Episode 201: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 2

March 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 201st 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 current show sees your usual host return to continue the countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.8 MB.

1. Zero DB (3:35) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

2. 4monica (5:25) – Gurgles (Single, available as a digital download from gurgles.bandcamp.com/track/4monica; see also gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Gurglesband/)

3. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 20 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 11)…

4. It’s Infinite (8:29) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

5. Another Week (5:00) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

6. Oh, The Sadmakers (3:01) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

7. Paper Doll Parts (4:45) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

8. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Parasite (3:39) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

11. Bird of Paradise, Part II (3:38) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

12. Slide Rules (4:52) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Wish U (5:47) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

14. Mars Is So Yesterday (5:12) – 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)

15. Assault on the Tyranny of Reason (5:02) – 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)

16. Daydreaming (6:24) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

17. Ful Stop (6:07) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

18. Fight, fight, fight (3:54) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

19. Willing to Change (4:06) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

20. Le Mar Du Passé (4:17) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

21. Chaussures à nos pieds (5:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

22. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

23. Through Restless Seas I Come (6:58) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

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 Eppy will be completing his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this final part he’ll be counting down the albums from 10 to 1) so we hope you’ll come back for that – there should be some spectacular music on offer.

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Episode 192: Death a la Carte

November 2, 2016 at 12:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 192th 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). 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. There’s no feature album this time around, but there is a typically eclectic mixture of spooky sounds and terrifying tales. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 42 minutes. Downloaded file is 93.5 MB.

1. Twilight Zone: Theme And Variations (3:38) – Marius Constant, arr Stu Phillips/John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/twilightZone.html)

2. Midnight, The Stars and You (3:28) – Al Bowlly and Ray Noble and His Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Shining – The complete British dance band soundtrack’; see www.memorylane.org.uk/the_al_bowlly_story.htm)

3. Burn The Witch (3:41) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

4. Dawn of the 2D Trees (2:44) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

5. The Unusual Village (6:21) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

6. Your Hidden Dreams (4:59) – White Noise (Taken from the album ‘An Electric Storm’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/an-electric-storm/id259620055 & see this review of the album by Julian Cope: www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1143)

7. Dozy Phantoms (3:34) – 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)

8. Fallen Angels (3:22) – Ra (Taken from the album ‘Duality’; see www.raband.net/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialRA)

9. Fallen Angel (3:06) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (live) (8:49) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘Ummagumma’; see www.pinkfloyd.com & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

11. We’ve (still) got a ghost (3:32) – DEAD (Taken from the ‘Caturday’ EP; see deadest.bandcamp.com/album/caturday & www.facebook.com/BOOKOFDEAD/)

12. A Cry Within (3:34) – Edmund Sullen (Taken from the compilation album ‘Music For Vampires’; see leerosevere.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-vampires)

13. Young Crescent (4:52) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’ & it’s also available on the album ‘Time And Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

14. Low Battery (5:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the Animal ChinEP; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

15. America (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see www.discogs.com/artist/259812-The-Nice & www.keithemerson.com/)

16. Green Man (9:19) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s debut album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & there is also a limited edition CD version available for pre-order; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

17. Monster Mash (2:59) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘Tadpoles; see www.bonzodog.co.uk/)

18. Asperitas (5:34) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the ‘CloudscapesEP; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com, hazalelif.wordpress.com & soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

19. The Raven That Refused To Sing (7:57) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Count Eppy. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. The next show will be built around an interview with Mike Kershaw, with lots of music from Mike himself & some of his own choices plus the usual eclectic mixture, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 175: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Episode 165: Man With Two Shadows

October 18, 2015 at 4:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 165th 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 soon via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We have another eclectic show for you this time, featuring an interview with the American band Monobody, & their self-titled debut album is this show’s feature album. We’ll also have tracks from some other 2015 releases, a few blasts from the past, plus a couple of tributes to people who have sadly passed on recently. 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 116 MB.

