Episode 173: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 1

February 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 173rd 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). And so it begins, my review of the musical year of 2015. I will be starting my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year at number 31 & moving down to 21, so there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. As well as that, I’ll also be paying tribute to a couple of artists who have sadly died in the past couple of weeks since the last show was released. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 129.6 MB.

1. After The Love Has Gone (4:38) – Earth, Wind & Fire (Taken from the album ‘Earth, Wind & Fire – The Complete Columbia Masters Collection’; see www.earthwindandfire.com/)

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

2. Sweetest Smile (5:24) – Black (Taken from the album ‘Any Colour You Like’; see  www.colinvearncombe.com/music/any-colour-you-like/ & www.colinvearncombe.com/)

3. Edit (3:50) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

4. The House of Wafers (4:08) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

5. Tous les avenirs (4:52) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Exposition Universelle’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exposition-universelle & www.facebook.com/Orwell-groupe-français-51890889270/)

6. Entrelacs (3:14) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Exposition Universelle’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exposition-universelle & www.facebook.com/Orwell-groupe-français-51890889270/)

7. The Hours (4:32) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

8. Lantern (5:11) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

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

10. Teilhard de Chardin (5:27) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

11. We Regret to Inform You (5:23) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1’; see www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Home.html, 3rdegree.bandcamp.com, 10trecords.com/store/3rdegree-ones-zeros-vol-1/ & www.facebook.com/3RDegree)

12. More Life (5:33) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1’; see www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Home.html, 3rdegree.bandcamp.com, 10trecords.com/store/3rdegree-ones-zeros-vol-1/ & www.facebook.com/3RDegree)

13. May Daze (3:28) – Box of Shamans (Taken from the album ‘Belief and Illusion’; see  10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/box-of-shamans/ & www.facebook.com/BoxOfShamans)

14. An Illusory Ploy (5:55) – Box of Shamans (Taken from the album ‘Belief and Illusion’; see  10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/box-of-shamans/ & www.facebook.com/BoxOfShamans)

15. Mount The Air (10:34) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

16. Waiting (3:00) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

17. Home Invasion (6:24) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/artists/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

18. Regret #9 (5:01) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/artists/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

19. Strange Relations 4 (6:47) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Strange Relations’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/strange-relations & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

20. The Wanton Subtlety of Monna Tessa (7:41) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Strange Relations’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/strange-relations & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

21. Sea Calls Me Home (3:07) – Julia Holter (Taken from the album ‘Have You In My Wilderness; see www.juliashammasholter.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Holter/153196178042232)

22. Vasquez (6:37) – Julia Holter (Taken from the album ‘Have You In My Wilderness; see www.juliashammasholter.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Holter/153196178042232)

23. Sarah (3:43) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/, fearoffiction.bigcartel.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

24. Sleepless Nights (3:39) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/, fearoffiction.bigcartel.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

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 when I will be presenting the second part of my countdown of my favourite albums of 2015, from numbers 20 to 11. I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 172: Ashes to Ashes

January 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 172nd 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). After another wonderful show from Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse it’s wonderful for this Gibbon to be back for a new show. Sadly, we’re reflecting on the loss of the remarkable David Bowie who died earlier this month and the feature album will be one of his, ‘Reality’ from 2003. As well as that, I’ll also be starting my review of the musical year of 2015 and there will be the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 131.1 MB.

1. The Leopard (6:48) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

2. Northern Folk (3:18) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

3. Dorothea’s Nightmusic (3:29) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Thirteen From The Twenty First’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/thirteen-from-the-twenty-first & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

4. Knots (4:11) – Gentle Giant (Taken from the album ‘Octopus’; see www.blazemonger.com/GG/Gentle_Giant_Home_Page & www.facebook.com/pages/GENTLE-GIANT/121160188790)

5. Pablo Picasso (4:06) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Reality’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

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

6. No (5:52) – The Associates (Taken from the album ‘Sulk’; see www.discogs.com/artist/18509)

7. No Thugs in Our House (5:10) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘English Settlement’; see www.ape.uk.net/)

