The Ancient One

The Ancient One is pleased to be able to say that Show No 158 is now available as a podcast. This is one of the series of shows called “Featuring” and this one highlights music from the back catalogues of four French bands. The bands in question are Spleen Arcana (2 albums), Esthesis (1 EP and 1 album), Grandval (2 albums) and Phog (3 albums).

Pic is the snowy Cuillin Ridge taken on the dog walk. (11/04/2021)

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt taken from the cd Recollections, used as the Intro)
2 Spleen Arcana – Trample On Me (The Field Where She Died 2009)
3 Esthesis – Raising Hands Pt 1+2 (Raising Hands EP 2019)
4 Grandval – Creve Les Nuages (A Ciel Ouvert 2016)
5 Phog – Communication (Communication 2018)
6 Spleen Arcana – A Picture Of Two Lovers ( The Field Where She Died 2009)
7 Esthesis – Silent Call (Raising Hands EP 2019)
8 Grandval – A Ciel Ouvert ( A Ciel Ouvert 2016)
9 Phog – Silver Sky (Communication 2018)
10 Spleen Arcana – Erin Shores (The Light Beyond The Shades 2014)
11 Esthesis – No Soul To Show/The Awakening (Live In The Studio from The Awakening 2020)
12 Grandval – Il Existe Un Etoile (Descendu Sur Terre 2020)
13 Phog – Ricochet (Evidence 2019)
14 Spleen Arcana – Fading Away (The Field Where She Died 2009)
15 Esthesis – High Tide (The Awakening 2020)
16 Grandval – Un Nouveau Destin ((Descendu Sur Terre 2020)
17 Phog – No Gravity (This World… 2020)
18 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt taken from the cd Recollections, used as the Outro)

Greetings, The Ancient One has a new show available as a podcast. This is Show No 157 which is one of the Tall Tales series of shows. Music comes from Germany, Norway, Ukraine, Spain and the UK. Artists featured are Ape Amplitude, Caligonaut, Lifesigns, Antony Kalugin, The Emerald Dawn, The Flying Caravan, Tusmorke, Jordsjo and 35 Tapes.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirirt Of The Dance (excerpt used as the Intro)
2 Ape Amplitude – A Long and Painful Path Pt 1-4 (Escape Routes 2019)
3 Caligonaut – Lighter Than Air (Magnified As Giants 2021)
4 Lifesigns – Altitude/Altitude Reprise (Altitude 2021)
5 Antony Kalugin – Gardener (Stellar Gardener 2021)
6 The Emerald Dawn – The Ascent (To Touch The Sky 2021)
7 The Flying Caravan – The Bumpy Road To Knowledge (I Judst Want To Break Even 2021)
8 Tusmorke – (The Marvellous and Murderous) Mysteries of Sacrifice (Nordic Crim 2021)
9 Jordsjo – Skumring I Karesuando (Pastoralia 2021)
10 35 Tapes – Epilogue (Home 2021)
11 Texel – Sweynsson’s Slumber (just a teaser, more in coming shows)
12 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 156 is now available online. This is a special show to celebrate 6 years of TAO on Progzilla Radio. The music is culled from the back catelogues of Can, Irmin Schmidt (the Can keyboard player) and Holger Czukay ( the Can bass player).

I hope you enjoy this special show.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt taken from the Recollections CD)
2 Can – Halleluwah (Tago Mago 1971)
3 Irmin Schmidt – Le Weekend (Impossible Holidays 1991)
4 Holger Czukay – The Photo Song (Claremont 56 Versions 2009-2017 Roundhouse Mix)
5 Can – Vitamin C (Ege Bamyasi 1972)
6 Irmin Schmidt – Time, The Dreamkiller (Impossible Holidays 1991)
7 Holger Czukay – Witches Multiplication Table (On The Way To The Peak Of Normal 1981)
8 Can – I’m So Green (Ege Bamyasi 1972)
9 Irmin Schmidt – Love (Musk at Dusk 1987)
10 Holger Czukay – Ode To Perfume (On The Way To The Peak Of Normal 1981)
11 Can – Spoon (Ege Bamyasi 1972)
12 Irmin Schmidt – Roll On Euphrates (Musk at Dusk 1987)
13 Holger Czukay – Cool In The Pool (Movies 1979)
14 Can – Moonshake (Future Days 1973)
15 Irmin Schmidt – You Make Me Nervous (Anthology Soundtracks 1978-1993)
16 Holger Czukay – Persian Love (Movies 1979)
17 Can – Half Past One (Landed 1975)
18 Irmin Schmidt – Mary In A Coma (Anthology Soundtracks 1978-1993)
19 Holger Czukay – Hollywood Symphony (Movies 1979)
20 Can – Dizzy Dizzy (Soon Over Babaluma 1974)
21 Irmin Schmidt – Nuts’N’News (Anthology Soundtracks 1978-1993)
22 Holger Czukay – – Der Osten Is Rot (Der Osten Is Rot 1984)
23 Can – Come Sta La Luna (Soon Over Babaluma 1974)
24 Irmin Schmidt and Kumo – Goat Footed Balloonman (Masters Of Confusion 2001)
25 Holger Czukay – Good Morning Story (Good Morning Story 1999 inc an introduction from Holger and info about the start of Can)
26 Irmin Schmidt and Kumo – Rakatenstadt (Axolotyl Eyes 2008)
27 Can – Turtles Have Short Legs (The Singles 2017)
28 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt taken from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 155 is now available. This is one of the series of Mixed Bag shows where TAO gets a chance to catch up on some newer materials that don’t fit into the other themed shows.
Hear music from Sweden, Norway, Germany. The Netherlands France, Spain, The USA and The UK.

