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Progressive Tracks Show #383 (Size Doesn’t Matter)

This size of the band doesn’t matter…just the level of talent contained in the band.

We have much new music of all sizes to explore this week… including a WORLD PREMIERE!

  • Adult Cinema – “Flowers (Fallout Version) from Teaser Trailer on Illicit Recordings (2016)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Can of Worms” from The Host on StereoHead Records (2020)
  • Zolar Czack – “Night Call” from Rush in the Night Time on Independent (2020)
  • Terms – “Our Asbestos Mouths” from Asbestos Mouth on SKiN GRAFT Records (2020) ***WORLD PREMIERE***
  • Grex – “Jin’s Run” from Everything You Said Was Wrong on Geomancy Records (2020)
  • Atomic Vulture – “Water” from PolderRiffs – Volume 1 on Polderrecords (2020)
  • Lye By Mistake – “The Condition” from Fea Jur on Black Market Activities (2009)
  • Troker – “Puelbo de Brujos” from Pueblo de Brujos EP on Intolerancia (2011)
  • Onsegen Ensemble – “Stellar” from Fear on Svart Records (2020)
  • Reuter Motzer Grohowsky – “Burn to Aether” from Shapeshifters on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Uivo Zebra – “Abalo Sismico”  from Uivo Zebra on Bocian (2018)

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The podcast for THE PROG MILL PROGGY VAULTS SPECIAL – featuring progressive rock from the 60’s and 70’s, chosen by our proggy vaults correspondent Nigel Cliff in sunny Stourbridge, broadcast 27 September 2020, is now also0 available to stream anytime or download.

Here’s The Playlist

1 Alquin – Convicts of the Air (Mountain Queen 1973)
2 The Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs (The Velvet Underground 1967)
3 Faust – Picnic on a Frozen River (Faust IV 1973)
4 The Nice – Hang on to a Dream (Nice 1969)
5 Genesis – Looking for Someone (Trespass 1970)
6 Camel – Slow Yourself Down (Camel 1973)
7 Babe Ruth – Black Dog (First Base 1973)
8 Aphrodites Child – The Four Horsemen (666 1971)
9 Kansas – Apercu (Kansas 1974)
10 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Cloudy Eyes (Messin’ 1973)
11 Steve Hillage – Om Nana Shivaya (L 1976)
12 Strawbs – New World (Grave New World 1972)
13 Rick Wakeman – Anne of Cleves (The Six Wives of Henry VIII 1973)
14 Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink (title 1971)
15 Machiavel – Johan’s Brother Told Me (Machiavel – The Early Years 1976)
16 Celeste – Principe Di Un Giorno (Celeste 1976)
17 Mogul Thrash – Elegy (Mogul Thrash 1971)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

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

NEXT WEEK: Back to normal with your proggy suggestions and loads of brand new melodic & symphonic progressive rock!

 

Join us for half an hour of progressive rock-related chat, nay badinage, where we catch up with all the latest comings and goings in the world of Progzilla and all who sail in her, and play a few tunes too. This week we have music by The Flower Kings, IZZ, and Lowestoft’s finest Mr Jethro Tull.

KRAZZ LOFT VINYL SHOW

Broadcast 27th September 2020

Show 130

1.    Learning to Fly Pink Floyd
2.    Blowtorch Snowjob Phideaux
3.    Third Stone From the Sun Jimi Hendix
4.    Riders On the Storm The Doors
5.    Cirkus (w/Entry of the Chameleons) King Crimson
6.    Look In the Sky Glass Harp
7.    Bosnian Horsepipes/Orfeo/Nathan’s Reel Steeleye Span
8.    Temples Rise
Autumn 6-Pack Next week it’s a New York 6-Pack!
9.    Maggie Mae Rod Stewart
10. Leaves That Are Green (mono) Simon & Garfunkel
11. September Song Willie Nelson
12. Harvest Neil Young
13. September Earth Wind & Fire
14. Forever Autumn Justin Hayward
15. I Got the News Steeley Dan
16. Napoleon Sheds His Skin Red Rider
17. Stand On It Jeff Beck
18. Last Chance Saloon Climax (Chicago) Blues Band
19. Long Misty Days Robin Trower
20. Foolin’ Def Leppard
SIAS-Chick Corea – The Mad Hatter (side 2) Chick Corea – The Mad Hatter
21. Tweedle Dum Chick Corea
22. Dear Alice Chick Corea
23. The Mad Hatter Rhapsody Chick Corea
24. Turn Me On The Tubes
25. Rat Trap Boomtown Rats
26. Back To Black Amy Winehouse
27. Devil In Disguise Green Desert Tree
28. Looking Around Yes
29. Sky High JigSaw
30. I Started A Joke Bee Gees
31. Bus Stop Hollies
32. New York City Blues (mono) Yardbirds
33. Li’l Red Riding Hood (mono) Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
34. Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees
Gettin’ yer Blues On
35. The Sky Is Crying G Thorogood & Delaware Destroyers
36. I’m Evil Roy Buchanon
37. Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
38. Too Much Seconol Johnny Winter
CHILLIN’ DOWN!
39. Crystal Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks
40. It’s Too Late Carole King
41. Something Beatles
42. Sentimental Lady Bob Welch
43. Lights Journey
44. Brass Buttons Poco

