Episode 242: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 242nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is part 2 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic musical mixture from last year. As part of this we have a feature album, which is ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’, the 2017 toytronica album by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, aka Twink The Toy Piano Band, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, all from 2017. 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 123.51 MB.

1. Dinas (4:40) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep, www.facebook.com/bendith4/, & bendith.cymru/)

2. Glass (4:23) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/)

3. Holy Waters (5:37) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the ‘Holy Waters’ EP; see greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/holy-waters-ep & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/

4. Step Right Up (2:24) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

5. Year Of The Funky (3:36) – Bei Bei and Shawn Lee (Taken from the album ‘Year Of The Funky’; see beibeishawnlee.bandcamp.com & www.beibeizheng.com/main/Home.html)

6. Going Somewhere (8:14) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

7. Ophelia (5:44) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

8. Winds Of The Sky (5:49) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Nels Cline) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)

9. Fides Tua (4:51) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Birmingham (4:39) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Star Roving (5:39) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

12. Wonder Wheel (2:19) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. The Baptism (5:20) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com/track/the-baptism; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

14. Distant Song (5:32) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

15. Bullet Proof (4:10) – This Is The Kit (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine Freeze’; see thisisthekit.co.uk/www.facebook.com/thisisthekit/)

16. Future Forever (4:48) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Utopia’; see bjork.com/splash/ & www.facebook.com/bjork/

17. Move With Me (5:16) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the album ‘The Cleansing’; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleansing, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

18. The Strangers’ House (11:26) The Radiophonic Workshop (Taken from the album ‘Burials In Several Earths’; see radiophonicworkshop.bandcamp.com/album/burials-in-several-earths & www.facebook.com/theradiophonicworkshop/)

19. Karma Market (2:45)  Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

20. Beautiful Play (4:12) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Julia Holter) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)  

21. Glass 2 (5:00) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/

22. Cân Am Gariad (3:56) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep & bendith.cymru/)

23. Falling Ashes (8:01) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

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 again next time for another of my TV themes specials, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 237: Nice and Easy Does It

This is the 237th 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. 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 show had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, but you probably won’t tell the difference (make of that what you will!). I’ll be focusing largely on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘The Best of The Nice’, the 1993 compilation covering highlights of the English progressive rock band The Nice so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s a final nod to EppyFest 7 which is very nearly upon us. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 133 MB.

1. Flowers In The Rain (2:42) – The Move (Taken from the album ‘Move (2016 Remastered & Expanded Esoteric Recordings Edition)’; see www.brumbeat.net/move.htm & www.roywood.co.uk/

2. The Magnificent Moon (8:52) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife

3. The Latest News (4:13) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

4. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

5. Perfect Babies (4:43) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: vol. 0’; see 3rdegree.bandcamp.com/album/ones-zeros-vol-0, www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Landing.htmlwww.facebook.com/3RDegree)

6. A Sick Boy (9:44) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. Manhoo (5:00) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

8. Heavenly Bodies (5:13) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. Verdant (3:45) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

10. Journey By Water (3:58) – Entourage (Taken from the album ‘Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes, 1972-1977’; see tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/ceremony-of-dreams-studio-sessions-outtakes-1972-1977 & wallmatthewsmusic.com/)

11. To Asia (3:24) – After The Flood (Taken from the album ‘After The Flood’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/after-the-flood)

12. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Neil Campbell from After The Flood at EppyFest 7 on 27th July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

13. America and Second Amendment (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

14. Titanic (4:15) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘Pluto’; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/pluto & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Answerphone (3:09) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Earth Is Sleeping’; see judydyble.com/, hyperurl.co/EarthIsSleeping & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

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

16. Elephant Talk (4:43) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘Discipline’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

17. Still Fighting Gravity (5:24) – Argos (Taken from the album ‘Unidentified Dying Objects’; see argos.bandcamp.com/album/unidentified-dying-objects & www.facebook.com/Argos.Band.Germany/)

18. Revealed As A True Future Tyrant (5:30) Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

19. Clarity (3:59) – The Kentish Spires (Taken from the album ‘The Last Harvest’; see thekentishspires.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/TheKentishSpires/)

20. England 2 Columbia 0 (3:46) Kirsty MacColl (Taken from the album ‘Tropical Brainstorm′; see www.kirstymaccoll.com)

21. Think Inside The Box (8:08) – Esse Quam Videri (Taken from the album ‘Untold Stories’; see eqv.lnk.to/untoldstories & www.facebook.com/essequamvideri7/)

