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 138: The Big Thinker

This is the 138th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show we’re having what I laughingly call a ‘normal’ edition of the show, so no interviews or special themes, just me playing a load of top quality music, new & old. We will, however, have a feature album, the late, great Jeff Buckley’s debut solo album ‘Grace’, so there will be three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

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

1. Dreams Wide Awake (8:50) – National Health (Taken from the album ‘Of Queues and Cures’; see homepage.ntlworld.com/andymurkin/Resources/MusicRes/Canterbury/NatHealth/NatHistory.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/national-health/id122714021)

2. Angela (Theme from Taxi) (5:42) – Bob James (Taken from the album ‘Touchdown; see www.bobjames.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/bob-james/id368630 & www.facebook.com/BobJamesJazz)

3. Son of Bassoon (2:59) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Live In America – now available as a strictly limited (1000 copies globally) & numbered CD/DVD – see www.burningshed.com/store/artrock/product/119/5762/; see also troopersforsound.com/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

4. Porcelain (4:42) – A Troop of Echoes (Taken from the EP ‘The Ends of Invention; see atroopofechoes.com/, atroopofechoes.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/atroopofechoes)

5. Paper Bells (5:44) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down′; see music.badelephant.co.uk/album/world-turned-upside-down-2, trojanhorseuk.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

6. The Oldest Road (4:34) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

7. Grace (5:22) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Grace; see www.jeffbuckley.com/ & www.facebook.com/JeffBuckley)

8. Gordian Knot (6:30) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject, jeffgreen.org.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

9. Reflections (5:38) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

10. Meadow (2:49) – Kawakawa (Taken from the album ‘Island Species′; see www.kawakawamusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/Kawakawamusic)

11. Buy One Now (2:41) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

12. L’espoir Perdu (5:27) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

13. Where The Memories Fester (4:26) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

14. T.V.T.V. (4:08) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

15. Corpus Christi Carol (2:56) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Grace; see www.jeffbuckley.com/ & www.facebook.com/JeffBuckley)

16. She Walks in Beauty (3:28) – Kirsten Morrison (Taken from the album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’; see www.kirstenmorrisonmusic.co.uk/Kirsten_Morrison_Music/Home.html, kirstenmorrison.bandcamp.com/album/proserpines-gold, & www.facebook.com/pages/Kirsten-Morrison-Music/233113536746874)

17. Stripsearch (4:30) – Faith No More (Taken from the album ‘Album Of The Year; see www.fnm.com/ & www.facebook.com/officialfnm)

18. Reach Out For a Moment, For Eternity (4:59) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the EP ‘An Elusive Glow; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

19. Swag Times (5:51) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

20. Dystopian Fiction (2:01) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘Entropy of the Century; see www.moetar.com/, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

21. Mr. Wishbone (3:31) – Heliopolis (Taken from the album ‘City of the Sun; see www.heliopolisband.com/, 10trecords.com/heliopolis-release-city-of-the-sun-on-10t-records/ & www.facebook.com/HeliopolisLAProg)

22. First Rootwork (3:54) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Subculture Logic; see retic.bandcamp.com/album/subculture-logic & www.facebook.com/reticface)

23. Flow (2:09) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

24. Immutable (5:31) – Supernal Endgame (Taken from the album ‘Touch The Sky – Volume 2; see www.supernalendgame.com/, 10trecords.com/supernal-endgame-release-touch-the-sky-volume-ii-plus-free-download/, www.facebook.com/supernalendgame, & if you want to get the free download the band have made available head to 10trecords.com/store/supernal-endgame-edens-song-free-download/)

25. The Drowning (5:25) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

26. Lover, You Should’ve Come Over (6:44) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Grace; see www.jeffbuckley.com/ & www.facebook.com/JeffBuckley)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, 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. The next show will be a Halloween special when you can expect lots of spooky tunes and the triumphant return of the depraved and macabre Count Eppy Gibbon, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And I’ll be back the show after that with a Swedish special.

Episode 133: Traitor in Zebra

This is the 133rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. Following the last show (my half-term report on some of my favourite tracks and albums of 2014 so far) this time around I feature a mixture of new releases, some older tracks and some of my reflections on EppyFest 3. The show features the usual eclectic mixture of music, plus we have a feature album, ‘Divers’, the diverse electronica album from 2006 by FortDax so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour and 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.6 MB.

