Episode 215: Build a Better Mousetrap

September 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 215th 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 was going to be built around an interview, which unfortunately we’ve had to postpone, so instead you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of musical choices from me, including lots of 2017 tracks, a feature album from 2000 ‘Orion’ by Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Ken Baird, so you’ll hear three tracks from that plus you’ll hear tracks played in tribute to the recently departed Walter Becker & Holger Czukay. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.2 MB.

1. Do It Again (5:57) – Steely Dan (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’; see www.walterbecker.com/ & www.steelydan.com/)

2. Dolphins (4:21) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

3. Always With You (10:24) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

4. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

5. The Sky Turned To Grey (6:05) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

6. Land of Cake and Confusion (11:16) – Darkroom (Taken from the EP ‘New River’;  see darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/album/new-river-ep, www.darkroomtheband.net/, & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

7. Too Close For Comfort (4:04) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

8. Pizz Trance (4:49) – Quest Ensemble (Single available to download via qensemble.bandcamp.com/track/pizz-trance; see also www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

9. Fields (4:02) – Ken Baird Feat. Sue Fraser  (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

10. Oh, The Sky (4:50) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

11. Lola (4:22) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

12. L’éléphant (3:14) – Henri Texier (Taken from the album ‘Varech’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/henri-texier-mn0000566436)

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. Rubber Chicken Soup (4:05) – Stryngs (Taken from the album ‘Love & Other Vices’; see stryngs.bandcamp.com)

15. Cookie Man (4:58) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

16. Home (3:04) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

17. Tie Me to the Ground (3:18) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

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

18. Fragrance (4:07) – Holger Czukay (Taken from the album ‘On The Way To The Peak Of Normal’; see www.czukay.com/)

19. Human God (5:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

20. Shadow Walls (9:01) – Ken Baird (Taken from the album ‘Orion’; see store.cdbaby.com/Artist/KenBaird & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

21. Lights (4:24) – V Ä L V Ē (Taken from the EP ‘#1 [the theosophical society]’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com/album/1-the-theosophical-society, )

22. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to the show, 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 the very final part of my review of the ‘best of the rest’ of 2016, so expect the usual eclectic mix but with all the fantastic music coming from last year. I hope you’ll be back to listen then.

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Episode 193: The Little Wonders

November 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 193rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our last show had Halloween trappings, but with this eppysode we’re back to a more traditional show. There’s no feature album this time around, but we do have a featured artist, Mike Kershaw, and this show is built around an interview with Mike and features lots of music from him & some of his own choices, plus the usual eclectic mixture of other music, including lots from 2016 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. Radio Song (4:16) – R. E. M. (Taken from the album ‘Out of Time’; see remhq.com/index.php)

2. Fragile Friend (3:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Critical Mass (5:21) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘Black Hole/Blank Canvas’; see motorpsycho.fix.no/ & www.facebook.com/motorpsychonews/)

4. How Can You Leave Me On My Own (3:32) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

5. Side Out Side (4:24) – Dementio13 (feat. Robert Halcrow) (Taken from the album ‘Broxen’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

6. Sea Snake Beware (2:54) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

7. Mirmaid’s Purse (2:07) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com

8. Into The Sun (6:17) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘This Long Night’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

Interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

9. Animal (3:40) – Jenny and Johnny (Taken from the album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’; see www.jennylewis.com/)

10. Lake Song (5:53) – The Decemberists (Taken from the album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’; see www.decemberists.com/ & www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/)

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

12. Elevate or Operate (4:04) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Generation Why (5:21) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

14. Falling (4:55) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

15. Bird in the Bush (3:18) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download and a limited edition CD, available via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

16. Birth of Decay (17:57) –  The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light) Note. please ignore my comments on the show about the track names – this is the correct name of this track, a live recording only available on the double vinyl edition, or as a download for people ordering physical directly from the House of Mythology web site.

17. Pocket Tribe (End Malfunction Remix) (6:02) – Necromonkey (Taken from the EP ‘The Shadow of the Blind Man; see necromonkey.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. 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)

Return to the interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

19. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. The City Revealed (6:53) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

21. Josephine (4:32) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rhainmusic.com/rhainmusic.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

22. Duke’s Travels (8:41) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

23. Duke’s End (2:10) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Mike Kershaw for the interview. 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 – 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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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