Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd 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). On this show I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time 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 & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

22. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

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 we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

December 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 195th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie from Alchymical Muse for putting together their very entertaining last show, but with this eppysode I’m here to take you towards the festive season in my own unique way. We have a feature album, or rather I should say that we have a feature EP, John Stebbe’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’, plus there are some musical tributes to people we have sadly lost in 2016, and there’s the usual eclectic mixture of music but every track on this show has some form of Christmas or wintry connection, however tenuous. 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 115.6 MB.

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:15) – Richard Page (Taken from the EP ‘5 Songs For Christmas’; see richardpagemusic.com/music & itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-songs-for-christmas-ep/id407703378)

2. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

3. Whiteout (2:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

4. The Curate’s Eggnog (3:02) – 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)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

6. Frozen (3:48) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

7. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (6:17) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

8. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

9. Christmas Countdown (5:27) – Frank Kelly (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Frank Kelly’; see claddaghrecords.com/index.php/frank-kelly-best-of-2cd.html)

10. Snowball Fight Attack Formation (4:28) – Small Leaks Sink Ships (Taken from the album ‘Face Yourself, And Remove Your Sandals’; see www.smallleaks.com/, smallleaks.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships-30163368875/)

11. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

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

12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:37) – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’; see  www.sitesakamoto.com)

13. Cherry Blossoms In Winter (4:43) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

14. Christmas Angels (4:18) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of Clannad: In a Lifetime’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

15. The Holly and the Ivy (4:56) – George Winston (Taken from the album ‘December’; see www.georgewinston.com/)

16. The Wintering Box (5:48) – Orla Wren (Taken from the album ‘Book of the Folded Forest’; see homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-the-folded-forest & orlawren.eu/)

17. Wonderful Christmastime (3:44) – How to Swim (Taken from the album ‘The How to Swim Christmas Album; see howtoswim.bandcamp.com/album/the-how-to-swim-christmas-album & www.facebook.com/howtoswim)

18. Skater’s Waltz (3:41) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

19. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

20. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

21. Winterlight (7:20) – Clearlake (Taken from the album ‘Lido; see www.dominorecordco.com/artists/clearlake/ & www.facebook.com/clearlakenoise/)

22. I believe in Father Christmas (3:35) – Greg Lake (Single release available for purchase as a digital download; see www.greglake.com/)

23. The Parting Glass (3:32) – Stems (Taken from the EP ‘Everything Turns’; see stemsmelody.bandcamp.com/album/everything-turns)

24. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2:39) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Taken from the compilation album ‘White Christmas’; see www.davidbowie.com)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. 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. For the next show I’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 192: Death a la Carte

November 2, 2016 at 12:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 192th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. There’s no feature album this time around, but there is 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: 1 hour & 42 minutes. Downloaded file is 93.5 MB.

1. Twilight Zone: Theme And Variations (3:38) – Marius Constant, arr Stu Phillips/John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/twilightZone.html)

2. Midnight, The Stars and You (3:28) – Al Bowlly and Ray Noble and His Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Shining – The complete British dance band soundtrack’; see www.memorylane.org.uk/the_al_bowlly_story.htm)

3. Burn The Witch (3:41) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

4. Dawn of the 2D Trees (2:44) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

5. The Unusual Village (6:21) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

6. Your Hidden Dreams (4:59) – White Noise (Taken from the album ‘An Electric Storm’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/an-electric-storm/id259620055 & see this review of the album by Julian Cope: www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1143)

7. Dozy Phantoms (3:34) – 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)

8. Fallen Angels (3:22) – Ra (Taken from the album ‘Duality’; see www.raband.net/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialRA)

9. Fallen Angel (3:06) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (live) (8:49) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘Ummagumma’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

11. We’ve (still) got a ghost (3:32) – DEAD (Taken from the ‘Caturday’ EP; see deadest.bandcamp.com/album/caturday & www.facebook.com/BOOKOFDEAD/)

