Episode 83: Best of 2011 Part 3

August 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 83rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 3 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, focusing on some great tracks & albums from last year. There is no feature album this time so I can put a bit more focus on some longer tracks from last year. 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 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.2 MB.

1. Over Tone Gulley (5:24) – Reigns (Taken from the album ‘The Widow Blades’; see www.reigns.net/Reigns_of_Wessex/Home.html & www.facebook.com/reignsofwessex)

2. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree)

3. The Beast of the Air (5:26) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘IronBark’; see comraderobot.com/tomslatter/ & tomslatter.bandcamp.com/)

4. Fifty Below Zero (1:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Guantanabu 3 (4:16) – Factor Burzaco (Taken from the album ‘II’; see production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=eng_&id=142&id2=146)

6. Dreamstate (3:24) – Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy (Taken from the album, ‘White Magic’; see www.kilbey-kennedy.com/, itunes.apple.com/us/artist/martin-kennedy/id429528720, stevekilbeymartinkennedypresent.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/kilbeykennedy/app_204974879526524)

7. The Lake (13:05) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see www.ianneal.com/)

8. Sea of Tranquility (4:09) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Desert Song (6:35) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Power’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

10. Ghost Song (4:45) – All India Radio (Taken from the album The Silent Surf; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/album/the-silent-surf & www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic)

11. Memo (7:27) – DeeExpus (Taken from the album ‘King of Number 33’; see www.deeexpus.com/index.aspx & www.facebook.com/DeeExpus)

12. Foliation (For Suzanne) (9:55) – TILT Creative Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘To TILT: Volume One – Original Music for TILT Brass’; see www.tiltbrass.org/, tiltbrass.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/TILT-Brass/25863375669)

13. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

14. Spectacle Of A Scarecrow (5:54) – The Future Kings Of England (Taken from the album, ‘Who Is This Who Is Coming?’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com/, www.backwaterrecords.com/shop & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Future-Kings-of-England-Official/127489830676668)

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!) or if you want to have your say on my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back as soon as possible with the fourth and final of my ‘best of 2011′ shows – a countdown of my favourite 20 albums/releases from last year. Trust me, it’s going to be a doozy.



  1. Cynthia Spencer said,

    Some interesting stuff on here, am much taken all over again with Magicfolk (though the song doesn’t remotely resemble Romberg’s The Desert Song, which is also quite special).

    I was intrigued by your comments about how you choose the tracks – am I right in thinking that to qualify for the top 20 of 2011 a track has to be one of the best tracks from one of the best albums/CDs?

    Very much looking forward to The Doozy!

  2. epilepticgibbon said,

    I choose the top 20 albums first and then try to choose a particularly good example track (or two) off each album. So it’s a top 20 ‘albums of the year’ list, with examples off each album, rather than a top 20 ‘tracks of the year’ list (which might be quite different). Parts 1-3 featured lots of brilliant tracks (IMHO) where the rest of the album may not have been quite so good (again IMHO). But for an album to make it to the final 20 it has to be much more consistent. Hope that makes sense.

    • Cynthia said,

      Perfect sense, thanks.

      A little off topic, are you planning another podcast previewing Summer’s End? The one last inspired me to go and I’m kind of waiting for a similarly revelatory experience this year, before I book a meal that weekend at my fave restaurant in Abergavenny.

      • epilepticgibbon said,

        Yes, planning to do one, though scheduling an interview with Stephen Lambe is difficult with the uncertainty of the timing of my upcoming surgery.

  3. Cynthia Spencer said,

    Quite. The interviews always add an interesting dimension to the podcasts.

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