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Edition 243 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (463 in total), first broadcast 10 January 2021, is now also available to play anytime or download as a mp3 file.

Another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock, including the latest review from The Progressive Aspect which looks at the new live album from Flying Colors, and a chance to win a great new prog rock CD.

Here’s THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST

1 Galahad – Myopia (Following Ghosts)
2 Solstice – A New Day (Sia)
3 Submarine Silence – Undone (Did Swans Ever See God?)
4 Geof Whitely Project – Necromancer (Luna Ad Insaniam Convertunt)
5 Ellesmere – Endeavour (Wyrd)
6 Cirkus – Seasons (One)
7 Cirkus – When She Smiles (Cirkus V – Trapeze)
8 Flying Colors – Peaceful Harbor (Third Stage – Live in London)
9 Fairport Convention – Sacrifice (Fame and Glory)
10 Fairport Convention – Castle Rock (Fame and Glory)
11 Andres Guazzelli – Hyperactivity (Atypical & A Year in the Revolution 2020 (MRR Compilation) )
12 Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerus – Storm Surge (Single & A Year in the Revolution 2020 (MRR Compilation) )
13 Harlequin Reborn – Harlequin at Twilight (Harlequinade)
14 Electric Sandwich – I Want You (Electric Sandwich)
15 Riven Earth – A New Day (Space of Time)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

The PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR SHOW 2020, featuring the results of the listeners poll held during the month of December to nominate their five favourite progressive rock albums of the year, is now also available to listen to anytime or download as a mp3 file. On this show, you can hear tracks from the top ten albums, a countdown of the whole top 30, and honourable mentions for every one of the 109 albums nominated by 117 listeners.

If you don’t want to know the results in advance, just skip quickly to the bottom of the page and click play (or you can download it if preferred).

THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2020

1 Abel Ganz – The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity

2 Pendragon – Love Over Fear

3 Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep

4 John Holden – Rise and Fall

5 Lunatic Soul – Through Shaded Woods

6 Gazpacho – Fireworker

7 Magenta – Masters of Illusion

8 Fish – Weltschmerz

9 Chimpan A – The Empathy Machine

10 Pure Reason Revolution – Eupnea

11 Amanda Kim Sanderson – Time and Tide
12 Motorpsycho – The All Is One
13 Verulium – Herald The New Age
14 The KAOS Collective – Distant Shimmering Light
15 Tiger Moth Tales – The Whispering of the World
16 Rick Wakeman – The Red Planet
17 The Flower Kings – Islands
18 I Am The Manic Whale Things Unseen
19 The Tangent – Auto Reconnaissance
20 Millenium – The Sin
21 Pattern Seeking Animals – Prehensile Tales
22 Fish on Friday – Black Rain
23 Kansas – The Absence of Presence
24 Long Earth – Once Around the Sun
25 Dyble Longdon – Between a Breath and a Breath
26 Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Nostalgia for Infinity
27 Jargon – The Fading Thought
28 Airbag – A Day at the Beach
29 Lazuli – Le Fantastique Envol de Dieter Bohm
30 JPL – Sapiens

Scottish progressive rock band ABEL GANZ have topped the annual Prog Mill Listeners Album of the Year poll for 2020 with their superb album ‘The Life of the Honeybee and Other Moments of Clarity’.

The show’s listeners were asked during December to submit their top 5 albums of the year lists, with each number 1 receiving 5 points, number 2 getting 4pts etc..

Show presenter Shaun Geraghty said “It became a two horse race between Abel Ganz and Pendragon (who came second with their album ‘Love Over Fear’), it was neck and neck for much of December with Abel Ganz pulling away in the last few days”. These two albums both received more than twice as many votes as any other album. This is the ninth Prog Mill listeners Album of the year, with Kaprekars Constant taking the title last year with ‘Depth of Field’.

This year, 117 listeners voted, nominating 109 albums.

Here is the top 30

THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2020

1 Abel Ganz – The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity

2 Pendragon – Love Over Fear

3 Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep

4 John Holden – Rise and Fall

5 Lunatic Soul – Through Shaded Woods

6 Gazpacho – Fireworker

7 Magenta – Masters of Illusion

8 Fish – Weltschmerz

9 Chimpan A – The Empathy Machine

10 Pure Reason Revolution – Eupnea
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11 Amanda Kim Sanderson – Time and Tide
12 Motorpsycho – The All Is One
13 Verulium – Herald The New Age
14 The KAOS Collective – Distant Shimmering Light
15 Tiger Moth Tales – The Whispering of the World
16 Rick Wakeman – The Red Planet
17 The Flower Kings – Islands
18 I Am The Manic Whale Things Unseen
19 The Tangent – Auto Reconnaissance
20 Millenium – The Sin
21 Pattern Seeking Animals – Prehensile Tales
22 Fish on Friday – Black Rain
23 Kansas – The Absence of Presence
24 Long Earth – Once Around the Sun
25 Dyble Longdon – Between a Breath and a Breath
26 Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Nostalgia for Infinity
27 Jargon – The Fading Thought
28 Airbag – A Day at the Beach
29 Lazuli – Le Fantastique Envol de Dieter Bohm
30 JPL – Sapiens

