Episode 284: Honey For The Prince

This is the 284th 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). This show is filled to the brim with quality music, most of it from 2020, though we do have a few older tracks, including a couple played in tribute to people we have sadly lost this year – including the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, & Dave Greenfield, keyboardist with The Stranglers. And we also have a feature album on this show, ‘Morning Sun’, the 2016 album from Israeli composer, singer & guitarist Gadi Caplan, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.5 MB.

1. Threatened (3:35) – The Stranglers (Taken from the album ‘Black And White’; see www.thestranglers.co.uk/)

2. Opening Titles (2:03) – Peter Best (Taken from the album ‘Crocodile Dundee Original Soundtrack’; see www.discogs.com/artist/335838-Peter-Best)

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

4. Promise of Light (5:33) – Paul Mallyon (Not currently available to buy but will be available soon on a forthcoming EP or album; see www.discogs.com/artist/2492482-Paul-Mallyon)

5. Glistren (4:52) – Chloë March (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/glistren; see also www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

6. Anaklasis (7:37) – Krzysztof Penderecki (Taken from the album ‘Kosmogonia’; see coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/kosmogonia-csr238cd & www.krzysztofpenderecki.eu/en/)

7. Demons (5:23) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

8. Morning Dance (2:37) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the EP ‘The Forest Dwellers′; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/the-forest-dwellers & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

9. Automatic Air (4:12) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

10. I Will Avenge You (3:46) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

11. Harm-O-Lodge (4:44) – Isotope 217 (Taken from the album ‘Who Stole The I Walkman?’; see isotope217.bandcamp.com)

12. I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger (4:10) – Jos Slovick (Single available to buy as a digital download; see www.universalpictures.com/movies/1917)

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

14. 80 Percent (10:55) – Andy Pickford (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – andypickford1.bandcamp.com/track/80-percent; see also www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Dewclaw (4:01) – The Natural History Museum (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/dewclaw; see also www.countersunk.org/)

16. Pure And Radiant Joy (4:53) – Tadzio (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘That Cold Grey Light’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/that-cold-grey-light & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

17. Auras Awol (7:24) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

18. My Kingdom For a Horse (4:26) – Army of Moths (Taken from the ‘My Kingdom For a Horse EP; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/my-kingdom-for-a-horse-ep & armyofmoths.com/)

19. The House You Built For Us (3:35) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/track/the-house-you-built-for-us; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

20. Noble Rot (4:55) – The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’; see thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/album/realm & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

21. Four, Two, Eight (3:53) – Sundae Club (Taken from the EP ‘We Apologise for the Technical Difficulties. In the Meantime, Here’s Some Music.’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/we-apologise-for-the-technical-difficulties-in-the-meantime-heres-some-music)

22. La Mer (live) (2:37) Once And Future Band (Taken from the ‘UK 2019’ EP; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/uk-2019-ep & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

23. A Tonic For The Snoring (Original Demo) (4:14) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Archive Vol.1’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/archive-vol-1, www.sanguinehum.com, & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

24. Morning Sun (4:39) – Joff Winks Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs For Days’; see www.sanguinehum.com, & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

25. See (5:55) Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

26. Halfway (4:28) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

27. Acorns (2:00) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the EP ‘The Forest Dwellers′; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/the-forest-dwellers & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

28. Genie (3:06) Daniel Inzani (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – danielinzani.bandcamp.com/album/genie; see also danielinzani.co.uk/)

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

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 with a return to my review of some of the ‘best of the rest’ of 2019 music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 178: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 1

This is the 178th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2015 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 31 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 31 but still deserve to be heard. We have a feature album, ‘John Barleycorn’ by The John Renbourn Group and you’ll hear three tracks from that as we reflect on the great talents of John Renbourn who sadly died last year, plus you can expect a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.09 MB.

