Episode 256: An Eppysode for Ed

This is the 256th 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 a very special show for me personally as we’ll be celebrating the life and musical loves of my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway. Ed very tragically passed away back in February of this year and this show will, if only in a very small way, pay tribute to him, by featuring music that we both loved, music that he introduced to me, and music that I introduced to him (both via the Eppy show & outside of it). There will also be tributes to Ed from other listeners along with tracks they’ve selected, & of course stories about Ed, shared experiences, & reflections on a great life, albeit one that ended far too soon. Ed loved so many different bands and artists that I decided not to pick a feature album or artist this time but instead to choose as wide ranging a mixture of music as possible, so that’s what you’re gonna get. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.8 MB.

1. Happiness Is Easy (6:34) – Talk Talk (Taken from the album ‘The Colour of Spring’; see www.facebook.com/Talk-Talk-Mark-Hollis-12307963901/

2. Vita Voom (4:48) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Jurassic Shift’; see www.ozrics.com/)

3. Night Fire Dance (7 inch edit) (4:03) – Andreas Vollenweider (Taken from the single ‘Night Fire Dance′; see vollenweider.com/en)

A few words from Pontus Norshammar about his memories of Ed

4. Eagle (5:51) – ABBA (Taken from the album ‘The Album’; see www.abbasite.com/ & www.facebook.com/ABBA)

5. Can I Play With Madness (3:31) – Iron Maiden (Taken from the album ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’; see www.ironmaiden.com/ & www.facebook.com/ironmaiden)

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

6. Left to My Own Devices (8:17) – Pet Shop Boys (Taken from the album ‘Introspective′; see petshopboys.co.uk/)

7. I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio (0:56) – Monty Python (Taken from the album Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album; see www.montypython.com

8. Night (4:40) – Paula Cole Band (B-side to the single ‘I Believe in Love’; see paulacole.com & www.facebook.com/paulacolemusic/)

9. Don’t Let Go (6:11) – Tom Baxter (Taken from the album ‘Feather & Stone’; see  www.tombaxter.com)

10. Follow You Follow Me (4:53) – Ed Alleyne-Johnson (Taken from the album ‘Echoes’; see www.facebook.com/EdAlleyneJohnson/)

11. One Man’s Fool (8:47) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Calling All Stations′; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

A few words from Rebsie Fairholm about her memories of Ed

12. Dream of Me (8:25) – The Violet Hour  (Taken from the album ‘The Fire Sermon’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

13. Davros (Leader of the Daleks) (4:07) – Project Adorno (Taken from the album ‘Cheap Sweets and Sequencers’; see www.projectadorno.net/)

14. One Of These Things First (4:52) – Nick Drake (Taken from the album ‘Bryter Layter’; see www.brytermusic.com/ & www.nickdrake.com)

15. 15H40 (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements‘; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

16. From The Ground Up (5:34) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

17. Warm Wet Circles (Single edit) (4:23) – Marillion (Taken from the album ‘Clutching at Straws’; see marillion.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial/)

18. The Living Daylights (Single version) (4:14) – a-ha (Taken from the album ‘The Singles: 1984 – 2004′; see a-ha.com & www.facebook.com/officialaha/ 

19. Tammen varjossa (4:22) – Eleanoora Rosenholm (Taken from the ‘Tammen Varjossa’ EP; see fonal.com/artists/eleanoora-rosenholm/ & www.facebook.com/eleanoora/)

20. Paniikki taidemuseossa (4:59) Eleanoora Rosenholm (Taken from the ‘Tammen Varjossa′ EP; see fonal.com/artists/eleanoora-rosenholm/ & www.facebook.com/eleanoora/)

A few words from Michael Bearpark about his memories of Ed

21. Sleep in Deep (2:46) – Bel Canto (Taken from the album Shimmering, Warm and Bright; see belcanto.no/)

22. Theme from Harry’s Game (2:29) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Clannad’; see moyabrennan.com/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

23. Crazy Raven (8:47) – The Poozies (Taken from the album ‘Chantoozies’; see www.poozies.co.uk/)

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. For the next show I’ll be back again with another tribute to someone we’ve lost this year, as our feature artist will be none other than Peter Tork. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 247: Twas the Episode Before Christmas

This is the 247th 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). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the last excellent 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, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio so you’ll hear two tracks taken directly from that, plus one track directly inspired by music from the album. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2018, 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: 1 hour & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.3 MB.

1. The Testimony Of John (5:08) –  Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

2. December (3:55) – Humbird (Single available via humbird.bandcamp.com/track/december; see also www.facebook.com/humbirdhumbird/?ref=hl)

3. Snowflakes on Concrete (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Single available as a free download via thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/track/snowflakes-on-concrete; see also www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation

4. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (2:44) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

5. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

6. Winter Bee (4:40) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. How A Rose (6:39) – Roomful of Teeth (Single available via roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/how-a-rose; see also www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

8. December Train (4:14) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Slope (2013 Deluxe Edition), Vol.1.’; see www.stevejansen.com/)

9. Frost and Furrow (3:25) – Julia Kent (Single available via music.juliakent.com/album/frost-and-furrow; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6:42) – Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell (Single available as a free download via doobiepowell.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also www.robertglasper.com/)

11. Skating (2:26) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

12. Veni Veni Emmanuel (3:22) – Beth Nielsen Chapman (Taken from the album ‘Hymns’; see bethnielsenchapman.com/product/hymns/)

13. There’s Someone on the Roof (Slaybell Mix) (3:38) – Pye Corner Audio (Single available via pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/theres-someone-on-the-roof-slaybell-mix; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

14. The Glaze of the Universe (3:30) – Testbild! (Single available via kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-glaze-of-the-universe; see also www.facebook.com/Testbild-94350211151/)

15. Corpus Christi (5:46) – Rebsie Fairholm featuring Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Morning Christmas (3:26) The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Christmas With The Beach Boys’; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

18. Snow Bird (2:37) Chloe March (Single available via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/snow-bird; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

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

19. Oh Blimey It’s Christmas (2:57)  Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the EP ‘Oh Blimey It’s Christmas’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/ & franksidebottom.co.uk/)

20. Snowman (5:04) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

21. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:31) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘That Fuzzy Feeling’; see lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/that-fuzzy-feeling-loaf14, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

22. (Merry Xmas) Face The Future (4:08) – BEAK> (Single available via beak.bandcamp.com/album/merry-xmas-face-the-future; see www.beakmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/beakbristol/)

23. Snowfall (2:55) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Party’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Christmas Time Is Here (4:09) Gramercy Brass (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Time Is Here’; see www.gramercybrass.org/index/)

25. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, and to all listeners. All the 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. For the next show I’m going to be interviewing singer, songwriter & guitarist Marvin B. Naylor, so you’ll hear both music from and music chosen by Marvin, so I hope you’ll return for that.

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.

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.