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 273: It’s A Wonderful Job

This is the 273rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I’d like to thank Rebsie & Daniel for putting the excellent previous show together. I’m also happy to be back to present this year’s festive edition of the show, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘Silent Night’, the 2011 album by the Nashville based harpist/singer/songwriter Timbre, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And of course you can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2019, and some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure. All-in-all expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. 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 126.3 MB.

1. The Way-Too-Early Christmas Song (2:54) – Paul and Storm (Available to buy as a download from the website www.paulandstorm.com/)

2. The Lamb (Variant) (3:46) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

3. Carol of the Bells (5:33) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

4. 6:00 (5:32) – Dream Theater (Taken from the album ‘Awake’; see www.dreamtheater.net)

5. Narnia (4:07) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Please Don’t Touch’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

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

6. The Holly And The Ivy (3:07) – Jon Anderson (Taken from the album ‘3 Ships’; see www.jonanderson.com)

7. 50 Words For Snow (8:31) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘50 Words For Snow’; see www.katebush.com/)

8. 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/)

9. Drumless (3:51) – Fredo Viola (Not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/)

10. Let It Snow (2:46) – Magnet (Taken from the ‘Minus’ EP; see www.magnetmusic.no/)

11. Asleep Under The Winter Stars (5:43) – Winterhelm (Taken from the EP ‘At The End Of Autumn’; see hermitmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-end-of-autumn)

12. Figgy Pud (3:40) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

13. Christmas With The Devil (4:32) – Spinal Tap (Taken from the album ‘Break Like The Wind’; see spinaltapfan.com/)

14. This Winter’s Child (4:32) – Potter’s Daughter (CD Single; see pottersdaughterband.com & officialpottersdaughter.bandcamp.com/album/this-winters-child)

15. The Frozen Palace at Mt. Glyph (3:40) – Stig (Taken from the album ‘The Unrealist’; see stigmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-unrealist & www.facebook.com/stigwave)

16. What Child Is This? (6:12) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

17. Percy The Penguin (3:43) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘Stackridge’; see jameswarrensongwriter.uk/stackridge)

18. The North Wind Doth Blow (3:06) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

19. Christmas Crossword (2:13) – Penny Klein (Taken from the album ‘The Surround Christmas Album’; see the-surround.bandcamp.com/album/the-surround-christmas-album)

20. Christmas Medley Piano Solo (2:57) – John Stebbe (This track is not currently available to download but for more jazz piano Christmas music see www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

21. Sleigh Ride (1:59) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

22. Gaudete (3:58) – Heather Findlay Quartet (Single, not currently commercially available to my knowledge; see www.heatherfindlay.co.uk)

23. Snow Feather (5:36) – Surya Kris Peters (Taken from the album ‘The Hermit’; see electricmagicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-hermit)

24. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (4:39) – Timbre (Taken from the album ‘Silent Night’; see timbre.bandcamp.com/album/silent-night & www.facebook.com/TimbreHarp/)

25. A Winter’s Tale (5:13) – Jade Warrior (Taken from the album ‘Last Autumn’s Dream’; see www.jadewarrior.com/hindex.htm)

26. Ave Maria (3:25) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the album ‘Frank Sinatra: Christmas Songs’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

27. Here Comes The Sun (3:06) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Abbey Road’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

28. It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow (3:22) – Tribes of Europe & Barbara Stretch (Single available to buy via tribesofeurope.bandcamp.com/album/its-a-lovely-day-tomorrow; see also soundcloud.com/tribes-of-europe)

29. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Not currently available to download)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. All the very best for the winter solstice and for Christmas! 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 lots of great 2019 music, plus a feature album from 2015, and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, so I hope to see you then.

Episode 251: Best of 2018, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 251st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the recent show from Daniel & Rebsie but with this show your usual presenter returns with part 1 (of 3) of his 30 favourite albums of 2018. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 30 and 21 in the countdown. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 111.5 MB.

1. The Faith Healer (7:12) – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (Taken from the album ‘Next’; see www.facebook.com/tedmckenna.co.uk/ & medium.com/@EddyBamyasi/the-sensational-alex-harvey-band-albums-ranked-worst-to-best-312ec8f11c45

2. Optimum Delirium (3:53) – The Dowling Poole (Single available to download via 369music.bandcamp.com/track/optimum-delirium; see also thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole/)

3. Back to the Rhythm (4:33) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

4. Opening Line (4:52) – Gumshen (Taken from the album ‘One Time Supershow’; see gumshen.bandcamp.com, gumshen.com/ & www.facebook.com/Gumshen)

5. Inside Her Shimmering Agony (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

6. Today Hurts More Than Mercy (5:37) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘The Earth Swan Sings Again’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-swan-sings-again & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

7. Ghost (3:35) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

8. Alice Afternoon (4:32) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the album ‘Veil’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/veilkardaestra.wordpress.com)

9. Solar Flares (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

10. We Found Us (5:10) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the album ‘Subcircuits; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

