Episode 265: Longstone Interview

This is the 265th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is built around an interview with Mike Cross, Mike Ward & Chris Cundy, three of the five members of the experimental electronic music collective Longstone, who you might recently have seen as the opening act at EppyFest 8. There’s no feature album for this show, but you will hear three tracks from Longstone scattered throughout the show. You’ll hear conversation with me and the guys from Longstone, tracks chosen by Mike, Mike & Chris, plus other music, including new tracks from Charlie Cawood & The Bob Lazar Story, & we also look ahead to a gig in Bristol by Once and Future Band. 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 5 minutes. Downloaded file is 114.6 MB.

1. Blurring Into Motion (3:30) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

2. Eleven (1:55) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Vanquisher’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

3. Internal Vibrations (6:54) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Surrounded By Glass’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

Interview with Mike Cross, Mike Ward & Chris Cundy, three members of the experimental electronic music collective Longstone

4. Radioactivity (6:53) – Kraftwerk (Taken from the album ‘The Mix’; see kraftwerk.com/)

5. A Tilbury (5:57) – John Butcher & Phil Durrant (Taken from the album ‘Secret Measures’; see www.johnbutcher.org.uk/Durrant.html)

6. Astronomy (3:37) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Under Wraps’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

7. Function Form (live) (11:29) – Longstone (Not currently available to buy but will be released soon on Bandcamp; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

8. Sex, God + Money (3:39) – Neulander (Taken from the album ‘Sex, God + Money’; see www.bandtoband.com/band/neulander)

9. Plantasia (3:21) – Mort Garson (Taken from the album ‘Mother Earth’s Plantasia’; see mortgarson.bandcamp.com/album/mother-earths-plantasia & daily.bandcamp.com/2019/07/01/mort-garson-mother-earths-plantasia-review/)

10. Future/Past (5:47) – Thus Owls (Taken from the album ‘The Mountain That We Live Upon’; see www.thusowls.com & thusowls.bandcamp.com/)

To find out more about Chris Cundy‘s forthcoming 2019 live work, check out www.imagine-bridge.co.uk & www.thorharris.org/

11. Onagawa (live) (9:35) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Risaikuru Live 2015’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

12. Magnetic Memory (4:41) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

13. Standing In The Wake of Violence (5:18) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to Mike Cross, Mike Ward & Chris Cundy for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio, 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 next time when I’ll be welcoming back Stephen Lambe to preview this year’s Summer’s End Festival. I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 264: From Venus With Love

This is the 264th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, where I offered part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, this show has less of an overall theme to it. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is a theme of sorts, with four tracks about outer space scattered throughout the playlist. Otherwise there will be lots of new 2019 music, plus the occasional step back into the past, even going as far back as 1959, and we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.3 MB.

1. Dawn Chorus (3:06) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/track/dawn-chorus; see also www.cosmosheldrake.com)

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

2. Big Love (3:44) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album ‘Tango In the Night (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.fleetwoodmac.com & www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac/)

3. Estranged (4:26) – Paul Morricone (Taken from the album ‘The Dissolving Man’; see paulmorricone.com/ & paulmorricone.bandcamp.com/album/the-dissolving-man)

4. Questions (6:26) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Replicant’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/replicant & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

5. She’s a Gun (2:24) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

6. Rasputin (3:34) – The Living (Taken from the album ‘human/kind’; see theliving.bandcamp.com/album/human-kind, theliving.ca/, & www.facebook.com/lifebelongstotheliving)

7. Circles (8:14) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Bruised Sky’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com/album/bruised-sky & www.facebook.com/wearekinband/)

8. King Buddha (4:49) – Lord HAHA (Taken from the album ‘Lord HAHA’; see lordhaha13.bandcamp.com/album/lord-haha & www.facebook.com/lordhaha.esquire/)  

9. Loki Had Been Drinking (6:19) – Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses)

10. Dark Park (4:03) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. The Garden (7:18) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

12. I, Octopus (4:05) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

13. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale (3:51) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

14. Whirling (2:33) – Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan (Originally from the album The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music but in this case the track was taken from the compilation ‘Incantations For Tape’ – see soundmiraclerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/incantations-for-tape; see also clone.nl/item51192.html)  

15. Autumn’s Left Quieter (4:17) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘The Divide’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-patterson-doug-melbourne-the-divide-cd/ & www.onemorething-music.uk/)

16. Heroes (4:44) – Himmelsgräns (Taken from the ‘Heroes’ EP; see  www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

17. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. The Elemental (6:46) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