1. Race: In (4:51) – Battles (Taken from the album ‘Mirrored; see bttls.com/, warp.net/artists/battles/ & www.facebook.com/battlestheband)

2. Black Forest (Lorelei) (4:46) – Mercury Rev (Taken from the album The Secret Migration’; see  www.mercuryrev.com/ & www.facebook.com/MercuryRev?ref=ts)

3. Lamentation (4:02) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

4. Corycian Fire (5:47) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

5. A Little Act of Defiance (7:13) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

6. Optical Delusion (3:32) – Box of Shamans (Taken from the album ‘Belief and Illusion’; see  10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/box-of-shamans/ & www.facebook.com/BoxOfShamans)

7. Nor’easter (5:08) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

Interview with members of the band Monobody…

8. Derek’s Journey (5:38) – Renaissance Sound (Taken from the EP ‘Renaissance Sound′; see  renaissancesound.bandcamp.com/album/renaissance-sound, www.facebook.com/Renaissance-Sound-111105862306572/ & nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/)

9. Curry Courier Career (8:11) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

10. Country Doctor (4:15) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

11. Sorceress (7:34) – Return To Forever (Taken from the album ‘Romantic Warrior’; see return2forever.com/ & chickcorea.com/)

12. I Walked (5:01) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album ‘The Age of Adz; see sufjan.com/)

13. Exformation (5:20) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

14. Troyka Smash (2:53) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.troyka.co.uk/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

15. Collidescope (4:47) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Year of the Swan’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

16. Seahouses (4:08) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.troyka.co.uk/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

17. The Current Beneath The Squarewave (5:56) – Necromonkey (Taken from the album ‘Show Me Where It Hertz’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rJHjj8tNM & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. October Sun (5:25) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Kill the Wolf’; see www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic)

The final two tracks are part of the feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ & are also tributes to the recently departed Jim Diamond & Gail Zappa…

19. I Won’t Let You Down (4:03) – Ph.D. (Taken from the album ‘Ph.D.’; see jimdiamond.squarespace.com/phd/ & www.facebook.com/jimdiamondmusic)

20. What’s New In Baltimore? (5:20) – Frank Zappa (Taken from the album ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’; see www.zappa.com/ & www.facebook.com/Zappa)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too, but a special thanks to the members of Monobody for their contributions to the interview and their musical selections. 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. Coming soon, a new show from the despicable Count Eppy Gibbon who will be celebrating Halloween belatedly, so I hope you’ll join him for a show filled with witches, ghosts, murders and goblins.

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Episode 154: The White Dwarf

May 18, 2015 at 7:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 154th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After my recent ’40 at 40′ specials and the Sanguine Hum interview I need to catch up with some 2015 releases, which is primarily what this show is about, but we also have a feature album ‘Come Up For Air’, the 2006 album by Norweigan band The White Birch, and there will be three tracks off that. The show will cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, math rock, folk, electronica, Canterbury, avant prog 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 & 38 minutes. Downloaded file is 144.8 MB.

1. Feeling Wretched (4:59) – Inna Zhelannaya (Taken from the album Winter; see www.7dmedia.com/innainna.bandcamp.com/album/winter & www.facebook.com/InnaZhelannaya.group/info?tab=page_info)

2. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B Naylor (This track is not currently available to buy but contact Marvin for more information; see marvinbnaylor.com/ & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

3. Cat Factory (2:57) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

4. Epiphany (4:45) – Tomoko Ozawa (Taken from the album ‘Gentian; see www.tomoko-ozawa.com/www.facebook.com/tomokosmusic & www.cdbaby.com/cd/tomokoozawa4)

5. The King (5:28) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the EP Morning Jigsaw; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

6. Uneven Times (7:30) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

7. Your Spain (4:21) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘Come Up For Air’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

8. Firebird (3:05) – White Noise  (Taken from the album ‘An Electric Storm’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/an-electric-storm/id259620055 & see this review of the album by Julian Cope: www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/1143)

9. White Noise (5:40) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

10. Something About the Beatles (4:12) – The Korgis (Taken from the album ‘…by Appointment; see www.thekorgis.com/ & www.facebook.com/thekorgis)

