Episode 264: From Venus With Love

This is the 264th 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). Following the last show, where I offered part 1 of my ‘best of the rest of 2018’, this show has less of an overall theme to it. There’s no feature album for this show, but there is a theme of sorts, with four tracks about outer space scattered throughout the playlist. Otherwise there will be lots of new 2019 music, plus the occasional step back into the past, even going as far back as 1959, and we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres so hopefully you will find much to enjoy. 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 26 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.3 MB.

1. Dawn Chorus (3:06) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/track/dawn-chorus; see also www.cosmosheldrake.com)

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

2. Big Love (3:44) – Fleetwood Mac (Taken from the album ‘Tango In the Night (Deluxe Edition)’; see www.fleetwoodmac.com & www.facebook.com/FleetwoodMac/)

3. Estranged (4:26) – Paul Morricone (Taken from the album ‘The Dissolving Man’; see paulmorricone.com/ & paulmorricone.bandcamp.com/album/the-dissolving-man)

4. Questions (6:26) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Replicant’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/replicant & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

5. She’s a Gun (2:24) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

6. Rasputin (3:34) – The Living (Taken from the album ‘human/kind’; see theliving.bandcamp.com/album/human-kind, theliving.ca/, & www.facebook.com/lifebelongstotheliving)

7. Circles (8:14) – We Are Kin (Taken from the album ‘Bruised Sky’; see wearekin.bandcamp.com/album/bruised-sky & www.facebook.com/wearekinband/)

8. King Buddha (4:49) – Lord HAHA (Taken from the album ‘Lord HAHA’; see lordhaha13.bandcamp.com/album/lord-haha & www.facebook.com/lordhaha.esquire/)  

9. Loki Had Been Drinking (6:19) – Duir (Taken from the album ‘Sodden Dogs And Blind, Winged Horses’; see duir1.bandcamp.com/album/sodden-dogs-and-blind-winged-horses)

10. Dark Park (4:03) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. The Garden (7:18) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

12. I, Octopus (4:05) – Úna Quinn (Taken from the album ‘Inside Out’; see uquinn.bandcamp.com/album/inside-out)

13. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale (3:51) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album Office Politics’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/divinecomedyhq/)

14. Whirling (2:33) – Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan (Originally from the album The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music but in this case the track was taken from the compilation ‘Incantations For Tape’ – see soundmiraclerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/incantations-for-tape; see also clone.nl/item51192.html)  

15. Autumn’s Left Quieter (4:17) – Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne (Taken from the album ‘The Divide’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-patterson-doug-melbourne-the-divide-cd/ & www.onemorething-music.uk/)

16. Heroes (4:44) – Himmelsgräns (Taken from the ‘Heroes’ EP; see  www.facebook.com/himmelsgrans/)

17. I Am The Wave (3:05) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the mini-album Cabal Of A Thousand Souls’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. The Elemental (6:46) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘The Universe Also Collapses’; see www.gongband.com/ & www.planetgong.co.uk)

19. Mare Imbrium (9:29) – Starcluster (Single available to download via www.jamendo.com/track/1663515/mare-imbrium; see also www.facebook.com/StarclusterOfficial/)

20. Patterns Of Light (3:21) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album Demon’; see tomslatter.co.uk/, tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/demon & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic/)

21. Symmetrical (4:30) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

22. Rat Cure Death Proof (2:59) – Godcaster (Single available to buy via godcaster.bandcamp.com/album/shes-a-gun-single; see also www.facebook.com/godcasterband/

23. Three Suns (2:28) – Segun Akinola (Taken from the album ‘Doctor Who: Series 11’; see www.segunakinola.com, www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/entries/0b242939-4cc6-471d-8924-a9ed43d4457a & www.facebook.com/segunakinolacomposer/)

24. Outer Space (3:15)  John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Queen of Denmark’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

25. I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon (5:05) – Ben Darwish (Taken from the ‘I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon’ EP; see bendarwish.bandcamp.com, www.bendarwish.com & www.facebook.com/bendarwish)

26. Owl Song (3:30) – Cosmo Sheldrake (Single available to buy via cosmosheldrake.bandcamp.com/album/owl-song; see also www.cosmosheldrake.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 next time with a show that I’m hoping will be based around an interview, as long as I can get my arse in gear and write the questions. Either way, I’ll be back so I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 261: For Dad

