Episode 178: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 1

April 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 178th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2015 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 31 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 31 but still deserve to be heard. We have a feature album, ‘John Barleycorn’ by The John Renbourn Group and you’ll hear three tracks from that as we reflect on the great talents of John Renbourn who sadly died last year, plus 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: 2 hours & 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.09 MB.

1. Pavane: “Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie”/Tourdion (5:55) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

2. Whiplash (4:05) – The Hank Levy Legacy Band (This track is available as a digital download; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanklevylegacyband2, www.hanklevyjazz.com/ & www.facebook.com/Hank-Levy-Legacy-Band-190154561277/)

3. The Glacial Lake (Peter Chilvers Mix) (4:42) – Fovea Hex (This track is available as a free digital download; see foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/the-glacial-lake & www.janetrecords.com/)

4. Spaceships There Are (4:47) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the EP ‘Spaceships There Are’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/spaceships-there-are & marvinbnaylor.com/)

If you’d like to see Marvin B. Naylor live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

5. Another One (2:41) – Mac Demarco (Taken from the mini-album ‘Another One’; www.mac-demarco.com/, macdemarco.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Mac-DeMarco-301768729858252/)

6. In The Beginning (5:28) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

7. The Scorpion & The Frog (4:58) – Mojomakerz (Taken from the album ‘Tales For Sunrise’; see www.mojomakerz.com/soundcloud.com/mojomakerz)

8. The Sky Is Breaking (3:55) – jh (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see jhmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/morning-sun, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

9. Dim (6:57) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the EP ‘Morning Jigsaw’; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

10. Weight Of The World (6:44) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Pandora’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/wearekinband, music.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Funny Games (4:31) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

12. Black Dust (3:32) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

13. Lighthouse (5:15) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘The Seas And The Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/the-seas-and-the-stars & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804?ref=mf)

14. Hyper-Diseasy (6:52) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album Before Koresh; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/before-koresh & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

15. Blackwaterside (3:22) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

16. To The Blade (4:14) – Everything Everything (Taken from the album Get to Heaven; see www.everything-everything.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/EverythingEverythinguk)

17. The Chauffeur (5:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album Outsider Songs; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/outsider-songs & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

18. The Universe Alone (6:52) – Duran Duran (Taken from the album ‘Paper Gods′; see duranduran.warnereprise.com/row/ & www.facebook.com/duranduran)

19. Demented Mind (Radio Edit) (3:46) – Sonia Stein (Originally taken from the EP ‘Symbol’ but now also available as a single; see soniastein.com/ & www.facebook.com/soniasteinmusic)

20. The Rage Within The Clouds (10:30) – Necromonkey (Taken from the album ‘Show Me Where It Hertz’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rJHjj8tNM & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

21. P.Y.T. (5.09) – Jacob Collier (Available to buy as an electronic download from his bandcamp page; see www.jacobcollier.co.uk/ & jacobcollier.bandcamp.com/)

22. Sidi Brahim (8:34) – The John Renbourn Group (Taken from the album ‘John Barleycorn; see www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/)

23. Maybe Love (4:05) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the EP ‘Cardamom Times’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

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 for the next show when I’ll be previewing this year’s EppyFest, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 170: Death of a Batman

December 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 170th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Following our festive special last time, this time we welcome in the New Year with a show built around an interview with Andy Letcher of Telling The Bees and we’ll be featuring that band’s latest album, ‘Steer By The Stars’, with three tracks from that. Besides that, you can expect a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix, including choices from both Andy and myself. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 73.8 MB.

