Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

December 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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. 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)

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.

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

December 15, 2015 at 1:00 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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…

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Episode 143: Operation Christmas Duff

December 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 117: The International Christmas Pudding

December 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 91: Christmas Crackers

December 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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

December 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 60: Too Many Christmas Trees

December 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the 60th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is a festive special, with over an hour of music with a Christmas, Winter Solstice, festive or wintry theme. The feature album this time is ‘The Hollywood Drunks’ Christmas Album’ by (you’ll never guess) The Hollywood Drunks, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles, genres and artists, but all fitted around the seasonal theme. 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 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 75.5 MB.

1. Because The Night Is So Perfectly Full (3:40) – The Temple Cloud Country Club (Available to hear on their Myspace page; see www.myspace.com/thetemplecloudcountryclub, www.last.fm/music/The+Temple+Cloud+Country+Club, & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Temple-Cloud-Country-Club/79114871398)

2. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’ ; see www.echolyn.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn)

3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (3:41) – The Hollywood Drunks (Taken from ‘The Hollywood Drunks’ Christmas Album’; see www.winzenried.org/fr_intro.cfm & www.myspace.com/hollywooddrunks; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

4. Ice Flower (4:27) – Luna Trick (Taken from the album ‘Hoar Frost Sheen’; see www.flowforth.com/lunatrick.html & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LunaTrick)

5. Gaudete (2:12) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Omnis; see www.anuna.ie/ & www.myspace.com/anuna)

6. Lonely Winter (5:10) – Drugstore Fanatics (Taken from the album ‘What’s Born in the Basement’; see www.drugstorefanatics.com/, www.facebook.com/drugstorefanatics & www.myspace.com/drugstorefanatics)

7. Indian Christmas (2:22) – Bruno pitch (Available via his website; see www.brunopitch.com/music.html & www.myspace.com/brunopitch)

8. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (3:13) – Cat Jahnke (Taken from the album ‘O Night Divine’; see www.catjahnke.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CatJahnke & www.myspace.com/catjahnke; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

9. Silent Night (4:06) – Flatland Music Group (See www.flatlandchurch.com/; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

10. Snow Song (2:49) – Sunday Driver (Taken from the album In the City of Dreadful Night; see www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/sundaydriverinuk)

11. We Three Kings of Orient Are (3:10) – The Hollywood Drunks (Taken from ‘The Hollywood Drunks’ Christmas Album’; see www.winzenried.org/fr_intro.cfm & www.myspace.com/hollywooddrunks; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

12. Santa Claus Is Freaking Me Out (2:48) – Lord Weatherby (Single available from www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LordWeatherby; see also www.myspace.com/lordweatherby; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

13. Sonar In Winter (4:25) – Leaving Richmond (Available to hear on the Leaving Richmond Myspace page; see www.myspace.com/leavingrichmond, www.reverbnation.com/leavingrichmond, & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

14. Silent Night (4:26) – Aaron English (See www.aaronenglish.com/ & www.myspace.com/theaaronenglishband; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

15. God Rest Ye Jazzy Gentlemen (2:52) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also www.johnstebbe.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

16. Dead Winter Sleep (7:29) – Fauns (Taken from the album ‘LeafFall’; see www.fauns.de/ & www.myspace.com/faunsmusic)

17. Carol of the Bells (1:57) – The Hollywood Drunks (Taken from ‘The Hollywood Drunks’ Christmas Album’; see www.winzenried.org/fr_intro.cfm & www.myspace.com/hollywooddrunks; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see music.mevio.com)

18. Passing Time (2:26) – The Hipstones (Taken from the album ‘Dreamers’; see www.thehipstones.com.au/ & www.myspace.com/thehipstones)

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!). You may not hear from me for a bit but I’m hoping there will still be a show in January, and hopefully by February I’ll be back with special editions focusing on the Best of 2010. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2010 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

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Episode 39: Dead of Winter

December 24, 2009 at 1:04 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

This is the thirty-ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is a Wintry, festive, seasonal, solstice, Christmas-type special, with well over an hour of the usual eclectic mixture of music on offer but with a festive or seasonal twist. The feature album this time around is Crowe Jam’, a collection of guitar instrumentals by Tennessee guitarist Charlie Crowe. In addition, you’ll hear electronica, psych folk, jazz, prog rock, quirky pop, post rock, experimental music and virtually everything else in between from around the world, including the US, Indonesia 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 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 86.5 MB.

