero (Battaglia Remix) (5:19) – Faith No More (Single available to buy digitally via faithnomore.bandcamp.com/track/superhero-battaglia-remix; see also www.fnm.com & www.facebook.com/therealalexanderhacke)

Interview with Kai Esbensen from the band Bubblemath

3. Be Together (5:37) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe’; see bubblemath.bandcamp.com/album/such-fine-particles-of-the-universe, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

4. In the Dead of Night (5:34) – U.K. (Taken from the album ‘U.K.’; see www.facebook.com/EJ.UK.fanpage/ & johnwetton.com)

5. Aja (8:00) Steely Dan (Taken from the album ‘Aja’; see www.steelydan.com/#!/ & www.facebook.com/SteelyDan)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

6. Drive (3:54) – The Cars (Taken from the compilation album ‘Complete Greatest Hits’; see thecars.org)

7. One For The Vine (10:01) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Wind & Wuthering’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

8. Adagio for Strings (8:23) – London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry (Taken from the compilation album ‘The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music’; see www.lpo.org.uk & www.wisemusicclassical.com/composer/72/Samuel-Barber/)

9. Everything (10:14) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Turf Ascension’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/turf-ascension, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

10. Spider Heard (5:38) – Guerilla Toss (Single available to buy digitally via guerillatoss.bandcamp.com/track/spider-heard; see also www.guerillatoss.com)

11. Chondromalacia Patella (4:49) Black Midi (Taken from the album ‘Cavalcade’; see bmblackmidi.bandcamp.com/album/cavalcade, bmblackmidi.com & www.facebook.com/blackmidi)

12. Everything Means Nothing to Me (2:23) Elliott Smith (Taken from the album ‘Figure 8’; see elliottsmith.co)

13. Oblivion (5:57) M83 (feat. Susanne Sundfør) (Taken from the album ‘Oblivion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see ilovem83.com)

14. Tredecadrome (15:16) – Ben Monder (Taken from the album ‘Hydra’; see benmonder.bandcamp.com/album/hydra & www.benmonder.com/)

15. Refuse (10:56) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Turf Ascension’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/turf-ascension, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

16. EppyFest 9 promo (2:50) (This year’s EppyFest is happening over the weekend of the 16th and 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order now via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/)

17. Nervous Boundaries (5:05) – For Breakfast (Taken from the EP ‘Trapped in the Big Room’; see glasshouserecords.bandcamp.com/album/trapped-in-the-big-room & www.facebook.com/forbreakfastband)

18. Falling (Demo) (6:01) – Julee Cruise (Taken from the EP ‘Three Demos’; see juleecruisesb.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to Kai Esbensen for the interview, and to him and the rest of Bubblemath for their music and their musical choices, and of course to all of you listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything in between. The next show will be a half-term report, so I’ll specifically be focusing on some of the best music to be released so far in 2022. I hope to see you then.

Episode 338: A Few Words for the Dead

This is the 338th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, which previewed EppyFest 9, this show is balanced between reflecting on some hugely important musicians and composers who we have sadly lost in recent weeks, and focusing on some great new music. There’s no feature album this time but instead we’ll have a feature artist, Vangelis, the great musician, composer and songwriter who sadly passed away on the 17th May this year. You’ll hear four tracks either from or related to the music of Vangelis scattered throughout the show, and we’ll cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres across the playlist. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.3 MB.

1. Air (3:59) – C Duncan (Taken from the album ‘Alluvium’; see cduncan.bandcamp.com/album/alluvium, www.cspaceduncan.com & www.facebook.com/cspaceduncan/)

2. Rest Your Weary Head (A Song for Potterhanworth) (3:54) – Duir! (Single available to buy via duir1.bandcamp.com/track/rest-your-weary-head-a-song-for-potterhanworth; see also www.facebook.com/songsfromtheoak)

3. Summer Harvest (1:47) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

4. EppyFest 9 promo (2:50) (This year’s EppyFest is happening over the weekend of the 16th and 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order now via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/)

5. Forever (3:53) Schnauser (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Altra Seccatura’; see schnauser.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

6. I’ll Find My Way Home (4:29) – Jon & Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘The Friends of Mr Cairo’; see www.jonanderson.com & http://elsew.com/)

7. Anne of Cleves (7:53) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic, & alanwhite.net/)

8. Lachrymose (4:01) – Sang Froid (Single available to buy via sangfroidfroidsang.bandcamp.com/track/lachrymose; see also www.facebook.com/sangfroidfroidsang)

9. SIMR (3:22) – Colouratura (Taken from the single ‘Toy Soldiers/SIMR’; see colouratura.bandcamp.com/album/toy-soldiers-simr-single & www.facebook.com/colouratura.album)

10. Ideas of Space (3:40) – Tess Roby (Taken from the album ‘Ideas of Space’; see tessroby.bandcamp.com/album/ideas-of-space & www.facebook.com/tessroby)

