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The Progressive Tracks Show #236 (Under The Radar), originally broadcast on Friday, November 17, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

An abundance of talent doesn’t always equate to wide recognition; the artists on this show are great examples of ‘talent flying under the radar’.   And while I can’t guarantee that all will be new to you, I can guarantee that you’ll find some new music to love.  So take a listen… and more importantly, support them!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Knells – “First Song” from Knells II on New Amsterdam
  • Herd of Instinct – “Drone Priest” from Drone Priest on Firepool Records
  • Spoke of Shadows – “Strata” from ii on Firepool Records
  • Heldon – “Perspective II (Baader-Meinhof Blues)” from Heldon IV: Agneta Nilsson on Cuneiform Records
  • Exovex – “Seeker’s Prayer” from Radio Silence on Innerlogue
  • The Knells – “Poltergeist” from Knells II on New Amsterdam
  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Soul Food” from Guilty Of Innocence on MRR
  • Spoke of Shadows – “The Creature’s Gaze” from ii on Firepool Records
  • Exovex – “Dead Reckoning” from Radio Silence on Innerlogue
  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Dream Diary Cadenza” from Guilty Of Innocence on MRR
  • Herd of Instinct – “Cosmos” from Drone Priest on Firepool Records
  • Amplifier – “Interstellar” from The Octopus on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

 

The Progressive Tracks Show #235 (Seasonal Transition), originally broadcast on Friday, November 10, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

The transition from Autumn to Winter often comes quickly… and harshly.  But there’s also much beauty and wonder that accompanies this change.  This week we’ll explore music to help ease your transition to the white, wet season.

PLAYLIST:

  • Michael Trew – “Vassagonia” from Waiting In The Wings on Natural Cut Records
  • Charlie Cawood – “The Divine Abstract: Echolalia” from The Divine Abstract on Bad Elephant Music
  • Charlie Cawood – “The Divine Abstract: The Earth’s Answer” from The Divine Abstract on Bad Elephant Music
  • Charlie Cawood – “The Divine Abstract: Fearful Symmetry” from The Divine Abstract on Bad Elephant Music
  • Charlie Cawood – “The Divine Abstract: The Western Lands” from The Divine Abstract on Bad Elephant Music
  • The Moody Blues – “The Day Begins” from Days of Future Passed (Remastered 2017) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Deep Limbic System – “Orison” from The Embryo on Independent
  • The Moody Blues – “Evening” from Days of Future Passed (Remastered 2017) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Michael Trew – “In the Fields Where the Silence” from Waiting In The Wings on Natural Cut Records
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “Hygge” composed by Peter Jones from The Depths Of Winter on White Knight Records
  • D.F.A. – “Vietato Generalizzare” from 4th on Moonjune Records
  • Marbin – “Crystall Bells” from Marbin on Moonjune Records
  • Charlie Cawood – “Apotheosis” from The Divine Abstract on Bad Elephant Music
  • The Moody Blues – “The Night (including Nights in White Satin)” from Days of Future Passed (Remastered 2017) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The Progressive Tracks Show #234 (Life Ch-ch-ch-Changes), originally broadcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

I was running out of time to think of an appropriate theme for this week’s show, when I discovered an old file labeled “Spare Tracks”.  When I looked closely, I found this jumble of music fit like pieces of a puzzle to describe some of the important changes in my life.  Talk about weird!   But it resulted in a show that I think you’ll enjoy.

PLAYLIST:

  • Guthrie Govan – “Wonderful Slippery Thing” from Erotic Cakes on JTC Records
  • Angra – “The Shadow Hunter” from Temple of Shadows on Angra
  • Lighthouse – “One Fine Morning” from One Fine Morning on ole
  • Symphony X – “The Accolade” from The Divine Wings of Tragedy (Special Edition) on Knife Fight Media/Symphony X
  • Kingbathmat – “Superfluous” from Overcoming the Monster on Stereohead Records
  • DeeExpus – “Me and My Downfall” from King of Number 33 on earMUSIC
  • White Witch – “Don’t Close Your Mind” from White Witch on PCLC Capricorn
  • Threshold – “That’s Why We Came” from March of Progress on Nuclear Blast
  • Patrick Moraz – Intermezzo & Indoors from  The Story of I  on Floating World
  • Sound of Contact – “Closer to You” from Sound of Contact on  Inside Out Music
  • Don Caballero – “Fire Back About Your New Baby’s Sex” from American Don on Touch and Go Records
  • Guilt Machine – “Perfection?”  from On This Perfect Day on  Mascot

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The Progressive Tracks Show #233 (Descent Into Madness… A Halloween Tale), originally broadcast on Friday, October 27, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Not just Halloween music… but music that tells a Halloween story about someone you may know quite well.  This is one to really listen to with the lights off… just make sure to come back to reality after the final track!

