Episode 193: The Little Wonders

This is the 193rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our last show had Halloween trappings, but with this eppysode we’re back to a more traditional show. There’s no feature album this time around, but we do have a featured artist, Mike Kershaw, and this show is built around an interview with Mike and features lots of music from him & some of his own choices, plus the usual eclectic mixture of other music, including lots from 2016 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. Radio Song (4:16) – R. E. M. (Taken from the album ‘Out of Time’; see remhq.com/index.php)

2. Fragile Friend (3:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Critical Mass (5:21) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘Black Hole/Blank Canvas’; see motorpsycho.fix.no/ & www.facebook.com/motorpsychonews/)

4. How Can You Leave Me On My Own (3:32) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

5. Side Out Side (4:24) – Dementio13 (feat. Robert Halcrow) (Taken from the album ‘Broxen’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

6. Sea Snake Beware (2:54) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

7. Mirmaid’s Purse (2:07) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com

8. Into The Sun (6:17) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘This Long Night’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

Interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

9. Animal (3:40) – Jenny and Johnny (Taken from the album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’; see www.jennylewis.com/)

10. Lake Song (5:53) – The Decemberists (Taken from the album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’; see www.decemberists.com/ & www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/)

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

12. Elevate or Operate (4:04) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Generation Why (5:21) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

14. Falling (4:55) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

15. Bird in the Bush (3:18) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download and a limited edition CD, available via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

16. Birth of Decay (17:57) –  The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light) Note. please ignore my comments on the show about the track names – this is the correct name of this track, a live recording only available on the double vinyl edition, or as a download for people ordering physical directly from the House of Mythology web site.

17. Pocket Tribe (End Malfunction Remix) (6:02) – Necromonkey (Taken from the EP ‘The Shadow of the Blind Man; see necromonkey.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/,   jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

Return to the interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

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

20. The City Revealed (6:53) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

21. Josephine (4:32) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rhainmusic.com/rhainmusic.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

22. Duke’s Travels (8:41) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

23. Duke’s End (2:10) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Mike Kershaw for the interview. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 192: Death a la Carte

This is the 192th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. There’s no feature album this time around, but there is a typically eclectic mixture of spooky sounds and terrifying tales. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Dozy Phantoms (3:34) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 191: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 3

This is the 191st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition I return to my review of some of the best music from last year – this is the final part of my 2015 review, honest! There’s no feature album this time around, but across the show we’ll be featuring tracks from a range of great albums and EPs from 2015 (plus one track from 2016), with the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.65 MB.

1. Rattling Bones (5:24) – The Eastern Swell (Taken from the album ‘One Day, A Flood’; see www.theeasternswell.com/www.facebook.com/theeasternswell)

2. Kars 1 (5:27) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

3. Supplicant’s Song (3:12) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the ‘Supplicant’s Song’ EP; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/supplicants-song-single for more details about the EP & iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com for more details about the band)

4. Grass is Greener (4:34) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

5. Distortrait (5:37) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

6. Transmutation (4:59) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

7. 19 (7:53) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

8. Capable of Anything (3:51) – Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, ymusicensemble.com/ & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

9. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 (4:34) – Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, www.nashvillesymphony.org & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

10. Where Is My Mind? (4:05) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

11. Everything You’re Not (3:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. An Atrium (4:46) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see  voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

13. Making Friends (4:52) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘+-’; see mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

14. Zenlike Creature (9:54) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

15. A Noise From The Barn (6:59) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

16. Glass Lake (6:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

17. Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

18. Take You Down (6:34) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

19. The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq (4:22) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

20. Reprise (1:24) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

21. Behold The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (8:16) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

22. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (3:15) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back in a couple of shows’ time, but next time beware as the evil Count Eppy Gibbon will return to introduce his annual Halloween edition of the show, so I hope you’ll join him for some spooky sounds.

