Episode 264: From Venus With Love

This is the 264th 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 & 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). Following the last show, where I offered part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, this show has less of an overall theme to it. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is a theme of sorts, with four tracks about outer space scattered throughout the playlist. Otherwise there will be lots of new 2019 music, plus the occasional step back into the past, even going as far back as 1959, and we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.3 MB.

1. Dawn Chorus (3:06) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/track/dawn-chorus; see also www.cosmosheldrake.com)

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

2. Big Love (3:44) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album ‘Tango In the Night (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.fleetwoodmac.com & www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac/)

3. Estranged (4:26) – Paul Morricone (Taken from the album ‘The Dissolving Man’; see paulmorricone.com/ & paulmorricone.bandcamp.com/album/the-dissolving-man)

4. Questions (6:26) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Replicant’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/replicant & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

5. She’s a Gun (2:24) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

6. Rasputin (3:34) – The Living (Taken from the album ‘human/kind’; see theliving.bandcamp.com/album/human-kind, theliving.ca/, & www.facebook.com/lifebelongstotheliving)

7. Circles (8:14) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Bruised Sky’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com/album/bruised-sky & www.facebook.com/wearekinband/)

8. King Buddha (4:49) – Lord HAHA (Taken from the album ‘Lord HAHA’; see lordhaha13.bandcamp.com/album/lord-haha & www.facebook.com/lordhaha.esquire/)  

9. Loki Had Been Drinking (6:19) – Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses)

10. Dark Park (4:03) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. The Garden (7:18) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

12. I, Octopus (4:05) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

13. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale (3:51) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

14. Whirling (2:33) – Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan (Originally from the album The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music but in this case the track was taken from the compilation ‘Incantations For Tape’ – see soundmiraclerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/incantations-for-tape; see also clone.nl/item51192.html)  

15. Autumn’s Left Quieter (4:17) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘The Divide’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-patterson-doug-melbourne-the-divide-cd/ & www.onemorething-music.uk/)

16. Heroes (4:44) – Himmelsgräns (Taken from the ‘Heroes’ EP; see  www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

17. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. The Elemental (6:46) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

19. Mare Imbrium (9:29) – Starcluster (Single available to download via www.jamendo.com/track/1663515/mare-imbrium; see also www.facebook.com/StarclusterOfficial/)

20. Patterns Of Light (3:21) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album Demon’; see tomslatter.co.uk/, tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/demon & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic/)

21. Symmetrical (4:30) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

22. Rat Cure Death Proof (2:59) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

23. Three Suns (2:28) – Segun Akinola (Taken from the album ‘Doctor Who: Series 11’; see www.segunakinola.com, www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/0b242939-4cc6-471d-8924-a9ed43d4457a & www.facebook.com/segunakinolacomposer/)

24. Outer Space (3:15)  John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

25. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon (5:05) – Ben Darwish (Taken from the ‘I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon’ EP; see bendarwish.bandcamp.com, www.bendarwish.com & www.facebook.com/bendarwish)

26. Owl Song (3:30) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/album/owl-song; see also www.cosmosheldrake.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time with a show that I’m hoping will be based around an interview, as long as I can get my arse in gear and write the questions. Either way, I’ll be back so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 263: Best of 2018 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 263rd 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 & 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). Following the last show, where I offered a review of some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far in 2019, this time around I’m actually going back in time as this is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, featuring some of the music that didn’t get featured in either my ‘EPs of 2018’ or in my ‘top 30 albums of 2018’ shows. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is sort of a feature country, with four tracks from different Japanese acts scattered throughout the playlist. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. Eskimo (7:23) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

3. Asylum (5:14) – GU-RU (Single available to buy via gu-ru.bandcamp.com/track/asylum; see also www.facebook.com/guruthree

4. Other Half Rule (4:34) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see  davidcrosby.com)

5. Superman (Movie) (4:52) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

6. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/roho-ulio-toweka-ants-worshipwww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

7. Single File (5:10) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the album ‘Ghost City’; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-city & www.facebook.com/deltasleepband

8. Levhorm (9:11) – Koenji Hyakkei 高円寺百景 (Taken from the album ‘Dhorimviskha’; see koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha & www.facebook.com/koenjihyakkei/)  