1. Future Perfect (1:43) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

2. The World We Make (7:07) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

Interview with Andy Letcher of Telling The Bees

3. Astrolabe (5:57) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

4. Songs From The Wood (4:56) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Songs From The Wood’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

5. Song To Comus (7:30) – Comus (Taken from the album ‘Song To Comus: The Complete Collection’; see comusmusic.co.uk/)

6. I Fear These Tory Radicals (4:16) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

7. The Oxberg March (3:37) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

8. Autograph (Radio Edit) (3:14) – Syd Arthur (Single released in 2014; see sydarthur.co.uk/, sydarthur.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sydarthur/)

9. The White Book (9:57) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

A happy New Year to all the musicians who contributed, particularly Andy Letcher from Telling The Bees for his contributions to the interview, and to all listeners too. 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 will be busy with work for the next show so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will kindly be sitting in for me again so I hope you’ll come back for that…

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Episode 168: The Nutshell

December 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 168th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your usual host, Eppy, is experiencing a busy period at work so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse have stepped in to bring you another of their takes on the Eppy Gibbon show. You can expect an exceptionally diverse and eclectic musical mix this time, including three tracks from the feature album ‘The Táin’ by Horslips. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 59 minutes. Downloaded file is 109.4 MB.

1. Metamorphosis Two (7:39) – Lavinia Meijer (Taken from the album ‘Philip Glass: Metamorphosis/The Hours’; see www.laviniameijer.com)

2. Domini (5:11) – Karin Höghielm (Taken from the album ‘Apocryphal’; see www.karinhoghielm.com )

3. Wrong (3:34) – The Soft Moon (Taken from the album ‘Deeper’; see www.thesoftmoon.com)

4. Isparlz (4:27) – Irfan (Taken from the album ‘The Eternal Return’; see www.irfanview.com)

5. Dearg Doom (3:06) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘The Táin’; see www.horslips.ie)

6. Ankles (4:25) – Palm (Taken from the album ‘Trading Basics’; see palmnewyork.bandcamp.com)

7. Good Man’s Wife (4:32) – Bella Hardy (Taken from the album ‘Battleplan’; see www.bellahardy.com)

8. Cracks (4:27) – Cold Beat (Taken from the album ‘Into the Air’; see soundcloud.com/cold-beat-2)

9. Space Girl (3:55) – The Imagined Village (Taken from the album ‘Empire & Love’; see www.theimaginedvillage.com)

10. Sunny Afternoon (3:58) – Josefin Öhrn & the Liberation (Taken from the album ‘Horse Dance’; see josefinohrn.com)

11. Til Sætersdal (3:00) – Bukkene Bruse (Taken from the album ‘Bukkene Bruse’; see www.bjornolerasch.com/bukkenebruse.htm)

12. You Can’t Fool the Beast (3:41) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘The Táin’; see www.horslips.ie)

13. Was it the Moon (3:03) – Lisa O Piu (Taken from the album ‘Behind the Bend’; see www.last.fm/music/Lisa+O+Piu)

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

14. I’m in Love with a German Filmstar (3:59) – The Passions (Taken from the album ‘Thirty Thousand Feet Over China’; see www.thepassions.co.uk)

15. You’ve Got Me Beat (4:54) – Swamp Children (Taken from the album ‘Taste What’s Rhythm’; see www.ltmrecordings.com/kalima.html)

16. To Die Among Strangers (4:03) – Rome (Taken from the album ‘Flowers from Exile’; see www.last.fm/music/Rome)

17. Autumngirlsoup (3:54) – Kirsty MacColl (Taken from the album ‘Tropical Brainstorm’; see www.kirstymaccoll.com)

18. This is What We Find (4:10) – Ian Dury & The Blockheads (Taken from the album ‘Do It Yourself’; see www.iandury.co.uk)

19. Charolais (4:04) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘The Táin’; see www.horslips.ie)

20. Song for Claire (3:27) – Courtyard Music Group (Taken from the album ‘Just Our Way of Saying Hello’; see www.facebook.com/courtyardmusicgroup)

21. La Fiancée (3:07) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘La Fiancée’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

22. The Tyne Slides By [excerpt] (9:35) – Alex Glasgow (Taken from the album ‘Songs of Alex Glasgow Vol.1 & 2’; see www.mawson-wareham.com)

23. Pagan Lullaby (1:50) – Us Too (Taken from the EP ‘The Secret’)

24. Equinoxe, Part IV (3:44) – Jean-Michel Jarre (Taken from the album ‘Equinoxe’; see jeanmicheljarre.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 for the next show and Rebsie & Daniel will be back in January for another guest slot.

