Feb 142017
 
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In an alternative world, THIS is what Tom Slatter and Simon Godfrey are like.

Another pot pourri, with a few new releases thrown in, and Martin’s Progradar’s Picks.

1. Kino – Loser’s Day Parade (09:04) from Picture, 2005
2. North Atlantic Oscillation – August (04:38) from The Third Day, 2014
3. Cocteau Twins – Cico Buff (03:46) from Blue Bell Knoll, 1988
4. Steely Dan – Aja (08:00) from Aja, 1977
5. 10cc – Rubber Bullets (05:15) from 10cc, 1973
6. Mothertongue – Nautilus (05:16) from Unsongs, 2015
7. Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins – Chatfield Manor (08:17) from Sluggo (2013 Mix), 1997
8. Orange Clocks – Tope’s Sphere (30:33:00) from Tope’s Sphere, 2017
9. Mike Harding – The January Man (04:18) from Bombers’ Moon, 1984
10. Martin Carthy – The January Man (03:19) from The Carthy Chronicles 3: Carthy Contemporaries, 2001
11. Bert Jansch – The January Man (03:33) from Dazzling Stranger, 2000
12. Rog Patterson – Ergo Sum (09:01) from Flightless (2017 remaster), 2017
13. Lindisfarne – Meet Me On The Corner (02:39) from Fog On The Tyne, 1971
14. Roy Harper – Me and My Woman (13:01) from Stormcock, 1971
15. The Far Meadow – Prove It Then…Hang On…Industry (11:42) from Given The Impossible, 2016
16. The Rube Goldberg Machine – The Captain’s Blackjack (19:16) from Fragile Times, 2016
17. Konchordat – Save Me From The Rain (07:57) from Rise To The Order, 2016

Progradar’s Picks
18. Tim Bowness – Worlds Of Yesterday (05:41) from Lost In The Ghost Light, 2017
19. Findlay Napier – The Man Who Sold New York (03:55) from VIP: Very Interesting Persons, 2015
20. Brett William Kull – Dublin Rooftops (04:17) from Open Skies Exploding, 2017

21. Cheeto’s Magazine – Nova America (25:25) from Boiling Fowls, 2014
22. Richard Thompson – Cooksferry Queen (04:12) from Mock Tudor, 1999
23. The Albion Band – Thieves Song (04:31) from The Vice Of The People, 2012
24. Hooters – Satellite (04:19) from One Way Home, 1992
25. Tom Slatter – Happy People (05:40) from Happy People, 2017
26. National Health – Tenemos Roads (14:34) from National Health, 1978
27. Yesterdays – Seven (11:48) from Holdfenykert, 2006
28. Unitopia – The Garden (24:59) from One Night In Europe, 2011
29. Phideaux – Micro Softdeathstar (11:16) from Doomsday Afternoon, 2007
30. Patchwork Cacophony – Every Day (09:16) from Five of Cups, 2016
31. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carry on (04:28) from Deja Vu, 1970
32. King Crimson – Exiles (07:41) from Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, 1973
33. The Roches – Losing True (04:53) from The Collected Works of The Roches, 2003
34. Wishbone Ash – Time Was (09:42) from Argus, 1972
35. Gentle Giant – Funny Ways (08:30) from Playing the Fool: The Official Live, 1977
36. Steve Hillage – It’s All Too Much / The Golden Vibe (07:45) from Live Herald, 1979
37. Tinyfish – All Hands Lost/Tinyfish (12:35) from One Night On Fire, 2009
38. The Tangent – The World We Drive Through (12:58) from The World That We Drive Through, 2004

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Jan 142017
 
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Happy New Year, and welcome to the first TEP of 2017! I just decided to play a bunch of tunes I like this time around, though you also get a bit of Progradar’s Picks for your money, of course, and the widest variety of music to be found in a progressive rock podcast!


