Episode 147: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 2

February 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 147th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here. Continuing with my review of 2014, here is the second of three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums of last year, with a show that features the albums at numbers 20 to 11. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, avant prog, psych pop, power pop, and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 14 mins. Downloaded file is 123.1 MB.

1. Strange Relations 5 (9:10) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Strange Relations; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/labels/Believers+Roast.htm, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

2. The Warm-Up Man Forever (4:07) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

3. Smiler at 50 (8:20) – Tim Bowness (Taken from the album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’; see timbowness.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/timbowness)

4. End of Rain (5:33) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

5. Obsolescence Pt.i Sunrise (3:40) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album ‘Abel Ganz’; see www.abelganz.com/content/, abelganz.bandcamp.com/album/abel-ganz & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

6. National Grid (6:23) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

7. Split (4:08) – Schnauser (Taken from the album ‘Protein For Everyone’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, schnauser.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

8. Luminescence (11:15) – Monarch Trail (Taken from the album Skye; see www.monarchtrail.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/monarchtrail & www.kenbairdmusic.com/)

9. Shaking Hats (9:45) – Univers Zero (Taken from the album ‘Phosphorescent Dreams’; see www.univers-zero.com/ & itunes.apple.com/us/album/phosphorescent-dreams/id814321057)

10. Dreams Dreams (5:25) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

11. Orgon (7:57) – Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet (Taken from the album ‘Come To Me’; see www.asafsirkis.co.uk/ & asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me)

12. Museum (4:35) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2′; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

13. Tempo (3:00) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place # 2′; see www.gasmanmusic.com/, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/1336.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

14. Something New (3:42) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

15. Synthesised Happiness (6:36) – Death In Texas (Taken from the album ‘Pause Between Breaths’; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.deathintexas.com/ & www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

16. Among The Family Tree (3:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

17. We Are Fragile Like The China (6:36) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘Among The Family Tree′; see www.thelightafternoon.com/itunes.apple.com/gb/album/among-the-family-tree/id835799029 & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon)

18. Saving It All For A Saturday (4:23) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

19. Paper, Scissors, Stone (4:03) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘Bleak Strategies’; see www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thedowlingpoole, thedowlingpoole.com/ & www.facebook.com/TheDowlingPoole)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). 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. I’ll be back soon with part 3 of my review of 2014, when I’ll reveal my 10 favourite albums of 2014, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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