Episode 183: Never Been Played

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.

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Episode 180: Sanguine Hum Interview 2016

May 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 180th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 and following my preview last time of EppyFest 5 this time we welcome three members of the excellent Sanguine Hum into the Eppy Gibbon studio. Our feature album is the new/old album by Sanguine Hum, ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’. The guys from the band will talk about the fascinating evolution of this album, which is finally released on CD for the first time. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, this time chosen by me and my special guests. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.39 MB.

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

2. The Garden (3:45) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see  thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

3. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – 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)

4. Cartoon Friends (4:06) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

Interview with Matt Baber, Brad Waissman & Joff Winks of Sanguine Hum

5. Milo (5:18) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

6. It Grows in Me Garden (2:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

7. Cold Brains (3:42) – Beck (Taken from the album Mutations; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

8. Six Pack (3:11) – Tortoise (Taken from the album ‘Standards; see www.trts.com/ & www.facebook.com/TRTSband)

9. What’s Wrong? (5:44) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Shields’; see grizzly-bear.net/ & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear)

10. Modul 32 (9:33) – Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (Taken from the album ‘Stoa’; see www.nikbaertsch.com/ronin/ & www.facebook.com/nikbaertschsRONIN/)

11. Ezra (4:27) – Oneohtrix Point Never (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Delete’; see pointnever.com/, warp.net/artists/oneohtrix-point-never/ & www.facebook.com/oneohtrix/)

12. Leaving The City (3:48) – Joanna Newsom (Taken from the album ‘Divers’; see www.dragcity.com/artists/joanna-newsom)

13. Ace Train (7:43) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

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

15. Show Me Love (Big Wild Remix) (3:48) – Hundred Waters/Big Wild (Originally taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang like a Bell’, the remix is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/bigwild/hundred-waters-show-me-love-big-wild-remix; see also soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, especially Matt, Brad & Joff for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio, 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. Despite what I say at the end of this show, I may not be back next time – hopefully Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be sitting in for me, but either way I hope you’ll join us for the next edition.

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Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 178: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 1

April 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 178th 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). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2015 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 31 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 31 but still deserve to be heard. We have a feature album, ‘John Barleycorn’ by The John Renbourn Group and you’ll hear three tracks from that as we reflect on the great talents of John Renbourn who sadly died last year, plus you can expect a typically 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 & 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.09 MB.

1. Pavane: “Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie”/Tourdion (5:55) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

2. Whiplash (4:05) – The Hank Levy Legacy Band (This track is available as a digital download; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanklevylegacyband2, www.hanklevyjazz.com/ & www.facebook.com/Hank-Levy-Legacy-Band-190154561277/)

3. The Glacial Lake (Peter Chilvers Mix) (4:42) – Fovea Hex (This track is available as a free digital download; see foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/the-glacial-lake & www.janetrecords.com/)

4. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the EP ‘Spaceships There Are’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/spaceships-there-are & marvinbnaylor.com/)

If you’d like to see Marvin B. Naylor live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

5. Another One (2:41) – Mac Demarco (Taken from the mini-album ‘Another One’; www.mac-demarco.com/, macdemarco.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Mac-DeMarco-301768729858252/)

6. In The Beginning (5:28) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

7. The Scorpion & The Frog (4:58) – Mojomakerz (Taken from the album ‘Tales For Sunrise’; see www.mojomakerz.com/soundcloud.com/mojomakerz)

8. The Sky Is Breaking (3:55) – jh (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see jhmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/morning-sun, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. Dim (6:57) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the EP ‘Morning Jigsaw’; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

10. Weight Of The World (6:44) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Pandora’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/wearekinband, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Funny Games (4:31) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

12. Black Dust (3:32) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

13. Lighthouse (5:15) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘The Seas And The Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-seas-and-the-stars & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

14. Hyper-Diseasy (6:52) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

15. Blackwaterside (3:22) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

16. To The Blade (4:14) – Everything Everything (Taken from the album Get to Heaven; see www.everything-everything.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/EverythingEverythinguk)

17. The Chauffeur (5:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album Outsider Songs; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/outsider-songs & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

18. The Universe Alone (6:52) – Duran Duran (Taken from the album ‘Paper Gods′; see duranduran.warnereprise.com/row/ & www.facebook.com/duranduran)