11. Here Come Bright Phoebe (5:06) Fowl (Taken from the EP ‘Mrs Hudson’; see fowl1.bandcamp.com/album/mrs-hudson & www.facebook.com/FOWL-110091251157637)

12. The Lamb (4:35) Aphrodite’s Child (Taken from the album ‘6 6 6’; see http://elsew.com/)

13. Obligations (3:14) Schnauser (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Altra Seccatura’; see schnauser.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

14. Oblivion (7:35) – LINDE (Taken from the album ‘Circadian’; see maaikevanderlinde.bandcamp.com/album/circadian)

15. Perky Pat (6:03) – Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Confidence Trick’; see hatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com/album/the-confidence-trick, hatsoffgentlemen.com, & www.facebook.com/itsadequate

16. Nobody (3:57) – Circus Mircus (Taken from the EP ‘Circus Mircus’; see circusmircus.bandcamp.com/album/circus-mircus & www.facebook.com/circusmircusunofficial)

17. Heroes Awaken (4:58) – Steve Cochrane (Taken from the album ‘Heroes Awaken 30: Reimagined/Reawakened’; see stevecochrane.bandcamp.com/album/heroes-awaken-30-reimagined-reawakened)

18. Disko Arabesque (4:20) – Şatellites (Taken from the album ‘Şatellites’; see satellites-tlv.bandcamp.com/album/atellites & batovrecords.com/artists/satellites/)

19. Mother (4:57) – For Breakfast (Taken from the EP ‘Songs in the Key of O’; see glasshouserecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs-in-the-key-of-o & www.facebook.com/forbreakfastband)

20. Tigermoth (2022 Remaster) (7:42) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Alternate History 2’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/alternate-history-vol-2, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/

21. Rachel’s Song (4:48) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘Blade Runner (Original Score from the Motion Picture)’; see http://elsew.com/)

22. Chateaux Faits De Vent (15:09) – Klaus Schulze (Taken from the album ‘Silhouettes’; see klausschulze.bandcamp.com/album/silhouettes & www.klaus-schulze.com

23. Roadworks (3:50) – Sang Froid (Single available to buy via sangfroidfroidsang.bandcamp.com/track/roadworks; see also www.facebook.com/sangfroidfroidsang)

24. Cloudwatching (7:18) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Replicant’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/replicant & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

25. Waiting For The Night (6:07) – Depeche Mode (Taken from the album ‘Violator’; see www.depechemode.com/ & www.facebook.com/depechemode)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything in between, and I’ll specifically focusing on the new album by Bubblemath. I hope to see you then.

Episode 337: EppyFest 9 Preview

This is the 337th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The main focus for this show is to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest 9, happening in Cheltenham over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July at Smokey Joe’s. You’ll hear tracks from all six of the acts playing at EppyFest this year, including a feature album, ‘13 Moons’, the 2021 album by Hands of the Heron who will be headlining the Sunday of EppyFest 9, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. You’ll also be hearing some spoken word contributions from each of the EppyFest acts, so you’ll get some insights into what you can expect from them and what they’re looking forward to about the festival, and we’ll cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres across the playlist, including some tributes to people we have sadly lost recently. 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 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.42 MB.

1. Lock Me In (2:38) – Circus Mircus (Single available to buy via various digital music outlets; see eurovision.tv/participant/circus-mircus-22, circusmircus.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/circusmircusunofficial)

2. Just One More (4:33) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but it will appear on a new four-track EP, hopefully available to buy in time for EppyFest 9; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

3. Giving Up (and Letting Go) (4:05) – The Curator (Taken from the album ‘All Lombard Street to a China Orange’; see thecurator1.bandcamp.com/album/all-lombard-street-to-a-china-orange & www.cromerzone.co.uk/)

4. Other People (3:27) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the compilation album ‘Weirdshire at Babar’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com/album/weirdshire-at-babar, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/i-will-be-a-pilgrim, www.archgarrison.co.uk, & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

5. Allyson and Leo from Garden of Live Flowers talk about EppyFest 9 (2:16)

6. Tubular Rainbows (7:10) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

7. Inside Out (4:30) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

8. Ark (3:09) – Psychedelicat (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/ark, www.psychedelicat.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Psychedelicat-107045578554189)

9. Softly Spoken Woman (5:14) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

10. Craig Fortnam from Arch Garrison talks about EppyFest 9 (0:53)

11. I Could Be So Good For You (3:14) – Dennis Waterman (Single available as a digital download; see www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/09/dennis-waterman-obituary)

12. Alistair Murphy, aka The Curator, talks about EppyFest 9 (2:45)

You’ll be able to see The Curator perform live at both The Judy Dyble Memorial Festival over the weekend of 9th and 10th July – judydyble.com/articles/judy-dyble-memorial-festival-announced – and at EppyFest 9 on the 16th July – www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

13. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Live At WM Jazz’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial)

14. EppyFest 9 promo (2:50) (This year’s EppyFest is happening over the weekend of the 16th and 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order now via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/)

