Episode 236: Half-term report, 2018

This is the 236th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show entirely focuses on music from 2018, as I focus on some of best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible with, in all but one case, only one track being played from each artist/release, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show, though we will be having a feature label, of sorts, as we’ll be playing tracks from a large number of albums released via the Bad Elephant Music label. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s another nod to the upcoming EppyFest 7. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 147.9 MB.

1. A Guest House (5:01) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

2. Chalkhill Blue (5:53) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.businesscatalyst.com/)  

3. Pierrot’s Dream Theater (7:00) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

4. Acid Rain (6:57) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘Festival’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/, www.magickeye.comwww.facebook.com/flutatious)

5. Hen’s Teeth (3:10) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

6. Say You Love Me Too (4:14) – Jonathan Bree (Taken from the album Sleepwalking; see jonathanbree.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/jonathanbree666/)

7. Mettrix (5:23) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Part 7 (4:22) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Matt Baber as one half of Sanguine Hum (acoustic), plus Fractal Mirror and Neil Campbell at EppyFest 7 in late July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

10. White Sounds (5:25) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Close to Vapour’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/close-to-vapour)

11. The Little River And The Journey’s End (4:53) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘The Outsider – News From Nowhere’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

12. Salt + Charcoal (4:20) – Plini (Single available from plini.bandcamp.com/track/salt-charcoal; see also www.plini.cowww.facebook.com/Plini)

13. Yossarian (3:34) – Blanko Basnet (Taken from the album ‘Ocean Meets the Animal’; see www.blankobasnet.com/, blankobasnet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/BlankoBasnet/)

14. The Creature Tree (5:24) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Where The Moonlight Snows′; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-moonlight-snows)

15. AI Meta Girl (3:37) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

16. Run and Hide Away (5:24) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

17. Disputed Area (5:03) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

18. Interlude 3 (1:07) Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/)

19. Jupiter (4:11) – Kinkajous (Single available from knkjs.bandcamp.com/track/jupiter; see also www.facebook.com/knkjs/)

20. Eden on the Air (2:22) The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

21. Sleep Paralysis (6:04) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Letters To Maro’; see frequencydrift.bandcamp.com, frequencydrift.com/ & www.facebook.com/FrequencyDrift/)

22. Red Rivers (4:45) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Imaginary Medals’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/album/imaginary-medals-2candythief.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

23. Dancing Robots (3:59) The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

24. Lifeboat (4:11) – Talitha Rise (Taken from the album ‘An Abandoned Orchid House’; see talitharise.bandcamp.com/album/an-abandoned-orchid-house-digital-pre-order, www.talitharise.com/www.facebook.com/talitharise/)

25. Five More (2:07) The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

26. The Bottom of the Ocean (5:15) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

27. Three Occultations (4:15) Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

28. Far Away I (8:33) Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

29. All Waves (3:59) – Sami Fitz (Taken from the EP ‘Tephra’; see samifitz.bandcamp.com/album/tephra, www.samifitz.com & www.facebook.com/samifitzmusic/)

30. I’ll Always Be Right Here (5:14) – Dominique Leone (Taken from the EP ‘Domestic Bliss’; see dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/album/domestic-bliss & dominiqueleone.com/)

31. Slow Movements (8:43) – Kavus Torabi (Taken from the ‘Solar Divination’ EP; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/releases)

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 with his last show before EppyFest 7, and he’ll be covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so it’ll definitely be worth listening in.

Advertisements

Episode 233: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 1

This is the 233nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic mixture, though because I’m trying to cram in as many different albums, mini-albums, EPs and singles as possible there won’t be a feature album this time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.9 MB.

1. Looking For The Place (3:32) – Underwater Obstacles (Single taken from the forthcoming album ‘Ghosts of Trees’; see underwaterobstacles.bandcamp.com/album/looking-for-the-place-single)

2. J Schleia (11:36) – Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Vula; see www.andromedameo.com/ & andromedamegaexpressorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/vula

3. Love App (4:31) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see Doris Brendel & her band at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

4. There Will Come A Time (4:54) – Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

5. It Was You (3:52) – Shubh Saran (Taken from the album ‘Hmayra’; see www.shubhsaran.com/hmayra & shubhsaran.bandcamp.com/album/hmayra)    

6. Think I’m In Love (3:11) – Dear Reader (Single available via Bandcamp: dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/think-im-in-love; see also www.dearreadermusic.com)

7. Dear Life (3:44) – Beck (Taken from the album ‘Colors’; see www.beck.com/ & www.facebook.com/Beck)

8. Au Cheval (4:19) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

9. Ethyl nitrite spirit (4:32) – The Gasman (Taken from the ‘Like This’ EP; see www.gasmanmusic.com/thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/like-this-ep & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

