Episode 296: The Living Dead

This is the 296th 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). It’s that time of the year 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. We don’t quite have a feature album on this show, we do feature tracks that appeared on one of the two soundtrack albums for the TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, and you’ll hear three tracks from those soundtracks throughout the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music, only with a bit more of a spooky theme this time around. 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 121.18 MB.

1. Phantoms (1:56) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

2. You’re Dead (2:23) – Norma Tanega (Taken from the album ‘Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog’; see www.discogs.com/artist/852942-Norma-Tanega)

3. Gather Up (2:20) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

4. Devil Inside Me (3:05) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

5. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Theme (1:05) – Nerf Herder (Taken from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album; see www.nerfherder.com/ & www.facebook.com/nerfrock)

6. Bring Out Your Dead – Part 1 (9:23) – The Carpathian Inflammable Shadow Puppet Orchestra (I’m not exactly sure where this is taken from but for more information see the-cisp-orchestra.bandcamp.com)

7. Spectres (demo) (5:18) – Martin Grech (Available via Martin’s Patreon platform; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

8. Darktown (5:00) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Darktown’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

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

10. Ghost Zone/Noble Obelisk (8:31) – French TV (Taken from the album ‘Stories Without Fingerprints’; see frenchtv.bandcamp.com/album/stories-without-fingerprints & www.french-tv.net)

11. Elegant Vampires (4:29) – Pattern-Seeking Animals (Taken from the album ‘Prehensile Tales’; see www.psanimals1.com & www.facebook.com/psanimals1)

12. Halloween (4:31) – Phoebe Bridgers (Taken from the album ‘Punisher′; see phoebebridgers.bandcamp.com/album/punisher & phoebefuckingbridgers.com)

13. Wo Ist Übergang (8:20) – Ben Frost (Taken from the album ‘DARK – Cycle 1 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)’; see benfrost.bandcamp.com)

14. Zombi Hut (2:56) – Tiki Tones (Taken from the album ‘The Tiki Tones Play Songs for the…Suburban Savages’; see www.discogs.com/artist/397086-The-Tiki-Tones)

15. Transylvanian Concubine (2:48) – Rasputina (Taken from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album; see www.rasputina.com/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialRasputina)

16. Anaklasis (7:37) – Krzysztof Penderecki (Taken from the album ‘Kosmogonia’; see coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/kosmogonia-csr238cd)

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

18. The Devil (4:21) Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Arcana′; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/arcana, www.richardwileman.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/kardaestra)

19. Seance (4:15) The Left Outsides (Taken from the album ‘Are You Sure I Was There?′; see theleftoutsides.bandcamp.com/album/are-you-sure-i-was-there & www.facebook.com/theleftoutsides/)

20. Bright Hucclecote (6:07) Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Single available to download now via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/track/bright-hucclecote and it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see also rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

21. Uneasy Dream (3:10) Lost Valley VHS (Taken from the album ‘Lost Valley VHS’; see klausmorlock.bandcamp.com/album/lost-valley-vhs

22. Black Cat Bone (4:24) Laika (Taken from the album ‘Good Looking Blues’; see www.laika.org/index_main.shtml)

23. The Faceless Undead (3:56) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

24. Brocken Spectre (7:01) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘Mountains Become Stepping Stones’; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com/album/mountains-become-stepping-stones & www.facebook.com/elifyalvacmusic/)

25. Battle with Invisible Monster (2:55) Louis and Bebe Barron (Taken from the album ‘Forbidden Planet – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/forbidden-planet-original/id493065373 & www.effectrode.com/magnetic-delay/the-first-electronic-filmscore-forbidden-planet-a-conversation-with-bebe-barron/)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to Count Eppy Gibbon, and of course to all of you listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show, in a couple of weeks’ time, we are excited to be focusing on the brand new album by favourites of the show, Sanguine Hum, with three tracks from the new album, ‘A Trace of Memory’, plus music selected by the members of the band. I hope to see you back for that.

