Mar 242018

“If you play any more of that Scott Walker album, Trenwith, I’m showing you my arse”

Another selection of 21st century favourites this week, from notable progressive rock reviewer Roger Trenwith, of The Progressive Aspect fame. Some of Rog’s selections are a little more unusual than the norm, but that’s all part of the fun.

Also, a new release roundup, and Martin is back with Progradar’s Picks!

Was (Not Was) – Walk the Dinosaur (04:22) from What’s Up, Dog?, 1988

 Mother Turtle – Zea Mice part 1 – #Cornhub (08:07) from Zea Mice, 2018

Subsignal – Stars Don’t Shine (05:14) from La Muerta, 2018

Reformat – Zeldan Skies (04:59) from The Singularity, 2018

Anthony Phillips – Which Way The Wind Blows (05:52) from The Geese And The Ghost, 1977

Kate Bush – Mother Stands For Comfort (03:08) from Hounds Of Love, 1985

Pat Metheny Group – Phase Dance (08:03) from Travels, 1983

Cardiacs – Dirty Boy (08:55) from Sing To God, 1996

The European Perspective Top 250 – Roger Trenwith

King Crimson – The World’s My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum (06:24) from The ConstruKction of Light, 2000

North Sea Radio Orchestra – Vishnu Schist (05:49) from Dronne, 2016

Porcupine Tree – Lips Of Ashes (04:39) from In Absentia, 2002

Knifeworld – The Deathless (05:26) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016

Emmett Elvin – Dozy Phantoms (03:34) from Assault on the Tyranny of Reason, 2016

Robert Wyatt – Just a Bit (05:11) from Cuckooland, 2003

Scott Walker – Epizootics! (09:41) from Bish Bosch, 2012

No-Man – Photographs In Black And White (10:03) from Together We’re Stranger, 2003

Ulver – Glammer Hammer (04:50) from Atgclvlsscap, 2016

Van Der Graaf Generator – Man-Erg (live) (11:40) from Merlin Atmos Live Performances 2013, 2015

The Tangent – Titanic Calls Carpathia (16:36) from Comm, 2011

Sterbus – Dirty Boy (07:56) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Loyal Companion, 2010

The Watch – Masks (06:24) from Seven, 2017

Cornelius – Point Of View Point (03:54) from Point, 2001

Progradar’s Picks

Emperor Norton – Act III: Arrow (15:39) from Emperor Norton, 2018

Zombie Picnic – They See Science as Dangerous (09:10) from Rise of a New Ideology, 2018

Malady – Nurja puoli (22:58) from Toinen toista, 2018

The Fierce And The Dead – 1991 (04:26) from The Euphoric, 2018

Mothertongue – Sunset Rose (03:57) from Where The Moonlight Snows, 2018

Fractal Mirror – Book (04:27) from Close To Vapour, 2018

Tonochrome – Border Crossings (05:28) from A Map In Fragments, 2018

Pingvinorkestern – Free Fall (04:25) from Look – No Hands!, 2017

HeKz – Quetzlcoatl (06:08) from Invicita, 2018

Semisonic – I Wish (07:56) from All About Chemistry, 2001

Big Big Train – The Wide Open Sea (17:45) from Far Skies Deep Time, 2010

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  2 Responses to “The European Perspective 250.8”

  1. I have to say that this episode contains some of the most angular, awkward music I’ve ever heard, especially that silly song (I think it was called “Dirty Boy”) that appeared in an interminable chainsaw version and an acoustic version (in fairness though, the acoustic version was much more tolerable). No matter, I’ll keep listening. Where else these days am I going to get my ears stretched like this?

  2. FUN FOLLOWUP: I played both versions of “Dirty Boy” for my wife, and she liked them both. I suppose that shouldn’t surprise me too much; after all, she used to hang out with Stryper before they were famous. She thought both versions made sense, and she could easily imagine their inclusion in a Broadway musical of some kind. That is, up until we looked up the lyrics. We both would have been happier had we not done that.

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