Episode 215: Build a Better Mousetrap

September 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 215th 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). This latest show was going to be built around an interview, which unfortunately we’ve had to postpone, so instead you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of musical choices from me, including lots of 2017 tracks, a feature album from 2000 ‘Orion’ by Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Ken Baird, so you’ll hear three tracks from that plus you’ll hear tracks played in tribute to the recently departed Walter Becker & Holger Czukay. 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 123.2 MB.

1. Do It Again (5:57) – Steely Dan (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’; see www.walterbecker.com/ & www.steelydan.com/)

2. Dolphins (4:21) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

3. Always With You (10:24) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

4. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

5. The Sky Turned To Grey (6:05) – 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/)

6. Land of Cake and Confusion (11:16) – Darkroom (Taken from the EP ‘New River’;  see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/album/new-river-ep, www.darkroomtheband.net/, & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

7. Too Close For Comfort (4:04) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

8. Pizz Trance (4:49) – Quest Ensemble (Single available to download via qensemble.bandcamp.com/track/pizz-trance; see also www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

9. Fields (4:02) – Ken Baird Feat. Sue Fraser  (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

10. Oh, The Sky (4:50) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

11. Lola (4:22) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

12. L’éléphant (3:14) – Henri Texier (Taken from the album ‘Varech’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/henri-texier-mn0000566436)

13. Endangered Species (6:38) – Esperanza Spalding Feat. Lalah Hathaway (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

14. Rubber Chicken Soup (4:05) – Stryngs (Taken from the album ‘Love & Other Vices’; see stryngs.bandcamp.com)

15. Cookie Man (4:58) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

16. Home (3:04) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

17. Tie Me to the Ground (3:18) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

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

18. Fragrance (4:07) – Holger Czukay (Taken from the album ‘On The Way To The Peak Of Normal’; see www.czukay.com/)

19. Human God (5:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

20. Shadow Walls (9:01) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

21. Lights (4:24) – V Ä L V Ē (Taken from the EP ‘#1 [the theosophical society]’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/1-the-theosophical-society, )

22. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Unreleased track, not currently available; see www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to the show, 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 very final part of my review of the ‘best of the rest’ of 2016, so expect the usual eclectic mix but with all the fantastic music coming from last year. I hope you’ll be back to listen then.

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Episode 212: Baby Driven

August 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 204: Eppy 10th Birthday!

April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 204th 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’re partying like it’s the show’s 10th anniversary because, well, that’s what it is. 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. There’s no feature album on this show, just lots of music from lots and lots of bands and artists that we love. 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 before the end of April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 49 minutes. Downloaded file is 154.6 MB.

1. Race: In (4:51) – Battles (Taken from the album ‘Mirrored’; see bttls.com/, warp.net/artists/battles/ & www.facebook.com/battlestheband)

2. TV Paid Off (3:07) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe′; see bubblemath.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

3. Mirador (4:38) – North Atlantic Oscillation (Taken from the album ‘Fog Electric; see www.naoband.com & en-gb.facebook.com/northatlanticoscillation)

4. Acadia Gulls (7:13) – Brett Kull (Taken from the album ‘Last of the Curlews; see www.brettkull.com/ & echolyn.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-of-the-curlews-cd-quality-16-bit-441khz)

5. A message for Eppy Gibbon (0:23) – Brett Kull (See www.brettkull.com/ & brettwilliamkull.bandcamp.com)

6. Warjazz (5:16) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

7. Eppy Gibbon Happy Birthday (0:06) – Moorea Dickason from MoeTar (See www.moetar.com)

8. 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)

9. Happy Birthday (0:32) – Judy Dyble (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

10. Eppy Gibbon (0:50) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

11. The One (4:24) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the soon to be released album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

12. Eppy Gibbon (0:14) – Pinklogik (See pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pinklogik/?ref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

13. Catch Me (2:51) – Pinklogik (Taken from the album ‘Random Access Memory’; see pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pinklogik/?ref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

14. Ice Cream Drone (5:24) – Darkroom (Currently this track is only available via Darkroom‘s Soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/darkroom; see also www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

15. Eppy Gibbon Happy Birthday (1:04) – Mike Kershaw (See www.kershmusic.com/)

16. Eppy Gibbon (0:11) – Tom Slatter (See www.tomslatter.co.uk/)

17. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (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/)

18. Eppy Anniversary (1:38) – Damon Shulman (Exclusive jam not otherwise available; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com)

