Episode 264: From Venus With Love

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

Total running time: 2 hours and 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.3 MB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26. Owl Song (3:30) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/album/owl-song; see also www.cosmosheldrake.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back next time with a show that I’m hoping will be based around an interview, as long as I can get my arse in gear and write the questions. Either way, I’ll be back so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 263: Best of 2018 – the best of the rest part 1

This is the 263rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following the last show, where I offered a review of some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far in 2019, this time around I’m actually going back in time as this is part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, featuring some of the music that didn’t get featured in either my ‘EPs of 2018’ or in my ‘top 30 albums of 2018’ shows. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is sort of a feature country, with four tracks from different Japanese acts scattered throughout the playlist. We’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. Eskimo (7:23) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

3. Asylum (5:14) – GU-RU (Single available to buy via gu-ru.bandcamp.com/track/asylum; see also www.facebook.com/guruthree

4. Other Half Rule (4:34) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see  davidcrosby.com)

5. Superman (Movie) (4:52) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

6. Roho Ulio Toweka (5:11) – Kuunatic (Taken from the shared EP Roho Ulio Toweka // Ants // Worship; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/roho-ulio-toweka-ants-worshipwww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

7. Single File (5:10) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the album ‘Ghost City’; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-city & www.facebook.com/deltasleepband

8. Levhorm (9:11) – Koenji Hyakkei 高円寺百景 (Taken from the album ‘Dhorimviskha’; see koenjihyakkei.bandcamp.com/album/dhorimviskha & www.facebook.com/koenjihyakkei/)  

9. Social Candy (4:24) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Single available to download via psychedelicporncrumpets.bandcamp.com/album/social-candy & also to be found on the album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’; see also www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com/ & www.facebook.com/psychedelicprncrumpets/)

10. Lost For a Day (3:09) – Robin Kester (Taken from the EP ‘Peel the Skin’; see robinkester.bandcamp.com/album/peel-the-skin, www.robinkester.com/ & www.facebook.com/RobinKesterMusic)

11. Mad World (5:32) – Youngblood Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘Covers 1’; see  youngbloodbrassbandofficial.bandcamp.com/album/covers-1, www.youngbloodbrassband.com & www.facebook.com/youngbloodbrassband)

12. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14) – Galahad (Taken from the album ‘Seas Of Change’; see www.galahadonline.com, galahad1.bandcamp.com/album/seas-of-changewww.facebook.com/room801/)

13. Majupose (4:02) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

14. Keys To The Kingdom (4:09) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Arms Open Wide’; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/arms-open-wide, www.kershmusic.com & www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/)

15. World In Action (2:43) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

16. 1967 (3:20) – David Crosby (Taken from the album ‘Here If You Listen’; see davidcrosby.com)

17. Can’t Work It Out (5:42) – Damon Shulman (Taken from the album Plausible Cause’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/plausible-cause & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

18. Batman Theme (1989 Movie) (4:53) – Randy Waldman (Taken from the album ‘Superheroes’; see www.jazzheroes.com & www.facebook.com/JazzSuperHero/)

19. Bird (2:57) – A Formal Horse (Single available to buy via aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/track/bird; see also www.aformalhorse.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse)

20. Gatherings (6:41) – Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Taken from the album Masana Temples’; see kikagakumoyoggb.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples & www.facebook.com/kikagakumoyo/)

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

22. The Lake (4:46) – 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/)

23. The Barefoot Chocolate Maker (5:47) – Lathe of Heaven (Taken from the album ‘Now There’s No Room’; see latheofheavenuk.com & www.facebook.com/Lathe-of-Heaven-1755313944532327/

24. If Planets Were Nearby (6:09) Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘L’appel du Vide′; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com)

25. 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. I’ll be back next time with a show… I’m not quite sure what it will be like, but there probably won’t be a theme, it’ll just be me catching up with some recent releases and playing a few other odds and ends that take my fancy. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 258: The Girl from AUNTIE

This is the 258th 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). Following the last show, when our feature artist was the late, great Peter Tork, we move a bit more up-to-date with this show as our feature artist is Natasha Noorani, a very talented young singer-songwriter from Lahore, Pakistan. You will hear three fabulous tracks, a combination of music from her solo work and from Noorani’s collaborations with other musicians. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including lots of great 2019 music, plus the occasional classic track from the past. 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 120.9 MB.

