Episode 306: Best of 2020, The Big Top 10

This is the 306th 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). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. This show has been over a year in the making and we’ve now reached the big top 10, Eppy Gibbon’s 10 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 10 and 1 in the countdown. In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from genre-bending composer and instrumentalist James Lindsay. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.23 MB.

1. Observatory (5:03) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

2. The Procrastinator (6:21) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

3. Shifter (7:13) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

4. Tara (8:32) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?’; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?’; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

6. EZ Love (5:01) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

7. Good Dogs Never Die (5:15) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

8. Here (5:45)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

9. The Shadow & The Self (7:21) – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

10. The beginning and (5:09) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘The Ascendant′; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-ascendant, www.roomfulofteeth.org & www.facebook.com/roomfulofteeth/)

11. Are we death (5:50) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘The Ascendant′; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-ascendant, www.roomfulofteeth.org & www.facebook.com/roomfulofteeth/)

12. New Light (3:04) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. The Yellow Ship (13:08) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

14. Like a Little Rain (4:26) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

15. Mutation (5:04) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

16. The Lime Kiln Serpent (2:36) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2, fieldlinescartographer.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

17. Kozyrev’s Mirror (10:45) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2, fieldlinescartographer.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

18. Truce (4:55) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

19. Murmur (4:34) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

20. You Broke My Fall (7:03) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

21. Slow Movements (9:25) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

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, and now that he’s completed the countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, you can expect more of a ‘normal’ show, filled with lots of new 2021 music, plus a few older tracks, covering the usual eclectic range of styles and genres. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 303: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 1

This is the 303rd 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). Many thanks to Rebsie Fairholm for standing in for me on the last show when I was very busy with work – it was indeed a most excellent playlist. But I’m back again with this show as I begin my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 1 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 42 and 31 in the countdown (with the top 30 countdown continuing over the course of the next three shows). 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 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.75 MB.

1. Night time (5:30) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

2. The Sun and the Moon (7:30) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

3. A Noise With Which To Cave The Head (4:32) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

4. Falling Up (4:12)  – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

5. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

6. The End and the Beginning (9:09) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

7. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

8. Everything Needs To Breathe (4:44) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/, orwell.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante-2020 & hotpumarecords.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante)

10. Les ondes (4:18)  – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/, orwell.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante-2020 & hotpumarecords.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante)

11. Half Pair (Song of the Muse) (4:15)  – Half Pair (Taken from the album ‘Half Pair’; see halfpair.bandcamp.com/album/half-pair & www.facebook.com/halfpair)

12. Juniper Bush (5:36)  – Half Pair (Taken from the album ‘Half Pair’; see halfpair.bandcamp.com/album/half-pair & www.facebook.com/halfpair)

13. Taciturne (6:55) – Aksak Maboul (Taken from the album ‘Figures’; see aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com/album/figures & www.facebook.com/AksakMaboul1/)

14. Un Caïd (5:26) – Aksak Maboul (Taken from the album ‘Figures’; see aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com/album/figures & www.facebook.com/AksakMaboul1/)

15. Keep Up (6:59) – Johannes Berauer (Taken from the album ‘Hourglass’; see johannesberauer.bandcamp.com/album/hourglass)

16. Triptych III. Phoenix (4:14) – Johannes Berauer (Taken from the album ‘Hourglass’; see johannesberauer.bandcamp.com/album/hourglass)

17. Murur al-Kiram (5:35) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

18. Rosa (6:07) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

19. Osouji (4:31) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

20. Tuesday Afternoon (5:37) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

21. Aurora Moon (7:03) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

22. Wading Through the Waters of Time (5:33) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

23. Crestfallen (4:26) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

24. Spring Branch (4:54) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

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, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the albums from 30 to 21. We hope to see you back again then.

Episode 299: 300 and Mum

This is the 299th edition (though it’s actually the 300th) 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). Many thanks to Rebsie Fairholm for kindly standing in for me on the excellent previous show. This time around it’s a very special show for a couple of reasons. First, because it’s actually the 300th edition (because sometime ago I did a ‘half’ show, & if you count that then this becomes show number 300), so that seems like a thing well worth celebrating. Second, on a much more tragic note, my Mum sadly passed away back in September, so I wanted to pay musical tribute to her in much the same way that I did for my Dad back in 2019. And as with my Dad, there wasn’t a huge overlap between my Mum’s tastes and those of a typical Eppy Gibbon playlist, so what I’ve done is pick some tracks that she loved, and I’ve scattered them throughout this show’s eclectic playlist. So, some of the tracks won’t be quite what you’re used to but there should be enough typical Eppy Gibbon music to keep everyone satisfied. There’s no feature album this time, to allow me to play the tracks dedicated to my Mum, but there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you’ll know plus quite a few 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 44 minutes. Downloaded file is 149.6 MB.

