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Nov 112018
 
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Cake by Yvette Elliott © 2018. All rights – and Maltesers – reserved.

 

Unbelievably. it’s ten years this weekend since the very first European Perspective! We celebrate with the following:

  • Mark Ashby of Progtopia‘s Top Ten for TEP250
  • A brand new feature, Ten From Ten, with one song from each year the podcast has been on the air
  • Progradar’s Picks, featuring The Tangent, Llungblut, IQ and Semisonic

The Fierce And The Dead – 1991 (04:24) from The Euphoric, 2018
Thumpermonkey – Cranefly (04:35) from Make Me Young, etc., 2018
Yesterdays – Hajnalcsillag (04:47) from Senki Madara, 2018
Haken – Host (06:46) from Vector, 2018
Not a Good Sign – Truth (07:14) from Icebound, 2018
Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – A Treehouse in a Glade (06:51) from Friendship, 2018
Sterbus – Prosopopeye (05:15) from Real Estate / Fake Inverno, 2018

The European Perspective 250 – Mark Ashby
The Mariana Hollow – Dead Reckoning (04:36) from Velvet Black Sky, 2012
Braindance – Master of Disguise (06:15) from Master of Disguise, 2016
Seventh Wonder – Unbreakable (07:19) from Mercy Falls, 2008
Anubis Gate – Pyramids (08:47) from The Detached, 2009
Hemina – High Kite Ride (09:08) from Venus, 2016
Sound Of Contact – Pale Blue Dot (04:44) from Dimensionaut, 2013
Headspace – Die With A Bullet (08:25) from I Am Anonymous, 2012
The Murder of My Sweet – The Awakening (06:04) from Beth out of Hell, 2015
Thomas Dolby – Evil Twin Brother (04:50) from A Map of the Floating City, 2011
Sylvan – Timeless Traces (08:12) from Artificial Paradise, 2004

Ten From Ten
Frost* – Saline (06:09) from Experiments in Mass Appeal, 2008
Argos – Nursed By Giants Part 2: The King of Ghosts (05:11) from Argos, 2009
Ciccada – An Endless Sea (05:28) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010
jh – Angels (06:49) from Wanderlust, 2011
It Bites – Wallflower (04:51) from Map Of The Past, 2012
Camelias Garden – Dance Of The Sun, The Remark, Birth Of The Light (06:16) from You Have A Chance, 2013
The Dowling Poole – Hey Stranger (05:12) from Bleak Strategies, 2014
Anekdoten – Get out Alive (07:32) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015
Amoeba Split – Those Fading Hours (08:35) from Second Split, 2016
Damanek – The Cosmic Score (05:56) from On Track, 2017

Sarcophagus Now – Temple Siege (08:13) from Sarcophagus Now, 2018
Tiger Moth Tales – Toad Of Toad Hall (03:39) from Storytellers 2, 2018
Jet Black Sea – Home [E.D.L.] (05:38) from The Overview Effect, 2018
North Atlantic Oscillation – Sirens (06:37) from Grind Show, 2018
Saul Blease – War Machine (04:52) from The Great War, 2018
Sanguine Hum – Devachan Don (07:22) from Now We Have Power, 2018

Progradar’s Picks
The Tangent – The Adulthood Lie (16:06) from Proxy, 2018
Ljungblut – Hasselblad (04:09) from Villa Carlotta 5959, 2018
IQ – Came Down (06:00) from Ever 2018 remix, 2018
Semisonic – Secret Smile (04:40) from Feeling Strangely Fine 20th Anniversary, 2018

The Fierce And The Dead – Part 7 & Part 8 (06:48) from The Euphoric, 2018

 

 Posted by at 9:23 pm
Sep 302018
 
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Mark McCaughrean indicates how much he cares about the ‘is it prog’ question.

In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • Mark McCaughrean chooses his Top Ten progressive albums since the year 2000 for TEP250
  • David previews what’s in store at the 2018 Summer’s End festival
  • Progradar’s Picks, with music from Glass Hammer, Haken, Nosound and from the archives, Martin Orford

To follow up on some of the stuff Mark talks about in the interview, check out the Space Rocks website, and the Ambition and Ambition: Epilogue videos on YouTube.