9. Social Candy (4:24) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Single available to download via psychedelicporncrumpets.bandcamp.com/album/social-candy & also to be found on the album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’; see also www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/ & www.facebook.com/psychedelicprncrumpets/)

10. Lost For a Day (3:09) – Robin Kester (Taken from the EP ‘Peel the Skin’; see robinkester.bandcamp.com/album/peel-the-skin, www.robinkester.com/ & www.facebook.com/RobinKesterMusic)

11. Mad World (5:32) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Covers 1’; see  youngbloodbrassbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/covers-1, www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband)

12. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

13. Majupose (4:02) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

14. Keys To The Kingdom (4:09) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

15. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

16. 1967 (3:20) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see davidcrosby.com)

17. Can’t Work It Out (5:42) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album Plausible Cause’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/plausible-cause & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

18. Batman Theme (1989 Movie) (4:53) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

19. Bird (2:57) – A Formal Horse (Single available to buy via aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/track/bird; see also www.aformalhorse.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse)

20. Gatherings (6:41) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

21. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour & www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/)

22. The Lake (4:46) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

23. The Barefoot Chocolate Maker (5:47) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

24. If Planets Were Nearby (6:09) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘L’appel du Vide′; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com)

25. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time with a show… I’m not quite sure what it will be like, but there probably won’t be a theme, it’ll just be me catching up with some recent releases and playing a few other odds and ends that take my fancy. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 259: Small Game for Big Hunters

This is the 259th 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 usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel kindly standing in for him. They’ll be bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. There’s no feature album this time but there will be a couple of tracks from the brand new album from Ex Reverie, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t.  Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.5 MB.

1. La Joya (3:37) – Aukai (Taken from the album ‘Reminiscence’; see  www.aukaimusic.com & aukai.bandcamp.com/album/reminiscence)

2. The Gypsies Came Marching After (3:13) – White Magic (Taken from the EP ‘Through the Sun Door’; see whitemagic.bandcamp.com)

3. Sossity (4:41) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Benefit’; see www.jethrotull.com)

4. The Kentish Town Song (Will Hunt/Sundae Club) (4:17) – The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers (Taken from the single ‘The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers: Double B-side’; see  frothblowerband.bandcamp.com)

5. Old Tree (3:41) – Hexvessel (Taken from the album ‘All Tree’; see www.hexvessel.com)

6. Cool in the Pool (5:01) – Holgar Czukay (Taken from the album ‘Movies’; see www.czukay.com)

7. Lady Boston (4:20) – The Good, the Bad, and the Queen (Taken from the album ‘Merrie Land’; see www.thegoodthebadandthequeen.com)

8. Ribcage (4:04) – Snow Ghosts (Taken from the album ‘A Quiet Ritual’; see snowghosts.bandcamp.com)

9. Film Credits (3:32) – Ólafur Arnalds (Taken from the album ‘Living Room Songs’; see www.olafurarnalds.com)

10. 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/)

11. Hollow Veil (5:29) – Darkher (Taken from the album ‘Realms’; see darkher-uk.bandcamp.com/album/realms)

12. Milkweed (3:20) – Iron & Wine (Taken from the album ‘Weed Garden’; see www.ironandwine.com)

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

13. Petite Suite: III. Menuet (Claude Debussy) (3:02) – Transcontinental Piano Duo (Taken from the album ‘French Piano Four-Hands with the Elegant Erard’; see https://www.transcontinentalpianoduo.com/)

14. Chant de la Mer (5:34) – Veronique Chalot (Taken from the album ‘J’ai vu la Loup’; see www.discogs.com/artist/2344714-Veronique-Chalot)

15. Did Not the Heavenly Rhetorike (2:30) – Oracle Hysterical (Taken from the album ‘Passionate Pilgrim (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.oraclehysterical.com and oraclehysterical.bandcamp.com/album/passionate-pilgrim-deluxe-edition)

