Episode 199: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 1

February 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 199th 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 is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host return after a short break and begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.1 MB.

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

2. The North Wind (4:16) – Pia Silvi (Currently unavailable to buy but you can listen to it again via Pia’s Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown begins here (starting at 30 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 21)…

3. Desire’s Magic Theatre (6:12) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

4. Unsure Overture (4:51) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

5. All Res (5:16) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

6. Protest (4:44) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

7. Bread (3:22) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

8. Kiss My Feet (3:44) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

9. A Poem That The Sky Wrote (3:22) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

10. These Hands (6:07) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

11. First Flight (4:38) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album EARS; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

12. When I Try, I’m Full (3:57) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘EARS’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

13. I Was Born on the Wrong Day (2:18) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

14. What’s Not Mine (7:27) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

15. Vivada Swara (5:39) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

16. La Morena (5:46) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

17. Red Giant (6:06) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

18. Lapse (4:44) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

19. Catherine the Great (3:04) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

20. To The Rescue (5:16) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

21. Diary (5:36) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

22. Do You Need My Love (6:25) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – 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. The next show is very special – it’s the 200th episode and  Eppy will be teaming up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alcymical Muse to put together another of our occasional A-Z special shows, where we present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers so I hope you’ll come back for that and spread the word. We’ll return to the 30 albums of 2016 countdown in episode 201.

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Episode 188: A visit from a certain Ed Wilkins

September 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 188th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show my special guest is my fellow Progzilla Radio presenter Ed Wilkins, and we picked the playlist between us, resulting in an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music. There’s no feature album on this show, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a further tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, as part of our semi-regular 80s feature, and a return to our semi-regular Cats’ Corner feature. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.4 MB.

1. Let Me Fall (3:40) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

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

2. La Coimhthioch fan dtuath (3:50) – Clannad (Taken from the album Crann Úll; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

Chat with my special guest, Mr Ed Wilkins…

3. When The Night Comes (3:22) – Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Taken from the album ‘Alone In The Universe’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffLynne/)

4. Empire Of The Clouds (18:05) – Iron Maiden (Taken from the album ‘The Book Of Souls’; see www.ironmaiden.com/ & www.facebook.com/ironmaiden)

5. The Undone Mother (5:26) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden 1; see foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/the-salt-garden-1, www.facebook.com/foveahex & www.janetrecords.com/)

6. Mammatus (5:34) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the ‘CloudscapesEP; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com, hazalelif.wordpress.com & soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

7. Cubaia (6:23) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’ …

8. And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps (3:12) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Heavy Horses’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

9. Burn Out (10:14) – The Cinematic Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Every Day’; see www.cinematicorchestra.com/, www.facebook.com/cinematicorchestra/ninjatune.net/artist/the-cinematic-orchestra)

10. This Distance (3:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

11. Red: Alone (3:51) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

12. Space Oddity (5:00) – Star One (Taken from the album ‘Space Metal’; see www.arjenlucassen.com/content/ & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=457)

13. Stamping Ground (2:39) – Moondog (Taken from the album ‘Moondog’; see www.moondogscorner.de/)

14. In Clouds (5:52) – Native Dancer (Taken from ‘EP Vol. II’; see nativedancer.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nativedancerofficial/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and of course to Ed Wilkins for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio and choosing so much of the music. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show, when I will have another special guest, Mr Stephen Lambe, and together we’ll be previewing this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 121: Best of 2013, Top 30 Countdown Pt 2

February 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 121st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is part two of my review of 2013 and I’m counting down my favourite 30 albums of last year, this time focusing on the albums at numbers 20-11. There’s no feature album this time but instead you’ll hear tracks from 10 fantastic albums on this show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 43 minutes. Downloaded file is 94.1 MB.

1. A Chattering of Birds (3:38) – Paul Mosley (Taken from the album ‘A Chattering of Birds; see www.paulmosley.com/www.facebook.com/paulmosleysongs & folkwit.com/artists/paul-mosley)

2. King of Birds (4:05) – Paul Mosley (Taken from the album ‘A Chattering of Birds; see www.paulmosley.com/www.facebook.com/paulmosleysongs & folkwit.com/artists/paul-mosley)

3. In the Green Wild (4:08) – Julia Holter (Taken from the album ‘Loud City Song; see www.juliashammasholter.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Holter/153196178042232)

4. Hello Stranger (6:17) – Julia Holter (Taken from the album ‘Loud City Song; see www.juliashammasholter.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Holter/153196178042232)

5. Little Neutrino (3:31) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘The Stillness of the Sea’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

6. The Stillness of the Sea (4:10) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the album ‘The Stillness of the Sea’; see www.iamyourautopilot.com/, iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/IAmYourAutopilot)

7. Bring her back (3:18) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the album ‘Too Late For Logic; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

8. Sleeping conniptions (3:40) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the album ‘Too Late For Logic; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

9. That Would Appear to be That (4:17) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

10. Beta Max (4:18) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

11. Large groups of men (4:28) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Where Business Meets Fashion’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic?fref=ts)

