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Edition 216 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Flying Colors – Last Train Home (from Third Degree)
Dirt Poor Robins – But Never a Key (from Dead Horse, Alaska (Gold))
Cellar Noise – Our Last Dance (from Nautilus)
Ray Alder – Crown of Thorns (from What The Water Wants)
Cosmograf – Sharks (from Mind Over Depth)
Lee Abraham – Black (from Black And White)
Gentle Giant – The Advent Of Panurge (from Octopus)
Nektar – Desolation Valley/Waves (from A Tab in the Ocean)
Head with Wings – Goodbye Sky (from From Work to Shame)
Marillion – The New Kings. iv. Why Is Nothing Ever True (from F.E.A.R.)
Wishbone Ash – Number The Brave (from Number The Brave)
Yes – Machine Messiah (from Drama)
Black Bonzo – Lady Of The Light (from Lady Of The Light)
Astra – The Rising Of The Black Sun (from The Weirding)
Black Sabbath – The Thrill of it All (from Sabotage)
Deep Purple – You Keep On Moving (from Come Taste the Band)
Birdeatsbaby – Ghosts (from The Bullet Within)
Eivør – Vøka (from Larva)
Nosound – Wearing Lies On Your Lips (from Sol29)
The Pineapple Thief – Clapham (from 10 Stories Down)
The Mute Gods – Animal Army (from Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth)
Shineback – Passengers (from Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed)
The Darkness – Rock and Roll Deserves to Die (from Easter is Cancelled)

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Edition 210 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Arch/Matheos – Wrath of the Universe
Ivory Tower – The Offer
In Mourning – Yields of Sand
Hollow Haze – Destinations
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Multidimensional

That Was The Year That Prog: 2007
Redemption – Memory
Riverside – Cybernetic Pillow
Pain of Salvation – Scarsick
Symphony X – Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)

Epic at 11: Shadow Gallery – Ghostship (pts I – VII)

Angra – Lisbon
Galactic Cowboys – You Make Me Smile

Album of the Week: Leprous – Coal
The Cloak
The Valley

Threshold – Innocent

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Edition 215 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Voyager – Colours (from Colours in the Sun)
IQ – A Missile (from Resistance)
Zonder Wehrkamp – The Next Big Thing (from If It’s Real)
Knight Area – Freedom For Everyone (from D-Day)
The Fierce And The Dead – Spooky Action (live) (from Live USA 17)
The Sea Within – Broken Cord (from The Sea Within)
Strawbs – Tears And Pavan (from Bursting at the Seams)
King Crimson – Easy Money (from Larks’ Tongues In Aspic)
Rausch – Greener Grass (from Book II)
Enchant – The Great Divide (from The Great Divide)
Demon – Expressing The Heart (from Heart of Our Time)
King’s X – Summerland (from Gretchen Goes To Nebraska)
Gekko Projekt – Grains of Sand (from Reya of Titan)
The Treat – Anger Management (from Audio Verité/Deceptive Blends)
Kula Shaker – Peter Pan R.I.P. (from Pilgrim’s Progress)
Blackfield – October (from Blackfield V)
Jon & Vangelis – State Of Independence (from The Friends Of Mr. Cairo)
Genesis – Dodo/Lurker (from Abacab)
The Urbane – Hate My Radio (from Glitter)
Arena – Double Vision (from The Visitor)
Twelfth Night – Kings & Queens (from Art & Illusion)
Rush – Distant Early Warning (from Grace Under Pressure)
Gazpacho – Ghost (from Bravo)
Damian Wilson – Sent To You (from Let’s Start A Commune)
Barclay James Harvest – Child of the Universe (US single version (from Time Honoured Ghosts)

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Edition 209 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


The Vicious Head Society – Gods Of The New Age
Atlantean Kodex – He Who Walks Behind The Years (The Place Of Sounding Drums)
Astrosaur – Supervoid
Dreamscape – Clockwork
Wolverine – Into the Great Nothing

Epic at 11: Redshift – The Last Stand

Intervals – By Far and Away
Derek Sherinian – God Of War

Album of the Week: Savatage – Edge of Thorns

Edge Of Thorns
Conversation Piece
Degrees Of Sanity

Opeth – Face Of Melinda

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Edition 208 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


James LaBrie – Agony
Vanden Plas – The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Garde
The Contortionist – Follow
Foredoomed – Derelict Hours
Alcest – Protection

