Episode 242: Best of 2017 – the best of the rest, part 2

This is the 242nd 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. Unfortunately the iTunes subscription no longer appears to be working so either download the show via the link above, or stream the show via Mixcloud (if you become a follower you can find out whenever I add new shows there) and the show can also be found on the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). This latest show is part 2 of my ‘best of the rest of 2017’ & will feature a typically eclectic musical mixture from last year. As part of this we have a feature album, which is ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’, the 2017 toytronica album by musical mad scientist Mike Langlie, aka Twink The Toy Piano Band, so you’ll hear three tracks from that. And otherwise we’ll be covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, all from 2017. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 15 minutes. Downloaded file is 123.51 MB.

1. Dinas (4:40) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep, www.facebook.com/bendith4/, & bendith.cymru/)

2. Glass (4:23) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/)

3. Holy Waters (5:37) – Green Mountain Guild (Taken from the ‘Holy Waters’ EP; see greenmountainguild.bandcamp.com/album/holy-waters-ep & www.facebook.com/greenmountainguild/

4. Step Right Up (2:24) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

5. Year Of The Funky (3:36) – Bei Bei and Shawn Lee (Taken from the album ‘Year Of The Funky’; see beibeishawnlee.bandcamp.com & www.beibeizheng.com/main/Home.html)

6. Going Somewhere (8:14) – Soup (Taken from the album ‘Remedies’; see soupsound.bandcamp.com/album/remedies, www.soupband.com/ & www.facebook.com/soupsound)

7. Ophelia (5:44) – Becca Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Regina’; see www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

8. Winds Of The Sky (5:49) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Nels Cline) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)

9. Fides Tua (4:51) – Tigran Hamasyan (Taken from the album ‘An Ancient Observer’; see www.tigranhamasyan.com/www.facebook.com/TigranHamasyan)

10. Birmingham (4:39) – Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.bandcamp.com/album/folklore & www.facebook.com/MatthewEdwardsAndTheUnfortunates/

11. Star Roving (5:39) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

12. Wonder Wheel (2:19) – Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

13. The Baptism (5:20) – Exploring Birdsong (Single available to download via exploringbirdsong.bandcamp.com/track/the-baptism; see also www.facebook.com/ExploringBirdsong/)

14. Distant Song (5:32) – Kuunatic (Taken from the EP ‘Kuurandia’; see kuunatic.bandcamp.com/album/kuurandiawww.facebook.com/kuunatic/)

15. Bullet Proof (4:10) – This Is The Kit (Taken from the album ‘Moonshine Freeze’; see thisisthekit.co.uk/www.facebook.com/thisisthekit/)

16. Future Forever (4:48) – Björk (Taken from the album ‘Utopia’; see bjork.com/splash/ & www.facebook.com/bjork/

17. Move With Me (5:16) – Annabel (lee) (Taken from the album ‘The Cleansing’; see annabel-lee.bandcamp.com/album/the-cleansing, ninjatune.net/artist/annabel-leewww.facebook.com/solitaryplaces/)

18. The Strangers’ House (11:26) The Radiophonic Workshop (Taken from the album ‘Burials In Several Earths’; see radiophonicworkshop.bandcamp.com/album/burials-in-several-earths & www.facebook.com/theradiophonicworkshop/)

19. Karma Market (2:45)  Twink The Toy Piano Band (Taken from the album ‘Wide Eyed Wild Ride’; see toypianoband.bandcamp.com/album/wide-eyed-wild-ride, twink.net/www.facebook.com/toypianoband)

20. Beautiful Play (4:12) – Linda Perhacs (featuring Julia Holter) (Taken from the album ‘I’m A Harmony’; see www.lindaperhacs.com/www.facebook.com/lindaperhacsofficial)  

21. Glass 2 (5:00) – Jeremy Flower (Taken from the ‘Mediated Matter’ EP; see jeremyflower.bandcamp.com/album/mediated-matter & www.keepalive.org/

22. Cân Am Gariad (3:56) – Bendith (Taken from the ‘Bendith’ EP; see bendith.bandcamp.com/album/bendith-ep & bendith.cymru/)

23. Falling Ashes (8:01) – Slowdive (Taken from the album ‘Slowdive’; see www.slowdiveofficial.com/, slowdive.bandcamp.com/album/slowdive & www.facebook.com/Slowdive/)

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 again next time for another of my TV themes specials, so I hope you’ll be back to listen to that show.

