Episode 293: Tim Smith Tribute Special

This is the 293rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). On this show I’ll be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith. Our feature album this time reflects that as it’s the fourth album proper by the band that Tim founded & fronted, ‘Sing To God’ by Cardiacs, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including music from Tim’s various other musical projects: his solo work, Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake, The Sea Nymphs, & Spratley’s Japs, plus cover versions of Tim’s work, music that influenced Tim, & bands who were in turn inspired by him. 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 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.3 MB.

1. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-dry-land, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

2. Fanny (6:23) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

4. The Stench of Honey (5:25) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.facebook.com/knifeworld/ & www.cardiacs.net)

5. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/tim-smiths-extra-special-oceanland-world & www.cardiacs.net)

6. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net

7. Lauft…Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft (8:08) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust.com/music/rock/faust-band/)

8. Wireless  (8:22) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

9. Shaping The River (1:29) – Rob Crow (Taken from the album ‘Everybody’s Got Damage′; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/everybodys-got-damage)

10. Is This the Life (6:22) – Mikrokosmos (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl & www.cardiacs.net)

11. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

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

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

14. Your Removal Of Me (2:34) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net)

15. Oh (8:09) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Tickle Trot (3:51) – Little Trophy (Taken from their demo CD, which is not widely available; see www.discogs.com/artist/1639697-Little-Trophy & www.facebook.com/littletrophy/)

17. Mathematics Of Love (4:01) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

18. Send Him Seaworthy (6:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

19. Up In Annie’s Room (3:34)  The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the ‘Appealing To Venus’ EP; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs & www.cardiacs.net/

20. Foundling (5:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

If you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Tim Smith, please see www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/21-07-2020-timothy-charles-smith

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the late, great Tim Smith, 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 hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks but things are a bit up in the air at the moment so just keep an eye out. Whatever we come up with, I can promise you it will be a great show.

Episode 292: The See-Through Man

This is the 292nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous show where we particularly focused on the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, including an interview with their lead singer-songwriter, plus three tracks from their excellent debut album ‘Shapeshifter’. We have another feature album this time around, but we go back 20 years to the year 2000 and the debut album by Goldfrapp, ‘Felt Mountain’, and you’ll hear a couple of tracks from that on this playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including loads of tracks from 2020, plus a few things of a slightly older vintage. 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 135.8 MB.

1. The Boatman (5:31) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

2. Lovely Head (3:50) – Goldfrapp (Taken from the album ‘Felt Mountain’; see www.goldfrapp.com & www.facebook.com/Goldfrapp/)

3. The Bell Underground (4:09) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/the-bitter-lay/2171.htm, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/the-bitter-lay & www.archgarrison.co.uk/)

4. Twins on Fire (4:45) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/); & to contribute to the fundraiser for the band’s second full-length album, see www.gofundme.com/f/trampoline039s-second-fulllength-album-fundraiser)

5. Mr G (3:26) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

6. The People Are Gonna Rise Up (7:25) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Mass Hysteria’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

7. My Cold Rebirth (4:57) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

8. We’re the Good Guys Now (4:08) – TeamSquad (Taken from the EP ‘Sassbucket’; see teamsquad.bandcamp.com/album/sassbucket & www.facebook.com/teamsquadband)

9. Ocotillo (4:50) – LOMA (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

10. Heron (7:16) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

11. Mind Your Head (3:34) – Panzerballett (Taken from the album ‘Planet Z’; see panzerballett.de & www.facebook.com/Panzerballett-177186085648197)

12. Absinthe (6:47) – Dinosaur (Taken from the album To The Earth’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-earth, www.laurajurd.com/dinosaur & www.facebook.com/abandcalleddinosaur

13. Trapped (4:50) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

14. Healing Is A Miracle (4:11) – Julianna Barwick (Taken from the album ‘Healing Is A Miracle′; see juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com, juliannabarwick.com & www.facebook.com/JuliannaBarwick)

