Episode 277: What the Butler Saw

This is the 277th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel kindly standing in for him. They’ll be bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. Their feature album this time is the self-titled album by Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake, & there will be three tracks from that, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Destiny’s Dance (2:57) – Synthetic Dream Foundation (Taken from the album ‘Mythical Records: Odyssey of Rapture Vol 3’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Why? (4:42) – Mid-Air Thief (Taken from the album ‘Crumbling’; see midairthief.bandcamp.com)

3. Give Him A Flower (3:02) – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see thegodofhellfire.com)

4. Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:22) – The Slender Plenty (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1802087-The-Slender-Plenty)

5. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

6. Zyryrab (6:16) – Paco de Lucia (Taken from the album ‘Zyryrab’; see pacodelucia.org/en)

7. La Danse des Meduses & Wind Surf Ballad (2:38/2:37) – Dominique Guiot (Taken from the album ‘L’Univers de la Mer’; see www.discogs.com/artist/612307-Dominique-Guiot)

8. A Fairytale About Slavery (7:07) – Miranda Sex Garden (Taken from the album ‘Fairytales of Slavery’; see mirandasexgarden.com)

9. The Blue Flame (3:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

10. Piece for String Quartet, Percussion and Scottish Smallpipes in C (14:35) – Mr McFall’s Chamber (Taken from the album ‘Birds & Beasts – Music by Martyn Bennett and Fraser Fifield’; see www.mcfalls.co.uk and delphianrecords.co.uk)

11. Hummingbird (3:08) – Bedouine (Taken from the album ‘Birdsongs of a Killjoy’; see bedouine.bandcamp.com)

12. Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow (5:35) – Gwenno (Taken from the album ‘Le Kov’; see heavenlyrecordings.com/artist/gwenno)

13. Summer Is A-Coming In (4:06) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

As part of the new Early Music feature:

14. Saltarello (1:55) – David Munrow/The Early Music Consort of London (Taken from the album ‘Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance’; see www.discogs.com/artist/517156-David-Munrow)

15. The Sirens  (10:12) – David Bedford (Taken from the album ‘The Odyssey’; see davidbedfordmusic.co.uk)

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

16. I Can’t Take it Anymore (4:42) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘See You Later’; see http://elsew.com)

17. To My Piano From Mr Drake (4:40) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

18. White Flowers (3:17) – Lutine (Taken from the album ‘White Flowers’; see fandf.bandcamp.com)

19. Goodnight, Civilization (6:42) – Zu (Taken from the album ‘Goodnight, Civilization’; see zuband.bandcamp.com)

20. Woodfall Part 4: Above the Clouds (10:32) – Musk Ox (Taken from the album ‘Woodfall’; see muskoxofficial.bandcamp.com)

21. Candlemas Carol (5:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Carols From Herefordshire’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

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. Eppy will be back next time, specifically revealing his top 10 favourite albums of 2019, so you really don’t want to miss that.

Episode 184: The Grandeur That Was Rome

This is the 184th 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). Your regular host is taking a short break, as he continues his final preparations for EppyFest 5, so Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. Their choice of feature album is ‘Sub Rosa’, the 2007 album by Mirabilis, and there will be three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.9 MB.

1. Carolan’s Farewell to Music (3:51) – Mark Harmer (Taken from the album ‘Carolan’s Journey’; see www.yourmusic.biz/)

2. Ravnene (2:36) – Folque (Taken from the album ‘Folque’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1152912-Folque)

3. Grey Days (5:20) – Chelsea Wolfe (Taken from the album ‘Abyss’; see www.chelseawolfe.net/ & chelseawolfe.bandcamp.com/album/abyss)

4. Wind & Geige (5:05) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

5. Isis (5:40) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Licht’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

6. When the Lights Go Out All Over Europe (3:30) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Promenade’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

7. Suantrai (2:43) – Anúna (Taken from the album ‘Anúna’; see www.anuna.ie/)

8. Eras (4:30) – Juana Molina (Taken from the album ‘Wed 21’; see www.juanamolina.com/)

9. Hollow Ponds (Live) (4:40) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Everyday Robots (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.damonalbarnmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial)

10. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

11. Gedanken (5:16) – Bröselmaschine (Taken from the album ‘Bröselmaschine’; see www.discogs.com/artist/304885-Bröselmaschine)

12. The Candidate (2:11) – Alex Glasgow (Taken from the album ‘Songs of Alex Glasgow Vol.1 & 2’; see www.mawson-wareham.com)

13. Blackbird (3:33) – Martyn Bennett (Taken from the album ‘Aye’; see www.martynbennett.com & realworldrecords.com/artist/1008/martyn-bennett/)

