Episode 255: EppyFest 8 Preview

This is the 255th 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). The main focus for this show is to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest 8, happening in Cheltenham on the evening of Saturday 20th July at Smokey Joe’s. You’ll hear tracks from all four of the acts playing at EppyFest this year, including a feature album, ‘Interconnected’, the latest album by Tim Burness who will, along with his band, be headlining EppyFest 8. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from bands/acts who have played at previous EppyFests, play some tracks connected to this year’s Winter’s End Festival & Cheltenham Jazz Festival, & there’s also some music I’ll be playing, well, just because I really like it, basically. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 2 minutes. Downloaded file is 111.7 MB.

1. Drum Chant (4:16) – Laurence Pike (Taken from the album ‘Holy Spring’; see www.laurencepike.net & laurencepike.bandcamp.com/album/holy-spring)   

2. Small Hours (8:46) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘One World’; see www.johnmartyn.info)

3. Electric Energy (4:36) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

To buy tickets for Tim’s headline performance at EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

4. Steer By The Stars (4:09) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, this track is likely to appear on the next Rebsie Fairholm solo album; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

5. Pavilion (5:43) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

6. Skydive (5:45) – 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/)

7. Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise (3:40) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

8. Godzilla (4:49) – Vels Trio (Taken from the EP ‘Yellow Ochre’; see velstrio.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-ochre & www.facebook.com/velstrio/)

9. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

10. Kabuki Live (7:09) – Longstone (Taken from the album ‘Pavilion’; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

11. Still Mumbling (3:28) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

12. Blackbirds and Thrushes (3:51) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Mind The Gap’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/album/mind-the-gap & www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/)

13. The Flower (2:58) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Gap Species’; see northsearadioorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/gap-species, www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

14. Tubular Rainbows (7:10) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Last Year’s News’; see neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-news?fbclid=IwAR1Zt3T3_jYEUpIOvinjjwPwrvzB9p036hs1qXfO3aIFHBiuRLuIIhjYaKs & www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

15. Pitter-Patter (5:15) – Rymden (Taken from the album ‘Reflections and Odysseys’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic/)

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

16. Masquerade (4:48) – Swing Out Sister (Taken from the album Kaleidoscope World’; see www.swingoutsister.com/ & www.facebook.com/swingoutsister/)

17. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/the-weight-of-the-world, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

18. Ants (4:29) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Interconnected′; see timburness.bandcamp.com/album/interconnected, www.timburness.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

For more information and/or to buy tickets for EppyFest 8 on Saturday 20th July, head to www.eppyfest.co.uk)  

19. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/ & you can see Exploring Birdsong live at the Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festival on April 6th – see www.winters-end.co.uk for more details)

20. Les Fleurs (3:16) Minnie Riperton (Taken from the album Come to My Garden; see www.soulwalking.co.uk/Minnie%20Riperton.html)

21. Lost (4:44) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again with a very special show for me personally as we’ll be celebrating the life and musical loves of my late friend and regular Eppy Gibbon listener, Ed Elloway, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

 

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Episode 253: Best of 2018, Top 10 Albums

This is the 253rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I continued my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of 2018. Back then we covered the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the albums placed between 10 and 1. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from my 10 favourite albums of last year. We also start the show with some new music & with tributes to a couple of people who have sadly been taken from us since last time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.2 MB.

1. Moon Health (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the ‘Moon Health + Wanderlust’ maxi-single which is available to download via submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/moon-health; see also leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

2. For Pete’s Sake (2:11) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

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

3. Man Of Colours (5:10) – Icehouse (Taken from the album ‘Man Of Colours’; see www.icehouse.mobi/)

4. Space Blues (3:45) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

5. AlgoRhythm (6:02) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

6. Me Vibrate (7:06) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

7. Ppda (6:00) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Yoguah (6:12) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

9. Island Time (5:27) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

10. Into the Fireplace (6:55) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

11. Part 5 (4:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

12. Part 10 (7:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Phase (6:20) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. The Gloves Don’t Bite (6:48) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

15. Raytracing (4:47) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

16. Opalescent Edges (8:09) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

17. Fiery Gun Hand (5:14) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

18. Wireless (8:19) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

19. Cranefly (4:35) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)

20. Figstorm (5:09)  Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)  

21. the sleepers wake (5:22) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