1. The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song (2:54) – Paul and Storm (Available from the website www.paulandstorm.com/ & see also www.myspace.com/paulandstorm; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

2. Shaman Spirit Reindeer of Siberia (5:19) – MagicFolk (Festive/Solstice single available free from www.magicfolk.co.uk; see also www.myspace.com/magicfolk)

3. Not So Silent Night (4:08) – Charlie Crowe (Taken from the album ‘Crowe Jam’; see www.myspace.com/charliecrowe; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

4. Snow (5:16) – Coloma (Taken from the album ‘Love’s Recurring Dream; see www.myspace.com/colomamusic & www.italic.de/)

5. Winterlude (4:07) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Ombra; see www.piasilvi.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi2 & www.myspace.com/piasilvi)

6. Gaudete (2:09) – FFLWCS (Taken from the album ‘In Dulci Jubilo; see www.last.fm/music/FFLWCS/In+Dulci+Jubilo & www.myspace.com/fflwcs)

7. Dark Christmas (2:27) – Justin Routzohn (Taken from the album ‘Inner Dream Machine’; see www.myspace.com/justinr)

8. The Bitter Withy (5:28) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.sonicspongecake.com/ & www.myspace.com/rebsiefairholm)

9. Joy Bounce (2:45) – Charlie Crowe (Taken from the album ‘Crowe Jam’; see www.myspace.com/charliecrowe; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

10. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:56) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also www.johnstebbe.com)

11. One December Night (4:26) – Woodstock Taylor (Taken from the album ‘Wonderful Life’; see www.cupparecords.com/home.html & www.myspace.com/woodstocktaylor; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

12. I Saw A Woman Walking (4:48) – Day For Night (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Day+For+Night)

13. 12 Days of Christmas (6:07) – cLuMsY (I’m not sure where this is taken from but for more details see www.clumsy.info/ or www.myspace.com/clumsyspace; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

14. A Reason (4:06) – 8 (Taken from the compilation album ‘A Very Progressive Christmas Vol.1’; see www.myspace.com/9minus1 for the band & www.mindawn.com/artists/AVeryProgressiveChristmasVariousArtist for the compilation album)

15. Coventry Carol (2:47) – Kim Guy (Currently available on Kim’s myspace page; see www.myspace.com/wyrdguy)

16. Little Drummer Dude (4:14) – Charlie Crowe (Taken from the album ‘Crowe Jam’; see www.myspace.com/charliecrowe; this track was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley – see http://music.mevio.com)

17. Silent Night (11:29) – The Monroe Transfer (Available as a free download via their website; see www.themonroetransfer.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/electricoldwirenoise)

18. Auld Lang Syne (3:27) – Alchymical Muse (Not commercially available; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & www.myspace.com/alchymicalmuse)

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)

So there we have it – another year over and what have you done?! Well, I don’t know about you but I’ve been trying to run a podcast music show! 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 39 episodes. The next episode will be the first of two special ‘best of 2009’ editions, so please do listen in… And all my best wishes to you and yours for the festive season!

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Episode 20: Living In Harmony

December 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

This is the twentieth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is a festive special, with well over an hour of music with a Christmas, Winter Solstice or wintry theme. There is no feature album this time but there is a featured track (more about this below and on the show itself), plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles, genres and artists, but all fitted around the seasonal theme. 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 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.6 MB.

1. Nutcracker March (2:34) – Tincolindo (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/elfdaughter)

2. Speed Skating (8:09) – The Noun (Taken from the album ‘Speed Skating’; see www.thenoun.co.uk & www.myspace.com/thenoun)

3. A Bell In The Valley (Rock version) (3:37) – Bill Grundmann (a.k.a. Smokey VW) (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/SmokeyVW)

4. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’ ; see www.echolyn.com)

5. The Holly and The Ivy (2:06) – DavaJonah (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/davajonah)

6. We Three Kings (SISCOM Mix) (3:42) – Mystified & Bryn (Based around Bryn’s instrumental ‘SISCOM Guru’ which is available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/particledots)

7. Winter (3:53) – Justin Routzohn (Taken from the album ‘Like A Falling Piano’; see www.myspace.com/justinr)

8. A Bell In The Valley (RiX ReMiX) (2:21) – Arachnidzone (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/arachnidzone)

9. Well That’s Christmas (4:23) – Len Gold (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/lengold)

10. Notes of Christmas Past (4:29) – ic42 (Currently exclusively available on this show but soon to be available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/ic42; see also www.myspace.com/ic42ic42)

11. Christmas Bells (2:38) – Richard Schletty & Harold Luper (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/Rocha+Malhada

12. Winter Suite (6:41) – Feter McBlues (Currently exclusively available on this show but likely to be available from www.macjams.com/artist/Feter; see also http://mysite.verizon.net/res8ydyw/theraintroubadoures/index.html)

13. Yeah – Bells! (1:50) – Bud (a.k.a Kevin Jones) (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/bud)

14. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also www.johnstebbe.com)

