Episode 288: Escape in Time

This is the 288th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Last time you heard my half-term special, featuring some of the best music released in the first six months of 2020. Well, for this show there will be some more 2020 music, but the playlist will also be interspersed with music from the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2010s (we’re skipping the noughties for some reason). And as part of our trip into the past we have a feature album on this show, ‘Weightless’, the 2011 release by Becca Stevens Band so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including tracks played in tribute to the late great Rupert Hine and Bill Rieflin, both of whom we have sadly lost this year. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.75 MB.

1. Theme From Enter The Dragon (2:23) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from ‘Enter The Dragon (Original Sound Track From The Motion Picture‘; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

2. Fazon (5:15) – Sopwith Camel (Taken from the album ‘The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon’; see sopwithcamel.org)

3. Bluff (7:11) – Warped Freqs (Taken from the album ‘Shifting Initiation’; see wormholeworld.bandcamp.com/album/shifting-initiation & elmlodgerecordsuk.bandcamp.com)

4. Weightless (5:14) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

5. Congregation (3:52) – Low (Taken from the album ‘Ones and Sixes’; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/ones-and-sixes)

6. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/ & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

7. Fairy Mary Mag (3:45) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

8. The Other Side (4:10) – Tim Bowness (Single available to download via timbowness.bandcamp.com/track/the-other-side; see also timbowness.co.uk/)

9. Lyra (8:15) – Graham Costello’s STRATA (Single available to download via grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra; see also www.gcstrata.net)

10. Dolls vs Dictators Soundtrack (10:47) – Deerhoof (Taken from the album Surprise Symphonies’; see deerhoof.bandcamp.com/album/surprise-symphonies-2 & deerhoof.net)

11. Kiss From A Rose (5:55) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

12. How Many Times (3:13) – Teri Mantere (Single due for release soon; in the meantime see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

13. Virgo Rebellion (7:58) – Caterina Barbieri (Single available to download via caterinabarbieri.bandcamp.com/track/virgo-rebellion; see also caterinabarbieri.com)

14. Just Passin’ Thru/Secrets (11:38) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Lughnasad (24-bit Collector’s Edition)’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/lughnasad-24-bit-collectors-edition, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Rising From The Ashes (6:55) – Christopher Stewart (Single available to download via poligraf.bandcamp.com/track/rising-from-the-ashes; see also stewart-explorations.net/)

16. Scarborough Fair (4:59) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

17. The Long Dreaming Days Are Over (5:09) – Himmelsgräns (Single available to download via himmelsgrans.bandcamp.com/track/the-long-dreaming-days-are-over; see also www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

18. The Other Side (3:21) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

19. Cruel Sir (3:57) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Promise of Light’; see paulmallyon.bandcamp.com/album/promise-of-light)

20. The Riddle (5:57) – Becca Stevens Band (Taken from the album Weightless’; see beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/album/weightless, www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

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

21. The Riddle (3:53) – Nik Kershaw (Taken from the album The Riddle’; see www.nikkershaw.net)

22. Samsara (5:07) Rupert Hine (Taken from the album ‘Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine’; see ruperthine.com)

23. Sleep Tight (4:51) The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

24. I Talk To The Wind (4:39) Dana Gavanski (Single available to download via danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/i-talk-to-the-wind; see www.danagavanski.com/, danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/wind-songs-2 & www.facebook.com/danagavanski/)

25. Fortunate Ones (3:04) – The Beacon Sound Choir (Taken from the album The Complete Works’; see firstterracerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-works)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back for the next show when I’ll be bringing you another of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, which will have a typically eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 286: How to Succeed…at Murder

This is the 286th 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. The feature album this time is a rare psychedelic medieval jazz record from 1969, ‘Spinning Wheel’ by The Roundtable. 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 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 135 MB.

