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Jun 302019
 
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Good heavens! The European Perspective is back!

From the new studio, Wilf brings you an eclectic selection of music from across the world. Do feel free to let us know what you think by taking part in the discussions on Facebook in the European Perspective Listeners group.


Led Zeppelin – Achilles Last Stand (10:25) from Presence, 1976
B-52’s – Deadbeat Club (04:47) from Cosmic Thing, 1989
Fat-Suit – For the Wicked (06:19) from Atlas, 2016
Duke 72 – Isadora (04:09) from The Mid Shires Herald, 2019
The Far Meadow – Sulis Rise (08:32) from Foreign Land, 2019
The Be Good Tanyas – For The Turnstiles (04:27) from Hello Love, 2006
The Flower Kings – Silent Inferno (14:22) from Unfold The Future, 2002
Joost Maglev – Demon (07:05) from Alter Ego, 2019
Pat Metheny Group – Are You Going With Me (08:51) from Offramp, 1982
Foo Fighters – My Poor Brain (03:33) from The Colour And The Shape, 1997
Sheryl Crow – There Goes the Neighborhood (05:02) from The Globe Sessions, 1998
Hatfield And The North – Fitter Stoke Has A Bath (04:35) from Hatfield And The North, 1974
The Osiris Club – The Hopeless Distance (04:26) from The Wine-Dark Sea, 2018
The Beatles – If I Needed Someone (02:22) from Rubber Soul, 1965
The Beatles – Revolution 1 (04:16) from The Beatles, 1968
The Beatles – The Long And Winding Road (03:34) from Let It Be… Naked, 2003
Barenaked Ladies – Aluminum (04:34) from Everything To Everyone, 2003
The La’s – Liberty Ship (02:30) from The La’s, 1988
Gong – Expresso (05:58) from Gazeuse!, 1976
Gomez – Even Song (04:45) from In Our Gun, 2002
Cheeto’s Magazine – Outflow (07:10) from Amazingous, 2019
The Gift – Snowfall (05:49) from Antenna, 2019
Tom Slatter – Butcher Boy (05:10) from Spirit Box, 2018
Jethro Tull – We Used To Know (04:00) from Stand Up, 1969
Pierre Moerlen’s Gong – Réminiscence (06:46) from Pentanine, 2004
Marillion – Grendel (18:55) from Recital Of The Script, 2009

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Jan 202019
 
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A belated Happy New Year to all our listeners!

In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • An exclusive preview of three upcoming releases on Bad Elephant Music
  • Ten From Ten, featuring Brighteye Brison, Cosmograf and more
  • Progradar’s Picks, featuring Steve Hackett, One Sided Horse, RPWL and from the archives, Dream Theater

The Marcus King Band – Where I’m Headed (04:54) from Carolina Confessions, 2018

Lost Crowns – Sound As Colour (07:40) from Every Night Something Happens, 2019

Duke 72 – Trapped (04:23) from The Mid Shires Herald, 2019

Joost Maglev – Angel (06:45) from Alter Ego, 2019

Stars In Battledress – Hunt the Button (05:42) from In Droplet Form, 2014

North Sea Radio Orchestra – Move Eastward Happy Earth (03:40) from Gap Species, 2019

Admirals Hard – Whip Jamboree/Let The Bulgine Run (04:17) from Upon A Painted Ocean, 2016

Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way (04:23) from When I Woke, 1994

Smash Mouth – All Star (03:20) from Shrek (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), 2001

Flying Colors – Blue Ocean (07:04) from Flying Colors, 2012

 

Ten From Ten

Brighteye Brison – After The Storm (07:37) from Believers & Deceivers, 2008

Lee Abraham – The Mirror (08:26) from Black & White, 2009

Haken – Eternal Rain (06:39) from Aquarius, 2010

Credo – Insane (08:02) from Against Reason, 2011

The Fierce And The Dead – 666…6 (04:43) from On VHS, 2012

Henry Fool – Men Singing (06:43) from Men Singing, 2013

Introitus – Free (07:50) from Anima, 2014

Barock Project – Gold (08:40) from Skyline, 2015

Cosmograf – Four Wall Euphoria (05:23) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016

The Physics House Band – Surrogate Head (04:44) from Mercury Fountain, 2017

 

Progradar’s Picks

Steve Hackett – Underground Railroad (06:23) from At The Edge Of Light, 2019

One Sided Horse – Not Together (05:09) from Between Light & Space, 2018

RPWL – Light Of the World (10:08) from Tales From Outer Space, 2019

Dream Theater – Take The Time (08:21) from Images And Words, 1992

 

All Traps on Earth – All Traps on Earth (18:15) from A Drop of Light, 2018

Anima Mundi – Flying to the Sun (9:34) from The Way. 2010

Anima Mundi – Tales From Endless Star Part 1: The Dream Child Behind The Mask (9:06) from The Lamplighter, 2013

Anima Mundi – Somewhere (10:50) from I Me Myself, 2016

Simon Godfrey – Gideon Falls (06:17) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 4, 2018

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Dec 222018
 

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In this episode of The European Perspective I’m joined by Martin Hutchinson for a jaunt through our favourite albums of 2018, as well as a review of the great releases from Bad Elephant Music.