  1. U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name (05:38) from The Joshua Tree, 1987
  2. Big Big Train – The Underfall Yard (21:57) from A Stone’s Throw From The Line, 2016
  3. Nic Jones – Canadee-I-O (06:00) from Penguin Eggs, 1980
  4. The Albion Band – Gresford Disaster (10:49) from Rise Up Like The Sun, 1978
  5. The Institute of Modern Love – Welcome/You Want This Life?/Burning Houses/Mr. Hyde/The Shadow (23:57) from Part I – Welcome to The Institute of Modern Love, 2011
  6. Brett William Kull – My House is Loud (05:23) from Open Skies Exploding, 2016
  7. Echolyn – Some Memorial (11:54) from Echolyn, 2012
  8. Simon Godfrey – Blood In The Milk (03:30) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 2, 2016
  9. Pandora – Always And Everywhere – Overture: Fantasie In Pandora Major (08:41) from Ten Years Like In A Magic Dream, 2016
  10. Maddison’s Thread – A Thomas Hardy Evening (05:18) from Sixty Minutes an Hour, 2017
  11. Pain of Salvation – Meaningless (04:48) from In the Passing Light of Day, 2017
  12. The Tea Club – Firebears (17:52) from Quickly Quickly Quickly, 2012
  13. Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – The Curtain (15:09) from Sylva, 2015
  14. Frost* – Towerblock (06:14) from Falling Satellites, 2016
  15. Mirror System – M Theory (05:57) from Mirror System, 2006
  16. M83 (feat. Mai Lin & Steve Vai) – Go! (03:56) from Junk, 2016
  17. Todmobile & Jon Anderson – Awaken (17:24) from https://youtu.be/CwspoyRdeV0, 2013
  18. Big Hogg – Turn to Prayer (05:51) from Big Hogg, 2015
  19. Cosmograf – Aspire, Achieve (10:06) from The Man Left in Space, 2013
  20. Moon Safari – Constant Bloom/Methuselah’s Children (17:10) from Blomljud, 2008
  21. Genesis – The Cinema Show (10:59) from Seconds Out, 1977
  22. Be-Bop Deluxe – Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape (08:01) from Live! In The Air Age, 2005
  23. Barenaked Ladies – New Kid On The Block (04:12) from Gordon, 1992
  24. Jethro Tull – Baker St. Muse (16:43) from Minstrel In The Gallery, 1975
  25. Twice Bitten – Crocus Point (12:11) from Late Cut, 2015
  26. Joni Mitchell – Refuge Of The Roads (06:38) from Hejira, 1976
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Dec 172016
 
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Martin ‘Progradar‘ Hutchinson was down in London for the weekend, and it seemed too good an opportunity not to record a podcast together playing and talking about our favourite albums of the year. So….we did!


 

