Episode 273: It’s A Wonderful Job

This is the 273rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the excellent previous show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘Silent Night’, the 2011 album by the Nashville based harpist/singer/songwriter Timbre, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2019, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. 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 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 126.3 MB.

1. The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song (2:54) – Paul and Storm (Available to buy as a download from the website www.paulandstorm.com/)

2. The Lamb (Variant) (3:46) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

3. Carol of the Bells (5:33) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

4. 6:00 (5:32) – Dream Theater (Taken from the album ‘Awake’; see www.dreamtheater.net)

5. Narnia (4:07) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Please Don’t Touch’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

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

6. The Holly And The Ivy (3:07) – Jon Anderson (Taken from the album ‘3 Ships’; see www.jonanderson.com)

7. 50 Words For Snow (8:31) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘50 Words For Snow’; see www.katebush.com/)

8. Tundra (for Cello & Double Bass) (6:53) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Lone Wolf Tone’; see lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/lone-wolf-tone & www.flowforth.com/)

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

10. Let It Snow (2:46) – Magnet (Taken from the ‘Minus’ EP; see www.magnetmusic.no/)

11. Asleep Under The Winter Stars (5:43) – Winterhelm (Taken from the EP ‘At The End Of Autumn’; see hermitmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-end-of-autumn)

12. Figgy Pud (3:40) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

13. Christmas With The Devil (4:32) – Spinal Tap (Taken from the album ‘Break Like The Wind’; see spinaltapfan.com/)

14. This Winter’s Child (4:32) – Potter’s Daughter (CD Single; see pottersdaughterband.com & officialpottersdaughter.bandcamp.com/album/this-winters-child)

15. The Frozen Palace at Mt. Glyph (3:40) – Stig (Taken from the album ‘The Unrealist’; see stigmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-unrealist & www.facebook.com/stigwave)

16. What Child Is This? (6:12) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

17. Percy The Penguin (3:43) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Stackridge’; see jameswarrensongwriter.uk/stackridge)

18. The North Wind Doth Blow (3:06) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

19. Christmas Crossword (2:13) – Penny Klein (Taken from the album ‘The Surround Christmas Album’; see the-surround.bandcamp.com/album/the-surround-christmas-album)

20. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:57) – John Stebbe (This track is not currently available to download but for more jazz piano Christmas music see www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

21. Sleigh Ride (1:59) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

22. Gaudete (3:58) – Heather Findlay Quartet (Single, not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.heatherfindlay.co.uk)

23. Snow Feather (5:36) – Surya Kris Peters (Taken from the album ‘The Hermit’; see electricmagicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-hermit)

24. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (4:39) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

25. A Winter’s Tale (5:13) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Last Autumn’s Dream’; see www.jadewarrior.com/hindex.htm)

26. Ave Maria (3:25) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the album ‘Frank Sinatra: Christmas Songs’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

27. Here Comes The Sun (3:06) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Abbey Road’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

28. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow (3:22) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-lovely-day-tomorrow; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

29. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Not currently available to download)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. All the very best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time with lots of great 2019 music, plus a feature album from 2015, and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so I hope to see you then.

Episode 260: The Thirteenth Hole

This is the 260th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks very much to Rebsie & Daniel for kindly standing in for me on the last show, but your usual Eppy Gibbon host returns this time around. We have a feature album for this show, ‘More Once More’, the 1997 debut album from Finneus Gauge, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know and quite a lot that you won’t.  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 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 131 MB.

1. Blake’s Seven (4:26) – Mark Ayres (based on the original composition by Dudley Simpson) (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5943aeae-1abd-4fb4-82f7-88125d122b21 & watchingblakes7.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/dudley-simpson-and-a-bit-about-his-music-for-blakes-7/)

2. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

3. Lavender’s Blue (3:04) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

4. Sunflower (2:18) – Vampire Weekend feat. Steve Lacy (Taken from the single ‘Father of the Bride’; see www.vampireweekend.com & www.facebook.com/VampireWeekend/)

5. Homecoming (5:51) – Quicksilver Night feat. Meagan Finning & Jason Cale (Taken from the ‘Presque Vu’ EP; see quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com & quicksilvernightproductions.com/)