This is the 261st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may 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). This is very much an atypical edition of the show given that it is a musical tribute to my Dad who sadly passed away recently. There was not a huge overlap between my Dad’s tastes and those of a typical Eppy Gibbon playlist, but I’ve tried to balance things out so you can still expect a typically eclectic mixture of music, including several tracks that my Dad loved and others that have some connection with him, however tenuous. There’s no feature album this time around, but hopefully you will find much to enjoy on the show all the same. 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 44 minutes. Downloaded file is 95.2 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There) (3:29) – Harry Connick Jr. (Taken from the album ‘Blue Light, Red Light’; see www.harryconnickjr.com & www.facebook.com/harryconnickjr/)

3. We’ll Be Together Again (4:27) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the album ‘Songs for Swingin’ Lovers’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

4. Ravel’s Bolero (6:07) – Echo Park Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Hymns of the Black Flag’; see echoparkorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/hymns-of-the-black-flag & www.echoparkorchestra.com/)

5. Dovedale (9:00) – The Quill (Taken from the album ‘The Tower at Hunter’s Moon’; see thequillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-tower-at-hunters-moon & www.facebook.com/thequillmusic/)

6. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Var. XVIII – Rachmaninoff (2:59) – Luke Faulkner (Taken from the album ‘Rêverie’; see lukefaulkner.bandcamp.com/album/r-verie, www.lukefaulkner.com & www.facebook.com/lukefaulknermusic/)

7. It Would Never Have Worked (live) (2:39) – Victoria Wood (Taken from the album ‘Victoria Wood: Live′; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Wood)

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

9. Rhapsody in blue – Gershwin (16:03) – Carl-August Bünte & Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Gershwin Collection’; see gershwin.com/)

10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (3:53) – Rupert Holmes (Taken from the album ‘Escape…The Best Of’; see www.rupertholmes.com/index.htm)

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

12. Soul Limbo (2:22) – Booker T & The MGs (Taken from the album ‘Soul Limbo’; see bookert.com/)

13. Orinoco Flow (4:29) – Enya (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best Of Enya’; see enya.com & www.facebook.com/officialenya/)

14. Song for Guy (6:50) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘A Single Man’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

A few words from Katharine Blake about the new album by Mediaeval Baebes…

15. Georgie Porgie/Girls and Boys (2:47) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘A Pocketful of Posies’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com, www.mediaevalbaebes.com & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes/)

16. Father, Son (4:56) – Peter Gabriel (Taken from the album ‘OVO’; see petergabriel.com)

17. Daddy’s Song (2:30) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Head’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

18. My Way (4:35) – Frank Sinatra (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate Sinatra’; see www.sinatra.com/ & www.facebook.com/sinatra/)

19. Chariots Of Fire (3:29) – Vangelis (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Collection; see elsew.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and most of all to my dear departed Dad and to everyone who has been supportive and kind to me and my family over the past few months. 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 next time with a more typical show as it’ll be my half-term report, as I play what I regard to be some of the best music of 2019 so far. I hope you’ll join me for that.

Episode 223: Best of 2017, Top 30 pt 1

This is the 223rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.4 MB.

1. Stormy Weather (4:17) – Marvin B Naylor (Forthcoming single release, not currently available to buy; see www.marvinbnaylor.com and marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com)

I start counting down my favourite albums of 2017 (nos. 30-21) from here…

2. Changing My Mind (5:23) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

3. Here Comes The Band! (4:54) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Here Comes The Band’; see heatwarmer.cool/, heatwarmer.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer/)

4. Anatomy Of The Heavens (4:48) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Solar Riviera (6:42) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Infernal Spheres’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-spheres, www.kardaestra.co.uk/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

6. The Beast (6:25)Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

7. Solitary Way (3:45) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

8. Vanity (3:00) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

9. The End (5:14) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

10. Cloudy People (3:44) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

11. All On Display (5:40) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Not A Drawing’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/not-a-drawing, www.danielcarlson.com/ & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

12. Break Loose (3:59) – Miramode Orchestra feat. Mara von Ferne (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

13. Mice In Kindergarten (5:41) – Miramode Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Tumbler’; see miramodeorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/tumbler, www.miramodeorchestra.de/ & www.facebook.com/miramodeorchestra)

14. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

15. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Taken from the album ‘The Question’; see www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. The Ebb c/w Solotron (10:36) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

17. Sickle Cell Orphan (6:28) – Trojan Horse (Taken from the album ‘Fukushima Surfer Boys’; see trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/trojanhorseuk)

18. Casio Vanguard (6:22) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

19. Interscape (5:47) – Kurt Rosenwinkel (Taken from the album ‘Caipi’; see sunnysidezone.com/album/caipi, www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/ & www.facebook.com/kurtisrosenwinkel/)

20. Tzizimime (3:38) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

21. Woadscrivened (5:58) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. A happy New Year to one and all! 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 away for the second show of 2018 as his day job heats up but as per usual Daniel & Rebsie will be filling in so we hope you’ll be back to see what they come up with.

