Episode 193: The Little Wonders

November 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 193rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can either CLICK HERE TO LISTEN or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area. The show is also available via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Our last show had Halloween trappings, but with this eppysode we’re back to a more traditional show. There’s no feature album this time around, but we do have a featured artist, Mike Kershaw, and this show is built around an interview with Mike and features lots of music from him & some of his own choices, plus the usual eclectic mixture of other music, including lots from 2016 releases. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hour & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. Radio Song (4:16) – R. E. M. (Taken from the album ‘Out of Time’; see remhq.com/index.php)

2. Fragile Friend (3:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

3. Critical Mass (5:21) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘Black Hole/Blank Canvas’; see motorpsycho.fix.no/ & www.facebook.com/motorpsychonews/)

4. How Can You Leave Me On My Own (3:32) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

5. Side Out Side (4:24) – Dementio13 (feat. Robert Halcrow) (Taken from the album ‘Broxen’; see dementio13.com/, dementio13.wordpress.com/ & www.facebook.com/Dementio13)

6. Sea Snake Beware (2:54) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

7. Mirmaid’s Purse (2:07) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com

8. Into The Sun (6:17) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘This Long Night’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

Interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

9. Animal (3:40) – Jenny and Johnny (Taken from the album ‘I’m Having Fun Now’; see www.jennylewis.com/)

10. Lake Song (5:53) – The Decemberists (Taken from the album ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’; see www.decemberists.com/ & www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/)

11. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

12. Elevate or Operate (4:04) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

13. Generation Why (5:21) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

14. Falling (4:55) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but likely to be on their forthcoming debut album; see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

15. Bird in the Bush (3:18) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’, which has just been released as a digital download and a limited edition CD, available via rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com; see also soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

16. Birth of Decay (17:57) –  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) Note. please ignore my comments on the show about the track names – this is the correct name of this track, a live recording only available on the double vinyl edition, or as a download for people ordering physical directly from the House of Mythology web site.

17. Pocket Tribe (End Malfunction Remix) (6:02) – Necromonkey (Taken from the EP ‘The Shadow of the Blind Man; see necromonkey.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/pages/Necromonkey/109218875773387 & soundcloud.com/necromonkey)

18. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – 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)

Return to the interview with Mr Mike Kershaw …

19. Wounds (4:45) – Mike Kershaw (feat. Tom Slatter) (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

20. The City Revealed (6:53) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

21. Josephine (4:32) – RHAIN (Single, available to buy as a digital download; see www.rhainmusic.com/rhainmusic.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/RHAINMUSIC/)

22. Duke’s Travels (8:41) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

23. Duke’s End (2:10) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike, and particularly to Mike Kershaw for the interview. 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 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.

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Episode 179: EppyFest 5 Preview

May 2, 2016 at 7:02 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 179th 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Taking a break from my seemingly never-ending review of 2015 this show celebrates the Eppy Gibbon show’s ninth anniversary and previews my own upcoming live music event, EppyFest 5. We also have a feature album, which this time has an EppyFest connection as it’s ‘Come To Me’ , the debut album by the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet who are on at this year’s EppyFest. We’ll also cover the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, as we feature music from the other five bands/acts on at EppyFest, play tracks from some new releases, & pay tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 143.8 MB.

1. And When the Sky Was Opened (2:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

2. Sycophant (5:23) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the album ‘Equations of Meaning; see shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=5292www.facebook.com/Tony-Patterson-281383288556282/?fref=ts)

3. Two (3:01) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Spinning the Compass; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/spinning-the-compass-2016-remaster, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

4. Bicycle Day (15:10) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘The Rest Is Noise’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

5. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

6. Blue By You (3:24) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium & marvinbnaylor.com/)

7. Sisterhood Of Ruralists (live) (8:31) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

8. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

If you’d like to see William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

9. Miracle (4:55) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Slow Burn 1’; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/slow-burn-1)

10. Two Eyes (4:20) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘What Lies Beneath’; see www.kershmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/Mike-Kershaw-144511622309101/?fref=tsmikekershaw.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/)

11. Ancient Spirals (4:58) – 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/)

12. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

13. Heart of Oak (4:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

14. The Steam Engine Murders And The Trial of Seven Bells John (10:22) – 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/)

15. I Am A Summer Night (8:57) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth And All The Universes; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-and-all-the-universes & marvinbnaylor.com/)

