Episode 208: EppyFest Mini Preview

June 12, 2017 at 9:55 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 208th 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). Thanks to Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm for filling in for me in fine style on the last show, but I’m back this time to preview my own upcoming live music event EppyFest Mini, happening in Cheltenham on Saturday 29th July. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Irritant’, the brand new album by Schnauser who are headlining EppyFest Mini. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other four bands/acts on at EppyFest Mini, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to a couple of people who have left this mortal coil in the past month. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 108.2 MB.

1. Elected (3:42) – Alice Cooper (Taken from the album ‘Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper’; see www.alicecooper.com/www.facebook.com/AliceCooper/)

2. Hypertension (4:16) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

3. Wandering Star (3:39) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Spiral Sky’; see marvinbnaylor.com & marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

4. Satellites (4:42) – 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/)

5. Dawn of the 2D Trees (2:44) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

6. AYU (As Yet Untitled) (4:06) – Matt Baber (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/mattbaberpiano/)

7. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

8. Teilhard de Chardin (4:18) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

9. A New Atmosphere (8:23) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

10. Eppy Birthday Song (1:29) – Mister Pongle (Exclusive track not otherwise available; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

11. Inexorable (3:20) – The Neil Campbell Collective (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/)

12. Sòdhaigh (4:30) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

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

13. Slave To The Rhythm (4:21) – Grace Jones (Taken from the compilation album ‘Island Life’; see missgracejones.com/)

14. Main Theme from Outskirts (5:39) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/matt-baber/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

15. Jeanine (1:23) – Mister Pongle (Not currently available to buy but may appear on an album at some point; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

16. Re-Mortgaging The Nest of Hairs (4:12) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Irritant’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/album/irritant & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

17. Marching Song (4:20) – Candythief (A close-to-being-finished mix of a song set to appear on the forthcoming new Candythief album; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

18. Fields Within Fields (4:54) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

For more information about EppyFest Mini and to buy advance tickets go to: eppyfest.co.uk/

19. Surprise, Surprise (4:07) – Caravan (Taken from the album ‘For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night‘; see www.caravan-info.co.uk/#/ & www.last.fm/music/Caravan)

20. Dreaming Of A New World (3:37) – 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/)

21. Stacks (6:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

22. Live And Let Die (3:12) – Paul McCartney And Wings (Taken from the album ‘Live And Let Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

23. Black Hole Sun (5:18) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Superunknown’; see www.soundgardenworld.com & www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

24. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

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 should be back again next time with his half-term report of the musical year of 2017, so we hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 147: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 2

February 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 147th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here. Continuing with my review of 2014, here is the second of three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums of last year, with a show that features the albums at numbers 20 to 11. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, avant prog, psych pop, power pop, and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 14 mins. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Strange Relations 5 (9:10) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Strange Relations; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. The Warm-Up Man Forever (4:07) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

3. Smiler at 50 (8:20) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

4. End of Rain (5:33) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

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

6. National Grid (6:23) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

7. Split (4:08) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

8. Luminescence (11:15) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album Skye; see www.monarchtrail.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

9. Shaking Hats (9:45) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

10. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

11. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

12. 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)

13. Tempo (3:00) – 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)

14. Something New (3:42) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

15. Synthesised Happiness (6:36) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

16. Among The Family Tree (3:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

17. We Are Fragile Like The China (6:36) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

18. Saving It All For A Saturday (4:23) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

19. Paper, Scissors, Stone (4:03) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. I’ll be back soon with part 3 of my review of 2014, when I’ll reveal my 10 favourite albums of 2014, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 127: Durka Returns

May 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 127th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This is a ‘normal’ edition of the show jam packed with music both old and new. The feature album for this show is Fortunate Observer of Time’ by US prog rockers Frogg Cafe so you’ll hear four tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140.4 MB.

1. Sparrows (1:52) – Spratley’s Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony′; see abc-mary.myshopify.com/collections/cds/products/spratley-s-japs-pony-cd & www.anyware.co.uk/japs/history.html)

2. As long as he lies perfectly still (4:58) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

3. Eternal Optimist (6:33) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

4. Down From the Rafters (4:25) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

5. The Clock Of The Long Now (2:05) – Shineback (Taken from the album ‘Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed’; see www.shineback.org/, music.badelephant.co.uk/album/rise-up-forgotten-return-destroyed & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

6. Main Theme from Outskirts (5:39) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Outskirts’; see troopersforsound.com/catalogue/outskirts/ & mattbaber.bandcamp.com/album/outskirts)

7. Fusion Illusion (5:38) – Process Seven (Taken from the album, ‘Fusion Illusion; see i98235.wix.com/process-sevenitunes.apple.com/album/fusion-illusion/id584003575?v0=9988&ign-mpt=uo=1 & www.amazon.co.uk/Fusion-Illusion/dp/B00AIHPY2Y)

8. Resign (1:05) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

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

9. All The Love (4:30) – Kate Bush (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming’; see www.katebush.com/)

10. Our First Meeting (7:54) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenprojectwww.youtube.com/watch?v=roWTkBOZbsU & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

11. Reluctant Observer (9:32) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

12. Solar Flare (3:17) – Kirsten Morrison (Taken from the album ‘Proserpine’s Gold’; see www.kirstenmorrisonmusic.co.uk/Kirsten_Morrison_Music/Home.html, kirstenmorrison.bandcamp.com/album/proserpines-gold, & www.facebook.com/pages/Kirsten-Morrison-Music/233113536746874)

13. Qualia (3:01) – 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)

14. Eko (4:21) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Me You You Me’; see www.danielcarlson.com/me-you-you-me-1-2/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-you-you-me, folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson & www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea-Q3xLegDM)

15. Supplicant’s Song (3:15) – Fredo Viola (Taken from the album Revolutionary Son; see www.fredoviola.com/, www.revolutionaryson.com/ & fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/revolutionary-son)

16. Trees (4:21) – Paul Mallyon (Taken from the album ‘Coming Home; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulmallyon & itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home/id790705969)

17. Cider Sue (10:55) – Fusion Orchestra 2 (Taken from the album ‘Casting Shadows’; see www.fusionorchestra2.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/fusionorchestra22 & www.facebook.com/fusionorchestra2)

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

19. The Other Side (3:31) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

Matt Stevens will be appearing with The Fierce & The Dead at EppyFest 3 on July 5th. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets at eppyfest.co.uk/

20. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the forthcoming album Ice Age; see mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/, www.kershmusic.com/home & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

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

21. Something for Jez (2:30) – Death By Chocolate (Taken from the album Bric-a-Brac; see darla.com/index.php?fuseaction=item_cat.ecom_superitem_detail&item_cat_id=40085 & www.boum.co.uk/recordings-to-date/)

22. Fortunate Observer Of Time (7:08) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘Fortunate Observer Of Time’; see www.froggcafe.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Frogg-Cafe/66279581629 & 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/frogg-cafe/)

23. Electron Magnitude (3:51) – Persona Grata (Taken from the album ‘Frienemies’; see myspace.com/personagrata/music/album/frienemies-4718684 & www.punkrockcds.com/persona-grata-frienemies-p-36110.html)

24. Astral traveller (single edit) (4:25) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

25. Les Courants Ascendants (6:07) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

26. Sweetness Follows (4:22) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. The next show will most likely be another of my occasional long track specials so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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