22. Lallulow (4:49) – Todd Tobias & Chloe March (Single, currently available to download via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/lallulow and taken from the forthcoming album ‘Amialluma’; see also www.chloemarch.co.uk/, toddtobiasmusic.bandcamp.com & www.hiddenshoal.com/project/todd-tobias/)

23. Together (8:32) – Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

24. Hang on to a Dream (4:48) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

25. Good Man (7:52) Husky Rescue (Taken from the album ‘Country Falls’; see shop.elcaminorecords.com/collections/all & www.facebook.com/huskyrescueofficial/)

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. We’ll see you for a new show after EppyFest 7, covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

Episode 225: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 225th 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. 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). Your regular host returns this time and I’ll be catching up on some music news as well as continuing with my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2017. On this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album 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.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.5 MB.

1. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

2. Truck (4:05) – The Fierce And The Dead (Single from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/track/truckwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

3. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see  www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith for the campaign to raise money for Tim’s healthcare costs & otherwise go to www.cardiacs.net)

4. Legend Of A Mind (6:36) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/

5. Zombie (5:06) – The Cranberries (Taken from the album ‘No Need To Argue’; see www.cranberries.com/site/ & www.darkofficial.com/site/)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 20-11) from here…

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

7. Brief Encounter (4:59) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

8. Chinese Brainworm (Taenia Solium) (4:49) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

9. The Monday Club (7:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Charlie’s Kitchen (7:43) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

11. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

12. Impletit la 5 (4:58) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

13. Cararea (7:24) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

14. Panic amongst the Dragonflies (4:42) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Moonbow (5:34) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

16. Objects to Place in a Tomb (5:28) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

17. Beyond Dialogue (6:42) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

18. Skin (4:08) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill)

19. Philomela (5:21) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

20. Orchardie (4:26) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Signal Flow (4:13) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

22. Grow (4:40) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

23. Traveler (5:25) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

24. An Intention (4:01) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

25. To Feel Your Best (6:20) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

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. Eppy will be back next time with more of his best albums of 2017, specifically counting down his top 10 albums of last year, so you’ll definitely want to be back for that.

Episode 222: Esprit de Corps

This is the 222nd 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). Your regular host is back to bring you a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix to help you see out 2017. The feature album is from 2004, ‘Has Been’, by William Shatner so you’ll hear three tracks from this remarkable (& surprisingly good) album. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including some teasers about Eppy‘s favourite albums of 2017 and a preview of next year’s EppyFest 7. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 116.9 MB.

1. The 32nd Path (6:19) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

2. Common People (4:41) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

3. Eagle Nebula (9:11) – 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/)

4. Mercury Trick (3:07) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

5. Fukushima Surfer Boys (3:42) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

6. Futures (4:27) – V Ä L V Ē (Taken from the EP ‘#1 [the theosophical society]’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/1-the-theosophical-society)

7. Chapelle lunaire (6:53) – Miriodor (Taken from the album ‘Signal 9’; see miriodor.com/, cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/signal-9 & www.facebook.com/miriodor?fref=ts)

8. Sleepcloud (5:20) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

9. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Firefly Burning will be on at EppyFest 7 along with Gong, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Doris Brendel, Sanguine Hum (acoustic) and more over 27th & 28th July, 2018, in Cheltenham. For more details and tickets go to eppyfest.co.uk/

10. Glass Hillside (4:54) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Painted Ruins’; see grizzly-bear.net & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear/)

11. I Can’t Get Behind That (3:00) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

12. Harvest Festival (4:15) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘Apple Venus Volume 1’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

13. Overture Part Two (2:05) – Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album Heavy Jugs to the Moon’; see www.johnnyunicorn.com/ & johnnyunicorn.bandcamp.com)

14. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

15. Afterglow (3:45) – mouse on the keys (Taken from the ‘Top Shelf 2017 Sampler’ but also available on the album ‘Out of Body’; see topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/2017-samplertopshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-body & mouseonthekeys.net/)

16. Megaton Bingo (6:25) – The Night Programme (Taken from the album ‘Audition’; see dementio13.com/album/audition, dementio13.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

17. This Is Not A Fire (5:06) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

18. Destiny Repeats Itself (7:24) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

19. White Blindness (3:10) – The Hare and Hoofe (Single available via thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/track/white-blindness; see also thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

20. No Game (4:14) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Together (5:40) – William Shatner (Taken from the album ‘Has Been’; see williamshatner.com/ws/)

22. Song for Guy (6:50) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘A Single Man’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! 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 again for the first show of 2018, so we hope you’ll be back too to see how he kicks off the new year.