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Episode 149: Best of 2014, Best of the rest pt 1

March 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 149th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network. Continuing with my review of 2014, and following my top 30 albums of last year, here is part one of my ‘best of the rest of 2014’, in which I feature some tracks, albums and events that didn’t make it into my top 30. There’s no feature album this time, just assorted tracks from last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, post rock, electronica, psych folk, prog metal, experimental film soundtrack music and all sorts of other weird & wonderful 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. Downloaded file is 109.8 MB.

1. Highly Illogical (2:23) – Leonard Nimoy (Taken from the album Spaced Out – The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner; see www.shopllap.com/ & www.theofficialleonardnimoyfanclub.com/)

2. Onomatopoeia (5:17) – Spock’s Beard (Taken from the album Feel Euphoria; see www.spocksbeard.com/ & www.facebook.com/spocksbeard)

3. Amps, Drugs, Mellotron (3:51) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the Adult Swim Singles Program 2014 – this track is available as a free download via soundcloud.com/adultswimsingles/amps-drugs-mellotron; see also www.sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Hecker/42374759420)

4. Intensity (5:52) – Linda Perhacs (Taken from the album ‘The Soul of All Natural Things’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/)

5. If I Believe In You, Will You Promise To Exist? (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the EP ‘An Elusive Glow; see leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

6. Faultlines (5:48) – Simon Godfrey (Taken from the album ‘Motherland’; see www.badelephant.co.uk/ & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/motherland)

7. The June Jar (3:26) – Simon Godfrey (Taken from the album ‘Motherland’; see www.badelephant.co.uk/ & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/motherland)

8. Emmène Moi (3:44) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘La Fiancée’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

9. I Lean (4:49) – A Formal Horse (Taken from the ‘A Formal HorseEP; see aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/aformalhorse?fref=ts)

10. Derision (6:13) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Live In America – now available as a strictly limited (1000 copies globally) & numbered CD/DVD – see www.burningshed.com/store/artrock/product/119/5762/; see also troopersforsound.com/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

11. Old News (4:10) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the EP ‘Departure’; see www.kershmusic.com/homemikekershaw.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MikeKershaw & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

12. Slow Descent (3:24) – The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

13. Enter The Uninvited (4:12) – Ian Anderson (Taken from the album Homo Eraticus; see jethrotull.com/)

14. Louder Than Words (6:33) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Endless River’; see www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver/ & www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd)

15. Tranceportation (5:53) – Sonar (Taken from the album ‘Static Motion′; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/static-motion & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/sonar.html)

16. The Woven Web (4:08) – Animals As Leaders (Taken from the album The Joy of Motion’; see sumerianrecords.com/artist/details/Animals+As+Leaders/id:36/ & www.facebook.com/animalsasleaders)

17. Get in Your Car (4:54) – The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Strange Tales’; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

18. La Fille Du Miroir (4:02) – Cécile Corbel (Taken from the album ‘La Fiancée’; see www.cecile-corbel.com)

19. Children (3:16) – Linda Perhacs (Taken from the album ‘The Soul of All Natural Things’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/)

20. I Love You All (Radio Mix) (3:52) – The Soronprfbs feat. Michael Fassbender (Taken from the album ‘Frank (Music and songs from the film)’; see frank-film.com/#/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soronprfbs/567876969991863)

21. Lipstick to Void (6:42) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.academyfilms.com/jonathan-glazer, www.micachu.biz/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Micachu/10361552241)

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

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with my preview of EppyFest 4, which will feature tracks from all the acts on at this year’s festival, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 141: Intercrime

November 19, 2014 at 12:31 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 141st 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. This time around Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are sitting in for me & choosing all the music again as I focus on my day job. The feature album is ‘Clocks Are Like People’ by psych/prog folksters Circulus & there will be three tracks from it. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 39 minutes. Downloaded file is 91 MB.

