Progressive Tracks

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #312       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #3)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This THIRD week will feature two Prog heavyweights who have “the touch”.  

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Tuner – “So High” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • Security Project – “Fly On A Windshield” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Markus Reuter String Quartet – “Boon” from Heartland on Solaire Records (2019)
  • King Crimson – “FraKctured” from The ConstruKction of Light on DGM (2000)
  • Stick Men – “Blacklight (First Show)” from Midori on Stick Men Records (2015)
  • Trey Gunn – “Thick and Thorny (feat. Quodia)” from I’ll Tell What I Saw on 7d Media (2010)
  • Security Project – “Slowburn” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Tuner – “11-11” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • The Trey Gunn Band – “The Joy of Molybedenum” from  The Joy of Molybedenum on 7d Media (2000)
  • Xavi Reija feat. Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Dusan Jevtovic – “From Darkness” from The Sound of the Earth on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “The Return” from Playing with Fire on 7d Media (2019)
  • centrozoon – “The Cult of Bibbiboo” from Fool of Music on MoonJune Records (2016)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #311       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #2)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This SECOND week will feature an international collaborative project and an up-and-coming northern California band.  NOTE:  This podcast is a bit over 2 hours long, so you’re getting even more than what was presented on Progzilla.com !

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Daybreak” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Shipwreck” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)
  • TROOT – “Axe For The Frozen Sea Within” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • TROOT – “Dance Elena” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Verve” from Fertile Ground on Independent (2019)
  • TROOT – “Palasidai” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Colossal Cypress” from Farmhouse Odyssey on Independent (2015)
  • TROOT – “Joey” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Dante” from Farmhouse Odyssey on Independent (2015)
  • TROOT – “Venice of the Sky” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Space Revealed” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #310       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #1)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This first week will feature a national headliner and a ‘regional dark horse’, with music and conversation.

Warning: Listening to these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. But then, you just got your tax refund, right?   Hmmm…      ;o)

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Vialka – “Footage Of An Uproar” from La Poursuite De l’excelllence on RER USA (2012)
  • Marbin – “Special Olympics” from The Third Set on MoonJune Records (2014)
  • Marbin – “African Shabtay” from Aggressive Hippies on MoonJune Records (2015)
  • The Sheen – “Back In 85 or 86” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • The Sheen – “M. Corner Tone” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Itchybun” from Alabama Sock Party (bootleg) on Independent (2019)
  • The Sheen – “Trash Hazard” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Pirate Punch” from Israeli Jazz on Independent (2018)
  • The Sheen – “Cathy” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “House of the Dead” from Goatman & The House of the Dead on Independent (2015)
  • The Sheen – “The Sudden Valley Homeowners Association” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)”

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #309       (New… New… New…)

Spring has sprung, and everything new is coming up anew… and it’s time to grow your knowledge of what’s being released.

So this week it’s a new show… with new music… some from new bands!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 149 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Numen – “The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” from Cyclothymia on Numen (2019)
  • Great Wide Nothing – “Lethal Neon (I. A Sinister Glow, II. No Answers, III. The Spider’s Web)” from The View from Olympus on 20191139270 Records DK (2019)
  • Ni – “Héliophobie” from Pantophobie on Dur et Doux (2019)
  • Stratus Luna – “Nimue” from Stratus Luna on Music Magick (2019)
  • Numidia – “Türkü” from Numidia on Independent (2019)
  • Sex Blender – “Diver” from Hormonizer on Wolftrap Records (2019)
  • Pak – “Sub Specie Aeternitatis” from Bestial on Nefarious Industries (2018)
  • Great Wide Nothing – “Monument  (I. Hostages, II. The Full Six Under)” from The View from Olympus on 20191139270 Records DK (2019)
  • Numidia – “Numidia” from Numidia on Independent (2019)
  • Sex Blender – “Das Motorik” from Hormonizer on Wolftrap Records (2019)
  • Stratus Luna – “O Centro Do Labirinto” from Stratus Luna on Music Magick (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #308       (6th Anniversary Show)

– 6 years is a long time to do something.
– 6 years is a long time to do something that takes time. Every. Day.
– 6 years is a long time to struggle to build a faithful listener base.
– But… 6 years is an instant in time when you’re having fun. And I truly am!

15 April 2013 marked the first ever edition of Progressive Tracks (as it was first named). It was Tax Day… I had just finished my taxes… I was really nervous.

6 years later marks the 308th edition of The Progressive Tracks Show. It is Tax Day… I have filed for an extension… I’m still nervous; hopefully it doesn’t show.

