Episode 237: Nice and Easy Does It

This is the 237th 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 show had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, but you probably won’t tell the difference (make of that what you will!). I’ll be focusing largely on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘The Best of The Nice’, the 1993 compilation covering highlights of the English progressive rock band The Nice so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s a final nod to EppyFest 7 which is very nearly upon us. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 133 MB.

1. Flowers In The Rain (2:42) – The Move (Taken from the album ‘Move (2016 Remastered & Expanded Esoteric Recordings Edition)’; see www.brumbeat.net/move.htm & www.roywood.co.uk/

2. The Magnificent Moon (8:52) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife

3. The Latest News (4:13) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

4. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

5. Perfect Babies (4:43) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: vol. 0’; see 3rdegree.bandcamp.com/album/ones-zeros-vol-0, www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Landing.htmlwww.facebook.com/3RDegree)

6. A Sick Boy (9:44) – 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)

7. Manhoo (5:00) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

8. Heavenly Bodies (5:13) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. Verdant (3:45) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

10. Journey By Water (3:58) – Entourage (Taken from the album ‘Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes, 1972-1977’; see tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/ceremony-of-dreams-studio-sessions-outtakes-1972-1977 & wallmatthewsmusic.com/)

11. To Asia (3:24) – After The Flood (Taken from the album ‘After The Flood’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/after-the-flood)

12. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Neil Campbell from After The Flood at EppyFest 7 on 27th July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

13. America and Second Amendment (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

14. Titanic (4:15) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘Pluto’; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/pluto & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Answerphone (3:09) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Earth Is Sleeping’; see judydyble.com/, hyperurl.co/EarthIsSleeping & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

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

16. Elephant Talk (4:43) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘Discipline’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

17. Still Fighting Gravity (5:24) – Argos (Taken from the album ‘Unidentified Dying Objects’; see argos.bandcamp.com/album/unidentified-dying-objects & www.facebook.com/Argos.Band.Germany/)

18. Revealed As A True Future Tyrant (5:30) Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

19. Clarity (3:59) – The Kentish Spires (Taken from the album ‘The Last Harvest’; see thekentishspires.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/TheKentishSpires/)

20. England 2 Columbia 0 (3:46) Kirsty MacColl (Taken from the album ‘Tropical Brainstorm′; see www.kirstymaccoll.com)

21. Think Inside The Box (8:08) – Esse Quam Videri (Taken from the album ‘Untold Stories’; see eqv.lnk.to/untoldstories & www.facebook.com/essequamvideri7/)

22. Lallulow (4:49) – Todd Tobias & Chloe March (Single, currently available to download via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/lallulow and taken from the forthcoming album ‘Amialluma’; see also www.chloemarch.co.uk/, toddtobiasmusic.bandcamp.com & www.hiddenshoal.com/project/todd-tobias/)

23. Together (8:32) – Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

24. Hang on to a Dream (4:48) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

25. Good Man (7:52) Husky Rescue (Taken from the album ‘Country Falls’; see shop.elcaminorecords.com/collections/all & www.facebook.com/huskyrescueofficial/)

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. We’ll see you for a new show after EppyFest 7, covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

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Episode 231: Michael Bearpark interview 2018 pt.2

This is the 231st 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 part two of an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael yet again choosing most of the music and reflecting on new discoveries and the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but 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: 1 hour & 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.8 MB.

Interview with Michael Bearpark

1. Here Comes The Flood (3:56) – Robert Fripp and Peter Gabriel (Taken from the album ‘Exposure’; see www.dgmlive.competergabriel.com)

2. Solar Storm (6:23) – Richard Barbieri (Taken from the album ‘Planets + Persona’; see www.kscopemusic.com/artists/richard-barbieri/ & www.facebook.com/RichardBarbieriOfficial

3. Nowhere Now (4:04) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘To The Bone’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

4. 1921 (2:50) – The Who (Taken from the album ‘Tommy’; see www.thewho.com)

5. La Ballata De S’isposa ‘e Mannorri (6:16) – D.F.A. (Taken from the album ‘4th’; see dutyfreearea.bandcamp.com)

6. Home (4:34) – David Sylvian (Taken from the album ‘Gone to Earth’; see www.davidsylvian.com/)

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

7. Hysteria (5:55) – Def Leppard (Taken from the album ‘Hysteria’; see www.defleppard.com)

8. A Magnificent Death (15:01) – Joel Harrison (Taken from the album ‘Search’; see joelharrison.comwww.facebook.com/joelharrisongtr/)

9. Jenny (Iowa Sunrise) (3:33) – Janis Ian & Chick Corea (Taken from the compilation album ‘Up ‘Til Now; see www.janisian.com)

10. Garmonbozia (4:30) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

You can see Thumpermonkey at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

11. Everybody Needs You (2:55) – Laura Veirs (Taken from the album ‘The Lookout’; see lauraveirs.bandcamp.com/album/the-lookout & lauraveirs.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, plus a special thanks to Michael Bearpark for coming into the studio and picking most of the 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 another interview and lots of great music, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 230: Michael Bearpark interview 2018 pt.1

This is the 230th 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 part one of an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on new discoveries and the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but 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 & 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.6 MB.

