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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #356 (The Apology Show)

Mistakes are seldom…er, often made during the making of this show. Bands are also played at a later date than (I think) they should be. For both of these shortcomings, I apologize.

But wrongs can be ‘righted’. Let’s try to do that.

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 200 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #355 (An Inner Journey)

Another one of my nebulous theme shows, this time about transformation.

If that’s what you get out of it, of course.

Otherwise it might be about planting rutabagas and watching them grow.  

PLAYLIST:

  • Kilgore Trout – “Lizard Dog Suite” from Kilgore Trout on KGT Enterprises (1995)
  • U SCO – “/” from NEST on Independent (2012)
  • Heyoka’s Mirror – “Asylum” from Asylum – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Lusud-Khan” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Call of Kali” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “Burning All We See” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Seven Steps To The Green Door – “The Empty Room:  The Realization” from The?Book on Progressive Promotions Records (2011)
  • Hanford Flyover – “Here Now” from Here Now – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Shaman Rock” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “The Host That I Create” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – I. The Village” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – II. The Battle” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – III. The Journey” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – IV. The Return” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 200 podcasts now!).

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That ‘other’ entity at which I present over in the United Kingdom is celebrating 5 years on the Internet.  So all the Progzilla Radio DJ’s have created shows featuring the songs that hooked them on progressive rock, as well as some favorites from the past 5 years.  Even though I broke the rules… just a bit, this is mine.

Why celebrate Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday on KPTZ?

You might also ask: Why is a raven like a writing desk?  I haven’t the slightest idea!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Moody Blues – “The Morning:  Another Morning” from Days Of Future Passed on Deram (1968)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority on Columbia (1969)
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung” from Aqualung (SW Remaster) on Parlaphone UK (1971)
  • Pink Floyd – “Money (Remaster)” from The Dark Side Of The Moon on Pink Floyd Records (1973)
  • Yes – “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album(SW Remix) on Panegyric (1971)
  • Bent Knee – “Shiny Eyed Babies” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Bent Knee – “Way Too Long” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Naked Truth – “Rapid Fire” from Avian Thug on RareNoise Records (2015)
  • Amoeba Split – “The Book Of Days” from Second Split on Azafrán Media (2016)
  • Bubblemath – “Avoid The Eye Candy” from Edit Peptide on Cuneiform Records (2017)
  • Dai Kaht – “Hertz Kömatt” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)
  • Loomings – “Sick Notes” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Loomings – “High Bar” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Amgala Temple – “The Eccentric” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records (2018)
  • Dai Kaht – “Zöbehr-Daï” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 200 podcasts now!).

Most importantly, SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST below, so you’ll have it delivered to your fingertips weekly! ˅˅˅˅˅˅˅˅

The Progressive Tracks Show #353 (A Space…Something)

What do you do when you have a lot of space-related music waiting to be played? You put it all in a show and pretend it tells a story.

Well…it might, y’know. 

PLAYLIST:

  • Hibernal – “The Emptiness” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • Aton Five – “A Chain Of Events” from Solarstalgia on IndigoBoom (2018)
  • Orange Clocks – “Let Me Breathe” from Metamorphic on BEM (2020)
  • Spaceslug – “Trees Of Gold” from Reign Of The Orion on BSFD Records (2019)
  • Yuri Gagarin – “Oneironaut” from The Outskirts Of Reality on Sound Effect Records (2020)
  • Hibernal – “Canopy of Stars” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • The Spacelords – “Spaceflowers” from Spaceflowers on Tonzonene Records (2020)
  • Hibernal – “Beyond” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • Yuri Gagarin – “QSO” from The Outskirts Of Reality on Sound Effect Records (2020)
  • Mark Wingfield – “Mars Saffron” from Proof of Light on MoonJune Records (2015)
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Chasing Neon” from Nostalgia For Infinity on Independent (2020)
  • Orange Clocks – “Floating Temple” from Metamorphic on BEM (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #352 (All Sub-Genres Welcome Here)

Progressive Rock is broad and immersive. This show is no different.

