Episode 236: Half-term report, 2018

This is the 236th 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 show entirely focuses on music from 2018, as I focus on some of best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible with, in all but one case, only one track being played from each artist/release, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show, though we will be having a feature label, of sorts, as we’ll be playing tracks from a large number of albums released via the Bad Elephant Music label. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 147.9 MB.

1. A Guest House (5:01) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

2. Chalkhill Blue (5:53) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/)  

3. 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/)

4. Acid Rain (6:57) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Festival’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/, www.magickeye.comwww.facebook.com/flutatious)

5. Hen’s Teeth (3:10) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

6. Say You Love Me Too (4:14) – Jonathan Bree (Taken from the album Sleepwalking; see jonathanbree.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/jonathanbree666/)

7. Mettrix (5:23) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Part 7 (4:22) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Matt Baber as one half of Sanguine Hum (acoustic), plus Fractal Mirror and Neil Campbell at EppyFest 7 in late July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

10. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

11. The Little River And The Journey’s End (4:53) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

12. Salt + Charcoal (4:20) – Plini (Single available from plini.bandcamp.com/track/salt-charcoal; see also www.plini.cowww.facebook.com/Plini)

13. Yossarian (3:34) – Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

14. The Creature Tree (5:24) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Where The Moonlight Snows′; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-moonlight-snows)

15. AI Meta Girl (3:37) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

16. Run and Hide Away (5:24) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

17. Disputed Area (5:03) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

18. Interlude 3 (1:07) Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/)

19. Jupiter (4:11) – Kinkajous (Single available from knkjs.bandcamp.com/track/jupiter; see also www.facebook.com/knkjs/)

20. Eden on the Air (2:22) The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

21. Sleep Paralysis (6:04) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

22. Red Rivers (4:45) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Imaginary Medals’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/album/imaginary-medals-2candythief.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

23. Dancing Robots (3:59) The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

24. Lifeboat (4:11) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

25. Five More (2:07) The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

26. The Bottom of the Ocean (5:15) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

27. Three Occultations (4:15) Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

28. Far Away I (8:33) Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

29. All Waves (3:59) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

30. I’ll Always Be Right Here (5:14) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the EP ‘Domestic Bliss’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-bliss & dominiqueleone.com/)

31. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

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. Eppy will be back next time with his last show before EppyFest 7, and he’ll be covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so it’ll definitely be worth listening in.

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Episode 235: A Surfeit of H2O

This is the 235th 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). Your regular host returns with this show (he’s very grateful for Daniel Staniforth & Rebsie Fairholm filling in for him on the last show), which largely focuses on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘Northern Folk’, the 2015 debut album by Swedish folk prodigy Jenny Lysander so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.9 MB.

1. Protect The Order (1:45) – Phideaux (Taken from the EP ‘We Only Have Eyes For You’; see mrmdistribution.bandcamp.com/album/we-only-have-eyes-for-you-ep & www.bloodfish.com)

2. Part 4 (2:16) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

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

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

5. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Matt Baber as one half of Sanguine Hum (acoustic), plus Gong and North Sea Radio Orchestra who are headlining on the Friday and Saturday, respectively, at EppyFest 7 in late July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

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

6. Budapest By Blimp (8:40) – Thomas Dolby (Taken from the album Aliens Ate My Buick; see www.thomasdolby.com/ & www.facebook.com/officialthomasdolby/)

7. Destroy Me (5:34) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

8. A Painter’s Brush (3:23) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

9. Bohemia (5:08) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the ‘Mountain’ EP; see hyperurl.co/CCMountain & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

10. Twisted Tree (4:20) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)  

11. Reveille (8:59) – Tony Banks, Nick Ingham & Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Five’; see  www.tonybanksmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/tonybanksofficial)

12. Nautilus (4:31) – Colouratura (Taken from the album ‘Unfamiliar Skies’; see colouratura.bandcamp.com/album/unfamiliar-skies & www.facebook.com/colouratura.album/)

13. The Future Doesn’t Need You (5:50) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: vol. 0’; see 3rdegree.bandcamp.com/album/ones-zeros-vol-0, www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Landing.htmlwww.facebook.com/3RDegree)

