Episode 226: Best of 2017, Top 10

February 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 226th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is back once again, catching up on some music news and bringing you some new music for 2018, but also concluding his countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. On this show it’s the all-important top 10. 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.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140 MB.

1. A Noise to Make (5:17) – +1 (Not currently available to buy but may appear on a forthcoming album; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

2. A Guest House (5:01) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

3. End of Summer Part 1 (6:33) – Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Taken from the album ‘End of Summer ’; see johannjohannsson.bandcamp.com/album/end-of-summer-with-hildur-gu-nad-ttir-robert-aiki-aubrey-lowe & www.johannjohannsson.com/)

I start counting down my top 10 favourite albums of 2017 from here…

4. Interlude II (5:25) – The Knells (Taken from the album ‘Knells II’; see theknells.bandcamp.com/album/knells-ii & theknells.com/)

5. Immolation (6:58) – The Knells (Taken from the album ‘Knells II’; see theknells.bandcamp.com/album/knells-ii & theknells.com/)

6. Streetlight (4:22) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

7. Sink (4:58) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

8. Positive Negative (5:19) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

9. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (5:04) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

10. Shringara (3:19) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

11. Apotheosis (7:15) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

12. Sòdhaigh 5 (4:30) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

13. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

14. Get a Lawn (6:21) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

15. Destiny Repeats Itself (7:24) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

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

17. Mean Well (4:09) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

18. The Maypole (Including Malibu And Stunt Road) (3:39) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘The Tower’; see motorpsycho.no/www.facebook.com/motorpsycho.official/)

19. The Cuckoo (7:20) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘The Tower’; see motorpsycho.no/www.facebook.com/motorpsycho.official/)

20. 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/)

21. Supernova (10:15) – 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/)

22. Hide & Seek (6:19) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

23. Standing In The Wake of Violence (5:18) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

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

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Episode 225: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 2

February 6, 2018 at 7:40 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 225th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host returns this time and I’ll be catching up on some music news as well as continuing with my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2017. 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.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.5 MB.

1. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

2. Truck (4:05) – The Fierce And The Dead (Single from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/track/truckwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

3. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see  www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith for the campaign to raise money for Tim’s healthcare costs & otherwise go to www.cardiacs.net)

4. Legend Of A Mind (6:36) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/

5. Zombie (5:06) – The Cranberries (Taken from the album ‘No Need To Argue’; see www.cranberries.com/site/ & www.darkofficial.com/site/)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 20-11) from here…

6. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. Brief Encounter (4:59) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

8. Chinese Brainworm (Taenia Solium) (4:49) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

9. The Monday Club (7:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Charlie’s Kitchen (7:43) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

11. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

12. Impletit la 5 (4:58) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

13. Cararea (7:24) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

14. Panic amongst the Dragonflies (4:42) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Moonbow (5:34) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

16. Objects to Place in a Tomb (5:28) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

17. Beyond Dialogue (6:42) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

18. Skin (4:08) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill)

19. Philomela (5:21) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

20. Orchardie (4:26) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Signal Flow (4:13) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

22. Grow (4:40) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

23. Traveler (5:25) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

24. An Intention (4:01) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

25. To Feel Your Best (6:20) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

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 more of his best albums of 2017, specifically counting down his top 10 albums of last year, so you’ll definitely want to be back for that.

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Episode 224: Concerto

January 25, 2018 at 9:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 224th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). 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 ‘Doomsday Afternoon’ by Phideaux.  Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 118.2 MB.

1. Cast a Spell (5:10) – Rusalnaia (Taken from the album ‘Time Takes Away’; see rusalnaia.bandcamp.com)

2. Sea as it Glides (4:12) – Julie Byrne (Taken from the album ‘Not Even Happiness’; see juliembyrne.bandcamp.com)

3. White Gate (3:53) – Macmaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Hook’; see www.brightyoungfolk.com/records/hook-macmaster-hay)

4. Micro Softdeathstar (11:16) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Doomsday Afternoon’; see www.bloodfish.com, & phideaux.bandcamp.com)

5. Dear God (3:34) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘Skylarking’; see burningshed.com/XTC-Skylarking_corrected_polarity_edition-CD)

6. This Devilish Dichotomy (1:58)Thinguma*JigSaw (Taken from the album ‘Misery Together’; see www.thingumajigsaw.com)

7. Another Century (4:52) – The Church (Taken from the album ‘Man Woman Life Death Infinity’; see thechurchband.net)

8. The Welcome Sailor (3:47) – Nancy Wallace (Taken from the album ‘The Rough Guide to English Folk’; see nancywallacemusic.com/about)