Episode 294: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 4

This is the 294th 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). After my recent tribute to Tim Smith, on this show I return (for the last time) to my review of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘Sub Marine Dreams’, the latest and brilliant album by the aquatic/prog/funk/sea shanty/pop band Seas Of Mirth, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music, including tracks from albums, EPs and singles, all from 2019. 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 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.9 MB.

1. Sweet Dreams (5:59) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

2. Pitter-Patter (5:15) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-and-odysseys & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

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

4. Unity of Gods (4:56) – IRAH (Taken from the album ‘Diamond Grid’; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/diamond-grid & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. Flew a Little Bullfinch Through the Window (4:58) – Red Kite (Taken from the album ‘Red Kite’; see thisisredkite.bandcamp.com/track/flew-a-little-bullfinch-through-the-window)

6. The Florentine (8:14) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Grand Tour’; see bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com, bigbigtrain.com/ & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/

7. KRK (At Home In Strange Places) (4:25) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘The Age Of Immunology’; see vanishingtwinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-age-of-immunology, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

8. Wise Children (2:33) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘The Age Of Immunology’; see vanishingtwinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-age-of-immunology, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

9. Polytheme (4:34) – Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

10. Keeping Still (5:48) – Virgin Pool (Taken from the ‘Endless Evenings’ EP; see virginpool.bandcamp.com/album/endless-evenings & www.facebook.com/virginpool)

11. The Celestial Dog and The Funeral Ship (8:06) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-and-odysseys & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

12. Paramour (4:56) – Anna Meredith (Taken from the album ‘FIBS′; see annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibswww.annameredith.com/ & www.facebook.com/annahmeredith)

13. Rehearsing the Long Walk Home (live) (5:38) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

14. What kind of juicy fruit are you? (4:01) – Ultra Zook (Taken from the album ‘Ultra Zook l’album’; see ultrazook.bandcamp.com, www.ultrazook.fr/ & www.facebook.com/ultrazook/)

15. Jellyfish Metropolis (4:46) – Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

16. Bare Your Feat (4:33) – The Case Of Us (Taken from the album ‘Tunnel Vision’; see thecaseofus.bandcamp.com/album/tunnel-vision & www.facebook.com/thecaseofus/)

17. Blow the Brakes Out (6:15) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the Blow the Brakes Out ’ EP; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/blow-the-brakes-out-ep, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

18. A Riot Is A Storm (3:41) – Raze The Maze (Taken from the album ‘Raze The Maze’; see razethemaze.bandcamp.com/album/raze-the-maze, www.razethemazemusic.com & www.facebook.com/RazeTheMazeMusic/)

19. Masculine Impersonator (4:03) Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

20. Inhale Exhale (3:47) – Anna Meredith (Taken from the album ‘FIBS′; see annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibswww.annameredith.com/ & www.facebook.com/annahmeredith)

21. Worship the Sun (5:39) – IRAH (Taken from the album‘Diamond Grid’; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/diamond-grid & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

22. Sweet Decay (4:48) – Virgin Pool (Taken from the ‘Endless Evenings’ EP; see virginpool.bandcamp.com/album/endless-evenings & www.facebook.com/virginpool)

23. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow (3:22) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-lovely-day-tomorrow; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

24. You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know (7:18) – Red Kite (Taken from the album‘Red Kite’; see thisisredkite.bandcamp.com/track/flew-a-little-bullfinch-through-the-window)

25. Passacaglia (8:58) Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.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 hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks when we will be celebrating the life and music of the late, great Judy Dyble, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 291: Girl Swallows Nightingale Interview

This is the 291st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is largely built around an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, and so not surprisingly our feature album for this show is ‘Shapeshifter’, the band’s excellent 2020 debut, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including some tracks chosen by me and some chosen by the members of Girl Swallows Nightingale, plus we pay musical tribute to the film director Alan Parker who sadly passed away just recently. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.3 MB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview with Marica Petrey from Girl Swallows Nightingale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to Marica Petrey and the rest of Girl Swallows Nightingale, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show when I’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Goldfrapp’s debut album ‘Felt Mountain’, plus there will of course be the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

 

Episode 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 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 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.