The Tangent – A Spark In The Aether (04:20) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015
Sky Architect – Race To The Sun (05:29) from Nomad, 2017
Moonparticle – Winter Mountain (05:20) from Hurricane Esmerelda, 2017
When Mary – Out of Spaces (05:41) from Tainted, 2017
Silhouette – Six Feet Underground (09:35) from The World Is Flat and Other Alternative Facts, 2017
Frequency Drift – Electricity (04:53) from Letters To Maro, 2018
Landmarq – Mountains Of Anglia (08:57) from Entertaining Angels, 2012
Lazuli – Mes amis, mes frères (05:47) from Saison 8, 2018

The European Perspective 250 – Mark McCaughrean
Frost* – Heartstrings (06:21) from Falling Satellites, 2016
The Lens – Dreams (10:10) from Regeneration, 2010
Snowbird – Porcelain (04:14) from Moon, 2014
IQ – Frequency (08:29) from Frequency, 2009
Steve Thorne – Making Plans (06:21) from Crimes & Reasons, 2012
North Atlantic Oscillation – Hollywood Has Ended (04:58) from Grappling Hooks, 2010
Vangelis – Perihelion (06:35) from Rosetta, 2016
Charlotte Hatherley – A Sign (03:34) from True Love, 2018
Chvrches – Clearest Blue (03:54) from Every Open Eye, 2015
Lonely Robot – Oubliette (05:20) from Please Come Home, 2015

Golden Caves – Keep Running (05:15) from Collision, 2017
Edensong – The Hollowed (09:33) from Years In The Garden Of Years, 2016
Kaprekar’s Constant – Hallsands (14:18) from Fate Outsmarts Desire, 2017

Progradar’s Picks
Glass Hammer – Twilight Of The Godz (08:15) from Chronomonaut, 2018
Nosound – Saviour (02:46) from Allow Yourself, 2018
Martin Orford – Power and Speed (05:58) from The Old Road, 2008

Tim Bowness – Sing To Me (05:46) from Stupid Things That Mean the World, 2015
Magenta – Greed (13:57) from Seven, 2004
Caravan – Nine Feet Underground (22:49) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

 Posted by at 2:50 pm
Sep 012018
 
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In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • Simon Thompson‘s top ten since 2000 for TEP250
  • The winner of last episode’s prize draw is announced
  • A preview of next weekend’s Resonate festival – 8th September at the O2 Academy, Islington – featuring Lifesigns, Son of Man, Verbal Delirium, The Gift, Comedy of Errors and Jumptickets
  • Progradar’s Picks featuring Kingcrow, Riverside, Big Big Train and from the archives, Kansas
  • New release roundup, including a sequence from Infernal, the fantastic new album from Phideaux

The Neal Morse Band – The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment, 2015
Duke 72 – Rust and Stars (06:19) from The Mid Shires Herald, 2019
Gryphon – Hampton Caught (05:16) from Reinvention, 2018
Jack O’ The Clock – Miracle Car Wash, 1978 (13:41) from Repetitions of the Old City – II, 2018
Damanek – Ragusa (05:18) from In Flight, 2018
Martin Barre – Roads Less Travelled (04:28) from Roads Less Travelled, 2018
Galasphere 347 – The Voice of Beauty Drowned (10:43) from Galasphere 347, 2018
Phideaux – Cast Out And Cold/The Error Lives On/Crumble/Inquisitor (22:06) from Infernal, 2018

The European Perspective 250 – Simon Thompson
Lazuli – Je te laisee ce monde (05:35) from [4603 Battements], 2011
Comedy Of Errors – Carousel (09:58) from Disobey, 2011
Tin Spirits – …And Go (08:35) from Wired to Earth, 2011
Pure Reason Revolution – The Bright Ambassadors of Morning (11:56) from The Dark Third, 2006
Public Service Broadcasting – Night Mail (03:50) from Inform – Educate – Entertain, 2013
Disperse – Does it Matter How Far (09:52) from Foreword, 2017
Pymlico – Erised (08:55) from Meeting Point, 2016
Mogwai – Heard About You Last Night (05:24) from Rave Tapes, 2014
Von Hertzen Brothers – Insomniac (03:57) from Nine Lives, 2013
X-Panda – Flight of Fancy (07:05) from Flight of Fancy, 2011

