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Finally – proof that The Amazing Wilf is a puppet controlled by evil progressive rock reviewer, Martin Hutchinson.

Loadsa stuff – brilliant music, more additions to the Beginner’s Guide, and Martin and I waffle on about, well, progressive rock, mostly.


Thank You Scientist – Mr. Invisible (07:36) from Stranger Heads Prevail, 2016
Project RnL – Another One (07:09) from Internet Releases, 2016
Doracor – La Terra Tra Le Nuvole (07:34) from Passioni Postmoderne Di Un Musicista Errante…, 2016
Ben Craven – The Remarkable Man (05:01) from Last Chance To Hear, 2016
Jazz Q – Staresina (05:50) from Talisman, 2016
French TV – Gee, I Wish We Had One’a Them Doomsday Machines (07:44) from Ambassadors Of Good Health And Clean Living, 2016
Herd Of Instinct – Dybbuk (06:08) from Manifestation, 2016

Progradar’s Picks
The Pineapple Thief
– In Exile (05:13) from Your Wilderness, 2016
Shearwater – Pale Kings (04:13) from Jet Plane And Oxbow, 2016
Circuline – Who I Am (08:19) from Counterpoint, 2016

The Rube Goldberg Machine – The Captain’s Blackjack (03:36) from Fragile Times, 2016
N.y.X. – The Paper (Titles & Subtitles) (05:25) from The News, 2016
Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016
Bent Knee – Leak Water (04:41) from Say So, 2016
Different Light – All for You (04:26) from The Burden of Paradise, 2016
Not a Good Sign – Flying Over Cities (05:02) from From A Distance, 2015

Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Rock
Genesis
– The Cinema Show (10:41) from Selling England by the Pound, 1973
Pendragon – Oh Divineo (06:50) from The Jewel, 1985
Dream Theater – Beyond This Life (11:23) from Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory, 1999
Big Big Train – Victorian Brickwork (12:33) from The Underfall Yard, 2009
Echolyn – Past Gravity (07:11) from echolyn, 2012

Anima Mundi – Lone Rider (07:22) from I Me Myself, 2016
Syndone – Duro come la morte (05:54) from Eros & Thanatos, 2016
Motorpsycho – Lacuna/Sunrise (09:47) from Here Be Monsters, 2016
Yugen – As It Was (04:59) from Death By Water, 2016
Alex Carpani – Crystal Falls (06:08) from So Close. So Far, 2016
Cosmograf – The Uniform Road (07:20) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016
Tony Patterson – Pilgrim (05:21) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
Rikard Sjöblom – Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
Profuna Ocean – Ghost (05:10) from In Vacuum, 2016
Mike Keneally – Roll (06:23) from Scambot 2, 2016
Big Hogg – Duke of Shakespeare Street (04:00) from Big Hogg, 2015
Moetar – Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
Gandalf’s Fist – The Bewildering Conscience of a Clockwork Child (10:21) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016

"Can we listen to The European Perspective, Mum? Please? Pleeeeeease?" "Hush now dear, we need to into the river and swish our tails while doing a poo"

“Can we listen to The European Perspective, Mum? Please? Pleeeeeease?”
“Hush now dear, we need to into the river and swish our tails while doing a poo”

Back after a long break, with no excuse for absence, because I don’t really need one….

Anyway, lots of great new music, including the world premiere of a track from popular beat quartet We Are Kin‘s forthcoming album …and I know…, and also a Gandalf’s Fist-themed competition! You could win a copy of their fantastic triple-CD concept steampunk epic – but you’ll have to listen in to find out how!


  1. Knifeworld – High / Aflame (06:29) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
  2. Frost* – Heartstrings (06:21) from Falling Satellites, 2016
  3. Steve Thorne – Colours Of Torment (04:44) from Island Of The Imbeciles, 2016
  4. Oktopus – Worlds Apart (06:53) from Worlds Apart, 2016
  5. Big Big Train – Folklore (07:31) from Folklore, 2016
  6. Admirals Hard – Spanish Ladies (03:35) from Upon A Painted Ocean, 2016
  7. Kindred Spirit – Wolves at the Gate (06:56) from Phoenix Rising, 2016
  8. Profuna Ocean – Losing Ground (08:01) from In Vacuum, 2016
  9. Golden Caves – Bring Me to the Water (05:01) from Bring Me to the Water, 2016
  10. Sebas Honing – Flickering Heart (05:22) from The Big Shift, 2016
  11. Downriver Dead Men Go – Tides (07:16) from Tides, 2016
  12. Haken – 1985 (9:09) from Affinity, 2016
  13. Maglev – Judith (8:28) from Overwrite the Sin, 2016
  14. Anima Mundi – Train To Future (15:13) from I Me Myself, 2016
  15. Syndone – Qinah (06:10) from Eros & Thanatos, 2016
  16. Marco Ragni – Beltane (07:28) from Land Of Blue Echoes, 2016
  17. Mike Kershaw – Two Eyes (04:20) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
  18. We Are Kin – No Evil (04:58) from …and I know…, 2016
  19. Heliopolis – Take A Moment (09:28) from Epic at the Majestic: Live at RoSFest, 2016
  20. Paradigm Shift – Reunification (09:22) from Becoming Aware, 2016
  21. Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016
  22. David Foster – Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
  23. Thence – No One, Anyone, Be Someone (05:14) from We Are Left with a Song, 2016
  24. Bent Knee – EVE (09:12) from Say So, 2016
  25. Habu – Measure Of A Man (05:45) from Infinite, 2016
  26. Gandalf’s Fist – Fight for the Light (08:08) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016
  27. Knifeworld – The Germ Inside (04:47) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
  28. The Dowling Poole – One Hyde Park (04:37) from One Hyde Park, 2016
  29. Purson – The Sky Parade (05:16) from Desire’s Magic Theatre, 2016
  30. Airbag – Killer (09:18) from Disconnected, 2016
  31. Red Bazar – City And The Stars (08:35) from Tales From The Bookcase, 2016
  32. Alex Carpani – Crystal Falls (06:08) from So Close. So Far, 2016
  33. Lee Abraham – The Unknown (16:10) from The Seasons Turn, 2016