This is the forty-second edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is the third of three ‘Best of 2009′ specials, with nearly two hours of some of the best tracks from 2009. There is no feature album again but this time I’m counting down my top 16 albums from 2009, heading towards what I consider was the finest album of a very fine year and uncovering several gems in the process (the tracklisting runs 1-16 but track 1 on the playlist is the album in 16th place, track 2 in 15th place, etc. if that makes sense). There’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, pronk rock, electronica, psych folk, chamber pop and general strangeness. 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 9 minutes. Downloaded file is 118.4 MB.
1. Toulofi Colum (6:00) – Vladimir Bozar ‘n’ Ze Sheraf Orkestär (Taken from the album ‘Universal Sprache’; see www.vladimirbozar.com/Vladimir_Bozar_N_Ze_Sheraf_Orkhestar/Vladimir_Bozar_n_Ze_Sheraf_Orkestar.html & www.myspace.com/vladimirbozar)
5. The Way (6:55) – TCP (Taken from the album ‘The Way’; see www.temporalchaos.com/, 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/ & www.myspace.com/blaketobias)
14. The Search For Terrestial Life (5:33) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Number Seven’; see links above)
15. A Fistful Of Fortitude (2:41) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Number Seven’; see links above)
18. Ellenwood Drive (2:51) – Unlearn (Taken from the album ‘Places’; see links above)
19. Everyone Is You (3:43) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson’; the album is available to buy as an electronic download via www.groundlift.org/, plus see www.myspace.com/dcarlsonmusic & www.danielcarlson.com/)
20. Downtown Again (4:10) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson’; see links above)
21. Velvet (6:12) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Aviary Jackson’; see links above)
Thanks as always to all the musicians who helped to make 2009 such a great year and to all the listeners who have helped this show go from strength to strength. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!) and don’t forget to vote for your favourite three acts/artists as played on the show over the past 42 episodes – voting ends in February. For the next episode I’m taking a well-earned break so I’m leaving you in the very capable hands of Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm who’ll be bringing you their own take on Eppy Gibbon-style music.