Stop Motion Orchestra – Nerve Hurdle (04:56) from Lightworks, 2018
Koenji Hyakkei – Phlessttighas (06:22) from Dhorimvishka, 2018
Ske – Mummia (05:24) from 1001 Autunni (Reissue), 2018

Resonate festival – 8th September, O2 Academy, Islington
Comedy of Errors – Tachyon (06:16) from House of the Mind, 2017
The Gift – Sweeper Of Dreams (05:18) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
Verbal Delirium – Misleading Path (05:55) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
Son of Man – Death of the Ego (03:28) from Son of Man, 2016
Jump – Old Gods (06:03) from Over the Top, 2016
Lifesigns – Impossible (05:25) from Cardington, 2017

Progradar’s Picks
Kingcrow – Night’s Descending (04:53) from The Persistence, 2018
Riverside – Vale of Tears (04:49) from Wasteland, 2018
Big Big Train – Brave Captain (11:58) from Merchants of Light, 2018
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (05:23) from Leftoverture, 1976

The Pineapple Thief – Try As I Might (04:27) from Dissolution, 2018
Mystery – Come to Me (05:19) from Lies and Butterflies, 2018
Yuka & Chronoship – Visible Light (08:02) from Ship, 2018
Shineback – Kill Devil Hills (13:24) from Dial, 2018

 Posted by at 7:23 pm
Aug 112018
 
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In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • An interview with Roie Avin, talking about his recently released book Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums. Enter our prize draw to win a copy of the book!
  • Martin is back with Progradar’s Picks, and he completely blows my show timings out of the water
  • Listener requests from Leo Trimming, Roger Trenwith, Richard Thresh, Noel Bateman, John Simms, Rick Easton and Spike Worsley

You can order Roie’s book from Amazon UK or Amazon US.


Shineback – We Rescue (04:46), single, 2018
Mike Kershaw – The Fear Quartet (22:21) from Arms Open Wide, 2018
Regal Worm – Revealed As A True Future Tyrant (05:30) from Pig Views, 2018
Psychoyogi – Reasons To Pretend (04:48) from Accident Prone, 2018
Argos – Still Fighting Gravity (05:24) from Unidentified Dying Objects, 2018
Big Big Train – A Mead Hall in Winter (15:31) from Merchants of Light, 2018

Interview with Roie Avin: Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums
Enchant – At Death’s Door (07:16) from A Blueprint Of The World, 1995
Marillion – Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury/Now Wash Your Hands (08:14) from Brave, 1994
Liquid Tension Experiment – Kindred Spirits (06:30) from Liquid Tension Experiment 1, 1998
Spock’s Beard – Thoughts, Part ll (04:39) from V, 2000
IQ – You Never Will (04:54) from Dark Matter, 2004
Haken – Shapeshifter (08:09) from Visions, 2011
Thank You Scientist – Blood On the Radio (09:21) from Maps of Non-Existent Places, 2012
Big Big Train – Hedgerow (08:54) from English Electric: Full Power, 2013
The Dear Hunter – The Bitter Suite IV And V: The Congregation And The Sermon In The Silt (05:41) from Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, 2015
The Neal Morse Band – Makes No Sense (04:10) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016

The Paradox Twin – Planeta (05:58) from The Importance of Mr Bedlam, 2018
Judy Dyble – Broken Day (04:49) from Earth Is Sleeping, 2018

Progradar’s Picks
Lux Terminus – The Courage to Be (20:57) from The Courage to Be, 2018
Blackfield – From 44 to 48 (04:30) from Open Mind – The Best of Blackfield, 2018
The Kentish Spires – The Last Harvest (13:10) from The Last Harvest, 2018
Dream Theater – Octavarium (24:00) from Octavarium, 2005

Sanguine Hum – The Weight Of The World (14:52) from The Weight Of The World, 2013

 Posted by at 4:29 pm
Jul 282018
 
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Those crazy Transatlantic boys just love their cover versions.

