Episode 311: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station

This is the 311th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Last time around, we had a playlist that mostly focused on the achievements of women in music. Well, this time around, my main focus is to play you lots of great 2021 music, with the occasional dip into the past. There’s no feature album this time around because I’ve been getting a bit behind with my coverage of new releases, so instead I want to cover tracks from as many releases as possible. But don’t worry, because across the show we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including another return to our Corea Talks feature and a tribute to the late, great Malcolm Cecil. 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.9 MB

1. Paddling (6:17) Squid (Taken from the album ‘Bright Green Field’; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/album/bright-green-field & www.facebook.com/squiduk)

2. Celebrate the Sun (4:30) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP, ‘All The World’; see www.tonypatterson.co.uk/ & music.apple.com/us/album/all-the-world-ep/432993854)

3. Open Wings (5:29) – Ciccada (Taken from the album ‘Harvest’; see ciccadabem.bandcamp.com/album/harvest)

4. Familiar Ground (5:08) – Zooni (Taken from the ‘Familiar Ground’ EP; see zooni.bandcamp.com/album/familiar-ground-ep & zooni.org)

5. Lateral Roots (5:37) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Torus’; see jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.com, www.jameslindsaymusic.com & www.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

6. Ataraxia (6:16) – Graham Costello (Taken from the album ‘Second Lives’; see grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/album/second-lives & www.grahamcostello.com)

7. Supposedly, We Were Nightmares (4:36) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘As The Love Continues’; see mogwai.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-love-continues & mogwai.scot)

8. Glass Eye (5:39) – Eric Weidenhof (Taken from the ‘Phloem’ EP; see ericweidenhof.bandcamp.com)

9. Precipice (4:37) – N Chambers (Taken from the album ‘Spectrum Garden’; see panabrite.bandcamp.com/album/spectrum-garden)

10. Miss Tambourine (4:15) – Gloria (Taken from the album ‘Sabbat Matters’; see howlinbananarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sabbat-matters & www.facebook.com/gloriagirlgroup)

11. Deep Crescents (6:34) – Sheep, Dog & Wolf (Taken from the album ‘Two-Minds’; see sheepdogwolf.bandcamp.com/album/two-minds & sheepdogandwolf.com)

12. Steve Gardner introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (2:29)

13. Autumn Leaves (11:41) – Chick Corea & Bobby McFerrin (Taken from the album ‘Play’; see chickcorea.com & bobbymcferrin.com/)

14. Little Pixel (8:19) – RadioSilence (Taken from the album ‘Objective Linearity’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/objective-linearity & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Smashes to Ashes (4:15) – hhnoi (Taken from the album ‘Dear Future’; see hhnoi.bandcamp.com/album/dear-future)

16. Cybernaut (4:31) – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Taken from the album ‘Tonto’s Expanding Head Band’; see www.tontosexpandingheadband.com/)

17. Forgetwards (4:02) – Landslide Purist (Taken from the album ‘True Correction For A Bright Future’; see landslidepurist.bandcamp.com/album/true-correction-for-a-bright-future & www.facebook.com/landslidepurist)

18. X Marks The Spot (6:40) – Billie Bottle & The Multiple (Taken from the album ‘The Other Place’; see billiebottle.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-place-2 & www.billiebottle.co.uk)

19. Figure 2 (4:29) – Chlöe Herington (Taken from the album ‘Silent Reflux’; see valvemusic.bandcamp.com & www.valve.cloud)

20. Asking for More (3:21) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Glowing in the Dark’; see djangodjango.bandcamp.com/album/glowing-in-the-dark & www.djangodjango.co.uk/)

21. A Thousand Tiny Teeth (4:49) – Kerrie J Robinson (Single available via kerriejrobinson.bandcamp.com/track/a-thousand-tiny-teeth)

22. Leaving California (6:57) – Jack O’ the Clock (Taken from the album ‘Leaving California’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-california & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

23. Envy of Angels (5:50) – The Mutton Birds (Taken from the album ‘Envy of Angels’; see web.archive.org/web/20020609185238/http://muttonbirds.com/0intro.htm)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show 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’m not exactly sure at this point what will be happening with the next show, but I promise we will be back with a typically eclectic playlist, so we hope to see you then.

