Episode 245: Dial A Deadly Number

This is the 245th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). If you’re reading this you presumably survived the terrors unleashed by the recent Halloween special and hopefully you’re now ready for a more normal show, whatever that means. We have a feature album this time around, ‘Coming Home’, the 2014 solo album by Paul Mallyon so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, with lots of brand new music from 2018, and a few older tracks thrown in for good measure. 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 MB.

1. Outer Space Mission (1:59) – Julius Vanderbilt (Taken from the album ‘Action Catalyst’; see juliusvanderbilt.bandcamp.com/album/action-catalyst & www.mixcloud.com/JuliusVanderbilt/)

2. I’m Desperate (4:10) – BC Camplight (Taken from the album ‘Deportation Blues’; see bellaunion.com/artists/bc-camplight/)

3. The Present Day (3:28) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)  

4. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

5. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

6. Weep, O Mine Eyes (1:57) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/)  

7. Takes One To Know One (7:50) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

As part of the feature ‘Cats’ Corner’:

8. Lone Wolf And Cub (5:29) – Thundercat (Taken from the EP ‘The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam’; see thundercat.bandcamp.com/album/the-beyond-where-the-giants-roam-1)

9. Big Game Fishing (5:14) – The Wood Demons (Single available via thewooddemons.bandcamp.com/track/big-game-fishing; see also www.facebook.com/TheWoodDemons/)

10. AlgoRhythm (6:02) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

11. Pen! Paper! Paper! Pen! (1:49) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com/blog/2018/6/29/now-we-have-power-coming-october-12th-2018, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

12. In Circles (5:02) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)

13. A Swallow Song (3:49) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

14. Phase II (11:20) – Mildlife (Single available via mildlife.com.au/album/phase-ii; see also www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

15. Océano de Leche (7:18) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Lightworks’; see stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/lightworks & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra)

16. Wildtrak (2:15) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

17. Dream In (3:39) Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

18. Cirkus – Part. II (6:20) Six-Ring Circus (Taken from the album ‘Six-Ring Circus’; see six-ringcircus.com/www.facebook.com/sixringcircusband/)

19. Visitor (3:59)  Astralingua (Single available via astralingua.bandcamp.com/track/visitor-2; see also www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

20. Former Islands (5:27) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

21. Invisible Ink (3:24) – You Tell Me (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

22. Marionettes (7:56) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

23. Opal Furl (4:50) – Tribes of Europe vs. Skeleton Hand (Taken from the EP ‘Some Earth Music For The Lonely Children of Space (And Other Dimensions)’; see tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/some-earth-music-for-the-lonely-children-of-space-and-other-dimensions & soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

24. Lift the Veil (4:42) Polyethylene Pet (Taken from the album ‘Famous Station Breaks’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet/)

25. Fortune Smiles (4:12)  Audrey Harrer (Single available via audreyharrer.bandcamp.com; see also www.audreyharrer.netwww.facebook.com/audreyharrermusic/)

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

26. Ain’t No Pleasing You (4:14) – Chas & Dave (Taken from the compilation album ‘Greatest’; see www.chasndave.net/)

27. The Colour of You (4:21) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & the album is also available to download via Amazon & iTunes)

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. For the next show I’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.

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Episode 230: Michael Bearpark interview 2018 pt.1

This is the 230th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 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 built around part one of an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on new discoveries and 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 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 & 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.6 MB.

1. 1991 (4:24) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

2. Life For A While (6:02) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

3. Joy Opposites (4:48) – Cave In (Taken from the album ‘Antenna’; see cavein.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official/ and if you’d like to contribute to the Caleb Scofield Memorial Fund you can do so here: www.youcaring.com/jenscofield-1149130)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

4. Song For Insane Times (4:01) – Kevin Ayers (Taken from the album ‘Joy Of A Toy’; see www.kevin-ayers.com/ & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers)

5. Private Nocturnal (6:49) – Can (Taken from the album ‘The Lost Tapes’; see www.spoonrecords.com/#)

6. I Am An Animal (3:48) – Pete Townsend (Taken from the album ‘Empty Glass’; see petetownshend.net/)

7. A mes Étoile (3:18) – Christine Ott (Taken from the album ‘Only Silence Remains’; see christineott.bandcamp.com, www.christineott.fr/www.facebook.com/christineottmusic/)

8. Polar (10:08) – AKKU Quintet (Taken from the album ‘Aeon; see www.akkuquintet.com/akkuquintet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/akkuquintet)

9. Parting Waves (4:09) – Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland (Taken from the album ‘Mu; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mu, www.barrycleveland.com/ & www.facebook.com/barry.cleveland.50)

A few words from AndrewOsOstler

10. Six Strings Come Out Good (12:01) – Darkroom (Taken from the forthcoming ‘Paradise Yard’ EP; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