14. This Boat (4:25) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

15. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

16. Bunch Of Fives (2:31) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)  

17. Will It All (4:12) Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

18. Soundshag (4:37) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

19. From This Side (4:45) Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

20. Orchid House (5:20) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

21. Wide Open Sky (4:14) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

22. Arms Wide To The Sky (3:25) Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

23. Road (2:02) – Nick Drake (Taken from the album ‘Pink Moon′; see www.brytermusic.com/)

24. Nothingness First Part II, Love (2:53) – Asaf Sirkis & The Inner Noise (Taken from the album ‘The Song Within; see asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/asaf-sirkis-the-inner-noise-the-song-within, www.asafsirkis.com & www.facebook.com/asafsirkismusic/)

25. Summer (The First Time) (4:38) Bobby Goldsboro (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro’; see www.bobbygoldsboro.com/home.cfm)

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. Eppy will be back next time with a half-term report on 2018, focusing on some of the best albums, EPs and singles released so far this year, covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so it’ll definitely be worth listening in.

Episode 233: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 1

This is the 233nd 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 show is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic mixture, though because I’m trying to cram in as many different albums, mini-albums, EPs and singles as possible there won’t be a feature album this time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.9 MB.

1. Looking For The Place (3:32) – Underwater Obstacles (Single taken from the forthcoming album ‘Ghosts of Trees’; see underwaterobstacles.bandcamp.com/album/looking-for-the-place-single)

2. J Schleia (11:36) – Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Vula; see www.andromedameo.com/ & andromedamegaexpressorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/vula

3. Love App (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see Doris Brendel & her band at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

4. There Will Come A Time (4:54) – Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

5. It Was You (3:52) – Shubh Saran (Taken from the album ‘Hmayra’; see www.shubhsaran.com/hmayra & shubhsaran.bandcamp.com/album/hmayra)    

6. Think I’m In Love (3:11) – Dear Reader (Single available via Bandcamp: dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/think-im-in-love; see also www.dearreadermusic.com)

7. Dear Life (3:44) – Beck (Taken from the album ‘Colors’; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

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

9. Ethyl nitrite spirit (4:32) – The Gasman (Taken from the ‘Like This’ EP; see www.gasmanmusic.com/thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/like-this-ep & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

10. Queen Mab (5:30) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

11. Worship the Sun (5:50) – IRAH (Single available via Bandcamp: irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/worship-the-sun; see also www.facebook.com/irahband/)

12. Goodbye Earth (5:23) – Hannah Peel (Taken from the album ‘Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia’; see www.hannahpeel.com/www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic/)

13. Out of Spaces (5:41) – When Mary (Taken from the album ‘Tainted’; see www.whenmary.no/ & www.facebook.com/whenmary/)

14. Solar Sea (7:32) – Richard Barbieri (Taken from the album ‘Planets + Persona’; see www.kscopemusic.com/artists/richard-barbieri/ & www.facebook.com/RichardBarbieriOfficial

15. Serpents and Toads (4:59) Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

16. Bird In The Blue (3:26) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

17. Balloon (4:03) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see both Doris Brendel & her band & Lord of Worms at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

18. Ondrejko (8:10) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

19. Well Loved (3:53) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

20. The First Day (7:11) The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

21. DusskSong (3:24) Tribes of Europe (Taken from the mini-album ‘Some Inner\Outer Space Music For The Lonely Children Of Earth (And Other Planets) ‘, see tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/some-inner-outer-space-music-for-the-lonely-children-of-earth-and-other-planets & soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

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. Eppy will be busy with his day job and EppyFest so next time Rebsie & Daniel will again be sitting in for him, so we hope to see you back for another of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music.

Episode 228: Lobster Quadrille

This is the 228th 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 time we’re mainly focusing on new music that’s either come out so far in 2018 or will be coming out very soon. We also have a feature EP that fits in with this theme, as it’s ‘Divide’, the debut EP by talented singer & composer Hanna Benn. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7 & there’s a tribute to the visionary physicist Stephen Hawking who we sadly lost last week. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hours & 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.1 MB.