8. Tropical Disease (6:50) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Love 2; see www.youtube.com/user/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

9. Burn (4:56) – Toto (Taken from the album Toto XIV’; see totoofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/totoband)

10. Strange Relations 6 (5:27) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Strange Relations’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/strange-relations & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

11. New Killer Star (4:41) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Reality’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

12. At Will (7:09) – Tomoko Ozawa (Taken from the album ‘Gentian; see www.tomoko-ozawa.com/www.facebook.com/tomokosmusictomokoozawa.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/tomokoozawa4)

13. Midnight Twilight (2:26) – Mandala (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Twilight’; see rhysmarsh.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/6538/www.facebook.com/withinMandala)

14. Sun (4:44) – Mandala (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Twilight’; see rhysmarsh.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/6538/www.facebook.com/withinMandala)

15. Beach Ballad (4:24) – Kori Pop (Taken from the album ‘From The Outskirts’; see www.koripop.com/ & koripop.bandcamp.com/)

16. Unwritten (3:25) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

17. Desert (4:50) – Grande-Vuolo (Taken from the compilation album ‘Big Bang Presents Italo Funk Experience’ but originally from the 1979 album ‘Desert’; see strut.bandcamp.com/album/desert)

18. On Your Own Ten Toes (7:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

19. Houses of the Holy (4:02) – Led Zeppelin (Taken from the album ‘Physical Graffiti’; see www.ledzeppelin.com/www.facebook.com/ledzeppelin)

20. Broken Child (3:41) – Louise Le May (Taken from the album A Tale Untold’; see louiselemay.com/, folkwit.com/artists/louise-le-may & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-untold)

21. La vie electrique (4:07) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Exposition Universelle’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exposition-universelle & www.facebook.com/Orwell-groupe-français-51890889270/)

22. Clear Blue (4:45) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

23. Superhuman (12:46) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

24. Bring Me The Disco King (7:45) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Reality’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

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 when I will be presenting the first part of my countdown of my favourite albums of 2015, from numbers 31 to 21. I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 169: The Missing Christmas Parcel – Post Early for Christmas

December 15, 2015 at 1:00 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 169th 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). Well, after a wonderful show from Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse I have returned to bring you the annual Eppy Gibbon festive special. You can expect a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold and of course Christmas, including three tracks from the feature album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’ by The December People. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

1. Reloj de Sol (2:36) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

2. In the Bleak Midwinter (4:14) – The Swingle Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Unwrapped’; see www.theswingles.co.uk/, www.singers.com/group/Swingle-Singers/www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/)

3. The Sussex Carol (2:11) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient and Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk/)

4. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’; see www.echolyn.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn1 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

5. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

6. Little Drummer Boy (5:45) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

7. Winter Hill (4:01) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

8. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

9. Gloomy Winter (4:31) – Shine (Taken from the album ‘Sugarcane’; see www.shine-trio.com/, shinetrio.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/shinetrioscotland)

10. Christmas Time Is Here (3:01) – This Is The Kit (Single released in 2014; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/bashed-outwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

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

11. Only You (3:26) – The Flying Pickets (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of The Flying Pickets’; see www.pickets.co.uk/)

12. Where Do Jam Jars Go At Christmas (2:51) – Misty’s Big Adventure (Single released in 2005; see mistysbigadventure.com/ & www.facebook.com/mistysbigadventure/)

13. Run With The Fox (4:12) – Chris Squire (Taken from the album ‘Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir’; see www.chrissquire.com/)

14. Carol Of The Bells (6:19) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

15. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. X-Massless Forever (2:44) – Evil Superstars (Taken from the CD single ‘B.A.B.Y.’; see houbi.com/belpop/groups/evilsuperstars.htm)