Tickets and more information about EppyFest are available from eppyfest.co.uk/

11. Lifeguard of a Helpless Body (4:15) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobody, nakedallyrecords.storenvy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

12. Lolita (3:25) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP ‘Close; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

13. June (3:53) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘Come Up For Air’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

14. Strange Relations 1 (4:32) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Strange Relations; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

15. Private Collection 3 (3:58) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

16. The Devil Closed the Door on Me (5:45) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Doris-Brendel/130204340368274?sk=wall&filter=12)

17. Angels (6:51) – jh (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see jhmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/morning-sun, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

18. Shields And Daggers (4:08) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

19. Ghizou (7:00) – Mandala (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Twilight’; see rhysmarsh.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/6538/www.facebook.com/withinMandala)

20. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – Kimara Sajn (This track is not currently available to buy but should be available on a forthcoming album; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

21. The Algorhythm (7:06) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Pandora’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/wearekinband, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

22. Small Hours (4:15) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘Come Up For Air’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

23. Making Plans For Nigel (3:26) – Primus (Taken from the EP Miscellaneous Debris; see primusville.com/splash/www.facebook.com/primusville)

24. I Fear These Tory Radicals (4:16) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

25. Spectral Mornings 2015 (Classic Mix) (5:49) – Nick Beggs, Christina Booth, Nick D’Virgilio, Steve Hackett, David Longdon, & Rob Reed (Taken from the ‘Spectral Mornings’ single; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/spectral-mornings-2015-feat./id979378606www.youtube.com/watch?v=U49cwM7b1Wk, & www.hackettsongs.com/)

26. Water Slides (Acoustic Version) (5:25) – Mew (Taken from the EP +-’, which you can download for free via noisetrade.com/mew/mew-exclusive-ep; see also mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

27. Twice Around The Sun (6:14) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Constellations; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. I’m taking a break for the next show but you’ll be in very good hands with occasional guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel so I hope you’ll come back for the next show.

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Episode 153: Sanguine Hum Interview 2015

May 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 153rd 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 here (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After my recent ’40 at 40′ specials we’re back to business as usual (though it’s also a special occasion as the show is now eight years old) with an interview I recently recorded with Matt Baber & Joff Winks from Sanguine Hum, featuring tracks from their new album ‘Now We Have Light’, plus some other music chosen by me & my guests. We’ll cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, math rock, fusion, Canterbury, 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: 1 hour & 51 minutes. Downloaded file is 101.6 MB.

1. The Dustman (3:02) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

2. Chat Show (6:56) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

3. Fields Within Fields (4:54) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

Interview with Matt Baber & Joff Winks of Sanguine Hum…

4. Double Egg (4:26) – Antique Seeking Nuns (Taken from the EP ‘Double Egg with Chips and Beans (and a Tea); see antiqueseekingnuns.bandcamp.com/album/double-egg, www.cdbaby.com/cd/antiqueseekingnuns & troopersforsound.com/catalogue/antique-seeking-nuns/double-egg-with-chips-and-beans-and-a-tea/)

5. Imaginary Cities [Pt. 2, Dualties] (8:45) – Chris Potter (Taken from the album Imaginary Cities; see www.chrispotter.net/ & player.ecmrecords.com/potter-2387)

6. Tomorrow Is Already Here (4:57) – Stereolab (Taken from the album ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’; see www.stereolab.co.uk/news/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stereolab/14472182294)

7. Spanning The Eternal Abyss (10:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

8. Bubble Trouble (6:20) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

9. Curry Courier Career (8:11) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobody, nakedallyrecords.storenvy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

Thanks to Matt and Joff for coming in for the interview, all the other musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. I’ll be back soon with a show focusing mainly on new releases from 2015 so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 150: EppyFest 4 Preview

March 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 150th 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 here. Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2014 this show previews a couple of upcoming festivals, particularly my own EppyFest 4. We also return to three of the show’s semi-regular features, including having a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Lightships’ by the band Firefly Burning who are on at this year’s festival. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, progressive pop, trip hop, neo-classical, math rock, pronk 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: 1 hour & 56 minutes. Downloaded file is 106.2 MB.

