Episode 226: Best of 2017, Top 10

This is the 226th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You may be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 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). Your regular host is back once again, catching up on some music news and bringing you some new music for 2018, but also concluding his countdown of his favourite 30 albums of 2017. On this show it’s the all-important top 10. 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.

Total running time: 2 hours & 33 minutes. Downloaded file is 140 MB.

1. A Noise to Make (5:17) – +1 (Not currently available to buy but may appear on a forthcoming album; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

2. A Guest House (5:01) – Hanna Benn (Taken from the EP ‘Divide’; see hannabenn.bandcamp.com, hannabenn.comwww.facebook.com/HannaBennMusic/)

3. End of Summer Part 1 (6:33) – Jóhann Jóhannsson with Hildur Guðnadóttir & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Taken from the album ‘End of Summer ’; see johannjohannsson.bandcamp.com/album/end-of-summer-with-hildur-gu-nad-ttir-robert-aiki-aubrey-lowe & www.johannjohannsson.com/)

I start counting down my top 10 favourite albums of 2017 from here…

4. Interlude II (5:25) – The Knells (Taken from the album ‘Knells II’; see theknells.bandcamp.com/album/knells-ii & theknells.com/)

5. Immolation (6:58) – The Knells (Taken from the album ‘Knells II’; see theknells.bandcamp.com/album/knells-ii & theknells.com/)

6. Streetlight (4:22) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

7. Sink (4:58) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Big Balloon’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

8. Positive Negative (5:19) – Cobalt Chapel (Taken from the album ‘Cobalt Chapel’; see cobaltchapel.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/Cobalt-Chapel-1883182601909163/ & soundcloud.com/cobalt-chapel/sets/cobalt-chapel-1)

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

10. Shringara (3:19) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

11. Apotheosis (7:15) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘The Divine Abstract’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

12. Sòdhaigh 5 (4:30) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

13. Shallow Firth (7:04) – James Lindsay (Taken from the album ‘Strand’; see jameslindsaymusic.com/jameslindsaymusic.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/jameslmusic)

14. Get a Lawn (6:21) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

15. Destiny Repeats Itself (7:24) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Edit Peptide’; see cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/edit-peptide, www.bubblemath.com/, & www.facebook.com/bubblemath)

16. Oh, The Sky (4:50) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

17. Mean Well (4:09) – Dear Reader (Taken from the album ‘Day Fever’; see dearreadermusic.bandcamp.com/album/day-fever & www.dearreadermusic.com)

18. The Maypole (Including Malibu And Stunt Road) (3:39) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘The Tower’; see motorpsycho.no/www.facebook.com/motorpsycho.official/)

19. The Cuckoo (7:20) – Motorpsycho (Taken from the album ‘The Tower’; see motorpsycho.no/www.facebook.com/motorpsycho.official/)

20. The Sky Turned To Grey (6:05) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

21. Supernova (10:15) – Bryan and the Aardvarks (Taken from the album ‘Sounds From The Deep Field’; see bryanandtheaardvarks.com/, bryanandtheaardvarks.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-deep-field, & www.facebook.com/bryanandtheaardvarks/)

22. Hide & Seek (6:19) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

23. Standing In The Wake of Violence (5:18) – Once And Future Band (Taken from the album ‘Once And Future Band’; see onceandfutureband.bandcamp.com/album/once-future-band, castlefacerecords.co.uk/products/once-and-future-band & www.facebook.com/OnceAndFutureBand)

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, hopefully with a preview of this year’s EppyFest, so you’ll definitely want to be back for that.

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Episode 29: Hot Snow

This is the twenty-ninth edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. It’s kind of back to normal this time around after the last two special shows, so the aim is to cram in as much music as possible; in fact there will be 23 tracks. Not surprisingly, there’s material this time from all over the world, including artists from the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden and the US, adding up to nearly two hours of fascinating and varied music. This month the feature album is ‘Such Fine Particles of The Universe’, the debut album from US band Bubblemath, plus there’s the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, experimental, post rock, gothic polka, pronk rock, sophisticated pop, folk rock, general strangeness, and lots & lots of electronica. 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 5 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.2 MB.

