Episode 9: Checkmate

January 7, 2008 at 10:58 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Happy new year! This is the ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is a best of 2007 special, with about two hours of music taken from albums released last year. There’s no feature album this month as I’ve tried to cram in as much music from as many of the best and most interesting artists who released music in 2007. You’ll also be able to find out which albums made my top ten for 2007 as I count them down. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

1. Somehow (4:06) – Moorlandt (Taken from the album ‘Waiting Again’; see www.moorlandt.com)

2. Pornographer’s Dream (3:26) – Suzanne Vega (Taken from the album ‘Beauty and Crime’ and provided by the PodShow Podsafe Music Network http://music.podshow.com)

3. Night Van Kidnap (3:44) – Soiled (Taken from the album ‘Shambolic Psychotic’; see www.soiled.org.uk/)

4. Fat Guys In Shorts (8:35) – Frogg Cafe (Taken from the album ‘The Safenzee Diaries’; see www.froggcafe.com/ & www.10trecords.com/index.asp)

5. Betrayed (4:23) – Baku Llama (Taken from the album ‘Eris’; see www.myspace.com/bakullama & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bakullama2)

6. Flesh And Metallic Hydrogen (4:30) – W. Robert Peek (Taken from the album ‘Adventures in Science Fiction’; see www.myspace.com/wrobertpeek & http://cdbaby.com/cd/wrobertpeek)

7. Turpin Hero (4:11) – The Owl Service (Taken from the album ‘A Garland of Song’; see www.midwich-cuckoos.co.uk/)

8. Song For You (3:55) – Grayceon (Taken from the album ‘Grayceon’; see www.grayceon.com/)

9. Crayola Skies (5:35) – Mermaid Kiss (Taken from the album ‘Etarlis’; see www.mermaidkiss.co.uk/ & www.etarlis.com/)

10. Life Drawing (4:44) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘The Last of the Libertine’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk)

11. Burn The Bridge (3:35) – The Art of All (Taken from the album ‘Morgan’; see www.myspace.com/theartofall)

12. Good People (4:21) – Sundae Club (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘British Summer Time’; see www.s-club.co.uk/)

13. Lightpost (15:25) – The Apex Theory (Taken from the EP ‘Lightpost’; see www.myspace.com/theapextheory & also www.myspace.com/mthelium)

14. Hides Inside (3:47) – Deep Rising (Taken from the album ‘Truth Be Told’; see www.deep-rising.com & www.myspace.com/deeprisingrocks)

15. Bartholomew’s Merman (5:05) – The Future Kings of England (Taken from the album ‘The Fate Of Old Mother Orvis’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com & www.backwaterrecords.com)

16. Patterns (3:35) – Sympozion (Taken from the album ‘Kundabuffer’; see www.sympozion.com & www.unicorndigital.com)

17. Persona Dolls (4:01) – Those Men (Taken from the album ‘SobGod’; see www.myspace.com/thosemen & www.zingg.co.uk)

18. Angel (3:50) – Dave Martone (Taken from the album ‘When The Aliens Come‘; see www.davemartone.com & www.lionmusic.com/)

19. The Unquiet Grave (7:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Mind The Gap‘; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk)

20. Candybrain (4:07) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Doomsday Afternoon‘; see www.myspace.com/phideaux & www.bloodfish.com)

21. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Joff Winks Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs For Days‘; see www.joffwinksband.com/ & www.myspace.com/joffwinksband)

22. Milo (5:18) – Joff Winks Band (Taken from the album ‘Songs For Days‘; see www.joffwinksband.com/ & www.myspace.com/joffwinksband)

23. Don’t Trust The Teachers (5:20) – Canon (Taken from the album ‘Wide Awake‘; see www.myspace.com/canon)

24. Euromatic (3:31) – Canon (Taken from the album ‘Wide Awake‘; see www.myspace.com/canon)

I want to say a big thank you to all the artists and all the listeners who have made this show work so far and wish you all the best for the new year and beyond.

Please send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) See you for the next episode when we get back to normal after the Halloween, Christmas and Best of 2007 shows.

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4 Comments

  1. slumbering said,

    Another very enjoyable show! So many good artists that i had never heard before. Thanks for that.

  2. epilepticgibbon said,

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting. I do appreciate your loyalty and commitment to the show. Please name the names of any artists you particularly like because then I will aim to play more of their stuff and/or pass on your kind words to them.

    Actually the show will soon be a year old and to celebrate I’m looking to do a request show of sorts where I play again any tracks that people have particularly enjoyed, or where I play more tracks by an artist who I’ve only played once or twice but who people would like to hear more from. So send me your requests…

  3. justin r. said,

    good stuff sir, it was quite enjoyable for someone new to your program :)

  4. slumbering said,

    Okay, Eppy, to be more specific, the songs that stood out for me…

    Moorlandt is utterly bewitching.

    I enjoyed Baku Llama and thought Betrayed sounded a bit Doors-ish and had a nice feel to it.

    Loved Turpin Hero by The Owl Service.

    Also loved Crayola skies by Mermaid Kiss, just beautiful, i could drown in it.

    Good People by Sundae Club immediately put me in a fun mood. I really like those kinds of songs.

    And last, but not least, Rebsie Fairholm. She’s my personal favorite discovery of 2007.

    Not that all of the songs weren’t nice, those are the ones that really grabbed me, though.

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