Jethro Tull – Ring Out Solstice Bells (04:05) from Christmas Album, 2003
Lydian Collective – Legend of Lumbar (04:52) from Adventure, 2018
Riversea – Shine (04:54) from The Tide, 2018
Tonochrome – The Ridge (04:10) from A Map In Fragments, 2018
Alco Frisbass – Arcane Majeur (07:13) from Le Bateleur, 2018
Talitha Rise – Chapel Bell (04:42) from An Abandoned Orchid House, 2018
Fractal Mirror – Hey You (04:58) from Close To Vapour, 2018
Regal Worm – Revealed As A True Future Tyrant (05:30) from Pig Views, 2018
Southern Empire – Cries For The Lonely (19:13) from Civilisation, 2018
Mothertongue – Mal De Mer (03:22) from Where The Moonlight Snows, 2018
The Kentish Spires – Spirit of the Skies (04:21) from The Last Harvest, 2018
Lux Terminus – The Courage to Be (20:57) from The Courage to Be, 2018
Reformat – The Nevergator (03:57) from The Singularity, 2018
Koenji Hyakkei – ZJINDHAIQ (07:32) from Dhorimviskhad, 2018
Kingcrow – Night’s Descending (04:53) from The Persistence, 2018
The Fierce And The Dead – Dug Town (04:02) from The Euphoric, 2018
Jet Black Sea – Escape Velocity (04:13) from The Overview Effect, 2018
Riverside – Lament (06:09) from Wasteland, 2018
Matt Baber – Part Six (03:42) from Suite For Piano and Electronics, 2018
Sterbus – Maybe Baby (04:15) from Real Estate/Fake Inverno, 2018
Glass Hammer – 1980 Something (05:52) from Chronomonaut, 2018
Argos – The Hunter’s Last Stand (07:28) from Unidentified Dying Objects, 2018
Sarcophagus Now – Hibernation Man (10:03) from Sarcophagus Now, 2018
Oak – Claire de Lune (07:16) from False Memory Archive, 2018
Mike Kershaw – The Fear Inside Me (06:02) from Arms Open Wide, 2018
Damanek – The Crossing (07:11) from In Flight, 2018
Haken – Veil (12:36) from Vector, 2018
Shineback – The Gentleman (06:59) from Dial, 2018
North Atlantic Oscillation – Fernweh (07:50) from Grind Show, 2018
The Tangent – The Adulthood Lie (16:06) from Proxy, 2018
Sanguine Hum – Swansong (05:29) from Now We Have Power, 2018
Saul Blease – Hellfighter (05:18) from The Great War, 2018
Matt Stevens – Silent Night (04:29) from Silent Night, 2012

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Nov 182018
 

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In this episode of The European Perspective:

  • Jason Spencer of The Prog Mind chooses his Top Ten favourite albums since 2000 for The European Perspective 250
  • A Ten From Ten featuring shorter, more ‘poppy’ prog from 2008-2017
  • A short interview with Daniel Zambas from We Are Kin

Shineback – My New Reward (05:03) from Dial, 2018
North Atlantic Oscillation – Low Earth Orbit (05:23) from Grind Show, 2018
Not a Good Sign – Frozen Words (07:07) from Icebound, 2018
Yesterdays – Nap (05:55) from Senki Madara, 2018
Semisonic – One True Love (03:51) from All About Chemistry, 2001
Valdez – No Stone Unturned (05:12) from This, 2017
Anti-Depressive Delivery – True Love (06:10) from The Best of Antidepressive Delivery, 2010

The European Perspective 250 – Jason Spencer
iamthemorning – Too Many Years (05:10) from Lighthouse, 2016
A Perfect Circle – The Noose (04:53) from Thirteenth Step, 2003
Kamelot – Center of the Universe (05:27) from Epica, 2003
Riverside – Conceiving You (03:41) from Second Life Syndrome, 2005
Votum – December 20th (09:25) from Metafiction, 2009
Pain Of Salvation – Undertow (04:47) from Remedy Lane: Revisited, 2016
Pendragon – If I Were The Wind (And You Were The Rain) (09:24) from Not Of This World, 2001
Riversea – Out of an Ancient World (06:51) from Out Of An Ancient World, 2012
Evergrey – In The Wake Of The Weary (04:44) from The Inner Circle, 2004
Sun Caged – Pareidolized (The Ocean In The Shell) (10:01) from The Lotus Effect, 2011

Ten From Ten
jh – Something Different (06:56) from Truth & Bullshit, 2008
Duckworth Lewis Method – Mason On The Boundary (04:23) from The Duckworth Lewis Method, 2009
Mogador – Sweet Liberty (06:24) from All I Am Is Of My Own MaKing, 2010
Tin Spirits – …And Go (08:35) from Wired to Earth, 2011
North Atlantic Oscillation – Savage With Barometer (05:34) from Fog Electric, 2012
Mr. So & So – Apophis (06:44) from Truths, Lies & Half Lies, 2013
Arch Garrison – O Sweet Tomorrow (04:59) from I Will Be a Pilgrim, 2014
Public Service Broadcasting – Go! (04:13) from The Race For Space, 2015
Karmakanic – Steer by the Stars (04:22) from DOT, 2016
Human Pyramids – Shaking Hands (04:35) from Home, 2017

Mothertongue – Mal De Mer (03:22) from Where The Moonlight Snows, 2018
Trojan Horse – The Modern Apothecary (06:34) from Fukushima Surfer Boys, 2017
We Are Kin – no evil (04:58) from ...and I know…, 2016

Mini-Interview – Dan Zambas
Frank Zappa – Inca Roads (08:20) from The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life, 1991
Nine Inch Nails – Shit Mirror (03:06) from Bad Witch, 2018
S U R V I V E – A.H.B. (04:25) from RR7349, 2016

Jet Black Sea – The Overview Effect (35:49) from The Overview Effect, 2018

 Posted by at 10:27 pm
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

 

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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

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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

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