Episode 310: Not International Women’s Day

This is the 310th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After two shows focusing on interviews, this time around we’re getting back to basics – it’s just me and a lot of music. We do have a vague theme to the show, though, as we are very belatedly reflecting on International Women’s Day with a playlist that mostly focuses on the achievements of women in music. Our feature band for this show reflects that theme as you’ll hear three tracks from the much missed all-female unit The Puppets. Across the show, we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including a return to our Corea Talks feature and lots of 2021 music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.8 MB

1. Come Aboard The Friendship (2:11)  The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

2. Pest (4:02) – Goat Girl (Taken from the album ‘On All Fours’; see goatgirl.bandcamp.com)

3. Wonderland (3:04) – Eydis (Taken from the album ‘Eydis’; see eydis.bandcamp.com & www.eydismusic.com)

4. Iron Man (5:56) – Charming Hostess (Taken from the album ‘Paranoid (a Tribute to Black Sabbath)’; see undercoverpresents.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-a-tribute-to-black-sabbath & charminghostess.com/)

5. Climb That Tree (3:37) – The She Trinity (Taken from the compilation album ‘Sometimes I Wonder’; see www.marmalade-skies.co.uk/She%20Trinity.htm)

6. Lockdown (4:38) – Jah Wobble (Single available via jahwobble.bandcamp.com/track/lockdown; see also jahwobble.com)

7. In The Chestnut Tree (4:04) – Squier Squier (Single available via squiersquier.bandcamp.com/track/in-the-chestnut-tree; see also squiersquier.co.uk)

8. Welcome Home (3:01) – Marc Canham (Taken from the album ‘I Care A Lot (Music from the Netflix Film)’; see marccanhamsoundtrack.bandcamp.com)

9. Move Many (joints) (2:55) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

10. The Awakening (11:15) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘To Touch the Sky’; see theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com/album/to-touch-the-sky & www.theemeralddawn.net)

11. Stripped Bare (4:24) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

12. Toes (4:41) – Polyhymns (Taken from the ‘Hybrid Sunday’ EP; see polyhymns.bandcamp.com/album/hybrid-sunday-ep & linktr.ee/Polyhymns)

13. It’s All We Are (4:24) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

14. Chew (6:21) – Hannah’s Little Sister (Taken from the ‘EP.mp3EP; see hannahslttlsstr.bandcamp.com/album/ep-mp3 & www.facebook.com/hannahslittlesister/)

15. Pontus Norshammar introduces his choice for our ongoing feature ‘Corea Talks’ (2:51)

16. Duet Suite (15:38) – Chick Corea & Gary Burton (Taken from the album ‘Duet’; see chickcorea.com & www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/profiles/gary_burton.shtml)

17. Birds (2:16) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

18. Two Compartments (5:04) – Elif Yalvac (Taken from the album ‘Mountains Become Stepping Stones’; see hazalelif.bandcamp.com/album/mountains-become-stepping-stones & www.facebook.com/elifyalvacmusic/)

19. Sleep Tight (5:44) – Marc Canham (Taken from the album ‘I Care A Lot (Music from the Netflix Film)’; see marccanhamsoundtrack.bandcamp.com)

20. Hephaestus the Cuckold (4:20) – Quicksilver Night featuring Farzad Golpayegani (Single available via quicksilvernightproductions.bandcamp.com/track/hephaestus-the-cuckold-feat-farzad-golpayegani which will also be on Quicksilver Night’s forthcoming ‘Asymptote’ album)

21. Midnight Flit (6:09) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘As The Love Continues’; see mogwai.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-love-continues & mogwai.scot)

22. Lavender Philosophy (2:33) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, jennylysander.bandcamp.com/album/northern-folk & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

23. Skipping Rope (3:58) – Hands of the Heron (Taken from the album ‘13 Moons’; see cuculirecords.bandcamp.com/album/13-moons & www.facebook.com/cuculirecords

24. Remember Where You Are (5:35) – Jessie Ware (Taken from the album ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’; see www.jessieware.com)

25. Unboxers (5:52) – Polyhymns (Taken from the ‘Hybrid Sunday’ EP; see polyhymns.bandcamp.com/album/hybrid-sunday-ep & linktr.ee/Polyhymns)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show 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’m not exactly sure at this point what will be happening with the next show, but I promise we will be back with a typically eclectic playlist, so we hope to see you then.

