Episode 215: Build a Better Mousetrap

September 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 215th 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). This latest show was going to be built around an interview, which unfortunately we’ve had to postpone, so instead you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of musical choices from me, including lots of 2017 tracks, a feature album from 2000 ‘Orion’ by Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Ken Baird, so you’ll hear three tracks from that plus you’ll hear tracks played in tribute to the recently departed Walter Becker & Holger Czukay. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.2 MB.

1. Do It Again (5:57) – Steely Dan (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’; see www.walterbecker.com/ & www.steelydan.com/)

2. Dolphins (4:21) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

3. Always With You (10:24) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

4. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

5. The Sky Turned To Grey (6:05) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

6. Land of Cake and Confusion (11:16) – Darkroom (Taken from the EP ‘New River’;  see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/album/new-river-ep, www.darkroomtheband.net/, & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

7. Too Close For Comfort (4:04) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

8. Pizz Trance (4:49) – Quest Ensemble (Single available to download via qensemble.bandcamp.com/track/pizz-trance; see also www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

9. Fields (4:02) – Ken Baird Feat. Sue Fraser  (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

10. Oh, The Sky (4:50) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

11. Lola (4:22) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

12. L’éléphant (3:14) – Henri Texier (Taken from the album ‘Varech’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/henri-texier-mn0000566436)

13. Endangered Species (6:38) – Esperanza Spalding Feat. Lalah Hathaway (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

14. Rubber Chicken Soup (4:05) – Stryngs (Taken from the album ‘Love & Other Vices’; see stryngs.bandcamp.com)

15. Cookie Man (4:58) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

16. Home (3:04) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

17. Tie Me to the Ground (3:18) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

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

18. Fragrance (4:07) – Holger Czukay (Taken from the album ‘On The Way To The Peak Of Normal’; see www.czukay.com/)

19. Human God (5:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

20. Shadow Walls (9:01) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

21. Lights (4:24) – V Ä L V Ē (Taken from the EP ‘#1 [the theosophical society]’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/1-the-theosophical-society, )

22. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Unreleased track, not currently available; see www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to the show, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back again next time with the very final part of my review of the ‘best of the rest’ of 2016, so expect the usual eclectic mix but with all the fantastic music coming from last year. I hope you’ll be back to listen then.

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Episode 213: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 2

August 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 213th 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). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. There’s no feature album this time but you can expect a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.3 MB.

1. No Shadow Left Behind (2:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

2. Numbers (5:34) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

3. Witchita Lineman (3:08) – Glen Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Witchita Lineman’; see www.glencampbell.com/)

4. Fast Travelling (6:17) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. And When The Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

6. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

7. Birth of an Accidental Hipster (3:31) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

8. ShadowLines (5:31) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

9. Telstar (3:12) – Secret Chiefs 3 (Digital download single available via downloads.webofmimicry.com/album/ur-telstar-the-new-daylight-welcome-to-the-theatron-animatronique; see also www.webofmimicry.com/ & www.facebook.com/secretchiefs3/)

10. The Tigress (4:58) – Varamon (Digital download single available via varamon.bandcamp.com/track/the-tigress; see also soundcloud.com/varamonwww.facebook.com/varamonmusic/)

11. Simp 13 (5:35) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

12. Shetlag (7:27) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

13. Into Dimensions (4:47) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

14. Is She With You? (5:47) – Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL (Taken from the album ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hans-zimmer.com/ & www.junkiexl.com/)

15. The Humours of the Grave (7:56) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

16. Violet Monumental I (4:58) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

17. Violet Monumental II (3:14) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

18. Mirror Eyes (6:44) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

19. M-pyre (3:56) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

20. Please Don’t (4:56) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

21. Poiu (5:56) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

22. The Manc Monk (5:56) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

23. Horizon (3:36) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

24. I Know What I Know (3:31) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

25. Gone 2015 (5:30) – Robert Glasper feat. Pharoahe Monch (Taken from the album ‘Miles Ahead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.robertglasper.com/ & www.facebook.com/pharoahemonch/)

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

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Episode 205: Eppy 10th Birthday: Listener Faves

May 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 205th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show we’ll have the second part of our celebration of the 10th anniversary. I’ll be playing tracks from the favourite bands/artists that have been played over the past 10 years as voted for by you, the listeners. There should be the usual eclectic mixture of music, though of course the final choice of the bands/artists was all up to you. We’ll also have some birthday wishes and exclusive tracks that didn’t make it onto the last show. There’s no feature album on this show, just lots of music from lots of bands and artists that you apparently love just as much as I do. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 57 minutes. Downloaded file is 161.6 MB.

