Progressive Tracks

The Progressive Tracks Show #348 (The Genre Neutral Show)

Progressive Rock’s sub-genres are tricky, and bands don’t always fall into neat little categories.

Such are the artists featured this week.

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 THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #347 (In Your Face…)

There IS harmony to be found in the dissonance…especially if it’s in your face (whether new or classic).

And while that may not be what you always listen to, shows like this provide an opportunity to stretch your progressive ‘aural muscles’.

So join me… and get to stretchin’!     ;o)

 

PLAYLIST:

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The Progressive Tracks Show #346 (Welcome To The Future)

2020… 2020?!!

Well, here we are.

But is this the future we wanted?

PLAYLIST:

  • Space Ritual – “Arrival In Utopia” from Otherworld on Esoteric (2008)
  • Randy McStine – “Bottom Feeder Blues” from Idle on Independent (2019)
  • Turtle Skull – “No News Is Bad News” from Turtle Skull on Art As Catharsis (2018)
  • Band of Gypsys – “Them Changes” from Band of Gypsys on Polydor (1970)
  • Crack The Sky – “Lost In America” from From The Greenhouse on Grudge Records (1989)
  • Stop Motion Orchestra – “Instant Everything!” from Instant Everything! on Egg Helmet Records (2014)
  • Delusion Squared – “Devolution” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared (2018)
  • IT – “Voices” from We’re All In This Together on Progressive Gears (2017)
  • United Progressive Fraternity – “The Water” from Fall In Love With The World on InsideOutMusic (2014)
  • Yes – “Hold On” from 90125 on Atlantic (1983)
  • Built For The Future – “Build For The Future” on Chasing Light on Newspeak Music (2015)
  • Jim Bartz – “The Source of Futures“ from P.O.E.A.S (Pictures of Earth + Space) on Imagineer A/V (1995)
  • Magic Bus – “Distant Future” from Phillip The Egg on Back To The Garden Records (2017)
  • The Final Age. – “Past Minus Future” from The Final Age. On Independent (2018)
  • Deep Space Destructors – “Spaceship Earth” from III on Deep Space Destructors (2014)
  • David Bowie – “I Know It’s Going To Happen Someday” from Black Tie White Noise on Arista (1993)

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The Progressive Tracks Show #345 (Best of Prog – 2019)

This week we’ll explore some of the very best progressive rock of the year.

C’mon, do I really have to tell you it’s gonna be exceptional?

PLAYLIST:

  • Unit Wail – “égarés” from égarés on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Bent Knee – “Hold Me In” from You Know What They Mean on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Poison” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • The Mercury Tree – “I Am A Husk” from Spidermilk on The Mercury Tree (2019)
  • Emmett Elvin – “Magnus Opium” from The End Of Music on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • Kanaan – “Act Upon The Mundane World” from Windborne on El Paraiso (2019)
  • The Far Meadow – “The Fugitive” from Foreign Land on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Rumble Buzz” from Into The Herd on MoonJune (2019)
  • Red Kite – “Ptah, The El Daoud” from Red Kite on RareNoise (2019)
  • Stephan Thelen – “Briefing For A Descent Into Hell“ from Fractal Guitar on MoonJune (2019)

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The Progressive Tracks Show #344 (Progmas 2019)​

It’s that time again…time for Progmas!

What’s Progmas? Well, it’s certainly not XMAS, but it does have meaning.

Join in the celebration and figure it out for yourself.

PLAYLIST:

  • Lost Kite – “Winter’s Presage” from Remains on Independent (2016)
  • The Hypersonic Factor – “Silhouettes Braced For Winter” from Inventions of Diffusion on Independent (2018)
  • Mannheim Steamroller – “Catching Snowflakes On Your Tongue” from Christmas Song on American Gramaphone Records (2007 )
  • Moonlit Sailor – “Fresh Snow” from So Close To Life on Deep Elm Records  (2009)
  • Oaksenham – “Snow” from Upon All The Living And The Dead on Independent (2018)
  • Comus – “Winter Is A Coloured Bird” from First Utterance on Rock Fever (1971)
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “Noel Nouvelet (Bonus Studio Track)” from Mad Mothsters Tea Party Download on Independent (2017)
  • Urban Nomad – “Living in Exile (i. A Young Winter; ii. The Place of Dead Roads; iii. The Eye of Dawn)” on Urban Nomad on Independent (2012)
  • Peculate – “Oratio Pre Aris et Focis” from There Are No Angels on Independent (2015)
  • Collage – “The Winter Song” from Safe on Ars Mundi (1995)
  • Ólafur Arnalds – “For Now I Am Winter (feat. Arnor Dan)” from For Now I Am Winter on Mercury Classics  (2013)
  • Evan Hause – “Winter Flower” from Plastic Island Pentecost on Independent (2018)
  • Soup – “The Boy And The Snow” from Remedies on Crispin Glover Records (2017)
  • Celluloid Winter – “The Way Things Were” from Celluloid Winter EP on Independent (2013)
  • Heather Findlay Quartet – “The Snows They Melt The Soonest” from Horse Feathers on Independent (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

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The Progressive Tracks Show #343 (‘Twas The Week Before Progmas)

Mid-December: Solstice… Snow… And new Prog!

