Jul 112020

Back after a break! Here’s our review of the first half of 2020 – the oddest six months of most of our lives, but there’s been some great music released nonetheless. So, sucks to you, Covid-19!

Magenta – Reach For The Moon (09:27) from Masters Of Illusion, 2020
Chimpan A – It’s So Real (08:08) from The Empathy Machine, 2020
The Dowling Poole – Made In Heaven (03:49) from See You See Me, 2020
The Sunchymes – Masquerade (04:16) from The Sands Of Time, 2020
Glass Hammer – Cold Star (07:30) from Dreaming City, 2020
Offramp – Vertical Up (07:20) from Turbulence, 2020
CHEER-ACCIDENT – Plea Bargain (04:10) from Chicago XX, 2020
Magic Bus – New Day (05:14) from The Earth Years, 2020
Orange Clocks – Miles Away (06:22) from Metamorphic, 2020
Haken – The Strain (05:24) from Virus, 2020
Arabs in Aspic – Madness and Magic (06:48) from Madness and Magic, 2020
Dim Gray – The Wave We Thought We’d Ride Forever (04:38) from Flown, 2020
Lazuli – Mers lacrymales (05:04) from Le fantastique envol de Dieter Böhm, 2020
Caligula’s Horse – Valkyrie (05:09) from Rise Radiant, 2020
Hibernal – Deep Down (06:10) from Beyond, 2020
Notion Blue – Keeping Apart (05:41) from The Son, The Liar, and The Victor, 2020
I Am The Manic Whale – Build It Up Again (07:02) from Things Unseen, 2020
Zio – Erwin’s Opera (06:49) from Flower Torania, 2020
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Nostalgia For Infinity (07:00) from Nostalgia For Infinity, 2020
Paul Mallyon – Warning Shot (03:59) from Promise of Light, 2020
Once And Future Band – Andromeda (04:07) from Deleted Scenes, 2020
Haze – To Us All (09:21) from Back To The Bones, 2020

Progradar’s Picks
Pendragon – Truth And Lies (08:26) from Love Over Fear, 2020
Airbag – Into The Unknown (10:28) from A Day at the Beach, 2020
Abel Ganz – One Small Soul (05:52) from The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity, 2020
The Tangent – Life On Hold (05:34) from Auto Reconnaissance, 2020
Blue Rose Code – The Wild Atlantic Way (05:19) from Will Healings Of The Deepest Kind, 2020

Godsticks – Relief (05:04) from Inescapable, 2020
Psychoyogi – Sooner Than Now (04:16) from Dangerous Devices, 2020
Long Earth – Summer (07:41) from Once Around the Sun, 2020
Different Light – Two Faces (07:40) from Binary Suns (Part 1), 2020
Toundra – Akt VI (10:05) from Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, 2020
Pure Reason Revolution – Ghosts & Typhoons (08:46) from Eupnea, 2020
Jargon – Time Is Running Out (06:54) from The Fading Thought, 2020
Fren – Heavy Matter (06:24) from Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside, 2020
Kavus Torabi – Radio To Their World (04:10) from Hip To The Jag, 2020
Nick D’Virgilio – Where’s the Passion (06:50) from Invisible, 2020
The Bardic Depths – Depths Of Soul (06:40) from The Bardic Depths, 2020
Frost* – Exhibit A (05:35) from Others, 2020
Zopp – The Noble Shirker (09:19) from Zopp, 2020

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  One Response to “The European Perspective 280”

  1. Hi Wilf, I’m really enjoying the latest show, but I was puzzled by one inclusion: you mentioned that the new Cheer Accident album featured some members of Chicago, and I thought that was weird because I have a huge archive of Chicago’s music and I could not detect their presence ANYWHERE in that track, good as it was. So I googled over to the Cheer Accident website and found out that although most of the musicians involved in the project are from the city of Chicago, no members of the band Chicago took part. Understandable mistake, though. Chicago WERE a prog band in the Beginnings (pun intended).

    Prog on!

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