  1. Lazuli – Chaussures À Nos Pieds (05:56) from Nos Âmes Saoules, 2016
  2. Rikard Sjöblom – Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
  3. The Dowling Poole – When She Knows, She Knows (03:39) from One Hyde Park, 2016
  4. Knifeworld – High / Aflame (06:29) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
  5. Afro Celt Sound System – A Higher Love (Tune ‘Monkswell Road’ ) (07:47) from The Source, 2016
  6. Bent Knee – Hands Up (05:40) from Say So, 2016
  7. Frost* – Lights Out (03:52) from Falling Satellites, 2016
  8. Amoeba Split – Those Fading Hours (08:35) from Second Split, 2016
  9. Karmakanic – Higher Ground (10:12) from DOT, 2016
  10. Thank You Scientist – Need More Input (07:47) from Stranger Heads Prevail, 2016
  11. Yugen – As it was (04:59) from Death by water, 2016
  12. North Sea Radio Orchestra – Vishnu Schist (05:49) from Dronne, 2016
  13. Gong – Rejoice! (10:17) from Rejoice! I’m Dead!, 2016
  14. Half Past Four – Mood Elevator (05:28) from Land Of The Blind, 2016
  15. Kaipa Da Capo – När Jag Var En Pojk (10:51) from Dårskapens Monotoni, 2016
  16. Sand – Seldom Used Furniture (04:26) from A Sleeper, Just Awake, 2016
  17. Fat-Suit – Cowfords (06:23) from Atlas, 2016
  18. Alta Via – Paradox (09:47) from Kreosote, 2016
  19. Bird Eats Baby – Bones Of God (04:08) from Tanta Furia, 2016
  20. La Bocca della Verità – Avenoth (08:13) from Avenoth, 2016
  21. Bad Dreams – Déjà vu (07:45) from Deja Vu, 2016
  22. Blue Mammoth – The Reign (07:19) from Stories of a King, 2016
  23. Cosmograf – Four Wall Euphoria (05:23) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016
  24. Tony Patterson – The Angel And The Dreamer (07:06) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
  25. Big Big Train – The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun (07:19) from Folklore, 2016
  26. Damian Wilson – Battlelines (03:51) from Built for Fighting, 2016
  27. David Foster – Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
  28. Gandalf’s Fist – Ditchwater Daisies (07:22) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016
  29. Ghost Community – Cycle of Life (15:48) from Cycle of Life, 2016
  30. Glass Hammer – Fog Of War (08:24) from Valkyrie, 2016
  31. iamthemorning – Lighthouse (06:14) from Lighthouse, 2016
  32. Nerve Toy Trio – Mushroom Attitude (11:52) from Accidental Bar-B-Que, 2016
  33. I lIke Trains – Bethesda (07:59) from A Divorce Before Marriage, 2016
  34. Patchwork Cacophony – Brand New Day (12:16) from Five of Cups, 2016
  35. Blue Rose Code – In The Morning – Parts 1 & 2 (05:11) from …And Lo! The Bird Is On The Wing, 2016
  36. Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home (07:56) from Makes Me Think of Home, 2016
  37. Thence – I Burn the Day, the Ghost (08:18) from We Are Left with a Song, 2016
  38. Tilt – Growing Colder (06:26) from Hinterland, 2016
  39. Marc Atkinson – A Portrait (05:29) from Homegrown, 2016
  40. Drifting Sun – Intruder (10:42) from Safe Asylum, 2016
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Nov 272016
 
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Next time we’ll start the usual end-of-year shenanigans, but this time I’ve adopted a policy of shameless self-publicity and based an entire show around Bad Elephant Music’s 2016 catalogue


  1. The Brackish – Liquid of Choice (05:32) from Liquid of Choice, 2016
  2. Jack Arthurs – Lift Me Up (05:19) from Treasure House, 2016
  3. Matthew Parmenter – Digital (03:40) from All Our Yesterdays, 2016
  4. The Rube Goldberg Machine – Afraid Of My Own Shadow (06:46) from Fragile Times, 2016
  5. The Fierce And The Dead – Andy Fox (Live At Kingsway College) (05:42) from If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe (2016 Remaster), 2016
  6. Konchordat – Statement of Intent (07:17) from Rise To The Order, 2016
  7. Tom Slatter – The Time Traveller Suite 2: Rise Another Leaf (03:48) from Three Rows Of Teeth (2016 expanded edition), 2016
  8. Nine Stones Close – Spoils (16:35) from Leaves, 2016
  9. Mothertongue – Blooper’s Theme (04:02) from Unsongs, 2016
  10. Sphelm – These Roots Know No Boundaries (05:24) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
  11. The Gift – Tuesday’s Child (09:45) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
  12. Verbal Delirium – The Decayed Reflection (A Verbal Delirium) (11:51) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
  13. Mike Kershaw – Another Disguise (05:23) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
  14. Under A Banner – Legion (04:39) from The Wild Places, 2016
  15. Paradigm Shift – Reunification (09:22) from Becoming Aware, 2016
  16. Heliopolis – Love and Inspiration (18:53) from Epic at the Majestic: Live at RoSFest, 2016
  17. Matt Stevens – Scapegoat (05:01) from Archive, 2016
  18. N.y.X. – The Daily Dark Delirium (12:52) from The News, 2016
  19. Emmett Elvin – The Plankton Suite (04:22) from Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason, 2016
  20. We Are Kin – …goodbye (12:05) from …and I know…, 2016
  21. The Far Meadow – The Seamless Shirt (09:16) from Given The Impossible, 2016
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Oct 302016
 