 

 

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The Progressive Rock show track listing for Sunday 27.9.20 – 1974 Special

Artist Title Time
Caravan For Richard (live) 18:00
Rush Here Again 7:31
Roxy Music Your Application’s Failed 4:43
Supertramp Dreamer 3:31
Camel Supertwister 3:14
Renaissance I Think of You 3:05
Ivor Cutler Dad’s Lapse 0:12
Robert Wyatt Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road 6:07
Robert John Godfrey Mountains 6:51
Jethro Tull Back Door Angels 5:26
Manfred Mann’s Earthband Earth Hymn 6:18
Deep Purple Soldier Of Fortune 3:10
Peter Hammill Rubicon 4:45
10cc The Wall Street Shuffle 3:54
Return to Forever The Shadow of Lo 7:30
Weather Report American Tango 3:33
Barclay James Harvest Paper Wings 4:13
Santana Flor de Lanela 2:20
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Freedom Fighters 3:58
Yes To Be Over 9:17

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Northern Star 24th September  2020.

I’m Back  !

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Pink Floyd – Shine On you Crazy Diamond
  • Lach’n Jonsson – Skuggant – Ett Liv, Som Tiden Regnar Bort
  • Necromonkey – Knock Knock Hornets nest
  • Pat Metheny – The Epic
  • REM – New leper test
  • Thom Yorke – Truth Ray
  • Deep sea Diver – Wide awake
  • God is an Astronaut – Route 666
  • I am manic whale – Princess strange
  • Jinjer – Judgement (& Punishment )
  • Drifting Sun – Summer Skies
  • Fourplay – Wish you were here
  • Alice Coltrane – A love supreme
  • Firefly Burning – White noise
  • The Hu – The same
  • Man – C’mon
  • The Hare and Hoofe – Chromium Dioxide and the crazy data
  • Spirogyra – Cogwheels Crutches and Cyanide

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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 359 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Deep Purple – Burn
  • Amplifier – Kosmos (Live In Manchester ’18)
  • Giraffe – This Warm Night
  • David Minasian – The Wind of Heaven (Prologue)
  • Jon Gomm – Deep Sea Fishes
  • Gazpacho – Space Cowboy
  • Steven Wilson – Eminent Sleaze
  • Kairon; IRSE! – Psionic Static
  • Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets – One Of These Days
  • Pink Floyd – What Do You Want From Me
  • Dominic Sanderson – Smashed Beyond All Recognition
  • Jakko Jakszyk – It Would All Make Sense
  • Ne Obliviscaris – And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope
  • Rymden – Arriving At Ramajay
  • Gong – Other Side Of The Sky & Sold To The Highest Buddha
  • Sontaag – Silver Machine (Ft. Youth, Nik Turner & Dave Barbarossa)
  • Sontaag – Beyond Forever
  • Arcade Messiah – Show Me The Sun
  • Pan – Lady Of The Sand
  • Galahad Electric Company – When The Battle Is Over
  • Anathema (With The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra) – Untouchable

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Progzilla Radio is pleased to present the WORLD PREMIERE of a track off the upcoming debut “asbestos MOUTH” album by… TERMS!

Drummer Danny Piechocki and guitarist/bassist Christopher Trull honed their craft in bands like Grand Ulena, Jitters, and Yowie. In TERMS, Chris creates dissonant riffs and skewed melodies, which collide with Danny’s syncopated thunderstorm of percussion, to create a balance of tight precision and spontaneous discovery. It’s simply jaw-dropping!