1. Waves (4:27) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

2. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Paper Bells (5:40) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. These Four Walls (8:09) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

5. The Oldest Road (4:34) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

6. Seek And You Will Find (3:46) – Stackridge (B-side of the single ‘North Street Grande’ & available as a free download via www.heliumrecords.co.uk/stackridge/stackridge-seek-and-you-will-find-free-download.php; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

Tickets and more information about EppyFest are available from eppyfest.co.uk/

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

7. Hello Meow (4:31) – Squarepusher (Taken from the album ‘Hello Everything’; see squarepusher.net/, warp.net/artists/squarepusher/ & www.facebook.com/squarepusher)

8. La Porte (4:24) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘The Face Of Mount Molehill’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

Both SquarepusherNeil Cowley Trio will be at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival – see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/ for more details

9. I Feel (4:31) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

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

10. Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (4:12) – The Korgis (Taken from the album ‘…by Appointment; see www.thekorgis.com/ & www.facebook.com/thekorgis)

11. Weighted Light (5:06) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album Pause Between Breaths; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

12. Sesame (6:56) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘World Turned Upside Down’; see www.trojanhorseuk.com/www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Where the Green Lane Runs (2:17) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

14. Help Under Doors (4:05) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Something For The Weekend’; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

15. Break of Day (4:37) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

16. In A Lifetime (8:44) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

17. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album Now We Have Light ; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4954)

18. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album Lightships; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too – it’s been a great 150 episodes & here’s to another 150! 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. I’ll be back soon with a two-part special – my 40 at 40 – which will celebrate my 40th birthday and some of the music that’s been really important to me over the years, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 127: Durka Returns

May 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 127th 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. This is a ‘normal’ edition of the show jam packed with music both old and new. The feature album for this show is Fortunate Observer of Time’ by US prog rockers Frogg Cafe so you’ll hear four tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.4 MB.

1. Sparrows (1:52) – Spratley’s Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony′; see abc-mary.myshopify.com/collections/cds/products/spratley-s-japs-pony-cd & www.anyware.co.uk/japs/history.html)

2. As long as he lies perfectly still (4:58) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

3. Eternal Optimist (6:33) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

4. Down From the Rafters (4:25) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

5. The Clock Of The Long Now (2:05) – Shineback (Taken from the album ‘Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed’; see www.shineback.org/, music.badelephant.co.uk/album/rise-up-forgotten-return-destroyed & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

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

7. Fusion Illusion (5:38) – Process Seven (Taken from the album, ‘Fusion Illusion; see i98235.wix.com/process-sevenitunes.apple.com/album/fusion-illusion/id584003575?v0=9988&ign-mpt=uo=1 & www.amazon.co.uk/Fusion-Illusion/dp/B00AIHPY2Y)

8. Resign (1:05) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

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

9. All The Love (4:30) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming’; see www.katebush.com/)

10. Our First Meeting (7:54) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenprojectwww.youtube.com/watch?v=roWTkBOZbsU & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

11. Reluctant Observer (9:32) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

12. Solar Flare (3:17) – Kirsten Morrison (Taken from the album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’; see www.kirstenmorrisonmusic.co.uk/Kirsten_Morrison_Music/Home.html, kirstenmorrison.bandcamp.com/album/proserpines-gold, & www.facebook.com/pages/Kirsten-Morrison-Music/233113536746874)

13. Qualia (3:01) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2’; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

14. Eko (4:21) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Me You You Me’; see www.danielcarlson.com/me-you-you-me-1-2/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-you-you-me, folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson & www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea-Q3xLegDM)

15. Supplicant’s Song (3:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album Revolutionary Son; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

16. Trees (4:21) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

17. Cider Sue (10:55) – Fusion Orchestra 2 (Taken from the album ‘Casting Shadows’; see www.fusionorchestra2.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/fusionorchestra22 & www.facebook.com/fusionorchestra2)

