Episode 233: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 1

This is the 233nd 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 is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic mixture, though because I’m trying to cram in as many different albums, mini-albums, EPs and singles as possible there won’t be a feature album this time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.9 MB.

1. Looking For The Place (3:32) – Underwater Obstacles (Single taken from the forthcoming album ‘Ghosts of Trees’; see underwaterobstacles.bandcamp.com/album/looking-for-the-place-single)

2. J Schleia (11:36) – Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Vula; see www.andromedameo.com/ & andromedamegaexpressorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/vula

3. Love App (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see Doris Brendel & her band at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

4. There Will Come A Time (4:54) – Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

5. It Was You (3:52) – Shubh Saran (Taken from the album ‘Hmayra’; see www.shubhsaran.com/hmayra & shubhsaran.bandcamp.com/album/hmayra)    

6. Think I’m In Love (3:11) – Dear Reader (Single available via Bandcamp: dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/think-im-in-love; see also www.dearreadermusic.com)

7. Dear Life (3:44) – Beck (Taken from the album ‘Colors’; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

8. Au Cheval (4:19) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

9. Ethyl nitrite spirit (4:32) – The Gasman (Taken from the ‘Like This’ EP; see www.gasmanmusic.com/thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/like-this-ep & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

10. Queen Mab (5:30) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

11. Worship the Sun (5:50) – IRAH (Single available via Bandcamp: irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/worship-the-sun; see also www.facebook.com/irahband/)

12. Goodbye Earth (5:23) – Hannah Peel (Taken from the album ‘Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia’; see www.hannahpeel.com/www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic/)

13. Out of Spaces (5:41) – When Mary (Taken from the album ‘Tainted’; see www.whenmary.no/ & www.facebook.com/whenmary/)

14. Solar Sea (7:32) – Richard Barbieri (Taken from the album ‘Planets + Persona’; see www.kscopemusic.com/artists/richard-barbieri/ & www.facebook.com/RichardBarbieriOfficial

15. Serpents and Toads (4:59) Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

16. Bird In The Blue (3:26) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

17. Balloon (4:03) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see both Doris Brendel & her band & Lord of Worms at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

18. Ondrejko (8:10) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

19. Well Loved (3:53) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

20. The First Day (7:11) The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

21. DusskSong (3:24) Tribes of Europe (Taken from the mini-album ‘Some Inner\Outer Space Music For The Lonely Children Of Earth (And Other Planets) ‘, see tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/some-inner-outer-space-music-for-the-lonely-children-of-earth-and-other-planets & soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

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 with his day job and EppyFest so next time Rebsie & Daniel will again be sitting in for him, so we hope to see you back for another of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music.

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Episode 228: Lobster Quadrille

This is the 228th 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 time we’re mainly focusing on new music that’s either come out so far in 2018 or will be coming out very soon. We also have a feature EP that fits in with this theme, as it’s ‘Divide’, the debut EP by talented singer & composer Hanna Benn. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7 & there’s a tribute to the visionary physicist Stephen Hawking who we sadly lost last week. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hours & 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.1 MB.

1. Crosshairs (3:59) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

2. Today Hurts More Than Mercy (5:37) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see  www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

3. Keep Talking (6:11) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Division Bell’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

4. Light Body (2:58) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

5. Intermission (2:47) – Tribes of Europe (Digital download available from tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/track/intermission; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

6. Border Crossing (5:28) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

7. Mephisto Portrait (3:54) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

8. Signals (4:16) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

9. Spring Cleaning (3:29) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the EP ‘Domestic Bliss’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-bliss & dominiqueleone.com/)

10. Panopticon/Rome Burns (7:24) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

11. Fallacy (3:44) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

12. Divide (Sing, Persist) (5:50) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

13. Tabula Rasa (5:47) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

For more information about EppyFest 7 and to buy advance tickets go to: eppyfest.co.uk/

14. It’s Getting Weird (4:36) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Where The Moonlight Snows′; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-moonlight-snows)

15. Underground (5:02) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

16. Water (4:32) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘Pluto’; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/pluto & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

17. The Kensington Wood (2:01) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

18. Children On The Road (2:48) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

19. Lady Willow (5:32) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Festival’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/, www.magickeye.comwww.facebook.com/flutatious)  

20. Unfasten (5:51) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

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 again next time, hopefully with a special guest and a themed show, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 183: Never Been Played

This is the 183rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll be featuring nothing but music from bands, acts & artists we’ve never played on the show before. This includes some new bands/acts, some classic bands/acts, & some that have been around for a while but I just haven’t got into them or played them before now. As part of this our feature album is ‘Singles’, the original soundtrack album for the film of the same name, and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with some tracks dedicated to or inspired by friends and listeners, & the rest coming entirely from me. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.25 MB.

1. Shango (2:40) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

2. Deep Six Textbook (5:39) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/, www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/lets-eat-grandma-announce-album-i-gemini & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

4. Seasons (5:48) – Chris Cornell (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; chriscornell.com/)

5. Axe Victim (5:15) – Be Bop Deluxe (Taken from the album ‘Axe Victim’; see  www.billnelson.com/home.php)

6. It’s Just Forever (3:30) – Cage The Elephant Feat. Alison Mosshart (Taken from the album ‘Melophobia’; see www.cagetheelephant.com & www.facebook.com/cagetheelephant/)

7. Passion (4:24) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

8. Dropped (4:57) – Atoms For Peace (Taken from the album ‘Amok’; see atomsforpeace.info/ & www.facebook.com/atomsforpeace)

9. Marshes (Radio Edit) (4:17) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘Friend Of A Friend’; see roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

11. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (8:19) – Mother Love Bone (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Love_Bone)

12. Intro (4:38) – Alt-J (Taken from the album ‘This Is All Yours’; see www.altjband.com/ & www.facebook.com/altJ.band)

13. All Is Harvest (6:39) – Amorphous Androgynous (Taken from the album ‘Alice In Ultraland’; see www.fsoldigital.com/ & www.facebook.com/theamorphousandrogynous/)

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

14. Weird Cat (5:39) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Bluejay (4:19) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Red Book’; see penguincafe.com/www.facebook.com/ThePenguinCafe)

16. Rifferama (2:56) – Hatfield And The North (Taken from the album ‘Hatfield And The North’; see www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/)

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

17. Now Those Days Are Gone (3:31) – Bucks Fizz (Taken from the album ‘Bucks Fizz Classic Collection 1981-1985’; see www.bucksfizz.co.uk/)

18. Better Than Ever (4:50) – Jimi Tenor (Taken from the album ‘Out of Nowhere’; see www.jimitenor.com/)

19. Birth Ritual (6:08) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.soundgardenworld.com/www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

20. Compte rendu d’analyse (8:48) – Albert Marcoeur (Taken from the album ‘Ma vie avec elles’; see www.labelfreres.com/home.php?id=0&it=2&fr=0, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlbertMarcoeur & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3028)

21. Les Hommes Sont Venus (4:19) – Magma (Taken from the album ‘Félicité Thösz’; see www.seventhrecords.com/)

22. Mr. Blue Sky (5:06) – Electric Light Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Blue’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/officialjefflynne)

23. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

24. Dead Dodo Down (3:10) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

25. Kilten Castle (5:22) – Jack Lancaster (Taken from the album ‘Skinningrove Bay’; see www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackLancaster)

26. Opus 32 (7:04) – Cthulhu Rise (Taken from the album ‘42’; see cthulhurise.com/, cthulhurise.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Cthulhu.Rise)

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 busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.