Progressive Tracks

Progressive Tracks Show #262 (SeaProg Festival Preview #4), originally broadcast on Saturday, May 19, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Two words: “World Premiere”.

OK, two more words: “Cheer-Accident” (or is that one word because it’s hyphenated?).  I never was good at grammar… I’m much better at playing other people’s good music.     ;o)

We’re accelerating the coverage of the Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) 2018, featuring four wonderfully different artists this week, including an exclusive world premiere track from the upcoming Cheer-Accident album, “Fades”!

The SeaProg preparation continues… so grab your old SeaProg t-shirt from the closet and your favorite beverage from the fridge, sit back, and prepare to be prepared. SeaProg… SeaProg… SeaProg.

PLAYLIST:

  • Cheer-Accident – “Art Land” from Fades on Skin Graft Records  (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Cheer-Accident – “Monsters” from Fades on Skin Graft Records
  • Faun Fables – “Sleepwalker” from Mother Twilight on Drag City Records
  • Faun Fables – “Madmen & Dogs” from Born of the Sun on Drag City Records
  • Spontaneous Rex – “Come at the King” from Come At The King on Independent
  • Star Cradle – “Animagus Crustaceanus” from Animagus Crustaceanus – Single on Independent
  • Spontaneous Rex – “Ania” from Come At The King on Independent
  • Faun Fables – “Hear The Grinder Creak” from Light of a Vaster Dark on Drag City Records
  • Spontaneous Rex – “Spaceman Spiff” from Come At The King on Independent
  • Star Cradle – “Novembre Nameen 24” from Novembre Nameen – Single 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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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Progressive Tracks Show #261 (SeaProg Festival Preview #3), originally broadcast on Saturday, May 12, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Another week… another show featuring two stellar main stage bands performing at the Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) 2018.

Great music (including a world premiere!)… insightful interview answers… marginal DJ skills…  it’s all here.       ;o)

The preparation for SeaProg 2018 continues… so grab your old SeaProg t-shirt from the closet and your favorite beverage from the fridge, sit back, and prepare to be prepared.

PLAYLIST:

  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Black and White Taste” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Dark Sleep Fortress” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Jazz Hands of Doom” from Countenance on Independent
  • The Mercury Tree – “Ether / Ore” from Permutations on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Dromology” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Seek and Release” from Permutations on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Shaman Coin Toss” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Superposition of Silhouettes” from Demo-Single on Self Produced
  • The Mercury Tree – “Inflexus” from Freeze In Phantom Form on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Rainbro” from Rainbro on AltrOck

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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #260 (A Break From The Avant), originally broadcast on Saturday, May 4, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Famous Quote:  “Man cannot live by Avant Prog alone”… or something like that.

No matter, it’s time to take a break from all the SeaProg Festival coverage to feature some of the great new music that’s being released (or is soon to be released), lest it become great old music while we’re distracted.

We’ll be back to SeaProggin’ next week… I promise!

PLAYLIST:

  • SONAR with David Torn – “Part 44” from Vortex on RareNoise Records
  • Dreamfire – “Atlantean Symphony Act I: Of Grandeur and Fragility” from Atlantean Symphony on Dreamfire
  • Delusion Squared – “An Ominous Way Down” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared
  • Hillsphere – “Clairvoyance” from Clairvoyance – Single on Hillsphere
  • Dave Greenslade & Chris Farlowe – “Gangsters (Bonus Track)” from Cactus Choir on Angel Air
  • Minus the Bear – “Burying Luck” from Planet of Ice on Suicide Squeeze Records
  • Echo Tail – “Xanadu” from Beauty In Denial on Echo Tail
  • MoeTar – “Monsters In Your Head” from The Final Four EP on MoeTar
  • MoeTar – “Ketamine” from The Final Four EP on MoeTar
  • Delusion Squared – “Under Control” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared
  • Dreamfire – “An Epitaph Engraved In Water” from Atlantean Symphony on Dreamfire
  • Dave Greenslade – “Finale” from Cactus Choir on Angel Air
  • SONAR with David Torn – “Vortex” from Vortex on RareNoise 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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #260 (A Break From The Avant), originally broadcast on Saturday, May 4, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Famous Quote:  “Man cannot live by Avant Prog alone”… or something like that.

No matter, it’s time to take a break from all the SeaProg Festival coverage to feature some of the great new music that’s being released (or is soon to be released), lest it become great old music while we’re distracted.

We’ll be back to SeaProggin’ next week… I promise!

PLAYLIST:

  • SONAR with David Torn – “Part 44” from Vortex on RareNoise Records
  • Dreamfire – “Atlantean Symphony Act I: Of Grandeur and Fragility” from Atlantean Symphony on Dreamfire
  • Delusion Squared – “An Ominous Way Down” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared
  • Hillsphere – “Clairvoyance” from Clairvoyance – Single on Hillsphere
  • Dave Greenslade & Chris Farlowe – “Gangsters (Bonus Track)” from Cactus Choir on Angel Air
  • Minus the Bear – “Burying Luck” from Planet of Ice on Suicide Squeeze Records
  • Echo Tail – “Xanadu” from Beauty In Denial on Echo Tail
  • MoeTar – “Monsters In Your Head” from The Final Four EP on MoeTar
  • MoeTar – “Ketamine” from The Final Four EP on MoeTar
  • Delusion Squared – “Under Control” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared
  • Dreamfire – “An Epitaph Engraved In Water” from Atlantean Symphony on Dreamfire
  • Dave Greenslade – “Finale” from Cactus Choir on Angel Air
  • SONAR with David Torn – “Vortex” from Vortex on RareNoise 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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #259 (SeaProg Festival Preview #2), originally broadcast on Saturday, April 28, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

How does that famous poem go?  Oh yeah… the best laid schemes o’ proggers an’ men.