15. Rosa (6:07) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

16. Quiet Days On Earth (7:21) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

17. Feels Like This (3:11) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

18. Day Is Gone (3:36) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.thetrudy.co.uk/, www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/ & www.cardiacs.net)

19. Asking for a Friend (4:00) Brian Woodbury (Taken from the album ‘Balladry & Soliloquy’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com)

20. Morning Star (10:17) Animal Society (Taken from the ‘Rise’ EP; see animalsocietyband.bandcamp.com/album/rise-ep-2 & www.animalsocietyband.com

21. Spartan (4:50) The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

22. Utopia (4:18) – Goldfrapp (Taken from the album ‘Felt Mountain’; see www.goldfrapp.com & www.facebook.com/Goldfrapp/)

23. Fragile (3:56) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

24. Wake Up T’Challa (6:09) Ludwig Göransson (Taken from the album ‘Black Panther (Original Score)’; www.imdb.com/name/nm3234869/ & www.facebook.com/chadwickboseman/)

25. Nod (3:57) – Julianna Barwick ft. Nosaj Thing (Taken from the album ‘Healing Is A Miracle′; see juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com, juliannabarwick.com & www.facebook.com/JuliannaBarwick)

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 for the next show when I’ll be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 291: Girl Swallows Nightingale Interview

This is the 291st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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 show is largely built around an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, and so not surprisingly our feature album for this show is ‘Shapeshifter’, the band’s excellent 2020 debut, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including some tracks chosen by me and some chosen by the members of Girl Swallows Nightingale, plus we pay musical tribute to the film director Alan Parker who sadly passed away just 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 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.3 MB.

1. The Shrine (9:07) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album Pyramid’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/jaga-jazzist-pyramid, jagajazzist.com/ & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist/)

2. Paragon (4:54) – TeamSquad (Taken from the EP ‘Sassbucket’; see teamsquad.bandcamp.com/album/sassbucket & www.facebook.com/teamsquadband)

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

3. Desdemona (3:38) – The Kids from “Fame” (Taken from the album ‘The Kids from “Fame”’; see www.discogs.com/artist/632604-The-Kids-From-Fame)

4. Harry Angel (7:58) – Trevor Jones (Taken from the album Angel Heart (Original Soundtrack)’; see www.trevorjonesfilmmusic.com/)

5. Shapeshifter (4:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/ & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

Interview with Marica Petrey from Girl Swallows Nightingale

6. Girl Swallows Nightingale (5:29) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

7. Iambic 9 Poetry (6:56) – Squarepusher (Taken from the album ‘Ultravisitor’; see squarepusher.net/, warp.net/artists/squarepusher/ & www.facebook.com/squarepusher)

8. A Little Piece (4:16) – The Jezabels (Taken from the EP ‘Dark Storm’; see thejezabels.com/)

9. Like a Little Rain (4:26) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

10. Sing to the Moon (live) (5:51) – Snarky Puppy (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) (Taken from the album ‘Family Dinner, Vol. 2’; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic/ & www.michellewillis.ca/)

11. Inner Universe (4:54) – Yoko Kanno ft. Origa (Taken from the album ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T.’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

12. Future Fun (3:39) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

13. Vague As a Prayer (5:54) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘That Cold Grey Light’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/that-cold-grey-light & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

14. Demons (5:23) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

15. Idlewild (10:11) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to Marica Petrey and the rest of Girl Swallows Nightingale, 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 for the next show when I’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Goldfrapp’s debut album ‘Felt Mountain’, plus there will of course be the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

 

Episode 290: Ennio Morricone, Tim Smith and Affectionate Friends

This is the 290th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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 sad but celebratory show, as we pay tribute to a number of composers and musicians that we have sadly lost recently. We have a feature artist, the late, great maestro himself, Ennio Morricone, and we’ll be playing several tracks either composed or inspired by him. We also recently lost the genius English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music video director Tim Smith, best known as the frontman of the band Cardiacs. I will be doing a longer tribute to him on a future show, but I couldn’t let this show pass by without celebrating Tim’s great talents, so you’ll hear music from him and also composed by him, as well as music from many of his affectionate friends scattered throughout the show. And we have also recently lost the singer-songwriter, guitarist and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, and Jarno Sarkula, leader of the Finnish band Alamaailman Vasarat, so you’ll also hear tributes to them. And around all those tributes you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127. MB.