1. Maladaptive (4:34) – Gentle Robot feat. Natasha Noorani (Taken from the ‘Feel’ EP; see gentlerobotpk.bandcamp.com/album/feel & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

2. Let Loving Her Be Everything (6:30) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/; and you can see Lost Crowns performing at The Victoria in London on the 31st May alongside Kavus Torabi & headliners Thumpermonkey – see www.jaguarshoes.com/venue/the-victoria/)

3. The Wad (5:13) – Vels Trio (Single available via velstrio.bandcamp.com/track/the-wad; see also www.facebook.com/velstrio/)

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

4. Cat Food (4:55) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘In The Wake Of Poseidon’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

5. Spiral Halt (6:00) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

6. Glass Score (6:07) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

7. Veldt (5:24) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)

8. Spartansk Mambo no.5 (7:34) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

9. Domino (4:15) – Damon Smith (Taken from the album ‘God of the Grid′; see damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/album/god-of-the-grid, www.damonisaacsmith.com & www.facebook.com/damonsmith66/)

10. This Is Life (5:51) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Vision On’; see www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604, plus don’t forget that you can see Tim & his band headlining EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

11. Prognosis (4:54) – Ali Suhail feat. Natasha Noorani (Taken from the album ‘Pursuit Of Irrelevance’; see alisuhail.bandcamp.com/album/pursuit-of-irrelevance & www.facebook.com/butiamalisuhail/)

12. The Lugubrious Youth of Lucky Luke (6:55) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

13. Arc of an Ilk (6:36) – The Mercury Tree (Taken from the album ‘Spidermilk’; see themercurytree.bandcamp.com/album/spidermilk, mercurytree.net/ & www.facebook.com/mercurytree)

14. Speak To Us (5:40) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/, plus don’t forget that you can see Sanguine Hum (acoustic) at EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

15. Stray Pines (4:53) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

16. Tilly Finn & Dancing Ledge (2:36) – Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Bright Blinds’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/bright-blinds & marvinbnaylor.com/, plus don’t forget that you can see Marvin B Naylor performing with Rebsie Fairholm at EppyFest 8 this year on Saturday 20th July, with advance tickets available now from www.eppyfest.co.uk)

17. Work (4:16) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

18. Peddler of Words (4:55) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

19. The Everso Closely Guarded Line (8:10) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘On Land and in the Sea’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-land-and-in-the-sea)

20. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.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. For the next show I’ll be away but there will still be a brilliant show from my regular guest presenters, Rebsie & Daniel, and you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, so I hope you’ll join them then.

Episode 223: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 223rd 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 current show sees your main host begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. 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 & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.4 MB.

1. Stormy Weather (4:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Forthcoming single release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 30-21) from here…

2. Changing My Mind (5:23) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

4. Anatomy Of The Heavens (4:48) – 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)

5. Solar Riviera (6:42) – 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)

6. The Beast (6:25)Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

7. Solitary Way (3:45) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

8. Vanity (3:00) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

9. The End (5:14) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

10. Cloudy People (3:44) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

11. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

12. Break Loose (3:59) – Miramode Orchestra feat. Mara von Ferne (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

13. Mice In Kindergarten (5:41) – Miramode Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

14. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. The Ebb c/w Solotron (10:36) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

17. Sickle Cell Orphan (6:28) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

18. Casio Vanguard (6:22) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

19. Interscape (5:47) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

20. Tzizimime (3:38) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

21. Woadscrivened (5:58) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! 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 away for the second show of 2018 as his day job heats up but as per usual Daniel & Rebsie will be filling in so we hope you’ll be back to see what they come up with.

Episode 216: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 3

This is the 216th 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 a return to, & final part of, my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. Our feature album this time is also from 2016 – ‘LIFE’ by electronic music duo KNOWER, so you’ll hear three tracks from that   plus you can expect the usual 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 & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.61 MB.