10. Queen Mab (5:30) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

11. Worship the Sun (5:50) – IRAH (Single available via Bandcamp: irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/worship-the-sun; see also www.facebook.com/irahband/)

12. Goodbye Earth (5:23) – Hannah Peel (Taken from the album ‘Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia’; see www.hannahpeel.com/www.facebook.com/HannahPeelMusic/)

13. Out of Spaces (5:41) – When Mary (Taken from the album ‘Tainted’; see www.whenmary.no/ & www.facebook.com/whenmary/)

14. Solar Sea (7:32) – Richard Barbieri (Taken from the album ‘Planets + Persona’; see www.kscopemusic.com/artists/richard-barbieri/ & www.facebook.com/RichardBarbieriOfficial

15. Serpents and Toads (4:59) Lord of Worms (Taken from the EP ‘Lord of Worms’; see lordofworms.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/lordofwormsmusic)

16. Bird In The Blue (3:26) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

17. Balloon (4:03) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

You can see both Doris Brendel & her band & Lord of Worms at EppyFest 7 on Saturday 28th July. For tickets and more information see eppyfest.co.uk

18. Ondrejko (8:10) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

19. Well Loved (3:53) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

20. The First Day (7:11) The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake’; see www.the-unthanks.com & www.facebook.com/TheUnthanks/)

21. DusskSong (3:24) Tribes of Europe (Taken from the mini-album ‘Some Inner\Outer Space Music For The Lonely Children Of Earth (And Other Planets) ‘, see tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/some-inner-outer-space-music-for-the-lonely-children-of-earth-and-other-planets & soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

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 busy with his day job and EppyFest so next time Rebsie & Daniel will again be sitting in for him, so we hope to see you back for another of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music.

Episode 230: Michael Bearpark interview 2018 pt.1

This is the 230th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is built around part one of an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on new discoveries and the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but you can expect to hear a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.6 MB.

1. 1991 (4:24) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoric, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/the-euphoricwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

2. Life For A While (6:02) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

3. Joy Opposites (4:48) – Cave In (Taken from the album ‘Antenna’; see cavein.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/CaveIn.Official/ and if you’d like to contribute to the Caleb Scofield Memorial Fund you can do so here: www.youcaring.com/jenscofield-1149130)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

4. Song For Insane Times (4:01) – Kevin Ayers (Taken from the album ‘Joy Of A Toy’; see www.kevin-ayers.com/ & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Ayers)

5. Private Nocturnal (6:49) – Can (Taken from the album ‘The Lost Tapes’; see www.spoonrecords.com/#)

6. I Am An Animal (3:48) – Pete Townsend (Taken from the album ‘Empty Glass’; see petetownshend.net/)

7. A mes Étoile (3:18) – Christine Ott (Taken from the album ‘Only Silence Remains’; see christineott.bandcamp.com, www.christineott.fr/www.facebook.com/christineottmusic/)

8. Polar (10:08) – AKKU Quintet (Taken from the album ‘Aeon; see www.akkuquintet.com/akkuquintet.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/akkuquintet)

9. Parting Waves (4:09) – Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland (Taken from the album ‘Mu; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mu, www.barrycleveland.com/ & www.facebook.com/barry.cleveland.50)

A few words from AndrewOsOstler

10. Six Strings Come Out Good (12:01) – Darkroom (Taken from the forthcoming ‘Paradise Yard’ EP; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

11. Pearl Of The Lake (5:11) – Kaprekar’s Constant (Taken from the album ‘Fate Outsmarts Desire’; see www.kaprekarsconstant.com/kaprekars.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Kaprekars/)

12. Music for Guitar And Voices (3:46) – The Broca Ensemble with Georgina Brett (Single available via store.championversion.com/album/the-broca-ensemble-with-georgina-brett; see also thebrocaensemble.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/TheBrocaEnsemble)

13. Every Stranger’s Voice (4:11) – Plenty (Taken from the album ‘It Could Be Home’; see timbowness.wordpress.com/album-writings/plenty-it-could-be-home/burningshed.com/plenty_it-could-be-home_cd)

14. Transference I (4:24) – Thomas Stone (Taken from the album ‘Séance′; see www.thomasstonemusic.com/ & soundcloud.com/jecklin)

15. Whipping Post (8:27) – Joel Harrison (Taken from the album ‘Search’; see joelharrison.comwww.facebook.com/joelharrisongtr/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, plus a special thanks to Michael Bearpark for coming into the studio and picking most of the music. 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 again next time, with the second part of this interview with Michael, so we hope to see you back for that.

Episode 225: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 2

This is the 225th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host returns this time and I’ll be catching up on some music news as well as continuing with my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2017. On this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 136.5 MB.

1. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

2. Truck (4:05) – The Fierce And The Dead (Single from the forthcoming album ‘The Euphoric’; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/track/truckwww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

3. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see  www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith for the campaign to raise money for Tim’s healthcare costs & otherwise go to www.cardiacs.net)

4. Legend Of A Mind (6:36) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/

5. Zombie (5:06) – The Cranberries (Taken from the album ‘No Need To Argue’; see www.cranberries.com/site/ & www.darkofficial.com/site/)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 20-11) from here…

6. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. Brief Encounter (4:59) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

8. Chinese Brainworm (Taenia Solium) (4:49) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

9. The Monday Club (7:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Charlie’s Kitchen (7:43) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

11. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

12. Impletit la 5 (4:58) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

13. Cararea (7:24) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

14. Panic amongst the Dragonflies (4:42) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Moonbow (5:34) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘Bea‘; see spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/Bea & www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

16. Objects to Place in a Tomb (5:28) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

17. Beyond Dialogue (6:42) – Portico Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Art in the Age of Automation’; see porticoquartet.bandcamp.com & porticoquartet.com/)

18. Skin (4:08) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill)

19. Philomela (5:21) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

20. Orchardie (4:26) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

21. Signal Flow (4:13) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Blood-Red Spark’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk and chloemarch.bandcamp.com)

22. Grow (4:40) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

23. Traveler (5:25) – Sóley (Taken from the album ‘Endless Summer’; see soley.bandcamp.com/album/endless-summer, www.soleysoley.is/ & www.facebook.com/soleysoleysoley/)

24. An Intention (4:01) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

25. To Feel Your Best (6:20) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Kid’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

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 with more of his best albums of 2017, specifically counting down his top 10 albums of last year, so you’ll definitely want to be back for that.

Episode 217: TV Themes Special 2

This is the 217th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. The last one I did was back in January 2015 but it was very well received by listeners at the time so hopefully this represents the long-awaited sequel. 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. Our feature EP this time has a TV themes, erm, theme – ‘Children of the Sun, Part 2’ by the progressive rock/metal project Toehider, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.84 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Theme from ‘The Avengers’ (2:17) – The Laurie Johnson Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Thunderbirds Are Go – TV Themes for Grown Up Kids’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-laurie-johnson-orchestra/id257939725)

3. (i) The Birth of the Odyssey (ii) Monkey Magic (4:59) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

4. House Of The King (2:53) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

5. With A Little Help From My Friends (5:05) – Joe Cocker (Taken from the album ‘Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits’; see www.cocker.com)

6. Sportsnight (2:50) – The Tony Hatch Orchestra  (Taken from the album ‘Hit The Road To Themeland; see tonyhatch.co.uk/)

7. Sesame Street Theme (1:49) – The Kids (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites’; see www.sesamestreet.org)

8. Defenders of the Earth (0:58) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

9. The Rockford Files (Version 2) (0:47) – Max Tundra (Available via the Max Tundra Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/maxtundra; see also www.maxtundra.com/)

10. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (5:49) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

11. Eagle Tax (3:22) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

12. Theme from Harry’s Game (2:29) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Clannad’; see moyabrennan.com/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

13. Heartsong (4:58) – Gordon Giltrap (Taken from the album ‘Time to Reflect: A Personal Anthology, Vol. 2′; see www.giltrap.co.uk/)

14. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

15. I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free (3:52) – The Jiri Nedoma Trio (Taken from the album ‘Great British TV Themes′; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-jiri-nedoma-trio/id264809823 & www.jirinedoma.com/)

16. BBC Snooker Theme (Drag Racer) (2:24) – The Snooker Champs (Taken from the album ‘50 Best of Sport’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_Racer_(song))

17. The Snooker Song (3:15) – Mike Batt & Friends (Taken from the album ‘The Hunting Of The Snark’; see madhouserag.com/)

18. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

19. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.thepointersisters.com & www.sesamestreet.org)

20. Dragons and Demons (3:16) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

21. This Messiah Needs Watching (4:37) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

22. Sour Times (4:14) – Portishead (Taken from the album ‘Dummy’; see www.portishead.co.uk)

23. Jessica (Single Version) (4:09) – The Allman Brothers Band (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Rider: The Essential Collection’; see allmanbrothersband.com)

24. Tank! (3:02) Harajuku Nation (Taken from the album ‘Ultimate Adventure Heroes’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-From-Cowboy-Bebop/dp/B00N9WZVK)

25. Blue Peter (2:07) Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album ‘The Mike Oldfield Collection’; see mikeoldfieldofficial.com & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

26. I Could Be So Good For You (3:14) Dennis Waterman (Single available as a digital download; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/46d28b07-6450-4389-84ba-fdebdbfe93f0)

27. Crying All Day (3:05) Bix Beiderbecke (Taken from the album ‘The Beiderbecke Collection’; see redhotjazz.com/bix.html)

28. The Theme From ‘The New Avengers’ (4:42) – M.f.o.s (Taken from the album ‘Uptown Funk’; see www.acidjazz.co.uk/)

29. Gandhara (3:16) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

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

30. Crusoe (3:55)  Art Of Noise (Taken from the album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’; see www.ztt.com/artists/art-of-noise/ & www.theartofnoiseonline.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 it’s the annual Halloween special which means the return of the one & only Count Eppy Gibbon, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to what promises to be a ghoulishly good show.