16. Mandragora (6:30) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

17. Harpsong (19:10) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Talking With Strangers’; see judydyble.com/ & www.facebook.com/judydybleofficial/ – both links will give you information about Judy’s brand new autobiography, ‘An Accidental Musician’)

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

19. Time For The Music (3:46) – Garden of Live Flowers (Not currently available to buy but see www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-of-Live-Flowers/1647038622174849?fref=tswww.youtube.com/watch?v=ykCOIVDL3Gw&app=desktop)

20. A Pair a Part (8:53) – Darkroom (Taken from the album ‘Gravity’s Dirty Work’; see www.darkroomtheband.net/, darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/darkroomtheband)

If you’d like to see Darkroom, William D Drake, Judy Dyble, etc. live at EppyFest on Saturday July 16th at the Lansdown Hall in Stroud you can purchase tickets now from eppyfest.co.uk/

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners – the show is now nine years old & I’m very grateful for everyone who has contributed to the show over the years. 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 for the next show when I’ll be interviewing three members of the mighty Sanguine Hum, so I hope you’ll join me for that.

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Episode 175: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 3

March 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 175th 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 the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, & we’ve finally reached my favourite 10 albums of 2015, counting down from 10 to 1, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix but from 10 remarkable albums – the very best of the best of 2015, as far I’m concerned. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.5 MB.

1. The Magnet (6:07) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

2. Wasp In A Wig (6:16) – The Tea Club (Taken from the album ‘Grappling’; see see www.theteaclub.net/, digital.theteaclub.net/ & www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/)

3. Until All The Ghosts Are Gone (5:07) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

4. Our Days Are Numbered (8:36) – Anekdoten (Taken from the album ‘Until All The Ghosts Are Gone’; see www.anekdoten.se/, anekdoten.bandcamp.com/releaseswww.facebook.com/anekdoten)

5. Library Song (6:48) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

6. Railway Time (7:39) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album The Clockwork Universe’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, themerchdesk.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=136_135, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen)

7. Mousse Roll (5:04) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

8. Kingdom (5:34) – Goblin (Taken from the album ‘Four of a Kind’; see www.goblinofficial.com/ & www.goblinweb.com/)

9. Starfire (8:47) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

10. Shinkansen (7:43) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘Starfire′; see ninjatune.net/artist/jaga-jazzistsoundcloud.com/jagajazzist & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist)

11. Once I Get Mine (5:40) – 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)

12. All the Time We’re Given (7:59) – 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)

13. I Heard them on the Harbor (5:55) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

14. Gilgamesh (R-Texas) (6:18) – Monobody (Taken from the album ‘Monobody’; see nakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/monobodynakedallyrecords.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Monobody/657940887646169)

15. Distant Buzzing (3:27) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

16. Revere Reach (5:50) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘Revere Reach’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com & williamddrake.bandcamp.com)

17. Beloved (5:41) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

18. Pioneer (5:08) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Skeleton Hill’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

19. Desolation Song (6:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

20. End of the Line (9:22) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Now We Have Light’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.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. I’ll be back for the next show with something rather different, providing a break from my review of 2015. I hope you’ll join me then.

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Episode 84: Best of 2011 – My Top 20 Countdown

August 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 84th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 4 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, specifically counting down my favourite twenty releases (albums and EPs) from last year. There is no feature album this time but there will be lots of great music from 2011. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.7 MB.

1. Dolli (3:18) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Cadenza’; see www.dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

2. Till Death (4:27) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor, marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium)

3. Mr. Sands (5:22) – Van Der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘A Grounding In Numbers’; see www.sofasound.com/ & www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/)

4. Ultima Thule (7:15) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us?’; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-O-The-Clock/101083079955156)

5. The Modern Architrave (5:44) – Big Block 454 (Taken from the album ‘Bells & Proclamations’; see bigblock454.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/BigBlock454.music)

6. Sleeping Conniptions (3:40) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the EP ‘Grounds for Hearts to Swell’; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

7. Raining Dirt (4:46) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album ‘In A Shrinking Forest’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-shrinking-forest)

8. Rushden Fair (3:36) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Relic’; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/relic & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

9. Fly She (5:32) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife’; see www.markcawthra.com/ & www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/759.htm)

10. Advanced Tree Surgery (5:28) – Ochre (Taken from the album Early Learning; see ochremusic.com/2011/08/01/early-learning-now-available-for-download/, ochre.bandcamp.com/album/early-learning & www.facebook.com/ochremusic)