1. Pavane: “Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie”/Tourdion (5:55) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

2. Whiplash (4:05) – The Hank Levy Legacy Band (This track is available as a digital download; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanklevylegacyband2, www.hanklevyjazz.com/ & www.facebook.com/Hank-Levy-Legacy-Band-190154561277/)

3. The Glacial Lake (Peter Chilvers Mix) (4:42) – Fovea Hex (This track is available as a free digital download; see foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/the-glacial-lake & www.janetrecords.com/)

4. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the EP ‘Spaceships There Are’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/spaceships-there-are & marvinbnaylor.com/)

If you’d like to see Marvin B. Naylor live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

5. Another One (2:41) – Mac Demarco (Taken from the mini-album ‘Another One’; www.mac-demarco.com/, macdemarco.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Mac-DeMarco-301768729858252/)

6. In The Beginning (5:28) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

7. The Scorpion & The Frog (4:58) – Mojomakerz (Taken from the album ‘Tales For Sunrise’; see www.mojomakerz.com/soundcloud.com/mojomakerz)

8. The Sky Is Breaking (3:55) – jh (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see jhmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/morning-sun, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. Dim (6:57) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the EP ‘Morning Jigsaw’; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

10. Weight Of The World (6:44) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Pandora’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/wearekinband, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Funny Games (4:31) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

12. Black Dust (3:32) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

13. Lighthouse (5:15) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘The Seas And The Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-seas-and-the-stars & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

14. Hyper-Diseasy (6:52) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

15. Blackwaterside (3:22) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

16. To The Blade (4:14) – Everything Everything (Taken from the album Get to Heaven; see www.everything-everything.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/EverythingEverythinguk)

17. The Chauffeur (5:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album Outsider Songs; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/outsider-songs & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

18. The Universe Alone (6:52) – Duran Duran (Taken from the album ‘Paper Gods′; see duranduran.warnereprise.com/row/ & www.facebook.com/duranduran)

19. Demented Mind (Radio Edit) (3:46) – Sonia Stein (Originally taken from the EP ‘Symbol’ but now also available as a single; see soniastein.com/ & www.facebook.com/soniasteinmusic)

20. The Rage Within The Clouds (10:30) – Necromonkey (Taken from the album ‘Show Me Where It Hertz’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rJHjj8tNM & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

21. P.Y.T. (5.09) – Jacob Collier (Available to buy as an electronic download from his bandcamp page; see www.jacobcollier.co.uk/ & jacobcollier.bandcamp.com/)

22. Sidi Brahim (8:34) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

23. Maybe Love (4:05) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be previewing this year’s EppyFest, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 176: Matt’s Mix-Tape

This is the 176th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’m taking a break from my review of the musical year of 2015 to do something a little different. This will be a mix-show, so there won’t be much talking from me, but rather there will be longer strings of tracks mixed together. We have a feature album for the first time in a while, Boards of Canada‘s terrific 1998 album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’. Other than that you can expect tracks played in tribute to the late great Sir George Martin & Keith Emerson, plus a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.6 MB.

1. Petites Litanies De Jesus (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

2. In My Life (2:28) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Rubber Soul’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

3. La Femme D’Argent (7:11) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

4. Rectify Me (2:45) – 3 Ant Riot (Taken from the compilation album ‘Organ Radio 19: Hold My Goddamn Finger Suzie, That Big Ugly Shark Is Back In The Pool…’; this is not easily available to buy but you might find it on eBay or maybe see organthing.com/ for more details)

5. Bocuma (1:36) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

6. Roygbiv (2:31) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

7. La Conduite (3:50) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Vox’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

8. The Space Between (6:01) – Zero 7 (Taken from the album ‘When It Falls’; see www.facebook.com/Zero7/)

9. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (1:48) – Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘What’s the ugliest part of your body?′; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

10. Lonely Soul (8:57) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

11. Kaini Industries (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

12. High On Sunday 51 (3:16) – Aimee Mann (Taken from the album Lost in Space’; see aimeemann.com/www.facebook.com/AimeeMann/)

13. A Lady of a Certain Age (5:48) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Victory for the Comic Muse’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

14. Che (3:05) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album Valentine; see www.royharper.co.uk/www.facebook.com/harperroy/)

15. Jerusalem (2:48) – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Taken from the album Brain Salad Surgery; see www.emersonlakepalmer.com/)

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

16. Shake The Disease (4:45) – Depeche Mode (Taken from the album The Singles 81→85; see www.depechemode.com/ & www.facebook.com/depechemode)

17. Paysans Sans Peur (1:19) – Malicorne (Taken from the album Balançoire en Feu; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