Episode 190: Dressed to Kill

This is the 190th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition the show is largely built around an interview with guitarist & singer-songwriter Tim Burness & we’ll be hearing several tracks from Tim plus some of his own musical choices. In addition, we’ll have a feature album, ‘Seven Star Green’, the second album from Rebsie Fairholm, released back in 2009, so we’ll have three tracks from that plus there will be the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 8 minutes. Downloaded file is 116.65 MB.

1. Mr Apples (3:39) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see  www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

2. The Cursing Song (4:33) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

3. Heartburster (6:00) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. Mathematics (5:34) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

Interview with Tim Burness…

5. Here Comes The Great Collapse (7:15) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

6. I’m Afraid of Americans (live) (5:30) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Bowie at the Beeb’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. The Glorious Om Riff (7:53) – Steve Hillage (Taken from the album ‘Green; see stevehillage.com/ & www.facebook.com/stevehillageband/)

8. Vishnu Schist (5:49) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

9. Our Captain Cried (4:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

10. Round And Round (4:06) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

11. Stagger (7:38) – Underworld (Taken from the album ‘Second Toughest In The Infants’; see www.underworldlive.com/ & www.facebook.com/underworldlive)

12. And Set Your Spirit Free (4:39) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

The next track is played in loving memory of Wim Oudijk…

13. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijkfolkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & freshonthenet.co.uk/2016/09/wim-oudijk/)

14. Lyke Wake Dirge (4:58) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/ & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com)

15. The Numbers (5:46) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

16. Landslip (7:34) – Pia Silvi (This track is available to buy as a digital download via www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi3 and via Amazon, iTunes, etc.; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

Thanks to Tim for helping me to put this interview together, and thanks also to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a new show, which will represent the final part of my rather drawn-out review of some of the best music released in 2015, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

Episode 189: Summer’s End Festival Preview

This is the 189th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition of the show I’m chatting with Mr Stephen Lambe, one of the organisers of the Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which this year is taking place on the 30th of September, and 1st & 2nd of October, in Chepstow. We’ll be chatting about this year’s festival and previewing the line-up, including tracks from most of the bands performing over the three days, plus I’ll be playing Stephen some tracks in an attempt to convince him who he might get for future years of the festival. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.74 MB.

1. A Summer Of Subservience (3:49) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

2. The Things You Love (6:12) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

3. Nautilus (5:16) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

4. Out of the Dark (7:47) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

Interview with Stephen Lambe…

5. According To Plan (6:32) – Magic Pie (Taken from the album ‘King For A Day’; see www.magicpie.net/magicpie.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/magicpieband)

6. A Kid’s Tale (6:08) – Tiger Moth Tales (Taken from the album ‘Story Tellers – Part One’; see tigermothtales.bandcamp.com/album/story-tellers-part-one & www.facebook.com/TigerMothTales/?fref=ts)

7. Altered State (5:47) – Sylvium (Taken from the album ‘Waiting For The Noise; see www.sylvium.com/www.facebook.com/sylvium/)

8. Inferior (7:03) – Seven Steps To The Green Door (Taken from the album ‘Fetish’; see www.bside-music.de/ssttgd/ & www.facebook.com/ssttgd/)

9. Half A World (4:51) – The Heather Findlay Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs From The Old Kitchen’; see www.heatherfindlay.co.uk/wordpress/www.facebook.com/HeatherFindlay.Music/)

10. The Sense In Sanity (4:48) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Subterranea’; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive/)

11. State of Mine (1:59) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Subterranea’; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive/)

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

13. Keep The Exits Clear (6:32) – Strangefish (Taken from the album ‘Fortune Telling’; see www.strangefish.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/strangerfish/?fref=ts)

14. Hay (4:30) – Karnataka (Taken from the album ‘The Storm’; see karnataka.org.uk/www.facebook.com/KarnatakaOfficial/?fref=ts)

15. Roses (6:37) – RPWL feat. Ray Wilson (Taken from the album ‘World Through My Eyes’; see www.rpwl.net/www.facebook.com/rpwl.net/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf)

For more details about the Summer’s End Festival, see www.summersend.co.uk/

16. You Bring The Summer (3:00) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

17. Seven Words (4:37) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks to Stephen for coming in to do the interview, to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a new show, which will include an interview with Tim Burness & a feature album from Rebsie Fairholm, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

Episode 186: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 186th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following my last show, a half-term report filled with some of the best music released in the first six to seven months of 2016, this time around I return to my ongoing review of some of the best music from last year. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Soft Rains’, the 2015 album by Zarelli (feat. Leonard Nimoy), and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with most of the music taken from 2015. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 117.84 MB.