19. Mare Imbrium (9:29) – Starcluster (Single available to download via www.jamendo.com/track/1663515/mare-imbrium; see also www.facebook.com/StarclusterOfficial/)

20. Patterns Of Light (3:21) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album Demon’; see tomslatter.co.uk/, tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/demon & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic/)

21. Symmetrical (4:30) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

22. Rat Cure Death Proof (2:59) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

23. Three Suns (2:28) – Segun Akinola (Taken from the album ‘Doctor Who: Series 11’; see www.segunakinola.com, www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/0b242939-4cc6-471d-8924-a9ed43d4457a & www.facebook.com/segunakinolacomposer/)

24. Outer Space (3:15)  John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

25. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon (5:05) – Ben Darwish (Taken from the ‘I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon’ EP; see bendarwish.bandcamp.com, www.bendarwish.com & www.facebook.com/bendarwish)

26. Owl Song (3:30) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/album/owl-song; see also www.cosmosheldrake.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. I’ll be back next time with a show that I’m hoping will be based around an interview, as long as I can get my arse in gear and write the questions. Either way, I’ll be back so I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 262: Half-term report, 2019

This is the 262nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, where I offered a musical tribute to my Dad, this time we’re in more traditional Eppy Gibbon musical territory. This show entirely focuses on music from 2019, as I focus on some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible from many different releases, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 8. 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 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.1 MB.

1. Yksin (5:35) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

2. Alerisk Symfo (7:53) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

3. She Saved Me (5:16) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

4. It Won’t Be Long (2:52) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

5. Heavenly Bodies (4:27) – Danielle Taylor (Taken from the EP ‘Why Are We Surprised When Seasons Change?’; see danielletaylorharp.bandcamp.com/album/why-are-we-surprised-when-seasons-change)

6. Albatross (3:55) – Eyreton Hall (Taken from the album ‘Spaces’; see eyretonhall.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Eyretonhall/)

7. Call To Me (3:50) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

8. The Fallen (5:32) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

9. Judgement Train (5:10) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

10. Black Eyes (Variant) (5:26) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

11. Skyline (5:15) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

12. Touch in Mine (fingers) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Several Soma (3:56) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Great Distances; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

14. Brainsurgeons 3 (10:45) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

A few words from Katharine Blake about the new album by Mediaeval Baebes…

15. Bah Bah Black Sheep (1:22) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

16. Get Out Of The Room (3:37) – You Tell Me (Taken from the album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

17. Apocalypse II (the rebirth) (6:50) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

18. Omnia (4:46) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

19. EppyFest promo (2:09) (You can see Marvin B Naylor & many others at EppyFest 8 on 20th July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets)

20. Timeling (3:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Bright Blinds’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/bright-blinds & marvinbnaylor.com/)

21. Break The System (3:57) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

22. You Don’t Speak For Me (edit) (3:56) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/you-dont-speak-for-me; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

23. Superposition of Silhouettes (3:43) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

24. Homegrown (3:52) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

25. So Long, John (3:27) Damon Smith (Taken from the album ‘God of the Grid′; see damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid, www.damonisaacsmith.com & www.facebook.com/damonsmith66/)

26. Defiance (5:07)Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

27. Biosphere Part 6 (9:32) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Biosphere’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/biosphere, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

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 next time with a show that moves backwards in time, as we move from my half-term report on 2019 to focus on some of the best music from 2018 that I haven’t had chance to feature in my best EPs of 2018 and top 30 best albums of 2018 shows. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 260: The Thirteenth Hole

This is the 260th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks very much to Rebsie & Daniel for kindly standing in for me on the last show, but your usual Eppy Gibbon host returns this time around. We have a feature album for this show, ‘More Once More’, the 1997 debut album from Finneus Gauge, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know and 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 23 minutes. Downloaded file is 131 MB.

1. Blake’s Seven (4:26) – Mark Ayres (based on the original composition by Dudley Simpson) (Taken from the album ‘The No.1 Sci-Fi Album’; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5943aeae-1abd-4fb4-82f7-88125d122b21 & watchingblakes7.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/dudley-simpson-and-a-bit-about-his-music-for-blakes-7/)

2. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

3. Lavender’s Blue (3:04) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

4. Sunflower (2:18) – Vampire Weekend feat. Steve Lacy (Taken from the single ‘Father of the Bride’; see www.vampireweekend.com & www.facebook.com/VampireWeekend/)