19. When We Were (4:45) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album ‘A Brief Moment of Panic; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/a-brief-moment-of-panic & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

20. Eppy Gibbon Greeting (0:11) – Dementio13 (See dementio13.com/)

21. Anniverse (6:13) – Dementio13 (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

22. Happy 10 to E. Gibbon (0:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

23. How the Light is Approached (2:51) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

24. Eppy Gibbon 10th Anniversary (0:17) – Richard Wileman from Karda Estra (See www.kardaestra.co.uk/

25. Andromeda Variations For Guitar (1:57) – Karda Estra (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available but the original track can be found on the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

26. Gladiator (7:46) – Syd Dale Orchestra, Syd Dale & Keith Mansfield (Taken from the album ‘Night Bird’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/night-bird-amps-123/id381040868 & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2a41f475-11b2-4ed2-9e9c-281e87296567)

27. Eppy Birthday (0:26) – Dick Langford (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

28. Million Miles (4:11) – Tricks Upon Travellers 2 (Taken from the album ‘From Another Place; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut2 & www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

29. From The Ground Up (5:34) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

30. “Pen! Paper! Paper! Pen!” (1:49) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Now We Have Power′; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

31. The Lady of Shallot (4:12) – Pia Silvi (Currently this track is only available via Pia‘s Soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

32. Sunflowers & Gibbons (0:44) – Garden of Live Flowers (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

33. Surrender (5:16) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

34. Iceberg (4:07) – Galahad (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Quiet Storms′; see www.galahadonline.com & www.facebook.com/room801/)

35. Eppy Gibbon Anniversary (0:48) – Leo Kopedraat  from Fractal Mirror (See  fractalmirror.net/index.html & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

36. White Sounds (4:57) – Fractal Mirror (Demo track not currently available to buy but likely to be on the next Fractal Mirror album; see fractalmirror.net/index.html & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

37. Eppy G Happy Birthday (0:09) – Death in Texas (See deathintexas.bandcamp.com/deathintexas.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

38. Hammer My Heart (4:46) – Death in Texas (Unreleased demo recorded during the ‘Pause Between Breaths′ sessions; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/deathintexas.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

39. Brainaway Eppy (1:33) – Emmett Elvin (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

40. HBEGS (0:10) – Fredo Viola (See www.fredoviola.com/)

41. Black Box (2:36) – Fredo Viola (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com

42. Anniversary (0.37) – Matt Stevens from The Fierce And The Dead (See www.fierceandthedead.com/)

43. I Like It, I’m Into It (4:08) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

44. Obviously (2:34) – Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (Taken from the album ‘Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen Of The Apocalypse’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jesushchrist)

45. Eppy Birthday Greeting (0:07) – Annette from The Light Afternoon (See www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

46. Among The Family Tree (3:55) – 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)

47. Eppy Birthday (0:48) – Flutatious (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

48. Morning Star (4:46) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Flutatious 2’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/www.facebook.com/flutatious)

49. Landlocked (2:39) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson′; see folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlsonfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aviary-jackson & www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Carlson/184575642396)

50. Here’s to 10 More (1:47) – Daniel Carlson (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Carlson/184575642396)

51. Scan (Experimental Extended Version) (5:19) – Frequency Drift (Previously this song has only been available to people who pre-ordered the last Frequency Drift album ‘Last’www.frequencydrift.com/, frequencydrift.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Drift/102874549797611)

52. Cocoon (3:15) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

53. On The New Age of Humans (Dreams Are Free) (10:38) – +1 (Taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, over the past 10 years. 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 have the second part of our celebration of the 10th anniversary. I’ll be playing tracks from the favourite bands/artists that have been played over the past 10 years as voted for by you, the listeners. Don’t forget that you have up until the end of April to pick your five favourites. There should be the usual eclectic mixture of music, though of course the final choice is yours.

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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 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd 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’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time 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.

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 early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – 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/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

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

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

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

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 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, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 199: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 1

February 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 199th 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 is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host return after a short break and begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. 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.

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 early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.1 MB.

