Episode 287: Half-term report, 2020

This is the 287th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Many thanks to Rebsie & Daniel for sitting in for me on the last show. But I’m back this time with a show that entirely focuses on music from 2020, as I bring you some of the best music to be found on albums, EPs and singles released so far this year. I’m trying to cram in as much music as possible from many different releases, so therefore there will not be a feature album for this show. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 38 minutes. Downloaded file is 144.3 MB.

1. On the 7th Day (4:44) – Blabbermouth vs Lachlan-Young (Single available to download via blabbermouth2018.bandcamp.com/track/on-the-7th-day; see also www.murraylachlanyoung.co.uk)

2. All Eyes (6:05) – Other Lives (Taken from the album ‘For Their Love’; see otherlivesofficial.bandcamp.com/album/for-their-love & otherlives.com/)

3. Dieter Bohm (5:32) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

4. Baume (3:32) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

5. Les nuits entières (4:40) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. The Procrastinator (6:21) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

7. Hieroglyph (8:58) – Animal Society (Single available to download via animalsocietyband.bandcamp.com/track/hieroglyph; see also www.animalsocietyband.com

8. Lone (4:30) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & hotpumarecords.bandcamp.com/album/parcelle-brillante)

9. Evening Sun (4:19) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

10. Several Bullets in my Head (4:16) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

11. Lighthouse Spaceship (6:27) – The Lickerish Quartet (Taken from the EP ‘Threesome, Vol. 1’; see thelickerishquartet.com & www.facebook.com/thelickerishquartet/)

12. Night time (5:30) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

13. Rewind the Day (3:21) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

14. In Scalar Waves (9:14) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

15. Shifter (7:13) – Wood River (Taken from the album More Than I Can See’; see woodrivermusic.bandcamp.com/album/more-than-i-can-see & www.facebook.com/woodriverband/)

16. Eternal Return (5:06) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

17. My Swan (4:21) – Army of Moths (Taken from the ‘My Kingdom For a Horse EP; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/my-kingdom-for-a-horse-ep & armyofmoths.com/)

18. Des feux pour voir (5:15) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

19. Dancing with Shadows (6:43) – Kundabuffa (Taken from the album ‘Beauty is the Beginning of Terror’; see andyedwards.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-the-beginning-of-terror & www.facebook.com/kundabuffa/)

20. Extolythin (4:47) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

21. Mumbai (3:45) – Native Dancer (Single available to download via nativedancer.co.uk/track/mumbai; see also www.facebook.com/nativedancerofficial/)

22. Reversion (2:10) The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’; see thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/album/realm & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

23. Silent The Rotor (4:27) Kavus Torabi (Taken from the album ‘Hip To The Jag’; see kavustorabi.bandcamp.com/album/hip-to-the-jag & www.facebook.com/Kavus-Torabi-104330127792377/)

24. Sakhi (8:27) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?’; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

25. Heather’s Letters to Her Mother (5:57) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album Wonderbloom’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

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 for the next show when we’ll have a feature album by Becca Stevens, as part of a typically eclectic playlist, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 282: Pearl and Eddie

This is the 282nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous show, the latest of our TV Themes Specials. But if that show was largely about nostalgia, with this show we are much more focused on now, with most of the music coming from brilliant 2020 releases, with the occasional older track thrown in for good measure. And last time we had a feature album, but this time we have a feature artist/band, the musician and singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder and the band he helped to found, Pearl Jam, so you’ll hear three tracks featuring Vedder, two with Pearl Jam and one without. In addition, you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 32 minutes. Downloaded file is 139.4 MB.

1. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

2. Rearviewmirror (4:44) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Vs.’; see pearljam.com)

3. Dérivation (4:16) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

4. Kabir (7:28) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

5. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. Escher (Live) (4:42) – Trampoline (Single available to download via trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/track/escher-live; see also www.trampolinetheband.com & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

7. Children Of The Sky (4:38) – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Taken from the album ‘X – the Godless Void And Other Stories’; see www.trailofdead.com)

8. Not The Same (4:32) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

9. Lead Balloon (3:33) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

10. Moment (3:41) – Quest Ensemble (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Other Side’; see www.questensemble.co.uk/ & qensemble.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side)

11. Apocalypse How? (2:50) – Natasha Noorani (Taken from the EP ‘Munaasib’; see natashanoorani.bandcamp.com/releases, www.youtube.com/channel/UC7OfbJbLGvZZkPV4J-btR-Q & www.facebook.com/rukhsanakartoos/)

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

12. Cul-De-Sac (5:07) – Genesis (Taken from the album ‘Duke’; see www.genesis-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/genesis)

13. Sad Song (3:31) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the EP ‘Crying Everyone Else’s Tears’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/crying-everyone-elses-tears & www.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)

14. Freaks (2:17) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album Deleted Scenes’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/deleted-scenes & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

15. The Face Of Love (5:41) – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Eddie Vedder (Taken from the album ‘Dead Man Walking: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture’; realworldrecords.com/artists/nusratfatehalikhan/ & www.facebook.com/EddieVedder)

16. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

17. Before The Light (6:06) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

18. Maelstrom Spark (5:53) – Martin Grech (Taken from the album ‘Hush Mortal Core’; see www.patreon.com/MartinGrech & www.facebook.com/Martingrechofficial/)

19. Repeat Neverending (5:47) – Pictish Trail (Taken from the album ‘Thumb World’; see pictishtrail.bandcamp.com/album/thumb-world & pictishtrail.co.uk/)

20. Jamais assez (4:27) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Parcel Brillante’; see www.orwellmusic.com/ & orwell.bandcamp.com)

21. You Are (4:31) – Pearl Jam (Taken from the album ‘Riot Act’; see pearljam.com)

22. From Within The Dream (7:43) Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel)

23. Dream We Had (4:28) – Teri Mantere (Taken from the album Everything Needs To Breathe’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/everything-needs-to-breathe & www.terimantere.com)

24. The Beloved (9:25) – John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain (Taken from the album ‘Is That So?; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

25. Sixty-Six (9:39) Pat Metheny (Taken from the album ‘From This Place’; see patmetheny.bandcamp.com/album/from-this-place & www.patmetheny.com/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with the first of my ‘best of the rest of 2019’ shows, celebrating lots of great music that didn’t get into my top 31 albums of 2019, so I hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 280: A Sense of History

This is the 280th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). The world is looking a bit scarier at the moment what with the panic surrounding COVID-19, so I hope you are all looking after yourselves. But for the Eppy show it’s business as usual, so why not take some time out to sit back and listen to another typically eclectic mix, focusing on lots of 2020 music, and some pre-2020 music too, including one track stretching back to the 1980s. There’s also a feature album this time, with three tracks from ‘Raingods With Zippos’, the 1999 album by Fish. I can’t promise the show will keep you well, but it might help you to feel better. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes. Downloaded file is 128.3 MB.

1. Tumbledown (5:52) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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

2. Coming Up (3:54) – Paul McCartney (Taken from the album ‘McCartney II’; see www.paulmccartney.com & www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney/)

3. L’homme Volant (5:36) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

4. Serpents (6:19) – Nitin Sawhney (Taken from the album ‘Beyond Skin’; see www.nitinsawhney.com/)

5. Jumping In (10:48) – Laura Jurd (Taken from the album ‘Stepping Back, Jumping In’; see laurajurd.bandcamp.com/album/stepping-back-jumping-in & www.laurajurd.com)

6. Old Time Prog (7:39) – Brian Woodbury feat. Johnny Unicorn (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com

7. Swedish Love (1:32) – Zopp (Taken from the album ‘Zopp’; see zopp.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/zoppmusic/)

8. Spiral Era (8:09) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album Pyramid’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/jaga-jazzist-pyramid, jagajazzist.com/ & www.facebook.com/jagajazzist/)

9. Change (9:31) – Godsticks (Taken from the album Inescapable’; see www.godsticks.co.uk)

10. Faithhealer (5:00) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

11. Apocalypse Dreams (5:57) – Tame Impala (Taken from the album ‘Lonerism’; see www.tameimpala.com/)

12. Chimera (4:18) – Girl Swallows Nightingale (Taken from the album ‘Shapeshifter′; see girlswallowsnightingale.bandcamp.com/album/shapeshifter & www.facebook.com/GirlSwallowsNightingale/)