14. Odyle (2:15) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

15. Minerva (4:17) – Synanthesia (Taken from the album ‘Synanthesia’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1060108-Synanthesia)

16. The Sad Skinhead (2:37) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust-pages.com/)

17. Autosleeper (4:48) – Chapterhouse (Taken from the album ‘Whirlpool’; see www.chapterhouse.info/)

18. We are Dreamers (5:21) – Tindersticks (Taken from the album ‘The Waiting Room’; see www.tindersticks.co.uk)

19. Young Parisians [demo version] (2:23) – Adam & the Ants (Taken from the album ‘Antbox; see www.adam-ant.com/ & www.adam-ant.net/contents.html)

20. Nothing to Say (5:16) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Benefit’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

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

21. Apache (2:43) – Southern Death Cult (Taken from the album ‘The Southern Death Cult’; see www.deathrock.com/southerndeathcult/main.html)

22. Marian (5:42) – Sisters of Mercy (Taken from the album ‘First and Last and Always’; see www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com)

23. Le Mariage Anglais  (4:07) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Le Mariage Anglais’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

24. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (4:28) – Sandy Denny (Taken from the album ‘Sandy’; see www.sandydennyofficial.com)

25. Song of Our Despair (4:57) – Circulus (Taken from the album ‘Clocks Are Like People’; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

26. World Indifferent (4:23) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

27. Refugees (6:26) Van der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other’; see www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk)

28. Al-Juththa (The Corpse) (5:57) Alif (Taken from the album ‘Aynama-Rtama’; see alifmusic.bandcamp.com)

29. Because (2:54) – Mirabilis (Taken from the album ‘Sub Rosa; see www.mirabilismusic.commirabilis.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy should be be back next time, hopefully with a half-term report on the musical year of 2016, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

Episode 82: A Change of Bait

This is the eighty-second edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘Aye’ by Martyn Bennett, extraordinary multi-genre multi-instrumentalist from the isles of Scotland, along with a lovingly selected range of our favourite tracks and artists. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 39 minutes. Downloaded file is 92 MB.

1.  Cumha Easbuig Earraghaidheal (3:11) – Sìleas  (Taken from the album ‘Play on Light’; see www.footstompin.com/artists/sileas )

2.  Moses (4:03) – Elizabeth Fraser  (Taken from the 2009 single of the same name; see www.elizabethfraser.com )

3.  Poor Little Me (5:27) – Eliza Carthy  (Taken from the album ‘Angels & Cigarettes’; see www.eliza-carthy.com )

4.  Aye? (6:21) – Martyn Bennett  (Taken from the album ‘Bothy Culture’; see www.martynbennett.com )

5.  Distance (3:32) – Miranda Sex Garden (Taken from the album ‘Suspira’; see www.mirandasexgarden.com )

6.  Quiet Land of Erin/Ard Ti Chuain (5:10) – Mouth Music  (Taken from the album ‘The Order of Things’; see www.mouthmusic.co.uk )

7.  Acid Tongue (4:46) – Carter Tutti (Taken from the album ‘Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether’; see http://chrisandcosey.com )

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

8.  Man of Two Worlds (4:29) – Ultravox (Taken from the album ‘Lament’; see www.ultravox.org.uk )

9.  Frozen (5:43) – Tindersticks (Taken from the album ‘The Something Rain’; see www.tindersticks.co.uk )

10.  Sky Blue Mix (4:19) – Martyn Bennett/Peter Gabriel  (Taken from the album ‘Aye’; see www.martynbennett.com )

11.  Dream of Me (8:25) – The Violet Hour  (Taken from the album ‘The Fire Sermon’; no web presence for this band, but see www.dorisbrendel.com )

12.  The Songs that we Sing (3:01) – Charlotte Gainsbourg (Taken from the album ‘5:55’ ; see www.charlottegainsbourg.com )

13.  Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route) (2:51) – Beirut (Taken from the album ‘The Flying Club Cup’; see http://beirutband.com )

14.  On Horseback (3:26) – Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album ‘Elements’: see www.mikeoldfieldofficial.com )

15.  Only Solitaire (1:30) – Jethro Tull  (Taken from the album ‘20 Years of Jethro Tull’; see www.j-tull.com )

16.  Mr Paxman (2:38) – Project Adorno  (Taken from the album ‘Shine Bright on Thursdays’; see www.projectadorno.net )

17.  Paisley Spin (5:55) – Martyn Bennett  (Taken from the album ‘Aye’; see www.martynbennett.com )

18.  Requiem Again (4:07) – Durutti Column (Taken from the album ‘Vini Reilly’; see www.thedurutticolumn.com )

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) Eppy will be back for the next episode with another interesting show.