1. Partita for 8 Voices Part 1: Allemande (5:54) – Roomful of Teeth (Taken from the album ‘Partita for 8 Voices’; see roomfulofteeth.bandcamp.com/album/partita-for-8-voices-caroline-shaw & www.roomfulofteeth.org/)

2. Hanging On (5:25) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/lifewww.facebook.com/KNOWERmusic/)

3. Wood (5:26) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

4. Biomes (2:12) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

5. Chimpanzees In Canopies (3:33) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

6. My Book Of Regrets (9:24) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the mini-album ‘4 ½; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

7. Grunts (5:43) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

8. Semente (7:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

9. Polydactyl (2:58) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the album ‘Press The Flesh’; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack/)

10. Robin (6:51) – Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

11. Mending A Secret (5:07) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

12. The Government Knows (3:44) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

13. Siglen (4:31) – Vic Mars (Taken from the mini-album ‘Plant Life′; see vicmars.bandcamp.com/album/plant-life & www.facebook.com/vicmarsmusic/)

14. Once A Squirrel (4:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available as a digital download from spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/track/once-a-squirrel; see also www.bloommusic.co.uk/artists/spindle-ensemble/)

15. Beep Box (4:01) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

16. Fluid Gone (4:24) – Damon Shulman/The Bending Space (Taken from the EP ‘The Transition Process’; see damonshulman.bandcamp.com/album/the-transition-process & www.facebook.com/damonshulman/)

17. Persia Rising (3:40) – John Carpenter (Taken from the album ‘Lost Themes II’; see www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/ & www.facebook.com/directorjohncarpenter/)

18. Soul Denying (5:14) – Madness (Taken from the album ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’; see www.madness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/madnessofficial)

19. Give Yourself A Name (6:53) – Steve Jansen (Taken from the album ‘Tender Extinction’; see stevejansen.bandcamp.com/album/tender-extinction & stevejansen.com/)

20. High/Aflame (6:29) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

21. Rounding The Horn (7:50) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm & www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

22. Winder (4:38) – Strobes (Taken from the album ‘Brokespeak’; see strobesband.bandcamp.com/album/brokespeak & www.strobesmusic.com/)

23. More Than Just Another Try (2:26) – KNOWER (Taken from the album ‘LIFE’; see knowermusic.bandcamp.com/album/life & knowermusic.com/)

24. Primordial (7:46)  Dinosaur (Taken from the album ‘Together, As One’; see dinosaurband.bandcamp.com/album/together-as-one & laurajurd.com/dinosaur/)

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 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 will represent the long-awaited sequel), so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that 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 210: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 1

This is the 210th 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 a return to my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. There’s no feature album this time but you can expect 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: 1 hour & 56 minutes. Downloaded file is 106.1 MB.

1. Folklore (7:31) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

2. Walrus (3:11) – D. D. Dumbo (Taken from the album ‘Utopia Defeated’; see dddumbo.com/, www.4ad.com/artists/187 & www.facebook.com/dddumbo/)

3. Seven of Swords (4:21) – Native Dancer (Taken from ‘EP Vol. II’; see nativedancer.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nativedancerofficial/)

4. 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/)

5. Waves (5:27) – Max Cooper (Taken from the album ‘Emergence’; see maxcooper.net/ & www.facebook.com/maxcoopermax/)

6. The Left-Hand Reel (5:47) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

7. Anchors Away/On The Dry Land (2:09) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

8. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

9. Room 1210 (6:48) – Van Der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘Do Not Disturb’; see www.sofasound.com/, www.facebook.com/vandergraafgeneratorband/ & www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/)

10. For Marmish Part II (14:05) – Floating Points (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.floatingpoints.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/floatingpointswww.facebook.com/floatingpoints)

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

12. Poetry (4:05) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

13. Big Wide Blue (5.18) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

14. Order From Chaos (7:32) – Max Cooper (Taken from the album ‘Emergence’; see maxcooper.net/ & www.facebook.com/maxcoopermax/)

15. Bay Songs (6:48) – GADADU (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.gadadu.com/gadadu.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/gadadumusic/)

16. Hands Up (5:40) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

17. Good Girl (6:43) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

18. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (5:24) – Regina Spektor (Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’; see www.reginaspektor.com/, www.facebook.com/reginaspektor/ & www.kubothemovie.com)

19. In Clouds (5:52) – Native Dancer (Taken from ‘EP Vol. II’; see nativedancer.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nativedancerofficial/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be building up to EppyFest Mini when the next show is due so Daniel & Rebsie should be returning to present that one, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that.