Episode 221: Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest

This is the 221st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is back (but many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for the fantastic job they did on the previous show) to bring you a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold, the winter solstice and of course Christmas. The feature festive album is from 2010, ‘Christmas with Anúna’, which you may be surprised to learn is by the choral ensemble Anúna. You can also expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, albeit one themed around the time of year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.3 MB.

1. The Lamb (2:44) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (3:24) – Savatage (Taken from the album ‘Dead Winter Dead’; see www.savatage.com)

3. Ding Dong Merrily on High (2:17) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

4. Winter Deep (6:06) – Crystal Jacqueline (Taken from the album ‘Rainflower’; see www.mega-dodo.co.uk/products/crystal-jacqueline, megadodo.bandcamp.com/album/rainflower & www.facebook.com/crystaljacquelinemusic/)

5. Winter Story (6:43) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

6. The 12 Days of Christmas (4:22) – John Denver & the Muppets (Taken from the album ‘A Christmas Together’; see muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Christmas_Together_(album), muppets.disney.com/ & johndenver.com/)

7. The Winter Outpost (3:08) – Paul Mallyon (Currently not available to buy but available to stream via soundcloud.com/p_mallyon/the-winter-outpost)

8. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

9. Low Carol (2:54) – The Young Knives (Taken from the compilation album ‘Christmas Joy In Full Measure’; see handofglory.co.uk/discography/christmas-joy-in-full-measure/ & www.young-knives.com/)

10. Sanctus (4:14) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

11. The Holly And The Ivy (5:02) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

12. Reasonable Snow (3:58) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the album ‘Abstract Expression’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-expression & dominiqueleone.com/)

13. Children’s Corner: No. 4: Snowflakes Are Dancing (2:13) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

14. Aurora Borealis (3:21) – Lemon Demon (Taken from the ‘I Am Become Christmas’ EP; see lemondemon.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-become-christmas-ep & www.lemondemon.com/)

15. I Believe in Father Christmas (4:28) – Carol Keogh and the City Fathers (Taken from the ‘Christmas EP’; see carolkeogh.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-ep & carolkeogh.ie)

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

16. Pipes Of Peace (3:56) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘Pipes Of Peace’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

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

18. Winter Singing (4:44) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/, imaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

19. At the Death of Winter (4:05) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘The Finest of Miracles; see altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-finest-of-miracles)

20. La Peregrinación (3:48) – This Is The Kit (Taken from a double A-side single; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-time-is-here-b-w-la-peregrinaci-nwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

21. Gabriel’s Message (live) (3:16) – Marillion (I’m not exactly sure where this version is taken from but you can find another version by the band on the album ‘A Collection of Recycled Gifts’; see marillionofficial.bandcamp.com/album/a-collection-of-recycled-gifts, marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

22. Angelus ad Virginem (3:34) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

23. As Light Filigrees the Snow (5:40) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Circumpolar’; lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/circumpolar & www.flowforth.com/)

24. Snowfall (4:27) – Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album Heavy Jugs to the Moon’; see www.johnnyunicorn.com/ & johnnyunicorn.bandcamp.com)

25. Xmas Time (Blows My Mind) (4:30) – Savoy (This was released as a promo single; see www.electricity-club.co.uk/lifelines-the-side-projects-of-a-ha/)

26. Xmas No.1 Single (4:29) – Jeff Cummins (This is a demo of a single that was never released and is therefore not currently available to buy but you can listen to it accompanied by an animated video via www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp-tZCELpCY)

27. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Compliments of the season to one and all! Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back again for the final show of 2017, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that so you can see out the year in fine style.

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Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 169: The Missing Christmas Parcel – Post Early for Christmas

This is the 169th 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). Well, after a wonderful show from Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse I have returned to bring you the annual Eppy Gibbon festive special. You can expect a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold and of course Christmas, including three tracks from the feature album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’ by The December People. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Reloj de Sol (2:36) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

2. In the Bleak Midwinter (4:14) – The Swingle Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Unwrapped’; see www.theswingles.co.uk/, www.singers.com/group/Swingle-Singers/www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/)

3. The Sussex Carol (2:11) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient and Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk/)

4. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’; see www.echolyn.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn1 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

5. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

6. Little Drummer Boy (5:45) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

7. Winter Hill (4:01) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

8. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

9. Gloomy Winter (4:31) – Shine (Taken from the album ‘Sugarcane’; see www.shine-trio.com/, shinetrio.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/shinetrioscotland)

10. Christmas Time Is Here (3:01) – This Is The Kit (Single released in 2014; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/bashed-outwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

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

11. Only You (3:26) – The Flying Pickets (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of The Flying Pickets’; see www.pickets.co.uk/)

12. Where Do Jam Jars Go At Christmas (2:51) – Misty’s Big Adventure (Single released in 2005; see mistysbigadventure.com/ & www.facebook.com/mistysbigadventure/)

13. Run With The Fox (4:12) – Chris Squire (Taken from the album ‘Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir’; see www.chrissquire.com/)

14. Carol Of The Bells (6:19) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

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

16. X-Massless Forever (2:44) – Evil Superstars (Taken from the CD single ‘B.A.B.Y.’; see houbi.com/belpop/groups/evilsuperstars.htm)

17. Riu Chiu (TV Version) (1:32) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

18. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see britishwintertime.com/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

19. Angel On The Water (6:48) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

20. What Child Is This? (4:42) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

21. A Snowflake In Her Hand (Album Version) (6:24) – Kontakte (Taken from the EP ‘Snowflake Remixes’, which is available as a free download; see kontakte.bandcamp.com/album/snowflake-remixes-free-download-ep, www.facebook.com/pages/kontakte/10237621989 & driftingfalling.com/roster/kontakte/)

22. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change′; see judydyble.com/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjFsrPyC-g & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

23. Winter Bride (5:56) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

24. River Ice (5:32) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

25. Season’s Greet (3:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

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

26. Warm Hearths and Sleeping Cats (3:43) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

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

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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 will be back for the next show, the first 2016 edition of the show, so I hope to see you in the New Year…

Episode 143: Operation Christmas Duff

This is the 143rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show will also be available via Mixcloud here. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’ by The Mediaeval Baebes, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, folktronica, eccentric pop, jazz, psychedelia, classical, avant rock, dream pop 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: 2 hours & 3 mins. Downloaded file is 112.6 MB.

1. December Revisited (7:01) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

2. Sun In the Winter (3:24) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see trwbador.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/trwbador)

3. Blue December (5:11) – Dean Owens (Taken from the album ‘My Town’; see www.deanowens.com/ & www.facebook.com/deanzone1)

4. Poll (1:12) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

5. Do I Have To Do This All Over Again? (2:40) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

6. In Dulci Jubilo (3:02) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

7. River (4:05) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Blue’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom)

8. Christmas Unicorn (12:28) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album Silver & Gold’; see music.sufjan.com/track/christmas-unicorn & sufjan.com/)

9. I Saw Three Ships (3:59) –  Jacob Collier (Available to buy as an electronic download from his bandcamp page; see www.jacobcollier.co.uk/ & jacobcollier.bandcamp.com/)

10. The Coventry Carol (5:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the compilation ‘BARNYARD DRAMA Christmas Singalong Vol. 8′; see; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html & www.barnyardrecords.com/cd%20barnyard%20drama%20xmas.html)

11. Buon Natale (5:05) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

12. The Great Cold (4:51) – Oddfellow’s Casino (Taken from the album ‘The Water Between Us; see oddfellowscasino.com/)

13. Interlude: Snow In April (3:01) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

14. Frost Fayre (3:58) – Sonny (Taken from the album ‘The Spirit Of Elergy; see www.sonnyminimal.com/ & www.facebook.com/sonnyminimal.escentmusic)

15. Gaudete (2:23) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

16. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:57) – John Stebbe (This track is available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also johnstebbe.webs.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

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

17. Inanity Over Christmas (3:53) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Mad Not Mad’; see www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

18. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

19. When Winter Comes (7:08) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice age’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

20. The Angel Gabriel (2:29) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Of Kings and Angels – A Christmas Carol Collection’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes?sk=wall)

21. Winter Deep (3:40) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

22. Reprise/Winter (New Light) (11:59) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

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

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. We’ll be back in January so I hope you’ll join us again then.

