Progressive Tracks

The Progressive Tracks Show #229 (Capturing Moments In A Jar), originally broadcast on Friday, September 22, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Life’s moments can be good or bad… but they’re all worth capturing.   So see if you can capture some musical memories as you listen to this podcast.

[ProgTracks Note:  Yes, I know my pronunciation of Glasgow during this show is horrible.  And yes… I’ve been properly educated by my ever-attentive Progzilla listeners.  ;o)  ].

PLAYLIST:

  • Traffic “Heaven is in Your Mind” from Mr. Fantasy (Remastered) on Island Masters
  • Paradise 9 “Distant Dreams” from Take Me To The Future on Paradise 9 Recordings
  • The Heliocentrics “Made of the Sun” from A World of Masks on Soundway Records
  • Traffic “Giving to You (Stereo)” from Mr. Fantasy (Remastered) on Island Masters
  • Diablo Swing Orchestra “Pink Noise Waltz” from The Butcher’s Ballroom on Spinefarm Records UK
  • Halo Tora “Under the Surface” from Omni\One on East End Records
  • Karakorum “Phrygian Youth” from Karakorum on Independent
  • Crossing the Rubicon “The Sum of All Things” from The Sum of All Things – Single on Dreamcircle Records
  • The Heliocentrics “Square Wave” from A World of Masks on Soundway Records
  • Traffic “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Mr. Fantasy (Remastered) on Island Masters
  • The Heliocentrics “A World Of Masks” from A World of Masks on Soundway Records
  • Karakorum “Fairytales” from Karakorum 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

The Progressive Tracks Show #228 (Escapism… Heading South), originally broadcast on Friday, September 15, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Last week’s show was reflective and probably quite dark for you.  This week we’ll go the opposite way and escape.  Direction: South.  Change is good; inner change is even better!

PLAYLIST:

  • Mondo Drag “Zephyr” from Mondo Drag on Kozmik Artifactz
  • Os Mutantes “Once Upon A Flight” from Fool Metal Jack on Krian Music Group
  • Red Sun Cult “Sudden Blast” from Red Sun Cult on Red Sun Cult
  • Red Sun Cult “Below My Grave” from Red Sun Cult on Red Sun Cult
  • Los Acidos “Excentricidad” from Los Acidos on Los Acidos
  • Chicos de Nazca “Keep It Strong” from Ether on 682110 Records DK
  • Vago Sagrado “Hermanos” from Vago Sagrado on All Carajo
  • Necro “Azul Profundo” from Adiante on Independent
  • The Myrrors “Organ Mantra” from Hasta la Victoria on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
  • La Hell Gang “The Beginning Remains The End” from Thru Me Again on Kemado Records
  • Los Dug Dugs “Hagamoslo Ahora (2a Parte)” from Smog on RCA
  • Fuzzkrank “Black Monolith” from Fuzzkrank 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

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The Progressive Tracks Show #227 (Impending Doom), originally broadcast on Friday, September 8, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

So can I have a show of hands… who’s getting nervous about everything that’s going on in the world right now?  Hmmm… seems quite a few of us are feeling uneasy these days.  But what do they say?  The best way is to face your fears head on, I believe.

This week we’ll listen to some possibilities set to music.  While that’s not quite head on, that’s plenty close for me right now.      :o|

PLAYLIST:

  • MoeTar “Dystopian Fiction” from Entropy of the Century on Magna Carta
  • The Plastic Cloud “Civilization Machine” from The Plastic Cloudon Pacemaker / Fontana North
  • Curtis Basque “Requiem” from Curtis Basque on Independent
  • Zaedyus “Duelo de Facones” from Stories from the End of the World on 598320 Records DK
  • Zaedyus “The Lamp of Mandinga” from Stories from the End of the World on 598320 Records DK
  • Wucan “King Korea” from Sow the Wind on Hänsel&Gretel
  • Thumpermonkey “Tzizimime” from Electricity – EP on Rockosmos
  • Equally Stupid “Politician’s Nightmare” from Escape from the Unhappy Society on Eclipse Music
  • Braindance “Dystopia” from Master of Disguise on Dr. Music Record
  • Muse “Butterflies and Hurricanes” from Absolution on Warner Bros.
  • Jeavestone “Furute Shock” from 1+1=Ok on Nordic Notes
  • Half Past Four “Rabbit” from Rabbit In the Vestibule on Half Past Four
  • Epica “Fight Your Demons” from The Solace System on Nuclear Blast
  • Leon Alvarado – “Preface” from The Future Left Behind on MRR
  • Leon Alvarado – “Launch Overture” from The Future Left Behind on MRR
  • Leon Alvarado – “A Silver Lining” from The Future Left Behind on MRR
  • Leon Alvarado – “The Star Seekers” from The Future Left Behind on MRR
  • Equally Stupid “Legacy to the Children of the 21st Century” from Escape from the Unhappy Society on Eclipse Music
  • Zaedyus “(Tecka) The Door To…The Alerces Shire” from Stories from the End of the World on 598320 Records DK

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

The Progressive Tracks Show #226 (New Prog & Varga Tribute), originally broadcast on Friday, September 1, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

There’s still a LOT of great new music being released… but not so much that we would fail to properly recognize the passing of one of the progressive rock masters, Marián Varga.   If you’re not familiar, you’ll get ample chance to hear some groundbreaking sounds created from behind The Iron Curtain.