We’re making a last-ditch effort to hear all the new progressive rock that’s STILL being released late in 2019.

C’mon along for the ride!

PLAYLIST:

  • Herd of Instinct – “Incantation One” from Incantation on Firepool Records (2019)
  • Rantama – “Dying Star” from Rantama on Independent (TBD – 2020)
  • Sonar with David Torn – “Red Sky” from Tranceportation Vol. 1 on RareNoise Records (2019)
  • Hawkwind – “Flesh Fondue/Nets of Space” from All Aboard the Skylark on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Le Grand Sbam – ‘Dins o sbam” from Vaisseau Monde on Dur et Doux (2019)
  • NAP – “Astrojelly/Voigo” from Ausgeklingt on Noisolution (2019)
  • NAP – “Weltraumvolker” from Ausgeklingt on Noisolution (2019)
  • Sonar with David Torn – “Partitions” from Tranceportation Vol. 1 on RareNoise Records (2019)
  • Le Grand Sbam – “Vishnu Foutrôline” from Vaisseau Monde on Dur et Doux (2019)
  • Hawkwind – ” The Fantasy of Faldum” from All Aboard the Skylark on Cherry Red 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

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #342
(The Chromatic Blender)

New Music…Not-So-New Music…but ALL eclectic music.  And you know when Mike says eclectic, he means it!

So why listen to the same ol’ stuff, when you can listen to The Progressive Tracks Show and clear your head?

PLAYLIST:

  • Mats-Morgan Band – “Thanks For Flying With Us” from Thanks For Flying With Us on Cuneiform (2005)
  • Tripod – “Conversation Drag” from Tripod on MoonJune Records (2003)
  • Bent Knee – “Bone Rage” from You Know What They Mean on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • NeBeLNeST – “Redrum” from Nova Express on Cuneiform (2002)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “The Pilot” from Witness on Geomancy (2019)
  • Thinking Plague – “This Weird Wind” from In Extremis on Cuneiform (1998)
  • Bent Knee – “Garbage Shark” from You Know What They Mean on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Cabezas de Cera – “Pretexto a un Texto Fragmentado from Cabezas de Cera on Fonarte Latino, SA de CV (2000)
  • Unit Wail – “Dédale” from égarés on Mutant (2019)
  • Bent Knee – “lovemenot” from You Know What They Mean on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “Salt Moon” from Witness on Geomancy (2019)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “Slow March-Schlitzie, Last of the Aztecs, Lodges An Objection in the Order of Things” from Witness on Geomancy (2019)
  • Unit Wail – “Le monde d’en dessous” from égarés on Mutant (2019)
  • October Equus – “¡Abre los ojos!” from Saturnal on AltrOck  (2011)

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #341
(Bringin’ The Music!)

We’ll make more musical discoveries this week… mostly of new music, but also a couple of ‘refreshed’ tunes to enjoy.

As always, not the usual radio fare. But that’s exactly why you tune in, right?

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #340
(The Classic & The Current)

This week is simple:  We’ll explore one of my all-time Top Ten Albums that just happens to be turning 50, along with some wonderful new music from 2019.

PLAYLIST:

  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Introduction” from Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Records (1969)
  • Harpo Jarvi – “Enter The Toe Zone” from Toe Zone on Starhenge Records (2019)
  • Harpo Jarvi – “Rose of Jericho” from Toe Zone on Starhenge Records (2019)
  • The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet – “If Pegasus Had One Wing (He Would Fly In Spirals)” from Our New Earth on Moonjune Records (2019)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Poem 58” from Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Records (1969)
  • The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet – “Reminiscence” from Our New Earth on Moonjune Records (2019)
  • Harpo Jarvi – “Smokey The Bear” from Toe Zone on Starhenge Records (2019)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”  from Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Records (1969)
  • Richard Pinhas & Tatsuya Yoshida – “Affection” from Ascension on Magaibutsu Records  (2019)
  • Hugh Hopper – “Gnat Prong” from Hopper Tunity Box on Compendium Records (1976)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Liberation” from Chicago Transit Authority on Chicago Records (1969)

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #339 (Fuzz-Fest)

Time to light up the airwaves and ‘take a little trip’ this week, with some excellent psychedelic tuneage.

Prepare… Relax… Transcend…

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