1. Eppy Gibbon (0:26) – I Am Your Autopilot (See www.iamyourautopilot.com/)

2. Eppy Gibbon 10 (0:52) – Joe Deninzon (See www.joedeninzon.com/)

3. Eppy Gibbon ident (0:06) – The Tea Club (See www.theteaclub.net/)

4. I Shall Consume Everything (live) (11:46) – The Tea Club (This is a currently unreleased live version of the song, originally taken from the album ‘Quickly Quickly Quickly’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

5. Love App (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the new album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

6. Rainboy (6:16) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘The Great Leap’; see www.bloodfish.com & phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-leap)

7. Letters (5:55) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

8. Sleeve (5:28) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

9. The Bitter Withy (5:28) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/seven-star-green)

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

11. The Gospel According to Tony Day (2:50) – David Bowie (Originally available as the B-side to the single ‘The Laughing Gnome’, released in 1967, but now available on the deluxe edition of the album ‘David Bowie’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

12. Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist (2:49)Genesis (Taken from the album ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

13. Dance on a Volcano (5:55) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘A Trick of The Tail; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

14. Low Battery (5:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the Animal ChinEP; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

15. Toccata (9:11) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘One-Armed Bandit’; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

16. The Projected Future (4:30) – Karda Estra (Taken from the download version of the album ‘Constellations’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/constellations-d-l-edition, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

17. Free Fall on Tyche (4:51) – Karda Estra (Taken from the new album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

18. Heart of Oak (4:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

19. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

20. He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes (5:06) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

21. Vishnu Schist (5:49) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

22. Aspen (8:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Rare Weather′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

23. After the Dive (3:38) – 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)

24. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

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

26. O Sweet Tomorrow (4:59) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘I Will Be a Pilgrim’; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

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

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

29. White Noise (5:40) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

30. Day of Release (5:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

31. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

32. Derision (6:30) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-light, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, over the past 10 years. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back, but I haven’t decided what the focus will be. I suspect it will be a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) as we haven’t had one of those for a while. I hope you’ll join me for that…

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Episode 197: A long track special

January 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 197th 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 is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The previous show was based around an interview but this current show is a long track special, so there will be lots of epic tracks (& a few slightly less epic ones) for your listening pleasure. There’s no feature album this time, but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music, including lots from 2016 and a few older tracks too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that I’m looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.2 MB.

1. Cowboys And Angels (7:15) – George Michael (Taken from the album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1‘; see www.georgemichael.com/)

2. Nausea (9:34) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

3. Survivor (7:28) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

4. Aspirations (9:31) – Always Almost (Taken from the album ‘God Pounds His Nails’; see www.brettkull.com/ & www.blazemonger.com/GG/Gentle_Giant_Home_Page)

5. When the Door Opens, It Opens On Everything (12:08) – 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)

6. Jack Luminous (17:28) – Voivod (Taken from the album ‘The Outer Limits’; see voivod.net/ & www.facebook.com/Voivod/)

7. Morphogenetic Fields (7:00) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

8. Biaxident (7:41) – Liquid Tension Experiment (Taken from the album ‘Liquid Tension Experiment 2’; see www.facebook.com/ltexperiment/ & www.dreamtheater.net)

9. World of Amphibia (18:14) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light)

10. Switchback (10:13) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

11. Le temps est à la Rage (7:02) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

12. Bound By Gravity (9:29) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

13. Childhoods End (7:11) – Ciaran Hope (Taken from the album ‘Etude in Film Score’; see www.ciaranhope.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/ciaran & www.facebook.com/ciaransmusic)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – 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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking again so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 191: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 3

October 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 191st 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition I return to my review of some of the best music from last year – this is the final part of my 2015 review, honest! There’s no feature album this time around, but across the show we’ll be featuring tracks from a range of great albums and EPs from 2015 (plus one track from 2016), with the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.65 MB.

1. Rattling Bones (5:24) – The Eastern Swell (Taken from the album ‘One Day, A Flood’; see www.theeasternswell.com/www.facebook.com/theeasternswell)

2. Kars 1 (5:27) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

3. Supplicant’s Song (3:12) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the ‘Supplicant’s Song’ EP; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/supplicants-song-single for more details about the EP & iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com for more details about the band)

4. Grass is Greener (4:34) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

5. Distortrait (5:37) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

6. Transmutation (4:59) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

7. 19 (7:53) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

8. Capable of Anything (3:51) – Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, ymusicensemble.com/ & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

9. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 (4:34) – Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, www.nashvillesymphony.org & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

10. Where Is My Mind? (4:05) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

11. Everything You’re Not (3:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. An Atrium (4:46) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see  voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

13. Making Friends (4:52) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘+-’; see mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

14. Zenlike Creature (9:54) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

15. A Noise From The Barn (6:59) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

16. Glass Lake (6:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

17. Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

18. Take You Down (6:34) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

19. The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq (4:22) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

20. Reprise (1:24) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

21. Behold The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (8:16) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

22. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (3:15) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

Thanks 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!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back in a couple of shows’ time, but next time beware as the evil Count Eppy Gibbon will return to introduce his annual Halloween edition of the show, so I hope you’ll join him for some spooky sounds.