5. Homecoming (5:51) – Quicksilver Night feat. Meagan Finning & Jason Cale (Taken from the ‘Presque Vu’ EP; see quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com & quicksilvernightproductions.com/)

6. Press The Flesh (7:43) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

7. Soleil Soleil (6:18) – Ilya (Taken from the album ‘They Died for Beauty’; see ilyasounds.bandcamp.com/album/they-died-for-beauty-album-and-eps-2003 & ilyasounds.com/)

8. Daughter Of Mars (3:40) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

9. Dance Of The Earth (3:55) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

10. There Was a Crooked Man (2:53) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

11. Tree (6:35) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

12. King Of The Chord Change (5:41) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

13. Latin Radio Motion (4:42) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

14. Readying to Rise (legs) (5:07) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

15. Open Circuit (1:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

16. I’ll Pay (6:23) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

17. Sanguis, Part 2 (6:56) – Staalklang (Track available as a digital download from staalklang.bandcamp.com/album/sanguis; see also www.staalklang.com & www.facebook.com/Staalklang/)

18. Don’t You Want Love (3:54) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

19. Tell You What I See, She Said (5:49) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Family Songs’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

20. Clouds (single edit) (5:10) – Midnight Sun (Taken from the album ‘Dark Tide Rising’; see midnightsun7.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

21. Salvation (6:21) – Finneus Gauge (Taken from the album ‘More Once More’; see finneusgauge.bandcamp.com/album/more-once-more & www.echolyn.com/)

22. Scared Animal (6:10)  – Tadzio (Taken from the album ‘The Sick Room’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/the-sick-room & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

23. The Lark Ascending (14:09) – Daniel Pioro (Taken from the album ‘Dust’; see danielpioro.bandcamp.com/album/dust & www.danielpioro.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. I’ll be back next time with an atypical show, a musical tribute to my Dad who sadly passed away recently. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 255: EppyFest 8 Preview

This is the 255th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The main focus for this show is to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest 8, happening in Cheltenham on the evening of Saturday 20th July at Smokey Joe’s. You’ll hear tracks from all four of the acts playing at EppyFest this year, including a feature album, ‘Interconnected’, the latest album by Tim Burness who will, along with his band, be headlining EppyFest 8. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from bands/acts who have played at previous EppyFests, play some tracks connected to this year’s Winter’s End Festival & Cheltenham Jazz Festival, & there’s also some music I’ll be playing, well, just because I really like it, basically. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 111.7 MB.

1. Drum Chant (4:16) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

2. Small Hours (8:46) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘One World’; see www.johnmartyn.info)

3. Electric Energy (4:36) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

To buy tickets for Tim’s headline performance at EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

4. Steer By The Stars (4:09) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

5. Pavilion (5:43) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

6. Skydive (5:45) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

7. Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise (3:40) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

8. Godzilla (4:49) – Vels Trio (Taken from the EP ‘Yellow Ochre’; see velstrio.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-ochre & www.facebook.com/velstrio/)

9. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

10. Kabuki Live (7:09) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

11. Still Mumbling (3:28) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

12. Blackbirds and Thrushes (3:51) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Mind The Gap’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/mind-the-gap & www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/)

13. The Flower (2:58) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Gap Species’; see northsearadioorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/gap-species, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

14. Tubular Rainbows (7:10) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

15. Pitter-Patter (5:15) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

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

16. Masquerade (4:48) – Swing Out Sister (Taken from the album Kaleidoscope World’; see www.swingoutsister.com/ & www.facebook.com/swingoutsister/)

17. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

18. Ants (4:29) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

For more information and/or to buy tickets for EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

19. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/ & you can see Exploring Birdsong live at the Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival on April 6th – see www.winters-end.co.uk for more details)

20. Les Fleurs (3:16) Minnie Riperton (Taken from the album Come to My Garden; see www.soulwalking.co.uk/Minnie%20Riperton.html)

21. Lost (4:44) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again with a very special show for me personally as we’ll be celebrating the life and musical loves of my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

Episode 254: Silent Dust

This is the 254th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I counted down my 10 favourite albums of 2018. But this time we’re much more focused on 2019 music, so you’ll hear lots of great music released so far this year, plus we’ll also have a featured artist, the mighty Esperanza Spalding, so we’ll have three tracks either from or featuring her, plus we pay tribute to the sadly recently departed Mark Hollis & Hal Blaine. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.2 MB.