1. Downtown (3:08) – Petula Clark (Taken from the album ‘Downtown’; see www.petulaclark.net/)

2. Elliptical Days (4:30) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

3. One On One (3:58)  – Lisa Bella Donna (Taken from the album ‘Transformers’; see moogmusic.bandcamp.com/album/transformers & lisabelladonna.com)

4. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (7:10) – The Carpenters (Taken from the album ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’; see www.richardandkarencarpenter.com)

5. Attention, Earthlings (5:59)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

6. Preludes: Book 1: No. 8: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (3:31) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

7. Tolerance (3:20) – Darkroom (Single available to download via darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/track/tolerance; see also  darkroomtheband.net/)

8. E.G. 300 (6:39) – Longstone (Single currently available as an Eppy Gibbon show exclusive but likely to be available soon to purchase via Bandcamp; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

9. Never Mine (3:37) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Where Do We Gotta Go Now (7:05) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

11. The Fool On The Hill (3:00) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Magical Mystery Tour’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

12. Stuffer vapes and drapes his cape on a gaping ape (12:00)  – Sproingg (Taken from the album ‘Clam’; see sproingg.bandcamp.com/album/clam & www.facebook.com/sproingg/)

13. That Old Gang of Mine (7:02) – Rainbow Face (Taken from the album ‘Stars’ Blood’; see rainbowface.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rainbowfaceband)

14. Home True (6:29) – Michael Olatuja feat. Becca Stevens & Robert Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

15. Tiny Compass (3:46) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Single available to buy via marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single but it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see also rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Lady Young Ghost (2:05) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison.co.uk and archgarrison1.bandcamp.com)

17. Know To Know No More (4:37) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

18. Memorare (4:28) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Prayers of the Rosary’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com/album/prayers-of-the-rosary & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes)

19. A Million Fires (5:40) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden III’; see foveahex.bandcamp.com)

20. Philadelphia (4:11) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

21. New Light (3:04) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

22. Summerlong (5:22) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

23. A Little Piece Of Heaven (2:06) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic, & for more about the re-released ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.cd-services.com/product_info.aspx?id=1970&qry&key&genre=24&pi=0&fbclid=IwAR1ZoKU2MrRRgOR0-rPWzPLs7XAB2963fuM4eBXT4C9qGcBnzDBDrUClXbI)

24. Here (5:45)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

25. Never The Same (Live) (5:50) – Echolyn (Taken from the DVD ‘Stars And Gardens – Volume 4’; see www.starsandgardens.com/index.php, www.echolyn.com/, & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

26. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (3:24) – Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Barbra Streisand’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home & www.neildiamond.com)

27. Woman In Love (3:53) – Barbra Streisand (Taken from the album ‘Guilty’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home)

28. Sunshine On Leith (5:16) – The Proclaimers (Taken from the album ‘Sunshine On Leith’; see the.proclaimers.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. Do join us for the next show when there will be lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, and because it’s that time of the year again, it’s a festive special.

Episode 294: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 4

This is the 294th 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). After my recent tribute to Tim Smith, on this show I return (for the last time) to my review 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, ‘Sub Marine Dreams’, the latest and brilliant album by the aquatic/prog/funk/sea shanty/pop band Seas Of Mirth, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music, including tracks from albums, EPs and singles, all from 2019. 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 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.9 MB.

