Episode 253: Best of 2018, Top 10 Albums

This is the 253rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show in which I continued my countdown of my 30 favourite albums of 2018. Back then we covered the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the albums placed between 10 and 1. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from my 10 favourite albums of last year. We also start the show with some new music & with tributes to a couple of people who have sadly been taken from us since last time. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 35 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.2 MB.

1. Moon Health (4:37) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the ‘Moon Health + Wanderlust’ maxi-single which is available to download via submarinebroadcastingco.bandcamp.com/album/moon-health; see also leavingrichmond.tumblr.com/, leavingrichmond.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond)

2. For Pete’s Sake (2:11) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Headquarters’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

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

3. Man Of Colours (5:10) – Icehouse (Taken from the album ‘Man Of Colours’; see www.icehouse.mobi/)

4. Space Blues (3:45) – Astralingua (Taken from the album ‘Safe Passage’; see astralingua.bandcamp.com/album/safe-passage, www.astralingua.com/ & www.facebook.com/Astralingua/)

5. AlgoRhythm (6:02) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

6. Me Vibrate (7:06) – Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest (Taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’; see henrikschwarzandmetropoleorkest.bandcamp.com/album/scripted-orkestra-conducted-by-jules-buckley & www.facebook.com/henrikschwarz.official/)

7. Ppda (6:00) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

8. Yoguah (6:12) – Nadia Struiwigh (Taken from the album ‘WHRRu’; see nadiastruiwigh.bandcamp.com/album/whrru, www.nadiastruiwigh.comwww.facebook.com/NadiaStruiwigh/)

9. Island Time (5:27) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

10. Into the Fireplace (6:55) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – II; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

11. Part 5 (4:38) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

12. Part 10 (7:11) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

13. Phase (6:20) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. The Gloves Don’t Bite (6:48) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

15. Raytracing (4:47) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

16. Opalescent Edges (8:09) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Raytracing’; see monobody.bandcamp.com/album/raytracing, www.monobodymusic.com & www.facebook.com/Monobody/)

17. Fiery Gun Hand (5:14) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

18. Wireless (8:19) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

19. Cranefly (4:35) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)

20. Figstorm (5:09)  Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Make Me Young, etc’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/album/make-me-young-etc, thumpermonkey.com/www.facebook.com/thumpermonkeyband/)  

21. the sleepers wake (5:22) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

22. the order of protection (two) (4:33) – phideaux (Taken from the album ‘infernal’; see phideaux.bandcamp.com/album/infernal & www.bloodfish.com)

23. A Tall Tale (4:32) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

24. Swansong (5:29) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Power′; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-have-power-2, www.sanguinehum.com, music.badelephant.co.ukwww.facebook.com/SanguineHum/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show I’ll be back again but, after three shows of focusing on 2018, next time I’ll be focusing predominantly on 2019 music, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 243: TV Themes Special 3

This is the 243rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is another TV Themes Special. I’ve done a couple of these shows before (back in 2015 & then in 2017) and they’ve been very well received by listeners so hopefully this will round out a successful trilogy. 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. There’s no feature album this time but rather a feature TV show, the 1968 children’s serial drama, ‘The Tyrant King’, which was notable for its use of a progressive music soundtrack, so you’ll hear three of the tracks that were used as part of that show’s soundtrack. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 10 minutes. Downloaded file is 119.2 MB.

1. Rainbow (2:47) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

2. (Theme From) The Monkees (2:21) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Monkees’; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

3. Mission: Impossible (2:31) – Lalo Schifrin (Taken from the album ‘Mission: Impossible And Other Thrilling Themes’; see www.schifrin.com/main.htm)

4. Tank! (3:27) – Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts (Taken from the compilation album ‘Cowboy Bebop Tank! The! Best!’; see www.jameswong.com/ykproject/core.html)

5. Divertimento – 1. Prelude (2:00) – The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Taken from the album ‘The 20th Century Album’; see www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/pjbe.org/about/)

6. The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:49) – The Nice (Taken from the album ‘The Best of The Nice’; see thenice.org.uk/)

7. Le Parc (3:21) – Tangerine Dream (Taken from the album ‘Le Parc’; see www.tangerinedream.org/www.facebook.com/TANGERINEDREAM.OFFICIAL/)

8. Guitar Man (2:56) – Elvis Presley (Taken from the album ‘From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60s Masters I’; see elvisthemusic.com)

9. Quantum Leap Main Title Theme (2:08) – Mike Post (Taken from the single ‘Scott Bakula Performs Somewhere In The Night’; see web.archive.org/web/20070813213339/http://arts.enotes.com/contemporary-musicians/post-mike-biography)

10. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (Instrumental) (4:24) – David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see davidarnoldmusic.com/)

11. Lost In Space (Theme) (3:26) – Apollo 440 (Taken from the compilation album ‘Ultimate… Movies’; see www.apollo440.com/)

12. Out Of The Blue (6:14) – Elton John (Taken from the album ‘Blue Moves’; see www.eltonjohn.com)

13. Bring Me Sunshine (1:52) – Morecambe & Wise (Taken from the album ‘EMI Comedy Classics’; www.morecambeandwise.com/

14. Astronomy Domine (4:13) – Pink Floyd (Taken from the album ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’; see  www.pinkfloyd.com/)

15. Run With Us (4:40) – Cygnets (Single available via cygnets.bandcamp.com/track/run-with-us-lisa-lougheed-cover; see also cygnetsngp.bandcamp.com/)

16. The Liberty Bell March (3:38) – Brass Band Riga (Taken from the compilation album ‘Classics on TV’; see www.montypython.com/)