12. A Cry Within (3:34) – Edmund Sullen (Taken from the compilation album ‘Music For Vampires’; see leerosevere.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-vampires)

13. Young Crescent (4:52) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’ & it’s also available on the album ‘Time And Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

14. Low Battery (5:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the Animal ChinEP; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

15. America (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see www.discogs.com/artist/259812-The-Nice & www.keithemerson.com/)

16. Green Man (9:19) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s debut album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & there is also a limited edition CD version available for pre-order; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

17. Monster Mash (2:59) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘Tadpoles; see www.bonzodog.co.uk/)

18. Asperitas (5:34) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the ‘CloudscapesEP; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com, hazalelif.wordpress.com & soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

19. The Raven That Refused To Sing (7:57) – 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)

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 Mike Kershaw, with lots of music from Mike himself & some of his own choices plus the usual eclectic mixture, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 191: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 3

October 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 191st 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition I return to my review of some of the best music from last year – this is the final part of my 2015 review, honest! There’s no feature album this time around, but across the show we’ll be featuring tracks from a range of great albums and EPs from 2015 (plus one track from 2016), with the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. 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 120.65 MB.

1. Rattling Bones (5:24) – The Eastern Swell (Taken from the album ‘One Day, A Flood’; see www.theeasternswell.com/www.facebook.com/theeasternswell)

2. Kars 1 (5:27) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

3. Supplicant’s Song (3:12) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the ‘Supplicant’s Song’ EP; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/supplicants-song-single for more details about the EP & iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com for more details about the band)

4. Grass is Greener (4:34) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

5. Distortrait (5:37) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

6. Transmutation (4:59) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

7. 19 (7:53) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

8. Capable of Anything (3:51) – Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, ymusicensemble.com/ & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

9. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 (4:34) – Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, www.nashvillesymphony.org & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

10. Where Is My Mind? (4:05) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

11. Everything You’re Not (3:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. An Atrium (4:46) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see  voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

13. Making Friends (4:52) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘+-’; see mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

14. Zenlike Creature (9:54) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

15. A Noise From The Barn (6:59) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

16. Glass Lake (6:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

17. Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

18. Take You Down (6:34) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

19. The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq (4:22) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

20. Reprise (1:24) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

21. Behold The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (8:16) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

22. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (3:15) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. I’ll be back in a couple of shows’ time, but next time beware as the evil Count Eppy Gibbon will return to introduce his annual Halloween edition of the show, so I hope you’ll join him for some spooky sounds.

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Episode 189: Summer’s End Festival Preview

September 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 189th 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition of the show I’m chatting with Mr Stephen Lambe, one of the organisers of the Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which this year is taking place on the 30th of September, and 1st & 2nd of October, in Chepstow. We’ll be chatting 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 playing Stephen some tracks in an attempt to convince him who he might get for future years of the festival. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.74 MB.

1. A Summer Of Subservience (3:49) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

2. The Things You Love (6:12) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

3. Nautilus (5:16) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

4. Out of the Dark (7:47) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

Interview with Stephen Lambe…

5. According To Plan (6:32) – Magic Pie (Taken from the album ‘King For A Day’; see www.magicpie.net/magicpie.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/magicpieband)

6. A Kid’s Tale (6:08) – Tiger Moth Tales (Taken from the album ‘Story Tellers – Part One’; see tigermothtales.bandcamp.com/album/story-tellers-part-one & www.facebook.com/TigerMothTales/?fref=ts)

7. Altered State (5:47) – Sylvium (Taken from the album ‘Waiting For The Noise; see www.sylvium.com/www.facebook.com/sylvium/)

8. Inferior (7:03) – Seven Steps To The Green Door (Taken from the album ‘Fetish’; see www.bside-music.de/ssttgd/ & www.facebook.com/ssttgd/)

9. Half A World (4:51) – The Heather Findlay Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs From The Old Kitchen’; see www.heatherfindlay.co.uk/wordpress/www.facebook.com/HeatherFindlay.Music/)