1. Cantiga 213 (5:13) – Vox Vulgaris (Taken from the album ‘The Shape of Medieval Music to Come’; see www.last.fm/music/Vox+Vulgaris)

2. Hang Up (5:45) – Peter Murphy (Taken from the album ‘Lion; see www.petermurphy.info/ & www.facebook.com/petermurphyinfo)

3. Into the Fire (3:52) – Laura Sheeran (Taken from the album ‘What the World Knows; see www.laurasheeran.bandcamp.com)

4. By This (4:37) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Turbines; see www.tunng.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/thisistunng)

5. Bourée (3:17) – Circulus (Taken from the album Clocks Are Like People; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

6. Everything All (5:01) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album I Will Be a Pilgrim; see www.archgarrison.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Arch-Garrison/436363986400726)

7. Fireflies (3:14) – Chris Garneau (Taken from the album ‘El Radio; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/chris-garneau/id105681920 & www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Garneau-Official/111248398908037)

8. Happy (2:27) – Dalek I Love You (Taken from the album ‘Dalek I Love You; see www.dalekiloveyou.com)

9. Roisin Dubh (5:05) – Mouth Music (Taken from the album ‘The Order of Things’; see www.mouthmusic.co.uk)

10. Blood Speaks (5:53) – Smoke Fairies (Taken from the album ‘Blood Speaks’; see www.smokefairies.com/ & www.facebook.com/SmokeFairies)

11. This is the Way (5:34) – Circulus (Taken from the album Clocks Are Like People; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

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

12. Play for Today (3:41) – The Cure (Taken from the album Seventeen Seconds; see www.thecure.com & www.facebook.com/thecure)

13. Big Tracks Little Tracks (3:32) – Sad Lovers & Giants (Taken from the album ‘Feeding the Flame; see www.sadloversandgiants.co.uk & www.facebook.com/pages/Sad-Lovers-Giants/104860292879894)

14. Boil in the Bag Man (2:41) – Adam and the Ants (Taken from the album ‘Antbox; see www.adam-ant.com/ & www.adam-ant.net/contents.html)

15. Bonnie Boy (3:45) – Shirley Collins (Taken from the album ‘The Power of the True Love Knot’; see www.shirleycollins.co.uk/)

16. Snowkiss (4:39) – Cindytalk (Taken from the album Wappinschaw; see www.cindytalk.com/)

17. The Eiggy Sea (4:38) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the EP ‘Cyrk II’; see www.catelebon.com/ & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon)

18. White Night (5:14) – Thus: Owls (Taken from the album ‘Harbours′; see www.thusowls.com & thusowls.bandcamp.com/)

19. To the Fields (3:22) – Circulus (Taken from the album Clocks Are Like People; see www.circulus.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/CIRCULUS/157272170793)

20. Das Tor (8:12) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Renaissance’; see www.faune.de/newweb/pages/start_en.html & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/faun/id61412380)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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. The next show will see Daniel & Rebsie return with more of their own unique take on the styles of music we cover, so I hope you’ll come back for those.

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Episode 132: 2014, a half-term report

July 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

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.

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Episode 131: Death on the Rocks

July 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 131st 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. This time around Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse are sitting in for me & choosing all the music again as I focus on EppyFest 3. The show features the usual eclectic mixture of music, including a wonderful feature album from harp and drums duo Macmaster/Hay. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 105 MB.