18. Rabbit In Your Headlights (6:21) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

19. Red Rice (4:20) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Red; see www.eliza-carthy.com/www.facebook.com/elizacarthy & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/19205396-3f90-4a8b-b085-a795df242a62)

20. It’s Behind You (6:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/matt-baber/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

21. Warszawa (6:24) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Low’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

22. Jacksons, Monk And Rowe (3:43) – Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet (Taken from the album ‘The Juliet Letters’; see www.elviscostello.com/ & www.brodskyquartet.co.uk/)

23. God Speed the Plough (5:29) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

24. My Descent Into Madness (3:55) – Eels (Taken from the album ‘Electro-shock Blues’; see www.eelstheband.com/www.facebook.com/THEEELS)

25. Buffalo Ballet (3:26) – Dawn of the Replicants (Taken from the single ‘Science Fiction Freak’; see dawnofthereplicants.bandcamp.com/)

26. You Make It Easy (4:02) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show, built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, so I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 106: Best of 2012 Part 3

This is the 106th 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 edition of the show represents the third of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012’ shows. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, Australia, Poland, Belgium, Canada & beyond. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hours & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.2 MB.

1. The Original (4:47) – All India Radio (Taken from the album ‘Red Shadow Landing’; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic & allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/)

2. Crumbling I (9:32) – Jamestown Pagans (Taken from the mini-album ‘Inheritance’; see jamestownpagans.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/artist/JamestownPagans & www.facebook.com/jamestownpagans?ref=ts&fref=ts)

3. Gods and Demons (4:42) – Tonochrome (Taken from their self-titled EP; see tonochrome.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/tonochrome?fref=ts)

4. Between Earth & Heaven (4:08) – Laetitia Sadier (Taken from the album ‘Silencio; see www.dragcity.com/artists/laetitia-sadier & www.dragcity.com/products/silencio)

5. Sounds That Can’t Be Made (7:16) – Marillion (Taken from the album Sounds That Can’t Be Made; see www.marillion.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

6. Mary Celeste (5:44) – Gazpacho (Taken from the album ‘March Of Ghosts’; see www.gazpachoworld.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/gazpacho/marchofghosts/ & www.facebook.com/Gazpacho.Official.BandPage)

7. Tonal Colors (5:12) – Piotr Kurek (Taken from the album ‘Edena’; see www.piotrkurek.com/, piotrkurek.bandcamp.com/album/edena & www.facebook.com/pages/Piotr-Kurek/200229916692498)

8. Sameness (4:45) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘El Lissitzky’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

9. Pinkblueorangegeometric (4:52) – Pinklogik (Taken from the album Random Access Memory’; see pinklogik.wordpress.com/, pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Pinklogik/509267029129891?ref=ts&fref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

10. Rent (4:20) – Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Field Music Play…’; see www.field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

11. Man On Wire (5:26) – Miss Emily Brown (Taken from the EP ‘Wire Wood Wind’; see emilybrownmusic.com/, missemilybrown.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Emily-Brown/125002222804)

12. Capsizing (9:10) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘The Second Mechanism’; see www.diagonalband.co.uk/Diagonal.html, diagonal.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

13. Burn My Eyes (4:00) – Coralspin (Taken from the album ‘Honey and Lava’; see coralspin.com/, coralspin.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/coralspin)

14. Breaking Bad News // The Faces We Remember (6:54) – Battlestations (Taken from the album ‘In a Cold Embrace’; see music.battlestations.ws/ & www.facebook.com/Battlestations.music)

15. I Shall Consume Everything (9:26) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Quickly Quickly Quickly’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/album/quickly-quickly-quickly & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tea-Club/135024363938)

Many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 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. The next show will be part four (of four) of my review of 2012, when I’ll be counting down my favourite 21 releases of last year. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 83: Best of 2011 Part 3

This is the 83rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 3 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, focusing on some great tracks & albums from last year. There is no feature album this time so I can put a bit more focus on some longer tracks from last year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.2 MB.