Episode 309: Fredo Viola Interview

This is the 309th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show focuses on an interview with audio-visual artist and singer Fredo Viola. You can expect a typically great mixture of music on this show, as we talk to Fredo, play tracks from his brand new album release ‘My New Head’, and also play some of his all-time favourite music by other people. Across the show, we’ll have a typically eclectic playlist, including a tribute to the late, great Jim Steinman. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 52 minutes. Downloaded file is 102.5 MB

1. Uniton (2:33) Boom Pam (Single available via boompamrocks.bandcamp.com/album/uniton; see also www.facebook.com/BoomPam.Rocks)

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

3. The Cult (7:05) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘Revolutionnary Son’; see www.fredoviola.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

Interview with Fredo Viola

4. Stars and Rainbows (2:30) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

5. Sunset Road (4:45) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

6. Sat In Your Lap (3:30) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming’; see www.katebush.com/)

7. Pirate Jenny (6:43) – Nina Simone (Taken from the album ‘The Best of Nina Simone’; see www.ninasimone.com)

8. Suite No 1 for Jazz Band op. 38_Foxtrot (4:01) – Dmitri Shostakovich (composer), Rozhdestvensky (conductor), Soloists Ensemble of the U.S.S.R. (Taken from the album ‘Suite No 1 for Jazz Orchestra’; see www.britannica.com/biography/Dmitri-Shostakovich)

9. Les Noces – Second Tableau (5:38) – Igor Stravinsky (composer), Leonard Bernstein (conductor), English Bach Festival Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Stravinsky: Les Noces, Mass’; see fondation-igor-stravinsky.org/en/)

10. Minuet (2:47) – Alfred Schnittke (composer), Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet & Mstislav Rostropovich (string trio) (Taken from the album ‘Concert for Three, String Trio etc.’; see www.boosey.com/composer/Alfred+Schnittke)

11. Cool Water (3:07) – Odetta (Taken from the album ‘Best Of The Vanguard Years’; see www.odettamusic.com/)

12. Waiting for Seth (2:44) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album ‘My New Head’; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/my-new-head & www.fredoviola.com/fredo-viola)

13. My White Bicycle (3:18) – Tomorrow (Taken from the album ‘Tomorrow’; see www.allmusic.com/album/tomorrow-mw0000247533)

14. The Pushbike Song (2:30) – The Mixtures (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Mixtures’; see nostalgiacentral.com/music/artists-l-to-z/artists-m/mixtures/)

15. Where the Ocean Meets the Sky (4:26) Needlepoint (Taken from the album ‘Walking Up That Valley’; see needlepoint.bandcamp.com/album/walking-up-that-valley)

16. Heaven Can Wait (4:41) – Meat Loaf (Taken from the album ‘Bat Out Of Hell’; see meatloaf.net/ & jimsteinman.com)

17. Cascade (6:35) – Origamibiro (Taken from the album ‘Miscellany’; see origamibiro.bandcamp.com/album/miscellany & www.facebook.com/Origamibiro)

18. Sounds for the Unseen (10:54) – Daniel Inzani (Single available via danielinzani.bandcamp.com/track/sounds-for-the-unseen; see also danielinzani.co.uk/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this show, particularly to Fredo Viola for agreeing to do the interview and choosing so much of the music, 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 again next time, with a typically eclectic show, so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 305: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 3

This is the 305th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 3 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. 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 20 and 11 in the countdown (with the big top 10 countdown being revealed next time). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Garden of Live Flowers and Psychic Equalizer and I’ll reflect on the passing of the late, great Chick Corea. 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 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.6 MB.