1. Sweet Dreams (5:59) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

2. Pitter-Patter (5:15) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-and-odysseys & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

3. Lonely Sea (5:57) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the album ‘Train’; www.greenmountainguild.com, greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/)

4. Unity of Gods (4:56) – IRAH (Taken from the album ‘Diamond Grid’; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/diamond-grid & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. Flew a Little Bullfinch Through the Window (4:58) – Red Kite (Taken from the album ‘Red Kite’; see thisisredkite.bandcamp.com/track/flew-a-little-bullfinch-through-the-window)

6. The Florentine (8:14) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Grand Tour’; see bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com, bigbigtrain.com/ & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/

7. KRK (At Home In Strange Places) (4:25) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘The Age Of Immunology’; see vanishingtwinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-age-of-immunology, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

8. Wise Children (2:33) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘The Age Of Immunology’; see vanishingtwinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-age-of-immunology, www.vanishingtwin.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

9. Polytheme (4:34) – Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

10. Keeping Still (5:48) – Virgin Pool (Taken from the ‘Endless Evenings’ EP; see virginpool.bandcamp.com/album/endless-evenings & www.facebook.com/virginpool)

11. The Celestial Dog and The Funeral Ship (8:06) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-and-odysseys & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

12. Paramour (4:56) – Anna Meredith (Taken from the album ‘FIBS′; see annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibswww.annameredith.com/ & www.facebook.com/annahmeredith)

13. Rehearsing the Long Walk Home (live) (5:38) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

14. What kind of juicy fruit are you? (4:01) – Ultra Zook (Taken from the album ‘Ultra Zook l’album’; see ultrazook.bandcamp.com, www.ultrazook.fr/ & www.facebook.com/ultrazook/)

15. Jellyfish Metropolis (4:46) – Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

16. Bare Your Feat (4:33) – The Case Of Us (Taken from the album ‘Tunnel Vision’; see thecaseofus.bandcamp.com/album/tunnel-vision & www.facebook.com/thecaseofus/)

17. Blow the Brakes Out (6:15) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the Blow the Brakes Out ’ EP; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/blow-the-brakes-out-ep, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

18. A Riot Is A Storm (3:41) – Raze The Maze (Taken from the album ‘Raze The Maze’; see razethemaze.bandcamp.com/album/raze-the-maze, www.razethemazemusic.com & www.facebook.com/RazeTheMazeMusic/)

19. Masculine Impersonator (4:03) Seas Of Mirth (Taken from the album Sub Marine Dreams′; see seasofmirth.bandcamp.com/album/sub-marine-dreams, seasofmirth.com & www.facebook.com/seasofmirth/)

20. Inhale Exhale (3:47) – Anna Meredith (Taken from the album ‘FIBS′; see annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibswww.annameredith.com/ & www.facebook.com/annahmeredith)

21. Worship the Sun (5:39) – IRAH (Taken from the album‘Diamond Grid’; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/diamond-grid & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

22. Sweet Decay (4:48) – Virgin Pool (Taken from the ‘Endless Evenings’ EP; see virginpool.bandcamp.com/album/endless-evenings & www.facebook.com/virginpool)

23. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow (3:22) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-lovely-day-tomorrow; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

24. You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know (7:18) – Red Kite (Taken from the album‘Red Kite’; see thisisredkite.bandcamp.com/track/flew-a-little-bullfinch-through-the-window)

25. Passacaglia (8:58) Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.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. I should hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks when we will be celebrating the life and music of the late, great Judy Dyble, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 293: Tim Smith Tribute Special

This is the 293rd 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). On this show I’ll be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith. Our feature album this time reflects that as it’s the fourth album proper by the band that Tim founded & fronted, ‘Sing To God’ by Cardiacs, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including music from Tim’s various other musical projects: his solo work, Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake, The Sea Nymphs, & Spratley’s Japs, plus cover versions of Tim’s work, music that influenced Tim, & bands who were in turn inspired by him. 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 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.3 MB.

1. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-dry-land, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

2. Fanny (6:23) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

4. The Stench of Honey (5:25) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.facebook.com/knifeworld/ & www.cardiacs.net)

5. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/tim-smiths-extra-special-oceanland-world & www.cardiacs.net)

6. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net

7. Lauft…Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft (8:08) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust.com/music/rock/faust-band/)

8. Wireless  (8:22) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

9. Shaping The River (1:29) – Rob Crow (Taken from the album ‘Everybody’s Got Damage′; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/everybodys-got-damage)

10. Is This the Life (6:22) – Mikrokosmos (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl & www.cardiacs.net)

11. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

12. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

13. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

14. Your Removal Of Me (2:34) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net)

15. Oh (8:09) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Tickle Trot (3:51) – Little Trophy (Taken from their demo CD, which is not widely available; see www.discogs.com/artist/1639697-Little-Trophy & www.facebook.com/littletrophy/)

17. Mathematics Of Love (4:01) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

18. Send Him Seaworthy (6:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

19. Up In Annie’s Room (3:34)  The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the ‘Appealing To Venus’ EP; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs & www.cardiacs.net/

20. Foundling (5:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

If you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Tim Smith, please see www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/21-07-2020-timothy-charles-smith

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the late, great Tim Smith, 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 hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks but things are a bit up in the air at the moment so just keep an eye out. Whatever we come up with, I can promise you it will be a great show.

