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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Episode 83: Best of 2011 Part 3

August 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

This is the 83rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 3 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, focusing on some great tracks & albums from last year. There is no feature album this time so I can put a bit more focus on some longer tracks from last year. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes. Downloaded file is 100.2 MB.

1. Over Tone Gulley (5:24) – Reigns (Taken from the album ‘The Widow Blades’; see www.reigns.net/Reigns_of_Wessex/Home.html & www.facebook.com/reignsofwessex)

2. Part 2 (5:26) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree)

3. The Beast of the Air (5:26) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘IronBark’; see comraderobot.com/tomslatter/ & tomslatter.bandcamp.com/)

4. Fifty Below Zero (1:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

5. Guantanabu 3 (4:16) – Factor Burzaco (Taken from the album ‘II’; see production.altrock.it/prod2.asp?lang=eng_&id=142&id2=146)

6. Dreamstate (3:24) – Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy (Taken from the album, ‘White Magic’; see www.kilbey-kennedy.com/, itunes.apple.com/us/artist/martin-kennedy/id429528720, stevekilbeymartinkennedypresent.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/kilbeykennedy/app_204974879526524)

7. The Lake (13:05) – Ian Neal (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Woods’; see www.ianneal.com/)

8. Sea of Tranquility (4:09) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album ‘New Worlds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Desert Song (6:35) – Magicfolk (Taken from the album ‘Tales Of Power’; see www.magicfolk.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Magicfolk/21893330790)

10. Ghost Song (4:45) – All India Radio (Taken from the album The Silent Surf; see www.allindiaradio.com.au/allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/album/the-silent-surf & www.facebook.com/allindiaradiomusic)

11. Memo (7:27) – DeeExpus (Taken from the album ‘King of Number 33’; see www.deeexpus.com/index.aspx & www.facebook.com/DeeExpus)

12. Foliation (For Suzanne) (9:55) – TILT Creative Brass Band (Taken from the album ‘To TILT: Volume One – Original Music for TILT Brass’; see www.tiltbrass.org/, tiltbrass.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/TILT-Brass/25863375669)

13. The Trees they do Grow High (feat. Flora Dempsey) (6:11) – Spacedog (Taken from the album ‘Juice for the Baby’; see www.spacedogmusic.com/ & spacedog.bandcamp.com/album/juice-for-the-baby)

14. Spectacle Of A Scarecrow (5:54) – The Future Kings Of England (Taken from the album, ‘Who Is This Who Is Coming?’; see www.thefuturekingsofengland.com/, www.backwaterrecords.com/shop & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Future-Kings-of-England-Official/127489830676668)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. 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. I will be back as soon as possible with the fourth and final of my ‘best of 2011′ shows – a countdown of my favourite 20 albums/releases from last year. Trust me, it’s going to be a doozy.

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Episode 80: Best of 2011 Part 2

June 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 80th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 2 of my ‘best of 2011’ shows, focusing on some great tracks, albums, singles, EPs & festivals from last year. There is no feature album this time, but there is a feature festival as I play tracks by bands who appeared at last year’s Sweet Beans festival. 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 14 minutes. Downloaded file is 122.5 MB.

1. Slyrex (7:22) – Fjokra (This track is available for download on iTunes as part of the Emerging Icons unsigned compilation – see itunes.apple.com/gb/album/emerging-icons/id519654135; see also www.facebook.com/fjokraofficial & www.reverbnation.com/fjokra)

2. Something I Don’t Know (2:53) – Sara Lowes (Taken from the album ‘Back To Creation’; see www.saralowes.co.uk/backtocreation/page.html & www.facebook.com/SaraLowesMusic)

3. The University Is A Factory (7:28) – Rumour Cubes (Taken from the EP ‘We Have Sound Houses Also’ & the new album ‘The Narrow State’; see rumourcubes.bandcamp.com/, soundcloud.com/rumourcubeswww.facebook.com/rumourcubes)

4. Concubine Waltz (3:29) – Sunday Driver (Taken from the album ‘The Mutiny’ or you can buy a new special bonus edition version of the single via sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/album/concubine-waltz-special-mutiny-bonus-edition; see also www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/sundaydrivermusic)

5. Dancers (5:34) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP; see deathintexas.bandcamp.com/, www.facebook.com/deathintexas & soundcloud.com/deathintexas)

6. Ars Poetica (2:09) – Daniel Staniforth & Rebsie Fairholm (Taken from the album, ‘Ruins: Poems By Margaret Randall’; see www.angelfire.com/az/garethknight/skylight/audio.html & lunatrick.bandcamp.com/album/ruins-poems-of-margaret-randall)

