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 84: Best of 2011 – My Top 20 Countdown

August 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This is the 84th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show represents part 4 of my ‘best of 2011′ shows, specifically counting down my favourite twenty releases (albums and EPs) from last year. There is no feature album this time but there will be lots of great music from 2011. 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 36 minutes. Downloaded file is 142.7 MB.

1. Dolli (3:18) – Dutch Uncles (Taken from the album ‘Cadenza’; see www.dutchuncles.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/dutchuncles)

2. Till Death (4:27) – Marvin B. Naylor (Taken from the album ‘The Stargazer’s Symphonium’; see folkwit.com/artists/marvin-b-naylor, marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/, & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-stargazers-symphonium)

3. Mr. Sands (5:22) – Van Der Graaf Generator (Taken from the album ‘A Grounding In Numbers’; see www.sofasound.com/ & www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/)

4. Ultima Thule (7:15) – Jack O’ The Clock (Taken from the album ‘How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us?’; see jackotheclock.com/Jack_O_The_Clock.html, jackotheclock.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-O-The-Clock/101083079955156)

5. The Modern Architrave (5:44) – Big Block 454 (Taken from the album ‘Bells & Proclamations’; see bigblock454.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/BigBlock454.music)

6. Sleeping Conniptions (3:40) – Sharks Took The Rest (Taken from the EP ‘Grounds for Hearts to Swell’; see www.sharkstooktherest.com/, sharkstooktherest.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/sharkstooktherest)

7. Raining Dirt (4:46) – Earth Size Diamonds (Taken from the album ‘In A Shrinking Forest’; see earthsizediamonds.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-shrinking-forest)

8. Rushden Fair (3:36) – Matt Stevens (Taken from the album ‘Relic’; see www.mattstevensguitar.com/, mattstevens.bandcamp.com/album/relic & www.facebook.com/mattstevensloop)

9. Fly She (5:32) – Redbus Noface (Taken from the album ‘If It Fights The Hammer It Will Fight The Knife’; see www.markcawthra.com/ & www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/759.htm)

10. Advanced Tree Surgery (5:28) – Ochre (Taken from the album Early Learning; see ochremusic.com/2011/08/01/early-learning-now-available-for-download/, ochre.bandcamp.com/album/early-learning & www.facebook.com/ochremusic)

11. How Does It Run? (2:47) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

12. Bear Talk (3:42) – To Arms Etc (Taken from the album ‘To Arms Etc’; see www.toarmsetc.com/, toarmsetcofficial.bandcamp.com/album/to-arms-etc & www.facebook.com/toarmsetc)

13. 15H40 (4:56) – Lazuli (Taken from the album ‘4603 Battements’; see www.lazuli-music.com/ & www.facebook.com/Groupe.LAZULI)

14. Morpheus Miracle Maker (5:20) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘I A Moon’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/northsearadioorchestra)

15. Mystic City (6:08) – Tony Patterson (Taken from the EP ‘All the World’; see www.freewebs.com/workstation1/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyPatterson)

16. White Horses At Sea // Utopian Daydream (8:56) – Amplifier (Taken from the album ‘The Octopus’; see www.amplifiertheband.com/news.php, amplifier.bandcamp.com/album/the-octopus-2 & www.facebook.com/amplifierband)

17. A Long Way To Start (3:52) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

18. The Wife, The Battlefield (3:22) – Orwell (Taken from the album ‘Continental’; see folkwit.com/artists/orwell & folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/continental)

19. Super Altar (2:54) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

20. Ant Trees (1:56) – William D Drake (Taken from the album ‘The Rising of the Lights’; williamddrake.wordpress.com/ & williamddrake.bandcamp.com/album/the-rising-of-the-lights)

21. Raider Prelude (2:23) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

22. No Part Of Me (5:45) – Steven Wilson (Taken from the album  ‘Grace For Drowning’; see www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm, www.gracefordrowning.com/ & www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ)

23. Helix (5:54) – Phideaux (Taken from the album ‘Snowtorch’; see www.bloodfish.com/, phideaux.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Phideaux/25459284353)

24. The Slaughter of the Innocents (5:11) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

25. Little Boat (6:43) – Firefly Burning (Taken from the album ‘Lightships’; see www.fireflyburning.co.uk/, firefly1.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/fireflyburning)

Thanks to all the musicians for producing such brilliant music and thanks to all you listeners too – I hope you enjoyed this top 20 countdown of some of 2011’s finest releases. 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 my best of 2011 choices, or anything else connected to this podcast. Hopefully there will be lots of shows coming up between now and the end of the year, including more from Daniel & Rebsie, a Summer’s End Festival preview, some interviews, and I may even catch up with all those 2012 new releases at some point (you never know!).

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Episode 52: Kavus Torabi Interview

August 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

This is the 52nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the blog entry to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This edition focuses on the various projects of Kavus Torabi, who has been involved with The Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs, Guapo, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Chrome Hoof and many others. We also specifically focus on Knifeworld, which started out as a Kavus solo project but which has developed into a full band. We have tracks from the debut Knifeworld album ‘Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’ plus an interview with Kavus himself. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information.

Total running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes. Downloaded file is 79.5 MB.

1. Singled Out for Battery (4:50) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Interview with Kavus Torabi

2. Day Is Gone (3:18) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Heaven Born And Ever Bright; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

3. Come Back Clammy Lammy (4:07) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Guns; see www.cardiacs.com/ & specifically www.cardiacs.com/downloads/ where this track can be freely & legally downloaded)

4. The Wretched Fathoms (3:31) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

5. Corpses Feuding Underground (2:53) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

6. Severed of Horsehoof (6:20) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

7. He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes (5:06) – North Sea Radio Orchestra (Taken from the album ‘North Sea Radio Orchestra’; see www.nsro.co.uk/ & www.myspace.com/northsearadioorchestra)

8. No More Dying (4:10) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

9. Unwreckaged (5:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

10. The Ladder (Radio Edit) (5:14) – Extra Life (Taken from the album Made Flesh’; see extralifetheband.blogspot.com/ or www.myspace.com/extralifetheband)

11. Me to the Future of You (8:39) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album Buried Alone: Tales of Crushing Defeat’; see www.myspace.com/knifeworlduk, www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.thegenepool.co.uk/artists/KNIFEWORLD.htm)

Enjoy! Thanks to Kavus for taking the time to contribute his answers for the interview. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). See you for the next episode when you’ll hear some brilliant new bands, some old favourites, and me.

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