15. Solar System (3:49) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

16. Sweet Dreams Form A Shade (3:57) – Craig Fortnam (Taken from the ‘Lunar One Apr 22’ single; see craigfortnam.bandcamp.com/album/lunar-one-apr-22)

17. Neil Campbell and Úna Quinn talk about EppyFest 9 (0:32)

18. MRI (8:12) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

19. Sin é (4:40) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

20. Passport To Magonia (6:48) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Great Escape’; see kmpuk.co.uk/product/klee-017/ & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

21. Rebsie and Marvin from Psychedelicat talk about EppyFest 9 (4:22)

22. The Wrong Music (19:36) – The Curator (Taken from the album ‘All Lombard Street to a China Orange’; see thecurator1.bandcamp.com/album/all-lombard-street-to-a-china-orange & www.cromerzone.co.uk/)

23. Beth Roberts from Hands of the Heron talks about EppyFest 9 (2:57)

24. Open My Eye (5:26) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

25. Moonbloom (5:31) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

26. Tears In Rain (3:01) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘Blade Runner (Original Score from the Motion Picture)’; see http://elsew.com/)

27. Bright Hucclecote (6:08) – Psychedelicat (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/track/bright-hucclecote, www.psychedelicat.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Psychedelicat-107045578554189)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything in between, and I’ll be paying a special tribute to the late, great Vangelis. I hope to see you then.

Episode 335: 15 Years Not Out

This is the 335th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is a special show as we celebrate 15 years of Eppy Gibbon. We have a feature album this time, from a band featured on the show many times over the years, namely Bubblemath. Specifically, the feature album is their second, ‘Edit Peptide’, from 2017, and you’ll hear three fabulous tracks from it throughout the course of show. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including lots of great 2022 music, plus some dips into the past, including a reminder about this year’s EppyFest and a return to our semi-regular 80s feature. 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 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.6 MB.

1. Copper Green Flame (2:25) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

You can see Hands of the Heron at this year’s EppyFest on the 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

2. Hello Egg (1:35) – Alfa Collective (Taken from the EP ‘Hello Egg’; see alfacollective.bandcamp.com/album/hello-egg, alfacollective.com, & www.facebook.com/alfacollective)

3. Break It Apart (3:29) – Alfa Collective (Taken from the EP ‘Hello Egg’; see alfacollective.bandcamp.com/album/hello-egg, alfacollective.com, & www.facebook.com/alfacollective)

4. A Void That I Can Depart To (10:08) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, bubblemath.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

5. Walking Her Dog (6:22) Green Asphalt (Taken from the album ‘Green Asphalt’; see greenasphalt.bandcamp.com/releases & greenasphalt.thealbum.se)

6. Alchemist (4:37) – Lunar Noon (Taken from the album ‘Symbolic Creature’; see lunarnoon.bandcamp.com/album/symbolic-creature, www.lunar-noon.com, & www.facebook.com/lunarnoontunes)

7. No Foodstool Left Behind (3:16) – The Bob Lazar Story (Single available to buy via theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/track/no-foodstool-left-behind; see also www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

8. pareidolia (4:44) – Windmills (Taken from the album ‘what need is there to weep?’; see windmillskeepmoving.bandcamp.com/album/what-need-is-there-to-weep, www.windmillsmusic.com, & www.facebook.com/windmillskeepmoving)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

9. Viaje hacia la luz (5:08) – Oksana Linde (Taken from the album ‘Aquatic and Other Worlds’; see buhrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aquatic-and-other-worlds & daily.bandcamp.com/features/oksana-linde-aquatic-and-other-worlds-feature)

10. Close (To The Edit) (4:11) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘Influence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

11. Silver Rays (3:51) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Django Django’; see www.djangodjango.co.uk/, djangodjango.bandcamp.com/album/django-django, & www.facebook.com/thedjangos/)

12. Myg (10:18) Sofie Birch (Taken from the album ‘Island Alchemy’; see ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/island-alchemy, www.sofiebirch.dk, & www.facebook.com/sofiebirchxix)

13. Destiny Repeats Itself (7:24) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, bubblemath.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

14. Stureby House Piano (4:59) – Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer (Taken from the album ‘Recordings from the Åland Islands’; see intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/recordings-from-the-land-islands)

15. Part Cloud (10:32) – Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Unfolding’; see hannahpeelmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-unfolding, www.hannahpeel.com/, & www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic/)

16. Petrichor (5:21) – Those Men (Taken from the album ‘Fecundness’; see orcd.co/thosemen_fecundness, thosemen.co.uk, thosemen.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen)

17. Old School Tie (4:11) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘Dark Before Dawn’; see pattersonmelbourne.bandcamp.com)

18. Tom Sawyer (7:44) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; see bradmehldau.bandcamp.com/album/jacobs-ladder & www.bradmehldau.com)

19. French Boys (5:14) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Pompeii’; see catelebon.bandcamp.com/album/pompeii & www.catelebon.com/)

20. The Sensual Con (7:36) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, bubblemath.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

21. The Undarkening Sky (5:13) – anthéne & Simon McCorry (Taken from the album ‘Mind of Winter’; see hiddenvibes.bandcamp.com/album/mind-of-winter, www.facebook.com/hidevibes, anthene.bandcamp.com, & www.simonmccorry.com)

22. Moon Over Deetjen’s (6:44) – Mary Lattimore (Single available to buy via marylattimoreharpist.bandcamp.com/track/moon-over-deetjens; see also www.marylattimore.net/)

23. Moving On (2:04) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘The Inner World Outside’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com/album/the-inner-world-outside & www.facebook.com/electricmudhq)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, and to all listeners, not just for this show but for the last 15 years. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything in between. I hope to see you then.

