Episode 275: Best of 2019, Top 31 pt 1

This is the 275th 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 that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this show it’s part 1 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 31 and 21 in the countdown. There will also be something of an EppyFest 9 preview, plus we pay tribute to the late, great Neil Innes. 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 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Canyons Of Your Mind (3:04) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘Tadpoles’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2fe8f530-861d-40ff-ac74-51f7e2701965)

2. How Sweet to Be an Idiot (2:52) – Neil Innes (Taken from the album ‘How Sweet to Be an Idiot’; see neilinnes.media)

3. The Ink Dried (3:56) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

4. 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/)

5. Who Killled Cock Robin? (3:21) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

6. Sing a Song of Sixpence (3:04) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

7. Domino (4:15) – Damon Smith (Taken from the album ‘God of the Grid′; see damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid, www.damonisaacsmith.com & www.facebook.com/damonsmith66/)

8. Days of Stars and Wine (4:28) – Damon Smith (Taken from the album ‘God of the Grid′; see damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid, www.damonisaacsmith.com & www.facebook.com/damonsmith66/)

9. Besides Myself (3:40) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘The Birmingham Poets’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/, matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/the-birmingham-poets-2 & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

10. The Sons of Marxist Fathers (6:56) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘The Birmingham Poets’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/, matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/the-birmingham-poets-2 & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Biosphere Part 2 (7:31) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

12. Biosphere Part 3 (9:16) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

13. Little Joys (5:31) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

14. The Cripple (6:58) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

15. Kept Man (3:16) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

16. Arc of an Ilk (6:36) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

17. District Of Baddies (7:45) – Alarmist (Taken from the album ‘Sequesterer’; see alarmist.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alarmistband/)

18. Lactic Tang (5:09) – Alarmist (Taken from the album ‘Sequesterer’; see alarmist.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alarmistband/)

19. Constance (5:46) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Cables’; billlaurance.bandcamp.com/album/cables, billlaurance.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic/

20. HAL (4:23) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Cables’; billlaurance.bandcamp.com/album/cables, billlaurance.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic/

21. Missing In Inaction (4:02) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

22. The Gloaming (3:29) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

23. If Never I’m And Ever You (2:27) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. All the very best for the New Year! 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 next time for the second part of my top 31 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, covering the albums at numbers 20-11, so I hope to see you then.

Episode 274: The Danger Makers

This is the 274th 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 that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following our recent festive edition of the show, this time I’m back with what might be considered more of a ‘normal’ show, plus it’s the last show of 2019. We have a feature album this time around, ‘Silent Sentinel’, the 2015 album by the American band Advent, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including lots of 2019 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 and 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.9 MB.

1. Murmuration (5:26) – Suns Of The Tundra (Taken from the album ‘Murmuration’; see sunsofthetundra.bandcamp.com/album/murmuration, www.sunsofthetundra.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Suns-of-the-Tundra-110273055808299/)

2. The Uncharted Path (6:23) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel’; see advent-prog.bandcamp.com/album/silent-sentinel-cd-quality & www.adventmusic.net/)

3. Slot Machine of Faith (4:35) – Damon Smith (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slot-machine-of-faith; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com/)

4. St. Mark Is Howling In The City Of Night (6:20) – 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/)

5. Quiz (5:03) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

6. Fake News (4:22) – 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/)

7. Konta Chorus (3:38) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

8. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (3:00) – Himmelsgräns (Digital single available from all the usual places; see www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

9. Our Boldest Daughter (4:13) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘The Birmingham Poets’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/, matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/the-birmingham-poets-2 & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

10. Ark (3:09) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Single, available soon to purchase on vinyl and digitally; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

11. Superstitions (3:19) – Suko Pyramid (Taken from the album ‘Emotional Porn’; see sukopyramidbc.bandcamp.com/album/emotional-porn)

12. FreeFall (7:33) – Hanford Flyover (Taken from the album ‘FreeFall’; see hanfordflyover.bandcamp.com/album/freefall-album &

13. Voices from California (7:34) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel’; see advent-prog.bandcamp.com/album/silent-sentinel-cd-quality & www.adventmusic.net/)

14. Rosetta (8:14) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

15. Lily (5:21) – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

16. Elsewhere (8:45) – Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.com)

17. Somewhere in This Universe Somebody Hits a Drum (7:11) – Yuval Ron (Taken from the album ‘Somewhere in This Universe Somebody Hits a Drum’; see yuvalron.com, yuvalron.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/YuvalRonMusic)

18. Ascent Of Wonder (5:34) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Wonder’; see www.tobinmueller.com/wonder/)

19. Nocturnity (5:14) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

20. Cottonmouth (3:14) – Pete Atkin (Taken from the album ‘The Colours of the Night: Songs by Clive James and Pete Atkin’; see www.peteatkin.com/pa.htm & www.clivejames.com)

21. Is it love? (9:07) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

22. Romanitas (12:03) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel’; see advent-prog.bandcamp.com/album/silent-sentinel-cd-quality & www.adventmusic.net/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. All the very best for the New Year! 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 for the first show of 2020, hopefully beginning my top 30 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, so I hope to see you then.

Episode 164: Echolyn Special

This is the 164th 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 here and soon via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This time around we have a special show to celebrate the release of the new album by the American band Echolyn, ‘I Heard You Listening’. We’ll have tracks from the album and from the Echolyn back catalogue, plus a chat with Brett Kull and Christopher Buzby from the band and we’ll hear some of the music, past and present, that they really dig. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 46 minutes. Downloaded file is 96.7 MB.

1. Warjazz (5:16) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

Interview with Brett Kull and Christopher Buzby of Echolyn…

2. Here, There And Everywhere (2:26) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Revolver; see www.thebeatles.com/)

3. Hide And Seek (5:39) – Howard Jones (Taken from the album Human’s Lib; see www.howardjones.com/ & www.facebook.com/howardjones/timeline/)

4. The End Is Beautiful (7:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album The End Is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

5. Coloma Blues (5:20) – Sweet Billy Pilgrim (Taken from the album ‘Motorcade Amnesiacs’; see sweetbillypilgrim.com/ma/www.facebook.com/sweetbillypilgrim)

6. Should Have Known Better (5:08) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album Carrie & Lowell’; see sufjan.com/ & www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJT00wqlOo)

7. Kite (6:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

8. The Garden (5:37) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Ghosts′; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/)

9. Acadia Gulls (7:13) – Brett Kull (Taken from the album ‘Last of the Curlews; see www.brettkull.com/ & echolyn.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-of-the-curlews-cd-quality-16-bit-441khz)

10. Different Days (7:47) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

11. Voices from California (7:34) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

12. Lingus (10:46) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too, but a special thanks to Brett and Chris for their contributions to the interview and the musical selections. 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. I’ll be back soon with a new show, hopefully including another interview (but more about that then) & definitely lots of great music, so I hope you’ll join me again then.