1. Lluniau (2:59) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Vine (2:57) – Spratley’s Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see www.cardiacs.net and https://alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/ )

3. Shine (3:01)  – Yael Naim (Taken from the album ‘Nightsongs’; see www.yaelnaim.fr/en)

4. Kinky Living (4:44)  – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Clockdust’; see www.rustinman.com)

5. Baddies (2:57)  – Lanterns on the Lake (Taken from the album ‘Spook the Herd’; see www.lanternsonthelake.com)

6. Reclaim (feat. Arnór Dan) (4:01) – Ólafur Arnalds (Taken from the album ‘For Now I Am Winter’; see olafurarnalds.com)

7. Walk On By (6:21) – The Stranglers (Taken from the album ‘Black and White’; see www.thestranglers.co.uk )

8. This Guy’s in Love with You (4:01) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

9. Griffith Park (4:36) – Black Oak Hymnal (Taken from the album ‘Dark Passengers’; see blackoakhymnal.bandcamp.com)

10. Nijimu (4:21)  – 00100 (Taken from the album ‘Nijimisu’; see ooioojp.bandcamp.com)

11. Driving (3:31)  – Poliça  (Taken from the album ‘When We Stay Alive’; see www.thisispolica.com)

12. The Apostasy (3:50) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Thomas Traherne’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

13. I’m Eating in Bed (5:01) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

14. Girl I Used to Know (3:11) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

15. Silver Bird (6:55) – U.F.O. (Taken from the album ‘UFO 2’; see www.ufo-music.info)

16. Carmen (5:53) – Taimane (Taken from the album ‘Ukulele Dance’ see taimane.com)

17. The Garden of England (Seeds of Love) (4:28)  – Sam Lee (Taken from the album ‘Old Wow’; see https://samleesong.co.uk)

18. Sun in the Winter (3:24) – Trwbador (Taken from the album ‘Trwbador’; see  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trwbador)

19. Fantasia on a Theme by Lennon and McCartney (Michelle) (2:52) – The Roundtable (Taken from the album ‘Spinning Wheel’; no web presence – see www.discogs.com/The-Roundtable-Spinning-Wheel)

20. I Never Knew (Rough) (3:37) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Lysogenic Burnt Offerings’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/lysogenic-burnt-offerings)

21. Chew Your Bones (4:57) – Smoke Fairies (Taken from the album ‘Darkness Brings the Wonders Home’; see www.musicglue.com/smokefairies)

22. Billion Year Old Being (7:03) – Hexvessel (Taken from the album ‘Kindred’; see hexvessel.bandcamp.com)

23. Leaves of Yggdrassil (3:56)  – Myrkur (Taken from the album Folkesange’; see www.myrkurmusic.com)

24. Lamb: Långdans Efter Byfåns Mats (3:12) – Kronos Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Early Music (Lachrymae Antiquae)’; see kronosquartet.org)

25. Sudden Throw (3:17) – Ólafur Arnalds (Taken from the album ‘For Now I Am Winter’; see olafurarnalds.com)

26. Shadows in the Water (3:47) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Thomas Traherne’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

27. Comma (2:01) – Ian William Craig (Taken from the album ‘Red Sun through Smoke’ see ianwilliamcraig.bandcamp.com)

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

28. Return to Heaven (3:19) – Bad Brains (Taken from the album ‘I Against I’; see www.badbrains.com)

29. Dance – Ambient Version (3:14) – Ryuchi Sakamoto (Taken from the album ‘The Staggering Girl’; see www.sitesakamoto.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.

Episode 285: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 2

This is the 285th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). This time around I’m continuing my round up of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘Foreign Land’, from five-piece symphonic progressive rock band The Far Meadow, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including one older track, played in tribute to the late great Florian Schneider who we sadly lost this year. 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 18 minutes. Downloaded file is 126.2 MB.