Episode 334: Mission… Highly Improbable

This is the 334th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the last show, when the focus was on live music, this time around there’s a mixture of musical tributes to people that we have lost recently, plus a focus on lots of new 2022 music. There’s no feature album this time, but instead we have a feature artist, none other than the late, great Michael Nesmith. You will hear three fabulous tracks, from Nesmith’s time with The Monkees and/or highlighting his great songwriting talents. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including lots of great 2022 music, plus some dips into the past. 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 136 MB.

1. Circle Sky (3:33) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Justus’; see www.monkees.com/, www.monkees.net/ & www.videoranch3d.com)

2. Rope (4:18) – Foo Fighters (Taken from the album ‘Wasting Light’; see www.foofighters.com & www.taylorhawkins.com)

3. Tower (4:04) – In-Dreamview (Single available to buy via in-dreamview.bandcamp.com/track/tower-2 & taken from the forthcoming album Spires; see also www.facebook.com/Indreamview)

4. A Bind (5:18) – Liquid Pennies (Single available to buy via liquidpennies.bandcamp.com/album/a-bind; see also www.facebook.com/LiquidPennies)

5. Miracles (4:42) – Karl Jannuska (Taken from the album ‘Duality’; see karljannuska.bandcamp.com/album/duality & www.karljannuska.com/)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

6. L’enfant (5:01) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘Opéra sauvage’; see http://elsew.com/)

7. April 6th Part 1 (2:51) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Improvisations for Solo Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/improvisations-for-solo-piano)

8. Emperor (6:46) – Baber/Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Baber/Wileman’; see baberwileman.bandcamp.com/album/baber-wileman)

9. Love Is Only Sleeping (2:31) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

10. Lest We Forget (blood) (5:16) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

11. Venus Blue (3:55) – Psychedelicat (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see www.psychedelicat.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Psychedelicat-107045578554189)

You can see Psychedelicat at this year’s EppyFest on the 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

12. Take Five (5:24) The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

13. Fruiting Body (4:04) – Goon (Taken from the EP ‘Paint by Numbers, Vol. 1’; see gooon.bandcamp.com/album/paint-by-numbers-vol-1 & www.facebook.com/goonmusic)

14. Foodstuffs (4:42) – Those Men (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Fecundness’ – available to pre-save via orcd.co/thosemen_fecundness; see also thosemen.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen)

15. Jacob’s Ladder, Pt. I: Liturgy (1:27) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; see bradmehldau.bandcamp.com/album/jacobs-ladder & www.bradmehldau.com)

16. Jacob’s Ladder, Pt. II: Song (11:30) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; see bradmehldau.bandcamp.com/album/jacobs-ladder & www.bradmehldau.com)

17. The Lemon Meringue Rodeo (3:29) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the EP ‘All the Ways Grew Dark’; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-ways-grew-dark)

18. Handedness (14:32) – Glaswegians (Taken from the album ‘Quaternary; see glaswegians.bandcamp.com/album/quaternary & www.facebook.com/glaswegiansmusic

19. Baghon Main (6:44) – Arooj Aftab feat. Darian Donovan Thomas (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

20. Hey Hey Rise Up (3:26) – Pink Floyd feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox (Single available to buy via various digital music outlets; see www.pinkfloyd.com/news/index.php)

21. Sakura (5:02) – Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Hazama’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/hazama & www.mitsune.de)

22. Palm Trees (Love Guitar) (5:21) – Steve Hillage (Taken from the album ‘Green; see stevehillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/stevehillageband/)

23. Turiya (6:49) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

24. Tomorrow and Me (4:17) Micky Dolenz (Taken from the album ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith’; see mickydolenz.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything in between, and our feature album will be Bubblemath’s ‘Edit Peptide’. I hope to see you then.

Episode 333: Wish You Were Here

This is the 333rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). As I was putting this show together, the sun was shining, and I was thinking ahead to my own return to live music – not only with the forthcoming return of EppyFest but also because in April I will hopefully be attending my first live gigs since 2020, including some at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. So, on this show, there’s no feature album, but instead I’m going to be featuring music from a number of acts that, all being well, you’ll be able to see perform live in the weeks and months to come. You can expect a great mixture of music on this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, including music from some 2022 releases, plus some dips into the past. 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 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.8 MB.

