Episode 213: Best of 2016 – the best of the rest, part 2

August 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 213th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is a return to my review of the musical year of 2016 – you’ve heard my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of last year, but now here’s a chance to hear more of the best of the rest – some great albums, EPs, singles & tracks that didn’t make the top 30 but still deserve to be heard. There’s no feature album this time but you can expect a typically eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 125.3 MB.

1. No Shadow Left Behind (2:35) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

2. Numbers (5:34) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/Fractalmirrormusic/ & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

3. Witchita Lineman (3:08) – Glen Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Witchita Lineman’; see www.glencampbell.com/)

4. Fast Travelling (6:17) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

5. And When The Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

6. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see www.esotericrecordings.com/www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

7. Birth of an Accidental Hipster (3:31) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

8. ShadowLines (5:31) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

9. Telstar (3:12) – Secret Chiefs 3 (Digital download single available via downloads.webofmimicry.com/album/ur-telstar-the-new-daylight-welcome-to-the-theatron-animatronique; see also www.webofmimicry.com/ & www.facebook.com/secretchiefs3/)

10. The Tigress (4:58) – Varamon (Digital download single available via varamon.bandcamp.com/track/the-tigress; see also soundcloud.com/varamonwww.facebook.com/varamonmusic/)

11. Simp 13 (5:35) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

12. Shetlag (7:27) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

13. Into Dimensions (4:47) – IRAH (Taken from the mini-album ‘Into Dimensions′; see irahmusic.bandcamp.com/album/into-dimensions & www.facebook.com/irahband/)

14. Is She With You? (5:47) – Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL (Taken from the album ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.hans-zimmer.com/ & www.junkiexl.com/)

15. The Humours of the Grave (7:56) – Lyrian (Taken from the album ‘The Jester’s Quest in the City of Glass’; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/lyrian.htmllyrian.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Lyrian-28942418424/)

16. Violet Monumental I (4:58) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

17. Violet Monumental II (3:14) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

18. Mirror Eyes (6:44) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

19. M-pyre (3:56) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

20. Please Don’t (4:56) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

21. Poiu (5:56) – The Soft Greens (Taken from the ‘No Jitter’ EP; see thesoftgreens.bandcamp.com/album/no-jitter-epsoundcloud.com/thesoftgreens & www.facebook.com/The-Soft-Greens-1489033828049554/)

22. The Manc Monk (5:56) – Sheelanagig (Taken from the album ‘Beard Town’; see sheelanagig.co.uk, sheelanagig.bandcamp.com/album/beard-town & www.facebook.com/sheelanagigmusic)

23. Horizon (3:36) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

24. I Know What I Know (3:31) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Good Times!’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

25. Gone 2015 (5:30) – Robert Glasper feat. Pharoahe Monch (Taken from the album ‘Miles Ahead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.robertglasper.com/ & www.facebook.com/pharoahemonch/)

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

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Episode 209: Half-term Report, 2017

June 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 209th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On tonight’s show I bring you a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six months of 2017. There’s no feature album this time, but you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, it’s just that all the music is taken from the first half of 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.8 MB.

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’ …

1. Spiele Mit Katzen (4:22) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

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

3. I’ll Be Fine (6:29) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

4. Strange New Planet (8:42) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

5. Sally Won’t Remember (3:49) – Valdez (Taken from the album ‘This’; see valdez.badelephant.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/valdezrock/)

6. Peter’s Place (4:31) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

7. We Come Willingly (6:08) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

8. Tinut in Swing (5:42) – Folk Reverse (Taken from the album ‘Folk Reverse’; see www.folkreversemusic.com/, folkreversemusic.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/FolkReverse/)

9. Obelisk of Cruithne (6:46) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Nou Tout Se Yonn (4:46) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

11. In The Woods With Tony Iommi (6:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the album ‘Baritonia’; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com/album/baritonia, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

12. Death and Taxes (5:05) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Eclectica′; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/Doris-Brendel-130204340368274/?ref=hl)

13. Fight or Flight (4:36) – Big Math (Taken from the album ‘Beyond The Meridian’; see bigmath.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-meridiansoundcloud.com/bigmathrock)