1. The British Road (radio edit) (5:18) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

2. Soft Rains Theme (2:22) – Zarelli (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

3. Should Have Known Better (5:08) – Sufjan Stevens (Taken from the album Carrie & Lowell’; see sufjan.com/ & www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJT00wqlOo)

4. Palm Trees (4:00) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the ‘Magnet’ EP; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/magnet & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

5. Hatesong/Halo (8:19) – Gavin Harrison (Taken from the album Cheating The Polygraph; see www.gavharrison.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/ & www.kscopemusic.com/2015/02/03/gavin-harrison-reveals-details-trackless-cheating-polygraph/)

6. Young Crescent (5:52) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’ & it’s also available on the album ‘Time And Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

7. The Wheel’s Turning (7:24) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

8. Life in Reverse (3:20) – John Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Another Life; see www.johnhackett.com/ & www.facebook.com/hacktraxmusic)

If you would like to donate to a charity following the sad death of Steph Kennedy then see www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk. They are facing funding difficulties so they really need the money to be able to carry out the great work that they do.

9. Phase Alternating Line (2:44) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

10. Magpies (4:32) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia; see www.kitdownes.com/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

11. Ezra (4:27) – Oneohtrix Point Never (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Delete’; see pointnever.com/, warp.net/artists/oneohtrix-point-never/ & www.facebook.com/eccopn/)

12. Pink Electric Eyes (4:08) – Zarelli (featuring Leonard Nimoy) (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

13. Coal-Marble-Stone (3:26) – Louise Le May (Taken from the album A Tale Untold’; see louiselemay.com/, folkwit.com/artists/louise-le-may & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-tale-untold)

14. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

15. Blackbird (4:13) – Sam Lee (Taken from the album ‘The Fade in Time’; see samleesong.co.uk/www.facebook.com/samleefolk)

16. Life is a Mushroom (4:45) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

17. Train (Summer Tango) (3:48) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

18. Arcades (4:33) – Troyka (Taken from the album ‘Ornithophobia’; see www.kitdownes.com/www.facebook.com/troykaband)

19. Tumbling Away (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

20. Dull Care (7:07) – Errors (Taken from the album ‘Lease of Life’; see www.weareerrors.com/ & www.facebook.com/errorsband/)

21. Pages From Ceefax (3:14) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

22. Falling Light (4:33) – Zarelli (featuring Leonard Nimoy) (Taken from the album Soft Rains’; see www.zarelli.it/ & www.facebook.com/zarellimusic)

23. Great Expectations (6:48) – Toto (Taken from the album Toto XIV’; see totoofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/totoband)

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, which will include a mixture of 2016 music, some older stuff, and a feature album from Mike Kershaw, so I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

This is the 179th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 this show celebrates the Eppy Gibbon show’s ninth anniversary and previews my own upcoming live music event, EppyFest 5. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Come To Me’ , the debut album by the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet who are on at this year’s EppyFest. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other five bands/acts on at EppyFest, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. And When the Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

2. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

3. Two (3:01) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Spinning the Compass; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/spinning-the-compass-2016-remaster, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. Bicycle Day (15:10) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

5. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

6. 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/)

7. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

8. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

If you’d like to see William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

9. Miracle (4:55) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

10. Two Eyes (4:20) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

12. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

13. Heart of Oak (4:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

14. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

15. I Am A Summer Night (8:57) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth And All The Universes; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-and-all-the-universes & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Mandragora (6:30) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

17. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/ – both links will give you information about Judy’s brand new autobiography, ‘An Accidental Musician’)

18. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

19. Time For The Music (3:46) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

20. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

If you’d like to see Darkroom, William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.