11. How Does It Run? (2:47) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

12. Bear Talk (3:42) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

13. 15H40 (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

14. 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)

15. Mystic City (6:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP ‘All the World’; see www.freewebs.com/workstation1/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyPatterson)

16. White Horses At Sea // Utopian Daydream (8:56) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘The Octopus’; see www.amplifiertheband.com/news.php, amplifier.bandcamp.com/album/the-octopus-2 & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

17. A Long Way To Start (3:52) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

18. The Wife, The Battlefield (3:22) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

19. Super Altar (2:54) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

20. Ant Trees (1:56) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

21. Raider Prelude (2:23) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

22. No Part Of Me (5:45) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

23. Helix (5:54) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Snowtorch’; see www.bloodfish.com/, phideaux.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Phideaux/25459284353)

24. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

25. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too – I hope you enjoyed this top 20 countdown of some of 2011’s finest releases. 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 my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. Hopefully there will be lots of shows coming up between now and the end of the year, including more from Daniel & Rebsie, a Summer’s End Festival preview, some interviews, and I may even catch up with all those 2012 new releases at some point (you never know!).

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Episode 78: EppyFest Preview

May 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 78th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show & the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Apologies this is not part 2 of my ‘best of 2011’ shows (coming soon, I promise) but with time pressing I have decided to preview EppyFest, the very first live music event put on in association with this podcast. This mini-festival will take place on June 23rd, 2012 at Lansdown Hall, Stroud, and on this show you’ll be hearing tracks from all the artists appearing on the bill, from the poppy psych folk of Candythief, to the loop guitar wizardry of Matt Stevens, and the neo-classical art rock of William D Drake & his band who will be headlining the event. There will also be a feature album – appropriately you’ll be hearing three tracks from the 2010 album ‘Ghost’ by the aforementioned Matt Stevens. In addition you’ll hear tracks from some exciting new releases & another track in the new feature for the show, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’. 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 37 minutes. Downloaded file is 88.9 MB.

1. The Projected Future (4:30) – Karda Estra (Taken from the new downloadable EP ‘The Land of Ghosts 3’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. In A Foreign Way (5:21) – Knifeworld (Taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Clairvoyant Fortnight’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/knifeworld)

3. Can (3:51) – The GasMan (One of two exclusive download tracks available when you purchase the new GasMan album ‘Hiding Place’ via www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/854.htm; see also www.gasmanmusic.com/hidingplace.html)

4. Casablanco (Slo-Mo Mix) (6:51) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the new ‘EP#02 : Casablanco’, which you can buy via www.andypickfordmusic.com/ep02__casablanco/; see also www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

5. Eleven (2:35) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

6. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the latest Candythief album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

7. Burning Bandstands (4:19) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Echo’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

8. Dry Land (3:20) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

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

9. In High Places (3:33) – Mike Oldfield (Taken from the album, ‘Crises’; see www.mikeoldfield.org/ & www.facebook.com/MikeOldfieldOfficial)

If you have suggestions for this new feature then do let me know.

10. The Happy Garden (2:45) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love’; see folkwit.com/artists/mr-mrs-muffins, mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-raindrop-dance-and-other-songs-about-love, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

11. Ghost (4:34) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

12. Wholly Holey (2:41) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

13. Nothing Left  (5:16) – Lisa Cuthbert (This is a single release available from iTunes, Amazon & www.cdbaby.com/cd/lisacuthbert; see also lisacuthbert.webs.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Cuthbert/146181802097047)

14. Late Man (6:17) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Ghost’; see mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

15. Me Fish Bring (6:38) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; see williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

Don’t forget that EppyFest takes place on June 23rd at The Lansdown Hall (lansdownhall.org/) in Stroud, Gloucestershire with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets cost just £10 and are available in advance now from Kanes Records in Stroud – phone/credit card bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee.

16. Ghosts At The Feast (8:35) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness’; see candythief.com/, candythief.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/candythiefmusic)

17. Terra Firma (6:36) – Kimara Sajn (Taken from the EP ‘Ghosts At The Feast’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

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!). Please get your tickets for Eppyfest – there should be a few tickets available on the door on June 23rd but you’re recommended to buy in advance just in case. This is a great chance to support some brilliant independent live music and I hope to see lots of you there. The next show should be a return to my ‘best of 2011’ specials, though there’s also the possibility a new show from guest presenters Daniel & Rebsie before then…

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