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This week’s Prog-Watch: a whole lot of great Progressive Rock variety! With music from Aisles, Paul Draper, Steve Hackett, Kaleidoreal, Glass Hammer, Octavarium, The Kentish Spires, and King’s X! Plus, The Paradox Twin on Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher!

537: Variety + The Paradox Twin on Progressive Discoveries

 

 

 

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Robert Berry of 3 and 3.2! Robert talks candidly about the formation of the original 3 (with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer) in the late 1980s, how he and Emerson came to resurrect the idea of the band, and the ordeal he faced in finishing the album following Emerson’s tragic death in 2016. Along the way, there will be plenty of great music…from the original 3, a few from Robert’s solo career, and of course a few from the new 3.2 album “The Rules Have Changed”!

536: In Conversation with Robert Berry of 3 and 3.2

On next week’s Prog-Watch my special guest is Robert Berry of 3 and 3.2! Robert talks candidly about the formation of the original 3 (with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer) in the late 1980s, how he and Emerson came to resurrect the idea of the band, and the ordeal he faced in finishing the album following Emerson’s tragic death in 2016. Along the way, there will be plenty of music…from the original 3, a few from Robert’s solo career, and of course a few from the new 3.2 album “The Rules Have Changed”!

Starts this Sunday on Progzilla Radio!

US band Crack the Sky have a career that goes back more than 40 years, when their first self-titled album was chosen by Rolling Stone as the Debut Of The Year. Since then they have had their ups and downs, but in recent years the band has reunited many of the original and classic members and continue to make their own quirky and catchy brand of progressive rock music. I spoke to John Palumbo, founder and principal composer of the band, a few weeks ago on the eve of the release of their new album Living In Reverse. This week’s Prog-Watch will consist of some of that interview, interspersed with lots of classics from the band’s past and a few from the new album.

Whether or not you have heard of Crack The Sky I hope you will join me! John is a unique character, and to see where his vision leads the band’s music is always interesting!

535: In Conversation with John Palumbo of Crack The Sky

 

Three more weeks had rolled by, so I was back at the helm of 101 Dimensions! Last week’s program was an eclectic collection (as usual) ranging from the more muscular sounds of Jason Rubenstein, to the classic electronic stylings of Tangerine Dream, and the more ambient motifs of Richard Barbieri and David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. Here’s the playlist if you want to follow along at home:

1. Jason Rubenstein – Consideration; and Acceleration (from the album Four Points Of Focus, 2018)
2. Space Debris – Phonomorph (from the album Space Rock – An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide, 2016)
3. The Firemen – Trans Lunar Rising; and 4 4 4 (from the album Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, 1993)
4. Tangerine Dream – Tear Down The Grey Skies; Genesis Of Precious Thought; and Electron Bonfire (from the album Quantum Gate + Quantum Key, 2018)
5. Electric Orange – Meals Of Confusion (from the album Space Rock – An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide, 2016)
6. Richard Barbieri – Nevada; Fear And Trembling; Light On Glass; and Drop Of Mercury (from the album Things Buried, 2004)
7. David Sylvian and Holger Czukay – Plight (The Spiralling Of Winter Ghosts) (from the album Plight And Premonition, 1988)

I hope you will join me!

Until next time…Prog On!

Tony

101 Dimensions – August 2018-2

 

Pure, wholesome variety is on tap for this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear fabulous new music from Argos, Circuline, Rausch, Jason Rubenstein, Gleb Kolyadin and Spock’s Beard! Plus not quite so new (but equally fabulous) stuff from Argent, Cardiacs, Peter Matuchniak, Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser, Isproject, Golden Earring & Michael Penn!

So come on…it’s certified 100% organic and soooo good for you!

534: Variety

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! My usual criteria apply: an EPIC must be over 10 minutes long; and we will hear one for each major decade of our favorite genre! This time we’ll hear music from The Flower Kings, Big Big Train, Southern Empire, Jethro Tull and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe!

I hope you will join me for some wonderful, modern rock symphonies!

 

533: Epix, Vol. 3