1. Lachrimae Antiquae (4:45) – The Consort of Musicke (Anthony Rooley) (Taken from Disc 6 of ‘The Complete Works of John Dowland’; see www.hyperion-records.co.uk/a.asp?a=A1520&name=consortmusicke/)

2. Månenvæven (3:14) – Virelai (Taken from the album ‘Fra bølger og bjerge’; see www.virelai.dk/english.htm)

3. Oxygen (7:59) – Swans (Taken from the album To be Kind; see swans.pair.com/ & www.facebook.com/SwansOfficial)

4. If You Can See Me (3:12) – David Bowie (Taken from the album The Next Day; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

5. The Years (5:17) – Ex Reverie (Taken from the album ’The Door Into Summer′; see www.exreveriemusic.com/ & exreverie.bandcamp.com/)

As part of the new regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

6. Deffro Ar Y Llawr (3:36) – Trwbador (Taken from the EP ‘Deffro Ar Y Llawr’; see trwbador.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/trwbador)

7. Island (4:07) – Mary Hampton (Taken from the album ‘My Mother’s Children’; see www.maryhampton.org/)

8. Lusignac (6:18) – Macmaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Hook’; see www.facebook.com/pages/MacmasterHay/158111410893459)

9. Solitude (5:02) – Black Sabbath (Taken from the album ‘Master of Reality’; see www.blacksabbath.com/ & www.facebook.com/BlackSabbath)

10. Planet Caravan (Planetarum Vagatio) (3:58) – Rondellus (Taken from the album ‘Sabbatum: A Medieval Tribute to Black Sabbath’; see www.rondellus.ee/)

11. Tha Mi Fo Churam (4:19) – Macmaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Hook’; see www.facebook.com/pages/MacmasterHay/158111410893459)

12. The Garden of Jane Delawney (4:02) – All About Eve (B-side of the ‘What Kind of Fool’ single; see julianneregan.com/julianneregan.com/welcome.html & www.goony.nl/aae/aae.htm)

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

13. My Life (4:11) – Wolfgang Press (Taken from the album ‘Standing up Straight’; see 4ad.com/artists/thewolfgangpress)

14. Careering (4:09) – Peter Hammill (Taken from the album ‘PH7’; see peterhammill.com/phx/)

15. Will We Open the Heavens (3:56) Robin Williamson (Taken from the album ‘Myrrh’; see www.pigswhiskermusic.co.uk/)

16. Sonic Armada (5:05) – Air (Taken from the album ‘Le Voyage dans la Lune; see www.aircheology.com/www.youtube.com/airofficial & www.facebook.com/intairnet)

17. EppyFest 3 Promo (1:55) EppyFest 3 takes place on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

18. Breton (6:23) – Macmaster/Hay (Taken from the album ‘Hook’; see www.facebook.com/pages/MacmasterHay/158111410893459)

19.  Hares on the Mountain (4:30) – Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
(Taken from the album ‘The North Farm Sessions’; see www.facebook.com/pages/Jonny-Kearney-and-Lucy-Farrell/345951389662 & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a1796e13-c383-4264-a488-1b98b90fde35)

20.  Porcelain (4:05) – Snowbird (Taken from the album ‘Moon’; see bellaunion.com/artists/snowbird/)

21. Terminus (6:31) – Jah Wobble & Marconi Union (Taken from the album ‘Anomic’; see www.marconiunion.com/www.facebook.com/marconiunion & www.30hertzrecords.com/releases/)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible and specifically to Daniel & Rebsie for putting this excellent show together. 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, post-EppyFest, and I’ll be doing a half-term report about the wonderful releases that 2014 has brought us so far, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 129: Death of a Great Dane

June 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 129th 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. This is one of my ‘normal’ shows, so in that sense it’s typically eclectic. The feature album for this show is Where The Skeletons Dance’ by UK folk rock/punk band Tricks Upon Travellers so you’ll hear three tracks from that, plus there will be the usual eclectic mixture of styles, including a lengthy mix from Ametsub. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 28 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.3 MB.

