Episode 214: Summer’s End Festival Preview

September 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 214th 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 preview of this year’s Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival, which is taking place on the 6th, 7th & 8th of October, in Chepstow. I’ll be chatting to the organisers about this year’s festival and previewing the line-up, including tracks from most of the bands performing over the three days, plus I’ll be suggesting some acts for future years of the festival, and we’ll be revealing some exciting news too. 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 139.3 MB.

1. Something’s Coming (5:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine’ which does not currently appear to be available to buy but do contact Matt if you’re interested; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com/, troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/mattbaberpiano/)

2. Stranger in a Strange Land (9:26) – The Emerald Dawn (Taken from the album ‘Visions’; see theemeralddawn.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheEmeraldDawn/)

3. Delay Tactics (6:52) – Neil Campbell (Taken from the album ‘Through The Looking Glass’; see www.neilcampbell.org.uk/, neilcampbell.bandcamp.com/ & store.cdbaby.com/Artist/NeilCampbell)

4. Hush (3:47) – Flux (Taken from the album ‘ShadowLines’; see www.fluxofficial.com/ & www.facebook.com/Fluxofficial/)

5. Missing (6:29) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album ‘Sand; see www.monarchtrail.com/, store.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail2 & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

Interview with Stephen Lambe & Huw Lloyd-Jones…

6. Schehererzade (6:39) – Midnight Sun (Demo track but likely to appear in some form on the forthcoming debut release from the band; see www.facebook.com/midnightsunprog/)

7. Too Many Years (5:10) – iamthemorning (Taken from the album ‘Lighthouse’; see www.iamthemorning.com/, www.facebook.com/iamthemorningpage/ & iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com/)

8. Connection Refused (4:35) – Karibow (Taken from the album ‘Holophinium’; see www.karibow.com/ & www.facebook.com/Karibow-289948447705391/)

9. A New Reality (8:46) – Maschine (Taken from the album ‘Naturalis’; see www.maschineuk.com/ & www.facebook.com/maschineuk)

10. Closer To Irreversible (4:49) – Franck Carducci (Taken from the album ‘Torn Apart’; see www.franckcarducci.com/ & www.facebook.com/franckcarducci/)

11. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see frost.life/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

12. Mood Elevator (5:28) – Half Past Four (Taken from the mini-album ‘Land of the Blind’; see halfpastfour.com/, halfpastfour.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/halfpastfour/)

13.  The Lamb, the Badger & the Bee (6:42) – Kyros (Taken from the album ‘Vox Humana’; see www.kyrosmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/ & kyrosmusic.bandcamp.com/)

14. Bite The Grit (4:57) – Karmakanic (Taken from the album ‘In A Perfect World’; see www.facebook.com/KarmakanicOfficial/ & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=433)

15. 1st Movement: Coming Up On The Hour (Overture) (5:54) – The Tangent (Taken from the album ‘Le Sacre Du Travail’; see www.thetangent.org/ & www.facebook.com/groups/alltangentmembers/)

For more details about the Summer’s End Festival, see www.summersend.co.uk/

16. Night Ocean (4:06) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning, and for more details about their gig at the Under the Edge Arts community project in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 9th September, go to www.utea.org.uk/)

17. Yellow Crow (6:29) – Shankara Andy Bole (Taken from the album ‘Rainbow Crow’; see andybole.co.uk/andybole.bandcamp.com/album/rainbow-crow)

18. Ocean Rise (Live at Black Cat Festival, 2016) (5:55) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the album ‘20th Anniversary 1997-2017 Live’; see www.paradise9.net/, paradise9.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/paradise9band/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to Stephen and Huw for coming in for the interview, 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 ‘normal’ show, so expect the usual eclectic mix and I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.


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Episode 130: Stonehenge Free Festival 1984

June 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 130th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This time around I have a very special guest, Adrian Thomas Bell, an author and music fan who had his musical and cultural mind blown when he attended the Stonehenge Free Festival 30 years ago. On this show Adrian reminiscences about his memories of the festival and how it changed his life and we’ll be playing tracks from bands who played at the event. We also have a tribute to the late, great Rik Mayall and there will be the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 3 hours and 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 193.9 MB.

1. Erase Me (5:16) – Ben Folds Five (Taken from the album ‘The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind′; see www.benfolds.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Ben+Folds+Five)

2. 13 (2:19) – The Puppets (I’m not sure this track was ever released and the band don’t really exist anymore but they still have a MySpace page www.myspace.com/webethepuppets)

Interview with Adrian Thomas Bell…

3. One Of Those Days In England (3:27) – Roy Harper (Taken from the album Bullinamingvase; see www.royharper.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/harperroy)

4. Fire in the Sky (Fire In Harmony Version) (6:19) – Quasar (Taken from the album Fire In Harmony; see quasar.netne.net/noflash.html)

5. Peace For The New Age (6:40) – Solstice (Taken from ’The Peace Tape′; see www.solsticewebsite.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Solstice/8203890878?v=wall)

6. Je Suis Né Au Milieu De La Mer (4:00) – Alan Stivell (Taken from the album ‘Reflets’; see www.alan-stivell.com/)

7. Push the Boat Out (5:25) – Nigel Mazlyn Jones (Taken from the album ‘Raft’; see www.nigelmazlynjones.com/ & www.facebook.com/nigelmazlynjones)

8. Watching The Grass Grow (3:41) – Hawkwind (Taken from the album ‘Hawkwind Friends & Relations Vol 3’; see www.hawkwind.com/ & www.facebook.com/HawkwindHQ)

