Episode 254: Silent Dust

This is the 254th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I counted down my 10 favourite albums of 2018. But this time we’re much more focused on 2019 music, so you’ll hear lots of great music released so far this year, plus we’ll also have a featured artist, the mighty Esperanza Spalding, so we’ll have three tracks either from or featuring her, plus we pay tribute to the sadly recently departed Mark Hollis & Hal Blaine. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.2 MB.

1. Train (3:43) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the album ‘Train’; www.greenmountainguild.com, greenmountainguild.bandcamp.comstore.cdbaby.com/Artist/GreenMountainGuild & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/)   

2. The Watershed (5:45) – Mark Hollis (Taken from the album ‘Mark Hollis’; see www.facebook.com/Talk-Talk-Mark-Hollis-12307963901/ & www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/26/musicians-on-mark-hollis-he-found-hooks-in-places-im-still-trying-to-fathom)

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

4. Loro (5:07) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Junjo’; see ayvamusica.bandcamp.com/album/junjo, www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Starting Point (4:08) – You Tell Me (Taken from the album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

6. Elska (5:36) – My Octopus Mind (Single available to buy as a digital download via myoctopusmind.bandcamp.com; see also www.myoctopusmind.comwww.facebook.com/myoctopusmind/)

7. Dreamland (4:40) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

8. Moonlight (8:33) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘Nocturne’; see theemeralddawn.webs.com, theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn/

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

9. Captain Bagpuss Poem (2:30) – Oliver Postgate (Taken from the album The Music From Bagpuss’; see bagpuss.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-from-bagpuss & www.sandrakerr.net/bagpuss.html)

10. Astral Master (6:51) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

11. Kasvotonna (5:06) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

12. Frank Gordon (1:36) – Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the album ‘Frank Sidebottom’s Fantastic MP3 Anthology’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/, franksidebottom.co.uk/ & www.beingfrank.film)

13. Endangered Species (6:38) – Esperanza Spalding Feat. Lalah Hathaway (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

14. Sound As Colour (7:40) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/; and you can see Lost Crowns performing at The Victoria in London on the 31st May alongside Kavus Torabi & headliners Thumpermonkey – see www.jaguarshoes.com/venue/the-victoria/)

15. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (Variant) (4:58) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

16. Uncle Feedle (2:00) – Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner (Taken from the album The Music From Bagpuss’; see bagpuss.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-from-bagpuss, www.sandrakerr.net/bagpuss.html & www.johnfaulkner.net/)

17. Xavi (9:31) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Immigrance′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

18. Delirium (8:46) – Mike Batt (Taken from the album ‘Zero Zero′; see www.mikebatt.com & www.facebook.com/mikebattmusic/)

19. Martian Garden (4:38) Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

20. Good Vibrations (3:39)  The Beach Boys (Taken from the compilation album Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

21. Mary Alice (4:34) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

22. Our Reunion (6:37) – Matthew Stevens feat. Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Preverbal’; see matthewstevens.bandcamp.com/album/preverbal, mattstevensmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/MatthewStevensGroup/ & www.esperanzaspalding.com)    

23. Here Comes The Great Collapse (7:15) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604 &, to buy ticket’s for Tim’s headline performance at EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again with an EppyFest 8 preview, when you’ll hear tracks from all four of the acts who will be playing in Cheltenham on Saturday 20th of July at Smokey Joe’s, plus lots of other great music, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

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Episode 252: Best of 2018, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 252nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I started my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of 2018. Back then we covered the albums I placed between 30 and 21 in the countdown, but here we move onto the albums placed between 20 and 11. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the 10 brilliant albums in this part of the countdown. And we also have a feature artist, in the form of Sheffield-based composer, musician and polymath Jarrod Gosling, as we’ll be having three tracks featuring him on this 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 & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.4 MB.