1. Ten Fingers (7:41) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/ & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

2. When The Skeletons Dance (4:15) – Tricks Upon Travellers (Taken from the album ‘Where The Skeletons Dance’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut1 , www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=409319 & www.last.fm/music/Tricks+Upon+Travellers)

3. Brights Unbrightened (3:43) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album Revolutionary Son; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

4. East of Fifty (6:11) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album Skye; see www.monarchtrail.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

5. The Willows (12:01) – The Gift (Taken from the album ’Land of Shadows′; see www.badelephant.co.uk/?page_id=44 & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/land-of-shadows)

6. Vocation (4:48) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/gb/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

7. Faultlines (5:48) – Simon Godfrey (Taken from the album ‘Motherland’; see www.badelephant.co.uk/ & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/motherland)

8. Parallelograms (4:34) – Linda Perhacs (Taken from the album ‘Parallelograms’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/)

9. Wonky (4:42) – Hannah Dilkes/Saxofonquadrat (This track can be downloaded for free via Hannah’s soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/hannahdilkes-1; see also www.saxofonquadrat.de/)

10. Spartacus (5:48) – Tricks Upon Travellers (Taken from the album ‘Where The Skeletons Dance’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut1 , www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=409319 & www.last.fm/music/Tricks+Upon+Travellers)

As part of the new regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

11. Cat Suite: IV. Mr. Jums (2:32) – The Denver Brass (Taken from the album ‘Brass Cats: Brass Music of Chris Hazell; see www.denverbrass.org/, www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/chris-hazell.aspx & www.facebook.com/DenverBrass)

12. The June Jar (3:26) – Simon Godfrey (Taken from the album ‘Motherland’; see www.badelephant.co.uk/ & music.badelephant.co.uk/album/motherland)

13. Isolatedmix 31 (44:47) – Ametsub (This mix is available via astrangelyisolatedplace.com/2012/09/01/isolatedmix-31-ametsub/ and features the following tracks:

1. Sun of Madrid – Ametsub
2. Contrail – Kane Ikin
3. Xerrox Monophaser 2 – Alva Noto
4. Hypnotic Light – Jon Brooks
5. Intro – Konx-om-Pax
6. Returnal – Antony/Fennesz
7. Quietly Returning – Rhian Sheehan
8. O-P-Q-A – Crisopa
9. Rufouslow – Ametsub
10. Wind Loop – Teebs
11. Agave – Botany
12. A Small Good Thing – Samoyed
13. Truly – Floating Points
14. Finite Permutations – Yagya
15. I’ve Seen You In Vice (Anenon BDay Remix) – Asura
16. Sleep Dealer – Oneohtrix Point Never

For more details about Ametsub see his website www.drizzlecat.org/)

14. Our Children Will Thank Us (8:41) – Tricks Upon Travellers (Taken from the album ‘Where The Skeletons Dance’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut1 , www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=409319 & www.last.fm/music/Tricks+Upon+Travellers)

15. EppyFest 3 Promo (1:55) EppyFest 3 takes place on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

16. Skin (3:18) – Marika Hackman ft. Sivu (This track can be downloaded for free via www.contactmusic.com/press/marika-hackman-ft-sivuskin-free-download; see also marikahackman.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarikaHackman)

17. This Is A Low (5:17) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘Parklife’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. 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 with a special guest, Adrian Thomas Bell, and we’ll mainly be talking about and celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Stonehenge Free Festival, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 128: A long track special

May 23, 2014 at 12:21 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 128th 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. This is another of my occasional long track specials, featuring some epic (and not quite so epic) tracks. The feature album for this show is The Subtle Art Of Failure’ by US heavy prog rockers Divided Sky so you’ll hear three tracks from that, plus there will be the usual eclectic mix of styles, only with longer tracks. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.7 MB.

1. Sacred Sound (11:40) – IQ (Taken from the album ‘Dark Matter′; see www.iq-hq.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/IQHQLive)

2. Spring Song (10:00) – Gryphon (Taken from the album ‘Treason’; see www.gaudela.net/gryphon/www.facebook.com/pages/Gryphon/32198493447?fref=ts)

3. Sheep And Kings (3:13) – Divided Sky (Taken from the album ‘The Subtle Art Of Failure’; see dividedsky.bandcamp.com/album/the-subtle-art-of-failure & www.facebook.com/dividedskymusic)

4. Beyond the Wall (12:03) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the band’s forthcoming, as yet untitled debut album; see soundcloud.com/theemeralddawn/ & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn)