My plan to feature 3 SeaProg performers each week hit a snag when I paired 2 bands that have ‘a history’ with each other… and things got a little crazy.

I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing…

Like a pleasant memory… or gum on your shoe… this is a show that will surely stick with you.  I’ll let you decide which applies. but either way, it will stick with you.

;o)

The preparation for SeaProg 2018 continues… so grab your old SeaProg t-shirt from the closet and your favorite beverage from the fridge, sit back, and prepare to be prepared.

PLAYLIST:

  • Cheer-Accident – “Your Weak Heart” from Fear Draws Misfortune on Cuneiform Records
  • Cheer-Accident – “Lifetime Guarantee” from Putting Off Death on Cuneiform Records
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “Time Master” from Undestroyed on Web Of Mimicry
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “The Keep” from Undestroyed on Web Of Mimicry
  • Cheer-Accident – “All Over” from What Sequel? on Pravda Records
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “Atheists’ Potluck” from Undestroyed on Web Of Mimicry
  • Cheer-Accident – “The Day After I Never Met” You from Introducing Lemon on Skin Graft Records
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “Unreliable Narrator” from Undestroyed on Web Of Mimicry
  • Cheer-Accident – “Done” from Fades on Skin Graft Records
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “Undestroyed” from Undestroyed on Web Of Mimicry
  • Cheer-Accident – “Hymn” from Putting Off Death on Cuneiform Records  (BONUS – NOT ON BROADCAST)

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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #258 (SeaProg Festival Preview #1), originally broadcast on Saturday, April 21, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Oh boy, oh boy! It’s that time of year when the sweet strains of Avant Prog fill the streets of Seattle… or at least the streets in the Columbia City neighborhood.

And as is tradition (5 years is tradition, right?), The Progressive Tracks Show is uniquely poised to prepare you for the experience that is The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) 2018.

The plan is to feature a few SeaProg bands each week leading to the festival’s start on June 1st. And this year you’ll hear a bit from the artists themselves… mini ‘interviews’ if you will… that will give you a welcome break from all my talking.     ;o)

This week we’ll highlight some bands from this region that will impress! Are you up for that? If so… go grab your old SeaProg t-shirt from the closet and your favorite beverage from the fridge, sit back, and prepare to be prepared.

PLAYLIST:

  • Moraine – “Skein” from Groundswell on Moonjune Records
  • Himiko Cloud – “Bloomers” from Himiko Cloud on Himiko Cloud
  • Ocelot Omelet – “Present In The Dark” from Present In The Dark on Ocelot Omelet
  • Moraine – “Waylaid” from Groundswell on Moonjune Records
  • Ocelot Omelet – “Pleasure Trauma” from Pleasure Trauma on [Eggplant]
  • Himiko Cloud – “Renascentia” from Himiko Cloud on Himiko Cloud
  • Bubblemath – “Dancing With Your Pants Down” from Such Fine Particles of the Universe on Sounds Reasonable
  • Ocelot Omelet – “Live Not Lives Like Ours” from Pleasure Trauma on [Eggplant]
  • Himiko Cloud – “I Knew I Wasn’t Human” from Himiko Cloud on Himiko Cloud
  • Moraine – “Okanagan Lobe” from Groundswell on Moonjune 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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #257 (Messin’ With Your Mind), originally broadcast on Saturday, April 14, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Great music gets in your head… and roots around in there for a while.

This week’s show features a lot of brand new music, sprinkled with some interesting oldies, that will do just that.

So open up your mind, put on some headphones, sit back, and enjoy this show (or any of the previous shows anytime at:  http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks

PLAYLIST:

  • Kronos Quartet – “Kongerei” from Night Prayers on Nonesuch/WBR
  • Fervent Send – “Roach With Half Head (Still Feeds)” from Liquid Mirror Inhabitant on Fervent Send
  • Nash The Slash – “R.S.V.P.” from And You Thought You Were Normal on Artoffact Records
  • Frequency Drift – “Who’s Master?” from Letters to Maro on Gentle Art Of Music
  • Flicker Rate – “Skylight” from Skylight on Flicker Rate
  • Pharnal – “Limbes (Part 2)” from Limbes on Pharnal
  • Hillmen – “The Mestizo Insect Frog Jam” from The Whiskey Mountain Sessions, Vol. II on Firepool Records
  • Fervent Send “The Triumph of Sebastien the Great” from Liquid Mirror Inhabitant on Fervent Send
  • Mike Keneally – “Cardboard Dog” from Free EP, Vol. 2  on ExoWax Recordings
  • Hillmen – “Fire Breather” from The Whiskey Mountain Sessions, Vol. II on Firepool 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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!