All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 134 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


The Trona Experience – The Last Recovery (from Helios + Selene)
Fractal Mirror – Silver (from Close to Vapour)
Scarlet INside – SAlly LEarns (from The Room of MUndane THings)
Major Parkinson – Lover, Lower Me Down! (from Blackbox)
Diablo Swing Orchestra – The Age Of Vulture Culture (from Pacifisticuffs)

Connect 4:
Ozzy Osbourne – Perry Mason (from Ozzmosis)
Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise (from Fragile)
Uriah Heep – Love In Silence (Know Yourself) (from Sea of Light)
David Bowie – Life on Mars? (from Hunky Dory)

Nightwish – Meadows of Heaven (from Dark Passion Play)

Jurassic Prog:
Pink Floyd – Time (from Dark Side of the Moon)
Jane – Waterfall (from Here We Are)

Jethro Tull – Farm on the Freeway (from Crest of a Knave)
Magnum – All England’s Eyes (from On a Storyteller’s Night)

Monsters of Progzilla:

The Tangent – The Winning Game (live)
Salem Hill – Evil One (live)
IZZ – Star Evil Gnoma Su (live)
Discipline – Canto IV (Limbo) (live)
Echolyn – Carpe Diem (live)
Blue Öyster Cult – Godzilla (live)

Rush – Madrigal (from A Farewell to Kings)

Edition 123 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Theory – The Art of Evil
TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc. – Chameleon
Devin Townsend Project – Stormbending
Soen – Sectarian
Red Circuit – Under the Sun

Live at 11: Dante live in Augsburg
Rearrangement Of The Gods (live)
Beautiful Again (live)
Ambitious (live)

X-Project Experiment – No Casual Insanity
WidekMusic – Satellite (feat. Owane & Paul Wardingham)

Album of the Week: Leprous – Bilateral
Mb. Indifferentia

Bad Salad – Deep Roots

Edition 133 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Shonen Knife – Jump into the New World (from Adventure)
Kikagaku Moyo / 幾何学模様 – Melted Crystal (from House in the Tall Grass)
Show-yen – Ominous Footsteps 2 (from Show-Yen)
Bi Kyo Ran – Prediction (from Parallex)
Kenso – Inei No Fue (from Kenso II)

Jurassic Prog:
Flower Travellin’ Band – Satori Pt 1 (from Satori)
Cosmos Factory – Maybe (from An Old Castle Of Transylvania)
Yonin Bayashi – Ping-Pong Dama No Nageki (from Ishoku-Sokuhatsu)

Ars Nova – Kali – Demolition and Massacre (from The Goddess of Darkness)
Providence – An Epilogue For Cajolement (from There Once Was A Night Of “Choko-Muro” The Paradise)
interpose+ – Koibumi (from Interpose+)
Electric Asturias – Castle in the Mist (from Fractals)
Naikaku – Resentiment (from Shell)
Yuukai Kenchiku – Redshift (from Redshift)

Monsters of Progzilla:

Biosphia – Sacred
Auto-Mod – Deathtopia
Mad Capsule Markets – W.O.R.L.D
444capsule – Control
Boom Boom Satellites – Push Eject
Buffalo Daughter – Li303ve

Gerard – 21st Century Schizoid Man (from Keyboard Triangle II)

Edition 122 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Atomic Symphony – Abyss
Between The Buried And Me – Condemned to the Gallows
Orphaned Land – The Cave
Abnormal Thought Patterns – Electric Sun
TesseracT – Dystopia

Live at 11: Leprous at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo on June 4th, 2016
Foe (live)
Acquired Taste (live)
The Valley (live)

Symphony X – The Damnation Game
Conception – And I Close My Eyes

Album of the Week: Skyharbor – Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
Illusion: Catharsis
Chaos: Insurrection
Illusion: Aurora

Arjen Anthony Lucassen‘s Star One – It All Ends Here

Edition 132 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Kino – The Dead Club (from Radio Voltaire)
Of Petra – Beautiful Illusions (from So Onto Itself)
In Lights – Om Namah Shivaya (from This is How We Exist)
The Adekaem – Green (from Sound Coloring)

Connect 4:
IQ – Red Dust Shadow (from Dark Matter)
arK – New Scientist (from Wild Untamed Imaginings)
Clive Nolan – The End Justifies The Means (from Alchemy)
Twelfth Night – Blue Powder Monkey (from XII)

Skyharbor – Halogen (from Guiding Lights)

Jurassic Prog:
Yes – Astral Traveller (from Time and a Word)
Walrus – Why? (from Walrus)

Thank You Scientist – Concrete Swan Dive (from Maps Of Non-Existent Places)
Yossi Sassi – Another Day In The Office (from Melting Clocks)

Monsters of Progzilla:

Cocteau Twins – Seekers Who Are Lovers (live)
Tears For Fears – Shout (live)
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting (live)
Pink Floyd – Young Lust (live)
Elbow – One Day Like This (live)
Genesis – Supper’s Ready (live)

Also Eden – Outside In (from It’s Kind Of You To Ask)

Edition 121 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


The Ocean Collective – Bathyalpelagic I: Impasses
Cynic – Humanoid
Cog – The Middle
Iris Divine – Taking Back The Fall
Cynthesis – Persistence of Visions

Live at 11: Savatage, Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan (November 12, 1994)
Castles Burning (live)
He Carves His Stone (live)
Jesus Saves (live)

Myrath – Other Side
Ark – Burn the Sun
Coheed and Cambria – Welcome Home
Scale the Summit – Dunes

Album of the Week: Cloudscape – Crimson Skies
Breach In My Sanity
And Then The Rain…

Day Six – Myriad Scars


Edition 131 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Playgrounded – Rotterdam (from In Time With Gravity)
Dandelion Charm – September (from Riding the Flood)
Necronomicon – Frühling in Fukushima (from Verwundete Stadt)
Weend’O – Angel Dust (radio edit) (from Time of Awakening)
Tonochrome – Border Crossings (from A Map in Fragments)

Connect 4:
Orphaned Land – Chains Fall to Gravity (from Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs)
Steve Hackett – Ace of Wands (from Voyage of the Acolyte)
Thin Lizzy – Don’t Believe A Word (from Johnny the Fox)
Magnum – Scared Hour (from Chase the Dragon)

Galbraith Group – Before the Dawn (from Time)

Jurassic Prog:
King Crimson – In The Wake Of Poseidon (from In The Wake Of Poseidon)
Cressida – Down Down (from Cressida)

Marillion – He Knows You Know (from Script For A Jester’s Tear)
Pink Floyd – When The Tigers Broke Free (single version)
The Dreaming Tree – Yours To Find (from Silverfade)
Josh & Co. Limited – The Appian Way (from Through These Eyes)

Monsters of Progzilla:

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla (live)
Joni Mitchell – Woman Of Heart And Mind (live)
Weather Report – Black Market (live)
Dirty Projectors – Useful Chamber (live)
Miles Davis Quintet – Directions (live)
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Trilogy (live)

Garrett Gleason – My Left. My Right (from Anchors)