Episode 216: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 3

October 3, 2017 at 9:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 216th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to, & final part of, my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. Our feature album this time is also from 2016 – ‘LIFE’ by electronic music duo KNOWER, so you’ll hear three tracks from that   plus 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 & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.61 MB.

1. Partita for 8 Voices Part 1: Allemande (5:54) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘Partita for 8 Voices’; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/partita-for-8-voices-caroline-shaw & www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

2. Hanging On (5:25) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/lifewww.facebook.com/KNOWERmusic/)

3. Wood (5:26) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

4. Biomes (2:12) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

5. Chimpanzees In Canopies (3:33) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

6. My Book Of Regrets (9:24) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the mini-album ‘4 ½; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

7. Grunts (5:43) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

8. Semente (7:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

10. Robin (6:51) – Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

11. Mending A Secret (5:07) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

12. The Government Knows (3:44) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

13. Siglen (4:31) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

14. Once A Squirrel (4:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available as a digital download from spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/track/once-a-squirrel; see also www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Beep Box (4:01) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

16. Fluid Gone (4:24) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

17. Persia Rising (3:40) – John Carpenter (Taken from the album ‘Lost Themes II’; see www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/ & www.facebook.com/directorjohncarpenter/)

18. Soul Denying (5:14) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

19. Give Yourself A Name (6:53) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

20. High/Aflame (6:29) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

21. Rounding The Horn (7:50) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm & www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

22. Winder (4:38) – Strobes (Taken from the album ‘Brokespeak’; see strobesband.bandcamp.com/album/brokespeak & www.strobesmusic.com/)

23. More Than Just Another Try (2:26) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

24. Primordial (7:46)  Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back again next time with another TV Themes Special (the last one I did was back in January 2015 but it was very well received by listeners at the time so hopefully this will represent the long-awaited sequel), so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 182: The Medicine Men

June 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 182nd 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). I’m back from my short break (thanks to Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse for kindly sitting in for me again for the previous show). This time the show is built around an interview with bass player, composer & nice bloke Dave Sturt, perhaps best known for being a member of both Jade Warrior & Gong (& we’ll be talking about & hearing a track from both bands), but we’ll also be talking about & focusing on Dave’s debut album, released last year, ‘Dreams & Absurdities’. So ‘Dreams & Absurdities’ will be this show’s feature album and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including some of Dave Sturt’s choices, a tribute to the late, great Isao Tomita, tracks from some new & forthcoming releases, & a reminder about the forthcoming EppyFest 5. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 24 minutes. Downloaded file is 131.94 MB.

1. Preludes: Book 1: No. 8: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (3:31) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

2. A Brew Of Special Tea (1:23) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘I See You’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

3. True Love (5:48) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Now’; see www.jadewarrior.com/)

Interview with Dave Sturt

4. Dreams & Absurdities (5:58) – Dave Sturt (Taken from the album ‘Dreams & Absurdities’; see www.davesturt.co.uk/ & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5196)

5. Bouncing Like Gagarin (3:00) – Dave Sturt (Taken from the album ‘Dreams & Absurdities’; see www.davesturt.co.uk/ & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5196)

6. Welcome To The Machine (7:27) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘Wish You Were Here’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

7. Exist (Beyond My Wildest Dreams) (5:47) – Jo Hamilton (Taken from the album ‘Gown’; see news.johamilton.com/, johamiltongown.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Jo-Hamilton/33023153163?ref=s)

8. White & Greens In Blue (6:59) – Dave Sturt (Taken from the album ‘Dreams & Absurdities’; see www.davesturt.co.uk/ & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5196)

9. I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait (5:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

10. Hullabaloo Belay (2:06) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm &        www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

11. 1985 (9:09) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

12. The Catford Clown (2:50) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

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

14. Castellanus (6:50) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the ‘CloudscapesEP; the EP should be available to buy as a digital download from July but for now see hazalelif.wordpress.comsoundcloud.com/hazalelif)

15. Human God (5:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the ‘Human God’ EP; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/human-god & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. The Laughing Gnome (3:03) – David Bowie (Originally available as a single, released in 1967, but now available on the deluxe edition of the album ‘David Bowie’; see www.davidbowie.com)