Part 2 of the cover versions feature shows, with thanks to Matt Baber, Jeramy Essary, Leo Trimming, AJ Giordano, James Turner, Rick Easton and Leon Camfield for their requests.


Transatlantic – Sylvia (03:51) from Kaleidoscope, 2014 (originally by Focus)
Transatlantic – And You and I (10:44) from Kaleidoscope, 2014 (originally by Yes)
Transatlantic – Soul Sacrifice (10:00) from The Whirlwind, 2009 (originally by Santana)
Morse Portnoy George – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (04:04) from Cover 2 Cover, 2012 (originally by Steely Dan)
Sanguine Hum – Here at the Western World (03:51) from What We Ask Is Where We Begin, 2016 (originally by Steely Dan)
Joe Jackson – King of the World (03:45) from Summer in the City: Live in New York, 2000 (originally by Steely Dan)
Toto – Bodhisattva (04:52) from Through the Looking Glass, 2002 (originally by Steely Dan)
Leo (feat. Hannah Boulton & Rabea Massaad) – Africa (03:58) from Leo Metal Covers Vol. 15, 2017 (originally by Toto)
Leo – Sledgehammer (03:49) , single, 2018 (originally by Peter Gabriel)
Leo (feat. Mary Spender) – Sultans of Swing (05:10) from Leo Metal Covers Vol. 18, 2018 (originally by Dire Straits)
William D. Drake – Savour (05:30) from Leader Of The Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook vol. 1, 2010 (originally by Cardiacs)
Julianne Regan – Shaping The River (02:17) from Leader Of The Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook vol. 1, 2010 (originally by Cardiacs)
Mark Cawthra – Let Alone My Plastic Doll (04:04) from Leader Of The Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook vol. 1, 2010 (originally by Cardiacs)
Yes – Every Little Thing (05:47) from Yes, 1969 (originally by The Beatles)
Stanley Snail, Nick D’Virgilio, Mike Keneally, Kevin Gilbert & Bryan Beller – Siberian Khatru (08:09) from Tales from Yesterday: A View from the South Side of the Sky, 1995 (originally by Yes)
The Samurai of Prog – Starship Trooper (10:30) from Tales From The Edge, 2012 (originally by Yes)
Dream Theater – Heart Of The Sunrise (10:29) from Uncovered 2003-2005, 2009 (originally by Yes)
Dream Theater – Stargazer (08:11) from Black Clouds & Silver Linings, 2009 (originally by Rainbow
Dream Theater – Sheep (09:42) from Dark Side Of The Moon, 2005 (originally by Pink Floyd)
Sparklehorse & Thom Yorke – Wish You Were Here (06:58) from Maria’s Little Elbows, 1994 (originally by Pink Floyd)
Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb (04:26) from Scissor Sisters, 2004 (originally by Pink Floyd)
原始神母2016 (Pink Floyd Trips) – Atom Heart Mother (15:38), https://youtu.be/RqcNqRA07yQ, 2016 (originally by Pink Floyd)
Jordan Rudess – Just The Same (08:23) from Road Home, 2007 (originally by Gentle Giant)
Jordan Rudess – Dance On A Volcano (08:45) from Road Home, 2007 (originally by Genesis)
Jordan Rudess – Sound Chaser (12:45) from Road Home, 2007 (originally by Yes)
Dream Theater – Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt.2 (06:32) from Black Clouds & Silver Linings, 2009 (originally by King Crimson)
King Crimson – The Devil’s Triangle (11:32) from In The Wake Of Poseidon, 2010 (originally by Gustav Holst)
The Unthanks – Starless (06:00) from Last, 2011 (originally by King Crimson)
No-Man – Pink Moon (03:04) from Speak, 1999 (originally by Nick Drake)
Mike Oldfield – Wonderful Land (03:38) from QE2, 2012 (originally by The Shadows)
Robert Ramsay – If I Ruled The World (03:59) from Confound And Disturb, 2017 (originally by Harry Secombe, Tony Bennett, James Brown etc.)
Nosound – Echoes (20:05), https://soundcloud.com/kscopemusic/nosound-echoes-pink-floyd-live, 2007 (originally by Pink Floyd)

 Posted by at 9:46 am
Jul 152018
 
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In a break from the European Perspective 250s, this week’s show is given over entirely to cover versions – some prog, and some not so prog! This is the first of two cover versions specials, with the other being published next week.