Episode 218: The Gravediggers

This is the 218th 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). It’s Halloween time again so for this show we have the return of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon, who will again be your ghoulish host for this year’s Halloween special. Our feature EP this time has a supernatural theme – the ‘Ghost’ EP by Richard Wileman, best known to Eppy Gibbon listeners as the man behind the Karda Estra musical project, and you’ll hear three tracks from Richard’s EP tonight, plus you can expect the usual 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: 1 hour & 46 minutes. Downloaded file is 96.9 MB.

1. Dreams Wide Awake (8:50) – National Health (Taken from the album ‘Of Queues and Cures’; see www.philmillerandincahoots.com & itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/national-health/id122714021)

2. Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2:32) – Tricot (Taken from the album ‘3’; see bsmrocks.bandcamp.com/album/3, tricot.tv/ & www.facebook.com/bakuretsurecords.tricot/

3. Return Of The Witch (3:32) – All of Them Witches (Taken from the compilation album ‘Witches’ Halloween Brew‘; see burningallwitches.bandcamp.com/album/witches-halloween-brew)

4. Vampires (3:48) – Tara Rice (Taken from the mini album ‘Panorama’; see tararice.bandcamp.com/album/panorama & www.tararice.com)

5. Ghost (3:34) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

6. A Ghost Like Me (4:59) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

7. Witches’ Multiplication Table (4:54) – Holger Czukay (Taken from the album ‘On The Way To The Peak Of Normal’; see www.czukay.com/)

8. Stone Circles (9:01) – Dementio13 (Taken from the album ‘The Dark Science’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

9. Pale Green Ghosts (6:04) – John Grant (Taken from the album ‘Pale Green Ghosts’; see johngrantmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/johngrantmusic/)

10. She Haunts Me (6:32) – Ergo (Taken from the album ‘Multitude, Solitude’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/multitude-solitudewww.ergoisaband.com/ & www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/ergo.html)

11. The Veil (2:15) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

12. Love Song To A Vampire (9:18) – Steve Hackett (Taken from the album ‘Wolflight’; see www.hackettsongs.com/ & www.facebook.com/Steve-Hackett-123101228589/)

13. Evil In The Tree (4:23) – The Oscillation (Taken from the single ‘Evil In The Tree′; see wrongwayrecords.bandcamp.com/album/evil-in-the-treetheoscillation.bandcamp.com & theoscillation.com/)

14. Beelzebub (3:22) – Bruford (Taken from the album ‘Feels Good To Me’; see www.billbruford.com/)

15. Black Eyes (4:51) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

16. Bela Lugosi (3:23) – John Carpenter (Taken from the album ‘Lost Themes II’; see www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/ & www.facebook.com/directorjohncarpenter/)

17. Graveyard (3:11) – Mica Levi (Taken from the album ‘Jackie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’; see www.imdb.com/name/nm5908010/)

18. Chaos Theme For Clarinet (3:32) – Richard Wileman (Taken from the EP ‘Ghost’; see richardwileman.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-ep & kardaestra.wordpress.com)

19. Phantom Brickworks III (9:27) – Bibio (Taken from the album ‘Phantom Brickworks’; see bibio.bleepstores.com/release/89757-bibio-phantom-brickworks & warp.net/releases/bibio-phantom-brickworks/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners, and of course to Count Eppy. 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. Next time I’m hoping we’ll have an interview but even if that doesn’t materialise you can expect the same typically eclectic mixture of music, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 217: TV Themes Special 2

This is the 217th 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 another TV Themes Special. The last one I did was back in January 2015 but it was very well received by listeners at the time so hopefully this represents the long-awaited sequel. You’ll hear a host of TV themes, some very familiar & some more obscure, covering many of the usual genres we cover on the show and offering the usual eclectic musical mix. Our feature EP this time has a TV themes, erm, theme – ‘Children of the Sun, Part 2’ by the progressive rock/metal project Toehider, 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: 1 hour & 58 minutes. Downloaded file is 107.84 MB.

