Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd 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 I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re 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 & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – 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. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – 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)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

22. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

Thanks 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 – 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 we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 192: Death a la Carte

November 2, 2016 at 12:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 192th 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). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. There’s no feature album this time around, but there is a typically eclectic mixture of spooky sounds and terrifying tales. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 42 minutes. Downloaded file is 93.5 MB.

1. Twilight Zone: Theme And Variations (3:38) – Marius Constant, arr Stu Phillips/John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/twilightZone.html)

2. Midnight, The Stars and You (3:28) – Al Bowlly and Ray Noble and His Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Shining – The complete British dance band soundtrack’; see www.memorylane.org.uk/the_al_bowlly_story.htm)

3. Burn The Witch (3:41) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

4. Dawn of the 2D Trees (2:44) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

5. The Unusual Village (6:21) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

6. Your Hidden Dreams (4:59) – White Noise (Taken from the album ‘An Electric Storm’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/an-electric-storm/id259620055 & see this review of the album by Julian Cope: www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1143)

7. Dozy Phantoms (3:34) – 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)

8. Fallen Angels (3:22) – Ra (Taken from the album ‘Duality’; see www.raband.net/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialRA)

9. Fallen Angel (3:06) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (live) (8:49) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘Ummagumma’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

11. We’ve (still) got a ghost (3:32) – DEAD (Taken from the ‘Caturday’ EP; see deadest.bandcamp.com/album/caturday & www.facebook.com/BOOKOFDEAD/)

12. A Cry Within (3:34) – Edmund Sullen (Taken from the compilation album ‘Music For Vampires’; see leerosevere.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-vampires)

13. Young Crescent (4:52) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’ & it’s also available on the album ‘Time And Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

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. America (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see www.discogs.com/artist/259812-The-Nice & www.keithemerson.com/)

16. Green Man (9:19) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s debut album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & there is also a limited edition CD version available for pre-order; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

17. Monster Mash (2:59) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘Tadpoles; see www.bonzodog.co.uk/)

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

19. The Raven That Refused To Sing (7:57) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Count Eppy. 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. The next show will be built around an interview with Mike Kershaw, with lots of music from Mike himself & some of his own choices plus the usual eclectic mixture, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 116: The Removal Men

December 2, 2013 at 2:01 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the one-hundred-and-sixteenth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing’ by Fovea Hex, the ambient darkwave project of Irish singer and pianist Clodagh Simonds (best known for her work with Mellow Candle and Mike Oldfield). There’s also lots more new, old and unusual music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 88.7 MB.

1. Night Before Mutiny (3:30) – Serafina Steer (Taken from the album ‘The Moths are Real’; see www.serafinasteer.com)

2. Empty Vessels (4:57) – Wolf People (Taken from the album ‘Fain; see www.wolfpeople.co.uk)

3. Colony (4:18) – Espers (Taken from the album ‘Espers III; see www.last.fm/music/Espers)

4. Stairs (4:22) – The Beauty of Gemina (Taken from the album ‘Iscariot Blues’; see www.thebeautyofgemina.com)

5. Play Another (4:23) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

6. Strings in the Earth and Air (3:12) – Robin Williamson (Taken from the album ‘Myrhh’; see www.pigswhiskermusic.co.uk)

7. Towards Silence (3:53) – Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian (Taken from the album ‘Lamentations of Swan; see www.azamalimusic.com)

8. Murdoch (5:10) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘On the Shore; no website, but you can read about them on Wikipedia)

9. Hazel Steps (7:40) – In Gowan Ring (Taken from the album ‘Hazel Steps Through a Weathered Home; see www.ingowanring.com)

10. Thick as Thieves (2:45) – Widowspeak (Taken from the album ‘Almanac’; see widowspeak.bandcamp.com)

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

11. Shallow then Halo (5:15) – Cocteau Twins (Taken from the album ‘Garlands’; see www.cocteautwins.com)

12. Frustration (4:11) – Soft Cell (Taken from the album ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’; see www.marcalmond.co.uk)

13. Red and Green (2:40) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Comments of the Inner Chorus; see www.tunng.co.uk)

14. Sweet Tooth (3:31) – Blue Hawaii (Taken from the album ‘Untogether’; see bluehawaii.bandcamp.com)

15. A Hymn to Sulphur (6:05) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

16. Burn Until the End (3:21) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Me Oh My’; see www.catelebon.com)

17. Interlude (4:04) – London Grammar (Taken from the album ‘If You Wait’; see www.londongrammar.com/home/us)

18. Here On In (3:28) – Rachel Zeffira (Taken from the album ‘The Deserters’; see fuckyeahrachelzeffira.tumblr.com)

19. Falling Things (Where Does a Girl Begin) (5:15) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

20. One Half (3:35) – Julianna Barwick (Taken from the album ‘Nepenthe’; see www.juliannabarwick.com)

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. 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. Eppy will be back for the next episode.

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Episode 94: Mr Teddy Bear

January 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the ninety-fourth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature artist is  Eliza Carthy, Yorkshire-born and Edinburgh-based singer, fiddler and songwriter – plus lots more new, old and unusual music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 43 minutes. Downloaded file is 94.8 MB.

1. Valse des Ondines (3:49) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘Songbook Vol 1’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

2. Smoke (5:13) – Moddi (Taken from the album ‘Floriography; see www.moddi.no)

3. Mer (3:51) – Chelsea Wolfe (Taken from the album ‘Apokalypsis; see www.chelseawolfe.net)

4. Time in the Son (3:28) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Red; see www.eliza-carthy.com)

5. The Poet & the Witch (2:52) – Mellow Candle (Taken from the album ‘Swaddling Songs’; see www.myspace.com/mllwcndl & www.janetrecords.com/mc/)

6. Reminder (10:36) – Spontaneous Combustion (Taken from the album ‘Spontaneous Combustion’; see the Esoteric Recordings website)

7. Sofi (3:53) – Sava (Taken from the album ‘Aire; see www.sava-music.de)

8. Paddy’s Lament (5:28) – Sinéad O’Connor (Taken from the album ‘Sean-Nós Nua; see www.sineadoconnor.com)

9. The Captain’s Apprentice/New York Trader (7:49) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending the Dark; see imaginedvillage.com)

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

10. Knife Slits Water (3:57) – A Certain Ratio (Taken from the album ‘Sextet’; see http://acrmcr.com & www.facebook.com/acertainratio)

11. Europop (4:31) – Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Liberation’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com)

12. Third Secret (4:30) – Legendary Pink Dots (Taken from the album ‘Maria Dimension’; see http://legendarypinkdots.org)

13. Blood on My Boots (6:20) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Neptune; see www.eliza-carthy.com)

14. Woods to Conjure (4:02) – Hexvessel (Taken from the album ‘No Holier Temple’; see http://hexvessel.tumblr.com)

15. Thanatos (2:38) – Soap&Skin (Taken from the album ‘Lovetune for Vacuum; see www.soapandskin.com)

16. The Moon Exalted (5:43) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Dr. Dee’; see http://dr-dee.info)

17. The Diver (5:30) – Gravenhurst (Taken from the album ‘Flashlight Seasons’; see http://gravenhurstmusic.com)

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. 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. Eppy will be back for the next episode.

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