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 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 191: Best of 2015 – the best of the rest, part 3

October 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 191st 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 and via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this edition I return to my review of some of the best music from last year – this is the final part of my 2015 review, honest! There’s no feature album this time around, but across the show we’ll be featuring tracks from a range of great albums and EPs from 2015 (plus one track from 2016), with the usual eclectic mixture of styles from across the Eppy Gibbon musical map. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.65 MB.

1. Rattling Bones (5:24) – The Eastern Swell (Taken from the album ‘One Day, A Flood’; see www.theeasternswell.com/www.facebook.com/theeasternswell)

2. Kars 1 (5:27) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

3. Supplicant’s Song (3:12) – I Am Your Autopilot (Taken from the ‘Supplicant’s Song’ EP; see fredoviola.bandcamp.com/album/supplicants-song-single for more details about the EP & iamyourautopilot.bandcamp.com for more details about the band)

4. Grass is Greener (4:34) – Tim Burness (Taken from the album ‘Whose Dream Are You Living?’; see www.timburness.com, timburness.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Burness/195607947167604)

5. Distortrait (5:37) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

6. Transmutation (4:59) – Arcane Alchemists (Taken from the album ‘From Tales To Spells; see arcanealchemists.bandcamp.com, www.arcane-music.com/?lang=enwww.facebook.com/arcanemusicband)

7. 19 (7:53) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

8. Capable of Anything (3:51) – Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, ymusicensemble.com/ & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

9. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3 (4:34) – Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘So There’; see www.benfolds.com, www.nashvillesymphony.org & www.facebook.com/BenFolds/?fref=ts)

10. Where Is My Mind? (4:05) – Saul Blease (Taken from the album ‘Daybreak′; see www.saulblease.com/p/home.html, saulblease.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Saul-Blease/238433059526178)

11. Everything You’re Not (3:41) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

12. An Atrium (4:46) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see  voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

13. Making Friends (4:52) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘+-’; see mewsite.com/www.facebook.com/mew)

14. Zenlike Creature (9:54) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Technicians of the Sacred’; see www.ozrics.com/)

15. A Noise From The Barn (6:59) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

16. Glass Lake (6:22) – Vessels (Taken from the album ‘Dilate’; see vesselsband.com/www.facebook.com/Vesselsband & vesselsband.bandcamp.com/)

17. Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

18. Take You Down (6:34) – Section IV (Taken from the album ‘Superhuman’; see www.section-iv.com/section-iv.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/sectioniv)

19. The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq (4:22) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

20. Reprise (1:24) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Flood’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic/)

21. Behold The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (8:16) – Numinous (Taken from the album ‘Changing Same; see www.numinousmusic.com/, numinous.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/numinousmusic)

22. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (3:15) – Voice Coils (Taken from the ‘Heaven’s Sense’ EP; see voicecoils.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/voicecoils/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. I’ll be back in a couple of shows’ time, but next time beware as the evil Count Eppy Gibbon will return to introduce his annual Halloween edition of the show, so I hope you’ll join him for some spooky sounds.

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Episode 187: The Golden Fleece

August 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 187th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is pretty much a standard edition of the show, with an eclectic mixture of styles and a combination of new and old music on offer. We have a feature album on this show, ‘Ice Age’, the 2014 album by Mike Kershaw, and there will be three tracks from that. In addition you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including a tribute to the late Padraig Duggan of Clannad, a return to our semi-regular 80s feature, and music from the UK, Mongolia, Sweden, the US and Slovenia. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.03 MB.

1. Mhórag’s Na Horo Gheallaidh (1:44) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

2. For Marmish Part II (14:05) – Floating Points (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.floatingpoints.co.uk/, soundcloud.com/floatingpointswww.facebook.com/floatingpoints)

3. Frame and Glass (8:06) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

4. Humdrum Drivel (3:40) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download or available as a free download if you sign up to her mailing list – see www.musicglue.com/rhain/; see also rhainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/humdrum-drivel & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

5. Revolution (3:23) – Behi (Taken from the album ‘Behi; see www.behibandmongolia.com/ & www.facebook.com/behimusic/?fref=ts)

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

6. Is this the life? (5:36) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

7. Joybringer (3:27) – Manfred Mann’s Earthband (Originally released as a single but later taken from the album ‘Masque’ and also to be found on the reissued version of ‘Solar Flare’; see www.manfredmann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-32182478112/?fref=ts)