10. The Sense In Sanity (4:48) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Subterranea’; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive/)

11. State of Mine (1:59) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Subterranea’; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive/)

12. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

13. Keep The Exits Clear (6:32) – Strangefish (Taken from the album ‘Fortune Telling’; see www.strangefish.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/strangerfish/?fref=ts)

14. Hay (4:30) – Karnataka (Taken from the album ‘The Storm’; see karnataka.org.uk/www.facebook.com/KarnatakaOfficial/?fref=ts)

15. Roses (6:37) – RPWL feat. Ray Wilson (Taken from the album ‘World Through My Eyes’; see www.rpwl.net/www.facebook.com/rpwl.net/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf)

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

16. You Bring The Summer (3:00) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

17. Seven Words (4:37) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks to Stephen for coming in to do the interview, to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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. I’ll be back soon with a new show, which will include an interview with Tim Burness & a feature album from Rebsie Fairholm, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 187: The Golden Fleece

August 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 187th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is pretty much a standard edition of the show, with an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music on offer. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Ice Age’, the 2014 album by Mike Kershaw, and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, a return to our semi-regular 80s feature, and music from the UK, Mongolia, Sweden, the US and Slovenia. 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 139.03 MB.

1. Mhórag’s Na Horo Gheallaidh (1:44) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

2. For Marmish Part II (14:05) – Floating Points (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.floatingpoints.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/floatingpointswww.facebook.com/floatingpoints)

3. Frame and Glass (8:06) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

4. Humdrum Drivel (3:40) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download or available as a free download if you sign up to her mailing list – see www.musicglue.com/rhain/; see also rhainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/humdrum-drivel & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

5. Revolution (3:23) – Behi (Taken from the album ‘Behi; see www.behibandmongolia.com/ & www.facebook.com/behimusic/?fref=ts)

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

6. Is this the life? (5:36) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

7. Joybringer (3:27) – Manfred Mann’s Earthband (Originally released as a single but later taken from the album ‘Masque’ and also to be found on the reissued version of ‘Solar Flare’; see www.manfredmann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-32182478112/?fref=ts)

8. Planet of the Apes (2:00) – Cyber Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Greatest TV Themes, vol. 2; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cyber-orchestra/id298236182 & www.schifrin.com/)

9. Celebration on the Planet Mars (3:04) – Ron Jarzombek (Taken from the album ‘Happy Hour for a Pack of Screaming Monkeys’; see www.ronjarzombek.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Jarzombek/167584066649910, & www.raymondscott.net/)

10. Life on Mars (3:25) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

11. Rest In Pleasure (4:59) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

12. Hemavati (3:43) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

13. Guardian (5:18) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

14. The Orpheus Pavement (3:25) – Chloe March (Taken from the EP ‘The Orpheus Pavement’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

15. Modus Mats (3:38) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Quake; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

16. Coffee Countdown (4:25) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

17. Gods in Heat (3:22) – Tobacco (Taken from the album ‘Sweatbox Dynasty; see www.tobaxxo.com/www.facebook.com/tobaxxo/?fref=ts)

18. Buaireadh An Phósta (2:53) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

19. Summer in the Sun (5:24) – Gurgles (Taken from the album ‘Gurglefirst?’; see gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com/album/gurglefirst & www.facebook.com/pages/Gurgles/491289104226994)

20. Liberation Theology (4:42) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

21. Mr Death Is Dead (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘If I Hadn’t Become An Artist And A Musician I Would Have Been A Serial Killer Or Killed Myself’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-hadnt-become-an-artist-and-a-musician-i-would-have-been-a-serial-killer-or-killed-myself & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

22. Home of the Brave (8:13) – Polyethylene Pet/+1 (Taken from the album ‘Pop’; see www.precognitiverecords.com & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet

23. Time As Emergent Phenomenon (4:02) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Of Two Minds: The Music of Frederic Chopin and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinplayschopin & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

24. Orange Green (15:24) – Jazoo (Taken from the album ‘Back to Reality’; see www.jazoo.si/en/biografija & www.facebook.com/Jazooband/?fref=ts)

25. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

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 my special guest will be my fellow Progzilla Radio presenter Ed Wilkins, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 186: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 2

August 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 186th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following my last show, a half-term report filled with some of the best music released in the first six to seven months of 2016, this time around I return to my ongoing review of some of the best music from last year. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Soft Rains’, the 2015 album by Zarelli (feat. Leonard Nimoy), and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with most of the music taken from 2015. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.84 MB.

