Progressive Tracks

That ‘other’ entity at which I present over in the United Kingdom is celebrating 5 years on the Internet.  So all the Progzilla Radio DJ’s have created shows featuring the songs that hooked them on progressive rock, as well as some favorites from the past 5 years.  Even though I broke the rules… just a bit, this is mine.

Why celebrate Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday on KPTZ?

You might also ask: Why is a raven like a writing desk?  I haven’t the slightest idea!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Moody Blues – “The Morning:  Another Morning” from Days Of Future Passed on Deram (1968)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority on Columbia (1969)
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung” from Aqualung (SW Remaster) on Parlaphone UK (1971)
  • Pink Floyd – “Money (Remaster)” from The Dark Side Of The Moon on Pink Floyd Records (1973)
  • Yes – “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album(SW Remix) on Panegyric (1971)
  • Bent Knee – “Shiny Eyed Babies” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Bent Knee – “Way Too Long” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Naked Truth – “Rapid Fire” from Avian Thug on RareNoise Records (2015)
  • Amoeba Split – “The Book Of Days” from Second Split on Azafrán Media (2016)
  • Bubblemath – “Avoid The Eye Candy” from Edit Peptide on Cuneiform Records (2017)
  • Dai Kaht – “Hertz Kömatt” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)
  • Loomings – “Sick Notes” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Loomings – “High Bar” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Amgala Temple – “The Eccentric” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records (2018)
  • Dai Kaht – “Zöbehr-Daï” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 200 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #353 (A Space…Something)

What do you do when you have a lot of space-related music waiting to be played? You put it all in a show and pretend it tells a story.

Well…it might, y’know. 

PLAYLIST:

  • Hibernal – “The Emptiness” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • Aton Five – “A Chain Of Events” from Solarstalgia on IndigoBoom (2018)
  • Orange Clocks – “Let Me Breathe” from Metamorphic on BEM (2020)
  • Spaceslug – “Trees Of Gold” from Reign Of The Orion on BSFD Records (2019)
  • Yuri Gagarin – “Oneironaut” from The Outskirts Of Reality on Sound Effect Records (2020)
  • Hibernal – “Canopy of Stars” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • The Spacelords – “Spaceflowers” from Spaceflowers on Tonzonene Records (2020)
  • Hibernal – “Beyond” from Beyond on Independent (2020)
  • Yuri Gagarin – “QSO” from The Outskirts Of Reality on Sound Effect Records (2020)
  • Mark Wingfield – “Mars Saffron” from Proof of Light on MoonJune Records (2015)
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Chasing Neon” from Nostalgia For Infinity on Independent (2020)
  • Orange Clocks – “Floating Temple” from Metamorphic on BEM (2020)

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 #352 (All Sub-Genres Welcome Here)

Progressive Rock is broad and immersive. This show is no different.

Tune in… relax… enjoy!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Legendary Flower Punk – “Wabi Wu” from Wabi Wu on Independent (2020)
  • Moron Police – “Captain Awkward” from A Boat On The Sea on Mighty Jam Music Group (2019)
  • Angel Ontalva & Vespero – “Uwasa No Onna” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Psychotic Waltz – “Devils and Angels” from The God-Shaped Void on InsideOutMusic (2020)
  • Pure Reason Revolution – “Silent Genesis” from Eupnea on InsideOutMusic (2020)
  • Sunwatchers – “Sunwatchers vs. Toot Decay” from Oh Yeah?  on Independent (2020)
  • Metronhomme – “Acrobazie” from 4 on Independent (2019)
  • Spaceslug – “Beneath The Haze” from Reign of the Orion on BSFD Records (2019)
  • Upsilon Acrux – “Random Denouncement” from The Last Pirates Of Upsilon on Cuneiform Records (1999)
  • Angel Ontalva & Vespero – “Futari Kiri” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Mirkwood Spiders – “Psychonaut” from Heroes In Chaos 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 #351
(Doom at 50)

If you don’t know what this show is all about from the title… well it probably won’t help for me to explain.

Be sure to do some neck stretches before listening!

;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Isles of Mars – “Black Tongue” from Isles of Mars on Independent (2020)
  • Elephant Tree – “Fracture” from Elephant Tree on Magnetic Eye Records (2016)
  • Lochness – “Sea Weed” from Black Smokers on From The Urn (2019)
  • Black Sabbath – “A Bit Of Finger/Sleeping Village/Warning” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Tombstone Eyes – “Solar Barge” from Land In The Sky on Akashic Records Unlimited (2020)
  • Black Sabbath – “Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/NIB” from Black Sabbath on Warner Records (1970)
  • Marijannah – “Pluto” from Istanah on Independent (2019)
  • Elephant Tree – “Surma” from Elephant Tree on Magnetic Eye 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

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The Progressive Tracks Show #350
(Heroes… Old and New)

Fact: We’re sadly losing our classic Prog musical heroes.

Response: This week we pay tribute to one such hero, while looking to the future for new ones.

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Natural Science” from Permanent Waves on Mercury (1980)
  • Rush – “Subdivisions” from Signals on Mercury (1982)
  • Ángel Ontalva& Vespero – “A Sense Of Clarity” from Sada on OctoberXart (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 2” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Ed Wynne – “Glass Staircase” from Shimmer Into Nature on Kscope (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “La Compagnie” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Minimum Vital – “Djin Alzawat” from Air Caravan’ on Musea (2019)
  • Mythic Sunship – “Ophidian Rising” from Changing Shapes on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Krokofant – “Q – Part 12” from Q on Rune Grommofon (2019)
  • Present – “Quatre-vingt Douze” from Triskaidekaphobie on Cuneiform Records (1989)

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 #349 (The Underexposed)​

It’s a reality in the progressive rock world that ‘getting heard’ is difficult…even if you’re really talented.

This week we’ll explore some artists who, in my opinion, deserve way more attention than they’re getting.  And you’ll benefit from the introduction!

PLAYLIST:

  • Jack O’ The Clock – “A Minor Disaster” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)
  • Smooth Kiwi – “Am I Asleep” from Am I Asleep – Single on Independent (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Sunrise” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Glimpse” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Sunburned Hand Of The Man – “Agitation Cycle” from Headless on Independent (2019)
  • The Boy, The Bird & The Beast – “Black Marble (Year 1)“ from The Boy, The Bird & The Beast on Independent (2015)
  • The Boy, The Bird & The Beast – “Who Am I (Year 2)“ from The Boy, The Bird & The Beast on Independent (2015)
  • Minami Deutsch – “I’ve Seen A U.F.O.” from With Dim Light on Guruguru Brain (2018)
  • Solar Corona – “Lumen” from Saint-Jean-de-Luz  on Independent (2019)
  • Minami Deutsch – “Concrete Ocean” from With Dim Light on Guruguru Brain (2018)
  • Sunburned Hand Of The Man – “The Great Hope” from Headless on Independent (2019)
  • Smooth Kiwi – “Fast Mystery” from Fast Mystery – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Oiseau” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Kenta Shimakawa – “Oiseau (Reprise)” from Glimpse on 1225889 Records DK (2019)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “A Matron” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “Numbers” from No Outlet on Independent (2020)

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 #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.

PLAYLIST:

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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:

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 #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)

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 #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)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 180 podcasts now!).

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