I’ll be spinning some most excellent tunes. You’ll be sitting back and enjoying. Teamwork!     ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 148 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Elephant9 – “Dancing With Mr. E” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • Aaron Brooks – “Consume” from Homunculus on Gentle Art Of Music (2018)
  • Zzebra – “La Si Si-La So So” from Panic on Angel Air Records (1975)
  • Frost* – “Dear Dead Days” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Frost* – “Falling Down” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Chicago – “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (Remastered) on Rhino (1971)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Arc Of An Ilk” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Yuka & Chronoship – “Argo – A Dragon That Never Sleeps” from Ship on Right Honourable Records
  • Gentle Giant – “Playing The Game” from The Power and the Glory (SW Remix) on Alucard (1974)
  • Dustman Dilemma – “First Dive” from First Trip to the Roaring Plains on Baboon Fish (2012)
  • Elephant9 – “Actionpack1” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Disremembered” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Lester” from Kinesis on AltrOck (2007)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #307
(Enter… The Artist)

Being a source of inspiration for others isn’t easy.  Those with the innate talent for seeing the world in a different way are, themselves, different.  And that doesn’t always fit in so well with what the rest of ‘the sleepers’ consider as the norm.

This week we’ll explore the necessary, but uncommon role of The Artist, with another think-for-yourself theme show.  NOTE:  This show is dedicated to an artist (and DJ) at KPTZ whose inspiration was lost to us recently.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 146 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Amalgam Effect – “Sketches I-II: Making Them Feel/Success? (Moreoverture)” from Sketches on 724989 Records DK (2019)
  • Mind Beams – “Step” from Crone – EP on Sun Breaks (2019)
  • No Man’s Valley – “Outside The Dream” from Outside The Dream on Chononaut Records (2019)
  • Messa – “The Seer” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • GRICE – “Hardest To Reach” from One Thousand Birds on Hungersleep Records (2019)
  • Cathedral – “Gong” from Stained Glass Stories on Syn-Phonic (1978)
  • Cathedral – “The Lake” from The Bridge on Musea (2008)
  • Devin Townsend – “Evermore” from Empath on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Amalgam Effect – “Sketches XI-XII: But A Beast/I Will” from Sketches on 724989 Records DK (2019)
  • Solvents – “Leave The Devil At The Bar” from Leave The Devil At The Bar – Single on Independent
  • Messa – “Naunet” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • Messa – “Snakeskin Drape” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • Mind Beams – “Amygdala Mandala” from Crone – EP on Sun Breaks (2019)
  • No Man’s Valley – “Murder Ballad” from Outside The Dream on Tononzen Records (2019)
  • Karfagen – “Incantation (part 1)” from Echoes From Within Dragon Island on Chrononaut Records (2019)
  • Karfagen – “Incantation (part 2)” from Echoes From Within Dragon Island on Chrononaut Records (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #306
(A [Con]Fused Show)

Ever not quite know what you’re doing? We’ve all been there.

Ever listen to a show where the DJ doesn’t quite know what he’s doing?

Want to come along?      ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 145 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Witch Hunt” from Moving Pictures on Mercury (1981)
  • Jumble Hole Clough – “Midday in Witchland” from 17 Photographs of Audrey Hepburn Riding a Bicycle on Jumble Hole Clough (2019)
  • Slivovitz – “Mani in Faccia”from All You Can Eat on MoonJune Records (2016)
  • Peridoni – “Day by Day” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)
  • 35007– “Evaporate”from Liquid on Stickman Records (2002)
  • ULTRA ZOOK – “Les Moins Nombreux” from EPUZZZ  on Atypeek Music (2019)
  • The Tony Williams Lifetime – “Vashkar” from Emergency! on The Verve Music Group (1969)
  • Cindy Blackman – “Vashkar” from Another Lifetime on Four Quarters Records (2010)
  • SoNaR – “Intro” from Celluloid on Sonar Music  (2008)
  • SoNaR – “Peloton” from Celluloid on Sonar Music  (2008)
  • Peridoni – “Obsidian” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)
  • Cindy Blackman – “And Heaven Welcomed A King” from Another Lifetime on Four Quarters Records (2010)
  • The Tony Williams Lifetime – “Spectrum” from Emergency! on The Verve Music Group (1969)
  • ULTRA ZOOK – “We Come With Us” from EPUZZZ  on ULTRA ZOOK (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Kugeln und Kraut” from Thou Shalt Boogie!  on Rune Grammofon (2013)
  • Peridoni – “Knots of Mahogany” from Flower on Peridoni (2018)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #305
(The Adventure of New Music)

Spring! A time for new life… and new music!