1. Crosshairs (3:59) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

2. Today Hurts More Than Mercy (5:37) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see  www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

3. Keep Talking (6:11) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Division Bell’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

4. Light Body (2:58) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

5. Intermission (2:47) – Tribes of Europe (Digital download available from tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/track/intermission; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

6. Border Crossing (5:28) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

7. Mephisto Portrait (3:54) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

8. Signals (4:16) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

9. Spring Cleaning (3:29) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the EP ‘Domestic Bliss’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-bliss & dominiqueleone.com/)

10. Panopticon/Rome Burns (7:24) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

11. Fallacy (3:44) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

12. Divide (Sing, Persist) (5:50) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

13. Tabula Rasa (5:47) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

For more information about EppyFest 7 and to buy advance tickets go to: eppyfest.co.uk/

14. It’s Getting Weird (4:36) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Where The Moonlight Snows′; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-moonlight-snows)

15. Underground (5:02) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

16. Water (4:32) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘Pluto’; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/pluto & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

17. The Kensington Wood (2:01) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

18. Children On The Road (2:48) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

19. Lady Willow (5:32) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Festival’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/, www.magickeye.comwww.facebook.com/flutatious)  

20. Unfasten (5:51) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

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. Eppy will be back again next time, hopefully with a special guest and a themed show, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 223: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 223rd 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 current show sees your main host begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. 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.

Total running time: 2 hours & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.4 MB.

1. Stormy Weather (4:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Forthcoming single release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 30-21) from here…

2. Changing My Mind (5:23) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

4. Anatomy Of The Heavens (4:48) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Solar Riviera (6:42) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

6. The Beast (6:25)Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

7. Solitary Way (3:45) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

8. Vanity (3:00) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

9. The End (5:14) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

10. Cloudy People (3:44) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

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

12. Break Loose (3:59) – Miramode Orchestra feat. Mara von Ferne (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

13. Mice In Kindergarten (5:41) – Miramode Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

14. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. The Ebb c/w Solotron (10:36) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

17. Sickle Cell Orphan (6:28) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

18. Casio Vanguard (6:22) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

19. Interscape (5:47) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

20. Tzizimime (3:38) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

21. Woadscrivened (5:58) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! 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 away for the second show of 2018 as his day job heats up but as per usual Daniel & Rebsie will be filling in so we hope you’ll be back to see what they come up with.

Episode 222: Esprit de Corps

This is the 222nd 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). Your regular host is back to bring you a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix to help you see out 2017. The feature album is from 2004, ‘Has Been’, by William Shatner so you’ll hear three tracks from this remarkable (& surprisingly good) album. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including some teasers about Eppy‘s favourite albums of 2017 and a preview of next year’s EppyFest 7. 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 116.9 MB.

1. The 32nd Path (6:19) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

2. Common People (4:41) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

3. Eagle Nebula (9:11) – 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/)

4. Mercury Trick (3:07) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

5. Fukushima Surfer Boys (3:42) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

6. Futures (4:27) – V Ä L V Ē (Taken from the EP ‘#1 [the theosophical society]’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/1-the-theosophical-society)

7. Chapelle lunaire (6:53) – Miriodor (Taken from the album ‘Signal 9’; see miriodor.com/, cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/signal-9 & www.facebook.com/miriodor?fref=ts)

8. Sleepcloud (5:20) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

9. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Firefly Burning will be on at EppyFest 7 along with Gong, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Doris Brendel, Sanguine Hum (acoustic) and more over 27th & 28th July, 2018, in Cheltenham. For more details and tickets go to eppyfest.co.uk/

10. Glass Hillside (4:54) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Painted Ruins’; see grizzly-bear.net & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear/)

11. I Can’t Get Behind That (3:00) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

12. Harvest Festival (4:15) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘Apple Venus Volume 1’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

13. Overture Part Two (2:05) – Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album Heavy Jugs to the Moon’; see www.johnnyunicorn.com/ & johnnyunicorn.bandcamp.com)

14. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

15. Afterglow (3:45) – mouse on the keys (Taken from the ‘Top Shelf 2017 Sampler’ but also available on the album ‘Out of Body’; see topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/2017-samplertopshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-body & mouseonthekeys.net/)

16. Megaton Bingo (6:25) – The Night Programme (Taken from the album ‘Audition’; see dementio13.com/album/audition, dementio13.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

17. This Is Not A Fire (5:06) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

18. Destiny Repeats Itself (7:24) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

19. White Blindness (3:10) – The Hare and Hoofe (Single available via thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/track/white-blindness; see also thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

20. No Game (4:14) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Together (5:40) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

22. Song for Guy (6:50) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘A Single Man’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! 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 for the first show of 2018, so we hope you’ll be back too to see how he kicks off the new year.

Episode 215: Build a Better Mousetrap

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.