1. Serpents (6:19) – Nitin Sawhney (Taken from the album ‘Beyond Skin’; see www.nitinsawhney.com/)

2. The Colossus (6:47) – Graham Costello (Taken from the album ‘Second Lives’; see grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/album/second-lives & www.grahamcostello.com)

3. Coffee Countdown (4:25) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see bonfireradicals1.bandcamp.com/album/the-albino-peacock, www.bonfireradicals.com/home, & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

You can see all three of the above acts as part of this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival – see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/

4. Interstellar Overdrive (9:42) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see www.pinkfloyd.com/ & www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com)

5. Long Road Home (3:44) Caroline Polachek (Track available to buy via carolinepolachek.bandcamp.com/album/billions; see also www.carolinepolachek.com)

6. Chinstrap (5:49) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Handfuls of Night’; see penguincafe.bandcamp.com/album/handfuls-of-night, www.penguincafe.com, & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/whats-on/2022/penguin-cafe/)

7. Cogs in Cogs, Pt. II: Song (4:02) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Jacob’s Ladder’; see bradmehldau.bandcamp.com/album/jacobs-ladder & www.bradmehldau.com)

8. In A Waking Dream (4:39) – BakaNeko Project (Taken from the album ‘Cat Me If You Can’; see zenta.bandcamp.com/album/cat-me-if-you-can)

9. My Happy Place (4:53) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘Dark Before Dawn’; see pattersonmelbourne.bandcamp.com)

10. Algae City (4:03) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com, www.archgarrison.co.uk, & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

You can see Arch Garrison at this year’s EppyFest on the 16th July and tickets are available to pre-order via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

11. Archipelago (7:10) – Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honerg (Taken from the album ‘Recordings from the Åland Islands’; see intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/recordings-from-the-land-islands)

12. ´Xcuse Me (6:33) Green Asphalt (Taken from the album ‘Green Asphalt’; see greenasphalt.bandcamp.com/releases & greenasphalt.thealbum.se)

13. Laid Low/Breathtaker (7:33) – Checking For Echo Project (Taken from the album ‘Life & Other Short Stories: Vol II’; see checkingforecho.bandcamp.com/album/life-other-short-stories-vol-ii & www.gofundme.com/f/support-angel-lynns-recovery)

14. The Elephant (5:37) – Karl Jannuska (Taken from the album ‘Duality’; see karljannuska.bandcamp.com/album/duality & www.karljannuska.com/)

15. Accept Yourself (2:33) – Nitin Sawhney (Taken from the album ‘Onezero’; see www.nitinsawhney.com/ & nitin.bandcamp.com)

16. Remember A Day (4:29) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the compilation album ‘Relics’; see www.pinkfloyd.com/ & www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com)

17. Circularity (4:24) – Graham Costello (Taken from the album ‘Second Lives’; see grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/album/second-lives & www.grahamcostello.com)

18. The Left-Hand Reel (5:47) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see bonfireradicals1.bandcamp.com/album/the-albino-peacock, www.bonfireradicals.com/home, & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

19. Best Behaviour (7:49) – Craig Fortnam (Taken from the ‘Lunar One Mar 22’ single; see craigfortnam.bandcamp.com/album/lunar-one-mar-22)

20. Pythagoras on the Line Again (5:50) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Handfuls of Night’; see penguincafe.bandcamp.com/album/handfuls-of-night, www.penguincafe.com, & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/whats-on/2022/penguin-cafe/)

21. Another Estuary (3:22) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Great Escape’; see kmpuk.co.uk/product/klee-017/ & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

You can see Neil Campbell with Una Quinn at this year’s EppyFest on the 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

22. Waters of March (3:34) – Art Garfunkel (Taken from the album ‘Breakaway’; see www.artgarfunkel.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show because I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything inbetween. I hope to see you then.

Episode 332: Murdersville

This is the 332nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is another show where I will largely continue to focus on brand new music from 2022 releases. You can expect a great mixture of music on this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, including tracks from the aforementioned 2022 releases, plus we’ll make some dips into the past, including a belated celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of the third and final studio album by the late, great Nick Drake, and we also have a feature album, ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’, the 2019 album by Matt Baber, and you can expect three tracks from that throughout the show. 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 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.8 MB.

1. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/retrieval-music-for-piano)

2. Billions (4:57) Caroline Polachek & Oneohtrix Point Never (Track available to buy via carolinepolachek.bandcamp.com/album/billions; see also www.carolinepolachek.com & pointnever.com)

3. Road (2:02) – Nick Drake (Taken from the album ‘Pink Moon’; see www.nickdrake.com/)

4. Heaven Taste (21:22) – No-Man (Taken from the compilation album ‘Heaven Taste’; see www.no-man.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nomanofficial)

5. Dean Bowmer introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (1:09)

6. Elektric city (4:11) – Chick Corea Elektric Band (Taken from the album ‘The Chick Corea Elektric Band’; see chickcorea.com)