13. Barrow Wights On The Nook (7:35) – Field Lines Cartographer (Taken from the album ‘The Ferric Landscape’; see soundtrackingthevoid.bandcamp.com/album/the-ferric-landscape-2 & soundtrackingthevo.wixsite.com/stvlabel

14. Ceremonious Synapses (ii) (6:22) – The Bloody Mallard (Taken from the album ‘Realm’ & also available as a single to buy via Bandcamp – thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/track/ceremonious-synapses-ii; see also thebloodymallard.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/TheBloodyMallard/)

15. I Want (9:24) – Giblet (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – giblet23.bandcamp.com/releases; see also www.facebook.com/gibletmusic/)

16. 360 Degrees (5:32) – Pendragon (Taken from the album ‘Love Over Fear’; see www.pendragon.mu/ & www.facebook.com/PendragonHQ/)

17. 360 Flip (6:37) – John Mclaughlin (Taken from the album ‘Black Light; see mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/black-light & www.johnmclaughlin.com)

18. Women (Know What I’m Sayin’?) (2:38) – Brian Woodbury (Taken from the album ‘Levity & Novelty’; see brianwoodbury.bandcamp.com & brianwoodbury.com)

19. Atom Age Girl (2:27) – The Radio Science Orchestra (Taken from the compilation album ‘Theremin 100′; see nythereminsociety.bandcamp.com & www.radioscienceorchestra.com)  

20. Rites Of Passage (7:42) – Fish (Taken from the album ‘Raingods With Zippos’; see fishmusic.scot/home/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back and I’m contemplating making it another in my occasional series of TV themes specials, but whatever I come up with, I promise it’ll be a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll come back for it.

Episode 277: What the Butler Saw

This is the 277th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Your usual host is taking a bit of a break this time but the show will go on, with regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel kindly standing in for him. They’ll be bringing you their own unique take on Eppy Gibbon music again. Their feature album this time is the self-titled album by Mr & Mrs Smith and Mr Drake, & there will be three tracks from that, plus there’s the usual mixture of great & eclectic sounds from bands/acts you know & quite a lot that you won’t. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Destiny’s Dance (2:57) – Synthetic Dream Foundation (Taken from the album ‘Mythical Records: Odyssey of Rapture Vol 3’; see mythicalrecords.bandcamp.com)

2. Why? (4:42) – Mid-Air Thief (Taken from the album ‘Crumbling’; see midairthief.bandcamp.com)

3. Give Him A Flower (3:02) – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see thegodofhellfire.com)

4. Silver Tree Top School For Boys (2:22) – The Slender Plenty (Taken from the compilation album ‘Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds’; see www.discogs.com/artist/1802087-The-Slender-Plenty)

5. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

6. Zyryrab (6:16) – Paco de Lucia (Taken from the album ‘Zyryrab’; see pacodelucia.org/en)

7. La Danse des Meduses & Wind Surf Ballad (2:38/2:37) – Dominique Guiot (Taken from the album ‘L’Univers de la Mer’; see www.discogs.com/artist/612307-Dominique-Guiot)

8. A Fairytale About Slavery (7:07) – Miranda Sex Garden (Taken from the album ‘Fairytales of Slavery’; see mirandasexgarden.com)

9. The Blue Flame (3:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

10. Piece for String Quartet, Percussion and Scottish Smallpipes in C (14:35) – Mr McFall’s Chamber (Taken from the album ‘Birds & Beasts – Music by Martyn Bennett and Fraser Fifield’; see www.mcfalls.co.uk and delphianrecords.co.uk)

11. Hummingbird (3:08) – Bedouine (Taken from the album ‘Birdsongs of a Killjoy’; see bedouine.bandcamp.com)

12. Hy a Skoellyas Lyf a Dhagrow (5:35) – Gwenno (Taken from the album ‘Le Kov’; see heavenlyrecordings.com/artist/gwenno)