Episode 212: Baby Driven

This is the 212th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for kindly sitting in again on the last show, but this time around the Eppy Gibbon is back. We don’t quite have a feature album this time but I am drawing inspiration from the soundtrack to the brilliant film Baby Driver, and there will be several tracks either taken from or inspired by that soundtrack. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, covering six different decades. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.3 MB.

1. As We Take The Stage (pts. 1-2) (6:01) – The Scaramanga Six (Taken from a double-A-side digital single and also from the album ‘Chronica’; see www.thescaramangasix.co.uk/new/, thescaramangasix.bandcamp.com/album/as-we-take-the-stage-owned & www.facebook.com/thescaramangasix)

2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (2:26) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

3. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

4. Our Own Way (5:05) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

5. Voodoo Doll of Myself (3:07) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Track Marks’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/track-marks & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Solitude (4:45) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

7. Zye Ouve, Zye Feme (4:16) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

8. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

9. Raptor (2:45) – Vila (Digital download via www.amazon.co.uk/Raptor/dp/B0728BPQ9C and other music sites such as Spotify; see also soundcloud.com/pia-1-1 & www.piasilvi.com/)

10. Let’s Go Away For Awhile (2:21) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’; see www.beachboysband.net/)

11. Wild Waters (4:35) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

12. Have You Got PPI? (4:44) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

13. Easy (4:21) – The Commodores (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Very Best of The Commodores; see classic.motown.com/artist/the-commodores/)

14. It’s Easier (4:38) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

15. P-unu (5:32) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

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

16. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (7″ version) (3:37) – Scritti Politti (Taken from the compilation album ‘Absolute’; see www.scritti.net/ & www.facebook.com/scrittinet)

17. A Void That I Can Depart To (10:08) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

18. Ready Let’s Go (0:59) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

19. Music is Math (5:21) – Boards of Canada (Taken from the album ‘Geogaddi’; see bleep.com/artist/78-boards-of-canada & www.facebook.com/boardsofcanada)

20. Hidden (5:21) – Loa Frida (Taken from the EP ‘Bipolar’; see ankaujma.bandcamp.com/album/bipolar & www.facebook.com/LoaFrida/)

21. Dog-Like Sparky (4:54) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

22. Hocus Pocus (6:41) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Focus II’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

23. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 (2:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

24. Dependence Day (4:45) – Ritual (Taken from the album ‘Ritual’; see www.ritual.se/Ritual_Official_Web/Home.html)

25. Blood Orange (4:10) – Low Chimes (Digital download single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album; see www.lowchimes.com/ & www.facebook.com/lowchimes/)

26. Bright Shimmering Lights (4:52) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

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 again next time with the second part of my review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Episode 209: Half-term Report, 2017

This is the 209th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On tonight’s show I bring you a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six months of 2017. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.8 MB.

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’ …

1. Spiele Mit Katzen (4:22) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

2. EppyFest Mini promo (2:06); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets

3. I’ll Be Fine (6:29) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

4. Strange New Planet (8:42) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

5. Sally Won’t Remember (3:49) – Valdez (Taken from the album ‘This’; see valdez.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/valdezrock/)

6. Peter’s Place (4:31) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. We Come Willingly (6:08) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

8. Tinut in Swing (5:42) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

9. Obelisk of Cruithne (6:46) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Nou Tout Se Yonn (4:46) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

11. In The Woods With Tony Iommi (6:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Baritonia’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/album/baritonia, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

12. Death and Taxes (5:05) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

13. Fight or Flight (4:36) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

14. The Lord of Amber and Grey (6:15) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

15. Kill the Pain That’s Killing You (3:44) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

16. Palm Trees (live) (4:02) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

17. These Are The Days (3:24) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017 CD version)’; see timburness.bandcamp.com, www.timburness.com/ & www.facebook.com/Tim-Burness-195607947167604/)

18. Tracking Signals (4:07) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

19. Avoid That Eye Candy (3:53) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

20. Overton (4:05) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

21. Dream State (3:37) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

22. Hebrides Terrace Seamount (5:54) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

23. The Infinite (5:44) – +1 (Taken from the EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

24. Eliza Harora (3:29) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

25. Hertier (5:20) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

26. Drunk On A Boat (4:27) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

27. Ancient Observer (5:58) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

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 again next time with a review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.