19. 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)

20. The Rage Within The Clouds (10:30) – 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)

21. P.Y.T. (5.09) – Jacob Collier (Available to buy as an electronic download from his bandcamp page; see www.jacobcollier.co.uk/ & jacobcollier.bandcamp.com/)

22. Sidi Brahim (8:34) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

23. Maybe Love (4:05) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

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’ll be previewing this year’s EppyFest, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 177: Micheal Bearpark Interview 2016

April 1, 2016 at 9:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 177th 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). This latest show is built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but you can expect to hear lots of Darkroom and tracks connected with people that Michael has worked and played with, plus a typically 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: 3 hours & 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 185.6 MB.

1. Little April Shower (3:52) – Disney Chorus (Taken from the ‘Bambi (Original Soundtrack); see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/disney-chorus/id6842941)

2. Eyes Can Only Take You So Far (8:25) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

3. Her And The Sea (5:07) – Ulrich Schnauss (Taken from the album ‘A Long Way To Fall’; see  www.facebook.com/ulrichschnauss & soundcloud.com/ulrich-schnauss)

4. Pegasus And Black Coffee (2:44) – Bill Walker And Erdem Helvacioglu (Taken from the album ‘Fields And Fences’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/billwalkeranderdemhelvac)

5. Seydisfjordur (4:34) – Elif Yalvac (This track is available to listen to via soundcloud.com/hazalelif/seyisfjorur; see also soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

6. Unseen Girl (3:15) – Honey Barbara (Taken from the album ‘Wave Grass’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/honeybarbara)

7. Kayleigh (4:04) – Marillion (Taken from the album ‘Misplaced Childhood’; see marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

8. Diamonds And Rust (live) (3:31) – Judas Priest (Taken from the album ‘Unleashed In The East’; see judaspriest.com/www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest)

9. Sing To Me (5:46) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

10. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning (5:23) – Ben Monder & Paul Motian (Taken from the album Amorphae; see www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038752990 & www.benmonder.com/)

11. Autumn Leaves (10:40) – Miles Davis (Taken from the album ‘Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964’; see www.milesdavis.com/)

12. A Stillness At Appomattox (7:08) – Busnoys (Taken from the album By Tapering Torchlight’; see www.tallguyrecords.com/index.htm & soundcloud.com/busnoys1)

13. Newtown (3:50) – The Slits (Taken from the album ‘Cut’; see www.theslits.co.uk/)

14. Mother and Child (1:56) – Maddy Prior (Taken from the album Woman In The Wings; see www.maddyprior.co.uk/)

15. A New Day (3:14) – Mary Margaret O’Hara (Taken from the album Miss America; see www.marymargaretohara.com/)

16. Overture: Atmospheres (2:52) – György Ligeti, South West German Radio Orchestra, Ernest Bour (Taken from the album 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/da5e774b-026a-4117-82a4-11d246c05a8b)

17. Van Den Budenmayer Concerto (4:30) – Zbigniew Preisner (Taken from the album La Double Vie De Véronique; see www.preisner.com/)

18. Duplicity (2:22) – Steve Bingham (Taken from the album Third; see stevebingham.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Bingham/164483443597062)

19. Spencer The Rover (4:12) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘Sunday’s Child; see www.johnmartyn.com/)

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

20. Second Skin (6:51) – The Chameleons (Taken from the album ‘Script Of The Bridge’; see www.thechameleons.com/)

21. Dream of Black Dust (5:22) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

22. Feel (4:11) – Richard Barbieri & Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Flame’; see www.richardbarbieri.net/timbowness.co.uk/)

23. We See The Same Stars Differently (24:40) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘We See The Same Stars Differently’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

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

24. Nada One (5:22) – Heart (Taken from the album ‘Dog & Butterfly’; see www.heart-music.com/)

25. Weep, O Mine Eyes (2:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently available to buy but you can listen to it again via soundcloud.com/rebsiefairholm; see also www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be returning to my review of the music of 2015, specifically focusing on some great music from last year that didn’t feature in my top 31 countdown, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 175: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Once I Get Mine (5:40) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

12. All the Time We’re Given (7:59) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show with something rather different, providing a break from my review of 2015. I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 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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