1. Over Tone Gulley (5:24) – Reigns (Taken from the album ‘The Widow Blades’; see www.reigns.net/Reigns_of_Wessex/Home.html & www.facebook.com/reignsofwessex)

2. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree)

3. The Beast of the Air (5:26) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘IronBark’; see comraderobot.com/tomslatter/ & tomslatter.bandcamp.com/)

4. Fifty Below Zero (1:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Guantanabu 3 (4:16) – Factor Burzaco (Taken from the album ‘II’; see production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=eng_&id=142&id2=146)

6. Dreamstate (3:24) – Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy (Taken from the album, ‘White Magic’; see www.kilbey-kennedy.com/, itunes.apple.com/us/artist/martin-kennedy/id429528720, stevekilbeymartinkennedypresent.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/kilbeykennedy/app_204974879526524)

7. The Lake (13:05) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see www.ianneal.com/)

8. Sea of Tranquility (4:09) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Desert Song (6:35) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Power’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

10. Ghost Song (4:45) – All India Radio (Taken from the album The Silent Surf; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/album/the-silent-surf & www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic)

11. Memo (7:27) – DeeExpus (Taken from the album ‘King of Number 33’; see www.deeexpus.com/index.aspx & www.facebook.com/DeeExpus)

12. Foliation (For Suzanne) (9:55) – TILT Creative Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘To TILT: Volume One – Original Music for TILT Brass’; see www.tiltbrass.org/, tiltbrass.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/TILT-Brass/25863375669)

13. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

14. Spectacle Of A Scarecrow (5:54) – The Future Kings Of England (Taken from the album, ‘Who Is This Who Is Coming?’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com/, www.backwaterrecords.com/shop & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Future-Kings-of-England-Official/127489830676668)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. 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 my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back as soon as possible with the fourth and final of my ‘best of 2011′ shows – a countdown of my favourite 20 albums/releases from last year. Trust me, it’s going to be a doozy.

Episode 73: Prelude to the Best of 2011

This is the 73rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is my first of 2012 so happy new year! I’ve still got to bring you my ‘best of 2011’ shows and this sort of represents a lead in to those shows, as we look back to 2011, with a couple of things looking ahead to 2012 and a few older things thrown in for good measure. The feature album is 2008’s ‘Rare Weather’ by American band Jack O’ The Clock, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of tracks and artists from around the world (mainly from the US this time, though for no particular reason). Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.3 MB.

1. Our Prayer (1:10) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ’20/20′; see www.brianwilson.com/ & www.beachboysband.net/)

2. Broka (4:43) – The Glass Canoe (Taken from the album ‘Chimera’; see theglasscanoe.bandcamp.com/album/chimera, theglasscanoe.com/ & www.facebook.com/theglasscanoe)

3. New American Gothic (6:09) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

4. Washington Sniper (5:23) – Planeta Imaginario (Taken from the album, ‘Biomasa’; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/planeta.html)

5. CC & Dry (3:49) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP, which is available as a free download via deathintexas.bandcamp.com/; see also www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

6. Job (3:29) – Claudia Quintet +1 (Taken from the album, ‘What is the Beautiful?’; to download that track or to find out more details about the album go to www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/claudia.html)

7. The Garden of Zelovely (4:43) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album, ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor)

8. Indian Summer (2:38) – Farpoint (Taken from the album, ‘Kindred’; see 10trecords.com/farpoint-release-%E2%80%9Ckindred%E2%80%9D/)

9. Sea Change/Rare Weather/I Watch The Planes (11:08) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

10. Blowing The Whole Bottle (3:46) – Metheglin (Taken from the album Raining In Paradise; see www.metheglin.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Metheglin/7908796609)

11. Snuff (10:54) – Mogon (Currently available via the compilation concept album ‘Decameron: Ten Days In 100 Novellas – Part One’ but it may also make an appearance on the forthcoming debut Mogon album; see www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=37827 & www.bloodfish.com/)

12. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/, candythief.com/, & www.facebook.com/pages/candythief/10506269310)

13. Cathedral City (4:57) – Victoire (Taken from the album ‘Cathedral City’; see www.victoiremusic.com/ & www.newamsterdamrecords.com/)

14. In Your Place (3:45) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

15. Star Me Kitten (3:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album, ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

16. Your Personal Infinity (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the EP, ‘The Bird and the Submarine’, which I have learnt since recording the show should be out around February this year; see www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond?sk=info & soundcloud.com/leavingrichmond)

17. Aspen (8:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I will be back for the next episode, the first of three ‘best of 2011’ shows.