7. The Flying Dutchman (6:56) – Band of Rain (Taken from the album ‘Sun In VIII’; see www.bandofrain.com/?section=home & www.facebook.com/pages/Band-of-Rain/102999469735644)

8. Matador (4:56) – Brontide (Taken from the album, ‘Sans Souchi’; see www.brontidetheband.com/, brontide.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/Brontidetheband)

9. Desk to Dust (3:50) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

10. Singsongy (5:18) – Retic (Taken from the album Chameleon Template; see pleasureboatrecords.bandcamp.com/album/chameleon-template, retic.bandcamp.com/www.facebook.com/reticface & soundcloud.com/retic/tracks)

11. 10×10 (4:19) – The Fierce & The Dead (Taken from the album ‘If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe’; see www.fierceandthedead.com/, thefierceandthedead.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fierceandthedead)

12. Happy Where You Are (4:14) – +1 (Taken from the double EP ‘Soul Revolution/Teenage Battle Hymns’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

13. Woman With Child (5:39) – Jeff Green (Taken from the album ‘Jessica’; see web.mac.com/jeffrgreen/Jeff_Green/Jessica.html, soundcloud.com/jeff-green/sets/jessica, & www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Green-Official/181935641858756)

14. Ambiance for the Active Mind (6:37) – TCP (Taken from the album, ‘Fantastic Dreamer’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/, www.temporalchaos.com/ & 10trecords.com/store/tcp-fantastic-dreamer/)

15. Familiarization Results (7:45) – From.Uz (Taken from the album ‘Quartus Artifactus’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/fromuz/, www.fromuzband.com/ & www.facebook.com/FromuzBand?ref=ts)

16. Mind Over Matter (2:28) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

17. Weapon (6:52) – Mars Hollow (Taken from the album ‘World In Front Of Me’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/, www.marshollow.com/ & www.facebook.com/MarsHollow)

Mars Hollow were going to be playing at the Celebr8 Prog Rock Festival (www.celebr8prog.com/Welcome.html). Although the band have pulled out the festival is still going ahead at The Hippodrome in Kingston Upon Thames over the weekend of 7th/8th July, 2012. Ex-band member Kerry Chicoine will be doing a set at the festival, along with bands such as IQ, It Bites, Pallas and Magenta.

18. In A Sense (5:24) – Man On Fire (Taken from the album ‘Chrysalis’; see 10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/man-on-fire/, www.manonfireband.com/ & www.facebook.com/manonfireband)

19. Hey! I Know A Guy Called George White! (9:14) – Delta Sleep (Taken from the ‘Delta Sleep’ EP; see deltasleep.bandcamp.com/, thedeltasleep.tumblr.com/www.facebook.com/deltasleepband)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too, and for everyone who played at, attended or in any way contributed to EppyFest. 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 the festival, or anything else connected to this podcast. I will be back soon with some more shows, including the third and fourth of my ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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Episode 74: Best of 2011 Part 1

February 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This is the 74th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 1 of my ‘best of 2011’ shows, focusing on some great tracks, albums, EPs & festivals from last year. There is no feature album this time, to allow for a diverse selection of tracks and artists from around the world and covering various different genres from 2011. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 55 minutes. Downloaded file is 105.4 MB.

1. No More Than We Deserve (5:08) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Diving Bell’; see troopersforsound.com/category/sanguine-hum/, www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750, sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/ & rosfest.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=125&Itemid=130)

2. The Pattern (6:26) – Jolly (Taken from the album ‘The Audio Guide To Happiness’; see www.jollyband.com/news.html & www.facebook.com/JOLLYBAND?sk=app_2405167945)

3. En kartbild utan sand (5:23) – Testbild! (Taken from the album, ‘Barrikad’; see testbild.bandcamp.com/album/barrikad, testbild.org/ & kalligrammofon.com/barrikad/)

4. Looking Glass Girl (3:27) – arcs (Taken from the ‘amo amas amat amamus amatis amant’ EP; see arcs.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/arcstheband)

5. The Riddle Of Anything (4:34) – Nerve Toy Trio (Taken from the ‘The Hard Cell’ EP; see www.facebook.com/nervetoytrio & www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/product/99/2862/)

6. Looking For A Platform (15:03) – Abel Ganz (Taken from the album, ‘Shooting Albatross’; see www.abelganz.com & www.facebook.com/pages/Abel-Ganz/104282746280548)

For details about the postponement of this year’s Electric Garden Festival go to www.electricgardenfestival.com/ and for more details about the forthcoming Progmeister 2 Festival go to progmeister.com/

