Episode 242: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 242nd 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 part 2 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic musical mixture from last year. As part of this we have a feature album, which is ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’, the 2017 toytronica album by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, aka Twink The Toy Piano Band, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, all from 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.51 MB.

1. Dinas (4:40) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep, www.facebook.com/bendith4/, & bendith.cymru/)

2. Glass (4:23) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/)

3. Holy Waters (5:37) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the ‘Holy Waters’ EP; see greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/holy-waters-ep & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/

4. Step Right Up (2:24) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

5. Year Of The Funky (3:36) – Bei Bei and Shawn Lee (Taken from the album ‘Year Of The Funky’; see beibeishawnlee.bandcamp.com & www.beibeizheng.com/main/Home.html)

6. Going Somewhere (8:14) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

7. Ophelia (5:44) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

8. Winds Of The Sky (5:49) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Nels Cline) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)

9. Fides Tua (4:51) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Birmingham (4:39) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Star Roving (5:39) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

12. Wonder Wheel (2:19) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. The Baptism (5:20) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com/track/the-baptism; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

14. Distant Song (5:32) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

15. Bullet Proof (4:10) – This Is The Kit (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine Freeze’; see thisisthekit.co.uk/www.facebook.com/thisisthekit/)

16. Future Forever (4:48) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Utopia’; see bjork.com/splash/ & www.facebook.com/bjork/

17. Move With Me (5:16) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the album ‘The Cleansing’; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleansing, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

18. The Strangers’ House (11:26) The Radiophonic Workshop (Taken from the album ‘Burials In Several Earths’; see radiophonicworkshop.bandcamp.com/album/burials-in-several-earths & www.facebook.com/theradiophonicworkshop/)

19. Karma Market (2:45)  Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

20. Beautiful Play (4:12) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Julia Holter) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)  

21. Glass 2 (5:00) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/

22. Cân Am Gariad (3:56) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep & bendith.cymru/)

23. Falling Ashes (8:01) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

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 again next time for another of my TV themes specials, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

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Episode 238: The Cybernauts

This is the 238th 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 (BUT please let me know if this subscription isn’t working). The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This is another show that had to be put together somewhat on the hoof, plus I was a little under the weather whilst doing so, but hopefully you won’t notice any drop in quality (certainly not in the music played). I’ll be focusing largely on new music from 2018, but with the occasional diversion into the past. As part of the latter we have a feature album, which is ‘The End is Beautiful’, the 2005 album by the American band Echolyn so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, plus there’s a final reflective nod back to EppyFest 7, a look forward to The Whole World Window festival on 11th August, and best wishes to Michael Nesmith of The Monkees following his recent surgery. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 16 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.1 MB.

1. Georgia Pine (5:49) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

2. The Downpour (5:06) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

3. Age of the Train (2:59) – International Teachers Of Pop (Single available to download via hyperurl.co/Age-of-the-Train; see also www.facebook.com/internationalteachersofpop/)

4. Les gardes volent au secours du roi (6:55) – Jean-Claude Vannier (Taken from the album ‘L’enfant Assassin Des Mouches’; see www.jeanclaudevannier.fr/ & www.allmusic.com/album/l-enfant-assassin-des-mouches-mw000035279)

5. The Twice – Victory (8:15) – Bo Hansson (Taken from the album ‘Music Inspired By Watership Down’; see silence.se/en/artist/bo-hansson/)

6. This Is Not A Fire (5:06) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the EP ‘Electricity’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

7. Morpheus Miracle Maker (5:20) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘I A Moon’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. Adored (8:20) – Doris Brendel & Lee Dunham (Taken from the album ‘Upside Down World’; see www.dorisbrendel.com/ & www.facebook.com/dorisbrendelmusic/)

To find out more about this year’s The Whole World Window festival on 11th August go to www.skiddle.com/festivals/the-whole-world-window/ and www.facebook.com/events/1966947373569092/

9. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god)

10. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

11. Lovesick Morning (10:12) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

12. Sugar Trip (3:01) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the 7-inch single, available to buy via toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/sugar-trip; see also twink.net/ & www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. Two Horizons (6:04) – Mildlife (Taken from the album ‘Phase’; see mildlife.com.au/mildlife.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Mildlife)

14. Skyways (4:10) – The Advisory Circle (Taken from the album ‘Ways of Seeing’; see ghostbox.co.uk/artists-page/the-advisory-circle/ & www.facebook.com/ghostboxrecords)

15. When We Arrived at the Mountain (4:51) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

16. Land Of Green Ginger (2:30) – The Twelve Hour Foundation (Taken from the album tree little milk egg book…and other non sequiturs; see www.twelvehourfoundation.co.uk/twelvehourfoundation-cis.bandcamp.com/album/tree-little-milk-egg-book-and-other-non-sequiturswww.facebook.com/twelvehourfoundation)

17. Creation (4:16) – Evenflow (Taken from the EP ‘Old Town’; see evenflow.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/EvenFlow-541814282827345/)

18. The End is Beautiful (7:46) Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘The End is Beautiful’; see www.echolyn.com/echolyn.bandcamp.com, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/echolyn & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

19. Part 9 (3:24) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Suite For Piano and Electronics’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. Writing Wrongs (5:08) The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees′; see www.monkees.com/, www.facebook.com/TheMonkees & www.monkees.net/)

21. Apple Sugar Cider (5:58) Facing New York (Taken from the album ‘Facing New York’; see facingnewyork.bandcamp.com/album/facing-new-york & fiveoneinc.com/facing-new-york/)

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. Eppy will be taking a well-earned break so next time Rebsie & Daniel will again be sitting in for him, so we hope to see you back for another of their takes on Eppy Gibbon music.