1. Main Titles (2:20) – The Ron Grainer Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘The Prisoner [File #1]’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-File-1-Various-Artists/dp/B00006C2OI)

2. Theme from ‘The Avengers’ (2:17) – The Laurie Johnson Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Thunderbirds Are Go – TV Themes for Grown Up Kids’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-laurie-johnson-orchestra/id257939725)

3. (i) The Birth of the Odyssey (ii) Monkey Magic (4:59) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

4. House Of The King (2:53) – Focus (Taken from the album ‘Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus’; see www.focustheband.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-the-band/197272485986)

5. With A Little Help From My Friends (5:05) – Joe Cocker (Taken from the album ‘Joe Cocker’s Greatest Hits’; see www.cocker.com)

6. Sportsnight (2:50) – The Tony Hatch Orchestra  (Taken from the album ‘Hit The Road To Themeland; see tonyhatch.co.uk/)

7. Sesame Street Theme (1:49) – The Kids (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites’; see www.sesamestreet.org)

8. 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)

9. The Rockford Files (Version 2) (0:47) – Max Tundra (Available via the Max Tundra Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/maxtundra; see also www.maxtundra.com/)

10. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (5:49) – Mountain (Taken from the album ‘The Very Best of Mountain’; see www.mountainrockband.com/main.php)

11. Eagle Tax (3:22) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

12. Theme from Harry’s Game (2:29) – Clannad (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Clannad’; see moyabrennan.com/www.facebook.com/ClannadMusic)

13. Heartsong (4:58) – Gordon Giltrap (Taken from the album ‘Time to Reflect: A Personal Anthology, Vol. 2′; see www.giltrap.co.uk/)

14. Unsquare Dance (2:07) – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Time Further Out’; see davebrubeck.com/)

15. I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free (3:52) – The Jiri Nedoma Trio (Taken from the album ‘Great British TV Themes′; see itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-jiri-nedoma-trio/id264809823 & www.jirinedoma.com/)

16. BBC Snooker Theme (Drag Racer) (2:24) – The Snooker Champs (Taken from the album ‘50 Best of Sport’; see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_Racer_(song))

17. The Snooker Song (3:15) – Mike Batt & Friends (Taken from the album ‘The Hunting Of The Snark’; see madhouserag.com/)

18. Dr. Snuggles (0:52) – 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)

19. Pinball Number Count (2:44) – The Pointer Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Sesame Street: Songs From The Street, Vol. 3’; see www.thepointersisters.com & www.sesamestreet.org)

20. Dragons and Demons (3:16) – Godiego (Taken from the album ‘Magic Monkey‘; see www.last.fm/music/Godiego & www.facebook.com/pages/Godiego/181726875235125?sk=info&tab=page_info)

21. This Messiah Needs Watching (4:37) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Les Revenants’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mogwai)

22. Sour Times (4:14) – Portishead (Taken from the album ‘Dummy’; see www.portishead.co.uk)

23. Jessica (Single Version) (4:09) – The Allman Brothers Band (Taken from the album ‘Midnight Rider: The Essential Collection’; see allmanbrothersband.com)

24. Tank! (3:02) Harajuku Nation (Taken from the album ‘Ultimate Adventure Heroes’; see www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-From-Cowboy-Bebop/dp/B00N9WZVK)

25. Blue Peter (2:07) Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album ‘The Mike Oldfield Collection’; see mikeoldfieldofficial.com & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

26. I Could Be So Good For You (3:14) Dennis Waterman (Single available as a digital download; see www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/46d28b07-6450-4389-84ba-fdebdbfe93f0)

27. Crying All Day (3:05) Bix Beiderbecke (Taken from the album ‘The Beiderbecke Collection’; see redhotjazz.com/bix.html)

28. The Theme From ‘The New Avengers’ (4:42) – M.f.o.s (Taken from the album ‘Uptown Funk’; see www.acidjazz.co.uk/)

29. Gandhara (3:16) – 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)

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

30. Crusoe (3:55)  Art Of Noise (Taken from the album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’; see www.ztt.com/artists/art-of-noise/ & www.theartofnoiseonline.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. Next time it’s the annual Halloween special which means the return of the one & only Count Eppy Gibbon, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to what promises to be a ghoulishly good show.

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

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.

Episode 197: A long track special

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.