Episode 292: The See-Through Man

This is the 292nd 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous show where we particularly focused on the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, including an interview with their lead singer-songwriter, plus three tracks from their excellent debut album ‘Shapeshifter’. We have another feature album this time around, but we go back 20 years to the year 2000 and the debut album by Goldfrapp, ‘Felt Mountain’, and you’ll hear a couple of tracks from that on this playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including loads of tracks from 2020, plus a few things of a slightly older vintage. 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 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.8 MB.

1. The Boatman (5:31) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

2. Lovely Head (3:50) – Goldfrapp (Taken from the album ‘Felt Mountain’; see www.goldfrapp.com & www.facebook.com/Goldfrapp/)

3. The Bell Underground (4:09) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/the-bitter-lay/2171.htm, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/the-bitter-lay & www.archgarrison.co.uk/)

4. Twins on Fire (4:45) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/); & to contribute to the fundraiser for the band’s second full-length album, see www.gofundme.com/f/trampoline039s-second-fulllength-album-fundraiser)

5. Mr G (3:26) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

6. The People Are Gonna Rise Up (7:25) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Mass Hysteria’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

7. My Cold Rebirth (4:57) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

8. We’re the Good Guys Now (4:08) – TeamSquad (Taken from the EP ‘Sassbucket’; see teamsquad.bandcamp.com/album/sassbucket & www.facebook.com/teamsquadband)

9. Ocotillo (4:50) – LOMA (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

10. Heron (7:16) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

11. Mind Your Head (3:34) – Panzerballett (Taken from the album ‘Planet Z’; see panzerballett.de & www.facebook.com/Panzerballett-177186085648197)

12. Absinthe (6:47) – Dinosaur (Taken from the album To The Earth’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-earth, www.laurajurd.com/dinosaur & www.facebook.com/abandcalleddinosaur

13. Trapped (4:50) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Stir’; see bleedingheartpigeons.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeons/)

14. Healing Is A Miracle (4:11) – Julianna Barwick (Taken from the album ‘Healing Is A Miracle′; see juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com, juliannabarwick.com & www.facebook.com/JuliannaBarwick)

15. Rosa (6:07) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

16. Quiet Days On Earth (7:21) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

17. Feels Like This (3:11) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

18. Day Is Gone (3:36) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.thetrudy.co.uk/, www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/ & www.cardiacs.net)

19. Asking for a Friend (4:00) Brian Woodbury (Taken from the album ‘Balladry & Soliloquy’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com)

20. Morning Star (10:17) Animal Society (Taken from the ‘Rise’ EP; see animalsocietyband.bandcamp.com/album/rise-ep-2 & www.animalsocietyband.com

21. Spartan (4:50) The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

22. Utopia (4:18) – Goldfrapp (Taken from the album ‘Felt Mountain’; see www.goldfrapp.com & www.facebook.com/Goldfrapp/)

23. Fragile (3:56) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

24. Wake Up T’Challa (6:09) Ludwig Göransson (Taken from the album ‘Black Panther (Original Score)’; www.imdb.com/name/nm3234869/ & www.facebook.com/chadwickboseman/)

25. Nod (3:57) – Julianna Barwick ft. Nosaj Thing (Taken from the album ‘Healing Is A Miracle′; see juliannabarwick.bandcamp.com, juliannabarwick.com & www.facebook.com/JuliannaBarwick)

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 music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 291: Girl Swallows Nightingale Interview

This is the 291st 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). This show is largely built around an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, and so not surprisingly our feature album for this show is ‘Shapeshifter’, the band’s excellent 2020 debut, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including some tracks chosen by me and some chosen by the members of Girl Swallows Nightingale, plus we pay musical tribute to the film director Alan Parker who sadly passed away just recently. 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 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.3 MB.