As you may already expect, Mike Pollack and The Progressive Tracks Show (#383 – Size Doesn’t Matter) is premiering the track named “Our Asbestos Mouths” because TERMS fits right into the general demeanor of Mike’s show.

Progzilla Radio will host this track exclusively for the week of this premiere, courtesy of SKiN GRAFT RECORDS (http://www.SKiNGRAFTRECORDS.com). The “asbestos MOUTH” album can be purchased through the SKiN GRAFT Records site on Bandcamp, for release October 2, 2020 (https://skingraftrecords.bandcamp.com/album/asbestos-mouth ).

But for now… enjoy this exclusive track, below!

 

 

Within certain genres of music if you aren’t one of the upper echelons then it is difficult in the present climate to make your mark. With what many know as Prog or Prog Rock it began with E.L.P.  Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis and King Crimson. Their legacy continues with band like IQ, Marillion, Pendragon and The Tangent who all bare the hallmarks of their forbears. Yet even in the present climate there are talented musicians and bands screaming to be heard who without the kudos and media coverage, heritage and reputation of the more well-known artists struggle to raise their profile above that of social media. It has never been as tough for musicians to do this and for all professional musicians to make a living through their creativity. One such artist/band that need to be heard is Dreaming David K & Organic. Throwing out more than a nod and a wink to most of the above with a new album Mr Passive Progressive.

The band is headed up by David Koracevic (David K in the equation)-lead vocals/Synthesizers/organ/piano/sound effects, Marco Magnani-Guitars/bass, Alexander Savva-drums and percussion and Gavin Beckwith-Lead and harmony guitar/bass/penny whistle and violin. These form the main nucleus of the band though a cast of supporting musicians include Ian Bally-Flute/saxophone, Jo Devall-vocals, Ed Bandstead-trumpets, Geoff Duckworth-flute, Michael Scott-6 and 12 string acoustic guitars and electric guitar and Jerome Bannigan who provides second drums on some songs in an early Genesis live configuration. All seasoned players David K himself having served a tenure with post punk rockers Killing Joke lend a very musical feel to all of the songs and veer from time to time from the righteous path of Prog into electro/synth pop and even tinges of folk.

Opening the album with the never more poignant Save The Human the swathes of synth and Spanish guitar soon give way to a rockier, hard hitting plea highlighting the massive human and environmental crisis we find ourselves in. Gavin Beckwith’s guitar adds extra grip to David K’s excellent keyboard foray’s whilst drums and bass give an almost sense of relief that they are the real thing helping full band sound rather than a one-man army. This continues into Lost In Space, touted as a single with its own YouTube video and sporting a second drummer Jerome Bannigan to add further weight and pace to the piece. A little flute is thrown into the mix courtesy of Ian Bailey lightening the sound a shade. There is even a pause for Gavin Beckwith to introduce just a hint of violin to the mix too. “Cosmic man”, as the title suggests. Instantly loveable and very well-orchestrated.

 

There are quite a few moments throughout the album where familiar musical passages and themes emerge, one of them being A Prayer. Borrowing a little of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular bells theme (unintendedly I suspect) A Prayer exudes a vibrant sound full of interesting sounds like an electric sitar sound which I am informed is created with a homemade guitar synth whilst David K plays a crisp electric piano and synth. Celestial voice is provided by Jo Devall who lends a spiritual feel theme as the title of the song would suggest. In sharp contrast Personality Game melds genres to create a variety pack of styles contained within one song. Once again, some great keys though I have to admit to being fooled by the jaunty synth motifs into thinking it was more a Eurovision style piece rather than a Prog, rock or standard pop song. The spoken word explains the premise of the song and the previous electro build up dies to a meaningful electric folk pastiche in the vein of Donavan et al. Darkness prevails though hidden withing the lyrics exploring the grey part of the human condition lightened only by the tenor sax and trumpet.

