Episode 206: Mandrake

May 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 206th 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 this show we’ll be having a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) as we haven’t had one of those for a while. There will be a mixture of new and old music, including lots of tracks from new 2017 albums, plus a tribute to the late, great drummer Clive Brooks, and a return to our semi-regular 80s & Cats’ Corner features. There will be the usual eclectic mixture of music, crossing various genres and featuring bands & acts from all over the world. And we have a feature album too: ‘The Aviary’, the 2015 album from American Jazzy Mystic Katie Haverly, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128 MB.

1. Ark (live) (4:39) – 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)

2. Tarova (3:40) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

3. Doctor! Doctor! (4:39) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

4. The Sensual Con (7:36) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

5. Gold Rush (5:56) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

6. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:47) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. Rolando (4:40) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

8. Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy (5:20) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. A Visit To Newport Hospital (8:26) – Egg (Taken from the album ‘The Polite Force’; see www.egg-archive.com/ & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=665)

10. The Cave of Rebirth (5:39) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

11. Uleella (9:13) – Elull Noomi (Taken from the album ‘Uleella’; see www.seventhrecords.com/en/catalogue-ex-tension-33/elull-noomi-uleella-1043.html)

12. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (6:37)Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

13. Robin (4:30) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

14. Ring (4:07) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/lungs; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. Baskin’ (3:29) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

17. The Ivy Gate (7:27) – Big Big Train, feat. Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Grimspound’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

18. Gold and Silver (3:51) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

19. Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom (6:30) – 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/)

20. Distant Summers (4:06) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

21. Storm On The Sea (5:33) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

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

22. Trouble (2:45) – Cat Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Footsteps In The Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2′; see catstevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/YusufCatStevens/)

23. Aviary (5:53) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Rebsie & Daniel will be kindly sitting in for me again, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 203: Cheltenham and All That Jazz

April 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 203rd 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 this show I’m previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music. We have a feature album for the first time in a while, ‘Of The Waves’, the wonderful 2012 album by the Canadian jazz group Hobson’s Choice, so there will be three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by the middle of April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 11 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.2 MB.

1. Empathy (3:42) – Sneaker Pimps (Taken from the album ‘Splinter’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneaker_Pimps)

2. Waiting Rooms (5:40) – Simon Warner (Taken from the album ‘Waiting Rooms’; see culturecatch.com/music/simon_warner_waiting_rooms)

3. Space Oddity (4:46) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

4. Kite (6:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

5. Falling down (3:16) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

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

7. Vortex (7:02) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.com & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

8. Fanfare (5:56) – Marius Neset (Taken from the album ‘Birds; see www.mariusneset.info/ & www.facebook.com/mariusnesetmusic?ref=hl)

9. Who Are The Strange (5:50) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

10. Vegan Mother’s Day (2:53) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

11. Of the Waves (2:53) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

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

13. How Does it Make You Feel? (5:57) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

14. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

15. Fields of Clubs (5:24) – Marius Neset (Taken from the album ‘Birds; see www.mariusneset.info/ & www.facebook.com/mariusnesetmusic?ref=hl)

16. Chia (4:25) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

17. Buoyant (19:51) – The Necks (Taken from the album ‘Chemist’; see www.thenecks.com/)

18. Shapeshifter (4:36) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

19. Lingus (10:46) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

If you want to find out more about the Cheltenham Jazz Festival head to www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/ 

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be celebrating big time as it’ll be the 10th anniversary of the show. We’ll have birthday wishes and exclusive tracks from many of the bands and artists we’ve played regularly on the show over the years, plus I’ll be playing some of my very favourite tracks from the last 10 years, which will result in the usual eclectic mixture of music albeit with a somewhat more celebratory feel, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 183: Never Been Played

June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 183rd 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). On this show I’ll be featuring nothing but music from bands, acts & artists we’ve never played on the show before. This includes some new bands/acts, some classic bands/acts, & some that have been around for a while but I just haven’t got into them or played them before now. As part of this our feature album is ‘Singles’, the original soundtrack album for the film of the same name, and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with some tracks dedicated to or inspired by friends and listeners, & the rest coming entirely from me. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.25 MB.

1. Shango (2:40) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

2. Deep Six Textbook (5:39) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/, www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/lets-eat-grandma-announce-album-i-gemini & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

4. Seasons (5:48) – Chris Cornell (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; chriscornell.com/)

5. Axe Victim (5:15) – Be Bop Deluxe (Taken from the album ‘Axe Victim’; see  www.billnelson.com/home.php)

6. It’s Just Forever (3:30) – Cage The Elephant Feat. Alison Mosshart (Taken from the album ‘Melophobia’; see www.cagetheelephant.com & www.facebook.com/cagetheelephant/)

7. Passion (4:24) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

8. Dropped (4:57) – Atoms For Peace (Taken from the album ‘Amok’; see atomsforpeace.info/ & www.facebook.com/atomsforpeace)

9. Marshes (Radio Edit) (4:17) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘Friend Of A Friend’; see roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

11. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (8:19) – Mother Love Bone (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Love_Bone)

12. Intro (4:38) – Alt-J (Taken from the album ‘This Is All Yours’; see www.altjband.com/ & www.facebook.com/altJ.band)

13. All Is Harvest (6:39) – Amorphous Androgynous (Taken from the album ‘Alice In Ultraland’; see www.fsoldigital.com/ & www.facebook.com/theamorphousandrogynous/)

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

14. Weird Cat (5:39) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Bluejay (4:19) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Red Book’; see penguincafe.com/www.facebook.com/ThePenguinCafe)

16. Rifferama (2:56) – Hatfield And The North (Taken from the album ‘Hatfield And The North’; see www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/)

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

17. Now Those Days Are Gone (3:31) – Bucks Fizz (Taken from the album ‘Bucks Fizz Classic Collection 1981-1985’; see www.bucksfizz.co.uk/)

18. Better Than Ever (4:50) – Jimi Tenor (Taken from the album ‘Out of Nowhere’; see www.jimitenor.com/)

19. Birth Ritual (6:08) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.soundgardenworld.com/www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

20. Compte rendu d’analyse (8:48) – Albert Marcoeur (Taken from the album ‘Ma vie avec elles’; see www.labelfreres.com/home.php?id=0&it=2&fr=0, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlbertMarcoeur & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3028)

21. Les Hommes Sont Venus (4:19) – Magma (Taken from the album ‘Félicité Thösz’; see www.seventhrecords.com/)

22. Mr. Blue Sky (5:06) – Electric Light Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Blue’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/officialjefflynne)

23. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

24. Dead Dodo Down (3:10) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

25. Kilten Castle (5:22) – Jack Lancaster (Taken from the album ‘Skinningrove Bay’; see www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackLancaster)

26. Opus 32 (7:04) – Cthulhu Rise (Taken from the album ‘42’; see cthulhurise.com/, cthulhurise.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Cthulhu.Rise)

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 busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.

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