Thanks to Yvette Williams Elliott, Jordan Brown, Jeramy Essary, Jon Hunt, Rick Easton, AJ Giordano, Leo Trimming and James Turner for suggesting many of the tunes in this show!


Morse/Portnoy/George – Pleasant Valley Sunday (04:45) from Cover To Cover, 2006 (originally by The Monkees)
Morse/Portnoy/George – Tuesday Afternoon (06:33) from Cover To Cover, 2006 (originally by The Moody Blues)
Morse/Portnoy/George – Maybe I’m Amazed (04:03) from Cover To Cover, 2006 (originally by Paul McCartney)
Morse Portnoy George – Southern Man/Needle And The Damage Done/Cinnamon Girl (10:19) from Cover 2 Cover, 2012 (originally by Neil Young)
The Be Good Tanyas – For The Turnstiles (04:27) from Hello Love, 2006 (originally by Neil Young)
Prelude – After the Goldrush (Single Version) (02:10), single, 1974 (originally by Neil Young)
Cowboy Junkies – Powderfinger (05:46) from The Caution Horses, 1990 (originally by Neil Young)
Rush – Mr. Soul (03:51) from Feedback, 2004 (originally by Neil Young)
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & Nick Raskulinecz – Overture (03:56) from 2112 (40th Anniversary), 2016 (originally by Rush)
Alice In Chains – Tears (04:21) from 2112 (40th Anniversary), 2016 (originally by Rush)
Steve Morse – La Villa Strangiato (09:29) from Prime Cuts, 2005 (originally by Rush)
Kevin Gilbert – Back in N.Y.C. (06:38) from Supper’s Ready, 1995 (originally by Genesis)
Richard Sinclair – For Absent Friends (03:12) from Supper’s Ready, 1995 (originally by Genesis)
Over The Garden Wall – Firth of Fifth (09:26) from Supper’s Ready, 1995 (originally by Genesis)
Mike Kenneally – Time Table (06:16) from After The Storm: For the Survivors of Hurricane Katrina, 2006 (originally by Genesis)
Daevid Allen & Solid Space – Visions of Angels (06:58) from The Fox Lies Down: A Tribute To Genesis, 2005 (originally by Genesis)
The Flower Kings – Cinema Show (11:57) from The Road Back Home (Best Of), 2007 (originally by Genesis)
Argos – Cosmic Circus (07:22) from A Flower Full of Stars – A Tribute to the Flower Kings, 2011 (originally by The Flower Kings)
Tinyfish – Jealousy (04:02) from A Flower Full of Stars – A Tribute to the Flower Kings, 2011 (originally by The Flower Kings)
Sky Architect – Silent Sorrow (08:12) from A Flower Full of Stars – A Tribute to the Flower Kings, 2011 (originally by The Flower Kings)
Shineback – And Dream Of Sheep (02:58), previously unreleased, 2013 (originally by Kate Bush)
Frost* – Here is the News (03:52) from 2008 tour sampler, 2008 (originally by Electric Light Orchestra) Rick Easton, AJ Giordano
Def Leppard – 10538 Overture (04:31) from Yeah!, 2006 (originally by Electric Light Orchestra)
Patti Smith – Gloria (05:58) from Horses, 1975 (originally by Van Morrison)
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (02:34) from Mr. Tambourine Man, 1965 (originally by Bob Dylan)
Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along the Watchtower (04:01) from Electric Ladyland, 1968 (originally by Bob Dylan)
Big Big Train – Master Of Time (07:45) from Far Skies Deep Time, 2010 (originally by Anthony Phillips)
Rewiring Genesis – The Lamia/Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats/The Colony Of Slippermen (18:50) from A Tribute to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 2008 (originally by Genesis)
Tin Spirits – Back in NYC (05:42) from Wired to Earth, 2011 (originally by Genesis)
Unitopia – Genesis Medley (10:10) from Covered Mirror Vol. 1 – Smooth as Silk, 2012 (originally by Genesis)
Unitopia – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (06:32) from Covered Mirror Vol. 1 – Smooth as Silk, 2012 (originally by Klaatu/The Carpenters)
Unitopia – Rain Song (07:02) from Covered Mirror Vol. 1 – Smooth as Silk, 2012 (originally by Led Zeppelin)
Amanda Palmer – Fake Plastic Trees (05:22) from Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele, 2010 (originally by Radiohead)
Marillion – Fake Plastic Trees (05:09) from Unplugged At The Walls, 1998 (originally by Radiohead) James Turner
Show of Hands – Fake Plastic Trees (04:48) from Covers, 2000 (originally by Radiohead) Leo Trimming
Richard Thompson – A Legal Matter (03:23) from 1000 Years of Popular Music, 2003 (originally by The Who) James Turner, sort of
Phish – 05:15 (06:20) from Live Phish 14, 1995 (originally by The Who)
Morse/Portnoy/George – I’m Free/Sparks (6:36) from Cover To Cover, 2006 (originally by The Who)
Smash Mouth – I’m a Believer (03:06) from Shrek (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), 2001 (originally by The Monkees)

