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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Episode 158: Killer Whale

July 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 158th 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 soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse for stepping in for the last show but this time I’m back to present you with more aural delights. You can expect a typically eclectic musical mix, including a feature album, ‘To Arms Etc’, the 2011 album by the now sadly defunct band To Arms Etc, and there will be three tracks from that, plus there’ll be a tribute to both the recently departed Patrick Macnee & Chris Squire, lots of music from 2015 releases & more besides. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.6 MB.

1. Theme from ‘The Avengers’ (2:17) – The Laurie Johnson Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Thunderbirds Are Go – TV Themes for Grown Up Kids’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-laurie-johnson-orchestra/id257939725)

2. Before Koresh (3:32) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

3. Lucy’s Party (3:22) – jh (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see jhmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/morning-sun, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. The Black Pampas (3:51) – To Arms Etc. (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc.’; see toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc  & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

5. Long Distance Runaround (3:30) – Yes (Taken from the album Fragile; see www.yesworld.com/)

6. The Fish (Shindleria Praematurus) (2:43) – Yes (Taken from the album Fragile; see www.yesworld.com/)

7. Lavender Philosophy (2:33) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

8. Les Passagers Du Vent (3:09) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘La Fiancée’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

9. Ascendance (5:52) – Andy Pickford (Not currently available to buy but likely to appear on a forthcoming new album by Andy; see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

10. The Dark Waltz (5:00) – Mandala (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Twilight’; see rhysmarsh.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/6538/www.facebook.com/withinMandala)

11. Funfair (4:21) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

12. Adored (8:20) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Doris-Brendel/130204340368274?sk=wall&filter=12)

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

13. A View To A Kill (3:38) – Duran Duran (Taken from the album Greatest; see duranduran.warnereprise.com/row/ & www.facebook.com/duranduran)

14. The Hurting (3:39) – To Arms Etc. (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc.’; see toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc  & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

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

16. Petrarch (Because of You) (4:12) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

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

18. I (4:47) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

19. Angels in the Early Morning (6:12) – Tomoko Ozawa (Taken from the album ‘Gentian; see www.tomoko-ozawa.com/www.facebook.com/tomokosmusic & www.cdbaby.com/cd/tomokoozawa4)

20. Dreams (5:13) – Beck (Single from his forthcoming, as yet untitled, new album; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

21. White Rapids (4:33) – To Arms Etc. (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc.’; see toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc  & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

22. The Theme From ‘The New Avengers’ (4:42) – M.f.o.s (Taken from the album ‘Uptown Funk’; see www.acidjazz.co.uk/)

23. A Habit Worth Forming (3:34) – Echolyn (Taken from the album As the World; see www.echolyn.com/www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn8 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

24. Low Battery (5:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the Animal ChinEP; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

25. Settle Down (5:38) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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 a special guest who came all the way from Sweden for EppyFest 4 and joined Eppy in the studio to put together a show so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 156: A Long Track Special

June 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 156th 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 soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host, Eppy, is back for this show, which is a long track special, so there will be lots of epic tracks (plus a few shorter ones) for your listening pleasure. The feature album this time around is a charity compilation album from 1999, ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, and there will be three tracks from that album from three different artists. Otherwise the show will contain the usual eclectic mixture of progressive rock, electronica, folk, jazz & more, plus there’s a tribute to the late, great Christopher Lee. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.6 MB.

1. Verse Of The Rings (1:20) – The Tolkien Ensemble & Christopher Lee (Taken from the album The Lord Of The Rings – At Dawn In Rivendell; see www.tolkien-ensemble.net/)

2. Beautiful Soul (8:03) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Men Who Climb Mountains’; see www.pendragon.mu/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Pendragon/129554387094423)

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

3. 1984 Part 2 (15:27) – Anthony Phillips (Taken from the album ‘1984’; see www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/AnthonyPhillipsOfficial)

4. A Little Piece Of Heaven (2:06) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic, & for more about ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.synthmusicdirect.com/skyall.cfm)

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

6. The Weight Of The World pts 1-3 (14:52) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see  sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/, & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

7. Toccata (9:11) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘One-Armed Bandit’; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

8. Morning Jigsaw (8:01) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the EP ‘Morning Jigsaw’; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