1. Ice Cream Heart (2:47) – Garden of Live Flowers (Taken from the album ‘Sticky, Sweet and Dirty’; see gardenofliveflowers.bandcamp.com/album/sticky-sweet-and-dirty & www.facebook.com/gardenofliveflowers)

2. Sorceress (7:34) – Return To Forever (Taken from the album ‘Romantic Warrior’; see chickcorea.com)

3. The Astronomers (7:09) – Psychic Equalizer (Taken from the EP ‘Revealed II’; see psychicequalizer.bandcamp.com/album/revealed-ii & www.facebook.com/psychicequalizer)

4. Starlings & Crows (3:49) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

5. All Things Good (4:53) – Chloë March (Taken from the album ‘Starlings & Crows’; see chloemarch.bandcamp.com/album/starlings-crows, www.chloemarch.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

6. Obedience (5:14) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

7. Heartwashing (2:42) – Dyble Longdon (Taken from the album ‘Between A Breath And A Breath′; see www.bigbigtrain.com/dyble-longdon/)

8. You Didn’t Know (4:40) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

9. True Minds (5:33) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Half Silences (3:47) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

11. Given a Sign (4:20) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

12. Home True (6:29) – Michael Olatuja feat. Becca Stevens & Robert Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

13. Brighter Day (5:58) – Michael Olatuja feat. Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

14. V (6:38) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

15. Zero (4:52) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

16. Pedal Down (4:44) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

17. Drops (5:49) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the album The Other Side’; see qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side, www.questensemble.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/QuestEnsemble/)

18. Sepia and White (13:31) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

19. The Light Shines Out (6:17) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

20. Like A Diamond Bright (3:31) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

21. Open My Eye (5:26) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison1.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison-436363986400726)

22. Ascension Bells (5:18) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

23. Passports for a Metaphysical Journey (7:07) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.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 again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the big top 10, the albums from 10 to 1. It should be a wonderful show so we hope to see you back again then.

Episode 304: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 2

This is the 304th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 2 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. 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 (with the top 20 countdown continuing over the course of the next two shows). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Spindle Ensemble and I’ll reflect belatedly on five years since the passing of the late, great David Bowie. 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 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 129.8 MB.

1. Caligo (5:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available via spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/caligo-m-nilmontant-b-side; see www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

2. Warszawa (6:24) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Low’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

3. Survive (Marius de Vries Mix) (4:21) – David Bowie (Remixed single of a track taken from the album ‘Hours’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

4. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

5. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. The Life and Death of Hugo Drax (4:43) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

7. Free As A Bird (5:29) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

8. Sol (4:29) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

9. Les Chansons Sont Des Bouteilles A La Mer (6:12) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

10. Render (4:02) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/

11. Arkon (3:49) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/)

12. Believe It All (6:33) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

13. Lopsided (5:51) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

14. Our Film (5:13) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

15. New Maps (6:18) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

16. Idols In The Flesh Pt 2 (5:19) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

17. Church Of Flesh (5:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. Time Machine (2:47) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

19. Birdsong (6:22) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

20. Heron (7:16) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

21. Mare (7:37) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

22. Weather Girl (3:47) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

23. Back to the Stars (6:07) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.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 again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the albums from 20 to 11. We hope to see you back again then.

Episode 303: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 1

This is the 303rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Rebsie Fairholm for standing in for me on the last show when I was very busy with work – it was indeed a most excellent playlist. But I’m back again with this show as I begin my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 1 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. 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 42 and 31 in the countdown (with the top 30 countdown continuing over the course of the next three shows). 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 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.75 MB.

1. Night time (5:30) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

2. The Sun and the Moon (7:30) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

3. A Noise With Which To Cave The Head (4:32) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

4. Falling Up (4:12)  – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

5. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

6. The End and the Beginning (9:09) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

7. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

8. Everything Needs To Breathe (4:44) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/, orwell.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante-2020 & hotpumarecords.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante)

10. Les ondes (4:18)  – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/, orwell.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante-2020 & hotpumarecords.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante)

11. Half Pair (Song of the Muse) (4:15)  – Half Pair (Taken from the album ‘Half Pair’; see halfpair.bandcamp.com/album/half-pair & www.facebook.com/halfpair)

12. Juniper Bush (5:36)  – Half Pair (Taken from the album ‘Half Pair’; see halfpair.bandcamp.com/album/half-pair & www.facebook.com/halfpair)

13. Taciturne (6:55) – Aksak Maboul (Taken from the album ‘Figures’; see aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com/album/figures & www.facebook.com/AksakMaboul1/)