Episode 220: The Charmers

This is the 220th 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). Your regular host is currently occupied with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘Monsters and Mad Things’ by Marvin B. Naylor. You can also 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 & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 121 MB.

1. Sennen (2:38) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

2. The Way I Feel (4:47) – Fotheringay (Taken from the album ‘Fotheringay’; see www.fotheringay.com/the-band)

3. Egyptian Kings (5:52) – Brainticket (Taken from the album ‘Celestial Oceans’; see brainticketband.com)

4. Dove, Pearl, Priest (2:32) – The Valerie Project (Taken from the album ‘The Valerie Project’; see www.dragcity.com/artists/the-valerie-project)

5. Other (3:32) – Alison Moyet (Taken from the album ‘Other’; see alisonmoyet.com)

6. Sunrise on Aristarchus (3:11) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Monsters and Mad Things’; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

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

7. A Storm of Cats (2:35) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘313’; see www.bloodfish.com)

8. Body to Space (5:34) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘313’; see www.bloodfish.com)

9. K (5:17) – Cigarettes After Sex (Taken from the album ‘Cigarettes After Sex’; see www.cigarettesaftersex.com)

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

10. Hazy Daze (3:18) – Chris & Cosey (Taken from the album ‘Techno Primitiv’; see www.chrisandcosey.com)

11. Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne (3:22) – Suicide (Taken from the album ‘Suicide’; see www.discogs.com/artist/31055-Suicide)

12. Peace Within the Valley (4:54) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Monsters and Mad Things’; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

13. She Sung of Love (4:58) – Katharine Blake (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Flower’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com)

14. Mourning Sound (4:29) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Painted Ruins’; (see grizzly-bear.net)

15. Summer Smoke (6:35) – Cemeteries (Taken from the album ‘The Wilderness’; (see speakinghorrors.bandcamp.com)

16. A Norman Soldier (2:23) – Mark Fry (Taken from the album ‘Dreaming with Alice’; see www.markfry.co.uk)

17. Erwachen (4:06) – Hölderlin (Taken from the album ‘Hölderlins Traum’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=150)

18. National Trust (3:25) – Project Adorno (Taken from the album ‘Shine Bright on Thursdays’; see www.projectadorno.net)

19. Tea at Five (4:31) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Neptune’; see www.eliza-carthy.com)

20. An Bhanaltra (4:53) – Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree (Taken from the album ‘The Soup and the Shilling’; see www.discogs.com/artist/475035-The-Magickal-Folk-Of-The-Faraway-Tree)

21. Rocking Horse (3:40) – Kelli Ali (Taken from the album ‘Rocking Horse’; (see www.kelliali.com)

22. Devotion (3:50) – Between (Taken from the album ‘And the Waters Opened’; (see www.p-m-hamel.de/peter-michael-hamel–english.html)

23. The Days Don’t Feel the Same (5:21) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘King of the Down’; (see www.archgarrison.co.uk)

24. Persephone Dreams Alone (5:16) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Monsters and Mad Things’; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

25. The Ballintore Fancy (3:34) – The Bothy Band (Taken from the album ‘Old Hag You Have Killed Me’; (see www.discogs.com/artist/918802-The-Bothy-Band)

26. Canticles of the Sun and Moon (5:41) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; (see www.annedudley.co.uk)

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 will be back next time with his special festive edition of the show, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that.

Episode 200: A-Z Special

This is the 200th edition (woohoo!) 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). We take a short break from Eppy’s countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016 to celebrate the 200th episode of Eppy Gibbon. Eppy has teamed up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alchymical Muse to put together an A-Z special, to present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. As we move through the alphabet you’ll find an artist or band representing each of the 26 letters. There’s no feature album but the show offers a typically eclectic mixture of music, including a tribute to the late, great John Wetton. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers. 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 & 11 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.4 MB.