 Posted by at 3:16 pm
Jun 242018
 
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Midsummer in Sweden. This week’s guest playlister, Johan Mårtensson is one of the dancers. Probably.

In this Midsummer’s Eve episode of The European Perspective:

  • Johan Mårtensson, our most loyal Swedish listener, chooses his Top Ten progressive music releases since 2000 for TEP250
  • Martin’s Progradar’s Picks feature starfish64, Southern Empire, Kalman Filter and sort of from the archives, Midge Ure
  • New releases from Strangefish, The Sea Within and The C:Live Collective, plus Twelfth Night‘s expanded deluxe reissue of their seminal Fact And Fiction album from 1982

Chicago Transit Authority – Introduction (06:35) from Chicago Transit Authority, 1969
Strangefish – Progress In Reverse (08:41) from The Spotlight Effect, 2018
The Sea Within – They Know My Name (05:10) from The Sea Within, 2018
The C:live Collective – This City Is London (Gospel Mix) (05:05) from This City Is London, 2018
Tim Bowness – This City (04:42) from Fact And Fiction – The Definitive Edition, 2018
Pendragon – Human Being (06:51) from Fact And Fiction – The Definitive Edition, 2018
Twelfth Night – We Are Sane (live 1983) (11:54) from Fact And Fiction – The Definitive Edition, 2018
Argos – The Hunter’s Last Stand (07:28) from Unidentified Dying Objects, 2018
The Fierce And The Dead – The Euphoric (03:54) from The Euphoric, 2018
Reformat – Vectrex (04:11) from The Singularity, 2018
Matt Baber – Part Five (04:38) from Suite For Piano and Electronics, 2018
Sanguine Hum – Before We Bow Down (04:44) from What We Ask Is Where We Begin, 2016
Thieves’ Kitchen – Germander Speedwell (14:33) from One For Sorrow, Two For Joy, 2013

The European Perspective 250 – Johan Mårtensson
Haken – The Point of No Return (11:29) from Aquarius, 2017
Elbow – Lippy Kids (06:06) from Build A Rocket Boys!, 2011
Nerve Toy Trio – Mushroom Attitude (11:52) from Accidental Bar-B-Que, 2016
Gong – Portal (07:08) from 2032, 2009
Moon Safari – A Kid Called Panic (13:58) from Lover’s End, 2010
Mr So & So – New Years Day (03:14) from Sugarstealer, 2009
Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – The Curtain (15:09) from Sylva, 2015
Verbal Delirium – Images From A Grey World (06:35) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
Transatlantic – The Wind Blew Them All Away (06:10) from The Whirlwind, 2009
Modest Midget – Contemporary Ache (05:17) from The Great Prophecy of a Small Man, 2010