1. Mystery Grandma (3:29) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

2. The Starting Gun (3:42) – Candythief (Taken from the single of the same name; see candythief.bandcamp.com, www.candythief.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

3. Black Water (4:32) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the EP ‘Black Water’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/, www.tomslatter.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

4. Everything Is Fine (7″ edit) (4:11) – Sundae Club feat. Matt Berry (Taken from the micro-album ‘The 8-Track Stereo Record’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-track-stereo-record & www.facebook.com/sundaeclub)

As part of the new regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

5. The Cats In Your House (2:35) – Kiss Kiss (Taken from the album ’Reality Vs. The Optimist′; see www.facebook.com/kisskisstheband, joshuabenash.com/ & joshbenash.bandcamp.com/)

6. The Pheasant’s Eye (6:12) – FortDax (Taken from the album Divers; see www.fedge.net/fortdax/ & to download the FortDax archival free of charge go to www.fedge.net/fortdax/archival/02.html)

7. Suspiria (Main Title) (5:55) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Goblin Collection 1975-1989’; for details about the forthcoming Goblin performances in London see store.unionchapel.org.uk/ & see also www.goblinsimonetti.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

8. In A Lifetime (8:44) – Unto Us (Taken from the album The Human Landscape; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

9. The Skulls We Buried Have Regrown Their Eyes (4:45) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

10. Ageless (5:18) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

11. Oliver Postgate Intro and Main Ivor Theme (2:09) – Vernon Elliott (Taken from the album ‘Ivor The Engine And Pogles’ Wood’; see www.trunkrecords.com/turntable/pogles_ivor.shtml)

12. Strange Place For Monks (4:44) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

13. Hollywood Says So (4:28) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

14. A Beverley Mythic (4:18) – FortDax (Taken from the album Divers; see www.fedge.net/fortdax/ & to download the FortDax archival free of charge go to www.fedge.net/fortdax/archival/02.html)

15. The Sun Is Mine (4:25) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

16. The Never Delivery of Yesterday (4:00) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth and All The Universes’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

17. Empty Heart (4:03) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘Robots In The Orchestra’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/album/robots-in-the-orchestra & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

Don’t forget that you can see I Am Your Autopilot and numerous other bands at the Resonance Festival which runs from 31st July to 3rd August – www.resonance-festival.com/

18. Nightmusic (6:45) – Tonbruket (Taken from the album ‘Nubium Swimtrip’; see tonbruket.se/)

19. Love (5:10) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.academyfilms.com/jonathan-glazer, www.micachu.biz/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Micachu/10361552241)

20. Smiler at 50 (8:20) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

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

21. Will You? (4:49) – Hazel O’Connor (Taken from the album ‘Breaking Glass’; see www.hazeloconnor.com/)

22. No Gold (3:32) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

23. C Conceit, Knot, Point, Hanging… (4:35) – FortDax (Taken from the album Divers; see www.fedge.net/fortdax/ & to download the FortDax archival free of charge go to www.fedge.net/fortdax/archival/02.html)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible and also thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of EppyFest – it will return next year. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, 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. Next time I’ll be back for a very special show, an interview with the legendary Judy Dyble, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 130: Stonehenge Free Festival 1984

This is the 130th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This time around I have a very special guest, Adrian Thomas Bell, an author and music fan who had his musical and cultural mind blown when he attended the Stonehenge Free Festival 30 years ago. On this show Adrian reminiscences about his memories of the festival and how it changed his life and we’ll be playing tracks from bands who played at the event. We also have a tribute to the late, great Rik Mayall and there will be the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 3 hours and 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 193.9 MB.

1. Erase Me (5:16) – Ben Folds Five (Taken from the album ‘The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind′; see www.benfolds.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds+Five)

2. 13 (2:19) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

Interview with Adrian Thomas Bell…

3. One Of Those Days In England (3:27) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album Bullinamingvase; see www.royharper.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/harperroy)

4. Fire in the Sky (Fire In Harmony Version) (6:19) – Quasar (Taken from the album Fire In Harmony; see quasar.netne.net/noflash.html)

5. Peace For The New Age (6:40) – Solstice (Taken from ’The Peace Tape′; see www.solsticewebsite.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Solstice/8203890878?v=wall)