22. the order of protection (two) (4:33) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

23. A Tall Tale (4:32) – 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/)

24. Swansong (5:29) – 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/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again but, after three shows of focusing on 2018, next time I’ll be focusing predominantly on 2019 music, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 251: Best of 2018, Top 30 pt 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Episode 250: Two’s A Crowd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As part of the feature ‘Cats Corner’:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. The Vessel (2:57) – We Lost the Sea (Taken from the album ‘Crimea’; see www.welostthesea.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time with lots of great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres. Specifically he’ll be starting his countdown of his favourite 30 albums from 2018, counting down the albums from 30 to 21, so we hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 249: Eppy’s EPs of 2018

This is the 249th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the recent interview with Marvin B Naylor but for our first show of 2019 I’ll be reviewing some of my favourite EP releases of 2018. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

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

1. Divide (Sing, Persist) (5:50) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

2. Geckos (5:04) – Mischa Blanos (Taken from the ‘Second Nature’ EP; see infine-rec.bandcamp.com/album/second-nature-ep, mischablanos.com/www.facebook.com/mischablanos/)

3. To Get Her (3:13) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

4. Brain (Watching Your Eyes) (8:47) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

5. Weep, O Mine Eyes (1:57) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the EP ‘Chalkhills’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & rebsiefairholm.co.uk)  

6. Don’t Look, Don’t Stare (3:19) – Oh Malô (Taken from the EP ‘Young Orchard, Vol. 1’; see ohmalo.bandcamp.com/album/young-orchard-vol-1www.facebook.com/ohmalo/)

7. Ketamine (3:49) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

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

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

10. The Old Brain (4:47) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

11. Light Body (2:58)  Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

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

13. (This is Why I Hate) Clocks (4:40) Friend Roulette (Taken from the EP ‘I Want Out’; see prettypurgatory.bandcamp.com/album/i-want-out, www.prettypurgatory.com/artists/friend-roulette & www.facebook.com/FriendRoulette/

14. Prairies Of Stars (3:45) – Ions & Eras (Taken from the EP ‘Life For A While’; see ionsanderas.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/ionsanderas/)

15. Monsters In Your Head (3:03) – MoeTar (Taken from the EP ‘Final Four’; see www.moetar.com, moetar.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

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

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

18. Coquillages (2:48) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the EP ‘Bunch Of Fives’; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/, thetwelvehourfoundation.bandcamp.com/album/bunch-of-fives-epwww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

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

20. Rocoma (5:36) Mischa Blanos (Taken from the ‘Second Nature’ EP; see infine-rec.bandcamp.com/album/second-nature-ep, mischablanos.com/www.facebook.com/mischablanos/)

21. The Latest News (4:13) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

22. Otrov (2:57) E.L. Heath (Taken from the EP ‘Smiling Leaf’; see digital.waysideandwoodland.com/album/smiling-leaf, waysideandwoodland.com/notes-on-a-smiling-leaf-by-e-l-heath/ & www.facebook.com/ELHeathuk/

23. Only Mocking (4:27)  El Radio Fantastique (Taken from the EP ‘Outside of Space and Time’; elradiofantastique.bandcamp.com/album/outside-of-space-and-time, www.elradiofantastique.com & www.facebook.com/elradiofantastique/)

24. You Don’t Know (4:56)  El Radio Fantastique (Taken from the EP ‘Outside of Space and Time’; elradiofantastique.bandcamp.com/album/outside-of-space-and-time, www.elradiofantastique.com & www.facebook.com/elradiofantastique/)

25. Read Me (4:30) Oh Malô (Taken from the EP ‘Young Orchard, Vol. 1’; see ohmalo.bandcamp.com/album/young-orchard-vol-1www.facebook.com/ohmalo/)

26. Black Hole (3:13)  Friend Roulette (Taken from the EP ‘I Want Out’; see prettypurgatory.bandcamp.com/album/i-want-out, www.prettypurgatory.com/artists/friend-roulette & www.facebook.com/FriendRoulette/