6. Press The Flesh (7:43) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

7. Soleil Soleil (6:18) – Ilya (Taken from the album ‘They Died for Beauty’; see ilyasounds.bandcamp.com/album/they-died-for-beauty-album-and-eps-2003 & ilyasounds.com/)

8. Daughter Of Mars (3:40) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

9. Dance Of The Earth (3:55) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

10. There Was a Crooked Man (2:53) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

11. Tree (6:35) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

12. King Of The Chord Change (5:41) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

13. Latin Radio Motion (4:42) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

14. Readying to Rise (legs) (5:07) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

15. Open Circuit (1:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

16. I’ll Pay (6:23) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

17. 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/)

18. Don’t You Want Love (3:54) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

19. Tell You What I See, She Said (5:49) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

20. Clouds (single edit) (5:10) – Midnight Sun (Taken from the album ‘Dark Tide Rising’; see midnightsun7.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

21. Salvation (6:21) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

22. Scared Animal (6:10)  – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

23. The Lark Ascending (14:09) – Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.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 next time with an atypical show, a musical tribute to my Dad who sadly passed away recently. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 176: Matt’s Mix-Tape

This is the 176th 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). I’m taking a break from my review of the musical year of 2015 to do something a little different. This will be a mix-show, so there won’t be much talking from me, but rather there will be longer strings of tracks mixed together. We have a feature album for the first time in a while, Boards of Canada‘s terrific 1998 album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’. Other than that you can expect tracks played in tribute to the late great Sir George Martin & Keith Emerson, 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: 1 hour & 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.6 MB.

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

2. In My Life (2:28) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Rubber Soul’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

3. La Femme D’Argent (7:11) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

4. Rectify Me (2:45) – 3 Ant Riot (Taken from the compilation album ‘Organ Radio 19: Hold My Goddamn Finger Suzie, That Big Ugly Shark Is Back In The Pool…’; this is not easily available to buy but you might find it on eBay or maybe see organthing.com/ for more details)

5. Bocuma (1:36) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

6. Roygbiv (2:31) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

7. La Conduite (3:50) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Vox’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

8. The Space Between (6:01) – Zero 7 (Taken from the album ‘When It Falls’; see www.facebook.com/Zero7/)

9. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (1:48) – Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘What’s the ugliest part of your body?′; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

10. Lonely Soul (8:57) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

11. Kaini Industries (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

12. High On Sunday 51 (3:16) – Aimee Mann (Taken from the album Lost in Space’; see aimeemann.com/www.facebook.com/AimeeMann/)

13. A Lady of a Certain Age (5:48) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Victory for the Comic Muse’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

14. Che (3:05) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album Valentine; see www.royharper.co.uk/www.facebook.com/harperroy/)

15. Jerusalem (2:48) – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Taken from the album Brain Salad Surgery; see www.emersonlakepalmer.com/)

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

16. Shake The Disease (4:45) – Depeche Mode (Taken from the album The Singles 81→85; see www.depechemode.com/ & www.facebook.com/depechemode)

17. Paysans Sans Peur (1:19) – Malicorne (Taken from the album Balançoire en Feu; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

18. Rabbit In Your Headlights (6:21) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

19. Red Rice (4:20) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Red; see www.eliza-carthy.com/www.facebook.com/elizacarthy & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/19205396-3f90-4a8b-b085-a795df242a62)

20. It’s Behind You (6:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/matt-baber/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

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

22. Jacksons, Monk And Rowe (3:43) – Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet (Taken from the album ‘The Juliet Letters’; see www.elviscostello.com/ & www.brodskyquartet.co.uk/)

23. God Speed the Plough (5:29) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

24. My Descent Into Madness (3:55) – Eels (Taken from the album ‘Electro-shock Blues’; see www.eelstheband.com/www.facebook.com/THEEELS)

25. Buffalo Ballet (3:26) – Dawn of the Replicants (Taken from the single ‘Science Fiction Freak’; see dawnofthereplicants.bandcamp.com/)

26. You Make It Easy (4:02) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

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, built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, so I hope you’ll join me then.