1. Harvest Of The Stars (3:25) – Richard Wileman (Single available via richardwileman.bandcamp.com/track/harvest-of-the-stars; see also kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

2. Who Are The Strange (Variant) (4:58) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

3. Watching The Wires (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the album tree little milk egg book…and other non sequiturs; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/twelvehourfoundation-cis.bandcamp.com/album/tree-little-milk-egg-book-and-other-non-sequiturswww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

4. Grammatik (3:22) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the album tree little milk egg book…and other non sequiturs; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/twelvehourfoundation-cis.bandcamp.com/album/tree-little-milk-egg-book-and-other-non-sequiturswww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

5. Far Away I (8:33) – Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

6. Floating into Infinity (8:59) – Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

7. The Lion (6:12) – Gadadu (Taken from the album ‘Outer Song’; see gadadu.bandcamp.com/album/outer-song & www.gadadu.com/)

8. Julia (4:29) – Gadadu (Taken from the album ‘Outer Song’; see gadadu.bandcamp.com/album/outer-song & www.gadadu.com/)

9. Huge Machine You Are So Heavy (6:38) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

10. Rose Parkington They Would Not Let You Leave (7:07) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

11. Minnow (3:31)  Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

12. Ocean Meets the Animal (4:02) – Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

13. Snakes & Ladders (5:57) Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I’m All Ears’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/letseatgrandma.bandcamp.com/album/im-all-ears & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

14. Cool & Collected (9:18) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I’m All Ears’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/letseatgrandma.bandcamp.com/album/im-all-ears & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

15. Truck (4:05) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

16. 1991 (3:46) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

17. Verdant (3:45) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

18. Cut To The Quick (4:02) Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

19. Helen (4:41) Oracle Hysterical (Taken from the album ‘Hecuba‘; see www.oraclehysterical.com and www.oraclehysterical.bandcamp.com)

20. No Comfort (5:40)  Oracle Hysterical (Taken from the album ‘Hecuba‘, see www.oraclehysterical.com and www.oraclehysterical.bandcamp.com)

21. Poppies Dream (7:03) – Six-Ring Circus (Taken from the album ‘Six-Ring Circus’; see six-ringcircus.com/www.facebook.com/sixringcircusband/)

22. Cirkus – Part. II (6:20) Six-Ring Circus (Taken from the album ‘Six-Ring Circus’; see six-ringcircus.com/www.facebook.com/sixringcircusband/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again concluding my countdown of my favourite albums of 2018, as we reach the albums I’ve placed from 10 to 1, my very favourites of last year, so I hope you’ll join me for that – it should be a most excellent show.

 

Episode 250: Two’s A Crowd

This is the 250th 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. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘The Chopin Project’ by Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123 MB.

1. Émigré (3:16) – Alele Diane (Taken from the album ‘Cusp’; see www.aleladiane.com)

2. Wide Awake (2:44) – Parquet Courts (Taken from the album ‘Wide Awake!’; see www.parquetcourts.wordpress.com)

3. Wave Over Me (Twilight Mix) (4:55) – Intelligent Light (Digital download available from Bandcamp; see www.johndegregorio.bandcamp.com)

4. Communism Part 2 (2:46) – The Sursiks (Taken from the album ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Singing’; see thesursiks.bandcamp.com)

5. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (4:25) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

6. The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (6:08) – Anna von Haussewolf  (Taken from the album ‘Dead Magic’; see www.annavonhausswolff.org)

7. Latch to a Grave (6:22) – Winterfylleth (Taken from the album ‘The Harrowing of Heirdom’; see www.winterfylleth.bandcamp.com)

8. Natural (2:32) – Tanukichan (Taken from the album ‘Natural’; see www.tanukichan.bandcamp.com)

9. Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse (3:44) – Andy Partridge (Taken from the album ‘Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 2’; see www.ape.uk.net)

10. Reminiscence (4:35) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

11. Accidentally Saved the World (3:54) – Richard In Your Mind (Taken from the album ‘Super Love Brain’; see www.richardinyourmind.bandcamp.com)

12. Emeriga (4:44) – Irfan (Taken from the album ‘Roots’; see www.irfantheband.bandcamp.com)

13. Thousand Hands (9:37) – Elder (Taken from the album ‘Reflections of a Floating World’; see www.beholdtheelder.com)

14. Pork Chop Dinner (2:39) – The Sursiks (Taken from the album ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Singing’; see thesursiks.bandcamp.com)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

15. The Pouch (3:30) Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘King of the Down’; see www.archgarrison.co.uk)

16. My Bonny Boy (2:53) – Anne Briggs (Taken from the EP ‘The Hazards of Love’; see www.topicrecords.co.uk/anne-briggs-the-hazards-of-love)

17. The Sea V (4:18) – Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Ripdal & Jon Christensen (Taken from the album ‘The Sea′; see www.ecmrecords.com)

18. Terminal Paradise (4:00) Adrienne Lenker (Taken from the album ‘Abysskiss’; see www.adriannelenker.com)

19. Black Tourmaline (3:57) – Adam Hurst (Taken from the album ‘Talisman’; see www.worldcello.com)

20. Tell Me What You See In Me (3:38) Sandy Denny & The Strawbs (Taken from the album ‘All Our Own Work’; see www.strawbsweb.co.uk/albtrack/sandy)

21. Bolero (5:59) Oracle Hysterical (Taken from the album ‘Hecuba‘, see www.oraclehysterical.com and www.oraclehysterical.bandcamp.com)

22. Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C Minor (6:41) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

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

23. Black Velvet (3:27) The Lilac Time (Taken from the album ‘The Lilac Time’; see stephenduffy.com/)

24. Sad February (4:36) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Here’s the Tender Coming’; see www.the-unthanks.com)

25. The Vessel (2:57) – We Lost the Sea (Taken from the album ‘Crimea’; see www.welostthesea.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 with lots of great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Specifically he’ll be starting his countdown of his favourite 30 albums from 2018, counting down the albums from 30 to 21, so we hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 249: Eppy’s EPs of 2018

This is the 249th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the recent interview with Marvin B Naylor but for our first show of 2019 I’ll be reviewing some of my favourite EP releases of 2018. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.3 MB.

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

2. Geckos (5:04) – Mischa Blanos (Taken from the ‘Second Nature’ EP; see infine-rec.bandcamp.com/album/second-nature-ep, mischablanos.com/www.facebook.com/mischablanos/)

3. To Get Her (3:13) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

4. Brain (Watching Your Eyes) (8:47) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

5. Weep, O Mine Eyes (1:57) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.co.uk)  

6. Don’t Look, Don’t Stare (3:19) – Oh Malô (Taken from the EP ‘Young Orchard, Vol. 1’; see ohmalo.bandcamp.com/album/young-orchard-vol-1www.facebook.com/ohmalo/)

7. Ketamine (3:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

8. Pierrot’s Dream Theater (7:00) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

9. Five More (2:07) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

10. The Old Brain (4:47) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

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

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

13. (This is Why I Hate) Clocks (4:40) Friend Roulette (Taken from the EP ‘I Want Out’; see prettypurgatory.bandcamp.com/album/i-want-out, www.prettypurgatory.com/artists/friend-roulette & www.facebook.com/FriendRoulette/

14. Prairies Of Stars (3:45) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

15. Monsters In Your Head (3:03) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

16. Work (4:16) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

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

18. Coquillages (2:48) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

19. Chalkhill Blue (5:53) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.co.uk)  

20. Rocoma (5:36) Mischa Blanos (Taken from the ‘Second Nature’ EP; see infine-rec.bandcamp.com/album/second-nature-ep, mischablanos.com/www.facebook.com/mischablanos/)

21. The Latest News (4:13) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

22. Otrov (2:57) E.L. Heath (Taken from the EP ‘Smiling Leaf’; see digital.waysideandwoodland.com/album/smiling-leaf, waysideandwoodland.com/notes-on-a-smiling-leaf-by-e-l-heath/ & www.facebook.com/ELHeathuk/

23. Only Mocking (4:27)  El Radio Fantastique (Taken from the EP ‘Outside of Space and Time’; elradiofantastique.bandcamp.com/album/outside-of-space-and-time, www.elradiofantastique.com & www.facebook.com/elradiofantastique/)

24. You Don’t Know (4:56)  El Radio Fantastique (Taken from the EP ‘Outside of Space and Time’; elradiofantastique.bandcamp.com/album/outside-of-space-and-time, www.elradiofantastique.com & www.facebook.com/elradiofantastique/)

25. Read Me (4:30) Oh Malô (Taken from the EP ‘Young Orchard, Vol. 1’; see ohmalo.bandcamp.com/album/young-orchard-vol-1www.facebook.com/ohmalo/)