1. The British Road (radio edit) (5:18) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

2. Soft Rains Theme (2:22) – Zarelli (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

3. Should Have Known Better (5:08) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album Carrie & Lowell’; see sufjan.com/ & www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJT00wqlOo)

4. Palm Trees (4:00) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the ‘Magnet’ EP; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/magnet & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

5. Hatesong/Halo (8:19) – Gavin Harrison (Taken from the album Cheating The Polygraph; see www.gavharrison.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/ & www.kscopemusic.com/2015/02/03/gavin-harrison-reveals-details-trackless-cheating-polygraph/)

6. Young Crescent (5:52) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’ & it’s also available on the album ‘Time And Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

7. The Wheel’s Turning (7:24) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

8. Life in Reverse (3:20) – John Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Another Life; see www.johnhackett.com/ & www.facebook.com/hacktraxmusic)

If you would like to donate to a charity following the sad death of Steph Kennedy then see www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk. They are facing funding difficulties so they really need the money to be able to carry out the great work that they do.

9. Phase Alternating Line (2:44) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

10. Magpies (4:32) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.kitdownes.com/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

11. Ezra (4:27) – Oneohtrix Point Never (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Delete’; see pointnever.com/, warp.net/artists/oneohtrix-point-never/ & www.facebook.com/eccopn/)

12. Pink Electric Eyes (4:08) – Zarelli (featuring Leonard Nimoy) (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

13. Coal-Marble-Stone (3:26) – Louise Le May (Taken from the album A Tale Untold’; see louiselemay.com/, folkwit.com/artists/louise-le-may & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-untold)

14. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

15. Blackbird (4:13) – Sam Lee (Taken from the album ‘The Fade in Time’; see samleesong.co.uk/www.facebook.com/samleefolk)

16. Life is a Mushroom (4:45) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

17. Train (Summer Tango) (3:48) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

18. Arcades (4:33) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia’; see www.kitdownes.com/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

19. Tumbling Away (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

20. Dull Care (7:07) – Errors (Taken from the album ‘Lease of Life’; see www.weareerrors.com/ & www.facebook.com/errorsband/)

21. Pages From Ceefax (3:14) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

22. Falling Light (4:33) – Zarelli (featuring Leonard Nimoy) (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

23. Great Expectations (6:48) – Toto (Taken from the album Toto XIV’; see totoofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/totoband)

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, which will include a mixture of 2016 music, some older stuff, and a feature album from Mike Kershaw, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 185: Half-term Report, 2016

July 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 185th 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). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse for kindly sitting in for me and producing such a fabulous show last time, but now that EppyFest is over for another year, it’s me back in the saddle again. And I return with a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six to seven months of 2016. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2016. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 38 minutes. Downloaded file is 144.3 MB.

1. Folklore (7:31) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

2. Timeless (1:59) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

3. Waiting for the Lights to Go Out (1:38) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

4. Good Lava (3:38) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Bring Back the Glow (3:50) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

6. Lazarus (6:22) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. Leak Water (4:41) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

8. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

9. Spanish Ladies (3:55) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm &        www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

10. Polydactyl (2:58) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the album ‘Press The Flesh’; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack/)

11. Protest (4:44) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

12. The City of my Dreams (7:04) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Mercy Nurse (4:11) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

14. I Am Lost (7:14) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

15. Pedigree Chums (3:58) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

16. Red Giant (6:06) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

17. Stargazing (4:32) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

18. Obsidian Counterpoint (4:56) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

19. Moonsets of Aerah (3:36) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the ‘Human God’ EP; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/human-god & marvinbnaylor.com/)