7. God, Down a Coal Mine (3:56) – Tomahawks For Targets (Originally taken from the ‘The Total Collapse’ EP & also available on the forthcoming ‘Invasion on a Budget’ album, which you can pre-order at audioexcess.bandcamp.com/album/invasion-on-a-budget; see also www.facebook.com/tomahawksfortargets?sk=wall)

8. Lay in the light (3:56) – Sunol (Taken from the album, ‘Lay in the light’; see sunolmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/sunolmusic)

9. The Black Forest (11:08) – Agents of Mercy (Taken from the album, ‘The Black Forest’; see www.flowerkings.se/discography.php?p=aom-blackforest, www.agentsofmercy.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/cd/agentsofmercy3)

10. Dear Lord, No Deal (2:16) – Knifeworld (Taken from the EP Dear Lord, No Deal; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/, www.facebook.com/knifeworld, knifeworld.bandcamp.com/album/dear-lord-no-deal-ep & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

11. An Introduction to Creatures of Love (3:54) – Creatures of Love (This single can be downloaded for free from www.musicglue.net/creaturesoflove/; see also www.facebook.com/creaturesoflove)

12. Grand National (3:58) – Letters (Taken from the double A-side single, ‘Grand National/Pipe Dreams’ which can be downloaded for free via the band’s website; see www.wewriteletters.co.uk/ (you’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the single) & www.facebook.com/pages/We-Write-Letters/137294089660482?v=info)

13. Ocean Rise (7:04) – Paradise 9 (Taken from the ‘State of the Nation’ EP; see www.paradise9.net/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Paradise-9/73323509813)

14. Collecting Skies (6:10) – The Big I Am (Taken from the album, ‘Collecting Skies’; see folkwit.com/artists/the-big-i-am & thebigiam1.bandcamp.com/album/collecting-skies)

15. Leave Everything You Know (7:30) – Fiona Ford (Taken from the album ‘Leave Everything You Know’; see www.facebook.com/FionaFordMusic & www.myspace.com/fionaford)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I will be back for the next episode, looking ahead to the Progmeister 2 festival and there will be an interview with the organiser and tracks from the acts playing, and then not long after that will be the second and third of my ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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Episode 73: Prelude to the Best of 2011

January 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 73rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is my first of 2012 so happy new year! I’ve still got to bring you my ‘best of 2011’ shows and this sort of represents a lead in to those shows, as we look back to 2011, with a couple of things looking ahead to 2012 and a few older things thrown in for good measure. The feature album is 2008’s ‘Rare Weather’ by American band Jack O’ The Clock, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of tracks and artists from around the world (mainly from the US this time, though for no particular reason). Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.3 MB.

1. Our Prayer (1:10) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ’20/20′; see www.brianwilson.com/ & www.beachboysband.net/)

2. Broka (4:43) – The Glass Canoe (Taken from the album ‘Chimera’; see theglasscanoe.bandcamp.com/album/chimera, theglasscanoe.com/ & www.facebook.com/theglasscanoe)

3. New American Gothic (6:09) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

4. Washington Sniper (5:23) – Planeta Imaginario (Taken from the album, ‘Biomasa’; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/planeta.html)

5. CC & Dry (3:49) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP, which is available as a free download via deathintexas.bandcamp.com/; see also www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

6. Job (3:29) – Claudia Quintet +1 (Taken from the album, ‘What is the Beautiful?’; to download that track or to find out more details about the album go to www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/claudia.html)

7. The Garden of Zelovely (4:43) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album, ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor)

8. Indian Summer (2:38) – Farpoint (Taken from the album, ‘Kindred’; see 10trecords.com/farpoint-release-%E2%80%9Ckindred%E2%80%9D/)

9. Sea Change/Rare Weather/I Watch The Planes (11:08) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

10. Blowing The Whole Bottle (3:46) – Metheglin (Taken from the album Raining In Paradise; see www.metheglin.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Metheglin/7908796609)

11. Snuff (10:54) – Mogon (Currently available via the compilation concept album ‘Decameron: Ten Days In 100 Novellas – Part One’ but it may also make an appearance on the forthcoming debut Mogon album; see www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=37827 & www.bloodfish.com/)

12. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/, candythief.com/, & www.facebook.com/pages/candythief/10506269310)

13. Cathedral City (4:57) – Victoire (Taken from the album ‘Cathedral City’; see www.victoiremusic.com/ & www.newamsterdamrecords.com/)

14. In Your Place (3:45) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

15. Star Me Kitten (3:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album, ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

16. Your Personal Infinity (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the EP, ‘The Bird and the Submarine’, which I have learnt since recording the show should be out around February this year; see www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond?sk=info & soundcloud.com/leavingrichmond)

17. Aspen (8:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I will be back for the next episode, the first of three ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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