Episode 117: The International Christmas Pudding

This is the 117th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show will also be available via Mixcloud here. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘A Winter Gathering’ by Shauna Burns, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, chamber pop, jazz, folk 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: 2 hours. Downloaded file is 109.6 MB.

1. December Alone (4:31) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album, ‘Alien Science’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EarthSizeDiamonds)

2. Winter’s Song (4:10) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘The Stillness of the Sea’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

3. Melting (4:49) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

4. Winter Star (2:35) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

5. Endlessly (4:25) – Mercury Rev (Taken from the album ‘Deserter’s Songs’; see www.mercuryrev.com/ & www.facebook.com/MercuryRev?ref=ts)

6. It Hasn’t Happened Yet (3:50) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

7. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

8. Stop the Cavalry (3:10) – Marillion (Taken from the 2003 fan-club-only Christmas CD Say Cheese!’; see marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

9. Snowbound (4:31) –  Genesis (Taken from the album ‘…And Then There Were Three…’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

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

11. Carol of the Bells (3:52) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

12. Winter Singing (4:44) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/, imaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

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

14. Winter Night (2:52) – Rhys Marsh (Taken from the EP ‘Suspended In A Weightless Wind’; see rhysmarsh.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/suspended-in-weightless-wind/id696205037)

15. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Take Five) (4:06) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Midwinter Born’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller32 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:46) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also johnstebbe.webs.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

17. Winter Comes (3:04) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop)

18. Silent, Silent Night (5:36) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the ‘Winter’ EP; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

19. Silent Night (3:01) – Shauna Burns (Taken from the album ‘A Winter Gathering’; see shaunaburns.com/music/ & www.facebook.com/shaunaburnsmusic; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see www.musicalley.com/)

20. Last Day of Winter (4:39) – i am robot and proud (Taken from the album ‘The Catch & Spring Summer Autumn Winter; see iamrobotandproud.bandcamp.com/album/the-catch-spring-summer-autumn-winter, www.robotandproud.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/iamrobotandproud)

21. I believe in Father Christmas (Music Box cover) (3:30) – Hannah Peel (Hannah’s version of this track does not seem to be legally available online anymore but for more information about Greg Lake see www.greglake.com/ and for Hannah Peel see www.hannahpeel.com/ & www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic)

22. Xmas Fantasy – Silent Night (6:14) – Fran Dagostino (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/ziti; see also frandagostino.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Fran-Dagostino-Band/146779183952)

23. A Winter’s Tale (3:42) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

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

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. We’ll be back in January – there will be one show from Daniel and Rebsie and one from me, so we hope you’ll join us for those.

Episode 91: Christmas Crackers

This is the 91st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘The Christmas Album’ by Keith Emerson, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, chamber pop, jazz, steampunk 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: 2 hours and 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.7 MB.

1. Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh) (1:15) – 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer (Taken from the album, ‘It’s a Chiptune Holiday!’; see 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-chiptune-holiday, 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/ & www.8bitweapon.com/)

2. Northern Lights (3:33) – Renaissance (Taken from the album ‘A Song For All Seasons’; see renaissancetouring.com/)

3. Troika (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

4. Winter Falls (8:30) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see ianneal.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-woods & www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Neal/130308120365154)

5. We Three Kings (3:19) – The Willows (This track can be downloaded for free from www.thewillowsband.co.uk/news plus it’s been included on the 15 track ‘For Folk’s Sake Charity’ CD, which you can download for £7 or buy the CD for £9 via forfolkssake.bandcamp.com/releases  – all proceeds will go to the Evelina children’s hospital; see also www.thewillowsband.co.uk/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-willows/id405298481)

6. Silent Night (4:29) – Matt Stevens (This track is available to buy for just £1 from mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night; see also www.mattstevensguitar.com/ & mattstevens.bandcamp.com/)

7. In The Bleak Midwinter (4:35) – Also Eden (This track is available to download for free via www.alsoeden.com/download_christmas.php – you just need to enter your name & email address; see also www.alsoeden.com/index_main.php & en-gb.facebook.com/alsoeden)

8. Christmas Turkey (3:07) – David Minnick (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/david-minnick)

9. Merry Christmas (I Still Love You) (2:35) –  a.P.A.t.T. (This track is available to buy for just £1 from apatt.bandcamp.com/track/merry-christmas-i-still-love-you; see also www.apatt.com/, apatt.bandcamp.com/ & soundcloud.com/apatt)