Edition 241 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (461 in total), first broadcast 27 December 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download as a mp3 file. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Also in this week’s show, Leo Trimming of The Progressive Aspect reviews both Tiger Moth Tales releases from 2020, you can test your knowledge of the world of progressive rock in our fun, quick fire quiz ‘How Proggy Are You?!’, and we reveal the winner of last week’s CD Giveaway.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Moon Safari – Heartland (Lovers End)
2 Habitants – Morgen (Single)
3 Millenium – Sloth (The Sin)
4 Tiger Moth Tales – Still Alive (Still Alive)
5 Marathon –Amelia (Mark Kelly’s Marathon)
6 Mad Crayon – Evening Comes (Drops)
7 Forceland – The Path to Uncertainty (Driven Pace)
8 Tim Hunter – The Hole of Horcum (The North Yorkshire Variations)
9 Tirian Flame – The Adventures of a Lightening Chaser (Tirian Flame)
10 Tiger Moth Tales – Quiet Night (The Whispering of the World)
11 Hats Off Gentlemen Its Adequate – Callisto Cuddle Sponge (Feeling Great)
12 The Man From Ravcon – This Means War (Single)
13 Happy The Man – On Time As a Helix of Precious Laughs (Happy The Man)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

Join me next Sunday for THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR SHOW!

Santa Claus playing a red electric guitar with christmas ornament hanging on it isolated over white

Edition 240 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (460 in total) – which is The Christmas Show. First broadcast 20 December 2020, is now also available to listen to any time you like or download as a mp3. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This week’s show contains two reviews (with tracks) from The Progressive Aspect with of this years superb albums by Pure Reason Revolution and Lunatic Soul. Our fun, quick fire quiz ‘How Proggy Are You’, and a chance to win a great folk/prog album from Anandammide. Plus your proggy music suggestion and a smattering of prog festive tunes too.

Here’s this week’s playlist (if you don’t want to know in advance – just scroll to the bottom!)

1 Kaprekar’s Constant – All You Wish Yourself (Single)
2 Third Quadrant – One Day (Single)
3 Riven Earth – Upside Down (Space of Time)
4 Anandammide – Lady of the Canyon (Earthly Paradise)
5 Ms Amy Birks – Christmas With You This Year (Single)
6 Hawkestrel – Jingle Bells (SpaceXmas)
7 Pure Reason Revolution – Silent Genesis (Eupnea)
8 Mike Oldfield – In The Beginning/Let There Be Light (The Songs of Distant Earth)
9 Vangelis – So Long Ago – So Clear (Heaven & Hell)
10 Jethro Tull – We Five Kings (The Jethro Tull Christmas Album)
11 Rick Wakeman – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas Variations)
12 Lunatic Soul – Summoning Dance (Through Shaded Woods)
13 The Fyreworks – Stowaway (The Fyreworks)
14 Kayak –Ruthless Queen (Phantom of the Night)
15 Marillion – The Carol of the Bells (A Collection of Recycled Gifts)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

And DON’T FORGET – voting for the Prog Mill listeners album of the year closes midnight UK time 31 December, send your top 5 album listing in if you haven’t already!

The Prog Mill edition 239 for Progzilla Radio (459 in total), first broadcast 13 December 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. This edition includes THE ROB REED SPECIAL – a 90 minute look through the music of the glittering career of the Welsh prog musical maestro with tracks from many of his different band and solo projects, compiled by, and including album reviews by Leo Trimming of the Progressive Aspect.

Here’s the Playlist

1 Magenta – Glitterball (Chameleon)
2 Cyan – Home (The Creeping Vine)
3 Magenta – The Rose (The Masters of Illusion)
4 Kiama – Cold Dark Heart (Sign of IV)
5 Robert Reed – Sanctuary II part 2 (Edit) (Sanctuary II)
6 Robert Reed – Gatherings at Farewell Places (Cursus 123 430)
7 Les Penning & Robert Reed – Amaryllis (Return to Penrhos)
8 Kompendium – Beneath The Waves (Beneath the Waves)
9 Chimpan A – Stars (The Empathy Machine)
10 Rob Reed/Steve Hackett/David Longdon etc – Spectral Mornings (Progzilla Mix)
11 Magenta – The White Witch Finale (Live) (Another Time, Another Place)
12 Magenta – Wondrous Stories (Single)

Plus later on…

13 Checking for Echo – Stillborn (Life & Other Short Stories)
14 Downes Braide Association – Love Among The Ruins (Halcyon Hymns)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

Edition 238 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (458 in total), first broadcast 6 December 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This edition also includes a MINI NORWAY SPECIAL, compiled by and including spoken album reviews by Leo Trimming of The Progressive Aspect, featuring some of the finest progressive rock albums to come out of Norway during 2020.