6. Je Suis Né Au Milieu De La Mer (4:00) – Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Reflets’; see www.alan-stivell.com/)

7. Push the Boat Out (5:25) – Nigel Mazlyn Jones (Taken from the album ‘Raft’; see www.nigelmazlynjones.com/ & www.facebook.com/nigelmazlynjones)

8. Watching The Grass Grow (3:41) – Hawkwind (Taken from the album ‘Hawkwind Friends & Relations Vol 3’; see www.hawkwind.com/ & www.facebook.com/HawkwindHQ)

9. Raindown (4:09) – The Enid (Taken from the album ‘Shining’; see also www.theenid.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/TheEnid)

10. Nurses Whispering Verses (5:21) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘The Seaside’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

11. Piffol Four Times (2:34) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Archive Cardiacs’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

12. Secrets II (6:22) – Here & Now (Taken from the album ‘Ufoasis’; see www.herenow.be/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Now/107616702632547)

13. Dissolution (The Clouds Disperse) (6:15) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Pungent Effulgent’; see www.ozrics.com/)

14. Stonehenge (6:56) – Inner City Unit (Taken from the album ‘Passout’; see www.nikturner.com)

15. Snobs (2:52) Poisoned Electrick Head (Taken from the ‘Out Of Order’ single; see www.facebook.com/pages/POISONED-ELECTRICK-HEAD/119821398031816)

16. The Locust (6:38) – Huge Baby (Taken from the album ‘Portait of Ahead; see hugebaby.bandcamp.com/)

If you’re interested in Adrian’s book about music and his love of Cardiacs, here’s the link to the e-book: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Adrian_Bell_Aylesbury_Bolton_Wolverhampton_Hove?id=JuzoclLVSpQC

17. Noble England (4:22) – Rik Mayall (Taken from the EP ‘Noble England’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/noble-england-ep/id363723890)

18.  She’s Leaving Home (5:23) – Brett Kull (This track is available as a free download via echolyn.bandcamp.com/track/brett-kull-she-s-leaving-home-lennon-mccartney)

19.  Quiet Earth (2:03) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible and specifically to Adrian for coming in to record the interview. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, 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. Next time I’ll be busy with EppyFest so Daniel & Rebsie will be standing in for me with their own unique take on the show, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

Episode 102: Prelude to the Best of 2012

This is the 102nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This edition of the show represents a mixture of a prelude to my forthcoming ‘Best of 2012’ shows, a look at a few of 2013’s new releases, and some bits & bobs that are here because, well, just because really. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US & Italy. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 124. 06 MB.

1. Beltaine (Calan Mai) (3:36) – Magicfolk (A 2012 single release which can be downloaded via www.magicfolk.co.uk/audio.htm; see also www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790?fref=ts)

2. Banks Of The Nile (7:33) – Bryony Holden (Taken from the album Across The Purple Sky; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/across-the-purple-sky/id638770109/ & www.facebook.com/Tinkerscussmusic?fref=ts)

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

3. The Women Were Watching (4:22) – Anthony Phillips (Originally taken from the album ‘Invisible Men’ but I took it from the excellent compilation ‘Anthology’; see www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/AnthonyPhillipsOfficial)

4. Sunny (2:41) – Jim Noir (Taken from the ‘Noir Club Sampler’, which is available via www.jimnoir.com/noirclubsplash/; see also www.facebook.com/JimNoirOfficial?fref=ts & soundcloud.com/jim-noir-random-electrics)

5. Englishman In Corridor (6:43) – Rhode Island (Taken from the album The Third Person; see rhodeisland.bandcamp.com/ & rhodeisland.bandcamp.com/album/the-third-person)

6. Better Days (3:03) – The Big I Am (Taken from the album ‘Collecting Skies’; see folkwit.com/artists/the-big-i-am, thebigiam1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thebigiam?fref=ts)

7. Tre Prezzi Brevi: (i) Flutter, (ii) In Mezzo, (iii) Snappy  (7:46) – Breznev Fun Club (Taken from the album L’onda Vertebrata : Lost + Found Vol.1; see production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=ita_&id=99&id2=139 & www.facebook.com/pages/Breznev-Fun-Club/122126211199607?fref=ts)

8. Fiery Gun Hand (a cappella) (5:12) – David Minnick/The 180Gs (This is a cover of the song from the Cardiacs album, ‘Sing to God’ & can be downloaded via soundcloud.com/david-minnick; see also www.cardiacs.com/)