16. Horse and Hattock (1:27) – Ex Reverie (Taken from the album ‘Isobel Gowdie’; see exreverie.bandcamp.com)

17. Don’t Need (4:42) – White Magic (Taken from the EP ‘Through the Sun Door’; see whitemagic.bandcamp.com)

18. Path 5: Delta (4:16) – Max Richter (Taken from the album ‘From Sleep’; see www.maxrichtermusic.com)

19. Away (4:15) – Anna Calvi (Taken from the album ‘Hunter’; see www.annacalvi.com )

20. You Let the Light Shine Through (4:08) – Peter Bjargo (Taken from the album ‘Animus Retinentia’; see peterbjargo.bandcamp.com)

21. Greta (3:36) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Cyrk’; see www.catelebon.com)

22. Heavy Heart (4:23)  – Snow Ghosts (Taken from the album ‘A Quiet Ritual’; see snowghosts.bandcamp.com)

23. Ophelia’s Song (2:51) – Shelagh McDonald (Taken from the album ‘Let No Man Steal Your Thyme’; see www.shelaghmcdonald.wordpress.com)

24. Passpartu (4:51) – Premiata Forneria Marconi (Taken from the album ‘Passpartu’; see www.pfmworld.com)

25. In November (4:34) – David Darling (Taken from the album ‘Cello’; www.daviddarling.com)

26. White Dunes (9:03) – Ex Reverie (Taken from the album ‘Isobel Gowdie’; see see exreverie.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 lots of great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

Episode 256: An Eppysode for Ed

This is the 256th 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). This a very special show for me personally as we’ll be celebrating the life and musical loves of my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway. Ed very tragically passed away back in February of this year and this show will, if only in a very small way, pay tribute to him, by featuring music that we both loved, music that he introduced to me, and music that I introduced to him (both via the Eppy show & outside of it). There will also be tributes to Ed from other listeners along with tracks they’ve selected, & of course stories about Ed, shared experiences, & reflections on a great life, albeit one that ended far too soon. Ed loved so many different bands and artists that I decided not to pick a feature album or artist this time but instead to choose as wide ranging a mixture of music as possible, so that’s what you’re gonna get. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.8 MB.

1. Happiness Is Easy (6:34) – Talk Talk (Taken from the album ‘The Colour of Spring’; see www.facebook.com/Talk-Talk-Mark-Hollis-12307963901/

2. Vita Voom (4:48) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Jurassic Shift’; see www.ozrics.com/)

3. Night Fire Dance (7 inch edit) (4:03) – Andreas Vollenweider (Taken from the single ‘Night Fire Dance′; see vollenweider.com/en)

A few words from Pontus Norshammar about his memories of Ed

4. Eagle (5:51) – ABBA (Taken from the album ‘The Album’; see www.abbasite.com/ & www.facebook.com/ABBA)

5. Can I Play With Madness (3:31) – Iron Maiden (Taken from the album ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’; see www.ironmaiden.com/ & www.facebook.com/ironmaiden)

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

6. Left to My Own Devices (8:17) – Pet Shop Boys (Taken from the album ‘Introspective′; see petshopboys.co.uk/)

7. I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio (0:56) – Monty Python (Taken from the album Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album; see www.montypython.com

8. Night (4:40) – Paula Cole Band (B-side to the single ‘I Believe in Love’; see paulacole.com & www.facebook.com/paulacolemusic/)

9. Don’t Let Go (6:11) – Tom Baxter (Taken from the album ‘Feather & Stone’; see  www.tombaxter.com)

10. Follow You Follow Me (4:53) – Ed Alleyne-Johnson (Taken from the album ‘Echoes’; see www.facebook.com/EdAlleyneJohnson/)

11. One Man’s Fool (8:47) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Calling All Stations′; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

A few words from Rebsie Fairholm about her memories of Ed

12. Dream of Me (8:25) – The Violet Hour  (Taken from the album ‘The Fire Sermon’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

13. Davros (Leader of the Daleks) (4:07) – Project Adorno (Taken from the album ‘Cheap Sweets and Sequencers’; see www.projectadorno.net/)

14. One Of These Things First (4:52) – Nick Drake (Taken from the album ‘Bryter Layter’; see www.brytermusic.com/ & www.nickdrake.com)

15. 15H40 (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements‘; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

16. From The Ground Up (5:34) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

17. Warm Wet Circles (Single edit) (4:23) – Marillion (Taken from the album ‘Clutching at Straws’; see marillion.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial/)