14. Un Caïd (5:26) – Aksak Maboul (Taken from the album ‘Figures’; see aksakmaboul.bandcamp.com/album/figures & www.facebook.com/AksakMaboul1/)

15. Keep Up (6:59) – Johannes Berauer (Taken from the album ‘Hourglass’; see johannesberauer.bandcamp.com/album/hourglass)

16. Triptych III. Phoenix (4:14) – Johannes Berauer (Taken from the album ‘Hourglass’; see johannesberauer.bandcamp.com/album/hourglass)

17. Murur al-Kiram (5:35) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

18. Rosa (6:07) – Kinematik (Taken from the album ‘Murur al-Kiram’; see beaconsound.bandcamp.com/album/kinematik-murur-al-kiram, rupturedthelabel.bandcamp.com/album/murur-al-kiram, www.wearebeaconsound.com & www.facebook.com/knmtklb)

19. Osouji (4:31) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

20. Tuesday Afternoon (5:37) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

21. Aurora Moon (7:03) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

22. Wading Through the Waters of Time (5:33) – Electric Mud (Taken from the album ‘Quiet Days On Earth’; see electricmud.bandcamp.com)

23. Crestfallen (4:26) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

24. Spring Branch (4:54) – Curved Light (Taken from the album ‘Primrose Path’; see curvedlight.bandcamp.com/album/primrose-path & www.facebook.com/curvedlight)

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 again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the albums from 30 to 21. We hope to see you back again then.

Episode 302: The Hidden Tiger

This is the 302nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenter Rebsie Fairholm kindly standing in for him. She’ll be bringing you her own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. There’s no feature album as such this time; instead we’re featuring artists from the independent label Clay Pipe Music. There will be four artists from their catalogue: Gilroy Mere, Tyneham House, Vic Mars and Plinth, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t. 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 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120 MB.

1. Three Cries (5:05) – Mishaped Pearls (Taken from the album ‘Shivelight’; see mishapedpearls.org and mishapedpearls.bandcamp.com)

2. Put Me Under (3:47) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

3. Hero to Zero (5:23) – Katy Carr (Taken from the album ‘Providence’; see katycarr.com and katycarr.bandcamp.com)

4. Just Turn for Home (6:22)  – Gilroy Mere (Taken from the album ‘The Green Line’; see gilroymere.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

5. Shade (3:46)  – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com & waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence)

6. Lonely Soul (6:42)– Psychic Equalizer (Taken from the album ‘The Sixth Extinction’; see psychicequalizer.bandcamp.com)

7. Blackthorn Winter (6:32) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

8. Holloways (4:42) – Vic Mars (Taken from the album ‘Inner Roads and Outer Paths’; see vicmars.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

9. You Were There (4:41) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden II’ see foveahex.bandcamp.com)

10. Death is the New Sex (4:14)  – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Tunng Presents … DEAD CLUB’; see tunng.co.uk and tunng.bandcamp.com)

11. The Green Line (5:03)  – Gilroy Mere (Taken from the album ‘The Green Line’; see gilroymere.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

12. Jesus’ Crooked Shadow (4:53)  – Mishaped Pearls (Taken from the album ‘Shivelight’; see mishapedpearls.org and mishapedpearls.bandcamp.com)

13. We Are the Dead (4:59) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Diamond Dogs’; see davidbowie.com)

14. Andy Warhol (3:57) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Hunky Dory’; see davidbowie.com)

15. Miracle on the Vistula (4:45) – Katy Carr (Taken from the album ‘Providence’; see katycarr.com and katycarr.bandcamp.com)

16. Rookery Wood (2:05) – Tyneham House (Taken from the album ‘Tyneham House’ see tynehamhouse.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

17. A Million Colours (5:41) – Tunng (Taken from the album ‘Tunng Presents … DEAD CLUB’; see tunng.co.uk and tunng.bandcamp.com)

18. The Fair Arrives (4:30) – Vic Mars (Taken from the album ‘Inner Roads and Outer Paths’; see vicmars.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

19. Truth (4:16) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com & waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence)

20. Post Office Row (1:57) – Tyneham House (Taken from the album ‘Tyneham House’; see tynehamhouse.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

21. Aye (6:14) – Mr McFall’s Chamber (Taken from the album ‘Birds & Beasts’; see mcfalls.co.uk and martynbennett.com)

22. Back to the Stars (6:07) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

23. Sea Oak I (2:08) – Plinth (Taken from the album ‘Music for Smalls Lighthouse’; see iamplinth.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

24. Dawn Reflects in the East (3:39) – Plinth (Taken from the album ‘Music for Smalls Lighthouse’; see iamplinth.bandcamp.com and claypipemusic.co.uk)

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, beginning his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020.