7. Scribble Book (4:30) – Ben See (Taken from the EP ‘Blink Blink’; see bensee.bandcamp.com/album/blink-blink, bensee.co.uk, & www.facebook.com/BenSeeSings

8. Wind of Sand (5:59) – Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Hazama’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/hazama & www.mitsune.de)

9. Murmurations (4:46) – Those Men (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Fecundness’; see thosemen.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen)

10. Sonatina No.2 (9:31) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/retrieval-music-for-piano)

11. Why We Speak (6:19) – Robert Glasper feat. Q-Tip & Esperanza Spalding  (Taken from the album ‘Black Radio III’; see robertglasper.bandcamp.com/album/black-radio-iii)

12. Garden of Our Neighbor (3:25) Goon (Taken from the EP ‘Paint by Numbers, Vol. 1’; see gooon.bandcamp.com/album/paint-by-numbers-vol-1 & www.facebook.com/goonmusic)

13. Burn The Skies (5:07) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘Dark Before Dawn’; see pattersonmelbourne.bandcamp.com)

14. Suspension (4:58) – Lunar Noon (Taken from the album ‘Symbolic Creature’; see lunarnoon.bandcamp.com/album/symbolic-creature, www.lunar-noon.com, & www.facebook.com/lunarnoontunes)

15. An Hour with A Bat (3:41) – BakaNeko Project (Taken from the album ‘Cat Me If You Can’; see zenta.bandcamp.com/album/cat-me-if-you-can)

16. Sunset Village (5:46) – Group Listening (Taken from the album ‘Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works, Vol. 2’; see grouplistening.bandcamp.com/album/clarinet-piano-selected-works-vol-2 & www.facebook.com/grouplistening)

17. Passing Wave (6:43) – Baber/Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Baber/Wileman’; see baberwileman.bandcamp.com/album/baber-wileman)

18. Come Away (4:01) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the EP ‘All the Ways Grew Dark’; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-ways-grew-dark)

19. Dark Silhouette (6:40) – anthéne & Simon McCorry (Taken from the album ‘Mind of Winter’; see hiddenvibes.bandcamp.com/album/mind-of-winter, www.facebook.com/hidevibes, anthene.bandcamp.com, & www.simonmccorry.com)

20. Travels (5:46) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/retrieval-music-for-piano)

21. Space Ark (4:01) – Kate Havnevik (Taken from the album ‘Lightship’; see katehavnevik.bandcamp.com/album/lightship & www.katehavnevik.com)

22. Things Behind The Sun (3:57) – Nick Drake (Taken from the album ‘Pink Moon’; see www.nickdrake.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show because I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything inbetween. I hope to see you then.

Episode 331: The Positive Negative Man

This is the 331st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After three shows where I’ve been counting down my 32 favourite albums of 2021, I’m finally presenting a show where I can start to focus on brand new music from 2022 releases. You can expect a great mixture of music on this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, including tracks from the aforementioned 2022 releases, tracks from a few 2021 releases I’ve not yet had chance to feature, and further dips into the past, including a belated celebration of the 90th birthday of American composer John Williams, and we also have a feature album, ‘#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife!’, the 2011 album by Redbus Noface, and you can expect three tracks from that throughout the show. 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 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.1 MB.

1. Drift (5:38) – Daniel Wohl, Viktor Orri Árnason, & the iSing Silicon Valley Choir (Single available to buy via danielwohl.bandcamp.com/album/drift; see also www.newamrecords.com/artists/daniel-wohl)

As part of the feature ‘Cats’ Corner’:

2. Nino (1:50) The Linda Lindas (Single available to buy via thelindalindas.bandcamp.com/album/nino; see also www.thelindalindas.com)

3. Fly She (5:32) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife!’; see redbusnoface.bandcamp.com/album/1-if-it-fights-the-hammer-it-will-fight-the-knife)

4. Wild Signals (4:13) – John Williams (Taken from the album ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind (The Collector’s Edition Soundtrack)’; see www.classicfm.com/composers/williams/)

5. Love You (2:26) – The Free Design (Taken from the album ‘… Sing for Very Important People’; see thefreedesign.com)

6. Snakes and Ladders (3:22) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Snakes and Ladders’; see paulmallyon.bandcamp.com/album/snakes-and-ladders)

7. Fuse One (5:46) Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Improvisations for Solo Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/improvisations-for-solo-piano)

8. Day Follows Night (5:49) – Baber/Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Baber/Wileman’; see baberwileman.bandcamp.com/album/baber-wileman)

9. Roku-Go (3:31) – Mitsune (Taken from the album ‘Hazama’; see mitsune.bandcamp.com/album/hazama & www.mitsune.de)

10. Truth Be Told (4:55) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife!’; see redbusnoface.bandcamp.com/album/1-if-it-fights-the-hammer-it-will-fight-the-knife)

11. Rootey Bride (4:28) – Those Men (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Fecundness’; see thosemen.bandcamp.com/track/rootey-bride-track & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen)

12. Echoes of Solitude (9:16) Gilmore Trail (Taken from the album ‘Impermanence’; see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/impermanence, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)  