1. Train (3:43) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the album ‘Train’; www.greenmountainguild.com, greenmountainguild.bandcamp.comstore.cdbaby.com/Artist/GreenMountainGuild & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/)   

2. The Watershed (5:45) – Mark Hollis (Taken from the album ‘Mark Hollis’; see www.facebook.com/Talk-Talk-Mark-Hollis-12307963901/ & www.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/26/musicians-on-mark-hollis-he-found-hooks-in-places-im-still-trying-to-fathom)

3. Vanishing Heart (4:35) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

4. Loro (5:07) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Junjo’; see ayvamusica.bandcamp.com/album/junjo, www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Starting Point (4:08) – You Tell Me (Taken from the album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

6. Elska (5:36) – My Octopus Mind (Single available to buy as a digital download via myoctopusmind.bandcamp.com; see also www.myoctopusmind.comwww.facebook.com/myoctopusmind/)

7. Dreamland (4:40) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

8. Moonlight (8:33) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘Nocturne’; see theemeralddawn.webs.com, theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn/

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

9. Captain Bagpuss Poem (2:30) – Oliver Postgate (Taken from the album The Music From Bagpuss’; see bagpuss.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-from-bagpuss & www.sandrakerr.net/bagpuss.html)

10. Astral Master (6:51) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

11. Kasvotonna (5:06) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

12. Frank Gordon (1:36) – Frank Sidebottom (Taken from the album ‘Frank Sidebottom’s Fantastic MP3 Anthology’; see www.franksworld.co.uk/, franksidebottom.co.uk/ & www.beingfrank.film)

13. Endangered Species (6:38) – Esperanza Spalding Feat. Lalah Hathaway (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

14. Sound As Colour (7:40) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/; and you can see Lost Crowns performing at The Victoria in London on the 31st May alongside Kavus Torabi & headliners Thumpermonkey – see www.jaguarshoes.com/venue/the-victoria/)

15. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (Variant) (4:58) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

16. Uncle Feedle (2:00) – Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner (Taken from the album The Music From Bagpuss’; see bagpuss.bandcamp.com/album/the-music-from-bagpuss, www.sandrakerr.net/bagpuss.html & www.johnfaulkner.net/)

17. Xavi (9:31) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Immigrance′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

18. Delirium (8:46) – Mike Batt (Taken from the album ‘Zero Zero′; see www.mikebatt.com & www.facebook.com/mikebattmusic/)

19. Martian Garden (4:38) Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

20. Good Vibrations (3:39)  The Beach Boys (Taken from the compilation album Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys; see www.thebeachboys.com & www.facebook.com/thebeachboys/)

21. Mary Alice (4:34) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

22. Our Reunion (6:37) – Matthew Stevens feat. Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Preverbal’; see matthewstevens.bandcamp.com/album/preverbal, mattstevensmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/MatthewStevensGroup/ & www.esperanzaspalding.com)    

23. Here Comes The Great Collapse (7:15) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604 &, to buy ticket’s for Tim’s headline performance at EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again with an EppyFest 8 preview, when you’ll hear tracks from all four of the acts who will be playing in Cheltenham on Saturday 20th of July at Smokey Joe’s, plus lots of other great music, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

Episode 253: Best of 2018, Top 10 Albums

This is the 253rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I continued my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of 2018. Back then we covered the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the albums placed between 10 and 1. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from my 10 favourite albums of last year. We also start the show with some new music & with tributes to a couple of people who have sadly been taken from us since last time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.2 MB.

1. Moon Health (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the ‘Moon Health + Wanderlust’ maxi-single which is available to download via submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/moon-health; see also leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

2. For Pete’s Sake (2:11) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

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

3. Man Of Colours (5:10) – Icehouse (Taken from the album ‘Man Of Colours’; see www.icehouse.mobi/)

4. Space Blues (3:45) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

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

6. Me Vibrate (7:06) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

7. Ppda (6:00) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Yoguah (6:12) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

9. Island Time (5:27) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

10. Into the Fireplace (6:55) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

11. Part 5 (4:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

12. Part 10 (7:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Phase (6:20) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. The Gloves Don’t Bite (6:48) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

15. Raytracing (4:47) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

16. Opalescent Edges (8:09) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

17. Fiery Gun Hand (5:14) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

18. Wireless (8:19) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

19. Cranefly (4:35) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)

20. Figstorm (5:09)  Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)  

21. the sleepers wake (5:22) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

22. the order of protection (two) (4:33) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

23. A Tall Tale (4:32) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

24. Swansong (5:29) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.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. For the next show I’ll be back again but, after three shows of focusing on 2018, next time I’ll be focusing predominantly on 2019 music, so I hope you’ll join me for that.