Epic at 11: Symphony X – Through The Looking Glass (pts. I-III)

Darkwater – All Eyes on Me
DGM – A New Day’s Coming

Album of the Week: Watchtower – Control and Resistance

The Fall of Reason
Mayday in Kiev
Control and Resistance

Between The Buried And Me – Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountain)

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Edition 214 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday (from Hotter Than July)
Big Big Train – Judas Unrepentant (from English Electric Part One)
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (from Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane)
Yes – Awaken (from Going For The One)
Genesis – Blood On The Rooftops (from Wind & Wuthering)
Peter Gabriel – Not One Of Us (from Peter Gabriel)
Supertramp – Fool’s Overture (from Even In The Quietest Moments)
The Moody Blues – Have You Heard (Pt. 1)/The Voyage/Have You Heard (Pt. 2) (from On The Threshold Of A Dream)
Man – Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (from Do You Like It Here Now… Are You Settling In?)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman: i. Prologue / The Education of a Gentleman, ii. Love At First Sight, iii. Letters from the Front, iv. Honourable Company (A March) (from Love Beach)
Eureka – In Search Of Relief (from Shackleton’s Voyage)
Unitopia – When I’m Down (from The Garden)
Alan Parsons Project – The Raven (from Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe))
Steve Hackett – Shadow of the Hierophant (from Voyage Of The Acolyte)
Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks (from Led Zeppelin IV)
Roy Harper – The Same Old Rock (from Stormcock)
The Carpenters – Goodbye To Love (from A Song For You)

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Edition 207 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Star One – Earth That Was
Alarion – Chains of the Collective
Unwritten Pages – In the Name of Ishmael
Ayreon – Into the Black Hole

Epic at 11: Headspace – The Science Within Us

Archangel – Misplaced Love
Acid Empire – Into the Void

Album of the Week: Threshold – Wounded Land

Sanity’s End

Maiden uniteD – Where Eagles Dare

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Edition 206 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


The Offering – Waste Away
Aeon Zen – The Treachery of Images
Dreadnought – It Took the Flood
Ark – Heal the Waters
Royal Hunt – Half Past Loneliness

Epic at 11: Tool – 7empest

Arch/Matheos – Neurotically Wired
The Contortionist – Ebb & Flow

Album of the Week: The Butterfly Effect – Begins Here

One Second of Insanity
Without Wings
Perception Twin

The Vicious Head Society – Agenda

Edition 213 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Bent Knee – Hold Me In (from You Know What They Mean)
Dirt Poor Robins – Skywriter (from Dead Horse, Alaska (RED))
Richard Henshall – Afterglow (from The Cocoon)
League of Lights – Kings and Queens (from In the In Between)
Opeth – Continuum (from In Cauda Venenum)
Marillion – This Town/The Rake’s Progress/100 Nights (from Holidays In Eden)
The Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein (from They Only Come Out at Night)
Blue Öyster Cult – Astronomy (from Secret Treaties)
Malady – Tiedon Kehtolaulu (from Toinen Toista)
Disperse – Message from Atlantis (from Living Mirrors)
Riverside – Acid Rain (from Wasteland)
Katatonia – Omerta (from Viva Emptiness (Anti-Utopian MMXIII Edition))
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Order of the Universe (from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe)
Magnum – How Far Jerusalem (from On A Storyteller’s Night)
Saga – Snake Oil/We Hope You’re Feeling Better (The Test) (from Generation 13)
Uriah Heep – Mistress Of All Time (Enlightened Woman) (from Sea of Light)
Mostly Autumn – Distant Train/Answer The Question (from Passengers)
Fish – Blind to the Beautiful (from A Feast of Consequences)
Circus Maximus – The Prophecy (from The 1st Chapter)
Dream Theater – Disappear (from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence)
Poem – Unique (from Unique)
Mother Turtle – Zigu Zigu (from Three Sides To Every Story)
Led Zeppelin – Babe I Gonna Leave You (from Led Zeppelin)

Edition 205 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Angra – War Horns
Parallel Dimension – Vanishing Illusion
Periphery – Satellites
Circus Maximus – Phasing Mirrors

Epic at 11: TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc – Lest We Forget (pts I to V)

Animals As Leaders – Tooth and Claw
Oh – Red Lion

Album of the Week: Pain of Salvation – The Perfect Element, Part I


Red Circuit – You Might Have Been Queen