14. The Lord of Amber and Grey (6:15) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

15. Kill the Pain That’s Killing You (3:44) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

16. Palm Trees (live) (4:02) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

17. These Are The Days (3:24) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017 CD version)’; see timburness.bandcamp.com, www.timburness.com/ & www.facebook.com/Tim-Burness-195607947167604/)

18. Tracking Signals (4:07) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

19. Avoid That Eye Candy (3:53) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

20. Overton (4:05) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

21. Dream State (3:37) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

22. Hebrides Terrace Seamount (5:54) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

23. The Infinite (5:44) – +1 (Taken from the EP ‘Pendulum′; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

24. Eliza Harora (3:29) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

25. Hertier (5:20) – Bokanté (Taken from the album ‘Strange Circles’; see www.musicworksinternational.com/special-projects-index/bokante & www.facebook.com/bokantemusic/)

26. Drunk On A Boat (4:27) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

27. Ancient Observer (5:58) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should be back again next time with a review of some great music from 2016 that didn’t feature in my top 30 album countdown, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 207: The Secrets Broker

June 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 207th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your regular host is currently snowed under 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 artist is Dick Langford, and there will be three tracks from his various projects. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection 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 & 7 minutes. Downloaded file is 116 MB.

1. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young) (4:05) – Flaming Lips (Taken from the album ‘Oczy Mlody’; see www.flaminglips.com)

2. Benzaiten (God of Music and Water) (3:37) – Osamu Kitajima (Taken from the album ‘Benzaiten’; see www.eastquest.com)

3. Metamorphosis: I’m Going to Make a Cake (3:41) – Lavinia Meijer (Taken from the album ‘Philip Glass: Metamorphosis’; see www.laviniameijer.com)

4. Knocker Boys (4:26) – Tricks Upon Travellers (Dick Langford) (Taken from the album ‘From Another Plaice’; see store.cdbaby.com/cd/tricksut2www.facebook.com/amokoperatut)

5. Mirage (3:18) – Moondog (Taken from the album ‘A New Sound of an Old Instrument’; see www.moondogscorner.de/www.last.fm/music/Moondog)

6. Back Street Luv (3:37) – Curved Air (Taken from the album ‘Second Album’; see www.curvedair.com)

7. Jesus Christ Pose (5:51) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Badmotorfinger’; see www.soundgardenworld.com)

8. Sugar for the Pill (4:31) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com)

9. Marv Pontkalleg (3:38) – Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Renaissance of the Celtic Harp’; see www.alanstivell.bzh)

10. Me and My Woman (13:04) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album ‘Stormcock’; see www.royharper.co.uk)

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

11. Black Houses (5:12) – Modern English (Taken from the album ‘Mesh & Lace’; see www.modernenglish.me)

12. Vote For Me (5:52) – Dick Langford (Taken from the album ‘Amokopera’ (not yet released); see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

13. Wondering (4:12) – Xiu Xiu (Taken from the album ‘Forget’; see www.xiuxiu.org)

14. Bride Divine (3:32) – Robbie Basho (Taken from the album ‘Zarthus’; www.robbiebasho-archives.info)

15. Houses (3:35) – Søren (Taken from yet to be released album ‘Stargazing’; see www.youtube.com)

16. The Skater (3:24) – Midwinter (Taken from the album ‘The Waters of Sweet Sorrow’; see www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2003)

17. Human God (5:23) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

18. Brown Bread (3:29) – Dick Langford (Taken from the album ‘Amokopera’ (not yet released); see www.facebook.com/amokoperatut/)

19. Leaf and Stream (4:06) – Wishbone Ash (Taken from the album ‘Argus’; see wishboneash.com)

20. Cold is Being (3:05) – Renaissance (Taken from the album ‘Turn of the Cards’; see renaissancetouring.com)

21. Baker St. Muse (16:42) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the album ‘Minstrel in the Gallery’; see jethrotull.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and a special thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in. 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 should be be back next time with a preview of EppyFest Mini, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to the next edition of the show.

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Episode 203: Cheltenham and All That Jazz

April 4, 2017 at 9:21 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 203rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’m previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music. We have a feature album for the first time in a while, ‘Of The Waves’, the wonderful 2012 album by the Canadian jazz group Hobson’s Choice, so there will be three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by the middle of April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 11 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.2 MB.