13. Summer Is A-Coming In (4:06) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

As part of the new Early Music feature:

14. Saltarello (1:55) – David Munrow/The Early Music Consort of London (Taken from the album ‘Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance’; see www.discogs.com/artist/517156-David-Munrow)

15. The Sirens  (10:12) – David Bedford (Taken from the album ‘The Odyssey’; see davidbedfordmusic.co.uk)

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

16. I Can’t Take it Anymore (4:42) – Vangelis (Taken from the album ‘See You Later’; see http://elsew.com)

17. To My Piano From Mr Drake (4:40) – Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake (Taken from the album ‘Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake’; see www.cardiacs.net and alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com)

18. White Flowers (3:17) – Lutine (Taken from the album ‘White Flowers’; see fandf.bandcamp.com)

19. Goodnight, Civilization (6:42) – Zu (Taken from the album ‘Goodnight, Civilization’; see zuband.bandcamp.com)

20. Woodfall Part 4: Above the Clouds (10:32) – Musk Ox (Taken from the album ‘Woodfall’; see muskoxofficial.bandcamp.com)

21. Candlemas Carol (5:59) – Sproatly Smith (Taken from the album ‘Carols From Herefordshire’; see sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com)

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 back next time, specifically revealing his top 10 favourite albums of 2019, so you really don’t want to miss that.

Episode 276: Best of 2019, Top 31 pt 2

This is the 276th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). For this show it’s part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown. We also pay tribute to two great and influential musicians sadly taken from us recently, Neil Peart from Rush, and Joel Vandroogenbroeck from Brainticket. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. Downloaded file is 137.31 MB.

1. Stick It Out (4:31) – Rush (Taken from the album ‘Counterparts’; see www.rush.com & www.facebook.com/rushtheband/)

2. From Another Planet/Radagacuca (7:29) – Brainticket (Taken from the album ‘Psychonaut’; see brainticket.bandcamp.com/album/psychonaut, brainticketband.com/ & www.facebook.com/OfficialBrainticket/)

3. Thang (hips) (4:35) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

4. To Tide Us Over (mouth) (4:53) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘12 Little Spells’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

5. Do You Believe In Two Gods? (4:43) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

6. Moonchild (8:32) – The Utopia Strong (Taken from the album ‘The Utopia Strong’; see theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/theutopiastrong/)

7. Vanishing Heart (4:35) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

8. The World’s in Town (5:48) – Rustin Man (Taken from the album ‘Drift Code’; see rustinman.bandcamp.com/album/drift-code & www.facebook.com/RustinManOfficial)

9. Conditions (4:09) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

10. When There Is No Sun (4:48) – Rozi Plain (Taken from the album ‘What A Boost’; see roziplain.bandcamp.com/album/what-a-boost, roziplain.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/roziplain/)

11. Land Of Oblivion (8:18) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

12. Reminiscence (6:04) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Our New Earth’; asafsirkis-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/our-new-earth-hd & www.asafsirkis.com)

13. Drown out the noise with your silence (10:45) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

14. Is it love? (9:07) – OSE | ओस (Taken from the album ‘With & Without’; see ghunghru.bandcamp.com/album/with-without)

15. Call To Me (3:50) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

16. Lost (4:45) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Breathe Shallow’; see fireflyburning.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-shallow, www.fireflyburning.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)  

17. 10 000 Ans (4:37) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

18. La Faune Pélagique (8:19) – Astrobal (Taken from the album ‘L’infini, l’Univers et les Mondes’; see astrobal.bandcamp.com/album/linfini-lunivers-et-les-mondes & www.astrobal.com/)

19. Fruit Falls From The Apple Tree (Variant) (6:33) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

20. Two (Variant) (5:11) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Variants’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/cobaltchapel/)

21. Permutert Panzerrock (3:55) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

22. Seriell Ballade (6:35) – Panzerpappa (Taken from the album ‘Summarisk Suite’; see panzerpappa.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/PanzerpappaOfficial/)

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 may well have to miss the next show as I’m likely to be snowed under with work from my day job, so hopefully my regular guest presenters, Daniel & Rebsie, will be sitting in instead, bringing you their own take on Eppy Gibbon music. And I should be back in a couple of show’s time, bringing you the third part of my top 31 countdown of my favourite albums of 2019, covering the all-important albums at numbers 10-1, so I hope you’ll be back for two exciting shows in a row.

