Episode 202: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 3

March 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 202nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll conclude my countdown of my favourite 30 albums of 2016. This time around it’s the best of the best as I’ll be counting down from the album at 10 to the album at 1, my very favourite of 2016, so have your credit card and/or PayPal account to hand – hopefully you’ll be using them a lot during this show. There’s no feature album this time but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 134.1 MB.

1. Fire Flower Heart (4:41) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Happy People’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/happy-people, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

2. The Buffer Zone (5:55) – The Light Afternoon (Taken from the album ‘The History of Mr Puffin Man’; see www.thelightafternoon.com/ & www.facebook.com/thelightafternoon/?fref=nf)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 10 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 1, my very favourite of 2016)…

3. Vanishing Twin Syndrome (8:11) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

4. Telescope (4:19) – Vanishing Twin (Taken from the album ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’; see v-twin.bandcamp.com/album/choose-your-own-adventurewww.facebook.com/Vanishingtwinmusic/)

5. Epistemology/Even Keel (5:46) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

6. Videos of the Dead (7:21) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Repetitions of the Old City – 1; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.htmlwww.facebook.com/JackOTheClock/?fref=ts)

7. In The Forest (4:57) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

8. Vapour (8:36) – Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Taken from the album ‘Is; see  bleedingheartpigeons.com/, www.facebook.com/BleedingHeartPigeonssoundcloud.com/bleedingheartpigeons)

9. Blackstar (9:58) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

10. I Can’t Give Everything Away (5:47) – David Bowie (Taken from the album ‘Blackstar’; see www.davidbowie.com)

11. Before We Bow Down (4:44) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

12. Milo (5:18)Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘What We Ask Is Where We Begin’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/product/what-we-ask-is-where-we-begin-the-songs-for-days-sessions/, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/ & www.facebook.com/SanguineHum)

13. Garden of Love (4:30) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse)

14. My Blazing Silhouette (4:50) – Alchymical Muse (Taken from the album ‘The Spark’; see rebsiefairholm.bandcamp.com & soundcloud.com/alchymical-muse

15. Blow Up (7:09) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/)

16. As October Becomes (5:05) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the album ‘The Real Me’; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/the-real-me & www.keepalive.org/

17. The British Road (7:25) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

18. Alsace Lorraine (5:14) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Dronne’; see www.nsro.co.uk/www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra/)

19. Nightfisher/Australopithecus (6:43) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

20. Surfing the Severn Bore (4:46) – The Natural History Museum (Taken from the album ‘Attenborough; see countersunk.bandcamp.com/album/attenborough & www.countersunk.org/)

21. Earth To Heaven (3:52) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

22. Noble Nobles (3:34) – Esperanza Spalding (Taken from the album ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’; see www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily & www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show we’ll be previewing this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as focusing a bit more on new 2017 albums & otherwise providing the usual eclectic mixture of music, so we hope you’ll come back for that.

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Episode 201: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 2

March 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 201st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your usual host return to continue the countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 20 to the album at 11. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 17 minutes. Downloaded file is 124.8 MB.

1. Zero DB (3:35) – The Dead Astronaut (Taken from the album ‘Looking Glass Albion’; see thedeadastronautuk.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/thedeadastronaut/)

2. 4monica (5:25) – Gurgles (Single, available as a digital download from gurgles.bandcamp.com/track/4monica; see also gurglez.com/, gurgles.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/Gurglesband/)

3. Something More (6:17) – Tulalah (Single, available as a digital download from tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com/track/something-more; see also www.tulalahmusic.com/, www.facebook.com/TulalahMusic & tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown continues here (starting at 20 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 11)…

4. It’s Infinite (8:29) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

5. Another Week (5:00) – Skeletons (Taken from the album ‘Am I Home?’; see skeletonstv.bandcamp.com, shinkoyo.com/skeletonstv/ & www.facebook.com/SKELETON-100590973329618/)

6. Oh, The Sadmakers (3:01) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

7. Paper Doll Parts (4:45) – Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place (Taken from the album ‘You’re Doomed. Be Nice.’; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/you-re-doomed-be-nice)

8. Andromeda Approaches! (3:58) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

9. Yondo (5:20) – Karda Estra (Taken from the album Time and Stars’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

10. Parasite (3:39) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

11. Bird of Paradise, Part II (3:38) – Moulettes (Taken from the album ‘Preternatural’; see  www.moulettes.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/Moulettes/)

12. Slide Rules (4:52) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

13. Wish U (5:47) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard, vol. 2’; see  www.admusicshop.com/product/vanguard-2/, www.andypickfordmusic.com/, & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

14. Mars Is So Yesterday (5:12) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

15. Assault on the Tyranny of Reason (5:02) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘Assault on the Tyranny of Reason’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/assault-on-the-tyranny-of-reason & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