1. Titoli (2:57) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Fistful of Dollars’; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

2. Au Cheval (4:19) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

3. Dark Already (2:45) – Christian Madden (Taken from the album ‘Understand the Rules (1-3)’; see christianmadden.bandcamp.com/album/understand-the-rules-1-3)

4. Blind In Safety and Leafy In Love (2:46) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album Songs for Ships and Irons’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

5. Bellyeye (4:09) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

6. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (4:12) – The Belmonts (Taken from the album ‘Cigars, Acappella, Candy’; see www.thebelmonts.net/default.asp)

7. Spent Forces (3:57) – Replikin (Taken from the EP ‘The Feeding Frenzy’; see replikin.bandcamp.com/releases, gentlegiantmusic.com/GG/Replikin & www.facebook.com/replikin/)

8. Mosquito (3:32) – Axel Krygier (Taken from the album ‘Hombre De Piedra’; see axelkrygier.bandcamp.com/album/hombre-de-piedra, www.axelk.com/ & www.facebook.com/krygiera/)

9. Clouds Light the Night (4:21) – Julia Kent (Single available to download via music.juliakent.com/track/clouds-light-the-night; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. 40,000 Years (3:57) – Damon Smith (Single available to download via damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/track/40000-years; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com)

11. Dank (5:23) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

12. The Bitter Lay (5:03) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/the-bitter-lay/2171.htm, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/the-bitter-lay & www.archgarrison.co.uk/)

13. The Green Manalishi (4:34) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album The Best of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’; see www.facebook.com/petergreenandfriends/)

14. 1970 (8:40) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Crime And Dissonance’; see enniomorricone.bandcamp.com/album/crime-and-dissonance, www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

15. See You, See Me (3:21) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘See You, See Me’; see 369music.bandcamp.com/album/see-you-see-me, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole/)

16. Bradshaw (6:08) – Tezeta (Taken from the ‘Curious Bubble’ EP; see tezeta.bandcamp.com/album/curious-bubble & www.facebook.com/tezetamusic/)

17. Smoke & Mirrors (6:47) – The Original Magnetic Light Parade (Taken from the single ‘Smoke & Mirrors/Confusion Reigns’; see bearsuitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/smoke-mirrors-confusion-reigns & bearsuitrecords.webs.com/music.htm)

18. Hajakas (4:31) – Alamaailman Vasarat (Taken from the album ‘Valta’; see www.discogs.com/artist/217907-Alamaailman-Vasarat & www.facebook.com/alamaailmanvasarat/)

19. Takes One To Know One (4:57) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Mass Hysteria’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

20. Signal In The Noise (6:04) GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album GoGo Penguin; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

21. Money Is A Memory (3:33) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

22. An Independent State (2:41) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

23. Playing Love (3:52) Diego Tomassetti (Taken from the EP ‘A Picture of You’; see diegotomassetti.bandcamp.com/album/a-picture-of-you)

24. The Wooing Of Étaín (5:24) Adiemus & Karl Jenkins (Taken from the album ‘Adiemus IV – The Eternal Knot’; see www.karljenkins.com/)

25. Slow Movements (9:25) Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

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 for the next show when I’ll hopefully be presenting an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 288: Escape in Time

This is the 288th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Last time you heard my half-term special, featuring some of the best music released in the first six months of 2020. Well, for this show there will be some more 2020 music, but the playlist will also be interspersed with music from the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2010s (we’re skipping the noughties for some reason). And as part of our trip into the past we have a feature album on this show, ‘Weightless’, the 2011 release by Becca Stevens Band so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including tracks played in tribute to the late great Rupert Hine and Bill Rieflin, both of whom we have sadly lost this year. 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 142.75 MB.