17. Riu Chiu (TV Version) (1:32) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

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

19. Angel On The Water (6:48) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

20. What Child Is This? (4:42) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

21. A Snowflake In Her Hand (Album Version) (6:24) – Kontakte (Taken from the EP ‘Snowflake Remixes’, which is available as a free download; see kontakte.bandcamp.com/album/snowflake-remixes-free-download-ep, www.facebook.com/pages/kontakte/10237621989 & driftingfalling.com/roster/kontakte/)

22. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change′; see judydyble.com/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjFsrPyC-g & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

23. Winter Bride (5:56) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

24. River Ice (5:32) – 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)

25. Season’s Greet (3:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

26. Warm Hearths and Sleeping Cats (3:43) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

27. 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)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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 will be back for the next show, the first 2016 edition of the show, so I hope to see you in the New Year…

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Episode 167: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2015

November 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 167th 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 will be on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks – see the link for dates). Following last time’s belated Halloween special this time it’s more of a conventional show as we welcome back Phil & Amy Mercy of the band Thieves’ Kitchen, who will be talking about their brand new album, ‘The Clockwork Universe’, which is also the feature album for this show so there will be three tracks from that. The rest of the playlist features selections from me, Phil & Amy (plus band member Thomas) and represents a typically 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 & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 130.86 MB.

1. 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)

Interview with Phil & Amy Darby of Thieves’ Kitchen…

2. Of sparks and spires (12:50) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, Two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

3. 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)

4. So What (9:25) – Miles Davis (Taken from the album ‘Kind of Blue’; see www.milesdavis.com/)

5. Bind Us (2:30) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

6. In Circles (5:02) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

7. Buttons (4:52) – Pumajaw (Taken from the album ‘Becoming Pumajaw’; see www.pumajaw.co.uk/, pumajaw1.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pumajaw/)

8. If It All Comes Down To You (5:53) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

9. Prodigy (9:07) – 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)

10. Brightstar (5:49) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

11. Exposition Universelle (4:29) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Exposition Universelle’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exposition-universelle & www.facebook.com/Orwell-groupe-français-51890889270/)

12. A Tale Untold (4:34) – Louise Le May (Taken from the album A Tale Untold’; see louiselemay.com/, folkwit.com/artists/louise-le-may & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-untold)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Phil & Amy Mercy. 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 will see my regular guest presenters, Rebsie & Daniel of Alchymical Muse, filling in for me, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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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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Episode 163: Brief For Murder

September 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 163rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also now available via Mixcloud here and soon via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the last show’s focus on the forthcoming Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, this time around it’s more of a ‘normal’ show… relatively speaking at least! We’ll have the normal eclectic mixture, including some prog rock, some jazz, some folk, some electronica, some Canterbury, some soundtrack music, some prog metal, & pretty much everything else in between. We’ll also have a feature album, ‘Elder Creek’, the 2014 album by The Jeff Green Project, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.5 MB.

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

2. On the Wings of an Ant (verse 1) (2:16) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

3. Given Thing (3:26) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

4. A Visit To Newport Hospital (8:26) – Egg (Taken from the album ‘The Polite Force’; see www.egg-archive.com/ & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=665)

5. Demented Mind (Radio Edit) (3:46) – Sonia Stein (Originally taken from the EP ‘Symbol’ but now also available as a single; see soniastein.com/ & www.facebook.com/soniasteinmusic)

6. Our First Meeting (7:54) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

7. Hatesong/Halo (8:19) – Gavin Harrison (Taken from the album Cheating The Polygraph; see www.gavharrison.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/ & www.kscopemusic.com/2015/02/03/gavin-harrison-reveals-details-trackless-cheating-polygraph/)

8. No Need (4:16) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

9. Circuit Court (5:19) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1’; see www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Home.html, 3rdegree.bandcamp.com, 10trecords.com/store/3rdegree-ones-zeros-vol-1/ & www.facebook.com/3RDegree)

10. Cot Death Grandmother (5:00) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Compassion Fatigue’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/compassion-fatigue-1-8 & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

11. We All Fall Down (5:00) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

12. Prungen (6:35) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

13. Dancing On The Edge (3:26) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

14. Empty Stomach (2:51) – Underdog (Taken from the album ‘Keep Calm; see www.underdogmusic.it/ & www.facebook.com/underdogband)