Episode 53: The Springers

This is the 53rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. After last time’s extremely popular show, which featured an interview with the mighty Kavus Torabi, I’m back with one of my ‘normal’ shows so there will be lots of music from assorted artists, some new to the show plus several old favourites. The feature album this time around is ‘British Summer Time’ by Sundae Club and there will be three tracks from that – the perfect album with which to see out the summer. You’ll also hear a diverse selection of music from genres such prog rock, chamber pop, jazz, cinematic rock and virtually everything else in between from the US, Germany, Canada, and the UK. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 108 MB.

1. Ending (3:46) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson; see www.danielcarlson.com/, www.myspace.com/dcarlsonmusic, www.folkwit.com/carlson.htm & www.groundlift.org/Daniel_Carlson)

2. War With Love (3:32) – Louise Le May (Taken from the mini-album ‘Tell Me One Thing That Is New’; see louiselemay.com/, www.folkwit.com/lemay.htm & www.myspace.com/louiselemay)

3. Adults (5:22) – Calle Debauche (Taken from the album ‘Potemkin Carnival’; see calledebauche.com/index.php & www.myspace.com/debaucherystreet)

4. Lines On The Horizon (5:48) – Argos (Taken from the album ‘Circles’; see www.myspace.com/returntowhatever & www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=36914)

5. Honey Bee (3:58) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album British Summer Time; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/ & www.myspace.com/sundaeclub)

6. Eleven (2:35) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

7. Draw (3:40) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

8. My Star (4:23) – Creedy (Taken from the ‘Holyground Progressions Series Sampler’; see www.myspace.com/creedymusic & www.holyground.co.uk/)

9. Conscious Dream (5:16) – Rob Martino (Taken from the album ‘One Cloud’; see robmartino.com/ & www.myspace.com/robmartino)

10. London to Shanghai via Chipping Norton (5:01) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album British Summer Time; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/ & www.myspace.com/sundaeclub)

11. Spread It All Around (5:31) – The Hipstones (Taken from the album ‘Dreamers’; see www.thehipstones.com.au/ & www.myspace.com/thehipstones)

12. Nothingness First Part II, Love (2:53) – Asaf Sirkis & The Inner Noise (Taken from the album ‘The Song Within; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/inner.html & www.myspace.com/asafsirkis)

13. Other Stars And Planets (6:45) – Asaf Sirkis Trio (Taken from the album ‘Letting Go; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/asafsirkis)

14. The Art Of Earth (4:16) – All Over Everywhere (Taken from the album ‘Inner Firmaments Decay; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/allovereverywhere & www.myspace.com/allovereverywherecp)

15. Timshel (5:21) – Godsticks (Taken from the album ‘Spiral Vendetta’; see godsticks.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/godsticksmusic)

16. DISTRAKTid (4:48) – 5th Projekt (Taken from the album ‘CiRCADiAN’; see 5thprojekt.com/main/ & www.myspace.com/5thprojekt)

17. The Emperor’s Clothes (6:01) – Spock’s Beard (Taken from the album ‘X; see www.spocksbeard.com/ & www.myspace.com/spocksbeard)

18. Flight Four: India (6:20) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album British Summer Time; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/ & www.myspace.com/sundaeclub)

19. Violet, White, Lilac Lily (7:49) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album All in the Golden Afternoon; see www.ianneal.com/ & www.myspace.com/ianneal)

Thanks to all the musicians who let me play their music and thanks to all you listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you’re having problems listening to the show then the easiest solution is to download it via podcatching software such as iTunes, or a download manager like DownThemAll! The next episode will consist of an interview with Matt Baber and Joff Winks (they of Antique Seeking Nuns, Joff Winks Band, Numbient, and now Sanguine Hum) so expect interesting chat and excellent music.

Episode 41: Best of 2009 part 2

This is the forty-first edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is the second of three ‘Best of 2009’ specials, with over an hour of some of the best tracks from 2009. There is no feature album again this time because I’m focusing on as many albums from 2009 as I can, but there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, chill out, folk rock, psych rock and general strangeness. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 81.7 MB.