1. Theme From Enter The Dragon (2:23) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from ‘Enter The Dragon (Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture‘; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

2. Fazon (5:15) – Sopwith Camel (Taken from the album ‘The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon’; see sopwithcamel.org)

3. Bluff (7:11) – Warped Freqs (Taken from the album ‘Shifting Initiation’; see wormholeworld.bandcamp.com/album/shifting-initiation & elmlodgerecordsuk.bandcamp.com)

4. Weightless (5:14) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

5. Congregation (3:52) – Low (Taken from the album ‘Ones and Sixes’; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/ones-and-sixes)

6. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/ & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

7. Fairy Mary Mag (3:45) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

8. The Other Side (4:10) – Tim Bowness (Single available to download via timbowness.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-side; see also timbowness.co.uk/)

9. Lyra (8:15) – Graham Costello’s STRATA (Single available to download via grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra; see also www.gcstrata.net)

10. Dolls vs Dictators Soundtrack (10:47) – Deerhoof (Taken from the album Surprise Symphonies’; see deerhoof.bandcamp.com/album/surprise-symphonies-2 & deerhoof.net)

11. Kiss From A Rose (5:55) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

12. How Many Times (3:13) – Teri Mantere (Single due for release soon; in the meantime see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

13. Virgo Rebellion (7:58) – Caterina Barbieri (Single available to download via caterinabarbieri.bandcamp.com/track/virgo-rebellion; see also caterinabarbieri.com)

14. Just Passin’ Thru/Secrets (11:38) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Lughnasad (24-bit Collector’s Edition)’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/lughnasad-24-bit-collectors-edition, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Rising From The Ashes (6:55) – Christopher Stewart (Single available to download via poligraf.bandcamp.com/track/rising-from-the-ashes; see also stewart-explorations.net/)

16. Scarborough Fair (4:59) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

17. The Long Dreaming Days Are Over (5:09) – Himmelsgräns (Single available to download via himmelsgrans.bandcamp.com/track/the-long-dreaming-days-are-over; see also www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

18. The Other Side (3:21) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

19. Cruel Sir (3:57) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Promise of Light’; see paulmallyon.bandcamp.com/album/promise-of-light)

20. The Riddle (5:57) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

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

21. The Riddle (3:53) – Nik Kershaw (Taken from the album The Riddle’; see www.nikkershaw.net)

22. Samsara (5:07) Rupert Hine (Taken from the album ‘Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine’; see ruperthine.com)

23. Sleep Tight (4:51) The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

24. I Talk To The Wind (4:39) Dana Gavanski (Single available to download via danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/i-talk-to-the-wind; see www.danagavanski.com/, danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/wind-songs-2 & www.facebook.com/danagavanski/)

25. Fortunate Ones (3:04) – The Beacon Sound Choir (Taken from the album The Complete Works’; see firstterracerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-works)

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 for the next show when I’ll be bringing you another of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, which will have a typically eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 285: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 2

This is the 285th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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 time around I’m continuing my round up of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘Foreign Land’, from five-piece symphonic progressive rock band The Far Meadow, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including one older track, played in tribute to the late great Florian Schneider who we sadly lost this year. 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 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 126.2 MB.