1. Empathy (3:42) – Sneaker Pimps (Taken from the album ‘Splinter’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneaker_Pimps)

2. Waiting Rooms (5:40) – Simon Warner (Taken from the album ‘Waiting Rooms’; see culturecatch.com/music/simon_warner_waiting_rooms)

3. Space Oddity (4:46) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

4. Kite (6:12) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

5. Falling down (3:16) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

6. Swag Times (5:51) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

7. Vortex (7:02) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.com & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

8. Fanfare (5:56) – Marius Neset (Taken from the album ‘Birds; see www.mariusneset.info/ & www.facebook.com/mariusnesetmusic?ref=hl)

9. Who Are The Strange (5:50) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

10. Vegan Mother’s Day (2:53) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

11. Of the Waves (2:53) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

12. Brief Encounter (4:59)Marvin B Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

13. How Does it Make You Feel? (5:57) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

14. Judas (4:11) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

15. Fields of Clubs (5:24) – Marius Neset (Taken from the album ‘Birds; see www.mariusneset.info/ & www.facebook.com/mariusnesetmusic?ref=hl)

16. Chia (4:25) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

17. Buoyant (19:51) – The Necks (Taken from the album ‘Chemist’; see www.thenecks.com/)

18. Shapeshifter (4:36) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of the Waves′; see hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com & www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/index.html)

19. Lingus (10:46) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘We Like It Here; see snarkypuppy.com/, www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy & snarkypuppyeu.bandcamp.com/album/we-like-it-here)

If you want to find out more about the Cheltenham Jazz Festival head to www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/ 

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be celebrating big time as it’ll be the 10th anniversary of the show. We’ll have birthday wishes and exclusive tracks from many of the bands and artists we’ve played regularly on the show over the years, plus I’ll be playing some of my very favourite tracks from the last 10 years, which will result in the usual eclectic mixture of music albeit with a somewhat more celebratory feel, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

22. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 201: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 2

March 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 201st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your usual host return to continue the countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.8 MB.

1. Zero DB (3:35) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

2. 4monica (5:25) – Gurgles (Single, available as a digital download from gurgles.bandcamp.com/track/4monica; see also gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Gurglesband/)

3. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 20 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 11)…

4. It’s Infinite (8:29) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

5. Another Week (5:00) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

6. Oh, The Sadmakers (3:01) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

7. Paper Doll Parts (4:45) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

8. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Parasite (3:39) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

11. Bird of Paradise, Part II (3:38) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

12. Slide Rules (4:52) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Wish U (5:47) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

14. Mars Is So Yesterday (5:12) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

15. Assault on the Tyranny of Reason (5:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

16. Daydreaming (6:24) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

17. Ful Stop (6:07) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

18. Fight, fight, fight (3:54) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

19. Willing to Change (4:06) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

20. Le Mar Du Passé (4:17) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

21. Chaussures à nos pieds (5:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

22. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

23. Through Restless Seas I Come (6:58) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Eppy will be completing his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this final part he’ll be counting down the albums from 10 to 1) so we hope you’ll come back for that – there should be some spectacular music on offer.

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Episode 200: A-Z Special

February 19, 2017 at 5:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 200th edition (woohoo!) of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We take a short break from Eppy’s countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016 to celebrate the 200th episode of Eppy Gibbon. Eppy has teamed up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alchymical Muse to put together an A-Z special, to present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. As we move through the alphabet you’ll find an artist or band representing each of the 26 letters. There’s no feature album but the show offers a typically eclectic mixture of music, including a tribute to the late, great John Wetton. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 11 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.4 MB.

1. On The Bound (5:24) – Fiona Apple (Taken from the album ‘When The Pawn…’; see www.fiona-apple.com/ & www.facebook.com/fionaapple/)

2. Hello Mabel (2:46) – The Bonzo Dog Band (Taken from the album ‘The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse; see www.bonzodog.co.uk/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

4. Pol in G (3:02) – The Durutti Column (Taken from the album ‘Vini Reilly’; see www.thedurutticolumn.com/index.php)

5. Heart of the Sunrise (3:53) – Electric Würms (Taken from the album ‘Musik, die schwer zu Twerk’; see bellaunion.com/2014/06/electric-wurms-musik-die-schwer-zu-twerk/)

6. Far From Here (4:01) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the album ‘Here is Where We Used to Sing; see www.janetrecords.com)

7. Museum (4:35) – 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)

8. King Of The Fairies (3:30) – Horslips (Taken from the album ‘Dancehall Sweethearts’; see www.horslips.ie)

9. Leif Erikson (4:00) – Interpol (Taken from the album ‘Turn On the Bright Lights’; see  interpolnyc.com/news & www.facebook.com/interpol)

10. Lick Your Fingers Clean (2:47) – Jethro Tull (Taken from the boxed set ‘20 Years Of Jethro Tull: The Definitive Collection’; see jethrotull.com/www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull)

11. The Great Deceiver (4:03) – King Crimson (Taken from the album Starless And Bible Black; see www.johnwetton.com/, www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

12. The Man I Wanted (3:08) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Cyrk’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

13. Quand j’étais chez mon père (3:45) – Malicorne (Taken from the album ‘Almanach’; see www.gabrielyacoub.com/)

14. White Lady (5:43) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Last Flight of Billy Balloon’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

15. I Was A Landscape In Your Dream (3:07) – Of Montreal (Taken from the album ‘The Sunlandic Twins’; see www.ofmontreal.net/ & www.facebook.com/ofmontreal/)

16. Alec Eiffel (2:50) – Pixies (Taken from the album ‘Trompe le Monde’; see www.pixiesmusic.com/www.facebook.com/pixiesofficial/)

17. Hanging Tree (3:06) – Queens Of The Stone Age (Taken from the album ‘Songs For The Deaf’; see qotsa.com/ & www.facebook.com/QOTSA/)

18. Rarefy (6:12) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Saturn Day Trajectory’; see retic.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/reticface, & soundcloud.com/retic)

19. Radio Song (6:32) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Radio Music Society’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

20. The Garden Of Jane Delawney (4:06) – Trees (Taken from the album ‘The Garden Of Jane Delawney; no website, but you can read about them on Wikipedia)

21. Soulcoffee (4:14) – Underdog (Taken from the album ‘Keep Calm; see www.underdogmusic.it/ & www.facebook.com/underdogband)

22. Offertory Song (5:28) – The Violet Hour (Taken from the album ‘The Fire Sermon’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/)

23. Neville Thumbcatch (4:27) – Peter Wyngarde (Taken from the album ‘When Sex Leers Its Inquisitive Head’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/when-sex-leers-its-inquisitive-head/ & www.peterwyngarde.me.uk/)

24. River Of Orchids (5:53) – XTC (Taken from the album ‘Apple Venus Volume 1’; see www.ape.uk.net)

25. Attic Doctor (3:52) – Youth Lagoon (Taken from the album ‘Wondrous Bughouse’; see fatpossum.com/artists/youth-lagoon/)

26. Winter Wind (5:07) – Zoar featuring Brendan Perry (Taken from the album ‘Clouds Without Water’; see www.zoar.com/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show over the past 200 episodes, musicians and listeners alike. 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. For the next show Eppy returns to his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this second part he’ll be counting down the albums from 20 to 11) so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 199: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 1

February 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 199th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host return after a short break and begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.1 MB.

1. Fruit Falls From the Apple Tree (5:04) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. The North Wind (4:16) – Pia Silvi (Currently unavailable to buy but you can listen to it again via Pia’s Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown begins here (starting at 30 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 21)…

3. Desire’s Magic Theatre (6:12) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

4. Unsure Overture (4:51) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

5. All Res (5:16) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

6. Protest (4:44) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

7. Bread (3:22) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

8. Kiss My Feet (3:44) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

9. A Poem That The Sky Wrote (3:22) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

10. These Hands (6:07) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

11. First Flight (4:38) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album EARS; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

12. When I Try, I’m Full (3:57) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘EARS’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

13. I Was Born on the Wrong Day (2:18) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

14. What’s Not Mine (7:27) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

15. Vivada Swara (5:39) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

16. La Morena (5:46) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

17. Red Giant (6:06) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

18. Lapse (4:44) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

19. Catherine the Great (3:04) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

20. To The Rescue (5:16) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

21. Diary (5:36) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

22. Do You Need My Love (6:25) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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. The next show is very special – it’s the 200th episode and  Eppy will be teaming up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alcymical Muse to put together another of our occasional A-Z special shows, where we present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers so I hope you’ll come back for that and spread the word. We’ll return to the 30 albums of 2016 countdown in episode 201.

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Episode 197: A long track special

January 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 197th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The previous show was based around an interview but this current show is a long track special, so there will be lots of epic tracks (& a few slightly less epic ones) for your listening pleasure. There’s no feature album this time, but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music, including lots from 2016 and a few older tracks too. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that I’m looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.2 MB.

1. Cowboys And Angels (7:15) – George Michael (Taken from the album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1‘; see www.georgemichael.com/)

2. Nausea (9:34) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

3. Survivor (7:28) – The Addiction Dream (Taken from the album ‘Essence’; see theaddictiondream.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/theaddictiondream & www.last.fm/music/The+Addiction+Dream)

4. Aspirations (9:31) – Always Almost (Taken from the album ‘God Pounds His Nails’; see www.brettkull.com/ & www.blazemonger.com/GG/Gentle_Giant_Home_Page)

5. When the Door Opens, It Opens On Everything (12:08) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Jack Luminous (17:28) – Voivod (Taken from the album ‘The Outer Limits’; see voivod.net/ & www.facebook.com/Voivod/)

7. Morphogenetic Fields (7:00) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

8. Biaxident (7:41) – Liquid Tension Experiment (Taken from the album ‘Liquid Tension Experiment 2’; see www.facebook.com/ltexperiment/ & www.dreamtheater.net)

9. World of Amphibia (18:14) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light)

10. Switchback (10:13) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

11. Le temps est à la Rage (7:02) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

12. Bound By Gravity (9:29) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

13. Childhoods End (7:11) – Ciaran Hope (Taken from the album ‘Etude in Film Score’; see www.ciaranhope.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/ciaran & www.facebook.com/ciaransmusic)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking again so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 193: The Little Wonders

November 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 193rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our last show had Halloween trappings, but with this eppysode we’re back to a more traditional show. There’s no feature album this time around, but we do have a featured artist, Mike Kershaw, and this show is built around an interview with Mike and features lots of music from him & some of his own choices, plus the usual eclectic mixture of other music, including lots from 2016 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. Radio Song (4:16) – R. E. M. (Taken from the album ‘Out of Time’; see remhq.com/index.php)

2. Fragile Friend (3:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Critical Mass (5:21) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘Black Hole/Blank Canvas’; see motorpsycho.fix.no/ & www.facebook.com/motorpsychonews/)

4. How Can You Leave Me On My Own (3:32) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

5. Side Out Side (4:24) – Dementio13 (feat. Robert Halcrow) (Taken from the album ‘Broxen’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

6. Sea Snake Beware (2:54) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

7. Mirmaid’s Purse (2:07) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com

8. Into The Sun (6:17) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘This Long Night’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

Interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

9. Animal (3:40) – Jenny and Johnny (Taken from the album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’; see www.jennylewis.com/)

10. Lake Song (5:53) – The Decemberists (Taken from the album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’; see www.decemberists.com/ & www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/)

11. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

12. Elevate or Operate (4:04) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Generation Why (5:21) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

14. Falling (4:55) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

15. Bird in the Bush (3:18) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download and a limited edition CD, available via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

16. Birth of Decay (17:57) –  The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Remoteness Of Light’; see thestargazersassistant.bandcamp.com/album/remoteness-of-light & houseofmythology.com/releases/view/the-stargazer%E2%80%99s-assistant-%E2%80%93-remoteness-of-light) Note. please ignore my comments on the show about the track names – this is the correct name of this track, a live recording only available on the double vinyl edition, or as a download for people ordering physical directly from the House of Mythology web site.

17. Pocket Tribe (End Malfunction Remix) (6:02) – Necromonkey (Taken from the EP ‘The Shadow of the Blind Man; see necromonkey.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/,   jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

Return to the interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

19. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. The City Revealed (6:53) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

21. Josephine (4:32) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rhainmusic.com/rhainmusic.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

22. Duke’s Travels (8:41) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

23. Duke’s End (2:10) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Mike Kershaw for the interview. 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. By the time of the next show I’ll be drowning in marking so Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse will be kindly sitting in for me, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

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