Episode 42: Best of 2009 part 3

February 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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)

2. Everblue (6:49) – Paul Cusick (Taken from the album ‘Focal Point’; see www.paulcusick.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/paulq6)

3. Marina (4:13) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Ombra’; see www.piasilvi.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi2 & www.myspace.com/piasilvi)

4. Deadpan (2:16) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Somnolent Massive’; see www.myspace.com/r3tic & www.cdbaby.com/cd/retictunes3)

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)

6. Master James Of St. George (6:19) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘The Underfall Yard’; see www.bigbigtrain.com/ & www.myspace.com/bigbigtrain)

7. Go… (7:36) – The Future Kings Of England (Taken from the album ‘The Viewing Point’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com & www.backwaterrecords.com)

8. Transformation (5:34) – PinkLogik (Taken from the album ‘Learning To Trust Higher Frequencies’; see www.pinklogik.makessense.co.uk/, www.myspace.com/pinklogik & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Pinklogik1)

9. Leave Us A Message (3:29) – Antique Seeking Nuns (Taken from the EP ‘Careful! It’s Tepid!’; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/antiqueseekingnuns1)

10. Spådom (5:38) – Thoby Loth (Taken from the album ‘Lägereldarnas Tid’; see www.thobyloth.com/ & www.myspace.com/thobyloth)

11. Mystic Of Grace (5:19) – Artizan Quarter (Taken from the album ‘B(l)eak’; see www.myspace.com/artizanquarter & www.artizanquarter.blogspot.com/)

12. Before The Common Era (5:24) – Deluge Grander (Taken from the album ‘The Form Of The Good’; see www.delugegrander.com/, www.myspace.com/delugegrander & www.cdbaby.com/cd/delugegrander2)

13. Thermonuclear Cheese (1:55) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Number Seven’; see www.bloodfish.com & www.myspace.com/phideaux)

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)

16. Our Captain Cried (4:00) – Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album ‘Seven Star Green’; see www.rebsiefairholm.co.uk/, www.sonicspongecake.com/ & www.myspace.com/rebsiefairholm)

17. Still Life with Actress (4:29) – Unlearn (Taken from the album ‘Places’; see www.myspace.com/theunlearn & www.noiseorder.com)

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.


1 Comment

  1. Blake said,

    Superbly thought out and narrated show. Not only do you provide insight into the bands, but explain why you feel an affinity to what you play. A consistently professional approach to a show we are honored to have been included in. Thanks Eppy for what you do to advance the art in music.

    Blake- for TCP (the go-to band for those nasty scrapes and cuts)

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