9. Disciplining The Reserve Army (Acoustic) (7:52) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the ‘Fire’ EP; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/, trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/album/fire-ep & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

10. EppyFest 4 Promo (3:46) EppyFest 4 takes place on July 11th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

11. Boy (9:20) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

12. The Sky Breaks (6:57) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic, & for more about ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.synthmusicdirect.com/skyall.cfm)

13. Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (7:29) – 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/)

14. Crazy Raven (8:47) – The Poozies (Taken from the album ‘Chantoozies’; see www.poozies.co.uk/)

15. Tears Of The Sun (9:30) – The Enid (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see www.theenid.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/TheEnid, & for more about ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.synthmusicdirect.com/skyall.cfm)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. Rebsie & Daniel will be filling in for me again on the next show, with another of their own wonderful takes on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 153: Sanguine Hum Interview 2015

May 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 153rd 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 here (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After my recent ’40 at 40′ specials we’re back to business as usual (though it’s also a special occasion as the show is now eight years old) with an interview I recently recorded with Matt Baber & Joff Winks from Sanguine Hum, featuring tracks from their new album ‘Now We Have Light’, plus some other music chosen by me & my guests. We’ll cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, math rock, fusion, Canterbury, 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: 1 hour & 51 minutes. Downloaded file is 101.6 MB.

1. The Dustman (3:02) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

2. Chat Show (6:56) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

3. Fields Within Fields (4:54) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

Interview with Matt Baber & Joff Winks of Sanguine Hum…

4. Double Egg (4:26) – Antique Seeking Nuns (Taken from the EP ‘Double Egg with Chips and Beans (and a Tea); see antiqueseekingnuns.bandcamp.com/album/double-egg, www.cdbaby.com/cd/antiqueseekingnuns & troopersforsound.com/catalogue/antique-seeking-nuns/double-egg-with-chips-and-beans-and-a-tea/)

5. Imaginary Cities [Pt. 2, Dualties] (8:45) – Chris Potter (Taken from the album Imaginary Cities; see www.chrispotter.net/ & player.ecmrecords.com/potter-2387)

6. Tomorrow Is Already Here (4:57) – Stereolab (Taken from the album ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’; see www.stereolab.co.uk/news/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stereolab/14472182294)

7. Spanning The Eternal Abyss (10:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

8. Bubble Trouble (6:20) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

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

Thanks to Matt and Joff for coming in for the interview, all the other musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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 focusing mainly on new releases from 2015 so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 150: EppyFest 4 Preview

March 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 150th 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 here. Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2014 this show previews a couple of upcoming festivals, particularly my own EppyFest 4. We also return to three of the show’s semi-regular features, including having a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Lightships’ by the band Firefly Burning who are on at this year’s festival. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, progressive pop, trip hop, neo-classical, math rock, pronk rock 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: 1 hour & 56 minutes. Downloaded file is 106.2 MB.

1. Waves (4:27) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

2. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Paper Bells (5:40) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. These Four Walls (8:09) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

5. The Oldest Road (4:34) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

6. Seek And You Will Find (3:46) – Stackridge (B-side of the single ‘North Street Grande’ & available as a free download via www.heliumrecords.co.uk/stackridge/stackridge-seek-and-you-will-find-free-download.php; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

Tickets and more information about EppyFest are available from eppyfest.co.uk/

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

7. Hello Meow (4:31) – Squarepusher (Taken from the album ‘Hello Everything’; see squarepusher.net/, warp.net/artists/squarepusher/ & www.facebook.com/squarepusher)

8. La Porte (4:24) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘The Face Of Mount Molehill’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

Both SquarepusherNeil Cowley Trio will be at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival – see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/ for more details

9. I Feel (4:31) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

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

10. Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (4:12) – The Korgis (Taken from the album ‘…by Appointment; see www.thekorgis.com/ & www.facebook.com/thekorgis)

11. Weighted Light (5:06) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

12. Sesame (6:56) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Where the Green Lane Runs (2:17) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

14. Help Under Doors (4:05) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Something For The Weekend’; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

15. Break of Day (4:37) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

16. In A Lifetime (8:44) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

17. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album Now We Have Light ; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4954)

18. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too – it’s been a great 150 episodes & here’s to another 150! 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 two-part special – my 40 at 40 – which will celebrate my 40th birthday and some of the music that’s been really important to me over the years, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 148: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 3

February 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 148th 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. Continuing with my review of 2014, here is the third of three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums of last year, with a show that features my top 10. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, psychedelia, avant prog, dream pop, neo-classical, chamber pop 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: 1 hour & 58 mins. Downloaded file is 107.6 MB.