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Working Man” from Rush on Moon Records
  • Brian Ellis – “East” from Suspension on Independent
  • Papir – “V.I” from V on Stickman Records
  • Echo Tail – “Nitocris” from Et Tu, Yūrei? on Echo Tail
  • Collegium Musicum & Marián Varga – “Eufónia, Parts I – V” from Konvergencie on Opus
  • Kotebel – “Post Ignam” from Cosmology on Musea
  • Brian Ellis – “Dwell” from Suspension on Independent
  • Echo Tail – “Pour Out Red” from Et Tu, Yūrei? on Echo Tail
  • Kotebel – “Cosmology Suite: Entangled Universe” from Cosmology on Musea

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

The Progressive Tracks Show #225 (Out Of The Bowl… Challenging Listens), originally broadcast on Friday, August 25, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

We’re all very comfortable in our own little “bowls”… our homes… our cars… and our music.  But that’s not progressing… and quite frankly, it can be boring as hell.

So this week we’ll listen to some more challenging tunes that will really make you listen… leap… and adapt.  You might find that you’re actually pretty tolerant (and no, it’s not all loud and obnoxious).    ;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Steven Wilson – “Nowhere Now” from To the Bone on SW Records
  • Krokofant – “Tommy Synth” from Krokofant III on Rune Grammofon
  • Yolk – “Solar” from Solar on Nuun Records
  • Fang Chia – “Rondo Tarantella” from Above Ground on Independent
  • Syrinx – “Syren” from Tumblers from the Vault on RVNG Intl.
  • Myster Möbius – “Marche” from Myster Möbius on Musea Parallèle
  • Genesis – “After the Ordeal” from Selling England By the Pound on Charisma
  • Yolk – “Vanitas” from Solar on Nuun Records
  • Fang Chia – “The Weirds” from Above Ground on Independent
  • Myster Möbius – “Mirage” from Myster Möbius on Musea Parallèle
  • Steven Wilson – “The Same Asylum As Before” from To the Bone on SW 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

The Progressive Tracks Show #224 (Total Solar Eclipse), originally broadcast on Friday, August 18, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

It’s been a long time since a total solar eclipse has happened in the United States.  To put it in perspective, U.K. (Jobson/Wetton/Bozzio) were just about to release its “Danger Money” album when the last eclipse occurred on February 26th, 1979.  Now THAT’s a looong time ago!

And believe me when I say, there’s plenty of great Prog on the subject of eclipses. So it’s no wonder I felt compelled to do a special 2-hour show (yes, you read that right) marking the total solar eclipse that occurred on Monday, August 21, 2017.

PLAYLIST:

  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Hysteria” from Guilty Of Innocence on Independent
  • Amenophis – “Suntower” from Amenophis on Musea
  • Michael Hoenig – “Sun and Moon” from Departure from the Northern Wasteland on Kuckuck Schallplatten
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Solar Fire” from Solar Fire on Cohesion
  • Man – “Call Down the Moon” from Call Down the Moon on Esoteric Recordings
  • Astra – “The Rising of the Black Sun” from The Weirding on Rise Above Records
  • Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – “Total Eclipse” from Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Fuel
  • The Alan Parsons Project – “Total Eclipse” from I Robot on Arista
  • The Alan Parsons Project – “Genesis Ch.1 V.32” from I Robot on Arista
  • Kenny Mitchell – “Solar Eclipse, Part 1” from The Lark At Heaven’s Gate on Independent
  • Kenny Mitchell – “Solar Eclipse, Part 2 – Second Shadow” from The Lark At Heaven’s Gate on Independent
  • Toxic Smile – “Rayless Sun” from 7 on Progressive Promotions Records
  • Eat The Sun – “Prefeastthree” from The Djerassi Sessions on Independent
  • Green Meteor – “Consumed By A Dying Sun” from Consumed By A Dying Sun Robot on Independent
  • Pallas – “Shadow Of The Sun” from Wearewhoweare on Independent
  • Argos – “Sun And Moon” from Circles on Musea
  • Drifting Sun – “Eternal Cycle” from Eternal Cycle EP on Independent
  • Pink Floyd – “Brain Damage”” from Dark Side Of The Moon on EMI
  • Pink Floyd – “Eclipse” from Dark Side Of The Moon on EMI

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

The Progressive Tracks Show #223 (What’s On ProgTracks’ iPhone?), originally broadcast on Friday, August 11, 2017, is now available to download or listen to any time you desire.

Pretty much everyone has a cell phone these days…  Pretty much everyone either keeps music on or streams music from, that cell phone…  Pretty much everyone’s cell phone music tells their story.

So what does my iPhone music say about me?  Well, I’ll let you decide for yourself after listening to it.

C’mon, you know you want to be nosey…      ;o)

 

PLAYLIST:

  • David Minasian – “Masquerade” from Random Acts Of Beauty on Progrock Records
  • Plini – “Every Piece Matters” from Handmade Cities on Plini
  • Paleons – “The Tree of Pansophia” from Hyperborean on Paleons
  • So Far As I Know – “Dark Waters” from Hidden Poetry on Self Produced
  • Herbie Hancock – “Hidden Shadows” from Sextant on Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • The Universe By Ear – “High on the Hynek Scale” from The Universe by Ear on Czar Of Revelations
  • Sanguine Hum – “Milo” from What We Ask Is Where We Begin on Esoteric Recordings
  • Plini – “Here We Are, Again” from Handmade Cities on Plini
  • So Far As I Know – “Flying The Whales” from Hidden Poetry on Self Produced
  • Purson – “Electric Landlady” from Desire’s Magic Theatre on Spinefarm Records
  • David Minasian – “Frozen In Time” from Random Acts Of Beauty on Progrock 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