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New release roundup, together with Progradar’s Picks from The Gift, Ray Wilson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and five more selections for the Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock from PFM, ABWH, Jellyfish, Beardfish and Matt Stevens


  1. Yes – The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn) (20:18) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 1973
  2. The Far Meadow – Prove It Then/Hang On/Industry (11:42) from Given The Impossible, 2016
  3. Syd Arthur – Into Eternity (05:16) from Apricity, 2016
  4. Dec Burke – As High As The Sun (05:01) from Book Of Secrets, 2016
  5. Bird Eats Baby – Deathbed Confession (04:20) from Tanta Furia, 2016
  6. Alta Via – Paradox (09:47) from Kreosote, 2016
  7. Kaipa Da Capo – När Jag Var En Pojk (10:51) from Dårskapens Monotoni, 2016 Progradar’s Picks
  8. Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home (07:56) from Makes Me Think of Home, 2016
  9. Van Der Graaf Generator – Forever Falling (05:40) from Do Not Disturb, 2016
  10. The Gift – All These Things (20:43) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
  11. Maschine – Hidden In Plain Sight (07:01) from Naturalis, 2016
  12. Riverside – Sleepwalkers (07:19) from Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016
  13. Offworld – Killing Voices in H.E.A.D. (05:08) from Some Circles Are Square, 2016 Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
  14. Premiata Forneria Marconi – Il Banchetto (08:41) from Per Un Amico, 1972
  15. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Order Of The Universe (09:03) from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, 1989
  16. Jellyfish – Joining A Fan Club (04:03) from Spilt Milk, 1993
  17. Beardfish – South of the Border (07:43) from Sleeping In Traffic, Part Two, 2008
  18. Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014
  19. Edensong – End Times In Retrospect (05:36) from Years In The Garden Of Years, 2016
  20. The Dear Hunter – Gloria (05:17) from Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, 2016
  21. The Neal Morse Band – Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise (09:59) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016
  22. Gong – Rejoice! (10:17) from Rejoice! I’m Dead!, 2016
  23. Sphelm – Stillness (04:41) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
  24. Afro Celt Sound System – Cascade (08:06) from The Source, 2016
  25. Yes – Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (21:44) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2016

 

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Oct 022016
 
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Didn’t get to Summer’s End this year? Or maybe you did, and you would like to relive what a splendid weekend you had….either way, here’s some tunes from the bands who played there, together with new releases, Progradar’s Picks and the latest in the Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock.


1. Verbal Delirium – Close To You (06:35) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
2. Sand – Commitment To The Bit (04:55) from A Sleeper, Just Awake, 2016
3. Cairo – Katrina (05:20) from Say, 2016
4. Half Past Four – Mood Elevator (05:28) from Land Of The Blind, 2016
5. Ghost Community – Cycle of Life (15:48) from Cycle of Life, 2016
6. Magic Pie – Silent Giant (05:22) from King For A Day, 2015
7. Tiger Moth Tales – A Visit to Chigwick (08:50) from Cocoon, 2014

Progradar’s Picks
8. Sphelm – These Roots Know No Boundaries (05:24) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
9. Opeth – Spring MCMLXXIV (06:11) from Sorceress, 2016
10. Crippled Black Phoenix – We Are The Darkeners (07:54) from Bronze, 2016

11. Nerve Toy Trio – Potholing (11:07) from Accidental Bar-B-Que, 2016
12. Favni – Summer’s Over (07:56) from Windswept, 2016
13. Multi Story – Black Gold (09:42) from Crimson Stone, 2016
14. Sylvium – Fade in Out (08:24) from Waiting for the Noise, 2015
15. Seven Steps To The Green Door – Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
16. Heather Findlay – Mona Lisa (05:07) from Phoenix Suite, 2011

Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
17. Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick, Part 1 (22:44) from Thick as a Brick, 1973
18. Solstice – Earthsong (06:39) from Silent Dance, 1984
19. The Flower Kings – Church of Your Heart (09:11) from Stardust We Are, 1997
20. Frost* – Black Light Machine (10:05) from Milliontown, 2006
21. The Tangent – Titanic Calls Carpathia (16:36) from Comm, 2011