9. Minus (4:10) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘El Lissitzky’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

10. King Canoe (1:53) – The (Old) Grinding Young (Taken from ‘V.I.P. Single’; see theoldgrindingyoung.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thegrindingyoung)

11. The Hunter (3:27) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album ‘In A Shrinking Forest’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-shrinking-forest & www.facebook.com/EarthSizeDiamonds?ref=ts&fref=ts)

12. Out There (6:00) – Flicker (Taken from the album ‘How Much Are You Willing To Forget?’; see flicker-band.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/how-much-are-you-willing-to/id545480340 & www.facebook.com/Flickersound?ref=ts)

13. The Awakening (6:33) – The Inner Road (Taken from the album ‘Ascension’; see www.inner-road.com/ & www.facebook.com/InnerRoad)

14. Someonehastakenmyshoesandtheyputtheminhell (1:58) – David Minnick/The 180Gs (Available to download via soundcloud.com/david-minnick/someonehastakenmyshoesandtheyp?in=david-minnick/sets/other-stuff)

15. Siren (8:54) – Tony Banks (Taken from the album ‘SIX Pieces For Orchestra’; see www.tonybanksmusic.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tonybanksofficial)

16. Passengers (4:28) – Shineback (Taken from the album ‘Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed’ – you can download this track (& name your own price) from badelephant.bandcamp.com/album/passengers; see also www.shineback.org/, www.badelephant.co.uk/?page_id=2 & www.facebook.com/pages/Shineback/527980740573933)

17. · · · — — — · · · (5:50) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘Hundred Waters’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

18. Boreal (3:56) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘Hundred Waters’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

19. Monster (3:11) – Caution Elephant (This single is available to buy via m-s-b.bandcamp.com/track/monster & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/monster-single/id523123453?ign-mpt=uo%3D4; the band have apparently now split up but see www.facebook.com/cautionelephant for more details)

20. Famous Diplodocus (3:02) – Project Adorno (Taken from the album Shine Bright On Thursdays; see www.projectadorno.net/)

21. Sea Song (2:52) – Simon Bookish (Available to download via soundcloud.com/simonbookish; see also www.simonbookish.com/, simonbookish.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/simonbookish)

22. Sea Song (6:13) – Doves (Taken from the album ‘Lost Souls’; see www.doves.net/ & www.facebook.com/Doves)

23. We Humans (4:09) – French For Cartridge (This single is available to purchase via itunes.apple.com/gb/album/we-humans-single/id635896306 & is taken from the forthcoming album ‘We Humans’ which you can pre-order via frenchforcartridge.bigcartel.com/product/preorder-new-album-we-humans; see also frenchforcartridge.com/, www.youtube.com/frenchforcartridge & www.facebook.com/FrenchForCartridge)

24. Gong Hey Fat Choi (Olympians Remix) (3:42) – Quadrilles (Taken from the ‘Inuit’ EP; see quadrilles.bandcamp.com/album/inuit-ep, quadrilles.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/quadrilles)

Many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. 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. The next show is already sounding very interesting based on the provisional playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 52: Kavus Torabi Interview

This is the 52nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition focuses on the various projects of Kavus Torabi, who has been involved with The Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs, Guapo, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Chrome Hoof and many others. We also specifically focus on Knifeworld, which started out as a Kavus solo project but which has developed into a full band. We have tracks from the debut Knifeworld album ‘Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’ plus an interview with Kavus himself. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information.

Total running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 79.5 MB.

1. Singled Out for Battery (4:50) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Interview with Kavus Torabi

2. Day Is Gone (3:18) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

3. Come Back Clammy Lammy (4:07) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Guns; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

4. The Wretched Fathoms (3:31) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

5. Corpses Feuding Underground (2:53) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

6. Severed of Horsehoof (6:20) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

7. He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes (5:06) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. No More Dying (4:10) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

9. Unwreckaged (5:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

10. The Ladder (Radio Edit) (5:14) – Extra Life (Taken from the album Made Flesh’; see extralifetheband.blogspot.com/ or www.myspace.com/extralifetheband)

11. Me to the Future of You (8:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Enjoy! Thanks to Kavus for taking the time to contribute his answers for the interview. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when you’ll hear some brilliant new bands, some old favourites, and me.