1. 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)

2. O Sweet Tomorrow (4:59) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

3. I’m Hiding Behind My Eyes (9:15) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

4. Supplicant’s Song (3:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

5. A Flood in the Cellar (7:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

6. Boho Night (4:00) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

7. Sunless (4:06) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Nights Bright Days’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/nights-bright-days & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

8. See Me At The Crow Bridge (1:13) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. Scuttle (8:07) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

You’ll be able to see both Trojan Horse and Arch Garrison at this year’s EppyFest – see eppyfest.co.uk/

10. Jazzish (4:27) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

11. Sends Me Reeling (3:55) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

12. City Footfall (5:29) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

13. Blue Jade On A Dusty Road (4:07) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Footfall’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/itunes.apple.com/us/album/footfall/id912896629 & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble)

14. Hunt the Button (5:42) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

15. Fluent English (3:37) – Stars In Battledress (Taken from the album ‘In Droplet Form’; see www.starsinbattledress.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm & www.facebook.com/starsinbattledress)

16. Benefits (3:21) – MoeTar (Taken from the album Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

17. Where the Truth Lies (4:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the album Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

18. The Ending Of The Open Sky (5:35) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

19. Reptilian (9:10) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

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. I’ll be back soon with part 4 of my review of 2014, when I’ll present some of my favourite tracks/albums/moments from 2014 that didn’t make it into the top 30 of the year, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 147: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 2

February 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 147th 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. Continuing with my review of 2014, here is the second of three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums of last year, with a show that features the albums at numbers 20 to 11. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, avant prog, psych pop, power pop, 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 & 14 mins. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Strange Relations 5 (9:10) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Strange Relations; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. The Warm-Up Man Forever (4:07) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

3. Smiler at 50 (8:20) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

4. End of Rain (5:33) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

5. Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise (3:40) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

6. National Grid (6:23) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

7. Split (4:08) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

8. Luminescence (11:15) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album Skye; see www.monarchtrail.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

9. Shaking Hats (9:45) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

10. 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)

11. 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)

12. Museum (4:35) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2′; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

13. Tempo (3:00) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2′; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

14. Something New (3:42) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

15. Synthesised Happiness (6:36) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

16. Among The Family Tree (3:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

17. We Are Fragile Like The China (6:36) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

18. Saving It All For A Saturday (4:23) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

19. Paper, Scissors, Stone (4:03) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

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. I’ll be back soon with part 3 of my review of 2014, when I’ll reveal my 10 favourite albums of 2014, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 146: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 1

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This is the 146th 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. I’m just starting my review of 2014 and I begin it with three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums, starting with a show that features the albums at numbers 30 to 21. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, ambient, art rock, avant prog, psychedelic folk-pop, post rock, 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 & 3 mins. Downloaded file is 112.6 MB.

1. Desolation Song (6:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album Now We Have Light ; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4954)

2. How the Light is Approached (2:51) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackotheclock4 & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

3. Down Below (4:32) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackotheclock4 & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

4. Ready Wednesday (9:39) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

5. Out Alee (4:32) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

6. Innocent (4:39) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

7. Towers Of Babel (9:47) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

8. Twenty and Forty (1:57) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. The One You’ve Got (10:50) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

10. The King Of Sleep (18:34) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Neither Use Nor Ornament’; see regalworm.com/Hail.html, regalworm.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/regalworm)

11. The Never Delivery of Yesterday (4:00) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth and All The Universes’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

12. For Sleeping Angels (4:33) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth and All The Universes’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

13. Unsettled (2:46) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

14. Coulrophobia (3:24) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

15. News and Ice Cream (4:47) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

16. Fishery Men (2:53) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

17. Prisonniere D’une Cellule Male (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

18. Les Courants Ascendants (6:07) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

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. I’ll be back later in February with part 2 of my review of 2014, when the countdown continues, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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