Episode 301: The Winged Avenger

This is the 301st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you had a good time over the festive period, despite these strange times we’re all living in. Welcome to the first eppysode of 2021. We have a feature album this time around, ‘The Secret Of Life’, the 2004 album by The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, and you’ll hear three tracks from that across the course of the show. You can also expect the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds, including a tribute to the late, great Leslie West of the band Mountain, who sadly passed away towards the end of 2020. 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 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 147.4 MB.

1. Gun Barrel (0:56) – Hans Zimmer (Taken from the album ‘No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hans-zimmer.com/)

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

2. For America (3:46) – Red Box (Taken from the album ‘The Circle & The Square’; see www.redboxmusic.co.uk & www.facebook.com/redboxband

3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (5:49) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/mountain-mn0000503913/biography)

4. Comin’ Over Here (3:13) – Asian Dub Foundation feat. Stewart Lee (Single available to buy via assorted music sites including asiandubfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/comin-over-here; see also asiandubfoundation.com/site/ & www.stewartlee.co.uk)

5. No Matter (4:05) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Through Space And Time’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

6. Actually Everything (3:41) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Saturn Day Trajectory’; see retic.bandcamp.com/album/saturn-day-trajectory, www.facebook.com/reticface, & soundcloud.com/retic)

7. Ramble My Rose (i) (3:14) – Katy Carr (Taken from the album ‘Screwing Lies’; see katycarr.bandcamp.com/album/screwing-lies, katycarr.com, & www.facebook.com/KatyCarrMusic)

8. Hard To Handle (2:30) – The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (Taken from the album ‘The Secret Of Life’; see www.ukuleleorchestra.com/index.php/ & www.facebook.com/UkuleleOrchestraofGB)

9. Gum (4:02) – Hannah’s Little Sister (Taken from the ‘EP.mp3EP; see hannahslttlsstr.bandcamp.com/album/ep-mp3 & www.facebook.com/hannahslittlesister/

10. Abyss Of Memory (3:05) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

11. Jairazbhoy (4:22) – Kashgar (Taken from the album ‘Artefact’; see kashgarband.bandcamp.com/album/artefact & www.facebook.com/kashgarmusic/)

12. Cosmic Dancer (5:54) – Nick Cave (Taken from the compilation album ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex’; see www.roughtrade.com/gb/various/angelheaded-hipster-the-songs-of-marc-bolan-and-t-rex, www.nickcave.com, & www.facebook.com/marcbolan/)  

13. I’m a Believer (3:44) – Robert Wyatt (Taken from the album ‘Solar Flares Burn for You’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/solar-flares-burn-for-you)

14. Porpoise Song (5:26) – Django Django (Taken from the compilation album ‘Late Night Tales: Django Django’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/track/porpoise-song-exclusive-cover-version & www.djangodjango.co.uk/)

15. Blue Fog (10:46) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the EP ‘Hydnora′; see stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/hydnora & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra)

16. Living In Domes (5:38) – Red Box (Taken from the album ‘The Circle & The Square’; see www.redboxmusic.co.uk & www.facebook.com/redboxband

17. A Noise to Make (5:17) – Polyethylene Pet/+1 (Taken from the album ‘The Masks We Will Wear’; see precognitiverecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet)

18. MacArthur Park (6:15) – The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (Taken from the album ‘The Secret Of Life’; see www.ukuleleorchestra.com/index.php/ & www.facebook.com/UkuleleOrchestraofGB)

19. Mobius Trip (6:18) – Thought Bubble (Single which doesn’t appear to be available to buy just at the moment but see bubble.bandcamp.com & www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-4vvpyYyl0)

20. Last Night Of An Empire (4:58) – Imogen Heap (Single available to buy via speakforyourself.imogenheap.com/album/last-night-of-an-empire; see also imogenheap.com/myceliatour.php & www.facebook.com/imogenheap)

21. Velvet (4:32) Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Dreadnaught’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/dreadnaught & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

