Episode 108: Best of 2012; my top 21 countdown, pt2

August 12, 2013 at 9:51 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 108th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This edition of the show represents the fifth (of five) of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012’ shows, and finally features the second half of my top 21 countdown of my very favourite releases of last year, otherwise known as my top 10. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, & Canada. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 82.9 MB.

Please note: The tracks below are in order of appearance on the show, not in countdown order of my favourite albums of last year.  This show covers albums 10-1.

1. Exit Strategy (4:15) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; see shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar?fref=ts)

2. Magpie Heart (3:34) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; see shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar?fref=ts)

For a chance to win a copy of either ‘Little Battles’ or the first She Makes War album ‘Disarm’ just answer the following question: What is the title of the new She Makes War Audiovisual EP due out on 26th August 2013?  Then leave me a message on the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group or send me (Ian Fairholm) a message on Facebook with your answer and your choice of album. If you win I’ll also need a postal address. Depending on how many answers we get I may put them into a hat and pick out the winners.

3. Sleeve (5:28) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

4. Quiet Earth (2:03) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

If you’d like to vote for Thumpermonkey, or indeed any of the other nominees in this year’s Progressive Music awards, you can do so via awards.progrockmag.com/?ns_campaign=BM_progawards13&ns_mchannel=hb&ns_source=prog&ns_linkname=hammerdirectionals&ns_fee=0 (but you only have until August 14th 2013)

5. Silver Rays (3:51) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Django Django’; see www.djangodjango.co.uk/soundcloud.com/djangodjango & www.facebook.com/thedjangos?fref=ts)

6. Of the waves (2:53) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/hobsonschoice12 & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

7. Shapeshifter (4:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/hobsonschoice12 & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

8. Morning Person (2:54) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘From These Small Seeds’; see www.moetar.com/, magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

9. Friction (3:08) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘From These Small Seeds’; see www.moetar.com/, magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

10. Release (5:07) – Stratospheerius (Taken from the album ‘The Next World…’; see stratospheerius.com/, stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/stratospheerius)

11. Terminus (4:22) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place’; see www.gasmanmusic.com/hidingplace.html, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/854.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

12. Summoned By Bells (9:17) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘English Electric Part 1’; see www.bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/english-electric-part-one & www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Big-Train/203751903023821)

12. Before We Bow Down (4:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Live In America’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-america, www.esotericrecordings.com/sanguinehum.html, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum-live-in-america/www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750?directed_target_id=0)

13. Tonic For The Snoring (4:19) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Diving Bell’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3567, www.esotericrecordings.com/sanguinehum.html, troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750?directed_target_id=0)

14. Visitor (3:48) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘Hundred Waters’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

15. Thistle (4:33) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album Hundred Waters; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

Congrats to the 10 bands/acts above that helped to make 2012 such a top year for music. Also, many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 anything else connected to this podcast. 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 – you can also take part in the She Makes War competition via Facebook. With the next show we’ll be back to normal (or as normal as we get!), focusing mainly on 2013 releases, but with a smattering of older tracks too, including a terrific feature album. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

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2 Comments

  1. Tom said,

    Just finished the show. Bravo! Hundred Waters were a new one to me – soon to be added to my collection.

    Tom

    • epilepticgibbon said,

      Excellent Tom and thanks. Glad you enjoyed and that Hundred Waters album is a marvel – you won’t regret getting it.

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