9. Electric Landlady (3:53) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk)

10. April (2:01) – Peter Wyngarde (Taken from the album ‘When Sex Leers its Inquisitive Head’; see www.peterwyngarde.me.uk)

11. Microdeath Softstar (14:40) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Doomsday Afternoon’; see www.bloodfish.com, & phideaux.bandcamp.com)

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

12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Nice Elf Again) (3:40) – Magazine (Taken from the album ‘The Correct Use of Soap’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/magazine)

13. The Curate of Cheltenham (3:03) – Paul Roland (Taken from the album ‘Happy Families’; see paul-roland.bandcamp.com)

14. Chapter Inverse (6:06) – Marvin B. Naylor (Forthcoming release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Black-Eyed Susan (3:36) – Shirley Collins (Taken from the album ‘The Power of the True Love Knot’; see www.shirleycollins.co.uk)

16. Hypnophobia (5:31) – Jacco Gardner (Taken from the album ‘Hypnophobia’; see www.jaccogardner.com)

17. L’Invenzione del Nero (5:40) – Giovanni Sollima (Taken from the album ‘Caravaggio’; see www.giovannisollima.it)

18. Dalej (3:24) – Belgrado (Taken from the album ‘Obraz’; see belgrado.bandcamp.com)

19. Mr Slater’s Parrot (2:27) – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (Taken from the album ‘Cornology’; see www.bonzodog.co.uk)

20. Crumble (2:55) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Doomsday Afternoon’; see www.bloodfish.com, & phideaux.bandcamp.com)

21. Sol Invictus (3:18) – Kristi Stassinopoulou (Taken from the album ‘Echotropia’; see krististassinopoulou.com)

22. Sincerely, Future Pollution (4:01) – Timber Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’; see www.timbertimbre.com)

23. AYM (6:08) – Kayno Yesno Slonce (Taken from the album ‘Requiem’; see kaynoyesnoslonce.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time with more of his best albums of 2017.

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Episode 221: Ye Bandit of Sherwood Forest

December 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 221st 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). Your regular host is back (but many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for the fantastic job they did on the previous show) to bring you a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold, the winter solstice and of course Christmas. The feature festive album is from 2010, ‘Christmas with Anúna’, which you may be surprised to learn is by the choral ensemble Anúna. You can also expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, albeit one themed around the time of 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 & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.3 MB.

1. The Lamb (2:44) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) (3:24) – Savatage (Taken from the album ‘Dead Winter Dead’; see www.savatage.com)

3. Ding Dong Merrily on High (2:17) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

4. Winter Deep (6:06) – Crystal Jacqueline (Taken from the album ‘Rainflower’; see www.mega-dodo.co.uk/products/crystal-jacqueline, megadodo.bandcamp.com/album/rainflower & www.facebook.com/crystaljacquelinemusic/)

5. Winter Story (6:43) – My Tricksy Spirit (Taken from the album ‘My Tricksy Spirit’; see mytricksyspirit.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mytricksyspirit/)

6. The 12 Days of Christmas (4:22) – John Denver & the Muppets (Taken from the album ‘A Christmas Together’; see muppet.wikia.com/wiki/A_Christmas_Together_(album), muppets.disney.com/ & johndenver.com/)

7. The Winter Outpost (3:08) – Paul Mallyon (Currently not available to buy but available to stream via soundcloud.com/p_mallyon/the-winter-outpost)

8. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

9. Low Carol (2:54) – The Young Knives (Taken from the compilation album ‘Christmas Joy In Full Measure’; see handofglory.co.uk/discography/christmas-joy-in-full-measure/ & www.young-knives.com/)

10. Sanctus (4:14) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

11. The Holly And The Ivy (5:02) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

12. Reasonable Snow (3:58) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the album ‘Abstract Expression’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/abstract-expression & dominiqueleone.com/)

13. Children’s Corner: No. 4: Snowflakes Are Dancing (2:13) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

14. Aurora Borealis (3:21) – Lemon Demon (Taken from the ‘I Am Become Christmas’ EP; see lemondemon.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-become-christmas-ep & www.lemondemon.com/)

15. I Believe in Father Christmas (4:28) – Carol Keogh and the City Fathers (Taken from the ‘Christmas EP’; see carolkeogh.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-ep & carolkeogh.ie)

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

16. Pipes Of Peace (3:56) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘Pipes Of Peace’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

17. Skater’s Waltz (3:41) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

18. Winter Singing (4:44) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/, imaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

19. At the Death of Winter (4:05) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘The Finest of Miracles; see altrockproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-finest-of-miracles)