11. Pearl Of The Lake (5:11) – Kaprekar’s Constant (Taken from the album ‘Fate Outsmarts Desire’; see www.kaprekarsconstant.com/kaprekars.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Kaprekars/)

12. Music for Guitar And Voices (3:46) – The Broca Ensemble with Georgina Brett (Single available via store.championversion.com/album/the-broca-ensemble-with-georgina-brett; see also thebrocaensemble.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/TheBrocaEnsemble)

13. Every Stranger’s Voice (4:11) – Plenty (Taken from the album ‘It Could Be Home’; see timbowness.wordpress.com/album-writings/plenty-it-could-be-home/burningshed.com/plenty_it-could-be-home_cd)

14. Transference I (4:24) – Thomas Stone (Taken from the album ‘Séance′; see www.thomasstonemusic.com/ & soundcloud.com/jecklin)

15. Whipping Post (8:27) – Joel Harrison (Taken from the album ‘Search’; see joelharrison.comwww.facebook.com/joelharrisongtr/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, plus a special thanks to Michael Bearpark for coming into the studio and picking most of the music. 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 will be back again next time, with the second part of this interview with Michael, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 218: The Gravediggers

This is the 218th 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). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. Our feature EP this time has a supernatural theme – the ‘Ghost’ EP by Richard Wileman, best known to Eppy Gibbon listeners as the man behind the Karda Estra musical project, and you’ll hear three tracks from Richard’s EP tonight, 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: 1 hour & 46 minutes. Downloaded file is 96.9 MB.

1. Dreams Wide Awake (8:50) – National Health (Taken from the album ‘Of Queues and Cures’; see www.philmillerandincahoots.com & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/national-health/id122714021)

2. Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2:32) – Tricot (Taken from the album ‘3’; see bsmrocks.bandcamp.com/album/3, tricot.tv/ & www.facebook.com/bakuretsurecords.tricot/

3. Return Of The Witch (3:32) – All of Them Witches (Taken from the compilation album ‘Witches’ Halloween Brew‘; see burningallwitches.bandcamp.com/album/witches-halloween-brew)

4. Vampires (3:48) – Tara Rice (Taken from the mini album ‘Panorama’; see tararice.bandcamp.com/album/panorama & www.tararice.com)

5. Ghost (3:34) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

6. A Ghost Like Me (4:59) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

7. Witches’ Multiplication Table (4:54) – Holger Czukay (Taken from the album ‘On The Way To The Peak Of Normal’; see www.czukay.com/)

8. Stone Circles (9:01) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

9. Pale Green Ghosts (6:04) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Pale Green Ghosts’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

10. She Haunts Me (6:32) – Ergo (Taken from the album ‘Multitude, Solitude’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/multitude-solitudewww.ergoisaband.com/ & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/ergo.html)

11. The Veil (2:15) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

12. Love Song To A Vampire (9:18) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

13. Evil In The Tree (4:23) – The Oscillation (Taken from the single ‘Evil In The Tree′; see wrongwayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/evil-in-the-treetheoscillation.bandcamp.com & theoscillation.com/)

14. Beelzebub (3:22) – Bruford (Taken from the album ‘Feels Good To Me’; see www.billbruford.com/)

15. Black Eyes (4:51) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

16. Bela Lugosi (3:23) – John Carpenter (Taken from the album ‘Lost Themes II’; see www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/ & www.facebook.com/directorjohncarpenter/)

17. Graveyard (3:11) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

18. Chaos Theme For Clarinet (3:32) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

19. Phantom Brickworks III (9:27) – Bibio (Taken from the album ‘Phantom Brickworks’; see bibio.bleepstores.com/release/89757-bibio-phantom-brickworks & warp.net/releases/bibio-phantom-brickworks/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and of course to Count Eppy. 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. Next time I’m hoping we’ll have an interview but even if that doesn’t materialise you can expect the same typically eclectic mixture of music, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

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

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.

Episode 212: Baby Driven

This is the 212th 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). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for kindly sitting in again on the last show, but this time around the Eppy Gibbon is back. We don’t quite have a feature album this time but I am drawing inspiration from the soundtrack to the brilliant film Baby Driver, and there will be several tracks either taken from or inspired by that soundtrack. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, covering six different decades. 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 121.3 MB.