8. Planet of the Apes (2:00) – Cyber Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Greatest TV Themes, vol. 2; see itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cyber-orchestra/id298236182 & www.schifrin.com/)

9. Celebration on the Planet Mars (3:04) – Ron Jarzombek (Taken from the album ‘Happy Hour for a Pack of Screaming Monkeys’; see www.ronjarzombek.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Jarzombek/167584066649910, & www.raymondscott.net/)

10. Life on Mars (3:25) – Rick Wakeman (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rwcc.com/, www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/ & www.davidbowie.com)

11. Rest In Pleasure (4:59) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

12. Hemavati (3:43) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

13. Guardian (5:18) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

14. The Orpheus Pavement (3:25) – Chloe March (Taken from the EP ‘The Orpheus Pavement’; see www.chloemarch.co.uk/chloemarch.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/chloemarchmusic)

15. Modus Mats (3:38) – Den Fule (Taken from the album Quake; see www.denfule.com/Den_Fule/ABOUT.html & en-gb.facebook.com/DenFule)

16. Coffee Countdown (4:25) – The Bonfire Radicals (Taken from the album ‘The Albino Peacock; see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

17. Gods in Heat (3:22) – Tobacco (Taken from the album ‘Sweatbox Dynasty; see www.tobaxxo.com/www.facebook.com/tobaxxo/?fref=ts)

18. Buaireadh An Phósta (2:53) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘Fuaim’; see www.clannad.ie/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

19. Summer in the Sun (5:24) – Gurgles (Taken from the album ‘Gurglefirst?’; see gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com/album/gurglefirst & www.facebook.com/pages/Gurgles/491289104226994)

20. Liberation Theology (4:42) – Auragami (Taken from the album ‘Compliance’; see auragami.tumblr.com/)

21. Mr Death Is Dead (3:13) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘If I Hadn’t Become An Artist And A Musician I Would Have Been A Serial Killer Or Killed Myself’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/if-i-hadnt-become-an-artist-and-a-musician-i-would-have-been-a-serial-killer-or-killed-myself & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

22. Home of the Brave (8:13) – Polyethylene Pet/+1 (Taken from the album ‘Pop’; see www.precognitiverecords.com & www.facebook.com/PolyethylenePet

23. Time As Emergent Phenomenon (4:02) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Of Two Minds: The Music of Frederic Chopin and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinplayschopin & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

24. Orange Green (15:24) – Jazoo (Taken from the album ‘Back to Reality’; see www.jazoo.si/en/biografija & www.facebook.com/Jazooband/?fref=ts)

25. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/, & mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=ts)

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 my special guest will be my fellow Progzilla Radio presenter Ed Wilkins, so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 185: Half-term Report, 2016

July 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 185th 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  and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Daniel & Rebsie of Alchymical Muse for kindly sitting in for me and producing such a fabulous show last time, but now that EppyFest is over for another year, it’s me back in the saddle again. And I return with a half-term report; a show filled with some of the best music released in the first six to seven months of 2016. 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 2016. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 38 minutes. Downloaded file is 144.3 MB.

1. Folklore (7:31) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

2. Timeless (1:59) – Mister Pongle (Taken from the single/EP ‘Timeliness’; see www.misterpongle.co.uk/, misterpongle.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/MisterPongle/)

3. Waiting for the Lights to Go Out (1:38) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

4. Good Lava (3:38) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Bring Back the Glow (3:50) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

6. Lazarus (6:22) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

7. Leak Water (4:41) – Bent Knee (Taken from the album ‘Say So’; see www.bentkneemusic.com/, bentknee.bandcamp.com/, & www.facebook.com/bentkneemusic)

8. Beneath a Perfect Sky (3:47) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

9. Spanish Ladies (3:55) – Admirals Hard (Taken from the album ‘Upon A Painted Ocean’; see www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/ADMIRALS+HARD.htm &        www.facebook.com/admiralshard/)

10. Polydactyl (2:58) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the album ‘Press The Flesh’; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack/)

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

12. The City of my Dreams (7:04) – 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/)

13. Mercy Nurse (4:11) – The Display Team (Taken from the album ‘Shifts’; see thedisplayteam.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/TheDisplayTeam/)