17. Knight Rider Main Theme (1:20) Stu Phillips (Taken from the album ‘The Stu Phillips Scores: Knight Rider (Original Television Soundtrack)’; see www.stuwho.com/)

18. Theme From Starsky & Hutch (5:51) The James Taylor Quartet (Taken from the compilation album ‘Funk’; see www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/jtq/)

19. Gangsters (2:28)  Greenslade (Taken from the album ‘Time and Tide’; see www.temple-music.com/dave-greenslade/ & www.angelfire.com/music4/greenslade/index.html)

20. Penthouse Suite (1:58) – Syd Dale (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Sixties’; see radiosoundsfamiliar.com/syd-dale.php)

21. (Theme From) The Krypton Factor (0:53) – The Art Of Noise (Taken from the compilation album ‘The Inluence’; see www.theartofnoiseonline.com)

22. Light Flight (3:14) – Pentangle (Taken from the album ‘Basket of Light’; see www.pentangle.info/JMPentangle/HOME.html & www.facebook.com/Pentangle/)

23. Because Of You (3:13) – Dexys Midnight Runners/Kevin Rowland (Non-album single released in 1986 & available via assorted compilations; see www.dexysonline.com/)

24. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (2:58) – The Moody Blues (Taken from the compilation album ‘Nights in White Satin’; see raythomas.co.uk/index.php & www.moodybluestoday.com/)

25. The Persuaders (2:10) – The Prisoners (Taken from ‘The Prisoners’ EP; see theprisoners1.bandcamp.com/album/the-prisoners)

26. Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:14) – Rick Wakeman (Taken from the album ‘Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record′; see www.rwcc.com/ & www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic/)

27. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) – Jeff Buckley (Taken from the album ‘Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk’; see jeffbuckley.com)

28. The Tripods (Main Theme) (2:55) – Ken Freeman (Taken from the album ‘The Tripods’; see www.topnote.co.uk/mainframe.htm plus the album is available digitally via Amazon & iTunes)

29. Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (4:13) – Nina Persson and David Arnold (Track taken from the single ‘Theme From Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)’; see www.facebook.com/ninaperssonofficial/ & davidarnoldmusic.com/)

30. Picture Box (2:57) – Matt Berry (Taken from the album ‘Television Themes’; see acidjazz.bigcartel.com/product/matt-berry-television-themes-signed-cd, www.themattberry.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/mattberrymusic/)

31. Tarot (2:26)  Andrew Bown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Real Life Permanent Dreams: A Cornucopia of British Psychedelia 1965-1970’; see www.andybown.com/)

32. Stranger On The Shore (2:56)  Acker Bilk (Taken from the mix album Late Night Tales: Röyksopp’; see latenighttales.bandcamp.com/album/late-night-tales-r-yksopp)

33. Whatever Happened To You/The Sleepers in the Hill (5:20)  Soft Hearted Scientists (Taken from the album ‘Whatever Happened to the Soft Hearted Scientists’; see nathanhallandthesinisterlocals.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-happened-to-the-soft-hearted-scientists-3, www.softheartedscientists.com/ & www.facebook.com/SoftHeartedScientists)

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. The show will return next time for another Halloween special, so be afraid, be very afraid…

Episode 206: Mandrake

This is the 206th 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). On this show we’ll be having a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) as we haven’t had one of those for a while. There will be a mixture of new and old music, including lots of tracks from new 2017 albums, plus a tribute to the late, great drummer Clive Brooks, and a return to our semi-regular 80s & Cats’ Corner features. There will be the usual eclectic mixture of music, crossing various genres and featuring bands & acts from all over the world. And we have a feature album too: ‘The Aviary’, the 2015 album from American Jazzy Mystic Katie Haverly, 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 & 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128 MB.

1. Ark (live) (4:39) – The Fierce And The Dead (Taken from the album ‘Field Recordings′; see tfatd.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-livewww.fierceandthedead.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead?fref=ts)

2. Tarova (3:40) – Snarky Puppy (Taken from the album ‘Culcha Vulcha′; see snarkypuppy.com/ & www.facebook.com/snarkypuppy)

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

3. Doctor! Doctor! (4:39) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

4. The Sensual Con (7:36) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

5. Gold Rush (5:56) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

6. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:47) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

7. Rolando (4:40) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

8. Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy (5:20) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

9. 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)

10. The Cave of Rebirth (5:39) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

11. Uleella (9:13) – Elull Noomi (Taken from the album ‘Uleella’; see www.seventhrecords.com/en/catalogue-ex-tension-33/elull-noomi-uleella-1043.html)

12. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (6:37)Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

13. Robin (4:30) – Emma Gatrill (Taken from the album ‘Cocoon’; see www.emmagatrill.com/, itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cocoon/id1213764798emmagatrill.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/emmagatrill

14. Ring (4:07) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

15. Lungs (3:31) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/lungs; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

16. Baskin’ (3:29) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

17. The Ivy Gate (7:27) – Big Big Train, feat. Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Grimspound’; see bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/)

18. Gold and Silver (3:51) – Big Hogg (Taken from the album ‘Gargoyles’; see bighogg.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/bighoggband)

19. Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom (6:30) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

20. Distant Summers (4:06) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Lost in the Ghost Light’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

21. Storm On The Sea (5:33) – Thompson Twins (Taken from the album ‘Into The Gap′; see thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/www.facebook.com/ThompsonTwinsTomBailey)

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

22. Trouble (2:45) – Cat Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Footsteps In The Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2′; see catstevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/YusufCatStevens/)

23. Aviary (5:53) – Katie Haverly (Taken from the album ‘The Aviary′; see katiehaverly.bandcamp.com/album/the-aviary & www.facebook.com/katiehaverlymusic/)

Thanks 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Rebsie & Daniel will be kindly sitting in for me again, bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll come back for that.