1. On The Bound (5:24) – Fiona Apple (Taken from the album ‘When The Pawn…’; see www.fiona-apple.com/ & www.facebook.com/fionaapple/)

2. Hello Mabel (2:46) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse; see www.bonzodog.co.uk/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

4. Pol in G (3:02) – The Durutti Column (Taken from the album ‘Vini Reilly’; see www.thedurutticolumn.com/index.php)

5. Heart of the Sunrise (3:53) – Electric Würms (Taken from the album ‘Musik, die schwer zu Twerk’; see bellaunion.com/2014/06/electric-wurms-musik-die-schwer-zu-twerk/)

6. Far From Here (4:01) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

7. Museum (4:35) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2′; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

8. King Of The Fairies (3:30) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘Dancehall Sweethearts’; see www.horslips.ie)

9. Leif Erikson (4:00) – Interpol (Taken from the album ‘Turn On the Bright Lights’; see  interpolnyc.com/news & www.facebook.com/interpol)

10. Lick Your Fingers Clean (2:47) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the boxed set ‘20 Years Of Jethro Tull: The Definitive Collection’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

11. The Great Deceiver (4:03) – King Crimson (Taken from the album Starless And Bible Black; see www.johnwetton.com/, www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

12. The Man I Wanted (3:08) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Cyrk’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

13. Quand j’étais chez mon père (3:45) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Almanach’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

14. White Lady (5:43) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

15. I Was A Landscape In Your Dream (3:07) – Of Montreal (Taken from the album ‘The Sunlandic Twins’; see www.ofmontreal.net/ & www.facebook.com/ofmontreal/)

16. Alec Eiffel (2:50) – Pixies (Taken from the album ‘Trompe le Monde’; see www.pixiesmusic.com/www.facebook.com/pixiesofficial/)

17. Hanging Tree (3:06) – Queens Of The Stone Age (Taken from the album ‘Songs For The Deaf’; see qotsa.com/ & www.facebook.com/QOTSA/)

18. Rarefy (6:12) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Saturn Day Trajectory’; see retic.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/reticface, & soundcloud.com/retic)

19. Radio Song (6:32) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

20. The Garden Of Jane Delawney (4:06) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘The Garden Of Jane Delawney; no website, but you can read about them on Wikipedia)

21. Soulcoffee (4:14) – Underdog (Taken from the album ‘Keep Calm; see www.underdogmusic.it/ & www.facebook.com/underdogband)

22. Offertory Song (5:28) – The Violet Hour (Taken from the album ‘The Fire Sermon’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

23. Neville Thumbcatch (4:27) – Peter Wyngarde (Taken from the album ‘When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/when-sex-leers-its-inquisitive-head/ & www.peterwyngarde.me.uk/)

24. River Of Orchids (5:53) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘Apple Venus Volume 1’; see www.ape.uk.net)

25. Attic Doctor (3:52) – Youth Lagoon (Taken from the album ‘Wondrous Bughouse’; see fatpossum.com/artists/youth-lagoon/)

26. Winter Wind (5:07) – Zoar featuring Brendan Perry (Taken from the album ‘Clouds Without Water’; see www.zoar.com/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show over the past 200 episodes, 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. For the next show Eppy returns to his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this second part he’ll be counting down the albums from 20 to 11) so we hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 148: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 3

This is the 148th 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. Continuing with my review of 2014, here is the third of three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums of last year, with a show that features my top 10. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, psychedelia, avant prog, dream pop, neo-classical, chamber pop and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 mins. Downloaded file is 107.6 MB.

1. I Will Be a Pilgrim (3:27) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

2. 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)

3. I’m Hiding Behind My Eyes (9:15) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

4. Supplicant’s Song (3:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

5. A Flood in the Cellar (7:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

6. Boho Night (4:00) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

7. Sunless (4:06) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

8. See Me At The Crow Bridge (1:13) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. Scuttle (8:07) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

You’ll be able to see both Trojan Horse and Arch Garrison at this year’s EppyFest – see eppyfest.co.uk/

10. Jazzish (4:27) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

11. Sends Me Reeling (3:55) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

12. City Footfall (5:29) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

13. Blue Jade On A Dusty Road (4:07) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

14. Hunt the Button (5:42) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

15. Fluent English (3:37) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

16. Benefits (3:21) – MoeTar (Taken from the album Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

17. Where the Truth Lies (4:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the album Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

18. The Ending Of The Open Sky (5:35) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

19. Reptilian (9:10) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back soon with part 4 of my review of 2014, when I’ll present some of my favourite tracks/albums/moments from 2014 that didn’t make it into the top 30 of the year, so I hope you’ll join me again then.