9. Raindown (4:09) – The Enid (Taken from the album ‘Shining’; see also www.theenid.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/TheEnid)

10. Nurses Whispering Verses (5:21) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘The Seaside’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

11. Piffol Four Times (2:34) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Archive Cardiacs’; see www.cardiacs.net/)

12. Secrets II (6:22) – Here & Now (Taken from the album ‘Ufoasis’; see www.herenow.be/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Now/107616702632547)

13. Dissolution (The Clouds Disperse) (6:15) – Ozric Tentacles (Taken from the album ‘Pungent Effulgent’; see www.ozrics.com/)

14. Stonehenge (6:56) – Inner City Unit (Taken from the album ‘Passout’; see www.nikturner.com)

15. Snobs (2:52) Poisoned Electrick Head (Taken from the ‘Out Of Order’ single; see www.facebook.com/pages/POISONED-ELECTRICK-HEAD/119821398031816)

16. The Locust (6:38) – Huge Baby (Taken from the album ‘Portait of Ahead; see hugebaby.bandcamp.com/)

If you’re interested in Adrian’s book about music and his love of Cardiacs, here’s the link to the e-book: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Adrian_Bell_Aylesbury_Bolton_Wolverhampton_Hove?id=JuzoclLVSpQC

17. Noble England (4:22) – Rik Mayall (Taken from the EP ‘Noble England’; see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/noble-england-ep/id363723890)

18.  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)

19.  Quiet Earth (2:03) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

Many thanks as always to all the bands, musicians and listeners who make this podcast possible and specifically to Adrian for coming in to record the interview. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) or if you want to have your say on anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join. Next time I’ll be busy with EppyFest so Daniel & Rebsie will be standing in for me with their own unique take on the show, so I hope you’ll come back for that. And don’t forget to buy tickets for EppyFest via eppyfest.co.uk/

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Episode 74: Best of 2011 Part 1

February 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 74th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 1 of my ‘best of 2011’ shows, focusing on some great tracks, albums, EPs & festivals from last year. There is no feature album this time, to allow for a diverse selection of tracks and artists from around the world and covering various different genres from 2011. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.4 MB.

1. No More Than We Deserve (5:08) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Diving Bell’; see troopersforsound.com/category/sanguine-hum/, www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750, sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/ & rosfest.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=125&Itemid=130)

2. The Pattern (6:26) – Jolly (Taken from the album ‘The Audio Guide To Happiness’; see www.jollyband.com/news.html & www.facebook.com/JOLLYBAND?sk=app_2405167945)

3. En kartbild utan sand (5:23) – Testbild! (Taken from the album, ‘Barrikad’; see testbild.bandcamp.com/album/barrikad, testbild.org/ & kalligrammofon.com/barrikad/)

4. Looking Glass Girl (3:27) – arcs (Taken from the ‘amo amas amat amamus amatis amant’ EP; see arcs.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/arcstheband)

5. The Riddle Of Anything (4:34) – Nerve Toy Trio (Taken from the ‘The Hard Cell’ EP; see www.facebook.com/nervetoytrio & www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/product/99/2862/)

6. Looking For A Platform (15:03) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album, ‘Shooting Albatross’; see www.abelganz.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

For details about the postponement of this year’s Electric Garden Festival go to www.electricgardenfestival.com/ and for more details about the forthcoming Progmeister 2 Festival go to progmeister.com/

7. God, Down a Coal Mine (3:56) – Tomahawks For Targets (Originally taken from the ‘The Total Collapse’ EP & also available on the forthcoming ‘Invasion on a Budget’ album, which you can pre-order at audioexcess.bandcamp.com/album/invasion-on-a-budget; see also www.facebook.com/tomahawksfortargets?sk=wall)

8. Lay in the light (3:56) – Sunol (Taken from the album, ‘Lay in the light’; see sunolmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/sunolmusic)

9. The Black Forest (11:08) – Agents of Mercy (Taken from the album, ‘The Black Forest’; see www.flowerkings.se/discography.php?p=aom-blackforest, www.agentsofmercy.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/agentsofmercy3)

10. Dear Lord, No Deal (2:16) – Knifeworld (Taken from the EP Dear Lord, No Deal; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, www.facebook.com/knifeworld, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/album/dear-lord-no-deal-ep & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

11. An Introduction to Creatures of Love (3:54) – Creatures of Love (This single can be downloaded for free from www.musicglue.net/creaturesoflove/; see also www.facebook.com/creaturesoflove)

12. Grand National (3:58) – Letters (Taken from the double A-side single, ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ which can be downloaded for free via the band’s website; see www.wewriteletters.co.uk/ (you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the single) & www.facebook.com/pages/We-Write-Letters/137294089660482?v=info)

13. Ocean Rise (7:04) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the ‘State of the Nation’ EP; see www.paradise9.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Paradise-9/73323509813)

14. Collecting Skies (6:10) – The Big I Am (Taken from the album, ‘Collecting Skies’; see folkwit.com/artists/the-big-i-am & thebigiam1.bandcamp.com/album/collecting-skies)

15. Leave Everything You Know (7:30) – Fiona Ford (Taken from the album ‘Leave Everything You Know’; see www.facebook.com/FionaFordMusic & www.myspace.com/fionaford)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I will be back for the next episode, looking ahead to the Progmeister 2 festival and there will be an interview with the organiser and tracks from the acts playing, and then not long after that will be the second and third of my ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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