Episode 122: Best of 2013, Top 30 Countdown Pt 3

February 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 122nd 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 is part three of my review of 2013 and I’m counting down my favourite 30 albums of last year, this time focusing on the top 10. There’s no feature album on this show but instead you’ll hear tracks from my 10 favourite albums of last year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 133.1 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.

1. Mirrors & Tides (4:35) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids’; see utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirrors-tides-shivers-voids#, www.utechrecords.com/ & stargazersassistant.blogspot.co.uk/)

2. Secret Kingdom Of The Swift (7:48) – The Stargazer’s Assistant (Taken from the album ‘Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids’; see utechrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mirrors-tides-shivers-voids#, www.utechrecords.com/ & stargazersassistant.blogspot.co.uk/)

3. Zug Zwang (4:57) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

4. Fester (4:00) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

5. All Clear (3:17) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

6. Jungle of Mystery (9:26) – Heatwarmer (Taken from the album ‘Heatwarmer’; see heatwarmer.bandcamp.com/album/heatwarmer, heatwarmer.net/ & www.facebook.com/heatwarmer)

7. The Wheel (7:10) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘Echo Street; see www.amplifierband.com/, amplifier.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

8. Where The River Goes (6:33) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘Echo Street; see www.amplifierband.com/, amplifier.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

9. Organ Eternal (5:32) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Field of Reeds’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans)

10. Nothing Else (7:49) – These New Puritans (Taken from the album ‘Field of Reeds’; see www.thesenewpuritans.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheseNewPuritans)

11. The Weaver (4:33) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen?ref=ts&fref=ts)

12. Deor (7:51) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’; see thieveskitchen.wordpress.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen?ref=ts&fref=ts)

13. Teria (3:58) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & www.facebook.com/avmehren)

14. Natural Selection (7:43) – Alexander von Mehren (Taken from the album ‘Aéropop’; see www.vonmehren.com/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-ropop, folkwit.com/artists/alexander-von-mehren & www.facebook.com/avmehren)

15. Atlas Stone (7:34) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘The Mountain’; see www.haken.fr/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

16. Cockroach King (8:15) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘The Mountain’; see www.haken.fr/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

17. Drive Home (7:37) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

18. The Pin Drop (5:03) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’; see stevenwilsonhq.com/, www.kscopemusic.com/stevenwilson/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

19. Day of Release (5:51) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & en-gb.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

20. Phosphor (3:04) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘The Weight Of The World’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=4053, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/the-weight-of-the-world/ & en-gb.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

Many thanks to all listeners and musicians. 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 this podcast, 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. I will be back in around two weeks when I’ll be continuing my review of 2013 by focusing on the ‘best of the rest’: tracks from singles, EPs and albums that didn’t make it into my top 30, for one reason or another, but still deserve some attention. I hope you’ll come back for that.

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