27. Alun I (4:25) – Hippo (Taken from the ‘Hippo′ EP; see hippobristol.bandcamp.com/album/hippo-ep & www.facebook.com/hippobristol/)

28. Georgia (4:52) – Hippo (Taken from the ‘Hippo′ EP; see hippobristol.bandcamp.com/album/hippo-ep & www.facebook.com/hippobristol/)

29. Down in Mystic (4:56) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

30. Smiling Leaf (4:26) E.L. Heath (Taken from the EP ‘Smiling Leaf’; see digital.waysideandwoodland.com/album/smiling-leaf, waysideandwoodland.com/notes-on-a-smiling-leaf-by-e-l-heath/ & www.facebook.com/ELHeathuk/

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 very busy with work again so for the 250th eppysode I’ll be leaving you in the very capable hands of regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel who will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll join them for that.

Episode 239: The Hour That Never Was

This is the 239th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently occupied with work, so Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm are kindly sitting in again to present one of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music. The feature album is ‘Briny Hooves’ by William D. Drake.  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 115 MB.

1. Through the Forest Wondrously (2:17) – Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sacrifice’; see www.soporaeternus.de)

2. Fiend in a Cloud (3:41) – John Vanderslice  (Taken from the album ‘Life and Death of an American Fourtracker’; see www.johnvanderslice.com)

3. Visions (4:08) – Toyah (Taken from the album ‘The Blue Meaning′; see toyahwillcox.com/album/the-blue-meaning)

4. January Night (4:50) – William D. Drake (Taken from the album ‘Briny Hooves’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com and williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

5. God Break Down the Door (4:15) – Nine Inch Nails (Taken from the album ‘Bad Witch’; see www.nin.com)

6. Delphine (5:55) – Kadhja Bonet  (Taken from the album ‘Childqueen’; see kbonet.com)

7. Amarylis [fragment] (6:25) – Bread, Love and Dreams (Taken from the album ‘Amarylis’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/bread-love-and-dreams)

8. Many Coloured Semi Precious Plastic Easter Eggs (2:50) – Peter Sarstedt (Taken from the album ‘The Peter Sarstedt Collection’; see www.discogs.com/artist/269095-Peter-Sarstedt)

9. Serendipity Doodah (3:16) – William D. Drake (Taken from the album ‘Briny Hooves’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com and williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

10. metro deathfire (4:58) – phideaux (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘infernal’; see www.bloodfish.com)

11. Peripheral (3:04) – Eartheater (Taken from the album ‘Irisiri’; see alexdrewchin.bandcamp.com)

12. Hell-On (4:09) – Neko Case (Taken from the album ‘Hell-On’; see nekocase.com)

13. Zu Asche, Zu Staub (Psycho Nikoros) (4:28) – Severija (Taken from the soundtrack ‘Babylon Berlin’; see kottke.org/18/04/music-from-babylon-berlin)

14. I Want to be Alone (Dialogue) (3:20) – Jackson C. Frank (Taken from the album ‘Jackson C. Frank’; see www.discogs.com/artist/371560-Jackson-C-Frank)

15. Are You With Me Now? (4:21) Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Mug Museum’; see www.catelebon.com)

16. Dead Queen (8:13) – Espers (Taken from the album ‘Espers II’; see www.discogs.com/artist/339607-Espers)

17. That River (4:25) Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘Bloom′; see foveahex.bandcamp.com)

18. King of the Rumbling Spires (Take 7) (2:26) Tyrannosaurus Rex (Taken from the album ‘Unicorn’; see www.trexcafe.com)

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

19. Keys of Life (2:28) – Klaus Nomi (Taken from the album ‘Klaus Nomi’; see www.allmusic.com/artist/klaus-nomi-mn0000772669)

20. Moments Lost (2:44) Bob Theil (Taken from the album ‘So Far’; see www.discogs.com/artist/2317549-Bob-Theil)

21. Odd Even (3:15) The 180 Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God‘, see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com)

22. Dark Ecstasies (3:53) – William D. Drake (Taken from the album ‘Briny Hooves’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com and williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

23. One Percent (2:21) Gorillaz (Taken from the album ‘The Now Now’; see www.gorillaz.com)

24. A Palinopsic Wind (3:40) – Mind Over Mirrors (Taken from the album ‘Bellowing Sun’; see mindovermirrors.bandcamp.com)

25. Monkey Dung Man (2:07) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Songs from the Shipyards’; see www.the-unthanks.com)

26. endgame – an end (3:29) – phideaux (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘infernal’; see www.bloodfish.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. Eppy will be back next time with lots of great 2018 music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.

