THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #326  (Progressive Infinite Regress)

How do you depict the state of the world with music?

1. The DJ shuts up and lets the music do the talking.

2. The listeners make their own conclusions about what the music is saying to them (without being offended).

3. Everyone allows everyone else to have their own opinions.

4. Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat…

Easy, right?  We’ll see…

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Tribal Tech – “The Big Wave” from Illicit on Bluemoon Recordings (1992)
  • Barry Cleveland – “Warning” from Hologramatron on MoonJune Records (2010)
  • Steve Howe – “Turbulence” from Turbulence on Relativity (1991)
  • Steven Wilson – “Don’t Hate Me” from 4-1/2 on Kscope (2015)
  • Brand X – “Hate Zone” from Morrocan Roll on Charisma (1977)
  • Black Sabbath – “Killing Yourself to Live” from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on Warner Brothers (1973)
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Gunman” from Them Crooked Vultures on Interscope Records (2009)
  • Tin Men and the Telephone – “Autonomous Weapons” from World Domination Part One: Furie on Roem Records (2018)
  • October Equus – “Trapped in the Sea Ice” from Permafrost on OctoberXart Records (2013)
  • Whalephant – “System of Behavior” from System of Behavior – Single on Independent (2015)
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – “The Study of Unintended Consequences” from Petrophonics on Cuneiform (2000)
  • AKKU Quintet – “Made in China” from Depart on 7dMedia (2019)
  • Ut Gret – “Infinite Regress” from Radical Symmetry on Independent (2011)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

Edition 171 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (391 in total) – first broadcast 18th August 2019, is now also available to listen to anytime. This edition is packed with melodic and synphonic progressive rock. Plus an exclusive interview with Hayley Griffiths, a CD Giveaway to win the new Lazleitt album, and the latest review from The Progressive Aspect which looks at the new one from Jon Anderson.

This Week’s Playlist

1 The Tea Club – Sinking Ship (If/When)
2 Thirteen of Everything – Life is Change (Our Own Sad Fate)
3 Echoes of Ilion – The Song of the Sea Peoples (The Horse EP)
4 Lazleitt – Gallows Hill Dossier 1 – Grace Sherwood (Perpetually Under Idle Grounds)
5 Coatsworth Hay – Wooden Box (A Matching Sense of Truth)
*** Hayley Griffiths Interview ***
6 Zio – X-Ray (Flower Torania)
7 Jon Anderson – Ramalama (1000 Hands)
8 Kaprekar’s Constant – The Nightwatchman (Depth of Field)
9 Quantum Pig – Keep the Nation Warm (Songs of Industry and Sunshine)
10 Sylvan – Shine (Home)
11 Budgie – Parents (Never Turn Your Back on a Friend)
12 Pink Floyd – See Emily Play (Piper at the Gates of Dawn)
13 Hatfield and the North – Underdub (The Rotters Club)
14 A2RK – Papillon Theme (Papillon EP)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