1. The Hall Of Mirrors (7:54) – Kraftwerk (Taken from the album ‘Trans-Europe Express’; see kraftwerk.com/)

2. Strong, Calm, Slow (3:58) – Astrid Sonne (Taken from the EP ‘Cliodynamics’; see astridsonne.bandcamp.com/album/cliodynamics & www.facebook.com/astridsonne94/)

3. My Song (3:32) – Laneous (Taken from the album ‘Monstera Deliciosa’; see laneous.bandcamp.com/album/monstera-deliciosa & www.facebook.com/laneousmusic)

4. Libra (4:02) – Aoife Nessa Frances (Taken from the album ‘Land of No Junction’; see http://aoifenessafrances.bandcamp.com/album/land-of-no-junction & www.facebook.com/aoifenf

5. Sulis Rise (8:22) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

6. Season Of The Witch (4:07) – Lana Del Rey (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’; see lanadelrey.com/)

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

8. Slot Machine of Faith (4:35) – Damon Smith (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/slot-machine-of-faith; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com/)

9. Antarctica (6:42) – 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/)

10. 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/)

11. Sleep Like A Rock (3:17) – Mr. E & Me (Taken from the album ‘New Orchestral Hits 4 Kids’; see www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574126)

12. I Wanna Be Your Girl (5:06) – Laneous (Taken from the album ‘Monstera Deliciosa’; see laneous.bandcamp.com/album/monstera-deliciosa & www.facebook.com/laneousmusic)

13. Mud (5:11) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

14. Office Politics (4:02) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

15. A-R-P (6:29) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Inside The Rose’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans/)

16. First Day (Беренче) (4:19) – Zulya (Taken from the album ‘Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату’; see zulya.bandcamp.com/album/six-days-loving & zulya.com/)

17. 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)

18. The Fugitive (8:39) – The Far Meadow (Taken from the album ‘Foreign Land’; see thefarmeadow.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thefarmeadow)

19. When The Evening Comes (5:00) – 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/)

20. Returning (Кайту) (4:01) – Zulya (Taken from the album ‘Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату’; see zulya.bandcamp.com/album/six-days-loving & zulya.com/)

21. Mistake no. 9 (3:52) – Mr. E & Me (Taken from the album ‘New Orchestral Hits 4 Kids’; see www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574126)

22. Luke Falling (8:51) Clark (Taken from the album ‘Daniel Isn’t Real (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.roughtrade.com/gb/clark/daniel-isn-t-real-original-motion-picture-soundtrack & throttleclark.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 may well have to miss the next show as I’m likely to be snowed under with work from my day job, so hopefully my regular guest presenters, Daniel & Rebsie, will be sitting in instead, bringing you their own take on Eppy Gibbon music. And I should be back in a couple of show’s time, bringing you my half-term report of some of the best music that has come out so far in 2020, so I hope you’ll be back for two exciting shows in a row.

Episode 284: Honey For The Prince

This is the 284th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). This show is filled to the brim with quality music, most of it from 2020, though we do have a few older tracks, including a couple played in tribute to people we have sadly lost this year – including the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, & Dave Greenfield, keyboardist with The Stranglers. And we also have a feature album on this show, ‘Morning Sun’, the 2016 album from Israeli composer, singer & guitarist Gadi Caplan, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.5 MB.

1. Threatened (3:35) – The Stranglers (Taken from the album ‘Black And White’; see www.thestranglers.co.uk/)

2. Opening Titles (2:03) – Peter Best (Taken from the album ‘Crocodile Dundee Original Soundtrack’; see www.discogs.com/artist/335838-Peter-Best)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see www.gadicaplanmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Gadi-Caplan-176562585740440/)

4. Promise of Light (5:33) – Paul Mallyon (Not currently available to buy but will be available soon on a forthcoming EP or album; see www.discogs.com/artist/2492482-Paul-Mallyon)

5. Glistren (4:52) – Chloë March (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/glistren; see also www.chloemarch.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

6. Anaklasis (7:37) – Krzysztof Penderecki (Taken from the album ‘Kosmogonia’; see coldspring.bandcamp.com/album/kosmogonia-csr238cd & www.krzysztofpenderecki.eu/en/)