New music is an adventure… so why don’t we venture into some new music together?

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 145 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Disen Gage – “Chaos Point” from The Big Adventure on Addicted Label (2019)
  • Børge Olsen – “Ultimate Fingers” from Ultimate Fingers on Børge Olsen (2019)
  • Tracteur – “Royaume Sandale” from Tracteur on Tracteur (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Psithurism” from Into The Herd on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Sunwatchers – “Beautiful Crystals” from Illegal Moves on Trouble In Mind Records (2019)
  • Consider The Source – “When You’ve Loved And Lost Like Frankie Has” from You Are Literally A Metaphor on Consider The Source (2019)
  • Riveryman – “Passing The Chamber Of Insanity” from View, Fears & Stories on Musea (2018)
  • Disen Gage – “Selfish Tango” from The Big Adventure on Addicted Label (2019)
  • Sunwatchers – “Strollin’ Coma Blues” from Illegal Moves on Trouble In Mind Records (2019)
  • Tracteur – “Vegan Hardcore” from Tracteur on Tracteur (2019)
  • Disen Gage – “Carnival Escape” from The Big Adventure on Addicted Label (2019)
  • Sunwatchers – “Psychic Driving” from Illegal Moves on Trouble In Mind Records (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Into The Herd” from Into The Herd on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Tracteur – “Banana Noise” from Tracteur on Tracteur (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #304
(St. Progtrick’s Day)

In almost 6 years of creating Progressive Tracks, I’ve never done a St. Patrick’s Day show (mainly because I didn’t feel qualified).  Listen in this week to hear why…. Ha!

Don’t worry… as always, the music will be great.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 143 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Geoffrey Castle – “Streets of Inwood” from The Deep Well Sessions, Vol. 1 on Twisted Fiddle Music (2012)
  • Dan Fogelberg – “Tullamore Dew” from Phoenix on Full Moon (1979)
  • Bill Grogan’s Goat – “Knockdhu Set” from Third Eye on Detroit Caprine Records (2017)
  • Horslips – “The Snakes’ Farewell to the Emerald Isle” from The Unfortunate Cup of  Tea on Horslips Records (1975)
  • Leah – “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep” from Otherworld EP on Ex Cathedra Records (2013)
  • Irish Coffee – “Hear Me” from Irish Coffee on Akarma (1971)
  • Kingbathmat – “The Well of Sorrow” from Gravity Shield on Kingbathmat (2014)
  • Bill Grogan’s Goat – “Van Diemen’s Land” from Bill Grogan’s Goat on Beagletone (2007)
  • Yurt – “Rat Nebula” from II – Archipelagog on Yurt (2011)
  • Horslips – “The Shamrock Shore” from Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part  on Horslips Music (1972)
  • Irish Coffee – “Can’t Take It” from Irish Coffee on Akarma (1971)
  • Borge Olsen – “Brilliant” from Ultimate Fingers on Borge Olsen (2019)
  • Consider The Source – “Enemies of MagicK” from You Are Literally a Metaphor on Consider The Source (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Many Lives” from Into The Herd on MoonJune Records (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #303 
(Expect The Unexpected)

Let’s see what’s in store for this week’s show:  Experiential journeying… flies with very different fates… angels and devils fighting… cities fighting… songs finally surfacing 20 years after being written… medicine served by lovely girls… South Park guitar wizardry… fret-less magicK… classic music… new music… AND… World Premiere Music!

That enough for you?    ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 142 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Sonora Sunrise – “Ancient Stones (Sundown)” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Unexpected Trip” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Ovrfwrd – “Forbidden Valley Opiate” from Blurring The Lines… A Democracy Manifest on Prog Records (2018)
  • Cheer-Accident – “War Is A Warrior” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (2019)
  • Cheer-Accident – “Site” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (WORLD PREMIERE 2019)
  • Pink Floyd – “Grantchester Meadows” from Ummagumma on Columbia/Legacy (1969)
  • Yurt – “Angel Happatuth Meets Devil Dikkei “ from IV – The Obstacle Is Everything on Yurt (2018)
  • Pink Floyd – “Astronomy Domine (Live)” from Ummagumma on Columbia/Legacy (1969)
  • Kenny McCormick – “Transcendence” from Zenturies on Kenny McCormick (2019)
  • Lovely Little Girls – “Emphatic Service” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (2019)
  • Ovrfwrd – “Wreth” from Blurring The Lines… A Democracy Manifest on Prog Records (2018)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Canyon” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Kenny McCormick – “Absorption” from Zenturies on Kenny McCormick (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time 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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