Episode 271: Emily Bezar Interview

This is the 271st 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 & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the horrors of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon on the last show, we move to much more pleasant topics this time around. This show is built around an interview with the singer, keyboardist and composer Emily Bezar. There’s no feature album this time, but you will hear three tracks from Emily throughout the show. You’ll hear Emily answer some questions I put to her, and some tracks chosen by her too, plus other music covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including new tracks from Spindle Ensemble, Lake Ruth, & Andy Pickford. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.5 MB.

1. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

2. Heyyeh (4:11) – Penya (Track available to buy via Bandcamp – penyamusic.bandcamp.com/album/penya-na-familia-ya-zawose)

3. The Cleaner (Edit) (3:58) – Squid (Single available from all the usual download places; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/squiduk/)

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

4. Ease (8:13) – Public Image Limited (Taken from the album ‘Album’; see www.pilofficial.com

5. The Longest Way (4:55) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

6. Shades of Scarlett Conquering (4:58) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

7. Metronome (5:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Angels’ Abacus’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/angels-abacus, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

8. Frontier (4:32) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

9. All I Know Is Tonight (7:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘What We Must’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/what-we-must & jagajazzist.com/)

10. Apokalypsis (2:55) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

11. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence/Blue Tail Fly (live) (7:24) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

12. Strange Interiors (3:01) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Extended Leave/Strange Interiors’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/extended-leave-strange-interiorswww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)  

13. Okemah Sundown (4:47) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Chase/Okemah Sundown’; see www.spindleensemble.com, spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/chase-okemah-sundown-double-a-side-single & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

14. Psymanteum Part 10 (2:11) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Psymanteum Part 11 (6:42) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Emily Bezar for agreeing to do the interview, for providing such thoughtful answers, and for choosing such great music. 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’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.

Episode 267: Thieves’ Kitchen Interview 2019

This is the 267th 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 & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show is built around an interview with Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson, the creative core of the band Thieves’ Kitchen. They will be talking to me about their brand new album ‘Genius Loci’, which will also be this show’s feature album and therefore we’ll have three tracks from it, all exclusive previews. You’ll also hear non-Thieves’ Kitchen tracks chosen by Phil, Amy & Thomas, plus other music, including a track from the brand new album by Matt Baber; in short, you can expect a typically eclectic playlist. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 19 minutes. Downloaded file is 127.1 MB.

1. Uffington (10:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

Interview with Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson of Thieves’ Kitchen

2. Nuclear Burn (6:23) – Brand X (Taken from the album ‘Unorthodox Behaviour’; see www.facebook.com/OfficialBrandX/)

3. Formentera Lady (10:19) – King Crimson (Taken from the album ‘Islands’; see www.dgmlive.com & www.facebook.com/kingcrimsonofficial/?fref=ts)

4. Refuge of the Roads (6:42) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘Hejira; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

5. The Poison Garden (4:01) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

6. Orpheus (4:51) – David Sylvian (Taken from the album ‘Secrets Of The Beehive’; see www.davidsylvian.com/)

7. The True Meaning of Determination (9:23) – Dave Holland, Eric Harland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn (Taken from the album ‘Prism’; see daveholland.bandcamp.com/album/prism & daveholland.com/)

8. Hinna-Djulo (5:56) – Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Taken from the album ‘SOAR’; see www.catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com)

9. Mirie It Is (8:29) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

10. First Step (2:06) – All Traps On Earth (Taken from the album ‘A Drop of Light’; see alltrapsonearth.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/alltrapsonearth/)

11. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Phil Mercy, Amy Darby & Thomas Johnson for coming into the Eppy Gibbon studio. 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 next time when I’ll be welcoming back another old friend to the studio, Richard Wileman, who will be joining us for an interview. I hope you’ll join me for that.