1. The Shrine (9:07) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album Pyramid’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/jaga-jazzist-pyramid, jagajazzist.com/ & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist/)

2. Paragon (4:54) – TeamSquad (Taken from the EP ‘Sassbucket’; see teamsquad.bandcamp.com/album/sassbucket & www.facebook.com/teamsquadband)

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

3. Desdemona (3:38) – The Kids from “Fame” (Taken from the album ‘The Kids from “Fame”’; see www.discogs.com/artist/632604-The-Kids-From-Fame)

4. Harry Angel (7:58) – Trevor Jones (Taken from the album Angel Heart (Original Soundtrack)’; see www.trevorjonesfilmmusic.com/)

5. Shapeshifter (4:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/ & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

Interview with Marica Petrey from Girl Swallows Nightingale

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

7. Iambic 9 Poetry (6:56) – Squarepusher (Taken from the album ‘Ultravisitor’; see squarepusher.net/, warp.net/artists/squarepusher/ & www.facebook.com/squarepusher)

8. A Little Piece (4:16) – The Jezabels (Taken from the EP ‘Dark Storm’; see thejezabels.com/)

9. Like a Little Rain (4:26) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

10. Sing to the Moon (live) (5:51) – Snarky Puppy (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) (Taken from the album ‘Family Dinner, Vol. 2’; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic/ & www.michellewillis.ca/)

11. Inner Universe (4:54) – Yoko Kanno ft. Origa (Taken from the album ‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T.’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

12. Future Fun (3:39) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

13. Vague As a Prayer (5:54) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘That Cold Grey Light’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/that-cold-grey-light & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

14. Demons (5:23) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see www.girlswallowsnightingale.com, girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

15. Idlewild (10:11) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to Marica Petrey and the rest of Girl Swallows Nightingale, 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 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Goldfrapp’s debut album ‘Felt Mountain’, plus there will of course be the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

 

Episode 288: Escape in Time

This is the 288th 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). Last time you heard my half-term special, featuring some of the best music released in the first six months of 2020. Well, for this show there will be some more 2020 music, but the playlist will also be interspersed with music from the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2010s (we’re skipping the noughties for some reason). And as part of our trip into the past we have a feature album on this show, ‘Weightless’, the 2011 release by Becca Stevens Band so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including tracks played in tribute to the late great Rupert Hine and Bill Rieflin, both of whom we have sadly lost this year. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.75 MB.

1. Theme From Enter The Dragon (2:23) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from ‘Enter The Dragon (Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture‘; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

2. Fazon (5:15) – Sopwith Camel (Taken from the album ‘The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon’; see sopwithcamel.org)

3. Bluff (7:11) – Warped Freqs (Taken from the album ‘Shifting Initiation’; see wormholeworld.bandcamp.com/album/shifting-initiation & elmlodgerecordsuk.bandcamp.com)

4. Weightless (5:14) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

5. Congregation (3:52) – Low (Taken from the album ‘Ones and Sixes’; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/ones-and-sixes)

6. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/ & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

7. Fairy Mary Mag (3:45) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

8. The Other Side (4:10) – Tim Bowness (Single available to download via timbowness.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-side; see also timbowness.co.uk/)

9. Lyra (8:15) – Graham Costello’s STRATA (Single available to download via grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra; see also www.gcstrata.net)

10. Dolls vs Dictators Soundtrack (10:47) – Deerhoof (Taken from the album Surprise Symphonies’; see deerhoof.bandcamp.com/album/surprise-symphonies-2 & deerhoof.net)

11. Kiss From A Rose (5:55) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

12. How Many Times (3:13) – Teri Mantere (Single due for release soon; in the meantime see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

13. Virgo Rebellion (7:58) – Caterina Barbieri (Single available to download via caterinabarbieri.bandcamp.com/track/virgo-rebellion; see also caterinabarbieri.com)

14. Just Passin’ Thru/Secrets (11:38) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Lughnasad (24-bit Collector’s Edition)’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/lughnasad-24-bit-collectors-edition, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Rising From The Ashes (6:55) – Christopher Stewart (Single available to download via poligraf.bandcamp.com/track/rising-from-the-ashes; see also stewart-explorations.net/)

16. Scarborough Fair (4:59) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

17. The Long Dreaming Days Are Over (5:09) – Himmelsgräns (Single available to download via himmelsgrans.bandcamp.com/track/the-long-dreaming-days-are-over; see also www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

18. The Other Side (3:21) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

19. Cruel Sir (3:57) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Promise of Light’; see paulmallyon.bandcamp.com/album/promise-of-light)

