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 150: EppyFest 4 Preview

March 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 150th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network here. Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2014 this show previews a couple of upcoming festivals, particularly my own EppyFest 4. We also return to three of the show’s semi-regular features, including having a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Lightships’ by the band Firefly Burning who are on at this year’s festival. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, progressive pop, trip hop, neo-classical, math rock, pronk rock and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 56 minutes. Downloaded file is 106.2 MB.

1. Waves (4:27) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

2. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Paper Bells (5:40) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. These Four Walls (8:09) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

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

6. Seek And You Will Find (3:46) – Stackridge (B-side of the single ‘North Street Grande’ & available as a free download via www.heliumrecords.co.uk/stackridge/stackridge-seek-and-you-will-find-free-download.php; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

Tickets and more information about EppyFest are available from eppyfest.co.uk/

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

7. Hello Meow (4:31) – Squarepusher (Taken from the album ‘Hello Everything’; see squarepusher.net/, warp.net/artists/squarepusher/ & www.facebook.com/squarepusher)

8. La Porte (4:24) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘The Face Of Mount Molehill’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

Both SquarepusherNeil Cowley Trio will be at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival – see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/ for more details

9. I Feel (4:31) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

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

10. Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (4:12) – The Korgis (Taken from the album ‘…by Appointment; see www.thekorgis.com/ & www.facebook.com/thekorgis)

11. Weighted Light (5:06) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

12. Sesame (6:56) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Where the Green Lane Runs (2:17) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

14. Help Under Doors (4:05) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Something For The Weekend’; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

15. Break of Day (4:37) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

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

17. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album Now We Have Light ; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4954)

18. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too – it’s been a great 150 episodes & here’s to another 150! 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 two-part special – my 40 at 40 – which will celebrate my 40th birthday and some of the music that’s been really important to me over the years, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 123: Best of 2013, the best of the rest pt1

March 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 123rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a packed show featuring lots and lots of great music from 2013 that didn’t get into my top 30 albums of the year, including some great EPs and singles. There’s also a preview of a couple of the acts appearing at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May and a look ahead to the new solo album from Matt Stevens. There’s no feature album again but there’s still lots of interesting music to hear on this show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 116.8 MB.

1. Vardavar (5:20) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the EP ‘The Poet; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Tigran-Hamasyan-official-page/106915296001772 & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/)

2. She’s in the Flowers (3:11) – Eska (Taken from the ‘Gatekeeper EP; see www.eskaonline.com/, eskaonline.bandcamp.com/album/gatekeeper-ep, www.facebook.com/eskaonline & www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/)

3. Things Behind The Sun (4:31) – Rhys Marsh (Taken from the EP ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’ – excuse me for getting the title wrong on the show; see rhysmarsh.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/suspended-in-weightless-wind/id696205037)

4. Ghost (3:49) – Arborea (Taken from the album ‘Fortress of the Sun’; see arborea.bandcamp.com/, arboreamusic.blogspot.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Arborea)

5. The Enchanted Dreamer (3:39) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Misty Cowboy and Other Songs to Dream By; see mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-misty-cowboy-and-other-songs-to-dream-by & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

6. Our Journeys Done (4:00) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album This Long Night; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

7. Our Darkest Sabbath (3:08) – Broadcast (Taken from the ‘Berberian Sound Studiosoundtrack album; see futurecrayon.blogspot.co.uk/ & warp.net/records/broadcast)

8. exe (5:11) – Idmonster (Taken from the album ‘Be more like water; see pendle.virb.com/idmonster, knittedcat.co.uk/ & www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Like-Water-Idmonster/dp/B00FFNLDWG)

9. The Minotaur (5:01) – The Red Masque (Taken from the album ‘Mythalogue; see www.theredmasque.com/ & www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque)

10. The Ruins of the Palace of Minos (2:43) – The Red Masque (Taken from the album ‘Mythalogue; see www.theredmasque.com/ & www.facebook.com/The.Red.Masque)

11. Dance Dance Dance (3:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Three Rows of Teeth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/, www.tomslatter.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

12. Insert Silence (3:53) – Aurelian (Taken from the ‘Soundcastles’ EP; see aurelianmusic.bandcamp.com/album/soundcastles, www.facebook.com/aurelianmusic & www.facebook.com/lydianlabel)

13. Bus Girl (2:58) – Those Men (Taken from ‘Half Time Orange’ EP; see www.junodownload.com/products/those-men-half-time-orange-ep/2246174-02/, www.zinggmusic.co.uk/those-men-half-time-orange/, soundcloud.com/thosemen & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen?fref=ts)

14. A Rotating Spherical Happening (3:28) – Those Men (Taken from ‘Half Time Orange’ EP; see www.junodownload.com/products/those-men-half-time-orange-ep/2246174-02/, www.zinggmusic.co.uk/those-men-half-time-orange/, soundcloud.com/thosemen & www.facebook.com/ThoseMen?fref=ts)

15. Pluck (4:40) – Death In Texas (Taken from the EP ‘Pluck’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

16. These Photographs Prove We Were Happy (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Human Minds, Robot Hearts’; see leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/album/human-minds-robot-hearts & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

17. Green Day (4:21) – Yoed Nir (Taken from the album ‘Suspended Hours’; see www.yoednir.com/, yoednir.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/yoednirmusic)

18. The Cat’s Holiday (4:48) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Misty Cowboy and Other Songs to Dream By; see mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-misty-cowboy-and-other-songs-to-dream-by & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

19. The Bridge (11:50) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

Matt Stevens will be appearing with The Fierce & The Dead at EppyFest 3 on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

20. These Tiny Things Are Haunting Me (2:37) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Three Rows of Teeth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/, www.tomslatter.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

21. October Sun (5:25) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

22. Insects (3:30) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Strange Attractors; see www.fractalmirror.net/, fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

23. Don’t Land On Me (8:01) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I will be back for the next episode when I’ll be presenting part 2 of this best of the rest of 2013. I hope to see you back for that.

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