5. Lift The Memory (8:50) – Kaukasus (Taken from the album ‘I’; see kaukasus.no/www.burningshed.com/store/autumnsongsrecords/product/467/5627/ & www.facebook.com/KaukasusBand)

6. Failure (9:58) – Divided Sky (Taken from the album ‘The Subtle Art Of Failure’; see dividedsky.bandcamp.com/album/the-subtle-art-of-failure & www.facebook.com/dividedskymusic)

7. EppyFest 3 Promo (1:55) EppyFest 3 takes place on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

8. No Need (7:44) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Jera’; this album has been removed from general sale but for more details about Andy’s music see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

9. The One You’ve Got (10:50) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

10. Station Break UK (0:16) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

11. Green Man (9:19) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the duo’s forthcoming debut album ‘The Spark’; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

12. Kaironomea (23:20) – Divided Sky (Taken from the album ‘The Subtle Art Of Failure’; see dividedsky.bandcamp.com/album/the-subtle-art-of-failure & www.facebook.com/dividedskymusic)

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

13. The Everso Closely Guarded Line (8:10) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘On Land and in the Sea’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

14. Miles Remains (8:53) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Death Or Glory’; see www.royharper.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/harperroy)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. 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 with another ‘normal’ show, with a few more shorter tracks, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 126: The Sell Out

April 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the one-hundred-and-twenty-sixth 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. This show is a guest slot introduced by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth of Alchymical Muse. The feature album is ‘Me Oh My’ by Cate Le Bon, the 2009 debut album by this very talented artist from Wales. There’s also lots more new, old and unusual music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 39 minutes. Downloaded file is 90.9 MB.

1. Hole in the Sky (4:49) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra; see www.nsro.co.uk)

2. At Dawn (Vogel) (4:16) – Pantaleimon (Taken from the album ‘Heart of the Sun’; see www.pantaleimon.com)

3. Horse Heart (6:06) – Lüüp (Taken from the album ‘Meadow Rituals; see www.luupband.com)

4. One Mile Below (3:01) – Siouxsie (Taken from the album ‘Mantaray’; see www.vamp.org/Siouxsie)

5. Titanium Girl (3:27) – The Humans (Taken from the album ‘Sugar Rush; see toyahwillcox.com/thehumans/)

6. Terror of the Man (4:37) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Me Oh My’; see www.catelebon.com)

7. The Dark-Haired Girl (2:49) – Méav (Taken from the album ‘Silver Sea; see www.meav.ie)

8. Grey Stone (4:14) – Emily Portman (Taken from the album ‘The Glamoury; see www.emilyportman.co.uk)

9. Rad (3:58) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Totem’; see www.faune.de)

10. Shoeing the Bones (3:39) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Me Oh My’; see www.catelebon.com)

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

11. Dog Eat Dog (5:15) – Adam & the Ants (Taken from the album ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’; see www.adam-ant.net)

12. I Lost Something in the Hills (3:28) – Sibylle Baier (Taken from the album ‘Colour Green’; see www.sibyllebaier.com)

13. Me Oh My (3:48) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Me Oh My’; see www.catelebon.com)

14. Biggy (5:55) – Warpaint (Taken from the album ‘Warpaint’; see warpaintwarpaint.com)

15. Artemis Rise (4:49) – Dali’s Car (Taken from the album ‘InGladAloneness; see www.discogs.com/artist/59922-Dalis-Car)

16. Horses (3:15) – Cherbourg (Taken from the album ‘Last Chapter of Dreaming’; see myspace.com/cherbourgmusic)

17. Belle Dame Sans Merci (4:49) – Faun (Taken from the album ‘Buch der Balladen’; see www.faune.de)

18. Cup of Joy (Colin Potter Remix) (13:20) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing’ bonus EP ‘Three Beams’; see www.janetrecords.com)

Many thanks to Epileptic Gibbon for entrusting us with another guest slot. 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. Eppy will be back for the next episode.

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