Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd 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 I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time 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 & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

22. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

Thanks 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 197: A long track special

January 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 197th 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). The previous show was based around an interview but this current show is a long track special, so there will be lots of epic tracks (& a few slightly less epic ones) for your listening pleasure. There’s no feature album this time, but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music, including lots from 2016 and a few older tracks too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that I’m 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 & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.2 MB.

1. Cowboys And Angels (7:15) – George Michael (Taken from the album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1‘; see www.georgemichael.com/)

2. Nausea (9:34) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

3. Survivor (7:28) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

4. Aspirations (9:31) – Always Almost (Taken from the album ‘God Pounds His Nails’; see www.brettkull.com/ & www.blazemonger.com/GG/Gentle_Giant_Home_Page)

5. When the Door Opens, It Opens On Everything (12:08) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Jack Luminous (17:28) – Voivod (Taken from the album ‘The Outer Limits’; see voivod.net/ & www.facebook.com/Voivod/)

7. Morphogenetic Fields (7:00) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

8. Biaxident (7:41) – Liquid Tension Experiment (Taken from the album ‘Liquid Tension Experiment 2’; see www.facebook.com/ltexperiment/ & www.dreamtheater.net)

9. World of Amphibia (18:14) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light)

10. Switchback (10:13) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

11. Le temps est à la Rage (7:02) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

12. Bound By Gravity (9:29) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

13. Childhoods End (7:11) – Ciaran Hope (Taken from the album ‘Etude in Film Score’; see www.ciaranhope.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/ciaran & www.facebook.com/ciaransmusic)

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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking again so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 190: Dressed to Kill

October 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 190th 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 via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition the show is largely built around an interview with guitarist & singer-songwriter Tim Burness & we’ll be hearing several tracks from Tim plus some of his own musical choices. In addition, we’ll have a feature album, ‘Seven Star Green’, the second album from Rebsie Fairholm, released back in 2009, so we’ll have three tracks from that plus there will be the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. 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 116.65 MB.

1. Mr Apples (3:39) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see  www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

2. The Cursing Song (4:33) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

3. Heartburster (6:00) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. Mathematics (5:34) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

Interview with Tim Burness…

5. Here Comes The Great Collapse (7:15) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

6. I’m Afraid of Americans (live) (5:30) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Bowie at the Beeb’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. The Glorious Om Riff (7:53) – Steve Hillage (Taken from the album ‘Green; see stevehillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/stevehillageband/)

8. Vishnu Schist (5:49) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

9. Our Captain Cried (4:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

10. Round And Round (4:06) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

11. Stagger (7:38) – Underworld (Taken from the album ‘Second Toughest In The Infants’; see www.underworldlive.com/ & www.facebook.com/underworldlive)

12. And Set Your Spirit Free (4:39) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

The next track is played in loving memory of Wim Oudijk…

13. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

14. Lyke Wake Dirge (4:58) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

15. The Numbers (5:46) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

16. Landslip (7:34) – Pia Silvi (This track is available to buy as a digital download via www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi3 and via Amazon, iTunes, etc.; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

Thanks to Tim for helping me to put this interview together, and thanks also to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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, which will represent the final part of my rather drawn-out review of some of the best music released in 2015, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 187: The Golden Fleece

August 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 187th 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). This is pretty much a standard edition of the show, with an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music on offer. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Ice Age’, the 2014 album by Mike Kershaw, and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, a return to our semi-regular 80s feature, and music from the UK, Mongolia, Sweden, the US and Slovenia. 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 139.03 MB.

