Episode 84: Best of 2011 – My Top 20 Countdown

August 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 84th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 4 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, specifically counting down my favourite twenty releases (albums and EPs) from last year. There is no feature album this time but there will be lots of great music from 2011. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.7 MB.

1. Dolli (3:18) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Cadenza’; see www.dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

2. Till Death (4:27) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor, marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium)

3. Mr. Sands (5:22) – Van Der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘A Grounding In Numbers’; see www.sofasound.com/ & www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/)

4. Ultima Thule (7:15) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us?’; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-O-The-Clock/101083079955156)

5. The Modern Architrave (5:44) – Big Block 454 (Taken from the album ‘Bells & Proclamations’; see bigblock454.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/BigBlock454.music)

6. Sleeping Conniptions (3:40) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the EP ‘Grounds for Hearts to Swell’; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

7. Raining Dirt (4:46) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album ‘In A Shrinking Forest’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-shrinking-forest)

8. Rushden Fair (3:36) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Relic’; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/relic & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

9. Fly She (5:32) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife’; see www.markcawthra.com/ & www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/759.htm)

10. Advanced Tree Surgery (5:28) – Ochre (Taken from the album Early Learning; see ochremusic.com/2011/08/01/early-learning-now-available-for-download/, ochre.bandcamp.com/album/early-learning & www.facebook.com/ochremusic)

11. How Does It Run? (2:47) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

12. Bear Talk (3:42) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

13. 15H40 (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

14. Morpheus Miracle Maker (5:20) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘I A Moon’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

15. Mystic City (6:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP ‘All the World’; see www.freewebs.com/workstation1/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyPatterson)

16. White Horses At Sea // Utopian Daydream (8:56) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘The Octopus’; see www.amplifiertheband.com/news.php, amplifier.bandcamp.com/album/the-octopus-2 & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

17. A Long Way To Start (3:52) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

18. The Wife, The Battlefield (3:22) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

19. Super Altar (2:54) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

20. Ant Trees (1:56) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

21. Raider Prelude (2:23) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

22. No Part Of Me (5:45) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

23. Helix (5:54) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Snowtorch’; see www.bloodfish.com/, phideaux.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Phideaux/25459284353)

24. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

25. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too – I hope you enjoyed this top 20 countdown of some of 2011’s finest releases. 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 my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. Hopefully there will be lots of shows coming up between now and the end of the year, including more from Daniel & Rebsie, a Summer’s End Festival preview, some interviews, and I may even catch up with all those 2012 new releases at some point (you never know!).

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