14. I Am Lost (7:14) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Bottled Out of Eden’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

15. Pedigree Chums (3:58) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

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

17. Stargazing (4:32) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Direction of Travel’; see www.shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar)

18. Obsidian Counterpoint (4:56) – Tim Hecker (Taken from the album ‘Love Streams’; see sunblind.net/ & www.facebook.com/timheckermusic/)

19. Moonsets of Aerah (3:36) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the ‘Human God’ EP; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/human-god & marvinbnaylor.com/)

20. Here at the Western World (3:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5268, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

21. Bucolics Anonymous (4:35) – The Trudy (Taken from the album ‘Always Never Beautiful Forever’; see www.thetrudy.co.uk/, thetrudy.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/The-Trudy-169765433591/)

22. Here Lies A Mermaid (6:35) – 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/)

23. Le lierre  (5:54) – Lazuli (Taken from the album Nos âmes Saoules; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

24. Fading (5:53) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

25. Little Mice (4:03) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

26. A Hallucination (8:04) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

27. 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/)

28. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47)  David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.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. I should be back for the next show, hopefully with yet another of my reviews of some of the best music that came out last year (yes, I am still doing my review of 2015), so I hope you’ll join me for the next edition of the show.

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Episode 183: Never Been Played

June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 183rd 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll be featuring nothing but music from bands, acts & artists we’ve never played on the show before. This includes some new bands/acts, some classic bands/acts, & some that have been around for a while but I just haven’t got into them or played them before now. As part of this our feature album is ‘Singles’, the original soundtrack album for the film of the same name, and therefore you’ll hear three tracks from that. Otherwise you can expect the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, with some tracks dedicated to or inspired by friends and listeners, & the rest coming entirely from me. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 34 minutes. Downloaded file is 141.25 MB.

1. Shango (2:40) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see  www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

2. Deep Six Textbook (5:39) – Let’s Eat Grandma (Taken from the album ‘I Gemini’; see letseatgrandma.co.uk/, www.transgressiverecords.com/news/detail/lets-eat-grandma-announce-album-i-gemini & www.facebook.com/thelegofgrandma/)

3. Island (5:34) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

4. Seasons (5:48) – Chris Cornell (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; chriscornell.com/)

5. Axe Victim (5:15) – Be Bop Deluxe (Taken from the album ‘Axe Victim’; see  www.billnelson.com/home.php)

6. It’s Just Forever (3:30) – Cage The Elephant Feat. Alison Mosshart (Taken from the album ‘Melophobia’; see www.cagetheelephant.com & www.facebook.com/cagetheelephant/)

7. Passion (4:24) – Yoshida Brothers (Taken from the album ‘Best Of Yoshida Brothers – Tsugaru Shamisen’; see www.domomusicgroup.com/yoshidabrothers/index.php)

8. Dropped (4:57) – Atoms For Peace (Taken from the album ‘Amok’; see atomsforpeace.info/ & www.facebook.com/atomsforpeace)

9. Marshes (Radio Edit) (4:17) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘Friend Of A Friend’; see roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

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

11. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (8:19) – Mother Love Bone (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Love_Bone)

12. Intro (4:38) – Alt-J (Taken from the album ‘This Is All Yours’; see www.altjband.com/ & www.facebook.com/altJ.band)

13. All Is Harvest (6:39) – Amorphous Androgynous (Taken from the album ‘Alice In Ultraland’; see www.fsoldigital.com/ & www.facebook.com/theamorphousandrogynous/)

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

14. Weird Cat (5:39) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

15. Bluejay (4:19) – Penguin Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Red Book’; see penguincafe.com/www.facebook.com/ThePenguinCafe)

16. Rifferama (2:56) – Hatfield And The North (Taken from the album ‘Hatfield And The North’; see www.hatfieldandthenorth.co.uk/)

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

17. Now Those Days Are Gone (3:31) – Bucks Fizz (Taken from the album ‘Bucks Fizz Classic Collection 1981-1985’; see www.bucksfizz.co.uk/)

18. Better Than Ever (4:50) – Jimi Tenor (Taken from the album ‘Out of Nowhere’; see www.jimitenor.com/)

19. Birth Ritual (6:08) – Soundgarden (Taken from the album ‘Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.soundgardenworld.com/www.facebook.com/Soundgarden)