16. Daydreaming (6:24) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

17. Ful Stop (6:07) – Radiohead (Taken from the album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’; see www.radiohead.com/deadairspace & www.facebook.com/radiohead/)

18. Fight, fight, fight (3:54) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

19. Willing to Change (4:06) – The Dowling Poole (Taken from the album ‘One Hyde Park; see thedowlingpoole.com/, www.facebook.com/thedowlingpoole & 369music.bandcamp.com)

20. Le Mar Du Passé (4:17) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

21. Chaussures à nos pieds (5:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Nos âmes Saoules’; see  fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

22. Model Village (6:43) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

23. Through Restless Seas I Come (6:58) – Gong (Taken from the album ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’; see www.planetgong.co.uk/)

Thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 – click on www.facebook.com/groups/eppygibbongroupmembers/ and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. For the next show Eppy will be completing his 30 albums of 2016 countdown (for this final part he’ll be counting down the albums from 10 to 1) so we hope you’ll come back for that – there should be some spectacular music on offer.

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Episode 199: Best of 2016, Top 30 pt 1

February 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 199th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO LISTEN but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. If you prefer, you can subscribe to the show via iTunes by sticking feeds2.feedburner.com/TheEpilepticGibbonPodcastMusicShow into the ‘Subscribe to podcast’ area & then you’ll get the new shows as they become available. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This current show sees your main host return after a short break and begin a countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2016. So on this show I’ll be counting down from the album at 30 to the album at 21. There’s no feature album but there is the usual eclectic mixture of music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Don’t forget that we’re looking for listeners to pick their top five favourite bands/artists that we’ve played over the past 10 years (they can be established acts you already knew about or artists that you specifically discovered via the show) for a forthcoming 10th anniversary special. You can pick whoever you like, the only rule is that they must have been played on the show at least once in the past 10 years. You can post your choices as a comment to this post or via the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group. I’ll need your votes by early April, 2017.

Total running time: 2 hours & 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.1 MB.

1. Fruit Falls From the Apple Tree (5:04) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

2. The North Wind (4:16) – Pia Silvi (Currently unavailable to buy but you can listen to it again via Pia’s Soundcloud page – soundcloud.com/pia-1-1; see also www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PiaSilvi)

My top 30 albums of 2016 countdown begins here (starting at 30 & working down the list as we go through the show to the album at no. 21)…

3. Desire’s Magic Theatre (6:12) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

4. Unsure Overture (4:51) – Purson (Taken from the album ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’; see www.purson.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/pursontheband)

5. All Res (5:16) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

6. Protest (4:44) – GoGo Penguin (Taken from the album ‘Man Made Object’; see gogopenguin.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Gogopenguin)

7. Bread (3:22) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

8. Kiss My Feet (3:44) – Laura Mvula (Taken from the album ‘The Dreaming Room’; see www.lauramvula.com/home & en-gb.facebook.com/lauramvulamusic)

9. A Poem That The Sky Wrote (3:22) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

10. These Hands (6:07) – Mothertongue (Taken from the album ‘Unsongs’; see www.mothertongue.me.uk/, www.facebook.com/mothertongued, & mothertonguemusic.bandcamp.com/album/unsongs)

11. First Flight (4:38) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album EARS; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

12. When I Try, I’m Full (3:57) – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Taken from the album ‘EARS’; see www.kaitlynaureliasmith.com/kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/kaitlynaurelia/)

13. I Was Born on the Wrong Day (2:18) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

14. What’s Not Mine (7:27) – Cate Le Bon (Taken from the album ‘Crab Day’; see www.catelebon.com & www.facebook.com/CateLeBon/)

15. Vivada Swara (5:39) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

16. La Morena (5:46) – Gadi Caplan (Taken from the album ‘Morning Sun’; see  www.gadicaplan.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Gadi-Caplan/176562585740440)

17. Red Giant (6:06) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

18. Lapse (4:44) – Haken (Taken from the album ‘Affinity’; see www.hakenmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial)

19. Catherine the Great (3:04) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

20. To The Rescue (5:16) – The Divine Comedy (Taken from the album ‘Foreverland’; see www.thedivinecomedy.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Divine-Comedy/288798654027)

21. Diary (5:36) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

22. Do You Need My Love (6:25) – Weyes Blood (Taken from the album ‘Front Row Seat To Earth’; see weyesblood.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/weyesblood/)

Thanks, as always, to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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. The next show is very special – it’s the 200th episode and  Eppy will be teaming up with Rebsie & Daniel of Alcymical Muse to put together another of our occasional A-Z special shows, where we present you with 26 artists and bands that we think exemplify the spirit and styles of the show. This should be a great show for long-term listeners but also a terrific ‘jumping on point’ for newcomers so I hope you’ll come back for that and spread the word. We’ll return to the 30 albums of 2016 countdown in episode 201.

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