Episode 206: Mandrake

May 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 204: Eppy 10th Birthday!

April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 204th 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’re partying like it’s the show’s 10th anniversary because, well, that’s what it is. We’ll have birthday wishes and exclusive tracks from many of the bands and artists we’ve played regularly on the show over the years, plus I’ll be playing some of my very favourite tracks from the last 10 years, which will result in the usual eclectic mixture of music albeit with a somewhat more celebratory feel. There’s no feature album on this show, just lots of music from lots and lots of bands and artists that we love. 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 before the end of April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 49 minutes. Downloaded file is 154.6 MB.

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

2. TV Paid Off (3:07) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe′; see bubblemath.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

3. Mirador (4:38) – North Atlantic Oscillation (Taken from the album ‘Fog Electric; see www.naoband.com & en-gb.facebook.com/northatlanticoscillation)

4. Acadia Gulls (7:13) – Brett Kull (Taken from the album ‘Last of the Curlews; see www.brettkull.com/ & echolyn.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-of-the-curlews-cd-quality-16-bit-441khz)

5. A message for Eppy Gibbon (0:23) – Brett Kull (See www.brettkull.com/ & brettwilliamkull.bandcamp.com)

6. Warjazz (5:16) – 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)

7. Eppy Gibbon Happy Birthday (0:06) – Moorea Dickason from MoeTar (See www.moetar.com)

8. Dystopian Fiction (2:01) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘Entropy of the Century’; see www.moetar.com, www.magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

9. Happy Birthday (0:32) – Judy Dyble (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

10. Eppy Gibbon (0:50) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

11. The One (4:24) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the soon to be released album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

12. Eppy Gibbon (0:14) – Pinklogik (See pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pinklogik/?ref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

13. Catch Me (2:51) – Pinklogik (Taken from the album ‘Random Access Memory’; see pinklogik.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/pinklogik/?ref=ts & freemusicarchive.org/music/Pinklogik/)

14. Ice Cream Drone (5:24) – Darkroom (Currently this track is only available via Darkroom‘s Soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/darkroom; see also www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

15. Eppy Gibbon Happy Birthday (1:04) – Mike Kershaw (See www.kershmusic.com/)

16. Eppy Gibbon (0:11) – Tom Slatter (See www.tomslatter.co.uk/)

17. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

18. Eppy Anniversary (1:38) – Damon Shulman (Exclusive jam not otherwise available; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com)

19. When We Were (4:45) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album ‘A Brief Moment of Panic; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/a-brief-moment-of-panic & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

20. Eppy Gibbon Greeting (0:11) – Dementio13 (See dementio13.com/)

21. Anniverse (6:13) – Dementio13 (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

22. Happy 10 to E. Gibbon (0:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

23. How the Light is Approached (2:51) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

24. Eppy Gibbon 10th Anniversary (0:17) – Richard Wileman from Karda Estra (See www.kardaestra.co.uk/

25. Andromeda Variations For Guitar (1:57) – Karda Estra (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available but the original track can be found on the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

26. Gladiator (7:46) – Syd Dale Orchestra, Syd Dale & Keith Mansfield (Taken from the album ‘Night Bird’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/night-bird-amps-123/id381040868 & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2a41f475-11b2-4ed2-9e9c-281e87296567)

27. Eppy Birthday (0:26) – Dick Langford (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

28. Million Miles (4:11) – Tricks Upon Travellers 2 (Taken from the album ‘From Another Place; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut2 & www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

29. From The Ground Up (5:34) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum/the-weight-of-the-world/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

30. “Pen! Paper! Paper! Pen!” (1:49) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Now We Have Power′; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750)

31. The Lady of Shallot (4:12) – Pia Silvi (Currently this track is only available via Pia‘s Soundcloud page, soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

32. Sunflowers & Gibbons (0:44) – Garden of Live Flowers (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

33. Surrender (5:16) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

34. Iceberg (4:07) – Galahad (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Quiet Storms′; see www.galahadonline.com & www.facebook.com/room801/)

35. Eppy Gibbon Anniversary (0:48) – Leo Kopedraat  from Fractal Mirror (See  fractalmirror.net/index.html & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

36. White Sounds (4:57) – Fractal Mirror (Demo track not currently available to buy but likely to be on the next Fractal Mirror album; see fractalmirror.net/index.html & www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror)

37. Eppy G Happy Birthday (0:09) – Death in Texas (See deathintexas.bandcamp.com/deathintexas.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

38. Hammer My Heart (4:46) – Death in Texas (Unreleased demo recorded during the ‘Pause Between Breaths′ sessions; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/deathintexas.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

39. Brainaway Eppy (1:33) – Emmett Elvin (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

40. HBEGS (0:10) – Fredo Viola (See www.fredoviola.com/)

41. Black Box (2:36) – Fredo Viola (Exclusive track currently not otherwise available; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com

42. Anniversary (0.37) – Matt Stevens from The Fierce And The Dead (See www.fierceandthedead.com/)

43. I Like It, I’m Into It (4:08) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Spooky Action’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

44. Obviously (2:34) – Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (Taken from the album ‘Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen Of The Apocalypse’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jesushchrist)

45. Eppy Birthday Greeting (0:07) – Annette from The Light Afternoon (See www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

46. Among The Family Tree (3:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

47. Eppy Birthday (0:48) – Flutatious (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/flutatious)

48. Morning Star (4:46) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Flutatious 2’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/www.facebook.com/flutatious)

49. Landlocked (2:39) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson′; see folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlsonfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aviary-jackson & www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Carlson/184575642396)

50. Here’s to 10 More (1:47) – Daniel Carlson (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Carlson/184575642396)

51. Scan (Experimental Extended Version) (5:19) – Frequency Drift (Previously this song has only been available to people who pre-ordered the last Frequency Drift album ‘Last’www.frequencydrift.com/, frequencydrift.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Drift/102874549797611)

52. Cocoon (3:15) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

53. On The New Age of Humans (Dreams Are Free) (10:38) – +1 (Taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, over the past 10 years. 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 we’ll have the second part of our celebration of the 10th anniversary. I’ll be playing tracks from the favourite bands/artists that have been played over the past 10 years as voted for by you, the listeners. Don’t forget that you have up until the end of April to pick your five favourites. There should be the usual eclectic mixture of music, though of course the final choice is yours.

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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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