26. Black Hole (3:13)  Friend Roulette (Taken from the EP ‘I Want Out’; see prettypurgatory.bandcamp.com/album/i-want-out, www.prettypurgatory.com/artists/friend-roulette & www.facebook.com/FriendRoulette/

27. Alun I (4:25) – Hippo (Taken from the ‘Hippo′ EP; see hippobristol.bandcamp.com/album/hippo-ep & www.facebook.com/hippobristol/)

28. Georgia (4:52) – Hippo (Taken from the ‘Hippo′ EP; see hippobristol.bandcamp.com/album/hippo-ep & www.facebook.com/hippobristol/)

29. Down in Mystic (4:56) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

30. Smiling Leaf (4:26) E.L. Heath (Taken from the EP ‘Smiling Leaf’; see digital.waysideandwoodland.com/album/smiling-leaf, waysideandwoodland.com/notes-on-a-smiling-leaf-by-e-l-heath/ & www.facebook.com/ELHeathuk/

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be very busy with work again so for the 250th eppysode I’ll be leaving you in the very capable hands of regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel who will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll join them for that.

Episode 216: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 3

This is the 216th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to, & final part of, my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. Our feature album this time is also from 2016 – ‘LIFE’ by electronic music duo KNOWER, so you’ll hear three tracks from that   plus you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.61 MB.

1. Partita for 8 Voices Part 1: Allemande (5:54) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘Partita for 8 Voices’; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/partita-for-8-voices-caroline-shaw & www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

2. Hanging On (5:25) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/lifewww.facebook.com/KNOWERmusic/)

3. Wood (5:26) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

4. Biomes (2:12) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

5. Chimpanzees In Canopies (3:33) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

6. My Book Of Regrets (9:24) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the mini-album ‘4 ½; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

7. Grunts (5:43) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

8. Semente (7:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

9. Polydactyl (2:58) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the album ‘Press The Flesh’; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack/)

10. Robin (6:51) – Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

11. Mending A Secret (5:07) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

12. The Government Knows (3:44) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

13. Siglen (4:31) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

14. Once A Squirrel (4:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available as a digital download from spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/track/once-a-squirrel; see also www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Beep Box (4:01) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

16. Fluid Gone (4:24) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

17. Persia Rising (3:40) – John Carpenter (Taken from the album ‘Lost Themes II’; see www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/ & www.facebook.com/directorjohncarpenter/)

18. Soul Denying (5:14) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

19. Give Yourself A Name (6:53) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

20. High/Aflame (6:29) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

21. Rounding The Horn (7:50) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm & www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

22. Winder (4:38) – Strobes (Taken from the album ‘Brokespeak’; see strobesband.bandcamp.com/album/brokespeak & www.strobesmusic.com/)

23. More Than Just Another Try (2:26) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

24. Primordial (7:46)  Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

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 again next time with another TV Themes Special (the last one I did was back in January 2015 but it was very well received by listeners at the time so hopefully this will represent the long-awaited sequel), so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

This is the 202nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

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

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 201: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 201st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your usual host return to continue the countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.8 MB.

1. Zero DB (3:35) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

2. 4monica (5:25) – Gurgles (Single, available as a digital download from gurgles.bandcamp.com/track/4monica; see also gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Gurglesband/)

3. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 20 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 11)…

4. It’s Infinite (8:29) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

5. Another Week (5:00) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

6. Oh, The Sadmakers (3:01) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

7. Paper Doll Parts (4:45) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

8. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Parasite (3:39) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

11. Bird of Paradise, Part II (3:38) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

12. Slide Rules (4:52) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Wish U (5:47) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

14. Mars Is So Yesterday (5:12) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

15. Assault on the Tyranny of Reason (5:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

16. Daydreaming (6:24) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

17. Ful Stop (6:07) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

18. Fight, fight, fight (3:54) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

19. Willing to Change (4:06) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

20. Le Mar Du Passé (4:17) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

21. Chaussures à nos pieds (5:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

22. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

23. Through Restless Seas I Come (6:58) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Eppy will be completing his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this final part he’ll be counting down the albums from 10 to 1) so we hope you’ll come back for that – there should be some spectacular music on offer.