20. Compte rendu d’analyse (8:48) – Albert Marcoeur (Taken from the album ‘Ma vie avec elles’; see www.labelfreres.com/home.php?id=0&it=2&fr=0, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlbertMarcoeur & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3028)

21. Les Hommes Sont Venus (4:19) – Magma (Taken from the album ‘Félicité Thösz’; see www.seventhrecords.com/)

22. Mr. Blue Sky (5:06) – Electric Light Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Blue’; see jefflynneselo.com & www.facebook.com/officialjefflynne)

23. EppyFest 5 promo (2:44); see eppyfest.co.uk/ for more details about the festival and buying tickets

24. Dead Dodo Down (3:10) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

25. Kilten Castle (5:22) – Jack Lancaster (Taken from the album ‘Skinningrove Bay’; see www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackLancaster)

26. Opus 32 (7:04) – Cthulhu Rise (Taken from the album ‘42’; see cthulhurise.com/, cthulhurise.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Cthulhu.Rise)

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’ll be busy building up to EppyFest over the next few weeks, so next time Daniel & Rebsie will be back yet again with their own wonderful take on the Eppy Gibbon show, and I’ll be back for the show after that with my half-term report of the musical year of 2016. I hope you’ll come back for those shows.

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Episode 177: Micheal Bearpark Interview 2016

April 1, 2016 at 9:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 177th 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 and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is built around an interview with Michael Bearpark of Henry Fool, Darkroom & No-man, with Michael choosing most of the music and reflecting on the connections between the choices and how they have intersected with key moments in his life. There’s no feature album tonight but you can expect to hear lots of Darkroom and tracks connected with people that Michael has worked and played with, plus 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: 3 hours & 21 minutes. Downloaded file is 185.6 MB.

1. Little April Shower (3:52) – Disney Chorus (Taken from the ‘Bambi (Original Soundtrack); see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/disney-chorus/id6842941)

2. Eyes Can Only Take You So Far (8:25) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

Interview with Michael Bearpark

3. Her And The Sea (5:07) – Ulrich Schnauss (Taken from the album ‘A Long Way To Fall’; see  www.facebook.com/ulrichschnauss & soundcloud.com/ulrich-schnauss)

4. Pegasus And Black Coffee (2:44) – Bill Walker And Erdem Helvacioglu (Taken from the album ‘Fields And Fences’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/billwalkeranderdemhelvac)

5. Seydisfjordur (4:34) – Elif Yalvac (This track is available to listen to via soundcloud.com/hazalelif/seyisfjorur; see also soundcloud.com/hazalelif)

6. Unseen Girl (3:15) – Honey Barbara (Taken from the album ‘Wave Grass’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/honeybarbara)

7. Kayleigh (4:04) – Marillion (Taken from the album ‘Misplaced Childhood’; see marillion.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/MarillionOfficial)

8. Diamonds And Rust (live) (3:31) – Judas Priest (Taken from the album ‘Unleashed In The East’; see judaspriest.com/www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest)

9. Sing To Me (5:46) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World′; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

10. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning (5:23) – Ben Monder & Paul Motian (Taken from the album Amorphae; see www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/143038752990 & www.benmonder.com/)

11. Autumn Leaves (10:40) – Miles Davis (Taken from the album ‘Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964’; see www.milesdavis.com/)

12. A Stillness At Appomattox (7:08) – Busnoys (Taken from the album By Tapering Torchlight’; see www.tallguyrecords.com/index.htm & soundcloud.com/busnoys1)

13. Newtown (3:50) – The Slits (Taken from the album ‘Cut’; see www.theslits.co.uk/)

14. Mother and Child (1:56) – Maddy Prior (Taken from the album Woman In The Wings; see www.maddyprior.co.uk/)

15. A New Day (3:14) – Mary Margaret O’Hara (Taken from the album Miss America; see www.marymargaretohara.com/)

16. Overture: Atmospheres (2:52) – György Ligeti, South West German Radio Orchestra, Ernest Bour (Taken from the album 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/da5e774b-026a-4117-82a4-11d246c05a8b)

17. Van Den Budenmayer Concerto (4:30) – Zbigniew Preisner (Taken from the album La Double Vie De Véronique; see www.preisner.com/)

