Episode 280: A Sense of History

This is the 280th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The world is looking a bit scarier at the moment what with the panic surrounding COVID-19, so I hope you are all looking after yourselves. But for the Eppy show it’s business as usual, so why not take some time out to sit back and listen to another typically eclectic mix, focusing on lots of 2020 music, and some pre-2020 music too, including one track stretching back to the 1980s. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Raingods With Zippos’, the 1999 album by Fish. I can’t promise the show will keep you well, but it might help you to feel better. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.3 MB.

1. Tumbledown (5:52) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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

2. Coming Up (3:54) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘McCartney II’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

3. L’homme Volant (5:36) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

4. Serpents (6:19) – Nitin Sawhney (Taken from the album ‘Beyond Skin’; see www.nitinsawhney.com/)

5. Jumping In (10:48) – Laura Jurd (Taken from the album ‘Stepping Back, Jumping In’; see laurajurd.bandcamp.com/album/stepping-back-jumping-in & www.laurajurd.com)

6. Old Time Prog (7:39) – Brian Woodbury feat. Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com

7. Swedish Love (1:32) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

8. Spiral Era (8:09) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album Pyramid’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/jaga-jazzist-pyramid, jagajazzist.com/ & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist/)

9. Change (9:31) – Godsticks (Taken from the album Inescapable’; see www.godsticks.co.uk)

10. Faithhealer (5:00) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

11. Apocalypse Dreams (5:57) – Tame Impala (Taken from the album ‘Lonerism’; see www.tameimpala.com/)

12. Chimera (4:18) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

13. Barrow Wights On The Nook (7:35) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

14. Ceremonious Synapses (ii) (6:22) – The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’ & also available as a single to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/ceremonious-synapses-ii; see also thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

15. I Want (9:24) – Giblet (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – giblet23.bandcamp.com/releases; see also www.facebook.com/gibletmusic/)

16. 360 Degrees (5:32) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Love Over Fear’; see www.pendragon.mu/ & www.facebook.com/PendragonHQ/)

17. 360 Flip (6:37) – John Mclaughlin (Taken from the album ‘Black Light; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/black-light & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

18. Women (Know What I’m Sayin’?) (2:38) – Brian Woodbury (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com)

19. Atom Age Girl (2:27) – The Radio Science Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘Theremin 100′; see nythereminsociety.bandcamp.com & www.radioscienceorchestra.com)  

20. Rites Of Passage (7:42) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back and I’m contemplating making it another in my occasional series of TV themes specials, but whatever I come up with, I promise it’ll be a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll come back for it.

Episode 255: EppyFest 8 Preview

This is the 255th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The main focus for this show is to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest 8, happening in Cheltenham on the evening of Saturday 20th July at Smokey Joe’s. You’ll hear tracks from all four of the acts playing at EppyFest this year, including a feature album, ‘Interconnected’, the latest album by Tim Burness who will, along with his band, be headlining EppyFest 8. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from bands/acts who have played at previous EppyFests, play some tracks connected to this year’s Winter’s End Festival & Cheltenham Jazz Festival, & there’s also some music I’ll be playing, well, just because I really like it, basically. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 111.7 MB.

1. Drum Chant (4:16) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

2. Small Hours (8:46) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘One World’; see www.johnmartyn.info)

3. Electric Energy (4:36) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

To buy tickets for Tim’s headline performance at EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

4. Steer By The Stars (4:09) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

5. Pavilion (5:43) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

6. Skydive (5:45) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

7. Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise (3:40) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

8. Godzilla (4:49) – Vels Trio (Taken from the EP ‘Yellow Ochre’; see velstrio.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-ochre & www.facebook.com/velstrio/)

9. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

10. Kabuki Live (7:09) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

11. Still Mumbling (3:28) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

12. Blackbirds and Thrushes (3:51) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Mind The Gap’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/mind-the-gap & www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/)

13. The Flower (2:58) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Gap Species’; see northsearadioorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/gap-species, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

14. Tubular Rainbows (7:10) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

15. Pitter-Patter (5:15) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

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

16. Masquerade (4:48) – Swing Out Sister (Taken from the album Kaleidoscope World’; see www.swingoutsister.com/ & www.facebook.com/swingoutsister/)

17. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

18. Ants (4:29) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

For more information and/or to buy tickets for EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

19. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/ & you can see Exploring Birdsong live at the Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival on April 6th – see www.winters-end.co.uk for more details)

20. Les Fleurs (3:16) Minnie Riperton (Taken from the album Come to My Garden; see www.soulwalking.co.uk/Minnie%20Riperton.html)

21. Lost (4:44) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

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. For the next show I’ll be back again with a very special show for me personally as we’ll be celebrating the life and musical loves of my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

Episode 227: EppyFest 7 Preview

This is the 227th 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). The main focus for this show is to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest 7, happening in Cheltenham over two days, the evening of Friday 27th July and the afternoon & evening of Saturday 28th July. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’, the debut album by North Sea Radio Orchestra who are headlining the Saturday of EppyFest 7. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other bands/acts on at EppyFest 7, play some tracks connected to this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, & there’s also some music I’ll be playing, well, just because I really like it, basically. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

1. Tropical Fish/Selene (7:32) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Camembert Electrique’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

2. Delay Tactics (6:52) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Through The Looking Glass’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

3. Shelley’s Skylark (10:13) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

4. Beyond the Pale (4:52) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

5. Reeds (4:41) – Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

6. We Are a Bomb (4:17) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

7. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

8. Death and Taxes (5:05) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

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

9. Almaz (4:08) – Randy Crawford (Taken from the album ‘Abstract Emotions’; see www.facebook.com/randycrawfordofficial/, marshall-arts.com/randy-crawford/ & www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608002305/Randy-Crawford.html)

10. Every Day Hath Its Night (3:22) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

11. A Luminous Beam (6:03) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

12. Concerning Love/Questions And Answers (5:13) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

13. Rejoice! (10:17) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

14. The One (4:24) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

15. Loyal To The Mass (6:20) – Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

16. 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)

17. Hoping Love Will Last (4:21) – Steve Hackett, feat. Randy Crawford (Taken from the album ‘Please Don’t Touch!’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

18. Land Of A Thousand Autumns (1:44) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Please Don’t Touch!’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

19. The Chain (4:30) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album ‘Rumours’; see www.fleetwoodmac.com/ & www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac)

20. Mimnermus In Church (6:04) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

21. Chat Show (6:56) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-light, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

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

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

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 focusing on new music and releases from 2018, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 203: Cheltenham and All That Jazz

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.

Episode 150: EppyFest 4 Preview

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.

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

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.