Progradar’s Picks
starfish64 – Yesterdays Favourite Smile (04:46) from The Future In Reverse, 2018
Southern Empire – Goliath’s Moon (09:12) from Civilisation, 2018
Kalman Filter – Karus (14:34) from Exo-Oceans, 2018
Midge Ure – Hymn (Orchestrated) (06:56) from Orchestrated, 2018

The Tangent – Supper’s Off (08:17) from L’Etagere Du Travail, 2013
The Andy Tillison Multiplex – 3rd Movement: Ostinato (Shown) (06:50) from Electric Sinfonia 2, 2014
Andy Tillison Diskdrive – The Hood Of A Dodge (09:42) from Durch, 2016
The Tangent – The Celluloid Road (21:37) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015

 Posted by at 2:12 pm
May 282018
 
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In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • A TEP250 Top Ten from one of the show’s longest-standing supporters, songwriter, musician and wit extraordinaire, Simon Godfrey. We also spin a few tunes from Simon’s extensive back catalogue, and chat about Shineback and Valdez
  • A blast from the past with a big chunk of Chris Squire’s classic solo album, Fish Out Of Water
  • Progradar‘s Picks, featuring Tumbletown, Glass Hammer, Haken, and from the archives, Moon Safari
  • Japanese Zeuhl, anyone?

…plus a couple of mini-sets featuring music from France and the USA, and The Fierce And The Dead topping and tailing with cuts from their bangin’ new album, The Euphoric.


The Fierce And The Dead – Dancing Robots (04:03) from The Euphoric, 2018
Chris Squire – Hold Out Your Hand/You By My Side/Silently Falling (20:38) from Fish Out Of Water, 1975
Alco Frisbass – Arcane Majeur (07:13) from Le Bateleur, 2018
Lazuli – Chronique Canine (06:17) from Saison 8, 2018
Ange – Jour De Chance Pour Un Poète En Mal De Rime (08:50) from Heureux!, 2018

The European Perspective 250 – Simon Godfrey
Queens Of The Stone Age – Hangin’ Tree (03:06) from Songs For The Deaf, 2002
Animals As Leaders – Song of Solomon (04:17) from Animals as Leaders, 2009
Mutemath – Stare At The Sun (01:23) from Mutemath, 2007
Dream the Electric Sleep – Elizabeth (08:22) from Heretics, 2014
Pendulum – The Fountain (feat. Steven Wilson) (05:01) from Immersion, 2010
Black Bonzo – Thorns Upon a Crown (06:51) from Sound of the Apocalypse, 2007
Echolyn – Texas Dust (05:16) from Cowboy Poems Free, 2000
Field Music – Let’s Write A Book (03:41) from Measure, 2010
North Atlantic Oscillation – Elsewhere (05:38) from The Third Day, 2014
Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla (04:32) from Takk…, 2005

Simon Godfrey – Teahead (06:56) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 2, 2016
Tinyfish – Eat The Ashes (03:18) from Driving All Night, 2008
Shineback – Minotaur (09:15) from Minotaur, 2017
3RDegree – Logical Conclusion (06:40) from Ones & Zeros: Vol. 0, 2018
The Aaron Clift Experiment – Absent Lovers (08:15) from If All Goes Wrong, 2018
The Samurai Of Prog – The Sleeping Lover (08:33) from Archiviarum, 2018
Koenji Hyakkei – Wammilica Iffirom (08:39) from Angherr Shisspa, 2005
Magma – Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré III (13:08) from Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré, 2009
Universal Totem Orchestra – Mors, Ultima Linea Rerum (17:31) from The Magus, 2008

Progradar’s Picks
TumbleTown – One Giant Stage (05:00) from Never Too Late, 2018
Glass Hammer – No Mans Land (14:44) from Mostly Live In Italy, 2018
Haken – Visions (23:35) from L-1VE, 2018
Moon Safari – Constant Bloom/Methuselah’s Children (17:10) from [blomljud], 2008

The Fierce And The Dead – Parts 7 & 8 (06:48) from The Euphoric, 2018

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