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 146: Best of 2014, Top 30 pt 1

January 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 146th 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. I’m just starting my review of 2014 and I begin it with three shows in which I count down my top 30 albums, starting with a show that features the albums at numbers 30 to 21. There’s no feature album this time, just tracks from 10 great albums that were released last year, covering the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, jazz, electronica, trip hop, ambient, art rock, avant prog, psychedelic folk-pop, post rock, and all sorts of other weird & wonderful 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 & 3 mins. Downloaded file is 112.6 MB.

1. Desolation Song (6:28) – Sanguine Hum (Taken from the album Now We Have Light ; see troopersforsound.com/ & www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4954)

2. How the Light is Approached (2:51) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackotheclock4 & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

3. Down Below (4:32) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘Night Loops′; see jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/jackotheclock4 & jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html)

4. Ready Wednesday (9:39) – Bill Laurance (Taken from the album ‘Flint; see www.billlaurance.com/, billlaurance.bandcamp.com/releases & www.facebook.com/billlaurancemusic)

5. Out Alee (4:32) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

6. Innocent (4:39) – Hundred Waters (Taken from the album ‘The Moon Rang Like A Bell’; see www.hundred-waters.com/soundcloud.com/hundredwaters & www.facebook.com/hundredwaters)

7. Towers Of Babel (9:47) – Unto Us (Taken from the album ‘The Human Landscape’; see untous.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Unto-Us/215280425160974?fref=ts)

8. Twenty and Forty (1:57) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

9. The One You’ve Got (10:50) – +1 (Taken from the album ‘After The Storm’; see www.precognitiverecords.com/)

10. The King Of Sleep (18:34) – Regal Worm (Taken from the album ‘Neither Use Nor Ornament’; see regalworm.com/Hail.html, regalworm.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/regalworm)

11. The Never Delivery of Yesterday (4:00) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth and All The Universes’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

12. For Sleeping Angels (4:33) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘Earth and All The Universes’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/ & marvinbnaylor.com/)

13. Unsettled (2:46) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

14. Coulrophobia (3:24) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Lucid; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/www.burningshed.com/store/guitarists/product/111/5458/ & www.facebook.com/mattstevensguitar)

15. News and Ice Cream (4:47) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

16. Fishery Men (2:53) – Stop Motion Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘Instant Everything!; see www.stopmotionorchestra.com/, stopmotionorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/instant-everything & www.facebook.com/stopmotionorchestra/info)

17. Prisonniere D’une Cellule Male (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

18. Les Courants Ascendants (6:07) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & fr-fr.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. 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. I’ll be back later in February with part 2 of my review of 2014, when the countdown continues, so I hope you’ll join me again then.

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Episode 73: Prelude to the Best of 2011

January 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

This is the 73rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is my first of 2012 so happy new year! I’ve still got to bring you my ‘best of 2011’ shows and this sort of represents a lead in to those shows, as we look back to 2011, with a couple of things looking ahead to 2012 and a few older things thrown in for good measure. The feature album is 2008’s ‘Rare Weather’ by American band Jack O’ The Clock, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of tracks and artists from around the world (mainly from the US this time, though for no particular reason). Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks to where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 53 minutes. Downloaded file is 103.3 MB.

1. Our Prayer (1:10) – The Beach Boys (Taken from the album ’20/20′; see www.brianwilson.com/ & www.beachboysband.net/)

2. Broka (4:43) – The Glass Canoe (Taken from the album ‘Chimera’; see theglasscanoe.bandcamp.com/album/chimera, theglasscanoe.com/ & www.facebook.com/theglasscanoe)

3. New American Gothic (6:09) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

4. Washington Sniper (5:23) – Planeta Imaginario (Taken from the album, ‘Biomasa’; see www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/planeta.html)

5. CC & Dry (3:49) – Death In Texas (Taken from the ‘We Will Implode’ EP, which is available as a free download via deathintexas.bandcamp.com/; see also www.facebook.com/deathintexas)

6. Job (3:29) – Claudia Quintet +1 (Taken from the album, ‘What is the Beautiful?’; to download that track or to find out more details about the album go to www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/claudia.html)

7. The Garden of Zelovely (4:43) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album, ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor)

8. Indian Summer (2:38) – Farpoint (Taken from the album, ‘Kindred’; see 10trecords.com/farpoint-release-%E2%80%9Ckindred%E2%80%9D/)

9. Sea Change/Rare Weather/I Watch The Planes (11:08) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

10. Blowing The Whole Bottle (3:46) – Metheglin (Taken from the album Raining In Paradise; see www.metheglin.org/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Metheglin/7908796609)

11. Snuff (10:54) – Mogon (Currently available via the compilation concept album ‘Decameron: Ten Days In 100 Novellas – Part One’ but it may also make an appearance on the forthcoming debut Mogon album; see www.musearecords.com/ext_re_new_releaseselect.php?np=37827 & www.bloodfish.com/)

12. Coffin Song (3:55) – Candythief (Taken from the album ‘Partisan’; see candythief.bandcamp.com/, candythief.com/, & www.facebook.com/pages/candythief/10506269310)

13. Cathedral City (4:57) – Victoire (Taken from the album ‘Cathedral City’; see www.victoiremusic.com/ & www.newamsterdamrecords.com/)

14. In Your Place (3:45) – Common Swift (Taken from the ‘Passing Spirit’ EP; see commonswiftband.com/, www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CommonSwift1 & www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Swift/75132137487)

15. Star Me Kitten (3:16) – R.E.M. (Taken from the album, ‘Automatic For The People’; see remhq.com/index.php)

16. Your Personal Infinity (4:44) – Leaving Richmond (Taken from the EP, ‘The Bird and the Submarine’, which I have learnt since recording the show should be out around February this year; see www.facebook.com/leavingrichmond?sk=info & soundcloud.com/leavingrichmond)

17. Aspen (8:45) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album, ‘Rare Weather’; see jackotheclock.com/Rare_Weather.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/track/new-american-gothic & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JackOtheClock)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too. Please leave a comment if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). I will be back for the next episode, the first of three ‘best of 2011’ shows.

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