Episode 195: A Festive Special In Memoriam

December 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 195th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie from Alchymical Muse for putting together their very entertaining last show, but with this eppysode I’m here to take you towards the festive season in my own unique way. We have a feature album, or rather I should say that we have a feature EP, John Stebbe’s ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’, plus there are some musical tributes to people we have sadly lost in 2016, and there’s the usual eclectic mixture of music but every track on this show has some form of Christmas or wintry connection, however tenuous. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.6 MB.

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel (3:15) – Richard Page (Taken from the EP ‘5 Songs For Christmas’; see richardpagemusic.com/music & itunes.apple.com/us/album/5-songs-for-christmas-ep/id407703378)

2. 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)

3. Whiteout (2:29) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

4. The Curate’s Eggnog (3:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

6. Frozen (3:48) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

7. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (6:17) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

8. Solstice (9:27) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

9. Christmas Countdown (5:27) – Frank Kelly (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Frank Kelly’; see claddaghrecords.com/index.php/frank-kelly-best-of-2cd.html)

10. Snowball Fight Attack Formation (4:28) – Small Leaks Sink Ships (Taken from the album ‘Face Yourself, And Remove Your Sandals’; see www.smallleaks.com/, smallleaks.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Small-Leaks-Sink-Ships-30163368875/)

11. Silent Night (2:46) – 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)

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

12. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (4:37) – Ryuichi Sakamoto (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’; see  www.sitesakamoto.com)

13. Cherry Blossoms In Winter (4:43) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

14. Christmas Angels (4:18) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of Clannad: In a Lifetime’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

15. The Holly and the Ivy (4:56) – George Winston (Taken from the album ‘December’; see www.georgewinston.com/)

16. The Wintering Box (5:48) – Orla Wren (Taken from the album ‘Book of the Folded Forest’; see homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-the-folded-forest & orlawren.eu/)

17. Wonderful Christmastime (3:44) – How to Swim (Taken from the album ‘The How to Swim Christmas Album; see howtoswim.bandcamp.com/album/the-how-to-swim-christmas-album & www.facebook.com/howtoswim)

18. Skater’s Waltz (3:41) – 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)

19. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

20. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

21. Winterlight (7:20) – Clearlake (Taken from the album ‘Lido; see www.dominorecordco.com/artists/clearlake/ & www.facebook.com/clearlakenoise/)

22. I believe in Father Christmas (3:35) – Greg Lake (Single release available for purchase as a digital download; see www.greglake.com/)

23. The Parting Glass (3:32) – Stems (Taken from the EP ‘Everything Turns’; see stemsmelody.bandcamp.com/album/everything-turns)

24. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy (2:39) – David Bowie and Bing Crosby (Taken from the compilation album ‘White Christmas’; see www.davidbowie.com)

25. 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)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and compliments of the season to you all. 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. For the next show I’ll be presenting you with an interview I recorded earlier in the year with the Turkish composer and musician Elif Yalvac, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 176: Matt’s Mix-Tape

March 20, 2016 at 11:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 176th 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 taking a break from my review of the musical year of 2015 to do something a little different. This will be a mix-show, so there won’t be much talking from me, but rather there will be longer strings of tracks mixed together. We have a feature album for the first time in a while, Boards of Canada‘s terrific 1998 album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’. Other than that you can expect tracks played in tribute to the late great Sir George Martin & Keith Emerson, 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: 1 hour & 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.6 MB.

1. Petites Litanies De Jesus (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

2. In My Life (2:28) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Rubber Soul’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

3. La Femme D’Argent (7:11) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

4. Rectify Me (2:45) – 3 Ant Riot (Taken from the compilation album ‘Organ Radio 19: Hold My Goddamn Finger Suzie, That Big Ugly Shark Is Back In The Pool…’; this is not easily available to buy but you might find it on eBay or maybe see organthing.com/ for more details)

5. Bocuma (1:36) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

6. Roygbiv (2:31) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

7. La Conduite (3:50) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Vox’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

8. The Space Between (6:01) – Zero 7 (Taken from the album ‘When It Falls’; see www.facebook.com/Zero7/)

9. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (1:48) – Jon Poole (Taken from the album ‘What’s the ugliest part of your body?′; see randomjonpoole.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/RandomJonPoole)

10. Lonely Soul (8:57) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

11. Kaini Industries (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Music Has The Right To Children’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & en-gb.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

12. High On Sunday 51 (3:16) – Aimee Mann (Taken from the album Lost in Space’; see aimeemann.com/www.facebook.com/AimeeMann/)

13. A Lady of a Certain Age (5:48) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Victory for the Comic Muse’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

14. Che (3:05) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album Valentine; see www.royharper.co.uk/www.facebook.com/harperroy/)

15. Jerusalem (2:48) – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Taken from the album Brain Salad Surgery; see www.emersonlakepalmer.com/)

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

16. Shake The Disease (4:45) – Depeche Mode (Taken from the album The Singles 81→85; see www.depechemode.com/ & www.facebook.com/depechemode)