1. As We Take The Stage (pts. 1-2) (6:01) – The Scaramanga Six (Taken from a double-A-side digital single and also from the album ‘Chronica’; see www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/, thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/as-we-take-the-stage-owned & www.facebook.com/thescaramangasix)

2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2:26) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

3. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

4. Our Own Way (5:05) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

5. Voodoo Doll of Myself (3:07) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Track Marks’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/track-marks & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Solitude (4:45) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

7. Zye Ouve, Zye Feme (4:16) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

8. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

9. Raptor (2:45) – Vila (Digital download via www.amazon.co.uk/Raptor/dp/B0728BPQ9C and other music sites such as Spotify; see also soundcloud.com/pia-1-1 & www.piasilvi.com/)

10. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (2:21) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

11. Wild Waters (4:35) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

12. Have You Got PPI? (4:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

13. Easy (4:21) – The Commodores (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Very Best of The Commodores; see classic.motown.com/artist/the-commodores/)

14. It’s Easier (4:38) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

15. P-unu (5:32) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

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

16. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7″ version) (3:37) – Scritti Politti (Taken from the compilation album ‘Absolute’; see www.scritti.net/ & www.facebook.com/scrittinet)

17. A Void That I Can Depart To (10:08) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

18. Ready Let’s Go (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

19. Music is Math (5:21) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

20. Hidden (5:21) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

21. Dog-Like Sparky (4:54) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

22. Hocus Pocus (6:41) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Focus II’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

23. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 (2:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

24. Dependence Day (4:45) – Ritual (Taken from the album ‘Ritual’; see www.ritual.se/Ritual_Official_Web/Home.html)

25. Blood Orange (4:10) – Low Chimes (Digital download single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album; see www.lowchimes.com/ & www.facebook.com/lowchimes/)

26. Bright Shimmering Lights (4:52) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

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 the second part of my review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 209: Half-term Report, 2017

This is the 209th 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). On tonight’s show I bring you a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six months of 2017. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.8 MB.

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

1. Spiele Mit Katzen (4:22) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

2. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

3. I’ll Be Fine (6:29) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

4. Strange New Planet (8:42) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

5. Sally Won’t Remember (3:49) – Valdez (Taken from the album ‘This’; see valdez.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/valdezrock/)

6. Peter’s Place (4:31) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. We Come Willingly (6:08) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

8. Tinut in Swing (5:42) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

9. Obelisk of Cruithne (6:46) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Nou Tout Se Yonn (4:46) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

11. In The Woods With Tony Iommi (6:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Baritonia’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/album/baritonia, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

12. Death and Taxes (5:05) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

13. Fight or Flight (4:36) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

14. The Lord of Amber and Grey (6:15) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

15. Kill the Pain That’s Killing You (3:44) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

16. Palm Trees (live) (4:02) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

17. These Are The Days (3:24) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017 CD version)’; see timburness.bandcamp.com, www.timburness.com/ & www.facebook.com/Tim-Burness-195607947167604/)

18. Tracking Signals (4:07) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

19. Avoid That Eye Candy (3:53) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

20. Overton (4:05) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

21. Dream State (3:37) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

22. Hebrides Terrace Seamount (5:54) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

23. The Infinite (5:44) – +1 (Taken from the EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

24. Eliza Harora (3:29) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

25. Hertier (5:20) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

26. Drunk On A Boat (4:27) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

27. Ancient Observer (5:58) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

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 a review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 206: Mandrake

This is the 206th 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). On this show we’ll be having a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) as we haven’t had one of those for a while. There will be a mixture of new and old music, including lots of tracks from new 2017 albums, plus a tribute to the late, great drummer Clive Brooks, and a return to our semi-regular 80s & Cats’ Corner features. There will be the usual eclectic mixture of music, crossing various genres and featuring bands & acts from all over the world. And we have a feature album too: ‘The Aviary’, the 2015 album from American Jazzy Mystic Katie Haverly, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128 MB.

1. Ark (live) (4:39) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

2. Tarova (3:40) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

3. Doctor! Doctor! (4:39) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

4. The Sensual Con (7:36) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

5. Gold Rush (5:56) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

6. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:47) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. Rolando (4:40) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

8. Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy (5:20) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. A Visit To Newport Hospital (8:26) – Egg (Taken from the album ‘The Polite Force’; see www.egg-archive.com/ & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=665)

10. The Cave of Rebirth (5:39) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

11. Uleella (9:13) – Elull Noomi (Taken from the album ‘Uleella’; see www.seventhrecords.com/en/catalogue-ex-tension-33/elull-noomi-uleella-1043.html)

12. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (6:37)Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

13. Robin (4:30) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

14. Ring (4:07) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/lungs; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. Baskin’ (3:29) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

17. The Ivy Gate (7:27) – Big Big Train, feat. Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Grimspound’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

18. Gold and Silver (3:51) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

19. Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom (6:30) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

20. Distant Summers (4:06) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

21. Storm On The Sea (5:33) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

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

22. Trouble (2:45) – Cat Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Footsteps In The Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2′; see catstevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/YusufCatStevens/)

23. Aviary (5:53) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Rebsie & Daniel will be kindly sitting in for me again, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.