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Episode 188: A visit from a certain Ed Wilkins

September 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 188th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show my special guest is my fellow Progzilla Radio presenter Ed Wilkins, and we picked the playlist between us, resulting in an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music. There’s no feature album on this show, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a further tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, as part of our semi-regular 80s feature, and a return to our semi-regular Cats’ Corner feature. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.4 MB.

1. Let Me Fall (3:40) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

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

2. La Coimhthioch fan dtuath (3:50) – Clannad (Taken from the album Crann Úll; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

Chat with my special guest, Mr Ed Wilkins…

3. When The Night Comes (3:22) – Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Taken from the album ‘Alone In The Universe’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffLynne/)

4. Empire Of The Clouds (18:05) – Iron Maiden (Taken from the album ‘The Book Of Souls’; see www.ironmaiden.com/ & www.facebook.com/ironmaiden)

5. The Undone Mother (5:26) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden 1; see foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/the-salt-garden-1, www.facebook.com/foveahex & www.janetrecords.com/)

6. Mammatus (5:34) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the ‘CloudscapesEP; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com, hazalelif.wordpress.com & soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

7. Cubaia (6:23) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’ …

8. And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps (3:12) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Heavy Horses’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

9. Burn Out (10:14) – The Cinematic Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Every Day’; see www.cinematicorchestra.com/, www.facebook.com/cinematicorchestra/ninjatune.net/artist/the-cinematic-orchestra)

10. This Distance (3:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

11. Red: Alone (3:51) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

12. Space Oddity (5:00) – Star One (Taken from the album ‘Space Metal’; see www.arjenlucassen.com/content/ & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=457)

13. Stamping Ground (2:39) – Moondog (Taken from the album ‘Moondog’; see www.moondogscorner.de/)

14. In Clouds (5:52) – Native Dancer (Taken from ‘EP Vol. II’; see nativedancer.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nativedancerofficial/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and of course to Ed Wilkins for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio and choosing so much of the music. 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 should be back for the next show, when I will have another special guest, Mr Stephen Lambe, and together we’ll be previewing this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 187: The Golden Fleece

August 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 187th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is pretty much a standard edition of the show, with an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music on offer. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Ice Age’, the 2014 album by Mike Kershaw, and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, a return to our semi-regular 80s feature, and music from the UK, Mongolia, Sweden, the US and Slovenia. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.03 MB.

1. Mhórag’s Na Horo Gheallaidh (1:44) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

2. For Marmish Part II (14:05) – Floating Points (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.floatingpoints.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/floatingpointswww.facebook.com/floatingpoints)

3. Frame and Glass (8:06) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

4. Humdrum Drivel (3:40) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download or available as a free download if you sign up to her mailing list – see www.musicglue.com/rhain/; see also rhainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/humdrum-drivel & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

5. Revolution (3:23) – Behi (Taken from the album ‘Behi; see www.behibandmongolia.com/ & www.facebook.com/behimusic/?fref=ts)

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

6. Is this the life? (5:36) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

7. Joybringer (3:27) – Manfred Mann’s Earthband (Originally released as a single but later taken from the album ‘Masque’ and also to be found on the reissued version of ‘Solar Flare’; see www.manfredmann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-32182478112/?fref=ts)

8. Planet of the Apes (2:00) – Cyber Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Greatest TV Themes, vol. 2; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cyber-orchestra/id298236182 & www.schifrin.com/)

9. Celebration on the Planet Mars (3:04) – Ron Jarzombek (Taken from the album ‘Happy Hour for a Pack of Screaming Monkeys’; see www.ronjarzombek.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Jarzombek/167584066649910, & www.raymondscott.net/)

10. Life on Mars (3:25) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

11. Rest In Pleasure (4:59) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

12. Hemavati (3:43) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

13. Guardian (5:18) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

14. The Orpheus Pavement (3:25) – Chloe March (Taken from the EP ‘The Orpheus Pavement’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

15. Modus Mats (3:38) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Quake; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

