Episode 271: Emily Bezar Interview

This is the 271st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the horrors of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon on the last show, we move to much more pleasant topics this time around. This show is built around an interview with the singer, keyboardist and composer Emily Bezar. There’s no feature album this time, but you will hear three tracks from Emily throughout the show. You’ll hear Emily answer some questions I put to her, and some tracks chosen by her too, plus other music covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including new tracks from Spindle Ensemble, Lake Ruth, & Andy Pickford. 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 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.5 MB.

1. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

2. Heyyeh (4:11) – Penya (Track available to buy via Bandcamp – penyamusic.bandcamp.com/album/penya-na-familia-ya-zawose)

3. The Cleaner (Edit) (3:58) – Squid (Single available from all the usual download places; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/squiduk/)

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

4. Ease (8:13) – Public Image Limited (Taken from the album ‘Album’; see www.pilofficial.com

5. The Longest Way (4:55) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

6. Shades of Scarlett Conquering (4:58) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

7. Metronome (5:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Angels’ Abacus’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/angels-abacus, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

8. Frontier (4:32) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

9. All I Know Is Tonight (7:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘What We Must’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/what-we-must & jagajazzist.com/)

10. Apokalypsis (2:55) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

11. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence/Blue Tail Fly (live) (7:24) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

12. Strange Interiors (3:01) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Extended Leave/Strange Interiors’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/extended-leave-strange-interiorswww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)  

13. Okemah Sundown (4:47) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Chase/Okemah Sundown’; see www.spindleensemble.com, spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/chase-okemah-sundown-double-a-side-single & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

14. Psymanteum Part 10 (2:11) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Psymanteum Part 11 (6:42) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Emily Bezar for agreeing to do the interview, for providing such thoughtful answers, and for choosing such great music. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.

Episode 251: Best of 2018, Top 30 pt 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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