20. Here at the Western World (3:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

21. Bucolics Anonymous (4:35) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

22. Here Lies A Mermaid (6:35) – 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/)

23. Le lierre  (5:54) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

24. Fading (5:53) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

25. Little Mice (4:03) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

26. A Hallucination (8:04) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

27. 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/)

28. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47)  David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.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 should be back for the next show, hopefully with yet another of my reviews of some of the best music that came out last year (yes, I am still doing my review of 2015), so I hope you’ll join me for the next edition of the show.

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Episode 183: Never Been Played

June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 183rd 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). On this show I’ll be featuring nothing but music from bands, acts & artists we’ve never played on the show before. This includes some new bands/acts, some classic bands/acts, & some that have been around for a while but I just haven’t got into them or played them before now. As part of this our feature album is ‘Singles’, the original soundtrack album for the film of the same name, and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with some tracks dedicated to or inspired by friends and listeners, & the rest coming entirely from me. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.25 MB.

1. Shango (2:40) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

2. Deep Six Textbook (5:39) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/, www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/lets-eat-grandma-announce-album-i-gemini & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

4. Seasons (5:48) – Chris Cornell (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; chriscornell.com/)

5. Axe Victim (5:15) – Be Bop Deluxe (Taken from the album ‘Axe Victim’; see  www.billnelson.com/home.php)

6. It’s Just Forever (3:30) – Cage The Elephant Feat. Alison Mosshart (Taken from the album ‘Melophobia’; see www.cagetheelephant.com & www.facebook.com/cagetheelephant/)

7. Passion (4:24) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

8. Dropped (4:57) – Atoms For Peace (Taken from the album ‘Amok’; see atomsforpeace.info/ & www.facebook.com/atomsforpeace)

9. Marshes (Radio Edit) (4:17) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘Friend Of A Friend’; see roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

11. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (8:19) – Mother Love Bone (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Love_Bone)

12. Intro (4:38) – Alt-J (Taken from the album ‘This Is All Yours’; see www.altjband.com/ & www.facebook.com/altJ.band)

13. All Is Harvest (6:39) – Amorphous Androgynous (Taken from the album ‘Alice In Ultraland’; see www.fsoldigital.com/ & www.facebook.com/theamorphousandrogynous/)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’ …

14. Weird Cat (5:39) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Bluejay (4:19) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Red Book’; see penguincafe.com/www.facebook.com/ThePenguinCafe)

16. Rifferama (2:56) – Hatfield And The North (Taken from the album ‘Hatfield And The North’; see www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/)

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

17. Now Those Days Are Gone (3:31) – Bucks Fizz (Taken from the album ‘Bucks Fizz Classic Collection 1981-1985’; see www.bucksfizz.co.uk/)

18. Better Than Ever (4:50) – Jimi Tenor (Taken from the album ‘Out of Nowhere’; see www.jimitenor.com/)

19. Birth Ritual (6:08) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.soundgardenworld.com/www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

20. Compte rendu d’analyse (8:48) – Albert Marcoeur (Taken from the album ‘Ma vie avec elles’; see www.labelfreres.com/home.php?id=0&it=2&fr=0, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlbertMarcoeur & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3028)

21. Les Hommes Sont Venus (4:19) – Magma (Taken from the album ‘Félicité Thösz’; see www.seventhrecords.com/)

22. Mr. Blue Sky (5:06) – Electric Light Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Blue’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/officialjefflynne)

23. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

24. Dead Dodo Down (3:10) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

25. Kilten Castle (5:22) – Jack Lancaster (Taken from the album ‘Skinningrove Bay’; see www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackLancaster)

26. Opus 32 (7:04) – Cthulhu Rise (Taken from the album ‘42’; see cthulhurise.com/, cthulhurise.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Cthulhu.Rise)

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 busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.

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Episode 174: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 2

February 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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