16. Coffee Countdown (4:25) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

17. Gods in Heat (3:22) – Tobacco (Taken from the album ‘Sweatbox Dynasty; see www.tobaxxo.com/www.facebook.com/tobaxxo/?fref=ts)

18. Buaireadh An Phósta (2:53) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

19. Summer in the Sun (5:24) – Gurgles (Taken from the album ‘Gurglefirst?’; see gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com/album/gurglefirst & www.facebook.com/pages/Gurgles/491289104226994)

20. Liberation Theology (4:42) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

21. Mr Death Is Dead (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘If I Hadn’t Become An Artist And A Musician I Would Have Been A Serial Killer Or Killed Myself’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-hadnt-become-an-artist-and-a-musician-i-would-have-been-a-serial-killer-or-killed-myself & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

22. Home of the Brave (8:13) – Polyethylene Pet/+1 (Taken from the album ‘Pop’; see www.precognitiverecords.com & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet

23. Time As Emergent Phenomenon (4:02) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Of Two Minds: The Music of Frederic Chopin and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinplayschopin & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

24. Orange Green (15:24) – Jazoo (Taken from the album ‘Back to Reality’; see www.jazoo.si/en/biografija & www.facebook.com/Jazooband/?fref=ts)

25. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

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

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Episode 184: The Grandeur That Was Rome

July 15, 2016 at 1:17 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 184th 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). Your regular host is taking a short break, as he continues his final preparations for EppyFest 5, so Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. Their choice of feature album is ‘Sub Rosa’, the 2007 album by Mirabilis, and there will be three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.9 MB.

1. Carolan’s Farewell to Music (3:51) – Mark Harmer (Taken from the album ‘Carolan’s Journey’; see www.yourmusic.biz/)

2. Ravnene (2:36) – Folque (Taken from the album ‘Folque’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1152912-Folque)

3. Grey Days (5:20) – Chelsea Wolfe (Taken from the album ‘Abyss’; see www.chelseawolfe.net/ & chelseawolfe.bandcamp.com/album/abyss)

4. Wind & Geige (5:05) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

5. Isis (5:40) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

6. When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe (3:30) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Promenade’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

7. Suantrai (2:43) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/)

8. Eras (4:30) – Juana Molina (Taken from the album ‘Wed 21’; see www.juanamolina.com/)

9. Hollow Ponds (Live) (4:40) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Everyday Robots (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.damonalbarnmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial)

10. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

11. Gedanken (5:16) – Bröselmaschine (Taken from the album ‘Bröselmaschine’; see www.discogs.com/artist/304885-Bröselmaschine)

12. The Candidate (2:11) – Alex Glasgow (Taken from the album ‘Songs of Alex Glasgow Vol.1 & 2’; see www.mawson-wareham.com)

13. Blackbird (3:33) – Martyn Bennett (Taken from the album ‘Aye’; see www.martynbennett.com & realworldrecords.com/artist/1008/martyn-bennett/)

14. Odyle (2:15) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

15. Minerva (4:17) – Synanthesia (Taken from the album ‘Synanthesia’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1060108-Synanthesia)

16. The Sad Skinhead (2:37) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust-pages.com/)

17. Autosleeper (4:48) – Chapterhouse (Taken from the album ‘Whirlpool’; see www.chapterhouse.info/)

18. We are Dreamers (5:21) – Tindersticks (Taken from the album ‘The Waiting Room’; see www.tindersticks.co.uk)

19. Young Parisians [demo version] (2:23) – Adam & the Ants (Taken from the album ‘Antbox; see www.adam-ant.com/ & www.adam-ant.net/contents.html)

20. Nothing to Say (5:16) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Benefit’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

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

21. Apache (2:43) – Southern Death Cult (Taken from the album ‘The Southern Death Cult’; see www.deathrock.com/southerndeathcult/main.html)

22. Marian (5:42) – Sisters of Mercy (Taken from the album ‘First and Last and Always’; see www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com)

23. Le Mariage Anglais  (4:07) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Le Mariage Anglais’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

24. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (4:28) – Sandy Denny (Taken from the album ‘Sandy’; see www.sandydennyofficial.com)

25. Song of Our Despair (4:57) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Clocks Are Like People’; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

26. World Indifferent (4:23) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

27. Refugees (6:26) Van der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other’; see www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk)

28. Al-Juththa (The Corpse) (5:57) Alif (Taken from the album ‘Aynama-Rtama’; see alifmusic.bandcamp.com)

29. Because (2:54) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. 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 should be be back next time, hopefully with a half-term report on the musical year of 2016, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

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Episode 177: Micheal Bearpark Interview 2016

April 1, 2016 at 9:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 177th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud HERE and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but you can expect to hear lots of Darkroom and tracks connected with people that Michael has worked and played with, plus a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 3 hours & 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 185.6 MB.

