Episode 279: The House That Jack Built

This is the 279th 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). Now that I’ve finished counting down my favourite albums of 2019, it’s finally time to start focusing a bit more on 2020 music, and there are lots of examples on this show. But we also feature a lot of pre-2020 music too, stretching from 1967 right up to 2019. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Easy Winners’, the 1978 album by The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. As always you can expect a typically eclectic show. 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 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 138.3 MB.

1. Boketto (5:00) – Une (Taken from the album ‘Lost’; see www.unemusic.com/ & www.monr.co.uk)

2. Blade Of Wind (5:47) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

3. Damage (4:26) – David Sylvian & Robert Fripp (Taken from the album ‘Damage’; see www.davidsylvian.com/discography/albums/david_sylvian_robert_fripp_damage_reissue.html, www.davidsylvian.com/ & www.dgmlive.com/robert-fripp)

4. Fast Mystery (2:29) – Smooth Kiwi (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – smoothkiwi.bandcamp.com/track/fast-mystery; see also smoothkiwi.com/)

5. Tico Tico (4:06) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

6. Spring (Birds Delight) (4:35) – Karfagen (Taken from the album ‘Birds Of Passage’; see antonykalugin.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-passage-high-res-24bit-48 & karfagenmusic.com/en/

7. Undying Eyes (5:51) – Julien (Taken from the album ‘L’appel de la forêt’; see juliengasc.bandcamp.com/album/lappel-de-la-for-t)

8. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

9. Promenading (2:33) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (B-side of the ‘Ark’ single, available to purchase on vinyl and digitally via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/ark & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/ark; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

You can see both Richard Wileman and Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor live at The Sunday Social at The Tuppenny, 55-58 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BD on Sunday 8th March from 4-6pm. Free entry. See thetuppenny.com/events/. And tickets are also now on sale for EppyFest 9, July 18 & 19th, where you can also see Richard Wileman perform. For more details and to buy tickets see www.tickettailor.com/events/eppyfest

10. She Is Hiding Behind the Shed (4:19) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

11. Baby (8:04) – Bobby McFerrin (Taken from the album VOCAbuLarieS’; see bobbymcferrin.com/)

12. Cheese and Ham (5:59) – Stackridge (Taken from the album A Victory for Common Sense’; see www.stackridge.co.uk/)

13. I: Voices in Winter / II: The Realms of the Divine (6:33) – Pure Reason Revolution (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Third’; see www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=446 & www.last.fm/music/Pure+Reason+Revolution)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

14. Black Sam (4:05) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

15. Dark Passenger (4:42) – Gabriele Ragonesi (Taken from the EP ‘Dark Passenger’; see gabrieleragonesi.bandcamp.com/album/dark-passenger)

16. Under Atoll (7:14) – Made of Water (Taken from the EP ‘Hydrosphere’; see madeofwater.bandcamp.com/album/hydrosphere)

17. Cygnus X-1 (10:26) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘A Farewell To Kings’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

18. Toss The Feathers (2:50) – The Corrs (Taken from the album ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten’; see www.facebook.com/thecorrsofficial/)

19. Girl Swallows Nightingale (5:29) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

20. Zilch (1:06) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Bathroom Dance (2:08) – Hildur Guðnadóttir (Taken from the album ‘Joker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hildurness.com)

22. Black Gulls Over The Headland (6:57) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

23. The Old Man and the Table Saw (live) (10:17) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

24. Subject To Entropy (4:22) The Bloody Mallard (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/subject-to-entropy; see also www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

25. Blues March (2:20) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Easy Winners’; see pjbe.org)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with another ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you more new 2020 music, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 277: What the Butler Saw

This is the 277th 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). Your usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel kindly standing in for him. They’ll be bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. Their feature album this time is the self-titled album by Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake, & there will be three tracks from that, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Destiny’s Dance (2:57) – Synthetic Dream Foundation (Taken from the album ‘Mythical Records: Odyssey of Rapture Vol 3’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Why? (4:42) – Mid-Air Thief (Taken from the album ‘Crumbling’; see midairthief.bandcamp.com)

3. Give Him A Flower (3:02) – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see thegodofhellfire.com)

4. Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:22) – The Slender Plenty (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1802087-The-Slender-Plenty)

5. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

6. Zyryrab (6:16) – Paco de Lucia (Taken from the album ‘Zyryrab’; see pacodelucia.org/en)

7. La Danse des Meduses & Wind Surf Ballad (2:38/2:37) – Dominique Guiot (Taken from the album ‘L’Univers de la Mer’; see www.discogs.com/artist/612307-Dominique-Guiot)

8. A Fairytale About Slavery (7:07) – Miranda Sex Garden (Taken from the album ‘Fairytales of Slavery’; see mirandasexgarden.com)

9. The Blue Flame (3:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

10. Piece for String Quartet, Percussion and Scottish Smallpipes in C (14:35) – Mr McFall’s Chamber (Taken from the album ‘Birds & Beasts – Music by Martyn Bennett and Fraser Fifield’; see www.mcfalls.co.uk and delphianrecords.co.uk)

11. Hummingbird (3:08) – Bedouine (Taken from the album ‘Birdsongs of a Killjoy’; see bedouine.bandcamp.com)

12. Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow (5:35) – Gwenno (Taken from the album ‘Le Kov’; see heavenlyrecordings.com/artist/gwenno)

13. Summer Is A-Coming In (4:06) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

As part of the new Early Music feature:

14. Saltarello (1:55) – David Munrow/The Early Music Consort of London (Taken from the album ‘Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance’; see www.discogs.com/artist/517156-David-Munrow)

15. The Sirens  (10:12) – David Bedford (Taken from the album ‘The Odyssey’; see davidbedfordmusic.co.uk)

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

16. I Can’t Take it Anymore (4:42) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘See You Later’; see http://elsew.com)

17. To My Piano From Mr Drake (4:40) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

18. White Flowers (3:17) – Lutine (Taken from the album ‘White Flowers’; see fandf.bandcamp.com)

19. Goodnight, Civilization (6:42) – Zu (Taken from the album ‘Goodnight, Civilization’; see zuband.bandcamp.com)

20. Woodfall Part 4: Above the Clouds (10:32) – Musk Ox (Taken from the album ‘Woodfall’; see muskoxofficial.bandcamp.com)

21. Candlemas Carol (5:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Carols From Herefordshire’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time, specifically revealing his top 10 favourite albums of 2019, so you really don’t want to miss that.