1. The Hall Of Mirrors (7:54) – Kraftwerk (Taken from the album ‘Trans-Europe Express’; see kraftwerk.com/)

2. Strong, Calm, Slow (3:58) – Astrid Sonne (Taken from the EP ‘Cliodynamics’; see astridsonne.bandcamp.com/album/cliodynamics & www.facebook.com/astridsonne94/)

3. My Song (3:32) – Laneous (Taken from the album ‘Monstera Deliciosa’; see laneous.bandcamp.com/album/monstera-deliciosa & www.facebook.com/laneousmusic)

4. Libra (4:02) – Aoife Nessa Frances (Taken from the album ‘Land of No Junction’; see http://aoifenessafrances.bandcamp.com/album/land-of-no-junction & www.facebook.com/aoifenf

5. Sulis Rise (8:22) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

6. Season Of The Witch (4:07) – Lana Del Rey (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’; see lanadelrey.com/)

7. Mare Imbrium (9:29) – Starcluster (Single available to download via www.jamendo.com/track/1663515/mare-imbrium; see also www.facebook.com/StarclusterOfficial/)

8. Slot Machine of Faith (4:35) – Damon Smith (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slot-machine-of-faith; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com/)

9. Antarctica (6:42) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘The Divide’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-patterson-doug-melbourne-the-divide-cd/ & www.onemorething-music.uk/)

10. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale (3:51) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

11. Sleep Like A Rock (3:17) – Mr. E & Me (Taken from the album ‘New Orchestral Hits 4 Kids’; see www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574126)

12. I Wanna Be Your Girl (5:06) – Laneous (Taken from the album ‘Monstera Deliciosa’; see laneous.bandcamp.com/album/monstera-deliciosa & www.facebook.com/laneousmusic)

13. Mud (5:11) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

14. Office Politics (4:02) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

15. A-R-P (6:29) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Inside The Rose’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans/)

16. First Day (Беренче) (4:19) – Zulya (Taken from the album ‘Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату’; see zulya.bandcamp.com/album/six-days-loving & zulya.com/)

17. Heavenly Bodies (4:27) – Danielle Taylor (Taken from the EP ‘Why Are We Surprised When Seasons Change?’; see danielletaylorharp.bandcamp.com/album/why-are-we-surprised-when-seasons-change)

18. The Fugitive (8:39) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

19. When The Evening Comes (5:00) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘The Divide’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-patterson-doug-melbourne-the-divide-cd/ & www.onemorething-music.uk/)

20. Returning (Кайту) (4:01) – Zulya (Taken from the album ‘Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату’; see zulya.bandcamp.com/album/six-days-loving & zulya.com/)

21. Mistake no. 9 (3:52) – Mr. E & Me (Taken from the album ‘New Orchestral Hits 4 Kids’; see www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574126)

22. Luke Falling (8:51) Clark (Taken from the album ‘Daniel Isn’t Real (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.roughtrade.com/gb/clark/daniel-isn-t-real-original-motion-picture-soundtrack & throttleclark.com

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 may well have to miss the next show as I’m likely to be snowed under with work from my day job, so hopefully my regular guest presenters, Daniel & Rebsie, will be sitting in instead, bringing you their own take on Eppy Gibbon music. And I should be back in a couple of show’s time, bringing you my half-term report of some of the best music that has come out so far in 2020, so I hope you’ll be back for two exciting shows in a row.

Episode 282: Pearl and Eddie

This is the 282nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous show, the latest of our TV Themes Specials. But if that show was largely about nostalgia, with this show we are much more focused on now, with most of the music coming from brilliant 2020 releases, with the occasional older track thrown in for good measure. And last time we had a feature album, but this time we have a feature artist/band, the musician and singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder and the band he helped to found, Pearl Jam, so you’ll hear three tracks featuring Vedder, two with Pearl Jam and one without. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 139.4 MB.

1. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

2. Rearviewmirror (4:44) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Vs.’; see pearljam.com)

3. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

4. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. Escher (Live) (4:42) – Trampoline (Single available to download via trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/track/escher-live; see also www.trampolinetheband.com & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

7. Children Of The Sky (4:38) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

8. Not The Same (4:32) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Lead Balloon (3:33) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

10. Moment (3:41) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Other Side’; see www.questensemble.co.uk/ & qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side)

11. Apocalypse How? (2:50) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releases, www.youtube.com/channel/UC7OfbJbLGvZZkPV4J-btR-Q & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

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

12. Cul-De-Sac (5:07) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

13. Sad Song (3:31) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the EP ‘Crying Everyone Else’s Tears’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/crying-everyone-elses-tears & www.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

14. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

15. The Face Of Love (5:41) – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder (Taken from the album ‘Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture’; realworldrecords.com/artists/nusratfatehalikhan/ & www.facebook.com/EddieVedder)

16. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

17. Before The Light (6:06) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

18. Maelstrom Spark (5:53) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

19. Repeat Neverending (5:47) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

20. Jamais assez (4:27) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

21. You Are (4:31) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Riot Act’; see pearljam.com)

22. From Within The Dream (7:43) Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

23. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

24. The Beloved (9:25) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

25. Sixty-Six (9:39) Pat Metheny (Taken from the album ‘From This Place’; see patmetheny.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-place & www.patmetheny.com/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with the first of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, celebrating lots of great music that didn’t get into my top 31 albums of 2019, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 279: The House That Jack Built

This is the 279th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Now that I’ve finished counting down my favourite albums of 2019, it’s finally time to start focusing a bit more on 2020 music, and there are lots of examples on this show. But we also feature a lot of pre-2020 music too, stretching from 1967 right up to 2019. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Easy Winners’, the 1978 album by The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. As always you can expect a typically eclectic 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 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 138.3 MB.

1. Boketto (5:00) – Une (Taken from the album ‘Lost’; see www.unemusic.com/ & www.monr.co.uk)

2. Blade Of Wind (5:47) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

3. Damage (4:26) – David Sylvian & Robert Fripp (Taken from the album ‘Damage’; see www.davidsylvian.com/discography/albums/david_sylvian_robert_fripp_damage_reissue.html, www.davidsylvian.com/ & www.dgmlive.com/robert-fripp)

4. Fast Mystery (2:29) – Smooth Kiwi (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – smoothkiwi.bandcamp.com/track/fast-mystery; see also smoothkiwi.com/)

5. Tico Tico (4:06) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

6. Spring (Birds Delight) (4:35) – Karfagen (Taken from the album ‘Birds Of Passage’; see antonykalugin.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-passage-high-res-24bit-48 & karfagenmusic.com/en/

7. Undying Eyes (5:51) – Julien (Taken from the album ‘L’appel de la forêt’; see juliengasc.bandcamp.com/album/lappel-de-la-for-t)

8. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

9. Promenading (2:33) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (B-side of the ‘Ark’ single, available to purchase on vinyl and digitally via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/ark & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/ark; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

You can see both Richard Wileman and Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor live at The Sunday Social at The Tuppenny, 55-58 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BD on Sunday 8th March from 4-6pm. Free entry. See thetuppenny.com/events/. And tickets are also now on sale for EppyFest 9, July 18 & 19th, where you can also see Richard Wileman perform. For more details and to buy tickets see www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest

10. She Is Hiding Behind the Shed (4:19) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

11. Baby (8:04) – Bobby McFerrin (Taken from the album VOCAbuLarieS’; see bobbymcferrin.com/)

12. Cheese and Ham (5:59) – Stackridge (Taken from the album A Victory for Common Sense’; see www.stackridge.co.uk/)

13. I: Voices in Winter / II: The Realms of the Divine (6:33) – Pure Reason Revolution (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Third’; see www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=446 & www.last.fm/music/Pure+Reason+Revolution)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

14. Black Sam (4:05) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

15. Dark Passenger (4:42) – Gabriele Ragonesi (Taken from the EP ‘Dark Passenger’; see gabrieleragonesi.bandcamp.com/album/dark-passenger)

16. Under Atoll (7:14) – Made of Water (Taken from the EP ‘Hydrosphere’; see madeofwater.bandcamp.com/album/hydrosphere)

17. Cygnus X-1 (10:26) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘A Farewell To Kings’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

18. Toss The Feathers (2:50) – The Corrs (Taken from the album ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten’; see www.facebook.com/thecorrsofficial/)

19. Girl Swallows Nightingale (5:29) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

20. Zilch (1:06) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Bathroom Dance (2:08) – Hildur Guðnadóttir (Taken from the album ‘Joker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hildurness.com)

22. Black Gulls Over The Headland (6:57) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

23. The Old Man and the Table Saw (live) (10:17) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

24. Subject To Entropy (4:22) The Bloody Mallard (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/subject-to-entropy; see also www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

25. Blues March (2:20) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with another ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you more new 2020 music, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 278: Best of 2019, Top 10 albums

This is the 278th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in for me for the last show, which was excellent. Last time you heard from me I was covering part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019, the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the wonderful albums I’ve placed between 10 and 1. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from my 10 favourite albums of last year. We also start the show by paying tribute to the late, great Terry Jones, & send out belated birthday wishes to the mighty Robert Wyatt. 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 135.8 MB.

1. Sad Jolly Song (2:31) – Barry Booth (Taken from the album ‘Diversions!’; see www.bazboothzone.co.uk/ & www.discogs.com/artist/134924-Terry-Jones)

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

2. At Last I Am Free (4:17) – Robert Wyatt (Taken from the album ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’; see www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/)

3. Magnus Opium (5:33) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. No Wonder (5:36) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

6. Travels (5:46) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

7. Yksin (5:35) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

8. Maailmanlopun jälkeen (7:00) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

9. Eilmer (9:46) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

10. Mirie It Is (8:29) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

11. Children of the Hill (3:31) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

12. Apocalypse II (the rebirth) (6:50) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

13. Falling Into Blue (2:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

14. Voice Of Space (6:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

15. Sound As Colour (7:40) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

16. Dandy Doesn’t Know (3:38) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

17. Nonstop Flight (5:21) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

18. Headlands (6:29) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

19. Burning Water (5:50) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

20. Tree (6:35) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

21. O Ephraim (5:22) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

22. Finding Gabriel (7:06) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with more of a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you lots of music from new 2020 releases, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 271: Emily Bezar Interview

This is the 271st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the horrors of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon on the last show, we move to much more pleasant topics this time around. This show is built around an interview with the singer, keyboardist and composer Emily Bezar. There’s no feature album this time, but you will hear three tracks from Emily throughout the show. You’ll hear Emily answer some questions I put to her, and some tracks chosen by her too, plus other music covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including new tracks from Spindle Ensemble, Lake Ruth, & Andy Pickford. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.5 MB.

1. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

2. Heyyeh (4:11) – Penya (Track available to buy via Bandcamp – penyamusic.bandcamp.com/album/penya-na-familia-ya-zawose)

3. The Cleaner (Edit) (3:58) – Squid (Single available from all the usual download places; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/squiduk/)

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

4. Ease (8:13) – Public Image Limited (Taken from the album ‘Album’; see www.pilofficial.com

5. The Longest Way (4:55) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

6. Shades of Scarlett Conquering (4:58) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

7. Metronome (5:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Angels’ Abacus’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/angels-abacus, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

8. Frontier (4:32) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

9. All I Know Is Tonight (7:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘What We Must’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/what-we-must & jagajazzist.com/)

10. Apokalypsis (2:55) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

11. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence/Blue Tail Fly (live) (7:24) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

12. Strange Interiors (3:01) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Extended Leave/Strange Interiors’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/extended-leave-strange-interiorswww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)  

13. Okemah Sundown (4:47) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Chase/Okemah Sundown’; see www.spindleensemble.com, spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/chase-okemah-sundown-double-a-side-single & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

14. Psymanteum Part 10 (2:11) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Psymanteum Part 11 (6:42) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Emily Bezar for agreeing to do the interview, for providing such thoughtful answers, and for choosing such great music. 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. For the next show I’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.