11. Did I Dream? Parts I to IV (5:49)  The Hare and Hoofe (Taken from the album ‘The Terror of Melton’; see thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/album/the-terror-of-melton,  thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

12. The Ballad of Layser Manne (3:54) – The Hare and Hoofe (Taken from the album ‘The Terror of Melton’; see thehareandhoofe.bandcamp.com/album/the-terror-of-melton,  thehareandhoofe.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/TheHareAndHoofe)

13. Raven (4:58) GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘A Humdrum Star’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

14. Reactor (6:17) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘A Humdrum Star’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Nobody Here (5:31) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

16. Crow (3:46) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Songs You Make At Night’; see tunng.bandcamp.com/album/songs-you-make-at-night, tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng/

17. Julia’s Call (3:38) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the album ‘Birds of America’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-americawww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

18. The Cross of Lorraine (4:55) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the album ‘Birds of America’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/birds-of-americawww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

19. Humbled And Broken (5:40) – Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

20. The Gates (3:59) Tonochrome (Taken from the album ‘A Map In Fragments’; see www.tonochrome.com/, tonochrome.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/tonochrome/

21. This Is The Space (3:45) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)  

22. Beautiful World (7:04) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again continuing my countdown of my favourite albums of 2018, as we reach the albums I’ve placed from 20 to 11, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

Episode 250: Two’s A Crowd

This is the 250th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘The Chopin Project’ by Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123 MB.

1. Émigré (3:16) – Alele Diane (Taken from the album ‘Cusp’; see www.aleladiane.com)

2. Wide Awake (2:44) – Parquet Courts (Taken from the album ‘Wide Awake!’; see www.parquetcourts.wordpress.com)

3. Wave Over Me (Twilight Mix) (4:55) – Intelligent Light (Digital download available from Bandcamp; see www.johndegregorio.bandcamp.com)

4. Communism Part 2 (2:46) – The Sursiks (Taken from the album ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Singing’; see thesursiks.bandcamp.com)

5. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (4:25) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

6. The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra (6:08) – Anna von Haussewolf  (Taken from the album ‘Dead Magic’; see www.annavonhausswolff.org)

7. Latch to a Grave (6:22) – Winterfylleth (Taken from the album ‘The Harrowing of Heirdom’; see www.winterfylleth.bandcamp.com)

8. Natural (2:32) – Tanukichan (Taken from the album ‘Natural’; see www.tanukichan.bandcamp.com)

9. Ra Ra For Red Rocking Horse (3:44) – Andy Partridge (Taken from the album ‘Fuzzy Warbles Vol. 2’; see www.ape.uk.net)

10. Reminiscence (4:35) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

11. Accidentally Saved the World (3:54) – Richard In Your Mind (Taken from the album ‘Super Love Brain’; see www.richardinyourmind.bandcamp.com)

12. Emeriga (4:44) – Irfan (Taken from the album ‘Roots’; see www.irfantheband.bandcamp.com)

13. Thousand Hands (9:37) – Elder (Taken from the album ‘Reflections of a Floating World’; see www.beholdtheelder.com)

14. Pork Chop Dinner (2:39) – The Sursiks (Taken from the album ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Singing’; see thesursiks.bandcamp.com)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

15. The Pouch (3:30) Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘King of the Down’; see www.archgarrison.co.uk)

16. My Bonny Boy (2:53) – Anne Briggs (Taken from the EP ‘The Hazards of Love’; see www.topicrecords.co.uk/anne-briggs-the-hazards-of-love)

17. The Sea V (4:18) – Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling, Terje Ripdal & Jon Christensen (Taken from the album ‘The Sea′; see www.ecmrecords.com)

18. Terminal Paradise (4:00) Adrienne Lenker (Taken from the album ‘Abysskiss’; see www.adriannelenker.com)

19. Black Tourmaline (3:57) – Adam Hurst (Taken from the album ‘Talisman’; see www.worldcello.com)

20. Tell Me What You See In Me (3:38) Sandy Denny & The Strawbs (Taken from the album ‘All Our Own Work’; see www.strawbsweb.co.uk/albtrack/sandy)

21. Bolero (5:59) Oracle Hysterical (Taken from the album ‘Hecuba‘, see www.oraclehysterical.com and www.oraclehysterical.bandcamp.com)

22. Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C Minor (6:41) – Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott (Taken from the album ‘The Chopin Project’; see www.olafurarnalds.com and www.alicesaraott.com)

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

23. Black Velvet (3:27) The Lilac Time (Taken from the album ‘The Lilac Time’; see stephenduffy.com/)

24. Sad February (4:36) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Here’s the Tender Coming’; see www.the-unthanks.com)

25. The Vessel (2:57) – We Lost the Sea (Taken from the album ‘Crimea’; see www.welostthesea.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 with lots of great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Specifically he’ll be starting his countdown of his favourite 30 albums from 2018, counting down the albums from 30 to 21, so we hope you’ll be back for that.