Here’s THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST

1 John Hackett – Broken Glass (The Piper Plays His Tune)
2 Anandammide – Earthly Paradise (Earthly Paradise)
3 Nad Sylvan – When The Music Dioes (The Bride Said No)
4 Grumblewood – The Minstrel (Stories of Strangers)
5 Rain – Dandelion (Singularity)
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Mini Norway Special (Compiled by and with reviews by Leo Trimming of the Progressive Aspect)

6 Motorpsycho – The All Is One (The All Is One)
7 Wobbler – By The Banks (Dwellers of the Deep)
8 Airbag – Sunsets (A Day at the Beach)
9 Gazpacho – Hourglass (Fireworker)
10 Gazpacho – Fireworker (Fireworker)

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11 MJD – A Fairy Tale (Electric Fantasy)
12 Great Wide Nothing (Stars Apart (Hymns for Hungry Spirits Vol 1)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Next week’s show will include a TPA mini special featuring the music of ROB REED with tracks from Magenta, Chimpan A, Cyan, Kompendium and his own Cursus 123 430 solo album.

Progzilla Radio weekly show THE PROG MILL has opened voting for the PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2020. The ninth time this has been held by the show, which started in 2011.

Listeners are asked to submit a list of their five favourite progressive rock albums released during 2020, with their number 1 being awarded 5 points, down to 1 for their 5th choice. The votes will be counted up after the closing date of Midnight UK time on 31 December, and will be broadcast in a special results show at 10pm UK on Sunday 3rd January here on Progzilla Radio.

Presenter Shaun Geraghty said – “it will be interesting to see which album comes out top after a fantastic year of prog albums. 2020 has been a pretty rubbish year for obvious reasons but the music has been superb”

* Nominated albums should be progressive rock (or come under the general umbrella of prog) and have been released during 2020
* A minumum of 3 (but preferably 5) albums should be nominated for the votes to stand.
* Votes should be received by midnight UK time Thursday 31 December 2020.

You can email your votes to shaun@progzilla.com – or private message via facebook.com/theprogmill or twitter @shaunontheair

Last year’s poll saw the Kaprekar’s Constant album Depth of Field finishing top. The second time the band had won the award.

Edition 237 of THE PROG MILL from Progzilla Radio (457 in the life of the show), first broadcast 29 November 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime you like or download as a mp3. Another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock, including two reviews from The Progressive Aspect, as Bob Mulvey reviews the new Kimmo Porsti album Wayfarer, and Leo Trimming takes a listen to the superb Life of the Honeybee album from Abel Ganz. And another Prog Mill CD Giveaway with a chance to win the forthcoming new Naryan album The Withering.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Marathon – Puppets (Mark Kelly’s Marathon)
2 Millenium – Envy (The Sin)
3 Kaprekar’s Constant – The Night Watchman (Depth of Field)
4 Naryan – Now You’re Gone/IV (The Withering)
5 Kimmo Porsti – Heaven’s Gate (Wayfarer)
6 Julius Project – Clouds Pts 1 and 2 (Cut The Tongue)
7 Mainhorse – Pale Sky (Mainhorse)
8 Sylvan – The Colours Changed (Posthumous Silence)
9 Abel Ganz – Sepia and White (The Life of the Honeybee and Other Moments of Clarity)
10 Windchase – Glad to be Alive (Symphinity)
11 Earth and Fire – Storm and Thunder (Song of the Marching Children)
12 Naryan – Hear Me Now (The Withering)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

Edition 236 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (456 in total), first broadcast 22 November 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download as a mp3 file.

As usual we bring you another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock, plus this weeks review from The Progressive Aspect in which Mel Allen takes a listen to the latest Motorpsycho album, and our fun quick fire quiz where we ask… “How Proggy Are You?!”

Here’s this week’s playlist (just scroll straight to the bottom and press play or download if you don’t want to know in advance!)

1 Millenium – Pride (The Sin)
2 The Adekaem – The Tightrope Walker (Exile EP)
3 Violent Silence – Lunar Sunrise (Twilight Furies)
4 Naryan – The End/You Are The One (The Withering)
5 IT – The Working Man (Live at Progdreams VIII)
6 Phil Doran – Hit The Sky (Into the Unknown)
7 Heads in the Sky – Three Isle My Land (Heads in the Sky)
8 Motorpsycho – N.O.X. – 1 Circles Around the Sun Pt 1 (The All Is One)
9 Geof Whitely Project – Frozen Innocence (Luna Ad Insania Convertunt)
10 Gregorian Rock – Caelum/Who Rides The Clouds (Atmosphere)
11 Pallas – Atlantis (The Sentinel)
12 Synaesthesia – Noumenon (Synaesthesia)
13 Red Bazar – Ride on a Wing (Connection 2020)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

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

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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