Episode 238: The Cybernauts

This is the 238th 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 (BUT please let me know if this subscription isn’t working). The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is another show that had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, plus I was a little under the weather whilst doing so, but hopefully you won’t notice any drop in quality (certainly not in the music played). I’ll be focusing largely on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘The End is Beautiful’, the 2005 album by the American band Echolyn so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s a final reflective nod back to EppyFest 7, a look forward to The Whole World Window festival on 11th August, and best wishes to Michael Nesmith of The Monkees following his recent surgery. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 16 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.1 MB.

1. Georgia Pine (5:49) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

2. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

3. Age of the Train (2:59) – International Teachers Of Pop (Single available to download via hyperurl.co/Age-of-the-Train; see also www.facebook.com/internationalteachersofpop/)

4. Les gardes volent au secours du roi (6:55) – Jean-Claude Vannier (Taken from the album ‘L’enfant Assassin Des Mouches’; see www.jeanclaudevannier.fr/ & www.allmusic.com/album/l-enfant-assassin-des-mouches-mw000035279)

5. The Twice – Victory (8:15) – Bo Hansson (Taken from the album ‘Music Inspired By Watership Down’; see silence.se/en/artist/bo-hansson/)

6. This Is Not A Fire (5:06) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

7. Morpheus Miracle Maker (5:20) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘I A Moon’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. Adored (8:20) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

To find out more about this year’s The Whole World Window festival on 11th August go to www.skiddle.com/festivals/the-whole-world-window/ and www.facebook.com/events/1966947373569092/

9. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

10. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

11. Lovesick Morning (10:12) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

12. Sugar Trip (3:01) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the 7-inch single, available to buy via toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/sugar-trip; see also twink.net/ & www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. Two Horizons (6:04) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. Skyways (4:10) – The Advisory Circle (Taken from the album ‘Ways of Seeing’; see ghostbox.co.uk/artists-page/the-advisory-circle/ & www.facebook.com/ghostboxrecords)

15. When We Arrived at the Mountain (4:51) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

16. Land Of Green Ginger (2:30) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the album tree little milk egg book…and other non sequiturs; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/twelvehourfoundation-cis.bandcamp.com/album/tree-little-milk-egg-book-and-other-non-sequiturswww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

17. Creation (4:16) – Evenflow (Taken from the EP ‘Old Town’; see evenflow.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/EvenFlow-541814282827345/)

18. The End is Beautiful (7:46) Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

19. Part 9 (3:24) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. Writing Wrongs (5:08) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees′; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Apple Sugar Cider (5:58) Facing New York (Taken from the album ‘Facing New York’; see facingnewyork.bandcamp.com/album/facing-new-york & fiveoneinc.com/facing-new-york/)

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 taking a well-earned break 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.

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Episode 132: 2014, a half-term report

This is the 132nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. Following Daniel & Rebsie’s excellent recent show I’m back again now that EppyFest 3 has been and gone. As we’re now into the second half of 2014 I thought now was a good time to deliver a little half-term report on some of my favourite tracks and albums of the year so far. The show features the usual eclectic mixture of music, but there’s no feature album this time around as I wanted to focus on as many tracks from as many 2014 releases as I could. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour and 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 126 MB.

1. In Circles (5:02) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

2. Hipster Dysplasia (6:33) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

3. Street And Circus (4:56) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

If you would like to vote in the Progressive Music Awards 2014, here’s the link: awards.progmagazine.com/

4. Tres Affables (7:31) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

5. Heartland (5:08) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ’Abel Ganz′; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz  & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

6. Silent World (8:21) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album Skye; see www.monarchtrail.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

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

7. Autodrive (6:28) – Herbie Hancock (Taken from the album ‘Future Shock’; see www.herbiehancock.com/home.php)

8. Guardian (5:18) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album Ice Age; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

9. Regions (4:58) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2’; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

10. Bethlehem Watcher (4:36) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackotheclock4 & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

11. In The Stillness Of Time (5:58) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

12. Starlit Motion (5:21) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

13. Jackson Island (3:40) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

14. Three Minutes To Earth (3:00) – The Shin and Mariko (Taken from the album ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen’; see the-shin.com/)

15. Prisms of Glass (4:21) – Linda Perhacs (Taken from the album ‘The Soul of All Natural Things’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/)

16. Loops And Threads (4:19) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenprojectwww.youtube.com/watch?v=roWTkBOZbsU & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

17. Heaven’s Sake (4:54) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Me You You Me’; see www.danielcarlson.com/me-you-you-me-1-2/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-you-you-me & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

18. Sally Won’t Remember (4:05) – Simon Godfrey (Taken from the album ‘Motherland’; see www.badelephant.co.uk/ & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/motherland)

19. Holy Fallout (3:31) – Eat Your Robot (Taken from the album ‘That Winning Smile Of Dinner’; see eatyourrobot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EatYourRobot)

20. Once Upon a Dream (3:23) – Lana Del Rey (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Maleficent’; see lanadelrey.com/)

21. After the Storm (2:04) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

22. J’ai Trouve Ta Faille (6:21) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

23. Star Collector (4:28) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/20/gerry-goffin-five-of-his-best-songs)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible and also thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of EppyFest – it will return next year. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, 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. Next time I’ll be back for another eclectic show, hopefully catching up on some of the new releases that I’ve been accumulating over the past few weeks, so I hope you’ll come back for that.