17. Paysans Sans Peur (1:19) – Malicorne (Taken from the album Balançoire en Feu; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

18. Rabbit In Your Headlights (6:21) – UNKLE (Taken from the album Psyence Fiction; see www.facebook.com/unklewww.youtube.com/user/UNKLEofficial)

19. Red Rice (4:20) – 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)

20. It’s Behind You (6:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/matt-baber/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

21. Warszawa (6:24) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Low’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

22. Jacksons, Monk And Rowe (3:43) – Elvis Costello & the Brodsky Quartet (Taken from the album ‘The Juliet Letters’; see www.elviscostello.com/ & www.brodskyquartet.co.uk/)

23. 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)

24. My Descent Into Madness (3:55) – Eels (Taken from the album ‘Electro-shock Blues’; see www.eelstheband.com/www.facebook.com/THEEELS)

25. Buffalo Ballet (3:26) – Dawn of the Replicants (Taken from the single ‘Science Fiction Freak’; see dawnofthereplicants.bandcamp.com/)

26. You Make It Easy (4:02) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Moon Safari’; see youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

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, built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 91: Christmas Crackers

December 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 91st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘The Christmas Album’ by Keith Emerson, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, chamber pop, jazz, steampunk 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 and 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.7 MB.

1. Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh) (1:15) – 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer (Taken from the album, ‘It’s a Chiptune Holiday!’; see 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-chiptune-holiday, 8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/ & www.8bitweapon.com/)

2. Northern Lights (3:33) – Renaissance (Taken from the album ‘A Song For All Seasons’; see renaissancetouring.com/)

3. Troika (4:18) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

4. Winter Falls (8:30) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see ianneal.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-woods & www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Neal/130308120365154)

5. We Three Kings (3:19) – The Willows (This track can be downloaded for free from www.thewillowsband.co.uk/news plus it’s been included on the 15 track ‘For Folk’s Sake Charity’ CD, which you can download for £7 or buy the CD for £9 via forfolkssake.bandcamp.com/releases  – all proceeds will go to the Evelina children’s hospital; see also www.thewillowsband.co.uk/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-willows/id405298481)

6. Silent Night (4:29) – Matt Stevens (This track is available to buy for just £1 from mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night; see also www.mattstevensguitar.com/ & mattstevens.bandcamp.com/)

7. In The Bleak Midwinter (4:35) – Also Eden (This track is available to download for free via www.alsoeden.com/download_christmas.php – you just need to enter your name & email address; see also www.alsoeden.com/index_main.php & en-gb.facebook.com/alsoeden)

8. Christmas Turkey (3:07) – David Minnick (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/david-minnick)

9. Merry Christmas (I Still Love You) (2:35) –  a.P.A.t.T. (This track is available to buy for just £1 from apatt.bandcamp.com/track/merry-christmas-i-still-love-you; see also www.apatt.com/, apatt.bandcamp.com/ & soundcloud.com/apatt)

10. I Saw Three Ships (4:56) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

11. Seafrost (8:59) – Cave In (Taken from the album Antenna’; see www.caveinblog.blogspot.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official)

12. Blizzard Of Lies (6:10) – +1 (Taken from the double-EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

13. Reindeer (5:41) – John Butler, Andrea Petitta & Wim Oudijk (Taken from the EP ‘Windows & Doors: The Songs of Tin Pan John’; see discofair.nl/discofair/New_Releases.html & www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-Doors/132710440211020)

14. Solstice Round (3:38) – B.Sue Johnson (Limited release; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

15. Silent Night (2:46) – John Stebbe (Taken from the album ‘Beethoven Jazz, and More!’; see johnstebbe.webs.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/stebbe3 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. The Coventry Carol (5:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the compilation ‘BARNYARD DRAMA Christmas Singalong Vol. 8’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html & www.barnyardrecords.com/cd%20barnyard%20drama%20xmas.html)

17. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

18. Wynter Wakeneth (3:38) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/, en-gb.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

19. Lullay Lulla (2:37) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently commercially available but will be on the forthcoming ‘Albion Mill’ EP; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RebsieFairholm, & www.alchymicalmuse.com/)

20. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (6:50) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

21. The Christmas Goose (3:24) – Sunday Driver (This track is available to buy now from Bandcamp and you can pay whatever you wish, but please be generous – see sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/releases and also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/)

22. Winter Walks the Wood (3:49) – Mark Elliott (This track is available to download for free via soundcloud.com/emp-studio/emp-studio-mark-elliott-winter?in=emp-studio%2Fsets%2Felectric-music-productions#play; see details of Mark’s main musical project, Those Men here – thosemen.co.uk/)

23. A Winter’s Tale (3:42) – All About Eve (Taken from the album ‘Iceland’; see www.julianneregan.net/Julianne_Regan/Welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

24. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (4:03) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Document’; see remhq.com/index.php)

25. 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 me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Hopefully I’ll be back in January with a prelude to some special editions of the show focusing on the Best of 2012 and a preview of EppyFest 2. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2012 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

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