12. Waterloo Teeth (3:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Where Business Meets Fashion’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic?fref=ts)

13. Fold 3 (4:25) – J. B. Thirwell (Taken from the album ‘The Exquisite Corpse Game’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1108.htm & www.foetus.org/)

14. Fold 4 (3:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘The Exquisite Corpse Game’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1108.htm & www.knifeworld.co.uk/)

15. Green Garden (4:10) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Sing To The Moon’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

16. Diamonds (3:14) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Sing To The Moon’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

17. Prototypes (5:55) – Random Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘Random Jon Poole; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.com/album/random-jon-poole-2013 & www.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

18. P-S-Y-C-H-O-S-I-S Spells The End (6:14) – Random Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘Random Jon Poole; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.com/album/random-jon-poole-2013 & www.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

19. Shimmering Song (2:40) – Nancy Elizabeth (Taken from the album ‘Dancing’; see nancyelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/dancing, nancyelizabeth.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nancybeep)

20. Heart (4:06) – Nancy Elizabeth (Taken from the album ‘Dancing’; see nancyelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/dancing, nancyelizabeth.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nancybeep)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!), if you’d like to guess what albums will end up in my top 10 of 2013, or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, 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. I will be back in around two weeks when I’ll be continuing my review of 2013 with the aforementioned third part of this countdown of my favourite albums from last year, looking at the albums I placed in my top 10. It’s going to be a corker so I hope to see you back for that.

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Episode 109: The Decapod

August 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 109th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show we’re sort of back to normal following my recent ‘Best of 2012’ shows, so we’ll have a combination of tracks from great new releases from 2013 mixed in with a few older numbers. The feature album this time is Echolyn’s classic ‘As the World‘ and there will be several tracks from that, plus lots of great music from the UK, the US, & New Zealand. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Keep Shining Through (5:07) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/track/keep-shining-through, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

2. All Ways the Same (0:36) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

3. As the World (4:52) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

4. It’s Thirteen (3:08) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Space Roots’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheBobLazarStory & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

5. Deor (7:51) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen?ref=ts&fref=ts)

6. System For Solution (8:02) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

7. Restaurant (2:43) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the album ‘Too Late For Logic’; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

8. The Cheese Stands Alone (4:48) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

9. Horizons (1:44) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Foxtrot’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

10. Mania (1:53) – Yoed Nir (Taken from the album ‘Suspended Hours’; see www.yoednir.com/, yoednir.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/yoednirmusic)

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

11. Swords and Knives (6:15) – Tears For Fears (Taken from the album ‘The Seeds of Love’; see tearsforfears.com/www.facebook.com/TearsForFears & soundcloud.com/tearsforfearsmusic)

12. Make Me Lovely (4:38) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Sing To The Moon’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

13. Hummingbird (3:17) – Paul Mosley (Taken from the album ‘A Chattering of Birds’; see www.paulmosley.com/www.facebook.com/paulmosleysongs?fref=ts, paulmosley.greedbag.com/folkwit.com/artists/paul-mosley)

14. The Galloping Gaucho (2:48) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat’; see www.stackridge.net/, www.stackridge.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

15. A Habit Worth Forming (4:30) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

16. Time In The Tin (3:44) – Candythief (Taken from the single The Starting Gun; see www.candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

17. It’s Alright (2:25) – Dodson and Fogg (Taken from the album Sounds of Day and Night; see wisdomtwinsbooks.weebly.com/dodson-and-fogg.html, wisdomtwinsbooks.weebly.com/dodson-and-fogg-cds.html, wisdomtwinsbooks.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Dodson-And-Fogg/282552805161916)

18. Battle Of Evermore (5:38) – Tinkerscuss and Letz Zep (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Tinkerscuss’; see www.nimbitmusic.com/tinkerscuss.1, www.facebook.com/Tinkerscussmusic, www.letzzep.com/)

19. We Are Just The Same (3:43) – Random Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘Random Jon Poole’; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.com/album/random-jon-poole-2013www.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

20. The Hidden Door (5:08) – Belbury Poly (Available as a single via ghostbox.greedbag.com/belbury-poly/; see also www.ghostbox.co.uk/artist/artist_belburypoly.htm)

21. Wendel The Witch (Mitchell Mix) (5:17) – Flutatious (Taken from the Fluctuations EP; see www.magickeye.com/Discography/singles/MED003.html, www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

22. Man Singing (6:43) – Henry Fool (Taken from the album ‘Men Singing’; see www.henryfool.com/www.burningshed.com/store/henryfool/www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-Fool/535600633125755)

23. Shivers & Voids (5:16) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids’; see utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirrors-tides-shivers-voids#, www.utechrecords.com/ & stargazersassistant.blogspot.co.uk/)

24. The Raven That Refused To Sing (7:57) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. 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. With the next show we’ll be looking ahead to this year’s Summer’s End festival and chatting with one of the festival’s organisers. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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