15. Flutter (3:38) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

16. Point Blunt Light (6:25) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

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

17. Theme From Tron (1:33) – London Philharmonic Orchestra/Wendy Carlos (Taken from the album ‘Tron: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.wendycarlos.com/)

18. A New Tron And The Mcp (5:10) – London Philharmonic Orchestra/Wendy Carlos (Taken from the album ‘Tron: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.wendycarlos.com/)

19. Thought I Was A Spaceman (6:16) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

20. Free All Angels (6:19) – Andy Pickford (Not currently available to buy but may be on the forthcoming new album by Andy called ‘Vanguard 1’, available for pre-order now via www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/; see also andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

21. September (3:22) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see ianneal.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-woods & www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Neal/130308120365154)

22. Sutton Coldfield (3:07) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

23. Rust Upon the Rose (5:23) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

24. Elder Creek (5:09) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

25. Don Branch Venom (3:00) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the EP ‘Self-Loathing Joe’; see see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

26. Upsilon (4:41) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

27. Great Expectations (6:48) – Toto (Taken from the album Toto XIV’; see totoofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/totoband)

Thanks 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 when my special guests will be Brett Kull & Chris Buzby of the band Echolyn, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 161: Moseley and The Monkees

August 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 161st 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 will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is partly previewing the Moseley Folk Festival, so there will be lots of tracks from bands appearing at that, including a feature album, ‘Headquarters’ by The Monkees, who are headlining the Sunday night of the festival. There will be also be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, folk, jazz, electronica, psych pop, pronk rock, avant prog, film soundtrack music and all sorts of other weird & wonderful 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 & 48 minutes. Downloaded file is 153.7 MB.

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

1. The Border (5:52) – Tony Banks (Taken from the album ‘Bankstatement; see www.tonybanksmusic.com/abouttonybanks.php & www.facebook.com/tonybanksofficial)

2. Magpie (5:08) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

3. Magnet In Your Face (1:41) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the ‘Magnet’ EP; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/magnet & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

4. Shades Of Gray (3:23) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

5. Wheezyboy (4:36) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

6.  Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

7. Kubla Khan (3:55) – Kirsten Morrison (Taken from the album ‘Proserpine’s Gold; see www.kirstenmorrisonmusic.co.uk/Kirsten_Morrison_Music/Home.html, microspiral.com/forthcoming-kirsten-morrison-proserpines-gold-album/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Kirsten-Morrison-Music/233113536746874)

8. God Speed the Plough (5:29) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

9. Song for Melan and Rafik (5:57) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Break (2:20) – DJ Food (Taken from the album ‘Kaleidoscope’; see www.djfood.org/djfood/, ninjatune.net/artist/dj-food & ninjatune.net/release/dj-food/kaleidoscope)

11. Break (6:35) – Andy Pickford (Not currently available to buy but likely to appear on the forthcoming new album by Andy called ‘Vanguard’; see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

12. Access it before it’s too late (3:57) – Stepmother (Taken from the album ‘Calvary Greetings’; see www.knockemdeadrecords.com/shop-stepmother-calvary-greetings-cd.html)

13. E= (4:21) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

14. Sarah (3:43) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

15. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Core (4:24) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

17. Carthy’s Reel/The Return To Camden Town (2:30) – Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick (Taken from the album ‘Skin + Bone’; see www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm & www.folkicons.co.uk/swarb.htm)

18. Billy Boy/The Widow’s Wedding (5:09) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Red; see www.eliza-carthy.com/www.facebook.com/elizacarthy & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/19205396-3f90-4a8b-b085-a795df242a62)

19. Severna (4:59) – A Troop of Echoes (Taken from the album ‘The Longest Year on Record’; see atroopofechoes.com/?page_id=2, atroopofechoes.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/atroopofechoes)

20. Faces of Darkness (6:25) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Men Who Climb Mountains’; see www.pendragon.mu/, pendragon3.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Pendragon/129554387094423)

21. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the The Sees and The Stars’ EP; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

22. Amoeba antipodes (3:42) – Stepmother (Taken from the album ‘Calvary Greetings’; see www.knockemdeadrecords.com/shop-stepmother-calvary-greetings-cd.html)

23. Peter Gunn’s Gun (3:38) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

24. Sunflowers (3:59) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

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

26. Another Cup Of Tea (Radio Mix) (3:56) – The Bonfire Radicals (Not currently available to buy but see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

27. Sound Of Bees (6:58) – 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)

28. Lithium (5:24) – The Polyphonic Spree (Taken from the ‘Wait’ EP; see www.thepolyphonicspree.com/www.facebook.com/polyphonicspree)

29. Drifting (3:18) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

30. So Far From The Shore (8:57) – 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/)

31. Randy Scouse Git (2:40) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

32. Last Lullaby (5:58) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

Thanks 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 show previewing this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival; I will feature tracks from several of the acts on the bill, plus I will be joined by festival organiser Stephen Lambe, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 160: Best of 2014, Best of the rest pt 2

August 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 160th 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 will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We finally return to my review of 2014, and here is part two of my ‘best of the rest of 2014’, in which I feature some tracks and albums that didn’t make it into my top 30 albums of last year but are still well worth hearing. There’s no feature album this time, just assorted tracks from last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, chamber pop, avant prog, film soundtrack music and all sorts of other weird & wonderful 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 & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 146.9 MB.

1. Never Did Me Harm (4:13) – Nick Tann (Taken from the album ‘3 AM; see nicktann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nicktannsbandpage)

2. Midnight (6:02) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Summer; see www.frequencydrift.com/, frequencydrift.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Drift/102874549797611)

3. Astral traveller (single edit) (4:25) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

4. Alive (9:06) – Hiromi Feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips (Taken from the album ‘Alive’; see www.hiromimusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HiromiFan/)

5. Into This Space (4:17) – Sundae Club (Taken from the micro-album ‘The 8-Track Stereo Record’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-track-stereo-record & www.facebook.com/sundaeclub)

6. Kombat Kid (6:28) – Nick Magnus (Taken from the album ‘N’Monix’; see www.magnus-music.com/home.htm & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4604)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

7. Funniest Cat Video Ever II (2:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the ‘Ghost Of FoodstoolEP; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

8. Sanctuary Part 2 (edit) (9:55) – Robert Reed (Taken from the album ‘Sanctuary; see tmr-web.co.uk/robreedsancturay/Blank.html & robertreed.bandcamp.com/album/sanctuary)

9. Three Minutes To Earth (3:00) – The Shin and Mariko (Taken from the album ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen’; see the-shin.com/)

10. Citizeness (4:33) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the ‘Little ThingsEP; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack)

11. CIRCLONT6A [141.98] [syrobonkus mix] (6:00) – Aphex Twin (Taken from the album ‘SYRO’; see warp.net/artists/aphex-twin/, soundcloud.com/richarddjames & www.facebook.com/aphextwinafx)

12. Torso (4:47) – Eat Your Robot (Taken from the album ‘That Winning Smile Of Dinner’; see eatyourrobot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EatYourRobot)

13. Enter The Uninvited (4:12) – Ian Anderson (Taken from the album Homo Eraticus; see jethrotull.com/)

14. The Magpie’s Son (3:43) – Oddfellow’s Casino (Taken from the album ‘The Water Between Us’; see oddfellowscasino.com)

15. Pearl (4:02) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Me You You Me’; see www.danielcarlson.com/me-you-you-me-1-2/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-you-you-me & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

16. Vermeer’s Theme (2:58) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

17. Tim Builds Vermeer’s Room (2:45) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

18. What’s Going On (9:31) – Fuzzy Nautilus (Taken from the EP ‘Antenna′; see fuzzynautilus.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/FuzzyNautilus)

19. Couch Slouch (4:03) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘Touch and Flee’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

