Episode 194: The White Elephant

November 30, 2016 at 1:47 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the 194th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently snowed under with work, so Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’, the 2008 album by Marvin B. Naylor, and there will be three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection 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 & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.8 MB.

1. Fairy Rings (2:46) – Elizabeth Fawn (Taken from the album ‘Mythical Records: Odyssey of Rapture. Vol 2’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Henriette Krötenschwanz (2:03) – Amon Düül II (Taken from the album ‘Phallus Dei’; see www.amonduul.de)

3. Milk and Honey (4:31) – Sandy Denny (Taken from the album ‘I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn’; see www.sandydennyofficial.com)

4. Dulcibella Play ! (4:25) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

5. Graveyard (5:45) – Forest (Taken from the album ‘Full Circle’; see www.discogs.com/Forest-The-Full-Circle/release/1355096)

6. Against the Rich (3:15) – Warhaus (Taken from the album ‘We Fucked A Flame Into Being’; see warhausmusic.com)

7. D-Train (6:18) – Legendary Pink Dots (Taken from the album ‘Pages of Aquarius’; see legendarypinkdots.org)

8. Retrospectively (3:54) – The Sound of The Ladies (Taken from the album ‘The City of Gold and Lead’; see www.thesoundoftheladies.com & thesoundoftheladies.bandcamp.com)

9. Reality’s A Fantasy (8:22) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Clocks Are Like People’; see www.circulus.org)

10. Six Feet Under Yeah (4:05) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘I Will Be A Pilgrim’; see  www.archgarrison.co.uk)

11. Eleven Willows (2:26) – C.O.B. (Taken from the album ‘Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/cob-mn0000641650)

12. My Wolves (3:51) – Dagmar (Taken from the album ‘Afterlight’; see dagmarsound.bandcamp.com)

13. Traveling Light (4:24) – Leonard Cohen (Taken from the album ‘You Want it Darker’; see www.leonardcohen.com)

14. Gan To The Kye (5:39) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Last; see www.the-unthanks.com)

15. Beautiful Balloon (7:33) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

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

16. Sanctum Sanctorum (6:28) – The Damned (Taken from the album ‘Phantasmagoria’; see www.officialdamned.com)

17. My Name is Carnival (3:48) – Jackson C. Frank (Taken from the album ‘Jackson C. Frank’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank)

18. Hear the Voice of the Bard (3:02) – Can Am Des Puig (Taken from the album ‘The Book of AM’; see psychedelicfolk.homestead.com/BOOKOFAM)

19. The Unknown (4:33) – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Taken from the album ‘Zim Zam Zim; see www.arthur-brown.com)

20. It’s a Fine Air for Fliss (7:15) – Daevid Allen (Taken from the album ‘N’existe Pas!’; see www.daevidallen.net)

21. Little Arabella (4:14) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘Ars Longa Vita Brevis’; see www.discogs.com/artist/259812-The-Nice)

22. I Wanna Be A Horse (4:08) – Martin Austwick (Taken from the album ‘The City of Gold and Lead’; see www.thesoundoftheladies.com & thesoundoftheladies.bandcamp.com)

23. Little Creatures  (6:10) –Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

24. Clouds (5:23) – Bat For Lashes (Taken from the album ‘The Bride’; see www.batforlashes.com)

 

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. 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. Eppy should be be back next time, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

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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 146: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 1

January 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 146th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here. I’m just starting my review of 2014 and I begin it with three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums, starting with a show that features the albums at numbers 30 to 21. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, ambient, art rock, avant prog, psychedelic folk-pop, post rock, and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 3 mins. Downloaded file is 112.6 MB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back later in February with part 2 of my review of 2014, when the countdown continues, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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