7. Demons (5:23) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

8. Morning Dance (2:37) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the EP ‘The Forest Dwellers′; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/the-forest-dwellers & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

9. Automatic Air (4:12) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

10. I Will Avenge You (3:46) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

11. Harm-O-Lodge (4:44) – Isotope 217 (Taken from the album ‘Who Stole The I Walkman?’; see isotope217.bandcamp.com)

12. I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger (4:10) – Jos Slovick (Single available to buy as a digital download; see www.universalpictures.com/movies/1917)

13. Vivada Swara (5:39) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see www.gadicaplanmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Gadi-Caplan-176562585740440/)

14. 80 Percent (10:55) – Andy Pickford (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – andypickford1.bandcamp.com/track/80-percent; see also www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Dewclaw (4:01) – The Natural History Museum (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/dewclaw; see also www.countersunk.org/)

16. Pure And Radiant Joy (4:53) – Tadzio (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘That Cold Grey Light’; see the-tadzio.bandcamp.com/album/that-cold-grey-light & www.facebook.com/tadzioband/)

17. Auras Awol (7:24) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

18. My Kingdom For a Horse (4:26) – Army of Moths (Taken from the ‘My Kingdom For a Horse EP; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/my-kingdom-for-a-horse-ep & armyofmoths.com/)

19. The House You Built For Us (3:35) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/track/the-house-you-built-for-us; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

20. Noble Rot (4:55) – The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’; see thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/album/realm & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

21. Four, Two, Eight (3:53) – Sundae Club (Taken from the EP ‘We Apologise for the Technical Difficulties. In the Meantime, Here’s Some Music.’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/we-apologise-for-the-technical-difficulties-in-the-meantime-heres-some-music)

22. La Mer (live) (2:37) Once And Future Band (Taken from the ‘UK 2019’ EP; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/uk-2019-ep & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

23. A Tonic For The Snoring (Original Demo) (4:14) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Archive Vol.1’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/archive-vol-1, www.sanguinehum.com, & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

24. Morning Sun (4:39) – Joff Winks Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs For Days’; see www.sanguinehum.com, & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

25. See (5:55) Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

26. Halfway (4:28) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

27. Acorns (2:00) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the EP ‘The Forest Dwellers′; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/the-forest-dwellers & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

28. Genie (3:06) Daniel Inzani (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – danielinzani.bandcamp.com/album/genie; see also danielinzani.co.uk/)

29. La Morena (5:46) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see www.gadicaplanmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Gadi-Caplan-176562585740440/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with a return to my review of some of the ‘best of the rest’ of 2019 music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 283: Best of 2019 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 283rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). The previous show proved to be very popular, but whilst on that show we mainly focused on 2020 music, this time I’m beginning my round up of some of the best music from 2019 that didn’t get included in my top 31 albums countdown of last year. And we have a feature album on this show, inevitably from 2019, ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’, from East Midlands musical collective Duir, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 129 MB.

1. The Funky Gibbon (feat. Gibbons) (2:53) – The Goodies (Single available to buy digitally via various online music distributors; see www.goodiesruleok.com)

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

3. Space Camel (6:38) – Ouzo Bazooka (Taken from the album ‘Transporter’; see www.ouzobazooka.com & ouzobazooka.bandcamp.com/album/transporter

4. May Sixteenth (3:33) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

5. Mine Templer II (6:30) – Jordsjø (Taken from the album ‘Nattfiolen’; see jordsjo.bandcamp.com/album/nattfiolen & www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/)

6. Loki Had Been Drinking (6:20) – Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses & www.facebook.com/songsfromtheoak/)

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

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

9. I Believe in Astronauts (9:50) – Yuval Ron (Taken from the album ‘Somewhere in This Universe Somebody Hits a Drum’; see yuvalron.com, yuvalron.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/YuvalRonMusic)

10. Heyyeh (4:11) – Penya (Track available to buy via Bandcamp – penyamusic.bandcamp.com/album/penya-na-familia-ya-zawose)

