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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