Advertisements

Episode 108: Best of 2012; my top 21 countdown, pt2

This is the 108th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This edition of the show represents the fifth (of five) of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012’ shows, and finally features the second half of my top 21 countdown of my very favourite releases of last year, otherwise known as my top 10. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, & Canada. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour & 31 minutes. Downloaded file is 82.9 MB.

Please note: The tracks below are in order of appearance on the show, not in countdown order of my favourite albums of last year.  This show covers albums 10-1.

1. Exit Strategy (4:15) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; see shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar?fref=ts)

2. Magpie Heart (3:34) – She Makes War (Taken from the album ‘Little Battles’; see shemakeswar.com/, shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/SheMakesWar?fref=ts)

For a chance to win a copy of either ‘Little Battles’ or the first She Makes War album ‘Disarm’ just answer the following question: What is the title of the new She Makes War Audiovisual EP due out on 26th August 2013?  Then leave me a message on the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show Facebook group or send me (Ian Fairholm) a message on Facebook with your answer and your choice of album. If you win I’ll also need a postal address. Depending on how many answers we get I may put them into a hat and pick out the winners.

3. Sleeve (5:28) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

4. Quiet Earth (2:03) – Thumpermonkey (Taken from the album ‘Sleep Furiously’; see thumpermonkey.com/, thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Thumpermonkey/18593072451?fref=ts)

If you’d like to vote for Thumpermonkey, or indeed any of the other nominees in this year’s Progressive Music awards, you can do so via awards.progrockmag.com/?ns_campaign=BM_progawards13&ns_mchannel=hb&ns_source=prog&ns_linkname=hammerdirectionals&ns_fee=0 (but you only have until August 14th 2013)

5. Silver Rays (3:51) – Django Django (Taken from the album ‘Django Django’; see www.djangodjango.co.uk/soundcloud.com/djangodjango & www.facebook.com/thedjangos?fref=ts)

6. Of the waves (2:53) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/hobsonschoice12 & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

7. Shapeshifter (4:37) – Hobson’s Choice (Taken from the album ‘Of The Waves’; see www.hobsonschoicemusic.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/hobsonschoice12 & hobsonschoicemusic.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-waves)

8. Morning Person (2:54) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘From These Small Seeds’; see www.moetar.com/, magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

9. Friction (3:08) – MoeTar (Taken from the album ‘From These Small Seeds’; see www.moetar.com/, magnacarta.net/moetar/ & www.facebook.com/MoeTar)

10. Release (5:07) – Stratospheerius (Taken from the album ‘The Next World…’; see stratospheerius.com/, stratospheerius.bandcamp.com/music & www.facebook.com/stratospheerius)

11. Terminus (4:22) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Hiding Place’; see www.gasmanmusic.com/hidingplace.html, www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/854.htm & www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gasman/28792488970)

12. Summoned By Bells (9:17) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘English Electric Part 1’; see www.bigbigtrain.com/, bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/english-electric-part-one & www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Big-Train/203751903023821)

12. Before We Bow Down (4:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Live In America’; see sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-america, www.esotericrecordings.com/sanguinehum.html, troopersforsound.com/catalogue/sanguine-hum-live-in-america/www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750?directed_target_id=0)

13. Tonic For The Snoring (4:19) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album ‘Diving Bell’; see www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3567, www.esotericrecordings.com/sanguinehum.html, troopersforsound.com/www.facebook.com/pages/Sanguine-Hum/148914338483750?directed_target_id=0)

14. Visitor (3:48) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘Hundred Waters’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

15. Thistle (4:33) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album Hundred Waters; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/100waters)

Congrats to the 10 bands/acts above that helped to make 2012 such a top year for music. Also, many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 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 – you can also take part in the She Makes War competition via Facebook. With the next show we’ll be back to normal (or as normal as we get!), focusing mainly on 2013 releases, but with a smattering of older tracks too, including a terrific feature album. I do hope you’ll come back for that.