Tune in… relax… enjoy!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Legendary Flower Punk – “Wabi Wu” from Wabi Wu on Independent (2020)
  • Moron Police – “Captain Awkward” from A Boat On The Sea on Mighty Jam Music Group (2019)
  • Angel Ontalva & Vespero – “Uwasa No Onna” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Psychotic Waltz – “Devils and Angels” from The God-Shaped Void on InsideOutMusic (2020)
  • Pure Reason Revolution – “Silent Genesis” from Eupnea on InsideOutMusic (2020)
  • Sunwatchers – “Sunwatchers vs. Toot Decay” from Oh Yeah?  on Independent (2020)
  • Metronhomme – “Acrobazie” from 4 on Independent (2019)
  • Spaceslug – “Beneath The Haze” from Reign of the Orion on BSFD Records (2019)
  • Upsilon Acrux – “Random Denouncement” from The Last Pirates Of Upsilon on Cuneiform Records (1999)
  • Angel Ontalva & Vespero – “Futari Kiri” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Mirkwood Spiders – “Psychonaut” from Heroes In Chaos on Independent (2019)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #351
(Doom at 50)

If you don’t know what this show is all about from the title… well it probably won’t help for me to explain.

Be sure to do some neck stretches before listening!

;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Isles of Mars – “Black Tongue” from Isles of Mars on Independent (2020)
  • Elephant Tree – “Fracture” from Elephant Tree on Magnetic Eye Records (2016)
  • Lochness – “Sea Weed” from Black Smokers on From The Urn (2019)
  • Black Sabbath – “A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Tombstone Eyes – “Solar Barge” from Land In The Sky on Akashic Records Unlimited (2020)
  • Black Sabbath – “Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/NIB” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Marijannah – “Pluto” from Istanah on Independent (2019)
  • Elephant Tree – “Surma” from Elephant Tree on Magnetic Eye Records (2016)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

Most importantly, SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST below, so you’ll have it delivered to your fingertips weekly! ˅˅˅˅˅˅˅˅

The Progressive Tracks Show #350
(Heroes… Old and New)

Fact: We’re sadly losing our classic Prog musical heroes.

Response: This week we pay tribute to one such hero, while looking to the future for new ones.

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Natural Science” from Permanent Waves on Mercury (1980)
  • Rush – “Subdivisions” from Signals on Mercury (1982)
  • Ángel Ontalva& Vespero – “A Sense Of Clarity” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 2” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Ed Wynne – “Glass Staircase” from Shimmer Into Nature on Kscope (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “La Compagnie” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “Djin Alzawat” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Mythic Sunship – “Ophidian Rising” from Changing Shapes on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 12” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Present – “Quatre-vingt Douze” from Triskaidekaphobie on Cuneiform Records (1989)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

Most importantly, SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST below, so you’ll have it delivered to your fingertips weekly! ˅˅˅˅˅˅˅˅

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The Progressive Tracks #349 (The Underexposed)​

It’s a reality in the progressive rock world that ‘getting heard’ is difficult…even if you’re really talented.

This week we’ll explore some artists who, in my opinion, deserve way more attention than they’re getting.  And you’ll benefit from the introduction!

PLAYLIST:

  • Jack O’ The Clock – “A Minor Disaster” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)
  • Smooth Kiwi – “Am I Asleep” from Am I Asleep – Single on Independent (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Sunrise” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Glimpse” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Sunburned Hand Of The Man – “Agitation Cycle” from Headless on Independent (2019)
  • The Boy, The Bird & The Beast – “Black Marble (Year 1)“ from The Boy, The Bird & The Beast on Independent (2015)
  • The Boy, The Bird & The Beast – “Who Am I (Year 2)“ from The Boy, The Bird & The Beast on Independent (2015)
  • Minami Deutsch – “I’ve Seen A U.F.O.” from With Dim Light on Guruguru Brain (2018)
  • Solar Corona – “Lumen” from Saint-Jean-de-Luz  on Independent (2019)
  • Minami Deutsch – “Concrete Ocean” from With Dim Light on Guruguru Brain (2018)
  • Sunburned Hand Of The Man – “The Great Hope” from Headless on Independent (2019)
  • Smooth Kiwi – “Fast Mystery” from Fast Mystery – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Oiseau” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Oiseau (Reprise)” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “A Matron” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “Numbers” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 180 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #348 (The Genre Neutral Show)

Progressive Rock’s sub-genres are tricky, and bands don’t always fall into neat little categories.

Such are the artists featured this week.

PLAYLIST:

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

And remember, you can access podcasts

 THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #347 (In Your Face…)

There IS harmony to be found in the dissonance…especially if it’s in your face (whether new or classic).

And while that may not be what you always listen to, shows like this provide an opportunity to stretch your progressive ‘aural muscles’.

So join me… and get to stretchin’!     ;o)

 

PLAYLIST:

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 180 podcasts now!).

Most importantly, SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST below, so you’ll have it delivered to your fingertips weekly! ˅˅˅˅˅˅˅˅