20. La Peregrinación (3:48) – This Is The Kit (Taken from a double A-side single; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-time-is-here-b-w-la-peregrinaci-nwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

21. Gabriel’s Message (live) (3:16) – Marillion (I’m not exactly sure where this version is taken from but you can find another version by the band on the album ‘A Collection of Recycled Gifts’; see marillionofficial.bandcamp.com/album/a-collection-of-recycled-gifts, marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

22. Angelus ad Virginem (3:34) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Christmas with Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/ & anuna.bandcamp.com/)

23. As Light Filigrees the Snow (5:40) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Circumpolar’; lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/circumpolar & www.flowforth.com/)

24. Snowfall (4:27) – Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album Heavy Jugs to the Moon’; see www.johnnyunicorn.com/ & johnnyunicorn.bandcamp.com)

25. Xmas Time (Blows My Mind) (4:30) – Savoy (This was released as a promo single; see www.electricity-club.co.uk/lifelines-the-side-projects-of-a-ha/)

26. Xmas No.1 Single (4:29) – Jeff Cummins (This is a demo of a single that was never released and is therefore not currently available to buy but you can listen to it accompanied by an animated video via www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp-tZCELpCY)

27. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

28. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Compliments of the season to one and all! 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 for the final show of 2017, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that so you can see out the year in fine style.

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Episode 219: The Outside-In Man

November 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 219th 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 we have a special guest, Damon Waitkus, founder member of the US band Jack O’ The Clock, and we’ll be talking to him about the history, present and future of the band. There’s no feature album this time but we will be playing a lot of Jack O’ The Clock music, including some brand new tracks, plus Damon will be choosing some of the music, and overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including lots of 2017 music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115 MB.

1. Frankenstein (Cleft Cover) (3:25) – Thumpermonkey (Single to raise funds for Dan from the band Cleft, available as a digital download via thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/frankenstein-cleft-cover; see also www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danbeatcancer for more details about Dan’s campaign & thumpermonkey.com/ for more details about Thumpermonkey)

2. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Bea (4:41) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

4. Earth Dragon Part 2 (3:30) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

Interview with Damon Waitkus of Jack O’ The Clock

5. Aspen (8:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Rare Weather′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Late Night Shopping (2:54) – David Sylvian (Taken from the album ‘Blemish′; see www.davidsylvian.com/)

7. Hyper-Ballad (6:59) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Outsider Songs; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/outsider-songs & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

8. The Old Man and the Table Saw (10:31) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – I; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

9. Sein Chit Tee A Mhat Ta Ya (arr. C.J. Miller) (4:26) – Bang On A Can All-Stars & Kyaw Kyaw Naing (Taken from the album ‘Bang On A Can Meets Kyaw Kyaw Naing’; see bangonacan.bandcamp.com/album/bang-on-a-can-meets-kyaw-kyaw-naing, bangonacan.org/ & cantaloupemusic.com/artists/kyaw-kyaw-naing)

10. Where the Truth Lies (4:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

11. Island Time (5:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Preview of a track that will be on the forthcoming album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

12. Guru on the Road (5:47) – Jack O’ The Clock (Preview of a track that will be on the forthcoming album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

13. Wake Him (2:35) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

14. Farther, Faster, Safer (7:36) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and of course to Damon Waitkus. 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 very busy with work but the show will continue thanks to guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel; you can expect the same typically eclectic mixture of music, only different, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 217: TV Themes Special 2

October 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 217th 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 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 represents the long-awaited sequel. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. Our feature EP this time has a TV themes, erm, theme – ‘Children of the Sun, Part 2’ by the progressive rock/metal project Toehider, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.84 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Theme from ‘The Avengers’ (2:17) – The Laurie Johnson Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Thunderbirds Are Go – TV Themes for Grown Up Kids’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-laurie-johnson-orchestra/id257939725)

3. (i) The Birth of the Odyssey (ii) Monkey Magic (4:59) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

4. House Of The King (2:53) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

5. With A Little Help From My Friends (5:05) – Joe Cocker (Taken from the album ‘Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits’; see www.cocker.com)

6. Sportsnight (2:50) – The Tony Hatch Orchestra  (Taken from the album ‘Hit The Road To Themeland; see tonyhatch.co.uk/)

7. Sesame Street Theme (1:49) – The Kids (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites’; see www.sesamestreet.org)

8. Defenders of the Earth (0:58) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

9. The Rockford Files (Version 2) (0:47) – Max Tundra (Available via the Max Tundra Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/maxtundra; see also www.maxtundra.com/)

10. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (5:49) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

11. Eagle Tax (3:22) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

12. Theme from Harry’s Game (2:29) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Clannad’; see moyabrennan.com/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