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

11. Seafrost (8:59) – Cave In (Taken from the album Antenna’; see www.caveinblog.blogspot.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official)

12. Blizzard Of Lies (6:10) – +1 (Taken from the double-EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

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

14. Solstice Round (3:38) – B.Sue Johnson (Limited release; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

15. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the album ‘Beethoven Jazz, and More!’; see johnstebbe.webs.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/stebbe3 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. The Coventry Carol (5:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the compilation ‘BARNYARD DRAMA Christmas Singalong Vol. 8’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html & www.barnyardrecords.com/cd%20barnyard%20drama%20xmas.html)

17. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

18. Wynter Wakeneth (3:38) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/, en-gb.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

19. Lullay Lulla (2:37) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently commercially available but will be on the forthcoming ‘Albion Mill’ EP; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RebsieFairholm, & www.alchymicalmuse.com/)

20. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (6:50) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

21. The Christmas Goose (3:24) – Sunday Driver (This track is available to buy now from Bandcamp and you can pay whatever you wish, but please be generous – see sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/releases and also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/)

22. Winter Walks the Wood (3:49) – Mark Elliott (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/emp-studio/emp-studio-mark-elliott-winter?in=emp-studio%2Fsets%2Felectric-music-productions#play; see details of Mark’s main musical project, Those Men here – thosemen.co.uk/)

23. A Winter’s Tale (3:42) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see www.julianneregan.net/Julianne_Regan/Welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

24. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (4:03) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Document’; see remhq.com/index.php)

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

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Hopefully I’ll be back in January with a prelude to some special editions of the show focusing on the Best of 2012 and a preview of EppyFest 2. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2012 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

Episode 72: Where Does Santa Claus Go in the Summer?

This is the 72nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ by The Mediaeval Baebes, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, psych folk, chamber pop, jazz, steampunk 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 and 24 minutes. Downloaded file is 76.6 MB.

1. Gentle King (3:51) – Ten point Ten (Taken from the album, ’12 25′; see www.mindawn.com/artists/TenPointTen for one site where you can buy the album as an electronic download)

2. midwinter (4:43) – museum (Taken from their forthcoming debut album; see www.binarymuseum.net/)

3. Winter Is King (5:25) – Mostly Autumn (Taken from the EP ‘Spirits Of Christmas Past’; see www.mostly-autumn.com/2/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mostly-Autumn/153492314670721)

4. The Holly & The Ivy (3:08) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

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

6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!) (0:37) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

7. Frost (5:22) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Untie The Wind’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TellingtheBees)

8. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

9. The Coventry Carol (4:27) –  The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

10. The 12 Days of Progmas (4:56) – Somewhere (A Christmas single from the band; see somewhere.nu/ & soundcloud.com/somewherestrange)

11. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey Lives! (Taken from the album Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

12. Antlers (3:20) – Apparatjik (Taken from the EP ‘4 Can Keep A Secret If 3 Of Them Are Dead’; see apparatjik.com/ & www.facebook.com/apparatjik)

13. Ebenezer’s Carol (3:00) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

14. Jaunty Dogs of Christmas (2:22) – Pete McCabe (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Homeward’; see petemccabe.com & www.discofair.nl/discofair/New_Releases.html)

15. Boar’s Head Carol (2:13) – Alchymical Muse (Special seasonal song released ahead of the forthcoming Alchymical Muse debut album; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & www.reverbnation.com/alchymicalmuse)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also www.johnstebbe.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Veni Veni Bella (3:06) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

18. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

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

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Hopefully I’ll be back in January with a prelude to some special editions of the show focusing on the Best of 2011. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2011 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

I also recently made an appearance on and chose the music for Steve Davis’ excellent Interesting Alternative radio show. Thanks to Steve for inviting me on. If you’d like to hear the show then you can do so by going to www.phoenixfm.com/2011/12/21/downloads-for-the-2011-best-of-and-ian-fairholm-special/

BTW, thanks to regular listener Tony Owen there is now an App for the Eppy Gibbon podcast show: to find it just type ‘Epileptic Gibbon App’ into Google… & don’t forget you can contribute to and comment on shows via the Eppy Gibbon Facebook group.