Episode 299: 300 and Mum

This is the 299th edition (though it’s actually the 300th) of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Rebsie Fairholm for kindly standing in for me on the excellent previous show. This time around it’s a very special show for a couple of reasons. First, because it’s actually the 300th edition (because sometime ago I did a ‘half’ show, & if you count that then this becomes show number 300), so that seems like a thing well worth celebrating. Second, on a much more tragic note, my Mum sadly passed away back in September, so I wanted to pay musical tribute to her in much the same way that I did for my Dad back in 2019. And as with my Dad, there wasn’t a huge overlap between my Mum’s tastes and those of a typical Eppy Gibbon playlist, so what I’ve done is pick some tracks that she loved, and I’ve scattered them throughout this show’s eclectic playlist. So, some of the tracks won’t be quite what you’re used to but there should be enough typical Eppy Gibbon music to keep everyone satisfied. There’s no feature album this time, to allow me to play the tracks dedicated to my Mum, but there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you’ll know plus quite a few that you won’t. 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 44 minutes. Downloaded file is 149.6 MB.

1. Downtown (3:08) – Petula Clark (Taken from the album ‘Downtown’; see www.petulaclark.net/)

2. Elliptical Days (4:30) – LOMA (Taken from the album ‘Don’t Shy Away′; see lomamusic.bandcamp.com/album/dont-shy-away, lomatheband.com, www.subpop.com/artists/loma & www.facebook.com/lomatheband)

3. One On One (3:58)  – Lisa Bella Donna (Taken from the album ‘Transformers’; see moogmusic.bandcamp.com/album/transformers & lisabelladonna.com)

4. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (7:10) – The Carpenters (Taken from the album ‘Gold: Greatest Hits’; see www.richardandkarencarpenter.com)

5. Attention, Earthlings (5:59)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

6. Preludes: Book 1: No. 8: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (3:31) – Isao Tomita (Taken from the album ‘Snowflakes Are Dancing’; see isaotomita.net/)

7. Tolerance (3:20) – Darkroom (Single available to download via darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/track/tolerance; see also  darkroomtheband.net/)

8. E.G. 300 (6:39) – Longstone (Single currently available as an Eppy Gibbon show exclusive but likely to be available soon to purchase via Bandcamp; see longstone.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/Longstone-35010211805/)

9. Never Mine (3:37) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

10. Where Do We Gotta Go Now (7:05) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

11. The Fool On The Hill (3:00) – The Beatles (Taken from the album ‘Magical Mystery Tour’; see www.thebeatles.com/)

12. Stuffer vapes and drapes his cape on a gaping ape (12:00)  – Sproingg (Taken from the album ‘Clam’; see sproingg.bandcamp.com/album/clam & www.facebook.com/sproingg/)

13. That Old Gang of Mine (7:02) – Rainbow Face (Taken from the album ‘Stars’ Blood’; see rainbowface.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/rainbowfaceband)

14. Home True (6:29) – Michael Olatuja feat. Becca Stevens & Robert Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Lagos Pepper Soup’; see michaelolatuja-whirlwind.bandcamp.com, www.michaelolatujamusic.com & www.facebook.com/Michael-Olatuja-Lagos-Pepper-Soup-134385293905)

15. Tiny Compass (3:46) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Single available to buy via marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com/track/tiny-compass-single but it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see also rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Lady Young Ghost (2:05) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see archgarrison.co.uk and archgarrison1.bandcamp.com)

17. Know To Know No More (4:37) – Rael Jones (Taken from the album ‘Mother Echo’; see raeljones.bandcamp.com/album/mother-echo & www.raeljones.com/)

18. Memorare (4:28) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Prayers of the Rosary’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com/album/prayers-of-the-rosary & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes)

