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 276: Best of 2019, Top 31 pt 2

This is the 276th 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). For this show it’s part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown. We also pay tribute to two great and influential musicians sadly taken from us recently, Neil Peart from Rush, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck from Brainticket. 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 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.31 MB.

1. Stick It Out (4:31) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘Counterparts’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

2. From Another Planet/Radagacuca (7:29) – Brainticket (Taken from the album ‘Psychonaut’; see brainticket.bandcamp.com/album/psychonaut, brainticketband.com/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialBrainticket/)

3. Thang (hips) (4:35) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

4. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Do You Believe In Two Gods? (4:43) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

6. Moonchild (8:32) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

7. Vanishing Heart (4:35) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

8. The World’s in Town (5:48) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

9. Conditions (4:09) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. When There Is No Sun (4:48) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. Land Of Oblivion (8:18) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

12. Reminiscence (6:04) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

13. Drown out the noise with your silence (10:45) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

14. Is it love? (9:07) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

15. Call To Me (3:50) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

16. Lost (4:45) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

17. 10 000 Ans (4:37) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

18. La Faune Pélagique (8:19) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

19. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (Variant) (6:33) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

20. Two (Variant) (5:11) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

21. Permutert Panzerrock (3:55) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

22. Seriell Ballade (6:35) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

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 the third part of my top 31 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, covering the all-important albums at numbers 10-1, so I hope you’ll be back for two exciting shows in a row.

Episode 275: Best of 2019, Top 31 pt 1

This is the 275th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note 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). For this show it’s part 1 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 31 and 21 in the countdown. There will also be something of an EppyFest 9 preview, plus we pay tribute to the late, great Neil Innes. 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 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Canyons Of Your Mind (3:04) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘Tadpoles’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2fe8f530-861d-40ff-ac74-51f7e2701965)

2. How Sweet to Be an Idiot (2:52) – Neil Innes (Taken from the album ‘How Sweet to Be an Idiot’; see neilinnes.media)

3. The Ink Dried (3:56) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

4. 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/)

5. Who Killled Cock Robin? (3:21) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

6. Sing a Song of Sixpence (3:04) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

7. Domino (4:15) – 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/)

8. 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/)

9. Besides Myself (3:40) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘The Birmingham Poets’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/, matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/the-birmingham-poets-2 & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

10. The Sons of Marxist Fathers (6:56) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘The Birmingham Poets’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/, matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/the-birmingham-poets-2 & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. 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/)

12. 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/)

13. Little Joys (5:31) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

14. The Cripple (6:58) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

15. Kept Man (3:16) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

16. Arc of an Ilk (6:36) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

17. District Of Baddies (7:45) – Alarmist (Taken from the album ‘Sequesterer’; see alarmist.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alarmistband/)

18. Lactic Tang (5:09) – Alarmist (Taken from the album ‘Sequesterer’; see alarmist.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alarmistband/)

19. Constance (5:46) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Cables’; billlaurance.bandcamp.com/album/cables, billlaurance.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic/

20. HAL (4:23) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Cables’; billlaurance.bandcamp.com/album/cables, billlaurance.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic/

21. Missing In Inaction (4:02) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

22. The Gloaming (3:29) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

23. If Never I’m And Ever You (2:27) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

24. The Elemental (6:46) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. All the very best for the New Year! 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 next time for the second part of my top 31 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, covering the albums at numbers 20-11, so I hope to see you then.

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.

Episode 266: Summer’s End Festival Preview

This is the 266th 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). This latest show is a preview of this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which is taking place on the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th of October, in Chepstow. I’ll be welcoming back Stephen Lambe, one of the organisers, to talk about this year’s festival and we’ll be previewing the line-up, including tracks from most of the bands performing over the four days, plus I’ll be suggesting some acts 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 and 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 126.5 MB.