18. The Living Daylights (Single version) (4:14) – a-ha (Taken from the album ‘The Singles: 1984 – 2004′; see a-ha.com & www.facebook.com/officialaha/ 

19. Tammen varjossa (4:22) – Eleanoora Rosenholm (Taken from the ‘Tammen Varjossa’ EP; see fonal.com/artists/eleanoora-rosenholm/ & www.facebook.com/eleanoora/)

20. Paniikki taidemuseossa (4:59) Eleanoora Rosenholm (Taken from the ‘Tammen Varjossa′ EP; see fonal.com/artists/eleanoora-rosenholm/ & www.facebook.com/eleanoora/)

A few words from Michael Bearpark about his memories of Ed

21. Sleep in Deep (2:46) – Bel Canto (Taken from the album Shimmering, Warm and Bright; see belcanto.no/)

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

23. Crazy Raven (8:47) – The Poozies (Taken from the album ‘Chantoozies’; see www.poozies.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 another tribute to someone we’ve lost this year, as our feature artist will be none other than Peter Tork. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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.

 

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 247: Twas the Episode Before Christmas

This is the 247th 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’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the last excellent show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, the 1965 album by the Vince Guaraldi Trio so you’ll hear two tracks taken directly from that, plus one track directly inspired by music from the album. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2018, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.3 MB.

1. The Testimony Of John (5:08) –  Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

2. December (3:55) – Humbird (Single available via humbird.bandcamp.com/track/december; see also www.facebook.com/humbirdhumbird/?ref=hl)

3. Snowflakes on Concrete (2:40) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Single available as a free download via thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/track/snowflakes-on-concrete; see also www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation

4. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (2:44) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

5. Winter Mountain (5:20) – Moonparticle (Taken from the album ‘Hurricane Esmeralda’; see moonparticle.bandcamp.com/album/hurricane-esmeralda, www.moonparticle.com/www.facebook.com/moonparticleband/)

6. Winter Bee (4:40) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. How A Rose (6:39) – Roomful of Teeth (Single available via roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/how-a-rose; see also www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

8. December Train (4:14) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Slope (2013 Deluxe Edition), Vol.1.’; see www.stevejansen.com/)

9. Frost and Furrow (3:25) – Julia Kent (Single available via music.juliakent.com/album/frost-and-furrow; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (6:42) – Robert Glasper & Doobie Powell (Single available as a free download via doobiepowell.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also www.robertglasper.com/)

11. Skating (2:26) – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Taken from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas; see www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-guaraldi-mn0000201678/biography & www.fivecentsplease.org/dpb/vincecd.html)

12. Veni Veni Emmanuel (3:22) – Beth Nielsen Chapman (Taken from the album ‘Hymns’; see bethnielsenchapman.com/product/hymns/)

13. There’s Someone on the Roof (Slaybell Mix) (3:38) – Pye Corner Audio (Single available via pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/theres-someone-on-the-roof-slaybell-mix; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

14. The Glaze of the Universe (3:30) – Testbild! (Single available via kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-glaze-of-the-universe; see also www.facebook.com/Testbild-94350211151/)

15. Corpus Christi (5:46) – Rebsie Fairholm featuring Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Morning Christmas (3:26) The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Christmas With The Beach Boys’; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

18. Snow Bird (2:37) Chloe March (Single available via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/snow-bird; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

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

19. Oh Blimey It’s Christmas (2:57)  Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the EP ‘Oh Blimey It’s Christmas’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/ & franksidebottom.co.uk/)

20. Snowman (5:04) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see chalkhills.org/, www.ape.uk.net & www.last.fm/music/XTC)

21. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:31) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘That Fuzzy Feeling’; see lorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/that-fuzzy-feeling-loaf14, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

22. (Merry Xmas) Face The Future (4:08) – BEAK> (Single available via beak.bandcamp.com/album/merry-xmas-face-the-future; see www.beakmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/beakbristol/)

23. Snowfall (2:55) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Party’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

24. Christmas Time Is Here (4:09) Gramercy Brass (Taken from the album ‘Christmas Time Is Here’; see www.gramercybrass.org/index/)

25. 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. All the best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! 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’m going to be interviewing singer, songwriter & guitarist Marvin B. Naylor, so you’ll hear both music from and music chosen by Marvin, so I hope you’ll return for that.