Episode 242: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 242nd 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). This latest show is part 2 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic musical mixture from last year. As part of this we have a feature album, which is ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’, the 2017 toytronica album by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, aka Twink The Toy Piano Band, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, all from 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 & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.51 MB.

1. Dinas (4:40) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep, www.facebook.com/bendith4/, & bendith.cymru/)

2. Glass (4:23) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/)

3. Holy Waters (5:37) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the ‘Holy Waters’ EP; see greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/holy-waters-ep & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/

4. Step Right Up (2:24) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

5. Year Of The Funky (3:36) – Bei Bei and Shawn Lee (Taken from the album ‘Year Of The Funky’; see beibeishawnlee.bandcamp.com & www.beibeizheng.com/main/Home.html)

6. Going Somewhere (8:14) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

7. Ophelia (5:44) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

8. Winds Of The Sky (5:49) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Nels Cline) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)

9. Fides Tua (4:51) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Birmingham (4:39) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Star Roving (5:39) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

12. Wonder Wheel (2:19) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. The Baptism (5:20) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com/track/the-baptism; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

14. Distant Song (5:32) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

15. Bullet Proof (4:10) – This Is The Kit (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine Freeze’; see thisisthekit.co.uk/www.facebook.com/thisisthekit/)

16. Future Forever (4:48) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Utopia’; see bjork.com/splash/ & www.facebook.com/bjork/

17. Move With Me (5:16) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the album ‘The Cleansing’; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleansing, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

18. The Strangers’ House (11:26) The Radiophonic Workshop (Taken from the album ‘Burials In Several Earths’; see radiophonicworkshop.bandcamp.com/album/burials-in-several-earths & www.facebook.com/theradiophonicworkshop/)

19. Karma Market (2:45)  Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

20. Beautiful Play (4:12) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Julia Holter) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)  

21. Glass 2 (5:00) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/

22. Cân Am Gariad (3:56) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep & bendith.cymru/)

23. Falling Ashes (8:01) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

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 again next time for another of my TV themes specials, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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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.

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.