1. 1991 (4:24) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

2. Life For A While (6:02) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

3. Joy Opposites (4:48) – Cave In (Taken from the album ‘Antenna’; see cavein.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official/ and if you’d like to contribute to the Caleb Scofield Memorial Fund you can do so here: www.youcaring.com/jenscofield-1149130)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

4. Song For Insane Times (4:01) – Kevin Ayers (Taken from the album ‘Joy Of A Toy’; see www.kevin-ayers.com/ & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers)

5. Private Nocturnal (6:49) – Can (Taken from the album ‘The Lost Tapes’; see www.spoonrecords.com/#)

6. I Am An Animal (3:48) – Pete Townsend (Taken from the album ‘Empty Glass’; see petetownshend.net/)

7. A mes Étoile (3:18) – Christine Ott (Taken from the album ‘Only Silence Remains’; see christineott.bandcamp.com, www.christineott.fr/www.facebook.com/christineottmusic/)

8. Polar (10:08) – AKKU Quintet (Taken from the album ‘Aeon; see www.akkuquintet.com/akkuquintet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/akkuquintet)

9. Parting Waves (4:09) – Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland (Taken from the album ‘Mu; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mu, www.barrycleveland.com/ & www.facebook.com/barry.cleveland.50)

A few words from AndrewOsOstler

10. Six Strings Come Out Good (12:01) – Darkroom (Taken from the forthcoming ‘Paradise Yard’ EP; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

11. Pearl Of The Lake (5:11) – Kaprekar’s Constant (Taken from the album ‘Fate Outsmarts Desire’; see www.kaprekarsconstant.com/kaprekars.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Kaprekars/)

12. Music for Guitar And Voices (3:46) – The Broca Ensemble with Georgina Brett (Single available via store.championversion.com/album/the-broca-ensemble-with-georgina-brett; see also thebrocaensemble.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/TheBrocaEnsemble)

13. Every Stranger’s Voice (4:11) – Plenty (Taken from the album ‘It Could Be Home’; see timbowness.wordpress.com/album-writings/plenty-it-could-be-home/burningshed.com/plenty_it-could-be-home_cd)

14. Transference I (4:24) – Thomas Stone (Taken from the album ‘Séance′; see www.thomasstonemusic.com/ & soundcloud.com/jecklin)

15. Whipping Post (8:27) – Joel Harrison (Taken from the album ‘Search’; see joelharrison.comwww.facebook.com/joelharrisongtr/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, plus a special thanks to Michael Bearpark for coming into the studio and picking most of the 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 the second part of this interview with Michael, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 225: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 225th 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). Your regular host returns this time and I’ll be catching up on some music news as well as continuing with my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2017. On this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.5 MB.

1. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

2. Truck (4:05) – The Fierce And The Dead (Single from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/track/truckwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

3. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see  www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith for the campaign to raise money for Tim’s healthcare costs & otherwise go to www.cardiacs.net)

4. Legend Of A Mind (6:36) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/

5. Zombie (5:06) – The Cranberries (Taken from the album ‘No Need To Argue’; see www.cranberries.com/site/ & www.darkofficial.com/site/)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 20-11) from here…

6. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. Brief Encounter (4:59) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

8. Chinese Brainworm (Taenia Solium) (4:49) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

9. The Monday Club (7:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Charlie’s Kitchen (7:43) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

11. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

12. Impletit la 5 (4:58) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

13. Cararea (7:24) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

14. Panic amongst the Dragonflies (4:42) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Moonbow (5:34) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

16. Objects to Place in a Tomb (5:28) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

17. Beyond Dialogue (6:42) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

18. Skin (4:08) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill)

19. Philomela (5:21) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

20. Orchardie (4:26) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Signal Flow (4:13) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

22. Grow (4:40) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

23. Traveler (5:25) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

24. An Intention (4:01) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

25. To Feel Your Best (6:20) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time with more of his best albums of 2017, specifically counting down his top 10 albums of last year, so you’ll definitely want to be back for that.

Episode 212: Baby Driven

This is the 212th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for kindly sitting in again on the last show, but this time around the Eppy Gibbon is back. We don’t quite have a feature album this time but I am drawing inspiration from the soundtrack to the brilliant film Baby Driver, and there will be several tracks either taken from or inspired by that soundtrack. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, covering six different decades. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.3 MB.