19. A Million Fires (5:40) – Fovea Hex (Taken from the EP ‘The Salt Garden III’; see foveahex.bandcamp.com)

20. Philadelphia (4:11) – Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Taken from the album ‘Philadelphia’; see shabasonkrgovichharris.bandcamp.com/album/philadelphia)

21. New Light (3:04) Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘A Trace of Memory’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/a-trace-of-memory, www.sanguinehum.com & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

22. Summerlong (5:22) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments Of Clarity’; see abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/the-life-of-the-honey-bee-and-other-moments-of-clarity, abelganz.com, & www.facebook.com/abelganzband/)  

23. A Little Piece Of Heaven (2:06) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic, & for more about the re-released ‘The Sky Goes All The Way Home’, see www.cd-services.com/product_info.aspx?id=1970&qry&key&genre=24&pi=0&fbclid=IwAR1ZoKU2MrRRgOR0-rPWzPLs7XAB2963fuM4eBXT4C9qGcBnzDBDrUClXbI)

24. Here (5:45)  – Aaron Parks (Taken from the album ‘Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man’; see aaronparksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/little-big-ii-dreams-of-a-mechanical-man, www.aaronparks.com, & www.facebook.com/aaronparks/)

25. Never The Same (Live) (5:50) – Echolyn (Taken from the DVD ‘Stars And Gardens – Volume 4’; see www.starsandgardens.com/index.php, www.echolyn.com/, & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

26. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (3:24) – Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Barbra Streisand’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home & www.neildiamond.com)

27. Woman In Love (3:53) – Barbra Streisand (Taken from the album ‘Guilty’; see barbrastreisand.com/#home)

28. Sunshine On Leith (5:16) – The Proclaimers (Taken from the album ‘Sunshine On Leith’; see the.proclaimers.co.uk)

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. Do join us for the next show when there will be lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, and because it’s that time of the year again, it’s a festive special.

Episode 293: Tim Smith Tribute Special

This is the 293rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. 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 be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith. Our feature album this time reflects that as it’s the fourth album proper by the band that Tim founded & fronted, ‘Sing To God’ by Cardiacs, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including music from Tim’s various other musical projects: his solo work, Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake, The Sea Nymphs, & Spratley’s Japs, plus cover versions of Tim’s work, music that influenced Tim, & bands who were in turn inspired by him. 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 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.3 MB.

1. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-dry-land, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

2. Fanny (6:23) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

4. The Stench of Honey (5:25) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.facebook.com/knifeworld/ & www.cardiacs.net)

5. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/tim-smiths-extra-special-oceanland-world & www.cardiacs.net)

6. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net

7. Lauft…Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft (8:08) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust.com/music/rock/faust-band/)

8. Wireless  (8:22) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

9. Shaping The River (1:29) – Rob Crow (Taken from the album ‘Everybody’s Got Damage′; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/everybodys-got-damage)

10. Is This the Life (6:22) – Mikrokosmos (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl & www.cardiacs.net)

11. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

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

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

14. Your Removal Of Me (2:34) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net)

15. Oh (8:09) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Tickle Trot (3:51) – Little Trophy (Taken from their demo CD, which is not widely available; see www.discogs.com/artist/1639697-Little-Trophy & www.facebook.com/littletrophy/)

17. Mathematics Of Love (4:01) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

18. Send Him Seaworthy (6:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

19. Up In Annie’s Room (3:34)  The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the ‘Appealing To Venus’ EP; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs & www.cardiacs.net/

20. Foundling (5:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

If you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Tim Smith, please see www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/21-07-2020-timothy-charles-smith

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the late, great Tim Smith, 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 hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks but things are a bit up in the air at the moment so just keep an eye out. Whatever we come up with, I can promise you it will be a great show.

Episode 290: Ennio Morricone, Tim Smith and Affectionate Friends

This is the 290th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is a sad but celebratory show, as we pay tribute to a number of composers and musicians that we have sadly lost recently. We have a feature artist, the late, great maestro himself, Ennio Morricone, and we’ll be playing several tracks either composed or inspired by him. We also recently lost the genius English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music video director Tim Smith, best known as the frontman of the band Cardiacs. I will be doing a longer tribute to him on a future show, but I couldn’t let this show pass by without celebrating Tim’s great talents, so you’ll hear music from him and also composed by him, as well as music from many of his affectionate friends scattered throughout the show. And we have also recently lost the singer-songwriter, guitarist and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green, and Jarno Sarkula, leader of the Finnish band Alamaailman Vasarat, so you’ll also hear tributes to them. And around all those tributes you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. 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 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127. MB.