13. Heartsong (4:58) – Gordon Giltrap (Taken from the album ‘Time to Reflect: A Personal Anthology, Vol. 2′; see www.giltrap.co.uk/)

14. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

15. I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free (3:52) – The Jiri Nedoma Trio (Taken from the album ‘Great British TV Themes′; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-jiri-nedoma-trio/id264809823 & www.jirinedoma.com/)

16. BBC Snooker Theme (Drag Racer) (2:24) – The Snooker Champs (Taken from the album ‘50 Best of Sport’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_Racer_(song))

17. The Snooker Song (3:15) – Mike Batt & Friends (Taken from the album ‘The Hunting Of The Snark’; see madhouserag.com/)

18. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

19. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.thepointersisters.com & www.sesamestreet.org)

20. Dragons and Demons (3:16) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

21. This Messiah Needs Watching (4:37) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

22. Sour Times (4:14) – Portishead (Taken from the album ‘Dummy’; see www.portishead.co.uk)

23. Jessica (Single Version) (4:09) – The Allman Brothers Band (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Rider: The Essential Collection’; see allmanbrothersband.com)

24. Tank! (3:02) Harajuku Nation (Taken from the album ‘Ultimate Adventure Heroes’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-From-Cowboy-Bebop/dp/B00N9WZVK)

25. Blue Peter (2:07) Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album ‘The Mike Oldfield Collection’; see mikeoldfieldofficial.com & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

26. I Could Be So Good For You (3:14) Dennis Waterman (Single available as a digital download; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/46d28b07-6450-4389-84ba-fdebdbfe93f0)

27. Crying All Day (3:05) Bix Beiderbecke (Taken from the album ‘The Beiderbecke Collection’; see redhotjazz.com/bix.html)

28. The Theme From ‘The New Avengers’ (4:42) – M.f.o.s (Taken from the album ‘Uptown Funk’; see www.acidjazz.co.uk/)

29. Gandhara (3:16) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

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

30. Crusoe (3:55)  Art Of Noise (Taken from the album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’; see www.ztt.com/artists/art-of-noise/ & www.theartofnoiseonline.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 it’s the annual Halloween special which means the return of the one & only Count Eppy Gibbon, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to what promises to be a ghoulishly good show.

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

October 3, 2017 at 9:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 214: Summer’s End Festival Preview

September 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 214th 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 preview of this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which is taking place on the 6th, 7th & 8th of October, in Chepstow. I’ll be chatting to the organisers about this year’s festival and previewing the line-up, including tracks from most of the bands performing over the three days, plus I’ll be suggesting some acts for future years of the festival, and we’ll be revealing some exciting news too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.3 MB.

1. Something’s Coming (5:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine’ which does not currently appear to be available to buy but do contact Matt if you’re interested; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/, troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/mattbaberpiano/)

2. Stranger in a Strange Land (9:26) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘Visions’; see theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn/)

3. Delay Tactics (6:52) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Through The Looking Glass’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

4. Hush (3:47) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

5. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

Interview with Stephen Lambe & Huw Lloyd-Jones…

6. Schehererzade (6:39) – Midnight Sun (Demo track but likely to appear in some form on the forthcoming debut release from the band; see www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

7. Too Many Years (5:10) – iamthemorning (Taken from the album ‘Lighthouse’; see www.iamthemorning.com/, www.facebook.com/iamthemorningpage/ & iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com/)

8. Connection Refused (4:35) – Karibow (Taken from the album ‘Holophinium’; see www.karibow.com/ & www.facebook.com/Karibow-289948447705391/)

9. A New Reality (8:46) – Maschine (Taken from the album ‘Naturalis’; see www.maschineuk.com/ & www.facebook.com/maschineuk)

10. Closer To Irreversible (4:49) – Franck Carducci (Taken from the album ‘Torn Apart’; see www.franckcarducci.com/ & www.facebook.com/franckcarducci/)

11. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see frost.life/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

12. Mood Elevator (5:28) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

13.  The Lamb, the Badger & the Bee (6:42) – Kyros (Taken from the album ‘Vox Humana’; see www.kyrosmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/ & kyrosmusic.bandcamp.com/)

14. Bite The Grit (4:57) – Karmakanic (Taken from the album ‘In A Perfect World’; see www.facebook.com/KarmakanicOfficial/ & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=433)

15. 1st Movement: Coming Up On The Hour (Overture) (5:54) – The Tangent (Taken from the album ‘Le Sacre Du Travail’; see www.thetangent.org/ & www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/)