15. Gabriel’s Message (1:52) – Kristine Johanek (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/kristyjo)

16. Silent Night (3:21) – Mystified & Bryn (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/Mystified)

17. Frost Fayre (3:58) – Sonny (Taken from the album ‘The Spirit Of Elergy’; see www.minimal-escentmusic.com or www.myspace.com/sonnyminimal)

18. A Bell In The Valley (2:20) – Sonny Jim (Currently exclusively available on this show but may become available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/sonnyjim)

19. Ding Dong Merrily (1:38) – DavaJonah (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/davajonah)

20. The Bitter Withy (5:23) – Rebsie Fairholm & Dick Langford (Will be available on the second Rebsie Fairholm album; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ or www.myspace.com/rebsiefairholm)

21. Oh Come Emanuel (5:14) – Scott Carmichael (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/Scott+Carmichael)

22. The Appledore Processional (5:48) – Martyn Kember (a.k.a. Komrade K) (Currently exclusively available on this show but may become available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/Komrade+K; see also www.myspace.com/catonthefiddle)

23. A Bell In The Valley (Three-Style Mix) (4:07) – Abstractreality (Available as a free download from www.macjams.com/artist/abstractreality)

24. The Bitter Cold (7:09) – Headshear (Taken from the album ‘Headshear’; see www.myspace.com/headshear & http://cdbaby.com/cd/headshear)

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

26. 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!) See you for the next two episodes in January, both special editions focusing on the Best of 2008.

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Episode 8: Many Happy Returns

December 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the eighth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is a festive Christmas/Winter Solstice special, with over 60 minutes of Christmas or winter-themed music, hosted by Eppy Gibbon. The feature album this month fits the show’s theme perfectly as it’s ‘Splendour Bright‘ from The Noel Project, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of tracks and artists, including some interesting versions of classic Christmas songs and brand new material too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

1. Silent Night (2:11) – Togawa Tadashi (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Tadashi%20Togawa )

2. Winter Magic (3:22) – Caroline Hoose (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/cjhoose)

3. Coventry Carol (4:40) – Wayne Hinton & God’s House Band (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/waynehinton)

4. You Came, But Not In Splendour Bright (3:46) – The Noel Project (Taken from the album ‘Splendour Bright’; see www.macjams.com/artist/Noel+Project)

5. Snow Is Falling (3:52) – Hannah (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Hannah)

6. Reindeer Rock (1:51) – Dick Langford (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/DWL; see also www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=409319)

7. Hunting In A Winter Wonderland (1:28) – The Invisible Friends (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/blamm; see also www.myspace.com/theinvisiblefriends)

8. God Rest Ye Jazzy Gentlemen (2:52) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also www.johnstebbe.com)

9. Silent Irish Night (Oíche Chiúin) (1:26) – Rebsie Fairholm (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Rebsie; see also www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk)

10. We Three Kings (3:00) – William Owen (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/owendave)

11. O Little Town (1:50) – Pooey (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/pooey)

12. Belle Fugue (2:30) – Drakonis (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/drakonis; see also www.schwansongs.com/)

13. Joy To The World (1:20) – Bing Futch (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/dreadmon; see also www.darkstudios.com/)

14. Mungy Christmas (1:41) – Mungo (Track not currently available but see www.youtube.com/user/Mungo10 for more information about the artist)

15. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (1:42) – TennesseeVic (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/TennesseeVic; see also www.macjams.com/artist/VicDiesel)

16. The Boar’s Head Carol (2:00) – The Noel Project (Revolving Doris) (Taken from the album ‘Splendour Bright’; see www.macjams.com/artist/Noel+Project)

17. Xmas Fantasy – Silent Night (6:14) – Fran Dagostino (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/ziti)

18. Duerme, Niño, Duerme (Sleep, Baby, Sleep) (2:56) – Richard Schletty (See www.schletty.com/sonority.html)

19. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:56) – John Stebbe (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/John+Stebbe; see also www.johnstebbe.com)

20. Carol of the Bells (3:18) – Wayne Hinton & God’s House Band (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/waynehinton)

21. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2:46) – Andre Christopher Murnieks (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/amurnieks)

22. Winterlude (3:24) – Feter McBlues (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Feter; see also http://mysite.verizon.net/res8ydyw/theraintroubadoures/index.html)

23. How to Make Christmas Candy Creations (2:39) – Pooey (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/pooey)

24. Snowy White (3:16) – Sarah Sabatini (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/fairymagic17)

25. Carol of the Bells (2:26) – Ronnie Long (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/ronnielong; see also www.myspace.com/jimmylikesfire)

26. In The Bleak Midwinter (4:11) – The Noel Project (Taken from the album ‘Splendour Bright’; see www.macjams.com/artist/Noel+Project)

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)

I want to say a big thank you to all the artists and all the listeners who have made this show work so far and wish you all the best for the festive season and beyond.

Please send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) See you for the next episode, a special ‘best of 2007’ edition.

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