1. Fruit Falls From the Apple Tree (5:04) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. The North Wind (4:16) – Pia Silvi (Currently unavailable to buy but you can listen to it again via Pia’s Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown begins here (starting at 30 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 21)…

3. Desire’s Magic Theatre (6:12) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

4. Unsure Overture (4:51) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

5. All Res (5:16) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

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

7. Bread (3:22) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

8. Kiss My Feet (3:44) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

9. A Poem That The Sky Wrote (3:22) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

10. These Hands (6:07) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

11. First Flight (4:38) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album EARS; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

12. When I Try, I’m Full (3:57) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘EARS’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

13. I Was Born on the Wrong Day (2:18) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

14. What’s Not Mine (7:27) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

15. Vivada Swara (5:39) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

16. La Morena (5:46) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

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

18. Lapse (4:44) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

19. Catherine the Great (3:04) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

20. To The Rescue (5:16) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

21. Diary (5:36) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

22. Do You Need My Love (6:25) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks, as always, 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 – 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. The next show is very special – it’s the 200th episode and  Eppy will be teaming up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alcymical Muse to put together another of our occasional A-Z special shows, where we present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers so I hope you’ll come back for that and spread the word. We’ll return to the 30 albums of 2016 countdown in episode 201.

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Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

December 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 195th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie from Alchymical Muse for putting together their very entertaining last show, but with this eppysode I’m here to take you towards the festive season in my own unique way. We have a feature album, or rather I should say that we have a feature EP, John Stebbe’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’, plus there are some musical tributes to people we have sadly lost in 2016, and there’s the usual eclectic mixture of music but every track on this show has some form of Christmas or wintry connection, however tenuous. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.6 MB.

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:15) – Richard Page (Taken from the EP ‘5 Songs For Christmas’; see richardpagemusic.com/music & itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-songs-for-christmas-ep/id407703378)

2. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

3. Whiteout (2:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

4. The Curate’s Eggnog (3:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

6. Frozen (3:48) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

7. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (6:17) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

8. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

9. Christmas Countdown (5:27) – Frank Kelly (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Frank Kelly’; see claddaghrecords.com/index.php/frank-kelly-best-of-2cd.html)

10. Snowball Fight Attack Formation (4:28) – Small Leaks Sink Ships (Taken from the album ‘Face Yourself, And Remove Your Sandals’; see www.smallleaks.com/, smallleaks.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships-30163368875/)

11. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

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

12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:37) – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’; see  www.sitesakamoto.com)

13. Cherry Blossoms In Winter (4:43) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

14. Christmas Angels (4:18) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of Clannad: In a Lifetime’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

15. The Holly and the Ivy (4:56) – George Winston (Taken from the album ‘December’; see www.georgewinston.com/)

16. The Wintering Box (5:48) – Orla Wren (Taken from the album ‘Book of the Folded Forest’; see homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-the-folded-forest & orlawren.eu/)

17. Wonderful Christmastime (3:44) – How to Swim (Taken from the album ‘The How to Swim Christmas Album; see howtoswim.bandcamp.com/album/the-how-to-swim-christmas-album & www.facebook.com/howtoswim)

18. Skater’s Waltz (3:41) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

19. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

20. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

21. Winterlight (7:20) – Clearlake (Taken from the album ‘Lido; see www.dominorecordco.com/artists/clearlake/ & www.facebook.com/clearlakenoise/)

22. I believe in Father Christmas (3:35) – Greg Lake (Single release available for purchase as a digital download; see www.greglake.com/)

23. The Parting Glass (3:32) – Stems (Taken from the EP ‘Everything Turns’; see stemsmelody.bandcamp.com/album/everything-turns)

24. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2:39) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Taken from the compilation album ‘White Christmas’; see www.davidbowie.com)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. 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 – 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. For the next show I’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 193: The Little Wonders

November 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 193rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our last show had Halloween trappings, but with this eppysode we’re back to a more traditional show. There’s no feature album this time around, but we do have a featured artist, Mike Kershaw, and this show is built around an interview with Mike and features lots of music from him & some of his own choices, plus the usual eclectic mixture of other music, including lots from 2016 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. Radio Song (4:16) – R. E. M. (Taken from the album ‘Out of Time’; see remhq.com/index.php)

2. Fragile Friend (3:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Critical Mass (5:21) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘Black Hole/Blank Canvas’; see motorpsycho.fix.no/ & www.facebook.com/motorpsychonews/)

4. How Can You Leave Me On My Own (3:32) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

5. Side Out Side (4:24) – Dementio13 (feat. Robert Halcrow) (Taken from the album ‘Broxen’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

6. Sea Snake Beware (2:54) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

7. Mirmaid’s Purse (2:07) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com

8. Into The Sun (6:17) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘This Long Night’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

Interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

9. Animal (3:40) – Jenny and Johnny (Taken from the album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’; see www.jennylewis.com/)

10. Lake Song (5:53) – The Decemberists (Taken from the album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’; see www.decemberists.com/ & www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/)

11. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

12. Elevate or Operate (4:04) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Generation Why (5:21) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

14. Falling (4:55) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

15. Bird in the Bush (3:18) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download and a limited edition CD, available via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

16. Birth of Decay (17:57) –  The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light) Note. please ignore my comments on the show about the track names – this is the correct name of this track, a live recording only available on the double vinyl edition, or as a download for people ordering physical directly from the House of Mythology web site.

17. Pocket Tribe (End Malfunction Remix) (6:02) – Necromonkey (Taken from the EP ‘The Shadow of the Blind Man; see necromonkey.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/,   jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

Return to the interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

19. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (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/)

20. The City Revealed (6:53) – 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/)

21. Josephine (4:32) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rhainmusic.com/rhainmusic.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

22. Duke’s Travels (8:41) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

23. Duke’s End (2:10) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Mike Kershaw for the interview. 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 – 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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 191: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 3

October 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 191st 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition I return to my review of some of the best music from last year – this is the final part of my 2015 review, honest! There’s no feature album this time around, but across the show we’ll be featuring tracks from a range of great albums and EPs from 2015 (plus one track from 2016), with the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.65 MB.

1. Rattling Bones (5:24) – The Eastern Swell (Taken from the album ‘One Day, A Flood’; see www.theeasternswell.com/www.facebook.com/theeasternswell)

2. Kars 1 (5:27) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

3. Supplicant’s Song (3:12) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the ‘Supplicant’s Song’ EP; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/supplicants-song-single for more details about the EP & iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com for more details about the band)

4. Grass is Greener (4:34) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

5. Distortrait (5:37) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

6. Transmutation (4:59) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

7. 19 (7:53) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

8. Capable of Anything (3:51) – Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, ymusicensemble.com/ & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

9. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 (4:34) – Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, www.nashvillesymphony.org & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

10. Where Is My Mind? (4:05) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

11. Everything You’re Not (3:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. An Atrium (4:46) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see  voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

13. Making Friends (4:52) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘+-’; see mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

14. Zenlike Creature (9:54) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

15. A Noise From The Barn (6:59) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

16. Glass Lake (6:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

17. Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

18. Take You Down (6:34) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

19. The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq (4:22) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

20. Reprise (1:24) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

21. Behold The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (8:16) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

22. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (3:15) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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 – 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 in a couple of shows’ time, but next time beware as the evil Count Eppy Gibbon will return to introduce his annual Halloween edition of the show, so I hope you’ll join him for some spooky sounds.

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Episode 190: Dressed to Kill

October 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 190th 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition the show is largely built around an interview with guitarist & singer-songwriter Tim Burness & we’ll be hearing several tracks from Tim plus some of his own musical choices. In addition, we’ll have a feature album, ‘Seven Star Green’, the second album from Rebsie Fairholm, released back in 2009, so we’ll have three tracks from that plus there will be the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 116.65 MB.

1. Mr Apples (3:39) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see  www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

2. The Cursing Song (4:33) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

3. Heartburster (6:00) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. Mathematics (5:34) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

Interview with Tim Burness…

5. Here Comes The Great Collapse (7:15) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

6. I’m Afraid of Americans (live) (5:30) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Bowie at the Beeb’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. The Glorious Om Riff (7:53) – Steve Hillage (Taken from the album ‘Green; see stevehillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/stevehillageband/)

8. Vishnu Schist (5:49) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

9. Our Captain Cried (4:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

10. Round And Round (4:06) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

11. Stagger (7:38) – Underworld (Taken from the album ‘Second Toughest In The Infants’; see www.underworldlive.com/ & www.facebook.com/underworldlive)

12. And Set Your Spirit Free (4:39) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

The next track is played in loving memory of Wim Oudijk…

13. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

14. Lyke Wake Dirge (4:58) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

15. The Numbers (5:46) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

16. Landslip (7:34) – Pia Silvi (This track is available to buy as a digital download via www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi3 and via Amazon, iTunes, etc.; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

Thanks to Tim for helping me to put this interview together, and thanks also to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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 – 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 soon with a new show, which will represent the final part of my rather drawn-out review of some of the best music released in 2015, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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