For more details about the Summer’s End Festival, see www.summersend.co.uk/

16. Night Ocean (4:06) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning, and for more details about their gig at the Under the Edge Arts community project in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 9th September, go to www.utea.org.uk/)

17. Yellow Crow (6:29) – Shankara Andy Bole (Taken from the album ‘Rainbow Crow’; see andybole.co.uk/andybole.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-crow)

18. Ocean Rise (Live at Black Cat Festival, 2016) (5:55) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the album ‘20th Anniversary 1997-2017 Live’; see www.paradise9.net/, paradise9.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/paradise9band/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to Stephen and Huw for coming in for the interview, 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 a ‘normal’ show, so expect the usual eclectic mix and I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 213: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 2

August 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 213th 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 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, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. There’s no feature album this time but you can expect a typically 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 & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.3 MB.

1. No Shadow Left Behind (2:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

2. Numbers (5:34) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

3. Witchita Lineman (3:08) – Glen Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Witchita Lineman’; see www.glencampbell.com/)

4. Fast Travelling (6:17) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. And When The Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

6. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

7. Birth of an Accidental Hipster (3:31) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

8. ShadowLines (5:31) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

9. Telstar (3:12) – Secret Chiefs 3 (Digital download single available via downloads.webofmimicry.com/album/ur-telstar-the-new-daylight-welcome-to-the-theatron-animatronique; see also www.webofmimicry.com/ & www.facebook.com/secretchiefs3/)

10. The Tigress (4:58) – Varamon (Digital download single available via varamon.bandcamp.com/track/the-tigress; see also soundcloud.com/varamonwww.facebook.com/varamonmusic/)

11. Simp 13 (5:35) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

12. Shetlag (7:27) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

13. Into Dimensions (4:47) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

14. Is She With You? (5:47) – Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL (Taken from the album ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hans-zimmer.com/ & www.junkiexl.com/)

15. The Humours of the Grave (7:56) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

16. Violet Monumental I (4:58) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

17. Violet Monumental II (3:14) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

18. Mirror Eyes (6:44) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

19. M-pyre (3:56) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

20. Please Don’t (4:56) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

21. Poiu (5:56) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

22. The Manc Monk (5:56) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

23. Horizon (3:36) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

24. I Know What I Know (3:31) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

25. Gone 2015 (5:30) – Robert Glasper feat. Pharoahe Monch (Taken from the album ‘Miles Ahead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.robertglasper.com/ & www.facebook.com/pharoahemonch/)

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 a preview of this year’s Summer’s End festival, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 212: Baby Driven

August 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 212th 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). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for kindly sitting in again on the last show, but this time around the Eppy Gibbon is back. We don’t quite have a feature album this time but I am drawing inspiration from the soundtrack to the brilliant film Baby Driver, and there will be several tracks either taken from or inspired by that soundtrack. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, covering six different decades. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.3 MB.

1. As We Take The Stage (pts. 1-2) (6:01) – The Scaramanga Six (Taken from a double-A-side digital single and also from the album ‘Chronica’; see www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/, thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/as-we-take-the-stage-owned & www.facebook.com/thescaramangasix)

2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2:26) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

3. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

4. Our Own Way (5:05) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

5. Voodoo Doll of Myself (3:07) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Track Marks’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/track-marks & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Solitude (4:45) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

7. Zye Ouve, Zye Feme (4:16) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

8. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

9. Raptor (2:45) – Vila (Digital download via www.amazon.co.uk/Raptor/dp/B0728BPQ9C and other music sites such as Spotify; see also soundcloud.com/pia-1-1 & www.piasilvi.com/)

10. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (2:21) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

11. Wild Waters (4:35) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

12. Have You Got PPI? (4:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

13. Easy (4:21) – The Commodores (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Very Best of The Commodores; see classic.motown.com/artist/the-commodores/)

14. It’s Easier (4:38) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

15. P-unu (5:32) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

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

16. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7″ version) (3:37) – Scritti Politti (Taken from the compilation album ‘Absolute’; see www.scritti.net/ & www.facebook.com/scrittinet)

17. A Void That I Can Depart To (10:08) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

18. Ready Let’s Go (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

19. Music is Math (5:21) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

20. Hidden (5:21) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

21. Dog-Like Sparky (4:54) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

22. Hocus Pocus (6:41) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Focus II’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

23. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 (2:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

24. Dependence Day (4:45) – Ritual (Taken from the album ‘Ritual’; see www.ritual.se/Ritual_Official_Web/Home.html)

25. Blood Orange (4:10) – Low Chimes (Digital download single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album; see www.lowchimes.com/ & www.facebook.com/lowchimes/)

26. Bright Shimmering Lights (4:52) – 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/)

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 the second part of my review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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