PLAYLIST:

  • Kingbathmat – “Fantastic Freak Show Carnival” composed by John Bassett from Fantastic Freak Show Carnival on Stereohead Records
  • Jono – “Man of Misery” from Silence on Jono Music
  • Sonus Umbra – “Doppelganger” from Snapshots from Limbo on Moonchild
  • Major Parkinson – “Beaks of Benevola” from Twilight Cinema on Degaton Records
  •  Jason Rubenstein – “Frankenstein On the Red Line” from New Metal from Old Boxes on Tonecluster Music
  • Major Parkinson – “Sanity Fair” from Major Parkinson on Degaton Records
  • Chelsea Wolfe – “Carrion Flowers” from Abyss on Sargent House
  • Corvus Stone – “Scary Movie Too” from Corvus Stone Unscrewed on Corvus Stone
  • Gideon Freudmann – “Escape to the Asylum” from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari on Octagon Records
  • Midday Veil – “Universes” from This Wilderness on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
  • Human Ottoman – “Demon Yard Sale” from  Power Baby on Independent
  • Halloween – Le Proces (The Trial) from Merlin on Musea
  • Subrosa – “The Usher’ from More Constant Than The Stars on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The Progressive Tracks Show #232 (How The World Turns), originally broadcast on Friday, October 20, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

This week’s show features some independent artists, some brand new music, and celebrates another Golden Tracks album on its 50th anniversary…  all in the context of the real world, and a real Prog World tragedy.

Find out how you can help!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Mothers of Invention – “Plastic People” from Absolutely Free on Verve
  • Marquette – “Mass Hysteria” from Human Reparation on Achim Wierschem, Markus Roth
  • Thumpermonkey-  “Garmonbozia” from Electricity – EP on Rockosmos
  • Strattman – “The Scene of the Crime” from The Lie of the Beholder (feat. Nick D’Virgilio) on 10T Records
  • Strattman – “Detonation” from The Lie of the Beholder (feat. Nick D’Virgilio) on 10T Records
  • The Mothers of Invention – “Vegetable Suite: Call Any Vegetable” from Absolutely Free on Verve
  • The Mothers of Invention – “Vegetable Suite: Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin” from Absolutely Free on Verve
  • The Mothers of Invention – “Vegetable Suite: Soft-Cell Conclusion” from Absolutely Free on Verve
  • Wucan – “Wie die Welt sich dreht (How The World Turns)” from Reap the Storm on Haensel & Gretel
  • Little Atlas – “At the End of the Day” from Automatic Day on 10T Records
  • Strattman – “A Better World” from The Lie of the Beholder (feat. Nick D’Virgilio) on 10T Records
  • Wucan – “Ebb & Flute/The Eternal Groove” from Reap the Storm on Haensel & Gretel
  • Thumpermonkey – “Woodscrivened” from Electricity – EP on Rockosmos
  • Marquette – “The Mirror” from Human Reparation on Achim Wierschem, Markus Roth

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The Progressive Tracks Show #231 (In A ProgTracks Mood), originally broadcast on Friday, October 13, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

After being challenged by a listener to ‘lighten up’, dump the gloom, and become more cheerful… I do my best, while playing some independent artists, new music, and another Golden Tracks album that is turning 50.

Listen in to see if I can actually do it!

PLAYLIST:

  • Anathema – “32.63N 117.14W” from The Optimist on Kscope
  • Anathema – “Leaving it Behind” from The Optimist on Kscope
  • Dixie Dregs – “Travel Tunes” from What If on PCLC Capricorn
  • The Nice – “Flower King of Flies” from The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack on Charly Records
  • Protean Collective – “Myopic” from Collapse on Protean Collective.
  • Nevesis – “Mind Control” from Pink Magnet Masters on 672225 Records DK
  • The Knells – “Sub Rosa” from Knells II on New Amsterdam
  • The Nice – “Dawn” from The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack on Charly Records
  • Trojan Horse – “The Shapes” from Fukushima Surfer Boys on Bad Elephant Music
  • Kalle Vilpuu – “Anomalies” from Silver Lining  on Guitar Laboratory
  • Lines in the Sky – “Ocean” from Parallel Travel on Faster Steps Records
  • Protean Collective – “Shadows” from Collapse on Protean Collective
  • Kalle Vilpuu – “Trappings” from Silver Lining on Guitar Laboratory
  • The Nice – “Rondo” from The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack on Charly Records
  • Lines in the Sky – “Element 115” from Parallel Travel on Faster Steps Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The Progressive Tracks Show #230 (Beginnings… Endings… and Continuations), originally broadcast on Friday, October 6, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

The show’s title really says it all; we’ll explore tracks that represent the start, the end, or the continuing content of various artists in the Prog World.

PLAYLIST:

  • Trojan Horse “How You Gonna Get By?” from Fukushima Surfer Boys on Bad Elephant Music
  • Little Barrie “Better Call Saul” from Death Express on Hostess Entertainment
  • Can “Sing Swan Song” from Ege Bamyasi on Spoon Records
  • Christian Vander “Mala Welekaahm (Incantation)” from Tristan Et Yseult on Barclay
  • Pink Floyd “Pow R. Toc H.” from The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on Columbia/Legacy
  • The Emerald Dawn “Stranger in a Strange Land” from Visions on World’s End Records
  • Pink Floyd “Interstellar Overdrive” from The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on Columbia/Legacy
  • Trojan Horse “The Modern Apothecary” from Fukushima Surfer Boys on Bad Elephant Music
  • Colin Tench Project “See How She Runs (Through The Fields Of Wheat)” from Minor Masterpiece on Independent
  • Can “Soup” from Ege Bamyasi on Spoon Records
  • Pink Floyd “Mathilda.” from The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on Columbia/Legacy
  • Soup “Nothing Like Home.” from Remedies on Crispin Glover Records
  • Magma “The Last Seven Minutes.” from Attahk on Seventh Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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