1. Dreg City (4:21) – Retic (Taken from the album ‘Somnolent Massive; see www.myspace.com/r3tic & www.cdbaby.com/cd/retictunes3)

2. Oooh! (2:12) – French For Cartridge (Taken from the double-A side single ‘Oooh!/Picture Negative’; see www.cartridgetheband.com/ & www.myspace.com/frenchforcartridge)

3. Doll Hammer (4:37) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

4. Horizon (3:56) – Sonny Jim (Available as a free download via www.macjams.com/artist/sonnyjim & find the original track which was being covered via www.macjams.com/artist/SmokeyVW)

5. 1 = 2 (2:56) – Luctone (Taken from ‘The Luctone EP ; see www.myspace.com/luctone & purchase from www.amazon.com or iTunes)

6. IDM is Rubbish (3:55) – M. in D. (Taken from the EP ‘IDM is Rubbish’; see www.myspace.com/onmindzero & www.miraloop.com)

7. The Brightest Beyond (6:12) – All Smiles (Taken from the album ‘Oh For The Getting And Not Letting Go; see www.allsmilesmusic.com/ & www.myspace.com/allsmilesmusic)

8. Comatone (part one) (4:31) – The Oscillation (Taken from the album ‘Out Of Phase’ ; see www.myspace.com/theoscillations)

9. Hopper (4:07) – Planivaar (Taken from the album The Yellow Square; see www.myspace.com/planivaar & www.splitfemurrecordings.com/)

10. Hot Kathy (4:39) – Apes & Androids (Taken from the album ‘Blood Moon’ ; see www.apesandandroids.com/ & www.myspace.com/apesandandroids)

11. Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home (5:57) – Mogwai (Taken from the album ‘Mogwai Young Team’; see www.mogwai.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/mogwai; provided by the Mevio’s Music Alley www.musicalley.com/)

12. Gonzales (3:53) – Vladimir Bozar ‘n’ Ze Sheraf Orkestar (Taken from their debut album ‘Universal Sprache’; see www.vladimirbozar.com/Vladimir_Bozar_N_Ze_Sheraf_Orkhestar/Vladimir_Bozar_n_Ze_Sheraf_Orkestar.html & www.myspace.com/vladimirbozar)

13. She’s No Vegetarian (2:46) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

14. Blank Face Goblins (3:49) – Veronique Chevalier (Taken from the album ‘Polkahauntus; see weirdval.com/ & www.myspace.com/veronique)

15. Tha I Ban (6:43) – Flutatious (Taken from their self-titled debut album; see www.myspace.com/flutatiousUK)

16. Standstill (3:44) – Coloma (Taken from the album ‘Love’s Recurring Dream; see www.myspace.com/colomamusic & www.italic.de/)

17. Paralleled World of Common Sense (4:12) – Soiled (Taken from the album ‘Slothmotion; see despairsoiledmusic.blogspot.com/ & www.myspace.com/soileddirtybeats)

18. Heavy Billy (4:19) – TCP (Taken from the album The Way ; see http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/tcp/ & www.myspace.com/blaketobias)

19. Dry Land (3:20) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Technicolour Wilderness; see http://candythief.com/ & www.myspace.com/candythief)

20. Potential People (6:27) – Bubblemath (Taken from the album ‘Such Fine Particles of the Universe; see www.myspace.com/bubblemath & http://cdbaby.com/cd/bubblemath)

21. The Form Of The Good (8:41) – Deluge Grander (Taken from the album ‘The Form Of The Good; see www.delugegrander.com/, www.myspace.com/delugegrander & www.cdbaby.com/cd/delugegrander2)

22. At the Ending (2:34) – Band in Box (Likely to be on the forthcoming second Band in Box album; see http://bandinbox.net/ & www.myspace.com/bandinbox)

Thanks as always to all the musicians who contributed to this show, and to you the listeners. Please do spread the word and send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Next month there will be four editions of the show made available – the first should be out early in August, which will be part 1 of an interview with band members from the excellent Thieves’ Kitchen, then we’ll have the second part later in the month, and even later still, two more interviews. It should be an entertaining month!