22. Lark (4:30) – Quicksilver Night featuring Jeff Saunders & Jason Cale (Taken from the EP ‘No Contest’; see quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com/album/no-contest, quicksilvernight.com/, & www.facebook.com/QuicksilverNight/)

23. Adherence (3:40) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album Visions; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

24. Transcendence (4:19) – Kashgar (Taken from the album ‘Artefact’; see kashgarband.bandcamp.com/album/artefact & www.facebook.com/kashgarmusic/)

25. Crossbones (4:16) – Dyble Longdon (Single available to download via dyblelongdon.bandcamp.com/track/crossbones and you can make a donation to the late Judy Dyble’s charity of choice here: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/barleygreyhound; see also see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

26. The Hero’s Journey (8:43) – Michael Olatuja feat. Regina Carter (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

27. Vermin Mangle (6:10) – Cardiacs (Single available to download via alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/track/vermin-mangle on a pay what you want basis; see also www.cardiacs.net/)

28. The Secret Of Life (6:34) – The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (Taken from the album ‘The Secret Of Life’; see www.ukuleleorchestra.com/index.php/ & www.facebook.com/UkuleleOrchestraofGB)

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 busy for the next show, so regular guest presenter Rebsie will be sitting in for him, so you can expect lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show when I’ll be paying tribute to the maestro himself, the late great Ennio Morricone, who sadly passed away on the 6th of July. On that show you’ll hear tracks composed and influenced by Morricone, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 79: Conspiracy of Silence

This is the seventy-ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘The Bairns’ by Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, searing modal songs from Tyne & Wear, along with a lovingly selected range of tracks and artists from diverse sources. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Downloaded file is 100 MB.

1. Neverglade (6:17) –  Trentemøller  (Taken from the ‘Reworked/Remixed’ EP; see  www.myspace.com/trentemoeller )

2. Broceliande (4:08) – Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Reflets’; see  www.alan-stivell.com )

3. I’m Like the Paper (3:16) – Nancy Elizabeth (Taken from the album ‘Battle & Victory’; see www.myspace.com/nancyelizabethcunliffe )

4.  Whitehorn (6:09) – Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (Taken from the album ‘The Bairns’: see www.myspace.com/rachelunthank )

5. Symphony of Palms (5:29) – Jah Wobble & Temple of Sound (Taken from the album ‘Shout at the Devil’; see www.30hertzrecords.com and www.myspace.com/templeofsound )

6. Migraine (4:06) – Dada Trash Collage (Taken from the EP ‘Fun Fund’; see dadatrashcollage.com/intro.cfm  )

7. Moody Bible (3:31) – Nicole Miglis (Taken from the self titled EP; see nicolemiglis.bandcamp.com )

8. Mìle Marbhaisg air a’ Ghaol (3:39) – Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts (Taken from the album ‘Urstan’; see www.alasdairroberts.com/news )

9. Orpheus (3:08) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to be Sent’; see www.circulus.org )

10. Epitaph (3:24) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’; see www.last.fm/music/Trees )

11. Stigmata Martyr (3:42) – Bauhaus (Taken from the album ‘In Flat Field’; see www.bauhausmusik.com )

12. The Milkman (4:02) – Mice (Taken from the album ‘New & Improved’; no web presence for this band, but see www.julianneregan.net )

13. Death of a Supernaturalist (3:20) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from album ‘Liberation’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com )

14. My Donald (8:06) – Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (Taken from the album ‘The Bairns’; see www.myspace.com/rachelunthank  )

15. Close the Coalhouse Door (7:02) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Last’; see www.the-unthanks.com )

16. The Morrigan’s Dream/Time to Kill (8:33) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘The Táin’; see www.horslips.ie )

17. Pretty Saro (4:19) – Shirley Collins & Davy Graham (Taken from the album ‘Folk Roots, New Routes’; see www.shirleycollins.co.uk/davy.htm )

18. Utopia (6:16) – Brendan Perry (Taken from the album ‘Ark’; see www.brendan-perry.com )

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) Eppy will be back for the next episode with another interesting show.