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 174: Best of 2015, Top 31 pt 2

This is the 174th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). My review of the musical year of 2015 continues, as does my countdown of my favourite albums and releases of last year, starting this time at number 20 & moving down to 11, so again there won’t be a feature album but there will be two tracks from each of the releases I have picked out. Overall you can expect the usual eclectic musical mix. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 12 minutes. Downloaded file is 120.6 MB.

1. Babylon (4:08) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

2. Steer By The Stars (3:51) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Steer By The Stars’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/tellingthebees.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/tellingthebees)

3. Lionsong (6:09) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

4. Atom Dance (8:11) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Vulnicura’; see bjork.com/ & www.facebook.com/bjork)

5. I Broadcast (2:52) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

6. Pyongyang (5:47) – Blur (Taken from the album ‘The Magic Whip’; see www.blur.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/blur)

7. Factory of Fractals (8:20) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

8. No Sensible Mystery (6:15) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘Future Perfect; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. Rainwashed (5:06) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

10. Vapour (9:05) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

11. A Painter’s Brush (3:23) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

12. Arms Wide To The Sky (3:25) – Jenny Lysander (Taken from the album ‘Northern Folk’; see www.jennylysander.com/, shop.beatingdrumrecords.com/ & www.facebook.com/jennylysander)

13. Voices from California (7:34) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

14. Sentinel’s Reprise: The Exit Interview (5:13) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel ; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

15. Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (7:29) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

16. Men of the World (7:14) – Tom Slatter (Taken from the album ‘Fit The Fourth’; see tomslatter.bandcamp.com/album/fit-the-fourth, www.tomslatter.co.uk/www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic & www.badelephant.co.uk/)

17. Tidal Weight (3:59) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

18. Drips (4:24) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album O Shudder’; see dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

19. Terrain (4:28) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

20. Heavy Eyes (5:07) – Julia Kent (Taken from the album ‘Asperities’; see www.juliakent.com/, www.facebook.com/juliakent.music & music.juliakent.com/album/asperities)

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. I’ll be back for the next show when I will be presenting the third part of my countdown of my very favourite albums of 2015, covering the wonderful albums at numbers 10 through to 1. I hope you’ll join me then.

Episode 89: Galahad Interview

This is the 89th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This particular show is another interview special, and this time we’re speaking with Stu Nicholson, lead singer with the UK band Galahad. There’s no feature album as such this time around but we will be talking to Stu about and hearing tracks from the two latest Galahad albums, ‘Battle Scarsand Beyond the Realms of Euphoria, both released this year. In addition to tracks from Galahad you’ll hear some other music, including new tracks from Big Big Train and Dutch Uncles. 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 6 minutes. Downloaded file is 115.8 MB.

1. Beyond The Barbed Wire (5:29) – Galahad (Taken from the album Battle Scars; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfm, www.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

2. White Lips Kissed (6:45) – Mew (Taken from the album ‘And The Glass Handed Kites’; see www.mewsite.com/ & www.facebook.com/mew)

3. Uncle Jack (3:49) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘English Electric Part 1’; see www.bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.blogspot.co.uk/ & bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/)

4. Sleepers 2012 (14:08) – Galahad (Taken from the CD version of the album Battle Scars; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfm, www.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

5. Amaranth (11:46) – Galahad (Taken from the album Sleepers; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfm, www.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

6. Guardian Angel (10:32) – Galahad (Taken from the album Beyond the Realms of Euphoria; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfm, www.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

7. Seize The Day (8:33) – Galahad (Taken from the album Battle Scars; see www.galahadonline.com/fr_news.cfm, www.facebook.com/pages/Galahad/216667625064912 & galahad1.bandcamp.com/)

8. Fester (4:00) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’, you can currently download this track for free via dutchuncles.co.uk/; see also www.facebook.com/dutchuncles & www.myspace.com/dutchuncles)

Many thanks to Stu for coming over to do the interview. 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 anything else connected to this podcast. If you want to keep up to date with news about this podcast or 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. For the next show, episode 90, Richard Wileman from Karda Estra will be coming into the studio for a chat and he’ll be picking nearly all the music – I’ve already heard his selections so I can promise you a stonking edition.