Episode 160: Best of 2014, Best of the rest pt 2

August 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 160th 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 and will be on the Progzilla Radio Network soon (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). We finally return to my review of 2014, and here is part two of my ‘best of the rest of 2014’, in which I feature some tracks and albums that didn’t make it into my top 30 albums of last year but are still well worth hearing. There’s no feature album this time, just assorted tracks from last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, chamber pop, avant prog, film soundtrack music 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 & 41 minutes. Downloaded file is 146.9 MB.

1. Never Did Me Harm (4:13) – Nick Tann (Taken from the album ‘3 AM; see nicktann.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/nicktannsbandpage)

2. Midnight (6:02) – Frequency Drift (Taken from the album ‘Summer; see www.frequencydrift.com/, frequencydrift.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Frequency-Drift/102874549797611)

3. Astral traveller (single edit) (4:25) – Schnauser (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Astral Traveller /As long as he lies perfectly still’; see www.schnauser.co.uk/, www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/SchnauserMusic)

4. Alive (9:06) – Hiromi Feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips (Taken from the album ‘Alive’; see www.hiromimusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HiromiFan/)

5. Into This Space (4:17) – Sundae Club (Taken from the micro-album ‘The 8-Track Stereo Record’; see sundaeclub.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-track-stereo-record & www.facebook.com/sundaeclub)

6. Kombat Kid (6:28) – Nick Magnus (Taken from the album ‘N’Monix’; see www.magnus-music.com/home.htm & shop.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4604)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

7. Funniest Cat Video Ever II (2:27) – The Bob Lazar Story (Taken from the ‘Ghost Of FoodstoolEP; see theboblazarstory.bandcamp.com, www.lucidbrucemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/theboblazarstory)

8. Sanctuary Part 2 (edit) (9:55) – Robert Reed (Taken from the album ‘Sanctuary; see tmr-web.co.uk/robreedsancturay/Blank.html & robertreed.bandcamp.com/album/sanctuary)

9. Three Minutes To Earth (3:00) – The Shin and Mariko (Taken from the album ‘Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Copenhagen’; see the-shin.com/)

10. Citizeness (4:33) – Godzilla Black (Taken from the ‘Little ThingsEP; see godzillablack.com/ & www.facebook.com/godzillablack)

11. CIRCLONT6A [141.98] [syrobonkus mix] (6:00) – Aphex Twin (Taken from the album ‘SYRO’; see warp.net/artists/aphex-twin/, soundcloud.com/richarddjames & www.facebook.com/aphextwinafx)

12. Torso (4:47) – Eat Your Robot (Taken from the album ‘That Winning Smile Of Dinner’; see eatyourrobot.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EatYourRobot)

13. Enter The Uninvited (4:12) – Ian Anderson (Taken from the album Homo Eraticus; see jethrotull.com/)

14. The Magpie’s Son (3:43) – Oddfellow’s Casino (Taken from the album ‘The Water Between Us’; see oddfellowscasino.com)

15. Pearl (4:02) – Daniel Carlson (Taken from the album ‘Me You You Me’; see www.danielcarlson.com/me-you-you-me-1-2/, folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-you-you-me & folkwit.com/artists/daniel-carlson)

16. Vermeer’s Theme (2:58) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

17. Tim Builds Vermeer’s Room (2:45) – Conrad Pope (Taken from the soundtrack album to the film ‘Tim’s Vermeer’; see conradpopemusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/TimsVermeer)

18. What’s Going On (9:31) – Fuzzy Nautilus (Taken from the EP ‘Antenna′; see fuzzynautilus.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/FuzzyNautilus)

19. Couch Slouch (4:03) – Neil Cowley Trio (Taken from the album ‘Touch and Flee’; see www.neilcowleytrio.com/ & www.facebook.com/neilcowleytrio)

20. Jacob and the Angel (4:05) – Suzanne Vega (Taken from the album ‘Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles’; see www.suzannevega.com/ & www.facebook.com/SuzanneVegaFanPage)

21. Dracul Of Nancy (2:39) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

22. Tati Bake (3:42) – Mats/Morgan (Taken from the album [schack tati]; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matsmorgan.html, www.morganagren.com/ & cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schack-tati)

23. Inside The Frame (6:48) – Mike Kershaw (Taken from the album ‘Ice Age’; see www.kershmusic.com/home, mikekershaw.bandcamp.com/album/ice-age, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Kershaw/144511622309101)

24. Crowbaby (5:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album Live At WM Jazz; see judydyble.com/ & www.burningshed.com/store/judydyble/product/156/5837/)

25. Point Blunt Light (6:25) – Jeff Green Project (Taken from the album ‘Elder Creek’; see www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgreenproject & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Project/181935641858756)

26. The Garden (5:37) – Fractal Mirror (Taken from the album ‘Garden Of Ghosts′; see www.fractalmirror.net/, www.facebook.com/fractal.mirror & fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/)

27. She’s Leaving Home (5:23) – Brett Kull (This track is available as a free download via echolyn.bandcamp.com/track/brett-kull-she-s-leaving-home-lennon-mccartney; see also www.brettkull.com/)

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, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I’ll be back soon with a show previewing this year’s Moseley Folk Festival; I will feature tracks from several of the acts on the bill, plus there will also be several tracks from assorted 2015 releases, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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