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

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

13. Jouska (3:44) You Tell Me (Taken from the album ‘You Tell Me’; see youtellme.bandcamp.com, youtellme.co, & www.facebook.com/youtellmetoo)

14. Riding The Stang (5:09) – Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses & www.facebook.com/songsfromtheoak/)

15. Tundra (for Cello & Double Bass) (6:53) – Daniel Staniforth (Taken from the album ‘Lone Wolf Tone’; see lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/lone-wolf-tone & www.flowforth.com/)

16. Echo Of An Angel (6:15) – Suns Of The Tundra (Taken from the album ‘Murmuration’; see sunsofthetundra.bandcamp.com/album/murmuration, www.sunsofthetundra.co.uk & www.facebook.com/Suns-of-the-Tundra-110273055808299/)

17. Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (3:00) – Himmelsgräns (Digital single available from all the usual places; see www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

18. 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/)

19. Companion Species (8:43) – Laura Jurd (Taken from the album ‘Stepping Back, Jumping In’; see laurajurd.bandcamp.com/album/stepping-back-jumping-in & www.laurajurd.com)

20. Stifinner (7:53) – Jordsjø (Taken from the album ‘Nattfiolen’; see jordsjo.bandcamp.com/album/nattfiolen & www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/)

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

22. Sleep (3:12) Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

23. John Dee: King Of Crows (3:59) Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses & www.facebook.com/songsfromtheoak/)

24. 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. Next time, I’ll be back with much more of a focus on 2020 music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 282: Pearl and Eddie

This is the 282nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). I hope you enjoyed the previous show, the latest of our TV Themes Specials. But if that show was largely about nostalgia, with this show we are much more focused on now, with most of the music coming from brilliant 2020 releases, with the occasional older track thrown in for good measure. And last time we had a feature album, but this time we have a feature artist/band, the musician and singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder and the band he helped to found, Pearl Jam, so you’ll hear three tracks featuring Vedder, two with Pearl Jam and one without. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.4 MB.

1. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

2. Rearviewmirror (4:44) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Vs.’; see pearljam.com)

3. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

4. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. Escher (Live) (4:42) – Trampoline (Single available to download via trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/track/escher-live; see also www.trampolinetheband.com & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

7. Children Of The Sky (4:38) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

8. Not The Same (4:32) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Lead Balloon (3:33) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

10. Moment (3:41) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Other Side’; see www.questensemble.co.uk/ & qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side)

11. Apocalypse How? (2:50) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releases, www.youtube.com/channel/UC7OfbJbLGvZZkPV4J-btR-Q & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

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

12. Cul-De-Sac (5:07) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

13. Sad Song (3:31) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the EP ‘Crying Everyone Else’s Tears’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/crying-everyone-elses-tears & www.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

14. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

15. The Face Of Love (5:41) – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder (Taken from the album ‘Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture’; realworldrecords.com/artists/nusratfatehalikhan/ & www.facebook.com/EddieVedder)

16. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

17. Before The Light (6:06) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

18. Maelstrom Spark (5:53) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

19. Repeat Neverending (5:47) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

20. Jamais assez (4:27) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

21. You Are (4:31) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Riot Act’; see pearljam.com)

22. From Within The Dream (7:43) Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

23. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

24. The Beloved (9:25) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

25. Sixty-Six (9:39) Pat Metheny (Taken from the album ‘From This Place’; see patmetheny.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-place & www.patmetheny.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. Next time, I’ll be back with the first of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, celebrating lots of great music that didn’t get into my top 31 albums of 2019, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 281: TV Themes Special 4

This is the 281st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). The world is looking a bit scarier at the moment what with the panic surrounding COVID-19, so I hope you are all looking after yourselves. I thought that listeners could probably do with being cheered up a bit so this latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a few of these shows before (back in 2015, 2017 & 2018) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will be just as popular. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. We have a feature album of sorts, the 1987 compilation ‘The Best of BBC TV’s Themes’, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. I can’t promise the show will keep you well, but it might help you to feel better. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 52 minutes. Downloaded file is 101.8 MB.