Episode 258: The Girl from AUNTIE

This is the 258th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, when our feature artist was the late, great Peter Tork, we move a bit more up-to-date with this show as our feature artist is Natasha Noorani, a very talented young singer-songwriter from Lahore, Pakistan. You will hear three fabulous tracks, a combination of music from her solo work and from Noorani’s collaborations with other musicians. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including lots of great 2019 music, plus the occasional classic track from the past. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.9 MB.

1. Maladaptive (4:34) – Gentle Robot feat. Natasha Noorani (Taken from the ‘Feel’ EP; see gentlerobotpk.bandcamp.com/album/feel & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

2. Let Loving Her Be Everything (6:30) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/; and you can see Lost Crowns performing at The Victoria in London on the 31st May alongside Kavus Torabi & headliners Thumpermonkey – see www.jaguarshoes.com/venue/the-victoria/)

3. The Wad (5:13) – Vels Trio (Single available via velstrio.bandcamp.com/track/the-wad; see also www.facebook.com/velstrio/)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

4. Cat Food (4:55) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘In The Wake Of Poseidon’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

5. Spiral Halt (6:00) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

6. Glass Score (6:07) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

7. Veldt (5:24) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)

8. Spartansk Mambo no.5 (7:34) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

9. 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/)

10. This Is Life (5:51) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604, plus don’t forget that you can see Tim & his band headlining EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

11. Prognosis (4:54) – Ali Suhail feat. Natasha Noorani (Taken from the album ‘Pursuit Of Irrelevance’; see alisuhail.bandcamp.com/album/pursuit-of-irrelevance & www.facebook.com/butiamalisuhail/)

12. The Lugubrious Youth of Lucky Luke (6:55) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

13. 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)

14. Speak To Us (5:40) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/, plus don’t forget that you can see Sanguine Hum (acoustic) at EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

15. Stray Pines (4:53) – 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/

16. Tilly Finn & Dancing Ledge (2:36) – Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Bright Blinds’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/bright-blinds & marvinbnaylor.com/, plus don’t forget that you can see Marvin B Naylor performing with Rebsie Fairholm at EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

17. Work (4:16) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

18. Peddler of Words (4:55) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

19. The Everso Closely Guarded Line (8:10) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘On Land and in the Sea’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-land-and-in-the-sea)

20. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.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. For the next show I’ll be away but there will still be a brilliant show from my regular guest presenters, Rebsie & Daniel, and you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join them then.

Episode 257: Room Without a View

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Out of the Moment (5:24) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

6. 13th Floor (8:06) – Alberto Miranda/Evoluxion Project (Taken from the album ‘Special Period′; see albertomirandaevoluxion.bandcamp.com/album/special-period, www.albertomirandabass.com & www.facebook.com/evoluxionproject/)

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

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

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

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

11. Floating Bridges (6:13) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again with another show largely focusing on new music & of course you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 251: Best of 2018, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 251st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the recent show from Daniel & Rebsie but with this show your usual presenter returns with part 1 (of 3) of his 30 favourite albums of 2018. 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 30 and 21 in the countdown. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 111.5 MB.

1. The Faith Healer (7:12) – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (Taken from the album ‘Next’; see www.facebook.com/tedmckenna.co.uk/ & medium.com/@EddyBamyasi/the-sensational-alex-harvey-band-albums-ranked-worst-to-best-312ec8f11c45

2. Optimum Delirium (3:53) – The Dowling Poole (Single available to download via 369music.bandcamp.com/track/optimum-delirium; see also thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole/)

3. Back to the Rhythm (4:33) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

4. Opening Line (4:52) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

5. Inside Her Shimmering Agony (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Today Hurts More Than Mercy (5:37) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