1. Mhórag’s Na Horo Gheallaidh (1:44) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

2. For Marmish Part II (14:05) – Floating Points (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.floatingpoints.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/floatingpointswww.facebook.com/floatingpoints)

3. Frame and Glass (8:06) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

4. Humdrum Drivel (3:40) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download or available as a free download if you sign up to her mailing list – see www.musicglue.com/rhain/; see also rhainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/humdrum-drivel & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

5. Revolution (3:23) – Behi (Taken from the album ‘Behi; see www.behibandmongolia.com/ & www.facebook.com/behimusic/?fref=ts)

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

6. Is this the life? (5:36) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

7. Joybringer (3:27) – Manfred Mann’s Earthband (Originally released as a single but later taken from the album ‘Masque’ and also to be found on the reissued version of ‘Solar Flare’; see www.manfredmann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-32182478112/?fref=ts)

8. Planet of the Apes (2:00) – Cyber Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Greatest TV Themes, vol. 2; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cyber-orchestra/id298236182 & www.schifrin.com/)

9. Celebration on the Planet Mars (3:04) – Ron Jarzombek (Taken from the album ‘Happy Hour for a Pack of Screaming Monkeys’; see www.ronjarzombek.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Jarzombek/167584066649910, & www.raymondscott.net/)

10. Life on Mars (3:25) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

11. Rest In Pleasure (4:59) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

12. Hemavati (3:43) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

13. Guardian (5:18) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

14. The Orpheus Pavement (3:25) – Chloe March (Taken from the EP ‘The Orpheus Pavement’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

15. Modus Mats (3:38) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Quake; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

16. Coffee Countdown (4:25) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

17. Gods in Heat (3:22) – Tobacco (Taken from the album ‘Sweatbox Dynasty; see www.tobaxxo.com/www.facebook.com/tobaxxo/?fref=ts)

18. Buaireadh An Phósta (2:53) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

19. Summer in the Sun (5:24) – Gurgles (Taken from the album ‘Gurglefirst?’; see gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com/album/gurglefirst & www.facebook.com/pages/Gurgles/491289104226994)

20. Liberation Theology (4:42) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

21. Mr Death Is Dead (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘If I Hadn’t Become An Artist And A Musician I Would Have Been A Serial Killer Or Killed Myself’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-hadnt-become-an-artist-and-a-musician-i-would-have-been-a-serial-killer-or-killed-myself & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

22. Home of the Brave (8:13) – Polyethylene Pet/+1 (Taken from the album ‘Pop’; see www.precognitiverecords.com & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet

23. Time As Emergent Phenomenon (4:02) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Of Two Minds: The Music of Frederic Chopin and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinplayschopin & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

24. Orange Green (15:24) – Jazoo (Taken from the album ‘Back to Reality’; see www.jazoo.si/en/biografija & www.facebook.com/Jazooband/?fref=ts)

25. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

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 for the next show, when my special guest will be my fellow Progzilla Radio presenter Ed Wilkins, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 185: Half-term Report, 2016

July 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 185th 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse for kindly sitting in for me and producing such a fabulous show last time, but now that EppyFest is over for another year, it’s me back in the saddle again. And I return with a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six to seven months of 2016. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2016. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 38 minutes. Downloaded file is 144.3 MB.

1. Folklore (7:31) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

2. Timeless (1:59) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

3. Waiting for the Lights to Go Out (1:38) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

4. Good Lava (3:38) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Bring Back the Glow (3:50) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

6. Lazarus (6:22) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. Leak Water (4:41) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

8. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

9. Spanish Ladies (3:55) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm &        www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

10. Polydactyl (2:58) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the album ‘Press The Flesh’; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack/)

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

12. The City of my Dreams (7:04) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Mercy Nurse (4:11) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

14. I Am Lost (7:14) – 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)

15. Pedigree Chums (3:58) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

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

17. Stargazing (4:32) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

18. Obsidian Counterpoint (4:56) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

19. Moonsets of Aerah (3:36) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the ‘Human God’ EP; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/human-god & marvinbnaylor.com/)

20. Here at the Western World (3:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

21. Bucolics Anonymous (4:35) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

22. Here Lies A Mermaid (6:35) – 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/)

23. Le lierre  (5:54) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

24. Fading (5:53) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

25. Little Mice (4:03) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

26. A Hallucination (8:04) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

27. 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/)

28. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47)  David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.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 should be back for the next show, hopefully with yet another of my reviews of some of the best music that came out last year (yes, I am still doing my review of 2015), so I hope you’ll join me for the next edition of the show.

