Episode 238: The Cybernauts

This is the 238th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available (BUT please let me know if this subscription isn’t working). 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 that had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, plus I was a little under the weather whilst doing so, but hopefully you won’t notice any drop in quality (certainly not in the music played). I’ll be focusing largely on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘The End is Beautiful’, the 2005 album by the American band Echolyn so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s a final reflective nod back to EppyFest 7, a look forward to The Whole World Window festival on 11th August, and best wishes to Michael Nesmith of The Monkees following his recent surgery. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 16 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.1 MB.

1. Georgia Pine (5:49) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

2. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

3. Age of the Train (2:59) – International Teachers Of Pop (Single available to download via hyperurl.co/Age-of-the-Train; see also www.facebook.com/internationalteachersofpop/)

4. Les gardes volent au secours du roi (6:55) – Jean-Claude Vannier (Taken from the album ‘L’enfant Assassin Des Mouches’; see www.jeanclaudevannier.fr/ & www.allmusic.com/album/l-enfant-assassin-des-mouches-mw000035279)

5. The Twice – Victory (8:15) – Bo Hansson (Taken from the album ‘Music Inspired By Watership Down’; see silence.se/en/artist/bo-hansson/)

6. This Is Not A Fire (5:06) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

7. Morpheus Miracle Maker (5:20) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘I A Moon’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. Adored (8:20) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

To find out more about this year’s The Whole World Window festival on 11th August go to www.skiddle.com/festivals/the-whole-world-window/ and www.facebook.com/events/1966947373569092/

9. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

10. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

11. Lovesick Morning (10:12) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

12. Sugar Trip (3:01) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the 7-inch single, available to buy via toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/sugar-trip; see also twink.net/ & www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. Two Horizons (6:04) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. Skyways (4:10) – The Advisory Circle (Taken from the album ‘Ways of Seeing’; see ghostbox.co.uk/artists-page/the-advisory-circle/ & www.facebook.com/ghostboxrecords)

15. When We Arrived at the Mountain (4:51) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

16. Land Of Green Ginger (2:30) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the album tree little milk egg book…and other non sequiturs; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/twelvehourfoundation-cis.bandcamp.com/album/tree-little-milk-egg-book-and-other-non-sequiturswww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

17. Creation (4:16) – Evenflow (Taken from the EP ‘Old Town’; see evenflow.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/EvenFlow-541814282827345/)

18. The End is Beautiful (7:46) Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

19. Part 9 (3:24) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. Writing Wrongs (5:08) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees′; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Apple Sugar Cider (5:58) Facing New York (Taken from the album ‘Facing New York’; see facingnewyork.bandcamp.com/album/facing-new-york & fiveoneinc.com/facing-new-york/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed 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. Eppy will be taking a well-earned break so next time Rebsie & Daniel will again be sitting in for him, so we hope to see you back for another of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music.

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Episode 236: Half-term report, 2018

This is the 236th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show entirely focuses on music from 2018, as I focus on some of best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible with, in all but one case, only one track being played from each artist/release, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show, though we will be having a feature label, of sorts, as we’ll be playing tracks from a large number of albums released via the Bad Elephant Music label. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 147.9 MB.

1. A Guest House (5:01) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

2. Chalkhill Blue (5:53) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/)  

3. Pierrot’s Dream Theater (7:00) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

4. Acid Rain (6:57) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Festival’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/, www.magickeye.comwww.facebook.com/flutatious)

5. Hen’s Teeth (3:10) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

6. Say You Love Me Too (4:14) – Jonathan Bree (Taken from the album Sleepwalking; see jonathanbree.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/jonathanbree666/)

7. Mettrix (5:23) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Part 7 (4:22) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Matt Baber as one half of Sanguine Hum (acoustic), plus Fractal Mirror and Neil Campbell at EppyFest 7 in late July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

10. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

11. The Little River And The Journey’s End (4:53) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

12. Salt + Charcoal (4:20) – Plini (Single available from plini.bandcamp.com/track/salt-charcoal; see also www.plini.cowww.facebook.com/Plini)