18. Duplicity (2:22) – Steve Bingham (Taken from the album Third; see stevebingham.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Bingham/164483443597062)

19. Spencer The Rover (4:12) – John Martyn (Taken from the album ‘Sunday’s Child; see www.johnmartyn.com/)

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

20. Second Skin (6:51) – The Chameleons (Taken from the album ‘Script Of The Bridge’; see www.thechameleons.com/)

21. Dream of Black Dust (5:22) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

22. Feel (4:11) – Richard Barbieri & Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Flame’; see www.richardbarbieri.net/timbowness.co.uk/)

23. We See The Same Stars Differently (24:40) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘We See The Same Stars Differently’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

If you’d like to see Darkroom live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

24. Nada One (5:22) – Heart (Taken from the album ‘Dog & Butterfly’; see www.heart-music.com/)

25. Weep, O Mine Eyes (2:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Not currently available to buy but you can listen to it again via soundcloud.com/rebsiefairholm; see also www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk & rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.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. I’ll be back for the next show when I’ll be returning to my review of the music of 2015, specifically focusing on some great music from last year that didn’t feature in my top 31 countdown, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 163: Brief For Murder

September 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 163rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also now available via Mixcloud here and soon via the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the last show’s focus on the forthcoming Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, this time around it’s more of a ‘normal’ show… relatively speaking at least! We’ll have the normal eclectic mixture, including some prog rock, some jazz, some folk, some electronica, some Canterbury, some soundtrack music, some prog metal, & pretty much everything else in between. We’ll also have a feature album, ‘Elder Creek’, the 2014 album by The Jeff Green Project, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.5 MB.

1. Defenders of the Earth (0:58) – Toehider (Taken from the EP ‘Children of the Sun Part 2: Another Collection of Under-appreciated Cartoon Themes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s′; see toehider.tumblr.com/, toehider.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/toehider)

2. On the Wings of an Ant (verse 1) (2:16) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

3. Given Thing (3:26) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

4. A Visit To Newport Hospital (8:26) – Egg (Taken from the album ‘The Polite Force’; see www.egg-archive.com/ & www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=665)

5. Demented Mind (Radio Edit) (3:46) – Sonia Stein (Originally taken from the EP ‘Symbol’ but now also available as a single; see soniastein.com/ & www.facebook.com/soniasteinmusic)

6. Our First Meeting (7:54) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

7. Hatesong/Halo (8:19) – Gavin Harrison (Taken from the album Cheating The Polygraph; see www.gavharrison.com/, www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison/ & www.kscopemusic.com/2015/02/03/gavin-harrison-reveals-details-trackless-cheating-polygraph/)

8. No Need (4:16) – O.R.k. (Taken from the album ‘Inflamed Rides’; see www.orkband.com/ & www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band)

9. Circuit Court (5:19) – 3RDegree (Taken from the album ‘Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1’; see www.3rdegreeonline.com/3RDegree/Home.html, 3rdegree.bandcamp.com, 10trecords.com/store/3rdegree-ones-zeros-vol-1/ & www.facebook.com/3RDegree)

10. Cot Death Grandmother (5:00) – Ashley Reaks (Taken from the album ‘Compassion Fatigue’; see www.ashleyreaks.com/, ashleyreaks.bandcamp.com/album/compassion-fatigue-1-8 & www.facebook.com/ashleyreaksart)

11. We All Fall Down (5:00) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

12. Prungen (6:35) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

13. Dancing On The Edge (3:26) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

14. Empty Stomach (2:51) – Underdog (Taken from the album ‘Keep Calm; see www.underdogmusic.it/ & www.facebook.com/underdogband)

15. Flutter (3:38) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

16. Point Blunt Light (6:25) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

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

17. Theme From Tron (1:33) – London Philharmonic Orchestra/Wendy Carlos (Taken from the album ‘Tron: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.wendycarlos.com/)

18. A New Tron And The Mcp (5:10) – London Philharmonic Orchestra/Wendy Carlos (Taken from the album ‘Tron: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’; see www.wendycarlos.com/)

19. Thought I Was A Spaceman (6:16) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

20. Free All Angels (6:19) – Andy Pickford (Not currently available to buy but may be on the forthcoming new album by Andy called ‘Vanguard 1’, available for pre-order now via www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/; see also andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

