Episode 289: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 3

This is the 289th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We start this show on a sad note, as we reflect on the recent and very sad news of the death of the legendary Judy Dyble and there will be a much longer tribute to her on a future show. With the rest of this show I’m continuing my round up of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘The Noise Is Unrest’, from the ambient, improvisational, instrumental duo Darkroom, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.2 MB.

1. Marianna (4:17) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Earth Is Sleeping’; see judydyble.com/, hyperurl.co/EarthIsSleeping & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

2. Once Proud Eyes/Haumea (17:35) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

3. Of My Hands (7:05) – Greg Foat (Taken from the album ‘The Mage’; see gregfoat.bandcamp.com/album/the-mage & www.facebook.com/thegregfoatgroup/)

4. Beneath The Surface (5:02) – Maria Chiara Argirò (Taken from the album Hidden Seas’; see mariachiaramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-seas & www.mariachiaramusic.com)

5. 9-Green (6:23) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘Arc’; see diagonal.bandcamp.com/album/arc & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

6. Inside Out (4:30) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

7. Losing Our Precision (9:22) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

8. New In The Old Form (5:52) – Mono Sources (Taken from the album ‘Mono Sources’; see monosources.bandcamp.com/album/mono-sources & www.facebook.com/monosources/)

9. Caroline, No (4:54) – Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Valve Bone Woe’; see chrissiehynde.tmstor.es, chrissiehynde.com/solo & www.facebook.com/chrissiehynde/)

10. Sanguis, Part 2 (6:56) – Staalklang (Track available as a digital download from staalklang.bandcamp.com/album/sanguis; see also www.staalklang.com & www.facebook.com/Staalklang/)

11. Area Under A Curve (5:33) – Astrid Sonne (Taken from the EP ‘Cliodynamics’; see astridsonne.bandcamp.com/album/cliodynamics & www.facebook.com/astridsonne94/)

12. Celestia (4:34) – Diagonal (Taken from the album ‘Arc’; see diagonal.bandcamp.com/album/arc & www.facebook.com/diagonalband)

13. Sea Song (6:20) – Maria Chiara Argirò (Taken from the album Hidden Seas’; see mariachiaramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-seas & www.mariachiaramusic.com)

14. Muknado (akustisk live) (4:31) – Knekklectric (Taken from the ‘Maskinelt Utbeina EP’; see knekklectric.bandcamp.com/album/maskinelt-utbeina-ep & www.facebook.com/knekklectric)

15. Orbiting (4:14) – Mono Sources (Taken from the album ‘Mono Sources’; see monosources.bandcamp.com/album/mono-sources & www.facebook.com/monosources/)

16. Burnt Offerings (6:28) – Rise (Taken from the album ‘Strangers’; see www.jobethyoung.com & www.facebook.com/jobethyoung)

17. Sin é (4:40) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

18. Serene/Never The Same Way Once (18:57) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Noise Is Unrest’; see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com & darkroomtheband.net/)

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 I’ll be paying tribute to the maestro himself, the late great Ennio Morricone, who sadly passed away on the 6th of July. On that show you’ll hear tracks composed and influenced by Morricone, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

This is the 179th 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). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 this show celebrates the Eppy Gibbon show’s ninth anniversary and previews my own upcoming live music event, EppyFest 5. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Come To Me’ , the debut album by the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet who are on at this year’s EppyFest. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other five bands/acts on at EppyFest, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. And When the Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

2. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

3. Two (3:01) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Spinning the Compass; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/spinning-the-compass-2016-remaster, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. Bicycle Day (15:10) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

5. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

6. 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/)

7. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

8. 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)

If you’d like to see William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

9. Miracle (4:55) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

10. Two Eyes (4:20) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – 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/)

12. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

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

14. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – 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/)

15. I Am A Summer Night (8:57) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth And All The Universes; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-and-all-the-universes & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Mandragora (6:30) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

17. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/ – both links will give you information about Judy’s brand new autobiography, ‘An Accidental Musician’)

18. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

19. Time For The Music (3:46) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

20. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. 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 interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 177: Micheal Bearpark Interview 2016

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.

Episode 137: Michael Bearpark Interview

This is the 137th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show I’m chatting with Michael Bearpark, he of Henry Fool, Darkroom & live No-Man performances, who will be choosing most of the music, plus we’ll have tracks from his assorted musical projects. I’ll also be bringing you some tracks from some new 2014 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 162.96 MB.

1. Never Did Me Harm (4:13) – Nick Tann (Taken from the album ‘3 AM; see nicktann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nicktannsbandpage)

2. Westminster (3:06) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the ‘Ghost Of FoodstoolEP; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

3. Little Things (5:08) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the ‘Little ThingsEP; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack)

4. Jazz Monkey (3:03) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Henry Fool; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

Interview with Michael Bearpark…

5. Tranceportation (5:53) – Sonar (Taken from the album ‘Static Motion′; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/static-motion & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/sonar.html)

6. Some of These Numbers Mean Something (6:17) – Darkroom (Taken from the album Some of These Numbers Mean Something; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

7. Sanctuary Part 2 (edit) (6:07) – Robert Reed (Taken from the album ‘Sanctuary; see tmr-web.co.uk/robreedsancturay/Blank.html & robertreed.bandcamp.com/releases)

8. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album Gravity’s Dirty Work; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

9. There’s A Light Beyond These Woods (4:35) – Nanci Griffith (Taken from the album ‘There’s A Light Beyond These Woods’; see www.nancigriffith.com/ & www.facebook.com/NanciGriffith)

10. Total Control (5:55) – The Motels (Taken from the album ‘Classic Masters′; see themotels.com/ & www.the-motels.info/)

11. Dancing for You (5:59) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. Aqua (4:59) – Dvwb (Taken from the album ‘Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)’; see www.because.tv/en/ & soundcloud.com/experimedia/va-cosmic-machine-a-voyage)

13. Dreamer’s Song (4:10) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Henry Fool; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

14. Thank You Very Much (3:02) – Kevin Ayers (Taken from the album ‘The Confessions Of Doctor Dream And Other Stories’; see www.kevin-ayers.com/ & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers)

15. I Love You All (Radio Mix) (3:52) – The Soronprfbs feat. Michael Fassbender (Taken from the album ‘Frank (Music and songs from the film)’; see frank-film.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soronprfbs/567876969991863)

16. Deceiver (5:17) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Subculture Logic; see retic.bandcamp.com/album/subculture-logic & www.facebook.com/reticface)

17. Autumn in flashbacks (3:22) – Soiled /Marcus H (Taken from the album ‘Splices and Phases; see elmlodgerecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/splices-and-phases, marcushmusic.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 & soundcloud.com/soiled)

18. There is a World Without You (4:44) – Memory Drawings (Taken from the album ‘There is No Perfect Place; see hibernaterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/there-is-no-perfect-place, memorydrawings.bandcamp.com/, www.memorydrawings.blogspot.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/MemoryDrawings)

Many, many thanks to Michael Bearpark for the interview and thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a show largely focusing on 2014 releases, plus a few oldies, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And I hope to see some of you at this year’s Summer’s End.