13. Cry Me Old Trouble (5:04) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Pompeii’; see catelebon.bandcamp.com/album/pompeii & www.catelebon.com/)

14. Canyon Song (6:32) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Wither Down’; see monarchtrail.bandcamp.com/album/wither-down, www.monarchtrail.com, & www.facebook.com/monarchtrailmusic)

15. Forever Gone (5:38) – Venus Loon (Taken from the album ‘Adios Vegas’; see peterlawson.bandcamp.com/album/adios-vegas-2 & venusloon.com/)

16. Under The Tide (6:29) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘#1 If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife!’; see redbusnoface.bandcamp.com/album/1-if-it-fights-the-hammer-it-will-fight-the-knife)

17. Moment.Sound.Blur. (3:59) – Ben See (Taken from the EP ‘Blink Blink’; see bensee.bandcamp.com/album/blink-blink, bensee.co.uk, & www.facebook.com/BenSeeSings

18. The Girl From Panorama (5:10) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Estanyo Nord’; see thelightafternoon.bandcamp.com/album/estanyo-nord & thelightafternoon.com)

19. Stegosaurus stomp (3:07) – Dalmatian rex and the Eigentones (Taken from the album ‘Dinosaurs and other magnificent mesozoic monstrosities’; see dalmatianrexandtheeigentones.bandcamp.com/album/dinosaurs-and-other-magnificent-mesozoic-monstrosities, dalmatianrex.co.uk, & www.facebook.com/dalmatian.rex)

20. An Old Man’s Dreams (7:23) – The Curator (Taken from the album ‘All Lombard Street to a China Orange’; see thecurator1.bandcamp.com/album/all-lombard-street-to-a-china-orange & www.cromerzone.co.uk/)

You can see The Curator at this year’s EppyFest on the 16th July and tickets are available to pre-order now via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

21. as Without, so Within (3:37) – Windmills (Taken from the album ‘what need is there to weep?’; see windmillskeepmoving.bandcamp.com/album/what-need-is-there-to-weep, www.windmillsmusic.com, & www.facebook.com/windmillskeepmoving)

22. John Barry’s Space March (3:00) – Donner (Single available to buy via donner.bandcamp.com/track/john-barrys-space-march; see also www.facebook.com/donnernorway)

23. Altitude (6:22) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘DARC’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/darc & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

24. Cumuliform (5:34) – anthéne & Simon McCorry (Taken from the album ‘Mind of Winter’; see hiddenvibes.bandcamp.com/album/mind-of-winter, www.facebook.com/hidevibes, anthene.bandcamp.com, & www.simonmccorry.com)

25. Theme From Schindler’s List (5:01) Tasmin Little (Taken from the compilation album ’50 Best Classics’; see www.facebook.com/TasminLittleViolin & www.classicfm.com/composers/williams/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show because I’ll be playing the usual eclectic mix of great music, both the weird, the wonderful and everything inbetween. I hope to see you then.

Episode 330: Best of 2021, The Top 10

This is the 330th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). With this show I conclude my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2021. Last year was certainly another difficult one in many ways, but one upside is that there were many great albums released in 2021, so it was difficult to settle on a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 32. For this show it’s part 3 (of 3) of my 32 favourite albums of 2021, the big top 10. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the amazing albums I’ve placed between 10 and 1 in the countdown. We’ll also kick things off with a tribute to the late, great Ian McDonald, who sadly passed away just as I was putting this show together. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.5 MB.

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (including Mirrors) (7:22) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘In The Court of The Crimson King’; see www.dgmlive.com/news/ian-mcdonald-1946-2022)

2. Circle Sky (4:39) Micky Dolenz (Taken from the album ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith’; see mickydolenz.com)

3. Marie’s Theme (4:38) – Micky Dolenz (Taken from the album ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith’; see mickydolenz.com)

4. Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou) (4:50) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Ookii Gekkou’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/ookii-gekkou, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Wider Than Itself (5:12) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Ookii Gekkou’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/ookii-gekkou, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

6. In Disequilibrium, part 2 (9:32) – Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill (Taken from the album ‘In Disequilibrium’; see isildursbane.bandcamp.com/album/in-disequilibrium, www.facebook.com/ibexpo & www.sofasound.com)

7. In Disequilibrium, part 3 (8:36) – Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill (Taken from the album ‘In Disequilibrium’; see isildursbane.bandcamp.com/album/in-disequilibrium, www.facebook.com/ibexpo & www.sofasound.com)

8. Erin (4:09) – Trampoline (Taken from the album ‘All the People In This House’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-people-in-this-house-2, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

9. Michelle Lecnik talks about her preference for writing concept albums (1:02)

10. Socrates (5:12) – Trampoline (Taken from the album ‘All the People In This House’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-people-in-this-house-2, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

11. Free Will and Testament (4:37) – Wyndow (Taken from the album ‘Wyndow’; see wyndow.bandcamp.com/album/wyndow & www.facebook.com/Wyndowmusic)