1. Ellipsis (4:25) – Fractal (Taken from the album ‘Sequitur’; see www.fractal-continuum.com/ & www.myspace.com/fractalcontinuum)

2. A Fraction of One (3:45) – Fractal (Taken from the album ‘Sequitur’; see weblinks above)

3. The Atom Age Sense of Impermanence (5:24) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Weird Tales’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk & www.myspace.com/kardaestra)

4. Fortunate Ones (2:58) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Thought Becomes Reality’; you can buy the album at www.amazon.co.uk plus see www.myspace.com/circulus)

5. Ghosts At The Feast (8:35) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness’; see candythief.com/ & www.myspace.com/candythief)

6. Sumer Is Icumen In (3:16) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Thought Becomes Reality’; you can buy the album at www.amazon.co.uk plus see www.myspace.com/circulus)

7. Lo Fi Groovy (MK Mix) (3:34) – All India Radio (Taken from the album ‘A Low High; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/ & www.myspace.com/allindiaradio)

8. Lightship (2:38) – All India Radio (Taken from the album ‘A Low High; see weblinks above)

9. La Vaca Baila (3:59) – Drift (Taken from the album ‘Driftsongs’; see www.myspace.com/driftsongs & www.cdbaby.com/cd/driftsongs)

10. Céphalée Neptunienne (Odravyel) (6:41) – Narr (Taken from the album ‘Oxymore Dans La Chrysalide Des Reves’ ; see www.myspace.com/odravyel & www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=36110)

11. Harmonix (8:32) – I/O Earth (Taken from the self-titled debut album; see www.ioearth.com/ & www.myspace.com/islasho)

12. Eyes Ahead (3:47) – Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy (Taken from the album ‘Unseen Music Unheard Words’; see www.myspace.com/kilbeykennedy & www.cdbaby.com/cd/kilbeykennedy)

13. Crystalized Moments (5:12) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the EP ‘Nothing For Tomorrow’; see www.paradise9.net/ & www.myspace.com/paradise9)

14. Angel (7:40) – Shadow Circus (Taken from the album ‘Whispers And Screams; see www.shadowcircusmusic.com/ & www.myspace.com/shadowcircus)

15. Magic Shadow (5:15) – Luna Trick (Taken from the album ‘Prophetic Guesses’; see www.flowforth.com/lunatrick.html, www.cdbaby.com/cd/lunatrick1 & www.myspace.com/luna.trick)

Thanks as always to all the musicians who helped to make 2009 such a great year and to all the listeners who have helped this show go from strength to strength. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) and don’t forget to vote for your favourite three acts/artists as played on the show over the past 41 episodes – voting ends in February. See you for the next episode when I’ll present my third show (of three) looking at some of the best music from 2009, specifically my top 16 releases of the year.

Episode 16: Friend Or Foe

Well, here we are at the sixteenth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon Podcast Music Show (don’t be confused by that last mini episode!). CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show contains well over an hour of music by independent and small label artists from the UK, the US, Belgium, New Zealand, Israel, Germany, Canada, Italy and Finland, covering genres such as prog rock, IDM, chill-out, math rock, psychedelic folk rock and virtually everything in between. This month’s feature CD is ‘The Bursers EP’ by The Bursers and there are three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.57 MB.

1. Do You Know Me? (5:56) – Laudanum (Taken from the forthcoming second Laudanum album; see www.myspace.com/laudanumspace)

2. Khao (5:03) – Ben Heckler aka When Days Align (Can be heard on his MySpace page; see www.myspace.com/bozart101)

3. Safe Keeping (4:45) – The Bursers (Taken from the ‘The Bursers EP’ ; see http://cdbaby.com/cd/bursers or www.myspace.com/thebursers)

4. I See Dead People (3:59) – Peter Kearns (Taken from the album ‘No Such Thing As Time’; see www.myspace.com/peterkearns)

5. Attractive (3:42) – Eatliz (Taken from the album ‘Violently Delicate’ ; see http://cdbaby.com/cd/eatliz or www.myspace.com/eatliz)

6. M (4:10) – Luctone (Taken from the ‘Luctone EP’ ; see www.myspace.com/luctone)

7. In The Taste Of The Day (5:12) – Poligraf (Taken from the forthcoming Poligraf debut album; see www.myspace.com/poligraf)