21. September (3:22) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see ianneal.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-woods & www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-Neal/130308120365154)

22. Sutton Coldfield (3:07) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

23. Rust Upon the Rose (5:23) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

24. Elder Creek (5:09) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

25. Don Branch Venom (3:00) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the EP ‘Self-Loathing Joe’; see see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

26. Upsilon (4:41) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

27. Great Expectations (6:48) – Toto (Taken from the album Toto XIV’; see totoofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/totoband)

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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a new show when my special guests will be Brett Kull & Chris Buzby of the band Echolyn, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 161: Moseley and The Monkees

August 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 161st 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 and will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is partly previewing the Moseley Folk Festival, so there will be lots of tracks from bands appearing at that, including a feature album, ‘Headquarters’ by The Monkees, who are headlining the Sunday night of the festival. There will be also be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, folk, jazz, electronica, psych pop, pronk rock, avant prog, film soundtrack music 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 & 48 minutes. Downloaded file is 153.7 MB.

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

1. The Border (5:52) – Tony Banks (Taken from the album ‘Bankstatement; see www.tonybanksmusic.com/abouttonybanks.php & www.facebook.com/tonybanksofficial)

2. Magpie (5:08) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

3. Magnet In Your Face (1:41) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the ‘Magnet’ EP; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/album/magnet & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

4. Shades Of Gray (3:23) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

5. Wheezyboy (4:36) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

6.  Enemies Forever (3:09) – Rael Jones (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Suite Française’; see www.raeljones.com/ & www.facebook.com/raeljonesmusic)

7. Kubla Khan (3:55) – Kirsten Morrison (Taken from the album ‘Proserpine’s Gold; see www.kirstenmorrisonmusic.co.uk/Kirsten_Morrison_Music/Home.html, microspiral.com/forthcoming-kirsten-morrison-proserpines-gold-album/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Kirsten-Morrison-Music/233113536746874)

8. God Speed the Plough (5:29) – Stackridge (Taken from the album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat; see www.stackridge.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Stackridge/110285809010957)

9. Song for Melan and Rafik (5:57) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘Mockroot’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Break (2:20) – DJ Food (Taken from the album ‘Kaleidoscope’; see www.djfood.org/djfood/, ninjatune.net/artist/dj-food & ninjatune.net/release/dj-food/kaleidoscope)

11. Break (6:35) – Andy Pickford (Not currently available to buy but likely to appear on the forthcoming new album by Andy called ‘Vanguard’; see andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

12. Access it before it’s too late (3:57) – Stepmother (Taken from the album ‘Calvary Greetings’; see www.knockemdeadrecords.com/shop-stepmother-calvary-greetings-cd.html)

13. E= (4:21) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘eMErgence’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/neilcampbell3)

14. Sarah (3:43) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

15. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Core (4:24) – Aureole (Taken from the album ‘Spinal Reflex’; see aureolemusic.net/, kilk.jp/en/archives/1494 & itunes.apple.com/us/album/spinal-reflex/id994376897)

17. Carthy’s Reel/The Return To Camden Town (2:30) – Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick (Taken from the album ‘Skin + Bone’; see www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm & www.folkicons.co.uk/swarb.htm)

18. Billy Boy/The Widow’s Wedding (5:09) – Eliza Carthy (Taken from the album ‘Red; see www.eliza-carthy.com/www.facebook.com/elizacarthy & www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/19205396-3f90-4a8b-b085-a795df242a62)

19. Severna (4:59) – A Troop of Echoes (Taken from the album ‘The Longest Year on Record’; see atroopofechoes.com/?page_id=2, atroopofechoes.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/atroopofechoes)

20. Faces of Darkness (6:25) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Men Who Climb Mountains’; see www.pendragon.mu/, pendragon3.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Pendragon/129554387094423)

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

22. Amoeba antipodes (3:42) – Stepmother (Taken from the album ‘Calvary Greetings’; see www.knockemdeadrecords.com/shop-stepmother-calvary-greetings-cd.html)

23. Peter Gunn’s Gun (3:38) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

24. Sunflowers (3:59) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=ts)

25. Distant Buzzing (3:27) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

26. Another Cup Of Tea (Radio Mix) (3:56) – The Bonfire Radicals (Not currently available to buy but see www.thebonfireradicals.com/ & www.facebook.com/bonfireradicals)