12. Flattened by the Wind (4:45) – Wyndow (Taken from the album ‘Wyndow’; see wyndow.bandcamp.com/album/wyndow & www.facebook.com/Wyndowmusic)

13. Sarah Lessire talks about the track ‘Pierrot’s Dream Theater’ (2:57)

14. Pierrot’s Dream Theater (6:04) – Sarah Lessire (Taken from the album ‘Ions & Eras’; see sarahlessire.bandcamp.com/album/ions-eras & sarahlessire.com/)

15. Abyss Deep (6:45) – Sarah Lessire (Taken from the album ‘Ions & Eras’; see sarahlessire.bandcamp.com/album/ions-eras & sarahlessire.com/)

16. Claire Vine and Beth Roberts from Hands of the Heron talk about their ’13 Moons’ album (1:04)

17. Tongue in Twines (3:53) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/handsoftheheron/)

18. Moonbloom (5:31) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/handsoftheheron/

You can see Hands of the Heron at this year’s EppyFest on the 17th July and tickets are available to pre-order now via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

19. Lay All Your Love On Me (4:32) – Caroline Shaw, Sō Percussion (Taken from the album ‘Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part’; see sopercussion.bandcamp.com/album/let-the-soil-play-its-simple-part, sopercussion.com & carolineshaw.com)

20. Some Bright Morning (5:57) – Caroline Shaw, Sō Percussion (Taken from the album ‘Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part’; see sopercussion.bandcamp.com/album/let-the-soil-play-its-simple-part, sopercussion.com & carolineshaw.com)

21. Craig Fortnam talks about his solo album ‘Ark’ (3:34)

22. Managed Decline On The Orford Ness (6:46) – Craig Fortnam (Taken from the album ‘Ark’; see craigfortnam.bandcamp.com/album/ark)

23. A Speck I Am (8:46) – Craig Fortnam (Taken from the album ‘Ark’; see craigfortnam.bandcamp.com/album/ark)

You can see Craig Fortnam as one half of Arch Garrison at this year’s EppyFest on the 16th July and tickets are available to pre-order via www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest/337812/

24. Where Do We Go? (4:15) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com/album/on-all-fours)

25. A-Men (5:34) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com/album/on-all-fours)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show because now that I’ve finished counting down my top 32 albums of 2021, I can start getting on with playing some excellent new music from 2022, plus the usual eclectic mix. I hope to see you then.

Episode 329: Best of 2021, Top 32 pt 2

This is the 329th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). With this show I continue my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2021. Last year was certainly another difficult one in many ways, but one upside is that there were many great albums released in 2021, so it was difficult to settle on a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 32. For this show it’s part 2 (of 3) of my 32 favourite albums of 2021. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown (you’ll hear the final top 10 countdown on the next show). We’ll also kick things off with a tribute to the late, great Meat Loaf, who sadly passed away just after the previous show came out. 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 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 138.6 MB.

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

1. Execution Day (6:33) – Meat Loaf (Taken from the album ‘Blind Before I Stop’; see meatloaf.net/)

2. Polish Suite, part two (7:57) – Asaf Sirkis (Taken from the album ‘Solar Flash’; see asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flash)

3. Solar Flash (6:05) – Asaf Sirkis (Taken from the album ‘Solar Flash’; see asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flash)

4. Narrator (8:29) – Squid ft. Martha Skye Murphy (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

5. Peel St. (4:52) – Squid (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

6. Eighty Eight (4:39) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

7. Cloudless Sulphur (5:54) Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Comma’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/comma)

8. Eniania (Keepers of the Midnight Harvest) (7:26) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

9. The Old Man And The Butterfly (7:53) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

10. Meitene un kleita (4:18) – JUUK (Taken from the album ‘Sikspārņi’; see juuk.bandcamp.com/album/siksp-r-i-2 & www.facebook.com/grupajuuk)

11. Krokro (4:56) – JUUK (Taken from the album ‘Sikspārņi’; see juuk.bandcamp.com/album/siksp-r-i-2 & www.facebook.com/grupajuuk)

12. I Offered You the Moon (7:51) – Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley & www.facebook.com/needlepoint.official)

13. Web of Worry (3:35) – Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley & www.facebook.com/needlepoint.official)

14. Chase (3:20) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Inkling’; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/inkling, www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

15. Waves (10:08) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Inkling’; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/inkling, www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

16. Holy Water (4:40) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

17. Global Warning (5:19) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

18. Lewisian Complex (10:10) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

19. Holon (4:18) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

20. Diya Hai (5:40) – Arooj Aftab (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

21. Suroor (5:12) – Arooj Aftab (Taken from the album ‘Vulture Prince’; see aroojaftab.bandcamp.com/album/vulture-prince & www.facebook.com/aroojaftabmusic)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Do join me for the next show when there will be lots more great music, particularly as I will be continuing with my countdown of my favourite albums of 2021, by focusing on the big top 10, the amazing albums that I’ve picked at numbers 10 to 1.