1. Little April Shower (3:52) – Disney Chorus (Taken from the ‘Bambi (Original Soundtrack); see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/disney-chorus/id6842941)

2. Eyes Can Only Take You So Far (8:25) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

3. Her And The Sea (5:07) – Ulrich Schnauss (Taken from the album ‘A Long Way To Fall’; see  www.facebook.com/ulrichschnauss & soundcloud.com/ulrich-schnauss)

4. Pegasus And Black Coffee (2:44) – Bill Walker And Erdem Helvacioglu (Taken from the album ‘Fields And Fences’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/billwalkeranderdemhelvac)

5. Seydisfjordur (4:34) – Elif Yalvac (This track is available to listen to via soundcloud.com/hazalelif/seyisfjorur; see also soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

6. Unseen Girl (3:15) – Honey Barbara (Taken from the album ‘Wave Grass’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/honeybarbara)

7. Kayleigh (4:04) – Marillion (Taken from the album ‘Misplaced Childhood’; see marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

8. Diamonds And Rust (live) (3:31) – Judas Priest (Taken from the album ‘Unleashed In The East’; see judaspriest.com/www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest)

9. Sing To Me (5:46) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

10. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning (5:23) – Ben Monder & Paul Motian (Taken from the album Amorphae; see www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038752990 & www.benmonder.com/)

11. Autumn Leaves (10:40) – Miles Davis (Taken from the album ‘Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964’; see www.milesdavis.com/)

12. A Stillness At Appomattox (7:08) – Busnoys (Taken from the album By Tapering Torchlight’; see www.tallguyrecords.com/index.htm & soundcloud.com/busnoys1)

13. Newtown (3:50) – The Slits (Taken from the album ‘Cut’; see www.theslits.co.uk/)

14. Mother and Child (1:56) – Maddy Prior (Taken from the album Woman In The Wings; see www.maddyprior.co.uk/)

15. A New Day (3:14) – Mary Margaret O’Hara (Taken from the album Miss America; see www.marymargaretohara.com/)

16. Overture: Atmospheres (2:52) – György Ligeti, South West German Radio Orchestra, Ernest Bour (Taken from the album 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/da5e774b-026a-4117-82a4-11d246c05a8b)

17. Van Den Budenmayer Concerto (4:30) – Zbigniew Preisner (Taken from the album La Double Vie De Véronique; see www.preisner.com/)

18. Duplicity (2:22) – Steve Bingham (Taken from the album Third; see stevebingham.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Bingham/164483443597062)

19. Spencer The Rover (4:12) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘Sunday’s Child; see www.johnmartyn.com/)

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

20. Second Skin (6:51) – The Chameleons (Taken from the album ‘Script Of The Bridge’; see www.thechameleons.com/)

21. Dream of Black Dust (5:22) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

22. Feel (4:11) – Richard Barbieri & Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Flame’; see www.richardbarbieri.net/timbowness.co.uk/)

23. We See The Same Stars Differently (24:40) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘We See The Same Stars Differently’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

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

24. Nada One (5:22) – Heart (Taken from the album ‘Dog & Butterfly’; see www.heart-music.com/)

25. Weep, O Mine Eyes (2:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently available to buy but you can listen to it again via soundcloud.com/rebsiefairholm; see also www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be returning to my review of the music of 2015, specifically focusing on some great music from last year that didn’t feature in my top 31 countdown, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 174: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 2

February 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 174th 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). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, starting this time at number 20 & moving down to 11, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.6 MB.

1. Babylon (4:08) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

2. Steer By The Stars (3:51) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

3. Lionsong (6:09) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

4. Atom Dance (8:11) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

5. I Broadcast (2:52) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

6. Pyongyang (5:47) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

7. Factory of Fractals (8:20) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

8. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. Rainwashed (5:06) – 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)

10. Vapour (9:05) – 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)

11. A Painter’s Brush (3:23) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

12. Arms Wide To The Sky (3:25) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

13. Voices from California (7:34) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

14. Sentinel’s Reprise: The Exit Interview (5:13) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

15. Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (7:29) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

16. Men of the World (7:14) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

17. Tidal Weight (3:59) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

18. Drips (4:24) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

19. Terrain (4:28) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

20. Heavy Eyes (5:07) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I will be presenting the third part of my countdown of my very favourite albums of 2015, covering the wonderful albums at numbers 10 through to 1. I hope you’ll join me then.

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