1. 1.0 (4:53) – The Case Of Us (Taken from the album ‘Tunnel Vision’; see thecaseofus.bandcamp.com/album/tunnel-vision & www.facebook.com/thecaseofus/)

2. Ping Pong (4:10) – Ultra Zook (Taken from the album ‘Ultra Zook l’album’; see ultrazook.bandcamp.com, www.ultrazook.fr/ & www.facebook.com/ultrazook/)

3. Kuutamo (4:17) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

Interview with Stephen Lambe

4. Dance on a Volcano (5:55) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘A Trick of The Tail; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

5. Wishing Well (5:58) – Kentish Spires (Taken from the album ‘Sprezzatura’; see thekentishspires.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/TheKentishSpires/)

6. Foxlight (13:19) – Wobbler (Taken from the album ‘From Silence to Somewhere’; see www.wobblerofficial.com & wobbler.bandcamp.com/album/from-silence-to-somewhere)

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

8. A Moment’s Peace (4:09) – Comedy Of Errors (Taken from the album ‘House Of The Mind’; see comedyoferrors.org/ & comedyoferrors.bandcamp.com)

9. the order of protection (two) (4:33) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

10. The Blues (7:17) – Collage (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine’; see www.facebook.com/CollageProg/)

11. Orchid House (5:20) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.riseofficial.net & www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

12. Metamorphosis (7:10) – Mayra Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘World Of Wonder’; see mayraorchestra.bandcamp.com, www.mayraorchestra.com/ & www.facebook.com/MayraOrchestra/)

13. Genius (5:48) – Hasse Froberg’s Musical Companion (Taken from the album ‘HFMC’; see www.hfmcband.com/home)

14. All’s Well That Ends Well (7:49) – District 97 (Taken from the album ‘In Vaults’; see district97.net/, district97.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/District97/)

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

15. Ulvenatt (5:46) – Jordsjø (Taken from the album ‘Nattfiolen’; see jordsjo.bandcamp.com/album/nattfiolen & www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Stephen Lambe for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio. 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 when hopefully I’ll be welcoming back some more old friends to the studio for another interview. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 262: Half-term report, 2019

This is the 262nd 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 musical tribute to my Dad, this time we’re in more traditional Eppy Gibbon musical territory. This show entirely focuses on music from 2019, as I focus on some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible from many different releases, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 8. 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 135.1 MB.

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

2. Alerisk Symfo (7:53) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

3. She Saved Me (5:16) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

4. It Won’t Be Long (2:52) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

5. 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)

6. Albatross (3:55) – Eyreton Hall (Taken from the album ‘Spaces’; see eyretonhall.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Eyretonhall/)

7. Call To Me (3:50) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

8. The Fallen (5:32) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

9. Judgement Train (5:10) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

10. Black Eyes (Variant) (5:26) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

11. Skyline (5:15) – 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. Touch in Mine (fingers) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Several Soma (3:56) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Great Distances; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

14. Brainsurgeons 3 (10:45) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

A few words from Katharine Blake about the new album by Mediaeval Baebes…

15. Bah Bah Black Sheep (1:22) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

16. Get Out Of The Room (3:37) – You Tell Me (Taken from the album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

17. 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/)

18. Omnia (4:46) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

19. EppyFest promo (2:09) (You can see Marvin B Naylor & many others at EppyFest 8 on 20th July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets)

20. Timeling (3:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Bright Blinds’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/bright-blinds & marvinbnaylor.com/)

21. Break The System (3:57) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

22. You Don’t Speak For Me (edit) (3:56) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/you-dont-speak-for-me; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

23. Superposition of Silhouettes (3:43) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

24. Homegrown (3:52) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

25. So Long, John (3:27) 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/)

26. Defiance (5:07)Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

27. Biosphere Part 6 (9:32) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

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 that moves backwards in time, as we move from my half-term report on 2019 to focus on some of the best music from 2018 that I haven’t had chance to feature in my best EPs of 2018 and top 30 best albums of 2018 shows. I hope you’ll join me for that.