KRAZZ LOFT VINYL SHOW

Broadcast 18th August 2019

50th Anniversary Woodstock show

Larry Fine Woodstock Minute    
Woodstock Opener    
CBS New Walter Cronkite    

Looking Back on Woodstock

   
LIVE VOICE INTRODUCTION  
DAY 1 – FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 1969
1.   Stage Announcements Sounds of Woodstock built
2.   Freedom Richie Havens
3.   My Beautiful People Melanie
4.   Birthday Of The Sun Melanie
5.   Coming Into Los Angeles Arlo Guthrie
6.   Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man Joan Baez with Jeffrey Shurtleff
7.   Joe Hill Joan Baez
8.   Sweet Sir Galahad Joan Baez
BACK WRAP 1  
DAY 2 – SATURDAY AUGUST 16, 1969
9.   The Fish Cheer Country Joe McDonald
10.               I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag Country Joe McDonald
11.               Crowd Rain Chant
12.               Santana Soul Sacrifice
13.               Rainbows All Over Your Blues John Sebastian
14.               I Had a Dream John Sebastian
BACK WRAP 2  
15.               Woodstock Boogie Canned Heat
16.               Going Up The Country Canned Heat
17.               Blood Of The Sun Mountain
18.               Theme From An Imaginary Western Mountain
BACK WRAP 3  
19.               I’m A Farmer Max Yasgur
20.               Dance To The Music Sly & The Family Stone
21.               Music Lover Sly & The Family Stone
22.               I Wan To Take You Higher Sly & The Family Stone
23.               Saturday Afternoon Won’t You Try Jefferson Airplane
24.               Eskimo Blue Day Jefferson Airplane
25.               Volunteers Jefferson Airplane
26.               Back Wrap 4  
DAY 3 – SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 1969
27.               Messed Up Things At Woodstock  
28.               Stage Announcements Breakfast for 400,000
29.               With A Little Help From Me Friends Joe Cocker & The Grease Band
30.               Stage Announcement No Rain
31.               Rock & Soul Music Country Joe & The Fish
32.               Stage Announcements Woodstock News Update From Stage
33.               Going Home Ten Years After w/Alvin Lee
Back Wrap 5  
34.               Suite Judy Blue Eyes Crosby Stills & Nash
35.               Sea Of Madness Crosby Stills Nash & Young
36.               Guinevere Crosby Stills Nash & Young
37.               4 & 20 Crosby Stills Nash & Young
38.               Marrakesh Express Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Back Wrap 6  
39.               Everything’s Gonna To Be All Right The Butterfield Blues Band
40.               Love March The Butterfield Blues Band
Back Wrap 7  
41.               Frank Zappa’s unique insight on the 60’s  
42.               At The Hop Sha-Na-Na
43.               Jam Back At The House Jimi Hendrix
44.               Izabella Jimi Hendrix
45.               Get My Heart Back Together Jimi Hendrix
46. Star Spangled Banner & Purple Haze & Instrumental Jimi Hendrix
47.               NBC News Closer Frank Reynolds  
Back Wrap 8  
48.               Born To Be Wild (God’s Speed Peter Fonda) Steppenwolf
This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/inferno-sunn-interview/

Indianapolis based heavy metal trio Inferno Sunn has recently launched a debut EP ‘Fidelity’ with influences ranging from classic groups including Metallica, Rush, Pantera, Black Sabbath, and more. In an interview for Prog Sphere, Inferno Sunn talk about the EP, and more.

Define the mission of Inferno Sunn.

To create something unique, honest, and brutally heavy to give a breath of fresh air into the genre.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your new EP “Fidelity” and the themes it captures.

One of us would bring a few riffs to the table and we would jam them, and arrange them into a full song. As far as lyrics go, we always saved those for last. We would get together and try to come up with a theme for each song and once we had that, we would start working on the words themselves and how they fit in with the rest of the music.

Inferno Sunn - Fidelity

What is the message you are trying to give with “Fidelity”?

The overall theme that developed with this EP would be awareness. The EP starts off with Lost. In this song, the overall vibe is emptiness. Songs like Civil War and Propaganda War Machine tackle the more political side of our music. We use this to bring awareness to events happening in the world and in modern politics. Songs like Sick and Inferno Sunn put more light on mental health, addiction, and self awareness. Fidelity is almost like overcoming these issues and moving forward to something bigger. It definitely has a very triumphant vibe to it.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

We are lucky enough to have access to Protools and recording equipment to be able to quickly document what we are putting together.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Its mostly chronologically put together as far as when the songs were written but ended up working out with our theme.

Describe the approach to recording the EP.

We actually recorded the whole thing in our basement. As far as how it was recorded, we kept it raw and honest in the sense that we did not use pitch correction, quantizing, or samples for anything. A big part of our sound is just being old school with how we play and record.

Inferno Sunn

How long “Fidelity” was in the making?

We officially started working towards putting together an EP about a year ago. Back then it was just me (Sam) and Adam throwing riffs around and trying to come up with something cool but a lot of ideas ended up being thrown out or the riffs were saved for something in the future. It was really hard back then because we didnt have a drummer to be able to jam things out with, but once Tommy joined around January, things started moving way faster.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

The biggest influences for sure are Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Tool, and Alice In Chains just for a few.

What is your view on technology in music?

Its a great tool to help make recording easier and more accessible, but it shouldnt be a crutch for poor musicianship. There are a lot of bands that rely too heavily on backing tracks, pitch correction, and quantizing and it ends up making all of that music sound the same.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

We are trying to open peoples eyes towards some of the problems in the world and government as well as prove that music can still be evolved.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue making music and playing for people as long as we can as well as try to push the boundaries of what we can do as musicians.

Follow Inferno Sunn on Facebook.

The post INFERNO SUNN: Honest Brutality appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/inferno-sunn-interview/

Indianapolis based heavy metal trio Inferno Sunn has recently launched a debut EP ‘Fidelity’ with influences ranging from classic groups including Metallica, Rush, Pantera, Black Sabbath, and more. In an interview for Prog Sphere, Inferno Sunn talk about the EP, and more.

