Episode 293: Tim Smith Tribute Special

This is the 293rd 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). On this show I’ll be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith. Our feature album this time reflects that as it’s the fourth album proper by the band that Tim founded & fronted, ‘Sing To God’ by Cardiacs, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including music from Tim’s various other musical projects: his solo work, Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake, The Sea Nymphs, & Spratley’s Japs, plus cover versions of Tim’s work, music that influenced Tim, & bands who were in turn inspired by him. 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 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.3 MB.

1. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-dry-land, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

2. Fanny (6:23) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

4. The Stench of Honey (5:25) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.facebook.com/knifeworld/ & www.cardiacs.net)

5. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/tim-smiths-extra-special-oceanland-world & www.cardiacs.net)

6. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net

7. Lauft…Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft (8:08) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust.com/music/rock/faust-band/)

8. Wireless  (8:22) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

9. Shaping The River (1:29) – Rob Crow (Taken from the album ‘Everybody’s Got Damage′; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/everybodys-got-damage)

10. Is This the Life (6:22) – Mikrokosmos (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl & www.cardiacs.net)

11. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

12. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

13. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

14. Your Removal Of Me (2:34) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net)

15. Oh (8:09) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Tickle Trot (3:51) – Little Trophy (Taken from their demo CD, which is not widely available; see www.discogs.com/artist/1639697-Little-Trophy & www.facebook.com/littletrophy/)

17. Mathematics Of Love (4:01) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

18. Send Him Seaworthy (6:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

19. Up In Annie’s Room (3:34)  The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the ‘Appealing To Venus’ EP; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs & www.cardiacs.net/

20. Foundling (5:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

If you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Tim Smith, please see www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/21-07-2020-timothy-charles-smith

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the late, great Tim Smith, 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 but things are a bit up in the air at the moment so just keep an eye out. Whatever we come up with, I can promise you it will be a great show.

Episode 290: Ennio Morricone, Tim Smith and Affectionate Friends

This is the 290th 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 is a sad but celebratory show, as we pay tribute to a number of composers and musicians that we have sadly lost recently. We have a feature artist, the late, great maestro himself, Ennio Morricone, and we’ll be playing several tracks either composed or inspired by him. We also recently lost the genius English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music video director Tim Smith, best known as the frontman of the band Cardiacs. I will be doing a longer tribute to him on a future show, but I couldn’t let this show pass by without celebrating Tim’s great talents, so you’ll hear music from him and also composed by him, as well as music from many of his affectionate friends scattered throughout the show. And we have also recently lost the singer-songwriter, guitarist and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, and Jarno Sarkula, leader of the Finnish band Alamaailman Vasarat, so you’ll also hear tributes to them. And around all those tributes you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127. MB.

1. Titoli (2:57) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Fistful of Dollars’; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

2. Au Cheval (4:19) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

3. Dark Already (2:45) – Christian Madden (Taken from the album ‘Understand the Rules (1-3)’; see christianmadden.bandcamp.com/album/understand-the-rules-1-3)

4. Blind In Safety and Leafy In Love (2:46) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album Songs for Ships and Irons’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

5. Bellyeye (4:09) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

6. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (4:12) – The Belmonts (Taken from the album ‘Cigars, Acappella, Candy’; see www.thebelmonts.net/default.asp)

7. Spent Forces (3:57) – Replikin (Taken from the EP ‘The Feeding Frenzy’; see replikin.bandcamp.com/releases, gentlegiantmusic.com/GG/Replikin & www.facebook.com/replikin/)

8. Mosquito (3:32) – Axel Krygier (Taken from the album ‘Hombre De Piedra’; see axelkrygier.bandcamp.com/album/hombre-de-piedra, www.axelk.com/ & www.facebook.com/krygiera/)

9. Clouds Light the Night (4:21) – Julia Kent (Single available to download via music.juliakent.com/track/clouds-light-the-night; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. 40,000 Years (3:57) – Damon Smith (Single available to download via damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/track/40000-years; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com)

11. Dank (5:23) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

12. The Bitter Lay (5:03) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/the-bitter-lay/2171.htm, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/the-bitter-lay & www.archgarrison.co.uk/)

13. The Green Manalishi (4:34) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album The Best of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’; see www.facebook.com/petergreenandfriends/)

14. 1970 (8:40) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Crime And Dissonance’; see enniomorricone.bandcamp.com/album/crime-and-dissonance, www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

15. See You, See Me (3:21) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘See You, See Me’; see 369music.bandcamp.com/album/see-you-see-me, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole/)

16. Bradshaw (6:08) – Tezeta (Taken from the ‘Curious Bubble’ EP; see tezeta.bandcamp.com/album/curious-bubble & www.facebook.com/tezetamusic/)

17. Smoke & Mirrors (6:47) – The Original Magnetic Light Parade (Taken from the single ‘Smoke & Mirrors/Confusion Reigns’; see bearsuitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/smoke-mirrors-confusion-reigns & bearsuitrecords.webs.com/music.htm)

18. Hajakas (4:31) – Alamaailman Vasarat (Taken from the album ‘Valta’; see www.discogs.com/artist/217907-Alamaailman-Vasarat & www.facebook.com/alamaailmanvasarat/)

19. Takes One To Know One (4:57) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Mass Hysteria’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

20. Signal In The Noise (6:04) GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album GoGo Penguin; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

21. Money Is A Memory (3:33) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

22. An Independent State (2:41) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

23. Playing Love (3:52) Diego Tomassetti (Taken from the EP ‘A Picture of You’; see diegotomassetti.bandcamp.com/album/a-picture-of-you)

24. The Wooing Of Étaín (5:24) Adiemus & Karl Jenkins (Taken from the album ‘Adiemus IV – The Eternal Knot’; see www.karljenkins.com/)

25. Slow Movements (9:25) Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show when I’ll hopefully be presenting an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 185: Half-term Report, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Here Lies A Mermaid (6:35) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

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

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

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

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

27. I Know What I Know (3:31) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show, hopefully with yet another of my reviews of some of the best music that came out last year (yes, I am still doing my review of 2015), so I hope you’ll join me for the next edition of the show.