Episode 263: Best of 2018 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 263rd 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). Following the last show, where I offered a review of some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far in 2019, this time around I’m actually going back in time as this is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, featuring some of the music that didn’t get featured in either my ‘EPs of 2018’ or in my ‘top 30 albums of 2018’ shows. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is sort of a feature country, with four tracks from different Japanese acts scattered throughout the playlist. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. Eskimo (7:23) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

3. Asylum (5:14) – GU-RU (Single available to buy via gu-ru.bandcamp.com/track/asylum; see also www.facebook.com/guruthree

4. Other Half Rule (4:34) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see  davidcrosby.com)

5. Superman (Movie) (4:52) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

6. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/roho-ulio-toweka-ants-worshipwww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

7. Single File (5:10) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the album ‘Ghost City’; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-city & www.facebook.com/deltasleepband

8. Levhorm (9:11) – Koenji Hyakkei 高円寺百景 (Taken from the album ‘Dhorimviskha’; see koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha & www.facebook.com/koenjihyakkei/)  

9. Social Candy (4:24) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Single available to download via psychedelicporncrumpets.bandcamp.com/album/social-candy & also to be found on the album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’; see also www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/ & www.facebook.com/psychedelicprncrumpets/)

10. Lost For a Day (3:09) – Robin Kester (Taken from the EP ‘Peel the Skin’; see robinkester.bandcamp.com/album/peel-the-skin, www.robinkester.com/ & www.facebook.com/RobinKesterMusic)

11. Mad World (5:32) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Covers 1’; see  youngbloodbrassbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/covers-1, www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband)

12. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

13. Majupose (4:02) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

14. Keys To The Kingdom (4:09) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

15. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

16. 1967 (3:20) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see davidcrosby.com)

17. Can’t Work It Out (5:42) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album Plausible Cause’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/plausible-cause & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

18. Batman Theme (1989 Movie) (4:53) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

19. Bird (2:57) – A Formal Horse (Single available to buy via aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/track/bird; see also www.aformalhorse.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse)

20. Gatherings (6:41) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

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

22. The Lake (4:46) – 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/)

23. The Barefoot Chocolate Maker (5:47) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

24. If Planets Were Nearby (6:09) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘L’appel du Vide′; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com)

25. 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. I’ll be back next time with a show… I’m not quite sure what it will be like, but there probably won’t be a theme, it’ll just be me catching up with some recent releases and playing a few other odds and ends that take my fancy. I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 257: Room Without a View

This is the 257th 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. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, which revolved around a tribute to my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway, we now have another that revolves around a tribute to someone we’ve lost this year, as our feature artist is none other than the late, great Peter Tork. You will hear three fabulous tracks, either solo or from Tork’s time with The Monkees, which highlight his many musical talents. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including lots of great 2019 music, plus the occasional classic track from the past. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.6 MB.

1. Lazy Light (3:35) – Mieko Shimizu feat. William D. Drake (Single available to download via www.miekoshimizu.com; see also www.facebook.com/micomusic/)

2. Welcome To The Machine (7:27) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘Wish You Were Here’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

3. Houseplants (4:18) – Squid (Single available from all the usual download places; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/squiduk/)

4. Tender Is (3:21) – Peter Tork (Taken from the album ‘Stranger Things Have Happened’; see petertork.bandcamp.com/album/stranger-things-have-happened, store.cdbaby.com/artist/PeterTork, www.petertork.com/, & www.facebook.com/PHTork1/)

5. Out of the Moment (5:24) – 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. 13th Floor (8:06) – Alberto Miranda/Evoluxion Project (Taken from the album ‘Special Period′; see albertomirandaevoluxion.bandcamp.com/album/special-period, www.albertomirandabass.com & www.facebook.com/evoluxionproject/)

7. Biosphere Part 2 (7:31) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

8. Biosphere Part 3 (9:16) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

9. Thought That You Were Leaving (4:28) – Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Bright Blinds’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/bright-blinds & marvinbnaylor.com/)

10. I Believe You (3:41) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Justus’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

11. Floating Bridges (6:13) – 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/

12. Mother Earth (6:34) – The Inner Road (Taken from the album ‘The Majestic Garden’; see theinnerroad.bandcamp.com/album/the-majestic-garden, www.facebook.com/InnerRoad/ & www.carlanthonywrightmusic.com)

13. Belgerisk Impro (6:48) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

14. Infinity Vibraphones (6:34) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Inside The Rose’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans/)

15. Our Tomorrows (4:46) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

16. Freefall (4:58) – Whitewater (Taken from the ‘Good Intentions’ EP; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/good-intentions-ep, whitewater-uk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/whitewater.uk/)

17. Lonely Sea (5:57) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the album ‘Train’; www.greenmountainguild.com, greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com, store.cdbaby.com/Artist/GreenMountainGuild & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/)

18. Emily’s Tea Party (3:22) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

19. Loppu poikki (3:45) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

20. Days of Stars and Wine (4:28) Damon Smith (Taken from the album ‘God of the Grid′; see damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid, www.damonisaacsmith.com & www.facebook.com/damonsmith66/)

21. Far Out (1:38) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘Parklife’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

22. I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (5:49) – Rotary Connection (Taken from the album Black Gold: The Best of Rotary Connection; see www.allmusic.com/artist/rotary-connection-mn0000852405/biography)

23. Shades of Gray (3:23) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Passage To Avalon (3:41) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

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. For the next show I’ll be back again with another show largely focusing on new music & of course you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 174: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 2

This is the 174th 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). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, starting this time at number 20 & moving down to 11, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual 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 & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.6 MB.

1. Babylon (4:08) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

2. Steer By The Stars (3:51) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

3. Lionsong (6:09) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

4. Atom Dance (8:11) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

5. I Broadcast (2:52) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

6. Pyongyang (5:47) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

7. Factory of Fractals (8:20) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

8. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. Rainwashed (5:06) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

10. Vapour (9:05) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

11. A Painter’s Brush (3:23) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

12. Arms Wide To The Sky (3:25) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

13. Voices from California (7:34) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

14. Sentinel’s Reprise: The Exit Interview (5:13) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

15. Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (7:29) – 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. 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/)

17. Tidal Weight (3:59) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

18. Drips (4:24) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

19. Terrain (4:28) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

20. Heavy Eyes (5:07) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

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’ll be back for the next show when I will be presenting the third part of my countdown of my very favourite albums of 2015, covering the wonderful albums at numbers 10 through to 1. I hope you’ll join me then.