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Episode 183: Never Been Played

June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 183rd 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll be featuring nothing but music from bands, acts & artists we’ve never played on the show before. This includes some new bands/acts, some classic bands/acts, & some that have been around for a while but I just haven’t got into them or played them before now. As part of this our feature album is ‘Singles’, the original soundtrack album for the film of the same name, and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with some tracks dedicated to or inspired by friends and listeners, & the rest coming entirely from me. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.25 MB.

1. Shango (2:40) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

2. Deep Six Textbook (5:39) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/, www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/lets-eat-grandma-announce-album-i-gemini & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

4. Seasons (5:48) – Chris Cornell (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; chriscornell.com/)

5. Axe Victim (5:15) – Be Bop Deluxe (Taken from the album ‘Axe Victim’; see  www.billnelson.com/home.php)

6. It’s Just Forever (3:30) – Cage The Elephant Feat. Alison Mosshart (Taken from the album ‘Melophobia’; see www.cagetheelephant.com & www.facebook.com/cagetheelephant/)

7. Passion (4:24) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

8. Dropped (4:57) – Atoms For Peace (Taken from the album ‘Amok’; see atomsforpeace.info/ & www.facebook.com/atomsforpeace)

9. Marshes (Radio Edit) (4:17) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘Friend Of A Friend’; see roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

11. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (8:19) – Mother Love Bone (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Love_Bone)

12. Intro (4:38) – Alt-J (Taken from the album ‘This Is All Yours’; see www.altjband.com/ & www.facebook.com/altJ.band)

13. All Is Harvest (6:39) – Amorphous Androgynous (Taken from the album ‘Alice In Ultraland’; see www.fsoldigital.com/ & www.facebook.com/theamorphousandrogynous/)

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

14. Weird Cat (5:39) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Bluejay (4:19) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Red Book’; see penguincafe.com/www.facebook.com/ThePenguinCafe)

16. Rifferama (2:56) – Hatfield And The North (Taken from the album ‘Hatfield And The North’; see www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/)

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

17. Now Those Days Are Gone (3:31) – Bucks Fizz (Taken from the album ‘Bucks Fizz Classic Collection 1981-1985’; see www.bucksfizz.co.uk/)

18. Better Than Ever (4:50) – Jimi Tenor (Taken from the album ‘Out of Nowhere’; see www.jimitenor.com/)

19. Birth Ritual (6:08) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.soundgardenworld.com/www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

20. Compte rendu d’analyse (8:48) – Albert Marcoeur (Taken from the album ‘Ma vie avec elles’; see www.labelfreres.com/home.php?id=0&it=2&fr=0, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlbertMarcoeur & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3028)

21. Les Hommes Sont Venus (4:19) – Magma (Taken from the album ‘Félicité Thösz’; see www.seventhrecords.com/)

22. Mr. Blue Sky (5:06) – Electric Light Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Blue’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/officialjefflynne)

23. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

24. Dead Dodo Down (3:10) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

25. Kilten Castle (5:22) – Jack Lancaster (Taken from the album ‘Skinningrove Bay’; see www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackLancaster)

26. Opus 32 (7:04) – Cthulhu Rise (Taken from the album ‘42’; see cthulhurise.com/, cthulhurise.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Cthulhu.Rise)

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 busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.

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Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

May 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 179th 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 this show celebrates the Eppy Gibbon show’s ninth anniversary and previews my own upcoming live music event, EppyFest 5. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Come To Me’ , the debut album by the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet who are on at this year’s EppyFest. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other five bands/acts on at EppyFest, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

1. And When the Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

2. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

3. Two (3:01) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Spinning the Compass; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/spinning-the-compass-2016-remaster, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. Bicycle Day (15:10) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

5. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

6. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

7. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

8. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

If you’d like to see William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

9. Miracle (4:55) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

10. Two Eyes (4:20) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – 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/)

12. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

13. Heart of Oak (4:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

14. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

15. I Am A Summer Night (8:57) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth And All The Universes; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-and-all-the-universes & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Mandragora (6:30) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

17. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/ – both links will give you information about Judy’s brand new autobiography, ‘An Accidental Musician’)

18. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

19. Time For The Music (3:46) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

20. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

If you’d like to see Darkroom, William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. 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 for the next show when I’ll be interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 175: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 3

March 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 175th 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, & we’ve finally reached my favourite 10 albums of 2015, counting down from 10 to 1, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix but from 10 remarkable albums – the very best of the best of 2015, as far I’m concerned. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.5 MB.