20. The Riddle (5:57) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

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

21. The Riddle (3:53) – Nik Kershaw (Taken from the album The Riddle’; see www.nikkershaw.net)

22. Samsara (5:07) Rupert Hine (Taken from the album ‘Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine’; see ruperthine.com)

23. Sleep Tight (4:51) The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

24. I Talk To The Wind (4:39) Dana Gavanski (Single available to download via danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/i-talk-to-the-wind; see www.danagavanski.com/, danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/wind-songs-2 & www.facebook.com/danagavanski/)

25. Fortunate Ones (3:04) – The Beacon Sound Choir (Taken from the album The Complete Works’; see firstterracerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-works)

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 bringing you another of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, which will have a typically eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 282: Pearl and Eddie

This is the 282nd 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous show, the latest of our TV Themes Specials. But if that show was largely about nostalgia, with this show we are much more focused on now, with most of the music coming from brilliant 2020 releases, with the occasional older track thrown in for good measure. And last time we had a feature album, but this time we have a feature artist/band, the musician and singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder and the band he helped to found, Pearl Jam, so you’ll hear three tracks featuring Vedder, two with Pearl Jam and one without. 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 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.4 MB.

1. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

2. Rearviewmirror (4:44) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Vs.’; see pearljam.com)

3. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

4. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. Escher (Live) (4:42) – Trampoline (Single available to download via trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/track/escher-live; see also www.trampolinetheband.com & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

7. Children Of The Sky (4:38) – 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)

8. Not The Same (4:32) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Lead Balloon (3:33) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

10. Moment (3:41) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Other Side’; see www.questensemble.co.uk/ & qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side)

11. Apocalypse How? (2:50) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releases, www.youtube.com/channel/UC7OfbJbLGvZZkPV4J-btR-Q & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

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

12. Cul-De-Sac (5:07) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

13. Sad Song (3:31) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the EP ‘Crying Everyone Else’s Tears’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/crying-everyone-elses-tears & www.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

14. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

15. The Face Of Love (5:41) – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder (Taken from the album ‘Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture’; realworldrecords.com/artists/nusratfatehalikhan/ & www.facebook.com/EddieVedder)

16. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

17. Before The Light (6:06) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

18. Maelstrom Spark (5:53) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

19. Repeat Neverending (5:47) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

20. Jamais assez (4:27) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

21. You Are (4:31) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Riot Act’; see pearljam.com)

22. From Within The Dream (7:43) Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

23. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

24. The Beloved (9:25) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

25. Sixty-Six (9:39) Pat Metheny (Taken from the album ‘From This Place’; see patmetheny.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-place & www.patmetheny.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. Next time, I’ll be back with the first of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, celebrating lots of great music that didn’t get into my top 31 albums of 2019, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 276: Best of 2019, Top 31 pt 2

This is the 276th 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). For this show it’s part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown. We also pay tribute to two great and influential musicians sadly taken from us recently, Neil Peart from Rush, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck from Brainticket. 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 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.31 MB.

1. Stick It Out (4:31) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘Counterparts’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

2. From Another Planet/Radagacuca (7:29) – Brainticket (Taken from the album ‘Psychonaut’; see brainticket.bandcamp.com/album/psychonaut, brainticketband.com/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialBrainticket/)

3. Thang (hips) (4:35) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

4. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Do You Believe In Two Gods? (4:43) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

6. Moonchild (8:32) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

7. Vanishing Heart (4:35) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

8. The World’s in Town (5:48) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

9. Conditions (4:09) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. When There Is No Sun (4:48) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. Land Of Oblivion (8:18) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

12. Reminiscence (6:04) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

13. Drown out the noise with your silence (10:45) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

14. Is it love? (9:07) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

15. Call To Me (3:50) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

16. Lost (4:45) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

17. 10 000 Ans (4:37) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

18. La Faune Pélagique (8:19) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

19. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (Variant) (6:33) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

20. Two (Variant) (5:11) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

21. Permutert Panzerrock (3:55) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

22. Seriell Ballade (6:35) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

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 may well have to miss the next show as I’m likely to be snowed under with work from my day job, so hopefully my regular guest presenters, Daniel & Rebsie, will be sitting in instead, bringing you their own take on Eppy Gibbon music. And I should be back in a couple of show’s time, bringing you the third part of my top 31 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, covering the all-important albums at numbers 10-1, so I hope you’ll be back for two exciting shows in a row.