22. IQ – The Road Of Bones (08:33) from The Road Of Bones, 2014
23. Firefly Burning – Beloved (05:41) from Skeleton Hill, 2015
24. Manning – The Huntsman & the Poacher (05:40) from The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013
25. The Gift – At Sea (10:29) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
26. North Sea Radio Orchestra – The British Road (07:25) from Dronne, 2016
27. Aisles – Ch-7 (12:37) from Hawaii, 2016
28. Strangefish – Ignorance Of Bliss (08:28) from Fortune telling, 2006
29. Karnataka – Feels Like Home (07:06) from Secrets Of Angels, 2015
30. RPWL – Swords and Guns (08:51) from Wanted, 2014
31. The Far Meadow – Dinosaurs (08:12) from Given The Impossible, 2016

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Aug 282016
 
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As well as the usual Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock and Progradar’s Picks features, there’s a focus on progressive rock bands of the Iberian peninsula (that’s Spanish and Portuguese, for those you not in the know), and a selection of tracks from the latest behemoth from Colossus – Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3. Snappy! Continue reading »

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Aug 072016
 
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Finally – proof that The Amazing Wilf is a puppet controlled by evil progressive rock reviewer, Martin Hutchinson.

Loadsa stuff – brilliant music, more additions to the Beginner’s Guide, and Martin and I waffle on about, well, progressive rock, mostly.


Thank You Scientist – Mr. Invisible (07:36) from Stranger Heads Prevail, 2016
Project RnL – Another One (07:09) from Internet Releases, 2016
Doracor – La Terra Tra Le Nuvole (07:34) from Passioni Postmoderne Di Un Musicista Errante…, 2016
Ben Craven – The Remarkable Man (05:01) from Last Chance To Hear, 2016
Jazz Q – Staresina (05:50) from Talisman, 2016
French TV – Gee, I Wish We Had One’a Them Doomsday Machines (07:44) from Ambassadors Of Good Health And Clean Living, 2016
Herd Of Instinct – Dybbuk (06:08) from Manifestation, 2016

Progradar’s Picks
The Pineapple Thief
– In Exile (05:13) from Your Wilderness, 2016
Shearwater – Pale Kings (04:13) from Jet Plane And Oxbow, 2016
Circuline – Who I Am (08:19) from Counterpoint, 2016

The Rube Goldberg Machine – The Captain’s Blackjack (03:36) from Fragile Times, 2016
N.y.X. – The Paper (Titles & Subtitles) (05:25) from The News, 2016
Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016
Bent Knee – Leak Water (04:41) from Say So, 2016
Different Light – All for You (04:26) from The Burden of Paradise, 2016
Not a Good Sign – Flying Over Cities (05:02) from From A Distance, 2015

Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Rock
Genesis
– The Cinema Show (10:41) from Selling England by the Pound, 1973
Pendragon – Oh Divineo (06:50) from The Jewel, 1985
Dream Theater – Beyond This Life (11:23) from Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory, 1999
Big Big Train – Victorian Brickwork (12:33) from The Underfall Yard, 2009
Echolyn – Past Gravity (07:11) from echolyn, 2012

Anima Mundi – Lone Rider (07:22) from I Me Myself, 2016
Syndone – Duro come la morte (05:54) from Eros & Thanatos, 2016
Motorpsycho – Lacuna/Sunrise (09:47) from Here Be Monsters, 2016
Yugen – As It Was (04:59) from Death By Water, 2016
Alex Carpani – Crystal Falls (06:08) from So Close. So Far, 2016
Cosmograf – The Uniform Road (07:20) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016
Tony Patterson – Pilgrim (05:21) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
Rikard Sjöblom – Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
Profuna Ocean – Ghost (05:10) from In Vacuum, 2016
Mike Keneally – Roll (06:23) from Scambot 2, 2016
Big Hogg – Duke of Shakespeare Street (04:00) from Big Hogg, 2015
Moetar – Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
Gandalf’s Fist – The Bewildering Conscience of a Clockwork Child (10:21) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016

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