27. Sound Of Bees (6:58) – Echolyn (Taken from the album I Heard You Listening’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

28. Lithium (5:24) – The Polyphonic Spree (Taken from the ‘Wait’ EP; see www.thepolyphonicspree.com/www.facebook.com/polyphonicspree)

29. Drifting (3:18) – The Cadbury Sisters (Taken from the EP Sarah; see www.thecadburysisters.com/, thecadburysisters.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/thecadburysisters)

30. So Far From The Shore (8:57) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

31. Randy Scouse Git (2:40) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

32. Last Lullaby (5:58) – The Unthanks (Taken from the album ‘Mount the Air; see www.the-unthanks.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unthanks/202472563113172)

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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a show previewing this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival; I will feature tracks from several of the acts on the bill, plus I will be joined by festival organiser Stephen Lambe, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 160: Best of 2014, Best of the rest pt 2

August 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 160th 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 and will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We finally return to my review of 2014, and here is part two of my ‘best of the rest of 2014’, in which I feature some tracks and albums that didn’t make it into my top 30 albums of last year but are still well worth hearing. There’s no feature album this time, just assorted tracks from last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, chamber pop, avant prog, film soundtrack music 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 & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 146.9 MB.

1. Never Did Me Harm (4:13) – Nick Tann (Taken from the album ‘3 AM; see nicktann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nicktannsbandpage)

2. Midnight (6:02) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Summer; see www.frequencydrift.com/, frequencydrift.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Drift/102874549797611)

3. 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)

4. Alive (9:06) – Hiromi Feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips (Taken from the album ‘Alive’; see www.hiromimusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HiromiFan/)

5. Into This Space (4:17) – Sundae Club (Taken from the micro-album ‘The 8-Track Stereo Record’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-track-stereo-record & www.facebook.com/sundaeclub)

6. Kombat Kid (6:28) – Nick Magnus (Taken from the album ‘N’Monix’; see www.magnus-music.com/home.htm & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4604)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

7. Funniest Cat Video Ever II (2:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the ‘Ghost Of FoodstoolEP; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

8. Sanctuary Part 2 (edit) (9:55) – Robert Reed (Taken from the album ‘Sanctuary; see tmr-web.co.uk/robreedsancturay/Blank.html & robertreed.bandcamp.com/album/sanctuary)

9. Three Minutes To Earth (3:00) – The Shin and Mariko (Taken from the album ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen’; see the-shin.com/)

10. Citizeness (4:33) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the ‘Little ThingsEP; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack)

11. CIRCLONT6A [141.98] [syrobonkus mix] (6:00) – Aphex Twin (Taken from the album ‘SYRO’; see warp.net/artists/aphex-twin/, soundcloud.com/richarddjames & www.facebook.com/aphextwinafx)

12. Torso (4:47) – Eat Your Robot (Taken from the album ‘That Winning Smile Of Dinner’; see eatyourrobot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EatYourRobot)

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

14. The Magpie’s Son (3:43) – Oddfellow’s Casino (Taken from the album ‘The Water Between Us’; see oddfellowscasino.com)

15. Pearl (4:02) – 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)

16. Vermeer’s Theme (2:58) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

17. Tim Builds Vermeer’s Room (2:45) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

18. What’s Going On (9:31) – Fuzzy Nautilus (Taken from the EP ‘Antenna′; see fuzzynautilus.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/FuzzyNautilus)

19. Couch Slouch (4:03) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘Touch and Flee’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

20. Jacob and the Angel (4:05) – Suzanne Vega (Taken from the album ‘Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles’; see www.suzannevega.com/ & www.facebook.com/SuzanneVegaFanPage)

21. Dracul Of Nancy (2:39) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

22. Tati Bake (3:42) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

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

24. Crowbaby (5:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

25. Point Blunt Light (6:25) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

26. The Garden (5:37) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Ghosts′; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/)

27. She’s Leaving Home (5:23) – Brett Kull (This track is available as a free download via echolyn.bandcamp.com/track/brett-kull-she-s-leaving-home-lennon-mccartney; see also www.brettkull.com/)

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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a show previewing this year’s Moseley Folk Festival; I will feature tracks from several of the acts on the bill, plus there will also be several tracks from assorted 2015 releases, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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