Episode 105: Best of 2012 Part 2

This is the 105th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You can also listen via Mixcloud here. This edition of the show represents the second of my rather delayed ‘Best of 2012’ shows. There’s no feature album this time around, just lots of great music from the UK, the US, Sweden & beyond. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hours & 52 minutes. Downloaded file is 102.3 MB.

1. Mirador (4:38) – North Atlantic Oscillation (Taken from the album ‘Fog Electric’; see www.naoband.com/fogelectric/, www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation/ & en-gb.facebook.com/northatlanticoscillation)

2. Open Window (6:57) – Flutatious (Taken from the album ‘333’; see www.flutatious.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/flutatious)

3. Raindown (4:09) – The Enid (Taken from the album ‘Shining’; see www.theenid.co.uk/ & en-gb.facebook.com/TheEnid)

4. Soft Science Fiction (4:56) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album ‘Alien Science; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/EarthSizeDiamonds?ref=stream)

5. You And I (5:53) – Producers (Taken from the album Made In Basing Street; see www.producersmusic.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/ProducersMusic)

6. Locust To Bethlehem (5:11) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Echolyn’; see www.echolyn.com/, echolyn.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

7. Something for Jez (2:30) – Death By Chocolate (Taken from the album ‘Bric-a-Brac’; the album can be purchased via darla.com/ amongst other places; see also www.last.fm/music/Death+By+Chocolate)

8. So Long Then (2:06) – Field Music (Taken from the album ‘Plumb’; see www.field-music.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/fieldmusic)

9. Same Story (3:58) – Bev Lee Harling (Taken from the album ‘Barefoot In Your Kitchen’; see www.bevleeharling.com/, bevleeharling.bandcamp.com/, & en-gb.facebook.com/BevLeeHarlingMusic)

10. The Dream (4:36) – Mr. and Mrs. Muffins (Taken from the album ‘The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love’; see folkwit.com/artists/mr-mrs-muffins, mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com/album/the-raindrop-dance-and-other-songs-about-love, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-and-Mrs-Muffins/115128943806)

11. Sorgmantel (12:06) – Änglagård (Taken from the album ‘Viljans Oga’; see www.anglagard.net/, www.anglagardrecords.com/, & www.facebook.com/anglagardrecords)

12. Workshy (3:57) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the single ‘The Ghost of Daphne/Workshy’; see toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/ & en-gb.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

13. Saturn (2:05) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Dr Dee’; see dr-dee.info/, doctorjohndee.tumblr.com/ & www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial)

14. Cathedrals (3:01) – Damon Albarn (Taken from the album ‘Dr Dee’; see dr-dee.info/, doctorjohndee.tumblr.com/ & www.facebook.com/Damonalbarnofficial)

15. My Fickle Resolve (5:32) – The Stranglers (Taken from the album ‘Giants’; see www.thestranglers.net/ & www.facebook.com/thestranglers)

16. Wasted Years (5:49) – Maiden United (Taken from the album ‘Across The Seventh Sea’; see www.maidenunited.com/ & www.facebook.com/MaidenuniteD)

17. Mutiny (5:53) – Sunday Driver (Taken from the album ‘The Mutiny’; see www.sundaydriver.co.uk/, sundaydriver.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sundaydrivermusic)

18. The Lost Child (7:03) – Anathema (Taken from the album ‘Weather Systems’; see www.anathema.ws/, www.kscopemusic.com/anathema/weathersystems/ & www.facebook.com/weareanathema)

Many thanks to everyone involved with this show, musicians and listeners alike. 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 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. The next show will be part three (of four) of my review of 2012, so I hope you’ll come back for that and maybe I’ll see you at EppyFest on Saturday July 6th – please come and say hello.