Define the mission of Inferno Sunn.

To create something unique, honest, and brutally heavy to give a breath of fresh air into the genre.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your new EP “Fidelity” and the themes it captures.

One of us would bring a few riffs to the table and we would jam them, and arrange them into a full song. As far as lyrics go, we always saved those for last. We would get together and try to come up with a theme for each song and once we had that, we would start working on the words themselves and how they fit in with the rest of the music.

Inferno Sunn - Fidelity

What is the message you are trying to give with “Fidelity”?

The overall theme that developed with this EP would be awareness. The EP starts off with Lost. In this song, the overall vibe is emptiness. Songs like Civil War and Propaganda War Machine tackle the more political side of our music. We use this to bring awareness to events happening in the world and in modern politics. Songs like Sick and Inferno Sunn put more light on mental health, addiction, and self awareness. Fidelity is almost like overcoming these issues and moving forward to something bigger. It definitely has a very triumphant vibe to it.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

We are lucky enough to have access to Protools and recording equipment to be able to quickly document what we are putting together.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Its mostly chronologically put together as far as when the songs were written but ended up working out with our theme.

Describe the approach to recording the EP.

We actually recorded the whole thing in our basement. As far as how it was recorded, we kept it raw and honest in the sense that we did not use pitch correction, quantizing, or samples for anything. A big part of our sound is just being old school with how we play and record.

Inferno Sunn

How long “Fidelity” was in the making?

We officially started working towards putting together an EP about a year ago. Back then it was just me (Sam) and Adam throwing riffs around and trying to come up with something cool but a lot of ideas ended up being thrown out or the riffs were saved for something in the future. It was really hard back then because we didnt have a drummer to be able to jam things out with, but once Tommy joined around January, things started moving way faster.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

The biggest influences for sure are Metallica, Slayer, Mastodon, Tool, and Alice In Chains just for a few.

What is your view on technology in music?

Its a great tool to help make recording easier and more accessible, but it shouldnt be a crutch for poor musicianship. There are a lot of bands that rely too heavily on backing tracks, pitch correction, and quantizing and it ends up making all of that music sound the same.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

We are trying to open peoples eyes towards some of the problems in the world and government as well as prove that music can still be evolved.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue making music and playing for people as long as we can as well as try to push the boundaries of what we can do as musicians.

Follow Inferno Sunn on Facebook.

The post INFERNO SUNN: Honest Brutality appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/tor-marrock-lets-make-love-in-the-dark-premiere/

Aberystwyth, Wales-based death/gothic metal act under the name Tor Marrock launched their third studio album titled The Concept of Self in 2018. Premiering today is a new video single for the song “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” exclusively via Prog Sphere.

Bassist and frontman Tor Marrock commented about the story behind the song: “It was a title I had in my head for a while, and whilst I was writing the album and the story was unfolding I knew the title would work for a piece of music that was doomy and gothic and it also became clear that a female voice was needed so the song became a duet with the model Liv Free.

He continued to say: “‘The Concept of Self’ album is a story with undertones of ritual, sexual,and sexual witchcraft along with self discovery and this song is definitely on the side of sensual and sexual.

About the challenge the band faced when working on the video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark,” Marrock said: “Mike from Downfall Records / Black Vulture Records saved the day. He does lyric videos and managed to salvage footage of the of the original shoot I did, as most of it was unusable as the lighting was so bad and I thought that all hope was lost. The song is such an integral part of the album we really wanted a video of it. Mike worked some magic and we have cool vid that lends to the atmosphere of the song. Thanks Mike.

Tor Marrock will continue to promote The Concept of Self throughout 2019, playing a few shows and releasing two more videos for the title song and “Summer in Italy.” The band will enter studio in 2020 to record their fourth album.

Watch a video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” below, and order the album from Downfall Records.

The post Exclusive: Watch New TOR MARROCK Video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/tor-marrock-lets-make-love-in-the-dark-premiere/

Aberystwyth, Wales-based death/gothic metal act under the name Tor Marrock launched their third studio album titled The Concept of Self in 2018. Premiering today is a new video single for the song “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” exclusively via Prog Sphere.

Bassist and frontman Tor Marrock commented about the story behind the song: “It was a title I had in my head for a while, and whilst I was writing the album and the story was unfolding I knew the title would work for a piece of music that was doomy and gothic and it also became clear that a female voice was needed so the song became a duet with the model Liv Free.

He continued to say: “‘The Concept of Self’ album is a story with undertones of ritual, sexual,and sexual witchcraft along with self discovery and this song is definitely on the side of sensual and sexual.