Episode 237: Nice and Easy Does It

This is the 237th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, but you probably won’t tell the difference (make of that what you will!). 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 Best of The Nice’, the 1993 compilation covering highlights of the English progressive rock band The Nice 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 nod to EppyFest 7 which is very nearly upon us. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 133 MB.

1. Flowers In The Rain (2:42) – The Move (Taken from the album ‘Move (2016 Remastered & Expanded Esoteric Recordings Edition)’; see www.brumbeat.net/move.htm & www.roywood.co.uk/

2. The Magnificent Moon (8:52) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife

3. The Latest News (4:13) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the EP ‘From This Side′; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-side, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

4. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

5. Perfect Babies (4:43) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: vol. 0’; see 3rdegree.bandcamp.com/album/ones-zeros-vol-0, www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Landing.htmlwww.facebook.com/3RDegree)

6. A Sick Boy (9:44) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. Manhoo (5:00) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

8. Heavenly Bodies (5:13) – Once and Future Band (Taken from the ‘Brain’ EP; see www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. Verdant (3:45) – Olden Yolk (Taken from the album ‘Olden Yolk’; see oldenyolk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/oldenyolk)

10. Journey By Water (3:58) – Entourage (Taken from the album ‘Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes, 1972-1977’; see tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/ceremony-of-dreams-studio-sessions-outtakes-1972-1977 & wallmatthewsmusic.com/)

11. To Asia (3:24) – After The Flood (Taken from the album ‘After The Flood’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/album/after-the-flood)

12. EppyFest promo (2:00) (You can see Neil Campbell from After The Flood at EppyFest 7 on 27th July; see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the event and buying tickets, and you can also watch the video that accompanies this promo via www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkJ4uH8gYQ)

13. America and Second Amendment (6:21) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

14. Titanic (4:15) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘Pluto’; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/pluto & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Answerphone (3:09) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Earth Is Sleeping’; see judydyble.com/, hyperurl.co/EarthIsSleeping & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/)

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

16. Elephant Talk (4:43) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘Discipline’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

17. Still Fighting Gravity (5:24) – Argos (Taken from the album ‘Unidentified Dying Objects’; see argos.bandcamp.com/album/unidentified-dying-objects & www.facebook.com/Argos.Band.Germany/)

18. Revealed As A True Future Tyrant (5:30) Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Pig Views’; see regalworm.bandcamp.com/album/pig-views, regalworm.com/Hail.htmlwww.facebook.com/regalworm)

19. Clarity (3:59) – The Kentish Spires (Taken from the album ‘The Last Harvest’; see thekentishspires.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/TheKentishSpires/)

20. England 2 Columbia 0 (3:46) Kirsty MacColl (Taken from the album ‘Tropical Brainstorm′; see www.kirstymaccoll.com)

21. Think Inside The Box (8:08) – Esse Quam Videri (Taken from the album ‘Untold Stories’; see eqv.lnk.to/untoldstories & www.facebook.com/essequamvideri7/)

22. Lallulow (4:49) – Todd Tobias & Chloe March (Single, currently available to download via chloemarch.bandcamp.com/track/lallulow and taken from the forthcoming album ‘Amialluma’; see also www.chloemarch.co.uk/, toddtobiasmusic.bandcamp.com & www.hiddenshoal.com/project/todd-tobias/)

23. Together (8:32) – Benjamin Louis Brody (Taken from the album ‘Far Away Music’; see preservedsound.bandcamp.com/album/far-away-musicwww.benbrodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/benjaminlouisbrody/)

24. Hang on to a Dream (4:48) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

25. Good Man (7:52) Husky Rescue (Taken from the album ‘Country Falls’; see shop.elcaminorecords.com/collections/all & www.facebook.com/huskyrescueofficial/)

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. We’ll see you for a new show after EppyFest 7, covering the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres.