Episode 277: What the Butler Saw

This is the 277th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel kindly standing in for him. They’ll be bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. Their feature album this time is the self-titled album by Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake, & there will be three tracks from that, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t. 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 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Destiny’s Dance (2:57) – Synthetic Dream Foundation (Taken from the album ‘Mythical Records: Odyssey of Rapture Vol 3’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Why? (4:42) – Mid-Air Thief (Taken from the album ‘Crumbling’; see midairthief.bandcamp.com)

3. Give Him A Flower (3:02) – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see thegodofhellfire.com)

4. Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:22) – The Slender Plenty (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1802087-The-Slender-Plenty)

5. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

6. Zyryrab (6:16) – Paco de Lucia (Taken from the album ‘Zyryrab’; see pacodelucia.org/en)

7. La Danse des Meduses & Wind Surf Ballad (2:38/2:37) – Dominique Guiot (Taken from the album ‘L’Univers de la Mer’; see www.discogs.com/artist/612307-Dominique-Guiot)

8. A Fairytale About Slavery (7:07) – Miranda Sex Garden (Taken from the album ‘Fairytales of Slavery’; see mirandasexgarden.com)

9. The Blue Flame (3:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

10. Piece for String Quartet, Percussion and Scottish Smallpipes in C (14:35) – Mr McFall’s Chamber (Taken from the album ‘Birds & Beasts – Music by Martyn Bennett and Fraser Fifield’; see www.mcfalls.co.uk and delphianrecords.co.uk)

11. Hummingbird (3:08) – Bedouine (Taken from the album ‘Birdsongs of a Killjoy’; see bedouine.bandcamp.com)

12. Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow (5:35) – Gwenno (Taken from the album ‘Le Kov’; see heavenlyrecordings.com/artist/gwenno)

13. Summer Is A-Coming In (4:06) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

As part of the new Early Music feature:

14. Saltarello (1:55) – David Munrow/The Early Music Consort of London (Taken from the album ‘Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance’; see www.discogs.com/artist/517156-David-Munrow)

15. The Sirens  (10:12) – David Bedford (Taken from the album ‘The Odyssey’; see davidbedfordmusic.co.uk)

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

16. I Can’t Take it Anymore (4:42) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘See You Later’; see http://elsew.com)

17. To My Piano From Mr Drake (4:40) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

18. White Flowers (3:17) – Lutine (Taken from the album ‘White Flowers’; see fandf.bandcamp.com)

19. Goodnight, Civilization (6:42) – Zu (Taken from the album ‘Goodnight, Civilization’; see zuband.bandcamp.com)

20. Woodfall Part 4: Above the Clouds (10:32) – Musk Ox (Taken from the album ‘Woodfall’; see muskoxofficial.bandcamp.com)

21. Candlemas Carol (5:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Carols From Herefordshire’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.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. Eppy will be back next time, specifically revealing his top 10 favourite albums of 2019, so you really don’t want to miss that.

Episode 166: The Undertakers

This is the 166th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Halloween has just passed but for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s belated Halloween special. The Count’s choice of feature album is ‘Fit The Fourth’ by Tom Slatter & there will be three tracks from that, plus a typically eclectic mixture of spooky sounds and terrifying tales. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 5 minutes. Downloaded file is 114.6 MB.

1. Run to your Grave (3:55) – The Mae Shi (Taken from the album ‘HLLLYH; see www.mae-shi.com/)

2. Magic (5:42) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

3. The Witch (2:31) – The Rattles (Released as a single back in 1970 & available on assorted compilations; see www.rattles.de/band.php)

4. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

5. Vlad The Inhaler (4:37) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Cirque Insomnia’; see www.sheelanagig.co.uk/, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

6. Arc of Infinity vs. The Haunted Palace (10:14) – Andy Pickford (This version is not available to buy to my knowledge but you can find the original track on the album ‘Works 1’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/works-1-remastered, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

7. Love Song For A Witch (4:11) – Dog Fashion Disco (Taken from the album ‘Committed to a Bright Future’; see www.razortowrist.com/news/ & www.facebook.com/DogFashionDisco)

8. Ghostly Me (3:59) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

9. Rumpeltstiltskin (3:52) – Flaming June (Taken from the EP ‘Rumpelstiltskin & The Perils & Promises of Womanhood’; see loui552.wix.com/flamingjuneukwww.facebook.com/flamingjuneuk & flamingjuneuk.bandcamp.com

10. Friendly Ghost (3:53) – Sonia Stein (This track is not currently available to buy to my knowledge; see soniastein.com/, www.marathonartists.com/artist/sonia-stein/ & www.facebook.com/soniasteinmusic)

11. Men of the World (7:14) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

12. The Unseen (4:09) – Pinklogik (Taken from the album Random Access Memory’; see pinklogik.wordpress.com/, pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pinklogik/?ref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

13. In the Name of Goblin (4:45) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

14. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Single available as a free download for a limited time only via kardaestra.bandcamp.com/track/yondo; see also www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

15. So Far From The Shore (8:57) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

16. The Pin Drop (5:03) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

17. Don’t Fear The Reaper (original demo version) (5:26) – The Mutton Birds (Taken from the album ‘Flock: The Best Of The Mutton Birds’; see www.areligionofakind.co.uk/)

18. The Fall Of The House Of Usher: I. Prelude II. Arrival III. Intermezzo IV. Pavane V. Fall (16:06) – The Alan Parsons Project (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Mystery & Imagination’; see www.the-alan-parsons-project.com/www.facebook.com/TheAlanParsonsProject)

19. To One In Paradise (4:46) – The Alan Parsons Project (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Mystery & Imagination’; see www.the-alan-parsons-project.com/www.facebook.com/TheAlanParsonsProject)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Count Eppy. 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 – 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. The next show will be built around an interview with Phil & Amy Mercy of the band Thieves Kitchen, with lots of music from their brand new album, so I hope you’ll come back for that.