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 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 75: Progmeister 2 Festival Preview

March 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 75th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents a break from my ‘best of 2011’ shows, focusing instead on the forthcoming Progmeister 2 Festival, which takes place on Saturday 9th June at The Studio in Hartlepool. There is no feature album this time, instead we’ll largely be focusing on tracks by artists appearing at the festival, plus there will be an interview with the festival’s organiser. 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 3 minutes. Downloaded file is 57.7 MB.

1. Brightstar (5:56) – Andy Pickford (Currently unreleased but likely to be on a forthcoming EP release in 2012; see www.andypickfordmusic.com/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/ep01_release, soundcloud.com/andy-pickford & www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Pickford-Stuff/241038399283368)

2. The Colony Is King (7:25) – Nick Magnus (Taken from the album ‘Children Of Another God’; see www.magnus-music.com/home.htm)

Interview with the Progmeister himself, organizer of the Progmeister Festival (for more details go to progmeister.com/)

3. Rusty (3:01) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album, ‘Relic’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop & mattstevens.bandcamp.com/)

4. Spiral (4:35) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP, ‘All The World’; see www.tonypatterson.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyPatterson)

5. For The Future (6:30) – Jeff Green (Taken from the album ‘Jessica’; see web.mac.com/jeffrgreen/Jeff_Green/Jessica.html, www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756, & jeffgreen.bandcamp.com/)

6. Follow Your Leaders (9:22) – The Tangent (Taken from the album, ‘A Place In The Queue’; see www.thetangent.org/ & www.last.fm/music/The+Tangent)

For more details about the forthcoming Progmeister 2 Festival go to progmeister.com/ & you can buy tickets via www.netickets.net/20-the-studio-hartlepool-tickets

7. Star Collector (4:28) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’; see www.monkees.net/ & www.monkees.com/)

Thanks to Steve for the interview and thanks to everyone for listening – I hope you’ll consider attending what promises to be an excellent festival on Saturday 9th June. 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, more of a traditional one (whatever that means!), and then not long after that will be the second and third of my ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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