1. Titoli (2:57) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Fistful of Dollars’; see www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

2. Au Cheval (4:19) – ensemble, et al. (Taken from the album ‘The Slow Reveal’; see ensembleetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-slow-reveal, www.ensembleetal.com & www.facebook.com/ensembleetal/)

3. Dark Already (2:45) – Christian Madden (Taken from the album ‘Understand the Rules (1-3)’; see christianmadden.bandcamp.com/album/understand-the-rules-1-3)

4. Blind In Safety and Leafy In Love (2:46) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album Songs for Ships and Irons’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

5. Bellyeye (4:09) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

6. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (4:12) – The Belmonts (Taken from the album ‘Cigars, Acappella, Candy’; see www.thebelmonts.net/default.asp)

7. Spent Forces (3:57) – Replikin (Taken from the EP ‘The Feeding Frenzy’; see replikin.bandcamp.com/releases, gentlegiantmusic.com/GG/Replikin & www.facebook.com/replikin/)

8. Mosquito (3:32) – Axel Krygier (Taken from the album ‘Hombre De Piedra’; see axelkrygier.bandcamp.com/album/hombre-de-piedra, www.axelk.com/ & www.facebook.com/krygiera/)

9. Clouds Light the Night (4:21) – Julia Kent (Single available to download via music.juliakent.com/track/clouds-light-the-night; see also www.juliakent.com)

10. 40,000 Years (3:57) – Damon Smith (Single available to download via damonsmithmusic.bandcamp.com/track/40000-years; see also www.damonisaacsmith.com)

11. Dank (5:23) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

12. The Bitter Lay (5:03) – Arch Garrison (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Bitter Lay’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/the-bitter-lay/2171.htm, archgarrison1.bandcamp.com/album/the-bitter-lay & www.archgarrison.co.uk/)

13. The Green Manalishi (4:34) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album The Best of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’; see www.facebook.com/petergreenandfriends/)

14. 1970 (8:40) – Ennio Morricone (Taken from the album ‘Crime And Dissonance’; see enniomorricone.bandcamp.com/album/crime-and-dissonance, www.enniomorricone.org/ & www.facebook.com/maestroenniomorricone/)

15. See You, See Me (3:21) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘See You, See Me’; see 369music.bandcamp.com/album/see-you-see-me, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole/)

16. Bradshaw (6:08) – Tezeta (Taken from the ‘Curious Bubble’ EP; see tezeta.bandcamp.com/album/curious-bubble & www.facebook.com/tezetamusic/)

17. Smoke & Mirrors (6:47) – The Original Magnetic Light Parade (Taken from the single ‘Smoke & Mirrors/Confusion Reigns’; see bearsuitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/smoke-mirrors-confusion-reigns & bearsuitrecords.webs.com/music.htm)

18. Hajakas (4:31) – Alamaailman Vasarat (Taken from the album ‘Valta’; see www.discogs.com/artist/217907-Alamaailman-Vasarat & www.facebook.com/alamaailmanvasarat/)

19. Takes One To Know One (4:57) Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Mass Hysteria’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

20. Signal In The Noise (6:04) GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album GoGo Penguin; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

21. Money Is A Memory (3:33) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

22. An Independent State (2:41) Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Making A New World’; see fieldmusic.bandcamp.com/album/making-a-new-world, field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

23. Playing Love (3:52) Diego Tomassetti (Taken from the EP ‘A Picture of You’; see diegotomassetti.bandcamp.com/album/a-picture-of-you)

24. The Wooing Of Étaín (5:24) Adiemus & Karl Jenkins (Taken from the album ‘Adiemus IV – The Eternal Knot’; see www.karljenkins.com/)

25. Slow Movements (9:25) Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

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 for the next show when I’ll hopefully be presenting an interview with singer-songwriter Marica Petrey from the art rock band Girl Swallows Nightingale, interspersed with the usual eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.