1. Doctor Who, Series 11 Opening Titles (0:40) – 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/)

2. The Gonk (3:42) – Herbert Chappell (Taken from the album ‘Top Dog (A Retrospective Of Classic TV & Radio Themes 1960-1982)’; see www.wisemusicclassical.com/composer/251/Herbert-Chappell/)

3. My Family And Other Animals (2:52) – Daryl Runswick (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.darylrunswick.net/)

4. The Last Plimsoll (4:32) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.co.uk/)

5. Star Trek: Discovery (Main Title) (1:34) – Jeff Russo (Taken from the album ‘Star Trek: Discovery (Original Series Soundtrack)’; see jeffrusso.com/)

6. Twelve (2:23) – Venetian Snares (Taken from the ‘Infolepsy EP’; see venetiansnares.bandcamp.com/album/infolepsy-ep)

7. The Incredible Hulk (Main Title) (3:20) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

8. Miami Vice Theme (2:28) – Jan Hammer (Taken from the album Escape From Television’; see janhammer.com/home)

9. Soul Limbo (2:22) – Booker T & The MGs (Taken from the album ‘Soul Limbo’; see bookert.com/)

10. Adiemus (3:57) – Adiemus & Karl Jenkins (Taken from the album ‘Adiemus – Songs Of Sanctuary’; see www.karljenkins.com/)

11. Wild Cats Of Kilkenny (2:49) – The Pogues (Taken from the album ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’; see www.pogues.com/)

12. The Flumps Theme Tune (1:11) – Paul Reade (Single; see www.discogs.com/artist/475486-Paul-Reade)

13. 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/)

14. 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/)

15. Classical Gas (3:31) – Mason Williams and Mannheim Steamroller (Taken from the album ‘Classical Gas’; www.masonwilliams-online.com/home.html & www.mannheimsteamroller.com)

16. Reflections 1 (3:24) – John Renbourn (Taken from the album ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine (The John Renbourn Anthology 1966-2005)’; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

17. Believe It or Not (3:15) – Joey Scarbury (Taken from the album ‘America’s Greatest Hero’; see www.songfacts.com/facts/joey-scarbury/believe-it-or-not)

18. Wo Ist Übergang (8:20) – Ben Frost (Taken from the album ‘DARK – Cycle 1 (Original Music From The Netflix Series)’; see benfrost.bandcamp.com)

19. Heavy Action (1:30) – TV Sounds Unlimited (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Television Soundtrack Library: British TV, Vol. 1’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Action)

20. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.facebook.com/The-Pointer-Sisters-Official-131523497289/, noteheads.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/pinball-number-count.pdf & www.sesamestreet.org)

21. The Liver Birds (3:09) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

22. Tomorrow’s World (2:59) Paul Hart (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.nyjo.org.uk/members/alumni/bass/paul-hart/)

23. Oxygène (Part IV) (4:13) Jean Michel Jarre (Taken from the album ‘Oxygène’; see jeanmicheljarre.com)

24. Jeeves And Wooster (1:15) Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘The World Of Jeeves And Wooster’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

25. Theme And Variations 1-4 (From Paganini’s Caprice in A Minor, No. 24) (3:05) Andrew Lloyd Webber & Julian Lloyd Webber (Taken from the album ‘Variations’; see www.andrewlloydwebber.com & www.julianlloydwebber.com/)

26. Crockett’s Theme (3:34) – Jan Hammer (Taken from the album Escape From Television’; see janhammer.com/home)

27. The Life And Times Of David Lloyd George (Chi Mai) (3:35) Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album The Best of BBC TV’s Themes; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

28. Spider-Man Theme (5:08) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with a more ‘traditional’ show, containing lots of 2020 music, and the occasional nod to the past, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 280: A Sense of History

This is the 280th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). The world is looking a bit scarier at the moment what with the panic surrounding COVID-19, so I hope you are all looking after yourselves. But for the Eppy show it’s business as usual, so why not take some time out to sit back and listen to another typically eclectic mix, focusing on lots of 2020 music, and some pre-2020 music too, including one track stretching back to the 1980s. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Raingods With Zippos’, the 1999 album by Fish. I can’t promise the show will keep you well, but it might help you to feel better. 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 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.3 MB.