18. Enter The Uninvited (4:12) – Ian Anderson (Taken from the album Homo Eraticus; see jethrotull.com/)

19. The Other Side (3:31) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

Matt Stevens will be appearing with The Fierce & The Dead at EppyFest 3 on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

20. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the forthcoming album Ice Age; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

As part of our new feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

21. Something for Jez (2:30) – Death By Chocolate (Taken from the album Bric-a-Brac; see darla.com/index.php?fuseaction=item_cat.ecom_superitem_detail&item_cat_id=40085 & www.boum.co.uk/recordings-to-date/)

22. Fortunate Observer Of Time (7:08) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

23. Electron Magnitude (3:51) – Persona Grata (Taken from the album ‘Frienemies’; see myspace.com/personagrata/music/album/frienemies-4718684 & www.punkrockcds.com/persona-grata-frienemies-p-36110.html)

24. Astral traveller (single edit) (4:25) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

25. 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)

26. Sweetness Follows (4:22) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. 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 this podcast, 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. The next show will most likely be another of my occasional long track specials so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 107: Best of 2012; my top 21 countdown, pt1

July 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 107th 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. This edition of the show represents the fourth of five of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012’ shows, and finally features the first half of my top 21 countdown of my very favourite releases of last year (you’ll hear the second half on the next show). There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, Russia, & beyond. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 80.9 MB.

Please note: The tracks below are in order of appearance on the show, not in countdown order of my favourite albums of last year.  This show covers albums 21-11, with the next show covering albums 10-1.

1. Salvation II – Judgement Day (6:09) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Beyond the Realms of Euphoria’; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfmwww.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

2. Speak In Rounds (4:25) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Shields’; see grizzly-bear.net/ & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear)

3. Adelma (1:02) – Grizzly Bear (Taken from the album ‘Shields’; see grizzly-bear.net/ & www.facebook.com/grizzlybear)

4. Get Kalsi (5:42) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Bending The Dark; see www.theimaginedvillage.com/, imaginedvillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/imaginedvillage)

5. Agape (6:55) – Dead Can Dance (Taken from the album Anastasis; see www.deadcandance.com/main/ & www.facebook.com/DeadCanDanceOfficial)

6. Sleeper Cell Anthem (6:15) – Thinking Plague (Taken from the album ‘Decline And Fall’; see www.generalrubric.com/thinkingplague/main.html, www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/thinking.html & www.facebook.com/pages/Thinking-Plague/171672812869502?fref=ts)

7. La Porte (4:24) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘The Face Of Mount Molehill’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

8. We Might Dance (2:50) – Caprice (Taken from the album ‘Girdenwodan (Part I)’; see prikosnovenie.com/groupes/capricek.htmlitunes.apple.com/gb/album/girdenwodan-part-i/id540922825 & www.facebook.com/capricemusic/info)

9. Birks of Aberfeldy (2:19) – Caprice (Taken from the album ‘Girdenwodan (Part I)’; see prikosnovenie.com/groupes/capricek.htmlitunes.apple.com/gb/album/girdenwodan-part-i/id540922825 & www.facebook.com/capricemusic/info)

10. Lamento Di Tristano (6:05) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Cirque Insomnia’; see www.sheelanagig.co.uk/, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

11. Miracle Mile (8:23) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Jera’; this album has been removed from general sale but for more details about possibly getting a copy see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/apmcds.html; for more details about Andy’s music see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

12. Flying (5:36) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream (please ignore what I say on the show – it is available on CD) & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

13. Essence (3:49) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

14. Pig Sick (4:32) – PLANK! (Taken from the album ‘Animalism’; see planknation.bandcamp.com/album/animalism & www.facebook.com/Plankuk)

15. Thanks For The Mammary (3:28) – Asparagus Apocalypse (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon)

Many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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. The next show will be part five (of five) of my review of 2012, when I’ll be counting down my top 10 releases of last year. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 80: Best of 2011 Part 2

June 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 80th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 2 of my ‘best of 2011’ shows, focusing on some great tracks, albums, singles, EPs & festivals from last year. There is no feature album this time, but there is a feature festival as I play tracks by bands who appeared at last year’s Sweet Beans festival. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.5 MB.