About the challenge the band faced when working on the video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark,” Marrock said: “Mike from Downfall Records / Black Vulture Records saved the day. He does lyric videos and managed to salvage footage of the of the original shoot I did, as most of it was unusable as the lighting was so bad and I thought that all hope was lost. The song is such an integral part of the album we really wanted a video of it. Mike worked some magic and we have cool vid that lends to the atmosphere of the song. Thanks Mike.

Tor Marrock will continue to promote The Concept of Self throughout 2019, playing a few shows and releasing two more videos for the title song and “Summer in Italy.” The band will enter studio in 2020 to record their fourth album.

Watch a video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” below, and order the album from Downfall Records.

The post Exclusive: Watch New TOR MARROCK Video for “Let’s Make Love in the Dark” appeared first on Prog Sphere.

Edition 101 Tales From the Tiger Moth

Broadcast 17th August 2019

Focus – Sylvia
Texle – Organic
Kinetic Element – Travelog
Tidehouse – Cartesian Diver
Grand Tour – Shadow Walking
King Crimson – Cirkus
Pendragon – Cirkus
Steven Wilson – Drive Home
L’Engoulevent – Les vieux trains
Max Bygraves – You’re A Pink Toothbrush
Callooh Callay – The Happening
Skylake – Prisoner
Corvus Stone – Early Morning Calls (With Sean Filkins & Phil Naro)
Tidehouse – Divider
A Formal Horse – The Dead Hand Talks In Braille
Kate Bush – Waking The Witch
Split Enz – I Got You
Texle – Kingmaker’s Parade
Arthur Askey – The Bee Song
Genesis – Deep In The Motherlode (live)

Edition 207 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!

Playlist:

Coheed & Cambria – Welcome Home (from Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness)
TTNG – Coconut Crab (from Disappointment Island)
Thank You Scientist – Mr. Invisible (from Stranger Heads Prevail)
Midas Fall – Bright Lights Will Harm No-one (from Eleven. Return And Revert)
Puppy – Black Hole (from The Goat)
Polyphia – Culture Shock (from Renaissance)
Sithu Aye – Set Course for Andromeda!!! (from Set Course for Andromeda)
Nordic Giants – Together (from Shine)
Battles – The Yabba (from La Di Da Di)
The Physics House Band – Teratology (from Horizons / Rapture)
Bossk – Relancer (from Audio Noir)
Toska – Congress (from Fire By The Silos)
Three Trapped Tigers – Engrams (from Silent Earthling)
Caspian – Arcs of Command (from Dust and Disquiet)
The Contortionist – Return to Earth (from Clairvoyant)
Carpenter Brut – Turbo Killer (from EP III)
Black Peaks – Glass Built Castles (from Statues)
The Ocean – Mesopelagic: Into the Uncanny (from Pelagial)
65daysofstatic – Retreat! Retreat! (from The Fall of Math)
Russian Circles – Milano (from Blood Year)
Sleep Token – The Night Does Not Belong To God (from Levitate)
The Algorithm – Fragmentation (from Compiler Optimization Techniques)
Cult of Luna – Passing Through (from Vertikal)
Meshuggah – Bleed (from ObZen)

On a rather wet afternoon on Skye, I thought I would take the opportunity to upload the podcast for The Ancient One Show No 115 ” Mixed Bag Vol 8″. !2 tracks of superb music from Canada, USA, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy and UK.

Playlist.

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Intro from The Immediate Collection, a 3CD boxset)
2 Spaceport Union – This Town Will Kill You/Nebula (single/ep 2019)
3 Erik Norlander – After The Revolution (The Galactive Collective 2010)
4 Phog – Ricochet (Evidence 2019)
5 Spleen Arcana – A Picture Of Two Lovers In The Mist (The Field Where She Died 2009)
6 Anton Roolaart – The Plight Of Lady Oona (The Plight Of Lady Oona 2014)
7 Hollow earth – Behind The Ivory Gate (Out Of 2019)
8 Synaesthesia – Time, Tension and Intervention (Synaesthesia 2014)
9 Galleon – Long Lonely Shadows (King Of Aragon 1995)
10 The Far Meadow – Travelogue (Foreign Land 2019)
11 Focus – Answers Questions Questions Answers (Focus III 1972)
12 La Torre Dell’Alchimista – Cerbero (Neo 2007)
13 Hans Lundin – Narrow Escape (Recent 6 cd reissed 2019)
14 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as Outro from The Immediate Collection, a 3CD boxset)