1. Tumbledown (5:52) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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

2. Coming Up (3:54) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘McCartney II’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

3. L’homme Volant (5:36) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

4. Serpents (6:19) – Nitin Sawhney (Taken from the album ‘Beyond Skin’; see www.nitinsawhney.com/)

5. Jumping In (10:48) – Laura Jurd (Taken from the album ‘Stepping Back, Jumping In’; see laurajurd.bandcamp.com/album/stepping-back-jumping-in & www.laurajurd.com)

6. Old Time Prog (7:39) – Brian Woodbury feat. Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com

7. Swedish Love (1:32) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

8. Spiral Era (8:09) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album Pyramid’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/jaga-jazzist-pyramid, jagajazzist.com/ & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist/)

9. Change (9:31) – Godsticks (Taken from the album Inescapable’; see www.godsticks.co.uk)

10. Faithhealer (5:00) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

11. Apocalypse Dreams (5:57) – Tame Impala (Taken from the album ‘Lonerism’; see www.tameimpala.com/)

12. Chimera (4:18) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

13. Barrow Wights On The Nook (7:35) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

14. Ceremonious Synapses (ii) (6:22) – The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’ & also available as a single to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/ceremonious-synapses-ii; see also thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

15. I Want (9:24) – Giblet (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – giblet23.bandcamp.com/releases; see also www.facebook.com/gibletmusic/)

16. 360 Degrees (5:32) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Love Over Fear’; see www.pendragon.mu/ & www.facebook.com/PendragonHQ/)

17. 360 Flip (6:37) – John Mclaughlin (Taken from the album ‘Black Light; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/black-light & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

18. Women (Know What I’m Sayin’?) (2:38) – Brian Woodbury (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com)

19. Atom Age Girl (2:27) – The Radio Science Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘Theremin 100′; see nythereminsociety.bandcamp.com & www.radioscienceorchestra.com)  

20. Rites Of Passage (7:42) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back and I’m contemplating making it another in my occasional series of TV themes specials, but whatever I come up with, I promise it’ll be a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll come back for it.

Episode 278: Best of 2019, Top 10 albums

This is the 278th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that 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). Thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in for me for the last show, which was excellent. Last time you heard from me I was covering part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019, the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the wonderful albums I’ve 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 by paying tribute to the late, great Terry Jones, & send out belated birthday wishes to the mighty Robert Wyatt. 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.8 MB.

1. Sad Jolly Song (2:31) – Barry Booth (Taken from the album ‘Diversions!’; see www.bazboothzone.co.uk/ & www.discogs.com/artist/134924-Terry-Jones)

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

2. At Last I Am Free (4:17) – Robert Wyatt (Taken from the album ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’; see www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/)

3. Magnus Opium (5:33) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. No Wonder (5:36) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

6. Travels (5:46) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

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

8. Maailmanlopun jälkeen (7:00) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

9. Eilmer (9:46) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

10. Mirie It Is (8:29) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

11. Children of the Hill (3:31) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

12. 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/)

13. Falling Into Blue (2:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

14. Voice Of Space (6:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

15. Sound As Colour (7:40) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

16. Dandy Doesn’t Know (3:38) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

17. Nonstop Flight (5:21) – 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/

18. Headlands (6:29) – 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/

19. Burning Water (5:50) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

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

21. O Ephraim (5:22) – 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/)

22. Finding Gabriel (7:06) – 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/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with more of a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you lots of music from new 2020 releases, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

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.