1. The Magnet (6:07) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

2. Wasp In A Wig (6:16) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

3. Until All The Ghosts Are Gone (5:07) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

4. Our Days Are Numbered (8:36) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

5. Library Song (6:48) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

6. Railway Time (7:39) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

7. Mousse Roll (5:04) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

8. Kingdom (5:34) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

9. Starfire (8:47) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

10. Shinkansen (7:43) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

11. Once I Get Mine (5:40) – 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)

12. All the Time We’re Given (7:59) – 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)

13. I Heard them on the Harbor (5:55) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

14. Gilgamesh (R-Texas) (6:18) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

15. Distant Buzzing (3:27) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

16. Revere Reach (5:50) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

17. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

18. Pioneer (5:08) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

19. Desolation Song (6:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

20. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

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 for the next show with something rather different, providing a break from my review of 2015. I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 165: Man With Two Shadows

October 18, 2015 at 4:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 165th 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). We have another eclectic show for you this time, featuring an interview with the American band Monobody, & their self-titled debut album is this show’s feature album. We’ll also have tracks from some other 2015 releases, a few blasts from the past, plus a couple of tributes to people who have sadly passed on recently. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 116 MB.

1. Race: In (4:51) – Battles (Taken from the album ‘Mirrored; see bttls.com/, warp.net/artists/battles/ & www.facebook.com/battlestheband)

2. Black Forest (Lorelei) (4:46) – Mercury Rev (Taken from the album The Secret Migration’; see  www.mercuryrev.com/ & www.facebook.com/MercuryRev?ref=ts)

3. Lamentation (4:02) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

4. Corycian Fire (5:47) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

5. A Little Act of Defiance (7:13) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

6. Optical Delusion (3:32) – Box of Shamans (Taken from the album ‘Belief and Illusion’; see  10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/box-of-shamans/ & www.facebook.com/BoxOfShamans)

7. Nor’easter (5:08) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

Interview with members of the band Monobody…

8. Derek’s Journey (5:38) – Renaissance Sound (Taken from the EP ‘Renaissance Sound′; see  renaissancesound.bandcamp.com/album/renaissance-sound, www.facebook.com/Renaissance-Sound-111105862306572/ & nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/)

9. Curry Courier Career (8:11) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

10. Country Doctor (4:15) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

11. Sorceress (7:34) – Return To Forever (Taken from the album ‘Romantic Warrior’; see return2forever.com/ & chickcorea.com/)

12. I Walked (5:01) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album ‘The Age of Adz; see sufjan.com/)

13. Exformation (5:20) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

14. Troyka Smash (2:53) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.troyka.co.uk/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

15. Collidescope (4:47) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Year of the Swan’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

16. Seahouses (4:08) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.troyka.co.uk/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

17. The Current Beneath The Squarewave (5:56) – Necromonkey (Taken from the album ‘Show Me Where It Hertz’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rJHjj8tNM & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. October Sun (5:25) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

The final two tracks are part of the feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ & are also tributes to the recently departed Jim Diamond & Gail Zappa…

19. I Won’t Let You Down (4:03) – Ph.D. (Taken from the album ‘Ph.D.’; see jimdiamond.squarespace.com/phd/ & www.facebook.com/jimdiamondmusic)

20. What’s New In Baltimore? (5:20) – Frank Zappa (Taken from the album ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’; see www.zappa.com/ & www.facebook.com/Zappa)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too, but a special thanks to the members of Monobody for their contributions to the interview and their 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. Coming soon, a new show from the despicable Count Eppy Gibbon who will be celebrating Halloween belatedly, so I hope you’ll join him for a show filled with witches, ghosts, murders and goblins.

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Episode 164: Echolyn Special

October 4, 2015 at 10:57 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

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.

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