1. Slyrex (7:22) – Fjokra (This track is available for download on iTunes as part of the Emerging Icons unsigned compilation – see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/emerging-icons/id519654135; see also www.facebook.com/fjokraofficial & www.reverbnation.com/fjokra)

2. Something I Don’t Know (2:53) – Sara Lowes (Taken from the album ‘Back To Creation’; see www.saralowes.co.uk/backtocreation/page.html & www.facebook.com/SaraLowesMusic)

3. The University Is A Factory (7:28) – Rumour Cubes (Taken from the EP ‘We Have Sound Houses Also’ & the new album ‘The Narrow State’; see rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/, soundcloud.com/rumourcubeswww.facebook.com/rumourcubes)

4. Concubine Waltz (3:29) – Sunday Driver (Taken from the album ‘The Mutiny’ or you can buy a new special bonus edition version of the single via sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/album/concubine-waltz-special-mutiny-bonus-edition; see also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/sundaydrivermusic)

5. Dancers (5:34) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/deathintexas & soundcloud.com/deathintexas)

6. Ars Poetica (2:09) – Daniel Staniforth & Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album, ‘Ruins: Poems By Margaret Randall’; see www.angelfire.com/az/garethknight/skylight/audio.html & lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/ruins-poems-of-margaret-randall)

7. The Flying Dutchman (6:56) – Band of Rain (Taken from the album ‘Sun In VIII’; see www.bandofrain.com/?section=home & www.facebook.com/pages/Band-of-Rain/102999469735644)

8. Matador (4:56) – Brontide (Taken from the album, ‘Sans Souchi’; see www.brontidetheband.com/, brontide.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Brontidetheband)

9. Desk to Dust (3:50) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

10. Singsongy (5:18) – Retic (Taken from the album Chameleon Template; see pleasureboatrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chameleon-template, retic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/reticface & soundcloud.com/retic/tracks)

11. 10×10 (4:19) – The Fierce & The Dead (Taken from the album ‘If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead)

12. Happy Where You Are (4:14) – +1 (Taken from the double EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

13. Woman With Child (5:39) – Jeff Green (Taken from the album ‘Jessica’; see web.mac.com/jeffrgreen/Jeff_Green/Jessica.html, soundcloud.com/jeff-green/sets/jessica, & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

14. Ambiance for the Active Mind (6:37) – TCP (Taken from the album, ‘Fantastic Dreamer’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/, www.temporalchaos.com/ & 10trecords.com/store/tcp-fantastic-dreamer/)

15. Familiarization Results (7:45) – From.Uz (Taken from the album ‘Quartus Artifactus’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/fromuz/, www.fromuzband.com/ & www.facebook.com/FromuzBand?ref=ts)

16. Mind Over Matter (2:28) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

17. Weapon (6:52) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

Mars Hollow were going to be playing at the Celebr8 Prog Rock Festival (www.celebr8prog.com/Welcome.html). Although the band have pulled out the festival is still going ahead at The Hippodrome in Kingston Upon Thames over the weekend of 7th/8th July, 2012. Ex-band member Kerry Chicoine will be doing a set at the festival, along with bands such as IQ, It Bites, Pallas and Magenta.

18. In A Sense (5:24) – Man On Fire (Taken from the album ‘Chrysalis’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/man-on-fire/, www.manonfireband.com/ & www.facebook.com/manonfireband)

19. Hey! I Know A Guy Called George White! (9:14) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the ‘Delta Sleep’ EP; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/, thedeltasleep.tumblr.com/www.facebook.com/deltasleepband)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too, and for everyone who played at, attended or in any way contributed to EppyFest. 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 the festival, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back soon with some more shows, including the third and fourth of my ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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