20. Jacob and the Angel (4:05) – Suzanne Vega (Taken from the album ‘Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles’; see www.suzannevega.com/ & www.facebook.com/SuzanneVegaFanPage)

21. Dracul Of Nancy (2:39) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

22. Tati Bake (3:42) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

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

24. Crowbaby (5:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

25. Point Blunt Light (6:25) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

26. 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/)

27. She’s Leaving Home (5:23) – Brett Kull (This track is available as a free download via echolyn.bandcamp.com/track/brett-kull-she-s-leaving-home-lennon-mccartney; see also www.brettkull.com/)

Thanks 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 show previewing this year’s Moseley Folk Festival; I will feature tracks from several of the acts on the bill, plus there will also be several tracks from assorted 2015 releases, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 159: No Thanks To Philip

July 26, 2015 at 9:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 159th 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 will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’m joined by a special guest, Pontus Norshammar, who came all the way from Sweden to attend this year’s EppyFest and whilst he was in the U.K. he joined me in the Eppy Gibbon studio to help put together this show. You can expect a typically eclectic musical mix, including a feature album, ‘Lugumleik’, the 1993 album by the Swedish band Den Fule, and there will be three tracks from that, plus a mixture of tracks picked by Pontus and myself. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 3 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 166.09 MB.

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1. ‘Til I Die [Alternative Mix] (4:59) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album Endless Harmony Soundtrack; see www.beachboysband.net/ & www.loveandmercyfilm.com/)

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

3. India (6:55) – The Thing (Taken from the album ‘Boot!’; see thethingrecords.com/thingjazz.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/ThingJazz)

4. Naima (4:24) – John Coltrane (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best Of John Coltrane’; see www.johncoltrane.com/)

5. Both Sides Of The Forth (7:09) – Five Hand Reel (Taken from the album Five Hand Reel; see www.dickgaughan.co.uk/discography/dsc-fhr1.html)

6. Jag Målade Fan På Väggen (3:42) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

7. Min Monark (3:47) – Punsch (Taken from the album ‘Monark’; see www.punschmusic.se/ & www.youtube.com/watch?v=SudB0OV44x4)

8. Tuss Ola (3:34) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Lugumleik; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

9. “There Seems To Be Knifestains In Your Blood” (4:06) – Necromonkey (Taken from the album ‘A Glimpse Of Possible Endings’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

10. Pony In The Stable (2:45) – Richard Thompson (Taken from the album ‘Still’; see www.richardthompson-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/RichardThompsonMusic)

11. Routine (9:03) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/artists/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

12. Stonemilker (6:49) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

13. The Oxberg March (3:37) – Telling the Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

14. I Will Be a Pilgrim (3:27) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

15. We Are a Bomb (4:17) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

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

16. Friar Park (5:56) – The Ravi Shankar Project (Taken from the album ‘The Shankar Project: Tana Mana’; see www.ravishankar.org/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-shankar-project-tana-mana/id299670806)

17. Tre strömmingar (3:16) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Lugumleik; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

18. Sickman (5:29) – Alice In Chains (Taken from the album ‘Dirt’; see www.aliceinchains.com/home/ & www.facebook.com/aliceinchains)

19. Windmills And Carrousels (5:18) – Mats Öberg Trio (Taken from the album ‘Only Live’; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mats-oberg-trio/id356352629)

20. The Fairy (6:32) – Paavo (Taken from the album ‘Paavo’; see www.paavopaavo.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/PAAVO-/214022454498)

21. Yakar Inceden Inceden (6:02) – Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (Taken from the album ‘The Reason Why, Vol. 1’; see gorankajfes.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Goran-Kajfes-Music/157840877567867 & headspinrecordings.com/artists/artistdetails.php?ID=1)

22. Pål Karls vals (4:24) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Lugumleik; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

23. Vanishing Sun (7:34) – 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)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners and of course to Pontus for coming in and bringing such great music with him. 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. On the next show we’ll have the much delayed final part of my review of some of the best music from 2014 so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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