17. Willow Way (4:14) – Stu Nicholson (Currently unavailable to buy but can be heard via soundcloud.com/galahad-1/willow-way; see also www.galahadonline.com/)

18. Rounding The Horn (7:50) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm &        www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Dave Sturt for contributing his answers for the interview. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time with a special show when I’m only going to be playing bands and artists I have never played on the Eppy Gibbon show before. It should make for quite a playlist so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 114: Richard Wileman interview

November 2, 2013 at 9:29 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 114th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. For this edition of the show we welcome back Richard Wileman, the main man behind the excellent musical project Karda Estra. There’s no feature album on this show but Richard has chosen most of the music and between his selections and mine there will be the usual diverse mixture of tracks and styles. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.8 MB.

1. Ark (4:04) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, music.badelephant.co.uk/album/spooky-action, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product%2Fcategory&path=136_163 & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead)

2. Cat Suite: III. Borage (2:51) – The Denver Brass (Taken from the album ‘Brass Cats: Brass Music of Chris Hazell; see www.denverbrass.org/, www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/chris-hazell.aspx & www.facebook.com/DenverBrass)

3. Fold 2 (3:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘The Exquisite Corpse Game’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1108.htm & www.paraphiliamagazine.com/periodical/believers-roast-presents-the-exquisite-corpse-game/)

4. Main Theme from Outskirts (5:39) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

Interview with Richard Wileman…

5. Tigermoth (7:35) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Spectral Mornings’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589)

6. The Sick Rose (4:50) – David Axelrod (Taken from the album Songs of Experience; see www.davidaxelrodmusic.com/ & www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003020/David-Axelrod.html)

7. Stridulum Theme (4:56) – Franco Micalizzi (Taken from the album ‘Cinema a Mano Armata’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/fmtbbb, www.last.fm/music/Franco+Micalizzi & www.youtube.com/channel/UCgjxe5mi-VWB5ddfiLw1L6g)

8. Prologue/The Swimming Pool (1:30) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

9. Main Title (3:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

10. Scorpio’s View (2:38) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Dirty Harry [Original Score]’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lalo-schifrin/id141398)

11. Someday Silk (4:52) – Rascal Reporters (Taken from the album ‘Bonus Tracks, Vol. 2’; see rascalreporters.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RascalReporters)

12. Kites Are Fun (2:41) – The Free Design (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Free Design’; see www.thefreedesign.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/pages/The-Free-Design/13581397514)

13. Wanton Sincerity (2:28) – Terraformation (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Gates’; see terraformation.bandcamp.com/album/ocean-gates, www.egghelmet.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Terraformation/111597755568668)

14. Don’t Land On Me (8:01) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming new Knifeworld album; see knifeworld.bandcamp.com/track/dont-land-on-me, www.knifeworld.co.uk/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PX5KKQqN-c & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Richard Wileman for coming in to do the interview & for choosing such great music. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. 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. There will be another show in around two weeks when I’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of a certain British science fiction TV programme. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 52: Kavus Torabi Interview

August 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the 52nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition focuses on the various projects of Kavus Torabi, who has been involved with The Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs, Guapo, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Chrome Hoof and many others. We also specifically focus on Knifeworld, which started out as a Kavus solo project but which has developed into a full band. We have tracks from the debut Knifeworld album ‘Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’ plus an interview with Kavus himself. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information.

Total running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 79.5 MB.

1. Singled Out for Battery (4:50) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Interview with Kavus Torabi

2. Day Is Gone (3:18) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

3. Come Back Clammy Lammy (4:07) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Guns; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

4. The Wretched Fathoms (3:31) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

5. Corpses Feuding Underground (2:53) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

6. Severed of Horsehoof (6:20) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

7. He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes (5:06) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. No More Dying (4:10) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

9. Unwreckaged (5:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

10. The Ladder (Radio Edit) (5:14) – Extra Life (Taken from the album Made Flesh’; see extralifetheband.blogspot.com/ or www.myspace.com/extralifetheband)

11. Me to the Future of You (8:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Enjoy! Thanks to Kavus for taking the time to contribute his answers for the interview. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when you’ll hear some brilliant new bands, some old favourites, and me.

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