13. Yossarian (3:34) – Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

14. The Creature Tree (5:24) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Where The Moonlight Snows′; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-moonlight-snows)

15. AI Meta Girl (3:37) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

16. Run and Hide Away (5:24) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

17. Disputed Area (5:03) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

18. Interlude 3 (1:07) Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/)

19. Jupiter (4:11) – Kinkajous (Single available from knkjs.bandcamp.com/track/jupiter; see also www.facebook.com/knkjs/)

20. Eden on the Air (2:22) The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

21. Sleep Paralysis (6:04) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

22. Red Rivers (4:45) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Imaginary Medals’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/album/imaginary-medals-2candythief.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

23. Dancing Robots (3:59) The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

24. Lifeboat (4:11) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

25. Five More (2:07) The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

26. The Bottom of the Ocean (5:15) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

27. Three Occultations (4:15) Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

28. Far Away I (8:33) Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

29. All Waves (3:59) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

30. I’ll Always Be Right Here (5:14) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the EP ‘Domestic Bliss’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-bliss & dominiqueleone.com/)

31. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed 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. Eppy will be back next time with his last show before EppyFest 7, and he’ll be covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so it’ll definitely be worth listening in.

Episode 214: Summer’s End Festival Preview

This is the 214th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a preview of this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which is taking place on the 6th, 7th & 8th of October, in Chepstow. I’ll be chatting to the organisers about this year’s festival and previewing the line-up, including tracks from most of the bands performing over the three days, plus I’ll be suggesting some acts for future years of the festival, and we’ll be revealing some exciting news too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.3 MB.

1. Something’s Coming (5:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine’ which does not currently appear to be available to buy but do contact Matt if you’re interested; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/, troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/mattbaberpiano/)

2. Stranger in a Strange Land (9:26) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘Visions’; see theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn/)

3. Delay Tactics (6:52) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Through The Looking Glass’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

4. Hush (3:47) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

5. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

Interview with Stephen Lambe & Huw Lloyd-Jones…

6. Schehererzade (6:39) – Midnight Sun (Demo track but likely to appear in some form on the forthcoming debut release from the band; see www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

7. Too Many Years (5:10) – iamthemorning (Taken from the album ‘Lighthouse’; see www.iamthemorning.com/, www.facebook.com/iamthemorningpage/ & iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com/)

8. Connection Refused (4:35) – Karibow (Taken from the album ‘Holophinium’; see www.karibow.com/ & www.facebook.com/Karibow-289948447705391/)

9. A New Reality (8:46) – Maschine (Taken from the album ‘Naturalis’; see www.maschineuk.com/ & www.facebook.com/maschineuk)

10. Closer To Irreversible (4:49) – Franck Carducci (Taken from the album ‘Torn Apart’; see www.franckcarducci.com/ & www.facebook.com/franckcarducci/)

11. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see frost.life/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

12. Mood Elevator (5:28) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

13.  The Lamb, the Badger & the Bee (6:42) – Kyros (Taken from the album ‘Vox Humana’; see www.kyrosmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/ & kyrosmusic.bandcamp.com/)

14. Bite The Grit (4:57) – Karmakanic (Taken from the album ‘In A Perfect World’; see www.facebook.com/KarmakanicOfficial/ & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=433)

15. 1st Movement: Coming Up On The Hour (Overture) (5:54) – The Tangent (Taken from the album ‘Le Sacre Du Travail’; see www.thetangent.org/ & www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/)

For more details about the Summer’s End Festival, see www.summersend.co.uk/

16. Night Ocean (4:06) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning, and for more details about their gig at the Under the Edge Arts community project in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 9th September, go to www.utea.org.uk/)

17. Yellow Crow (6:29) – Shankara Andy Bole (Taken from the album ‘Rainbow Crow’; see andybole.co.uk/andybole.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-crow)

18. Ocean Rise (Live at Black Cat Festival, 2016) (5:55) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the album ‘20th Anniversary 1997-2017 Live’; see www.paradise9.net/, paradise9.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/paradise9band/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to Stephen and Huw for coming in for the interview, 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. I should be back again next time with a ‘normal’ show, so expect the usual eclectic mix and I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 213: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 213th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. There’s no feature album this time but you can expect a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.3 MB.