7. Ghost (3:35) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

8. Alice Afternoon (4:32) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

9. Solar Flares (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

10. We Found Us (5:10) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

11. Did I Dream? Parts I to IV (5:49)  The Hare and Hoofe (Taken from the album ‘The Terror of Melton’; see thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/album/the-terror-of-melton,  thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

12. The Ballad of Layser Manne (3:54) – The Hare and Hoofe (Taken from the album ‘The Terror of Melton’; see thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/album/the-terror-of-melton,  thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

13. Raven (4:58) GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘A Humdrum Star’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

14. Reactor (6:17) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘A Humdrum Star’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Nobody Here (5:31) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

16. Crow (3:46) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

17. Julia’s Call (3:38) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the album ‘Birds of America’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-americawww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

18. The Cross of Lorraine (4:55) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the album ‘Birds of America’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-americawww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

19. Humbled And Broken (5:40) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

20. The Gates (3:59) Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

21. This Is The Space (3:45) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)  

22. Beautiful World (7:04) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again continuing my countdown of my favourite albums of 2018, as we reach the albums I’ve placed from 20 to 11, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

Episode 232: Death at Bargain Prices

This is the 232nd 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 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). This latest show is built around an interview with Sarah Lessire, the singer, composer and bandleader of Ions & Eras. Sarah chooses some of the music, plus our feature EP is the debut Ions & Eras release, ‘Life For A While’. There are also some previews of upcoming albums, some tracks related to EppyFest, we’ll be celebrating a couple of birthdays and we’ll have a Swedish double-bill, so you can expect to hear a typically 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 & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 124 MB.

1. Part 2 (4:35) – Matt Baber (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

You can see Matt Baber as one half of Sanguine Hum (acoustic) at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

2. Errol At Twenty-three (3:58) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

3. The Unknown Zone (5:24) – Phil Manzanera (Single available as a free digital download via burningshed.com/store/philmanzanera; see also manzanera.com/new/ & www.brian-eno.net/)

4. Timeling (3:12) – Marvin B. Naylor (Forthcoming release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

5. Crossing Continents (3:23) – After The Flood (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘After The Flood’; see www.facebook.com/aftertheflood1/, www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

6. Ketamine (3:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

7. Prairies Of Stars (3:45) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

Interview with Sarah Lessire

8. Malika (4:56) – Hiatus Kaiyote (Taken from the album ‘Tawk Tomahawk’; see hiatuskaiyote.com/www.facebook.com/hiatuskaiyote/)

9. Tiny Straws (5:38) – Woo Park (Taken from the album ‘Smokes’; see wooparkgrooves.bandcamp.com/album/smokes & wooparkgrooves.com/)

10. Pierrot’s Dream Theater (7:00) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

11. Quiet Fire (6:44) – Mammal Hands (Taken from the album ‘Floa’; see mammalhands.bandcamp.com/album/floa & mammalhands.com/)

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

13. Pristine Love (8:21) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

14. Such Unlikely Lovers (3:27) – Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach (Taken from the album ‘Painted From Memory’; see bacharachonline.com/www.elviscostello.com/#/)

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

15. Riding The Outskirts Of Fantasy (4:49) Ian Dury (Taken from the album ‘Apples’; see www.iandury.co.uk/)

16. Unmarked On Any Map (3:27) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

17. Space Between (4:25) Esse Quam Videri (Taken from the album ‘Untold Stories’; see eqv.lnk.to/untoldstories & www.facebook.com/essequamvideri7/)

18. Isis’ Adventure (dedicated to Kevin Ayers) (4:24) – Me and My Kites (B side of the single ‘The Band’, see meandmykites.bandcamp.com/album/the-band-with-tony-durant-of-fuchsia-single; see also meandmykites.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/meandmykites)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, plus a special thanks to Sarah Lessire for answering my questions and picking some 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. Eppy will be back again next time, with part 1 of his best of the rest of 2017, so we hope to see you back for that.