The Big Picture finds David K questioning the whole of our being and perhaps the meaning of life? The timbre of a real baby Grand piano intro is beautifully recorded with a reprise of earlier themes in true Prog tradition. This song highlights the splendour and fluidity of David K’s piano playing too. However, moving into a more rock idiom Topsy Turvy Lady brings with it a little light hearted humour just as many E.L P. albums used to do with the likes of Benny The Bouncer and The Sheriff. Ed Banstead’s trumpet gives a jazz band feel towards the song’s conclusion which left a smile on my face. Turning into a more serious mode In The Moment finds David K back at the baby grand to introduce a tranquil opening to yet another poignant lyrical loaded song. Along with flute and electric piano there is even a nod and a wink to the Genesis classic The Knife though this may be more obvious to the listener rather than the recording artist? The message contained within the lyrics may be simply live for the moment and make the most of what we have?

Its Electric introduces an Andalusian vibe with its choppy sound aided and abetted trumpet and sax. Though lyrically sparse Its Electric showcases the talents of the band in a predominantly “well err”, electric manner. The Spanish/Mexican theme continues in a grander style with Don Quixote turning the dark tales of the character of Miguel de Cervantas ancient novel into a musical interpretation. Amidst the grandeur of such an epic yet another Genesis classic is revisited with a riff remarkably similar to the crescendo of the much-revered Musical Box. There is a fair dose of Spaghetti western going on here and I for one simply loved it. A reprise of earlier themes like Lost In Space and A Prayer can be found in the all too brief Time Is Shallow This song seems to serve as consolidation for all that has gone thus far in its somewhat dark brevity. In addition, the piece can be viewed as bridge to the finale One Last Chance. As the old saying goes, “they saved the best till last”. One Last Chance really does have a hit single about it. There is a fabulous guitar break at approximately 3:06 which reminded me very mush of Andy Latimer of Camel’s style. A big up to Gavin Beckwith for that and indeed the rest of the supporting cast. One Last Chance is a huge plea shared by many I suspect and can be taken on so many levels. Personally, collectively or on someone’s behalf about so many issues. A fantastic way to end a highly musically charged endeavour.

In an age where the music industry is governed by commerce and the ability to sell units to the mass audience it is refreshing to hear small independent artists purveying music of such imagination and quality. Mr Passive Progressive may not be accompanied by expensive artwork and or packaging costing the prospective buyer a small fortune, but what it does have in spades is musicality. I would strongly recommend this album in what ever guise you decide to consume your music. I found joy in equal measures whether listening to the CD on my hi-fi or the Mp3 files from my tablet/laptop etc. From David Kovacevic’s beginnings in a Prog band at school through his post punk tenure with Killing Joke he has come full circle claiming “I have been dreaming up this music since I was a teenager” he writes on the CD insert. Listening to this collection of impassioned songs wearing their influences on their sleeves I can well believe it.  A breath of fresh air.

 

You can buy the handmade CD here for £10 including postage and find out all you need to know……

 

https://www.dreamingdavidk.com/

 

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/mr-passive-progressive/1507728410

 

 

 

 

Watch Lost In Space here……

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXCmG6amUMw

 

 

 

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Progressive Tracks Show #382 (The Anomalous Autumn)

It seems like Summer came and went without even a notice…as the historic events of 2020 rolled inexorably on.

Now we find ourselves at the Autumnal Equinox…traditionally a time of balance, protection, comfort, and letting go.  But what’s our future?  I’ll pose that it’s Precarious… and Uncertain.

I, for one, don’t have a crystal ball… but together, we can take this next hour or so to explore some of this Anomalous Autumn’s possibilities.

  • Kavee – “Indian Summer” from Metempsychosis on Independent (2020)
  • Galliard – “Hear The Colours” from Strange Pleasure on Lake Erie Records (1969)
  • Pulsónica – “Qué Tara!” from Fuera de Tiempo on Viajero Inmóvil Records (2015)
  • Ill Wicker – “Fret” from Under Diana on Electricity Records (2014)
  • Landing – “Fluency of Colors” from Sphere on K Records (2004)
  • Mother Turtle – “Harvest Moon” from II on Mother Turtle (2016)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Colorfalls” from Five Seven EP on Independent (2007)
  • Thought Chamber – “Transcend” from Psykerion on InsideOutMusic (2013)
  • Faun Fables – “Intro: Darkness” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)
  • Obsidian Kingdom – “The Kandinsky Group” from A Year With No Summer on Season of Mist (2016)
  • Sarcophagus Now – “Hibernation Man” from Sarcophagus Now on Independent (2018)
  • Faun Fables – “Hibernation Tales” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)
  • Faun Fables – “Outro: Light” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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