1. No Shadow Left Behind (2:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

2. Numbers (5:34) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

3. Witchita Lineman (3:08) – Glen Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Witchita Lineman’; see www.glencampbell.com/)

4. Fast Travelling (6:17) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. And When The Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

6. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

7. Birth of an Accidental Hipster (3:31) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

8. ShadowLines (5:31) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

9. Telstar (3:12) – Secret Chiefs 3 (Digital download single available via downloads.webofmimicry.com/album/ur-telstar-the-new-daylight-welcome-to-the-theatron-animatronique; see also www.webofmimicry.com/ & www.facebook.com/secretchiefs3/)

10. The Tigress (4:58) – Varamon (Digital download single available via varamon.bandcamp.com/track/the-tigress; see also soundcloud.com/varamonwww.facebook.com/varamonmusic/)

11. Simp 13 (5:35) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

12. Shetlag (7:27) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

13. Into Dimensions (4:47) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

14. Is She With You? (5:47) – Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL (Taken from the album ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hans-zimmer.com/ & www.junkiexl.com/)

15. The Humours of the Grave (7:56) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

16. Violet Monumental I (4:58) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

17. Violet Monumental II (3:14) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

18. Mirror Eyes (6:44) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

19. M-pyre (3:56) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

20. Please Don’t (4:56) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

21. Poiu (5:56) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

22. The Manc Monk (5:56) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

23. Horizon (3:36) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

24. I Know What I Know (3:31) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

25. Gone 2015 (5:30) – Robert Glasper feat. Pharoahe Monch (Taken from the album ‘Miles Ahead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.robertglasper.com/ & www.facebook.com/pharoahemonch/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed 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. I should be back again next time with a preview of this year’s Summer’s End festival, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 212: Baby Driven

This is the 212th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for kindly sitting in again on the last show, but this time around the Eppy Gibbon is back. We don’t quite have a feature album this time but I am drawing inspiration from the soundtrack to the brilliant film Baby Driver, and there will be several tracks either taken from or inspired by that soundtrack. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, covering six different decades. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.3 MB.

1. As We Take The Stage (pts. 1-2) (6:01) – The Scaramanga Six (Taken from a double-A-side digital single and also from the album ‘Chronica’; see www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/, thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/as-we-take-the-stage-owned & www.facebook.com/thescaramangasix)

2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2:26) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

3. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

4. Our Own Way (5:05) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

5. Voodoo Doll of Myself (3:07) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Track Marks’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/track-marks & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Solitude (4:45) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

7. Zye Ouve, Zye Feme (4:16) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

8. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

9. Raptor (2:45) – Vila (Digital download via www.amazon.co.uk/Raptor/dp/B0728BPQ9C and other music sites such as Spotify; see also soundcloud.com/pia-1-1 & www.piasilvi.com/)

10. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (2:21) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

11. Wild Waters (4:35) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

12. Have You Got PPI? (4:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

13. Easy (4:21) – The Commodores (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Very Best of The Commodores; see classic.motown.com/artist/the-commodores/)

14. It’s Easier (4:38) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

15. P-unu (5:32) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

16. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7″ version) (3:37) – Scritti Politti (Taken from the compilation album ‘Absolute’; see www.scritti.net/ & www.facebook.com/scrittinet)

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

18. Ready Let’s Go (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

19. Music is Math (5:21) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

20. Hidden (5:21) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

21. Dog-Like Sparky (4:54) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

22. Hocus Pocus (6:41) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Focus II’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

23. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 (2:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

24. Dependence Day (4:45) – Ritual (Taken from the album ‘Ritual’; see www.ritual.se/Ritual_Official_Web/Home.html)

25. Blood Orange (4:10) – Low Chimes (Digital download single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album; see www.lowchimes.com/ & www.facebook.com/lowchimes/)

26. Bright Shimmering Lights (4:52) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed 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. I should be back again next time with the second part of my review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 207: The Secrets Broker

This is the 207th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently snowed under with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature artist is Dick Langford, and there will be three tracks from his various projects. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 116 MB.

1. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young) (4:05) – Flaming Lips (Taken from the album ‘Oczy Mlody’; see www.flaminglips.com)

2. Benzaiten (God of Music and Water) (3:37) – Osamu Kitajima (Taken from the album ‘Benzaiten’; see www.eastquest.com)

3. Metamorphosis: I’m Going to Make a Cake (3:41) – Lavinia Meijer (Taken from the album ‘Philip Glass: Metamorphosis’; see www.laviniameijer.com)

4. Knocker Boys (4:26) – Tricks Upon Travellers (Dick Langford) (Taken from the album ‘From Another Plaice’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut2www.facebook.com/amokoperatut)

5. Mirage (3:18) – Moondog (Taken from the album ‘A New Sound of an Old Instrument’; see www.moondogscorner.de/www.last.fm/music/Moondog)

6. Back Street Luv (3:37) – Curved Air (Taken from the album ‘Second Album’; see www.curvedair.com)

7. Jesus Christ Pose (5:51) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Badmotorfinger’; see www.soundgardenworld.com)

8. Sugar for the Pill (4:31) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com)

9. Marv Pontkalleg (3:38) – Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Renaissance of the Celtic Harp’; see www.alanstivell.bzh)

10. Me and My Woman (13:04) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Stormcock’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

11. Black Houses (5:12) – Modern English (Taken from the album ‘Mesh & Lace’; see www.modernenglish.me)

12. Vote For Me (5:52) – Dick Langford (Taken from the album ‘Amokopera’ (not yet released); see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

13. Wondering (4:12) – Xiu Xiu (Taken from the album ‘Forget’; see www.xiuxiu.org)

14. Bride Divine (3:32) – Robbie Basho (Taken from the album ‘Zarthus’; www.robbiebasho-archives.info)

15. Houses (3:35) – Søren (Taken from yet to be released album ‘Stargazing’; see www.youtube.com)

16. The Skater (3:24) – Midwinter (Taken from the album ‘The Waters of Sweet Sorrow’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2003)

17. Human God (5:23) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

18. Brown Bread (3:29) – Dick Langford (Taken from the album ‘Amokopera’ (not yet released); see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

19. Leaf and Stream (4:06) – Wishbone Ash (Taken from the album ‘Argus’; see wishboneash.com)

20. Cold is Being (3:05) – Renaissance (Taken from the album ‘Turn of the Cards’; see renaissancetouring.com)

21. Baker St. Muse (16:42) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Minstrel in the Gallery’; see jethrotull.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. 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. Eppy should be be back next time with a preview of EppyFest Mini, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

Episode 201: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 201st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your usual host return to continue the countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.8 MB.

1. Zero DB (3:35) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

2. 4monica (5:25) – Gurgles (Single, available as a digital download from gurgles.bandcamp.com/track/4monica; see also gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Gurglesband/)

3. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 20 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 11)…

4. It’s Infinite (8:29) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

5. Another Week (5:00) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

6. Oh, The Sadmakers (3:01) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

7. Paper Doll Parts (4:45) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

8. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Parasite (3:39) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

11. Bird of Paradise, Part II (3:38) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

12. Slide Rules (4:52) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Wish U (5:47) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

14. Mars Is So Yesterday (5:12) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

15. Assault on the Tyranny of Reason (5:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

16. Daydreaming (6:24) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

17. Ful Stop (6:07) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

18. Fight, fight, fight (3:54) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

19. Willing to Change (4:06) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

20. Le Mar Du Passé (4:17) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

21. Chaussures à nos pieds (5:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

22. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

23. Through Restless Seas I Come (6:58) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Eppy will be completing his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this final part he’ll be counting down the albums from 10 to 1) so we hope you’ll come back for that – there should be some spectacular music on offer.