1. As We Take The Stage (pts. 1-2) (6:01) – The Scaramanga Six (Taken from a double-A-side digital single and also from the album ‘Chronica’; see www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/, thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/as-we-take-the-stage-owned & www.facebook.com/thescaramangasix)

2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2:26) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

3. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

4. Our Own Way (5:05) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

5. Voodoo Doll of Myself (3:07) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Track Marks’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/track-marks & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Solitude (4:45) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

7. Zye Ouve, Zye Feme (4:16) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

8. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

9. Raptor (2:45) – Vila (Digital download via www.amazon.co.uk/Raptor/dp/B0728BPQ9C and other music sites such as Spotify; see also soundcloud.com/pia-1-1 & www.piasilvi.com/)

10. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (2:21) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

11. Wild Waters (4:35) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

12. Have You Got PPI? (4:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

13. Easy (4:21) – The Commodores (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Very Best of The Commodores; see classic.motown.com/artist/the-commodores/)

14. It’s Easier (4:38) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

15. P-unu (5:32) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

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

16. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7″ version) (3:37) – Scritti Politti (Taken from the compilation album ‘Absolute’; see www.scritti.net/ & www.facebook.com/scrittinet)

17. A Void That I Can Depart To (10:08) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

18. Ready Let’s Go (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

19. Music is Math (5:21) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

20. Hidden (5:21) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

21. Dog-Like Sparky (4:54) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

22. Hocus Pocus (6:41) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Focus II’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

23. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 (2:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

24. Dependence Day (4:45) – Ritual (Taken from the album ‘Ritual’; see www.ritual.se/Ritual_Official_Web/Home.html)

25. Blood Orange (4:10) – Low Chimes (Digital download single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album; see www.lowchimes.com/ & www.facebook.com/lowchimes/)

26. Bright Shimmering Lights (4:52) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back again next time with the second part of my review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 209: Half-term Report, 2017

This is the 209th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On tonight’s show I bring you a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six months of 2017. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.8 MB.

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

1. Spiele Mit Katzen (4:22) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

2. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

3. I’ll Be Fine (6:29) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

4. Strange New Planet (8:42) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

5. Sally Won’t Remember (3:49) – Valdez (Taken from the album ‘This’; see valdez.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/valdezrock/)

6. Peter’s Place (4:31) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. We Come Willingly (6:08) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

8. Tinut in Swing (5:42) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

9. Obelisk of Cruithne (6:46) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Nou Tout Se Yonn (4:46) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

11. In The Woods With Tony Iommi (6:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Baritonia’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/album/baritonia, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

12. Death and Taxes (5:05) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

13. Fight or Flight (4:36) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

14. The Lord of Amber and Grey (6:15) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

15. Kill the Pain That’s Killing You (3:44) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

16. Palm Trees (live) (4:02) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

17. These Are The Days (3:24) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017 CD version)’; see timburness.bandcamp.com, www.timburness.com/ & www.facebook.com/Tim-Burness-195607947167604/)

18. Tracking Signals (4:07) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

19. Avoid That Eye Candy (3:53) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

20. Overton (4:05) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

21. Dream State (3:37) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

22. Hebrides Terrace Seamount (5:54) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

23. The Infinite (5:44) – +1 (Taken from the EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

24. Eliza Harora (3:29) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

25. Hertier (5:20) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

26. Drunk On A Boat (4:27) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

27. Ancient Observer (5:58) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back again next time with a review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 208: EppyFest Mini Preview

This is the 208th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for filling in for me in fine style on the last show, but I’m back this time to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest Mini, happening in Cheltenham on Saturday 29th July. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Irritant’, the brand new album by Schnauser who are headlining EppyFest Mini. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other four bands/acts on at EppyFest Mini, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to a couple of people who have left this mortal coil in the past month. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 108.2 MB.

1. Elected (3:42) – Alice Cooper (Taken from the album ‘Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper’; see www.alicecooper.com/www.facebook.com/AliceCooper/)

2. Hypertension (4:16) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

3. Wandering Star (3:39) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

4. Satellites (4:42) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

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

6. AYU (As Yet Untitled) (4:06) – Matt Baber (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/mattbaberpiano/)

7. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

8. Teilhard de Chardin (4:18) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

9. A New Atmosphere (8:23) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Eppy Birthday Song (1:29) – Mister Pongle (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

11. Inexorable (3:20) – The Neil Campbell Collective (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

12. Sòdhaigh (4:30) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

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

13. Slave To The Rhythm (4:21) – Grace Jones (Taken from the compilation album ‘Island Life’; see missgracejones.com/)

14. Main Theme from Outskirts (5:39) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/matt-baber/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

15. Jeanine (1:23) – Mister Pongle (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

16. Re-Mortgaging The Nest of Hairs (4:12) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

17. Marching Song (4:20) – Candythief (A close-to-being-finished mix of a song set to appear on the forthcoming new Candythief album; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

18. Fields Within Fields (4:54) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

For more information about EppyFest Mini and to buy advance tickets go to: eppyfest.co.uk/

19. Surprise, Surprise (4:07) – Caravan (Taken from the album ‘For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night‘; see www.caravan-info.co.uk/#/ & www.last.fm/music/Caravan)

20. Dreaming Of A New World (3:37) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017 CD version)’; see timburness.bandcamp.com, www.timburness.com/ & www.facebook.com/Tim-Burness-195607947167604/)

21. Stacks (6:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

22. Live And Let Die (3:12) – Paul McCartney And Wings (Taken from the album ‘Live And Let Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

23. Black Hole Sun (5:18) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Superunknown’; see www.soundgardenworld.com & www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

24. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy should be back again next time with his half-term report of the musical year of 2017, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.