Episode 304: Best of 2020, Top 42 pt 2

This is the 304th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This show continues my slightly delayed countdown of my favourite albums of 2020. It feels to me that, in an otherwise terrible year, there were so many great albums released in 2020, which meant I found it even harder than normal to get it down to a top 30, so in the end I didn’t bother, and instead I went for a top 42. For this show it’s part 2 (of 4) of my 42 favourite albums of 2020. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from the albums I’ve placed between 30 and 21 in the countdown (with the top 20 countdown continuing over the course of the next two shows). In addition, we’ll also have something brand new from Spindle Ensemble and I’ll reflect belatedly on five years since the passing of the late, great David Bowie. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 22 minutes. Downloaded file is 129.8 MB.

1. Caligo (5:17) – Spindle Ensemble (Single available via spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/caligo-m-nilmontant-b-side; see www.spindleensemble.com & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

2. Warszawa (6:24) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Low’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

3. Survive (Marius de Vries Mix) (4:21) – David Bowie (Remixed single of a track taken from the album ‘Hours’; see www.davidbowie.com/ & www.facebook.com/davidbowie)

4. La guerre (4:43) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

5. Faux (4:58) – Marie-Pierre Arthur (Taken from the album ‘Des feux pour voir’; see mariepierrearthur.bandcamp.com/album/des-feux-pour-voir & www.mariepierrearthur.com/)

6. The Life and Death of Hugo Drax (4:43) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

7. Free As A Bird (5:29) – Rymden (Taken from the album Space Sailors’; see rymden3.bandcamp.com/album/space-sailors & www.facebook.com/rymdenmusic)

8. Sol (4:29) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

9. Les Chansons Sont Des Bouteilles A La Mer (6:12) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm’; see www.lazuli-music.com/www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI & www.last.fm/music/Lazuli)

10. Render (4:02) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/

11. Arkon (3:49) – Dalham (Taken from the album ‘Alderson Loop’; see dalham-cis.bandcamp.com/album/alderson-loop & www.facebook.com/Dalhammusic/)

12. Believe It All (6:33) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

13. Lopsided (5:51) – Thermal And A Quarter (Taken from the album ‘A World Gone Mad’; see thermalandaquarter.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-gone-mad & www.facebook.com/thermalandaquarter)

14. Our Film (5:13) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

15. New Maps (6:18) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘The Call Within’; see tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within, www.tigranhamasyan.com/the-call-within/ & www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

16. Idols In The Flesh Pt 2 (5:19) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

17. Church Of Flesh (5:43) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘Idols In The Flesh’; see kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh, kardaestra.wordpress.com & www.facebook.com/kardaestra/)

18. Time Machine (2:47) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

19. Birdsong (6:22) – Wax Machine (Taken from the album ‘Earthsong of Silence’; see waxmachine.bandcamp.com, waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence & www.facebook.com/waxmachine)

20. Heron (7:16) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

21. Mare (7:37) – JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland (Taken from the album ‘Oscillospira’; see jgthirlwellsimonsteensland.bandcamp.com, www.foetus.org/content/ & www.simonsteensland.com)

22. Weather Girl (3:47) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

23. Back to the Stars (6:07) – Figueroa (Taken from the album ‘The World As We Know It’; see figueroacali.bandcamp.com and amontobin.com)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send us 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. Eppy will be back again next time, as he continues his countdown of his favourite albums of 2020, moving onto the albums from 20 to 11. We hope to see you back again then.

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