8. Sunshine Through The Waves (5:06) – Carrigan (Taken from the album ‘Young Men Never Die’ ; see www.carriganclub.com or www.myspace.com/carriganclub)

9. Drop A Line (6:01) – The Bursers (Taken from the ‘The Bursers EP’ ; see http://cdbaby.com/cd/bursers or www.myspace.com/thebursers)

10. Telead (4:22) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album ‘A Brief Moment of Panic’ ; see www.damonshulman.co.uk or www.gentlegiantmusic.com)

11. On The Spot Tina Turner Fine (3:02) – You Slut! (Taken from the album ‘Critical Meat’ ; www.myspace.com/youslut1)

12. Kites (8:31) – Nosound (Taken from the album ‘Lightdark’ ; see www.nosound.net)

13. From The Isle of the Blessed (5:05) – Junius (Taken from their eponymous album; see www.juniusmusic.com or www.myspace.com/junius)

14. Vesikävelijät valtaavat altaat (7:36) – Manogurgeil (Taken from the album ‘Unirytmejä’ ; see http://manogurgeil.net)

15. The Crowning (4:32) – Ex Reverie (Taken from the album ‘The Door Into Summer’ ; see www.myspace.com/artist/exreverie)

16. iii (5:27) – The Cancer Conspiracy (Taken from the album ‘Ω ; see www.myspace.com/thecancerconspiracy)

17. Drone Frost Porous (6:56) – Nunbient (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘One’ ; see www.tfs.co.uk or www.myspace.com/nunbient)

18. White Meat (5:21) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Saturn Day Trajectory’ ; see http://cdbaby.com/cd/retictunes)

19. Oh Mary (4:04) – Antiqcool (Taken from the album ‘Digging For Gold’ ; see www.antiqcool.co.uk)

20. Las Olas (4:17) – The Bursers (Taken from the ‘The Bursers EP’ ; see http://cdbaby.com/cd/bursers or www.myspace.com/thebursers)

Big thanks to all the artists and listeners who make this show possible. And do drop me a comment and let me know what you think! Feedback is always welcome. I’ll be back in September with a particular focus on the Summer’s End Festival and an interview with one of the festival’s organisers. See you then.

Episode 15: Ticket to Eternity

Well, here we are at the fifteenth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon Podcast Music Show, and after a wonderful edition from special guest presenter Rebsie Fairholm Eppy is back in da house. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show contains well over an hour of music by independent artists from the UK and the US. This month’s special feature is an interview with Hamstall Ridware, one half of UK duo Sundae Club, and we’ll be featuring both Sundae Club albums but with a particular focus on the brand new second album, ‘British Summer Time’, which is destined to become a classic. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours 11 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.4 MB.

1. Big Smoke (9:48) – The Noun (Taken from the album ‘Speed Skating’; see www.thenoun.co.uk or www.myspace.com/thenoun)

2. Behind The Sunset (4:50) – Jeff Retzak (available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/deus+ex+machina)

Interview with Hamstall Ridware of Sundae Club

3. Angels In The Sky (4:11) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album ‘Technostalgia’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

4. In Love With Sundae (5:17) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album ‘Technostalgia’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

5. When Beechleaves Are Falling (3:53) – Sundae Club (Taken from the album ‘Technostalgia’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

6. Good People (4:21) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

7. The Voder (4:32) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

8. Honey Bee (3:58) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

9. The Doddler (4:27) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

10. Flight Four: India (6:20) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

11. Let’s Go To Germany (6:05) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

12. London to Shanghai via Chipping Norton (5:01) – Sundae Club (Taken from the new album ‘British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

13. Don’t Drink the Flavour Aid (4:09) – Sundae Club (Currently unavailable though may appear on a vinyl double-album version of British Summer Time’ ; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/)

14. The Dorset Hanging Oak (6:35) – The Owl Service (Taken from the album ‘A Garland of Song’ ; see www.stonetaperecordings.co.uk/home.html and www.southern.net)

15. Thanks For The Mammary (3:29) – Asparagus Apocalypse (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon)

Big thanks to all the artists and listeners who make this show possible. And do drop us a comment and let us know what you think! Feedback is always welcome. And do come back for the August edition of the show for lots more great music.