Episode 278: Best of 2019, Top 10 albums

This is the 278th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Thanks to Daniel & Rebsie for sitting in for me for the last show, which was excellent. Last time you heard from me I was covering part 2 (of 3) of my 31 favourite albums of 2019, the albums I placed between 20 and 11 in the countdown, but here we move onto the big top 10, the wonderful albums I’ve placed between 10 and 1. You can expect a great mixture of music in this show, and a typically eclectic playlist, with two tracks each from my 10 favourite albums of last year. We also start the show by paying tribute to the late, great Terry Jones, & send out belated birthday wishes to the mighty Robert Wyatt. 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 29 minutes. Downloaded file is 135.8 MB.

1. Sad Jolly Song (2:31) – Barry Booth (Taken from the album ‘Diversions!’; see www.bazboothzone.co.uk/ & www.discogs.com/artist/134924-Terry-Jones)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

2. At Last I Am Free (4:17) – Robert Wyatt (Taken from the album ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’; see www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/)

3. Magnus Opium (5:33) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

4. No Wonder (5:36) – Emmett Elvin (Taken from the album ‘The End Of Music’; see emmettelvin.bandcamp.com/album/the-end-of-music & www.facebook.com/EmmettElvinMusic)

5. No More Than We Deserve (4:20) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

6. Travels (5:46) – Matt Baber (Taken from the album ‘Retrieval: Music For Piano’; see mattbaber.bandcamp.com)

7. Yksin (5:35) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

8. Maailmanlopun jälkeen (7:00) – Viba (Taken from the album ‘Viba’; see eclipsemusicrecordlabel.bandcamp.com/album/viba & www.eclipse-music.net/)

9. Eilmer (9:46) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

10. Mirie It Is (8:29) – Thieves’ Kitchen (Taken from the album ‘Genius Loci’; see www.thieveskitchen.com/, thieveskitchen.bandcamp.com, & www.facebook.com/thieveskitchen/)

11. Children of the Hill (3:31) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

12. Apocalypse II (the rebirth) (6:50) – Trampoline (Taken from the album Happy Crimes’; see trampolinesounds.bandcamp.com/album/happy-crimes, www.trampolinetheband.com, & www.facebook.com/Trampolinetheband/)

13. Falling Into Blue (2:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

14. Voice Of Space (6:36) – Charlie Cawood (Taken from the album ‘Blurring Into Motion’; see charliecawood.bandcamp.com & music.badelephant.co.uk/music)

15. Sound As Colour (7:40) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

16. Dandy Doesn’t Know (3:38) – Lost Crowns (Taken from the album ‘Every Night Something Happens’; see lostcrowns.bandcamp.comwww.facebook.com/lostcrowns/)

17. Nonstop Flight (5:21) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

18. Headlands (6:29) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

19. Burning Water (5:50) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

20. Tree (6:35) – Umpfel (Taken from the album ‘As the Waters Cover the Sea′; see umpfel.bandcamp.com & www.facebook.com/umpfel)

21. O Ephraim (5:22) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

22. Finding Gabriel (7:06) – Brad Mehldau (Taken from the album ‘Finding Gabriel’; see www.bradmehldau.com, www.nonesuch.com/journal/brad-mehldau-new-album-finding-gabriel-due-may-17-nonesuch-records-2019-04-02 & www.facebook.com/BradMehldau/)

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. Next time, I’ll be back with more of a ‘normal’ show (relatively speaking) – I’ll be bringing you lots of music from new 2020 releases, plus I’ll be dipping back across the decades to provide you with a typically eclectic show, so I hope you’ll be back for that.

Episode 271: Emily Bezar Interview

This is the 271st edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You should be able to CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files & this may not be the best way to listen. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). After the horrors of the diabolical Count Eppy Gibbon on the last show, we move to much more pleasant topics this time around. This show is built around an interview with the singer, keyboardist and composer Emily Bezar. There’s no feature album this time, but you will hear three tracks from Emily throughout the show. You’ll hear Emily answer some questions I put to her, and some tracks chosen by her too, plus other music covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including new tracks from Spindle Ensemble, Lake Ruth, & Andy Pickford. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 54 minutes. Downloaded file is 104.5 MB.

1. Core (2:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/heaven-born-and-ever-bright & www.cardiacs.net/)

2. Heyyeh (4:11) – Penya (Track available to buy via Bandcamp – penyamusic.bandcamp.com/album/penya-na-familia-ya-zawose)

3. The Cleaner (Edit) (3:58) – Squid (Single available from all the usual download places; see squiduk.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/squiduk/)

As part of the feature ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know’:

4. Ease (8:13) – Public Image Limited (Taken from the album ‘Album’; see www.pilofficial.com

5. The Longest Way (4:55) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

6. Shades of Scarlett Conquering (4:58) – Joni Mitchell (Taken from the album ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’; see jonimitchell.com/ & www.facebook.com/jonimitchellcom/)

7. Metronome (5:52) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Angels’ Abacus’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/angels-abacus, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/)

8. Frontier (4:32) – Emily Bezar (Taken from the album ‘Out of the Moment’; see emilybezar.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-moment, www.emilybezar.com & www.facebook.com/Emily-Bezar-Music-153027764593/

9. All I Know Is Tonight (7:51) – Jaga Jazzist (Taken from the album ‘What We Must’; see jagajazzist.bandcamp.com/album/what-we-must & jagajazzist.com/)

10. Apokalypsis (2:55) – Chad Walsh (Taken from the ‘The Miracle of SleepEP; see chadwalsh.bandcamp.com/releases)

11. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence/Blue Tail Fly (live) (7:24) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Witness’; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/album/witness & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

12. Strange Interiors (3:01) – Lake Ruth (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Extended Leave/Strange Interiors’; see lakeruth.bandcamp.com/album/extended-leave-strange-interiorswww.facebook.com/lakeruthmusic/)  

13. Okemah Sundown (4:47) – Spindle Ensemble (Taken from the double A-side single ‘Chase/Okemah Sundown’; see www.spindleensemble.com, spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/album/chase-okemah-sundown-double-a-side-single & www.facebook.com/spindleensemble)

14. Psymanteum Part 10 (2:11) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

15. Psymanteum Part 11 (6:42) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Psymanteum’; see andypickford1.bandcamp.com/album/psymanteum, www.andypickfordmusic.com & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic/)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, to all listeners, and particularly to Emily Bezar for agreeing to do the interview, for providing such thoughtful answers, and for choosing such great music. 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. For the next show I’m going to be snowed under with work, but my regular guest presenters Rebsie & Daniel will return with their own take on Eppy Gibbon music, so I hope you’ll return for that.