Playlist.

1 Greenslade – Spirit of the Dance (excerpt used as the Intro)
2 Bla Lotus – Summer Demons (Hogtid 2019)
3 Wobbler – Leprechaun Behind The Door ( in Taberna Demo from album No 2, Afterglow, available on Bandcamp)
4 Soup – Sleepers (Remedies 2017)
5 Marquette – Into The Homeland (Into The Wild 2020)
6 Nine Stones Close – Thicker Than Water ( Traces 2020 Tenth Anniversary reissue)
7 Lifesigns – Fortitude (Altitude 2021)
8 Esthesis – Downstream (The Awakening 2020)
9 Jesus Munoz Fernandez – Recovery (Strategies 2015)
10 Yacobs – It’s Beautiful (Beautiful 2020)
11 Vinyl Dial – Shapes In the Clouds ( The Flight Of The crown Hawk 2019)
12 Transatlantic – Overture/Heart Like A Whirlwind/Higher Than The Morning. (The Absolute Universe Forevermore Extended Version 2020)
13 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is delighted to say that the podcast for Show No 154 is now available. This is one of the “Featuring” series of shows and is ” The Sound Of Iceland”. Hear 6 superb Icelandic bands, Eldberg, Lucy In Blue, Trubrot, Thursaflokkir, For A Minor Reflection and Svanfridur.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt used as the Intro)
2 Eldberg – Eg Erl Lifsius Braud (Eldberg 2011)
3 Lucy In Blue – Pricker’s Groove (Lucy In Blue 2013)
4 Trubrot – Lifun Pt 1-8 (Lifun 1971)
5 Thursaflokkir – Einsetumador Einu Sinni (Hinn Islenski Thursaflokkir 1978)
6 Thursaflokkir – Nutiminn (Hinn Islenski Thursaflokkir 1978)
7 For A Minor Reflection – Kyrrd (Reistu Thig Vid, Solin Er Comin A Loft 2008)
8 Svanfridur – The Woman Of Our Day (What’s Hidden There 1972)
9 Svanfridur – The Mug (What’s Hidden There 1972)
10 Eldberg – Hildarlif Vor Tima (Eldberg 2011)
11 Lucy In Blue – Dazed Petition (Lucy In Blue 2013)
12 Lucy In Blue – Tempest (In Flight 2019)
13 Thursaflokkir – Sigtriggur Van…( Thursabit 1978)
14 Thursaflokkir – Aeri-Tobbi (Thursabit 1978)
15 For A Minor Reflection – Sjaumst (Holdum I Att Ad Oreidu 2010)
16 Svanfridur – What Now You People Standing By (What’s Hidden There 1972)
17 Eldberg – Heimer Hugans Pt 1-5 (Thar Er Heimer Hugans 2015)
18 Lucy In Blue – In Flight (In Flight 2019)
19 Thursaflokkir – Skriftagangur (Thursabit 1978)
20 Thursaflokkir – Pinlitill Karl (Gaeti Eins Verid 1982)
21 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that Show No 152 is now available as a podcast. This is “The Long And The Short Of 2020 Vol 1” which is TAO’s choice of the best shorter tracks of albums in 2020. All the track times are less than 10 minutes. Hear music from Norway, Germany, Finland, UK, Sweden, France, Canada and the USA.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit of the Dance (Excerpt used as the Intro)
2 Airbag – Sunsets (A Day At The Beach)
3 Fish – Garden Of Remembrance (Weltschmerz)
4 Long Earth – We Own Tomorrow (Once Around The Sun)
5 Lighthouse Sparrows – Gravest Danger (The Deep End ep)
6 Phog – Awakening (This World)
7 Fatal Fusion – Quo Vadimus (Dissonant Minds)
8 Arabs In Aspic – I Vow To Thee, My Screen (Madness and Magic)
9 Rick Miller – The Trial (Belief In The Machine)
10 Salva – A New God ( A Thousand Ways To Disappear)
11 Grandval – La Chemin A L’Envers (Descendu Sur Terre)
12 Esthesis – Chameleon (The Awakening)
13 Meer – Picking Up The Pieces ( Playing House)
14 Jon Anderson – First Born Leaders (1000 Hands Chapter One)
15 The Guildmaster – The Knight and The Ghost (The knight and The Ghost0
16 Ring Van Mobius – The Mobius Ring (The 3rd Majesty)
17 The Samurai of Prog – Dear Amadeus ( Beyond The Wardrobe)
18 Rick Wakeman – Asraeus Mons (The Red Planet)
19 Poor Genetic Meterial – This Place (Hear Now)
20 Siiga – Gemini Rising (Gemini Rising)
21 Abel Ganz – One Small Soul ( The Life Of The Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity)
22 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 150 is now available. This is one of the shows in the series of “Concept Albums”. Hear sections of superb music from Finland, Norway, Australia, UK and one band classed as multinational.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (Excerpt used as the Intro)
2 Gandalf’s Fist – The (Re) Master and the Monkey Pt 1-9 (2021)
3 Edison’s Children – The Final Breath Before November: Silhouette Pt 1-6 (2013)
4 The Samurai Of Prog – The Demise Of The Third King’s Empire Pt 1-18 (2020)
5 Gryphon – Red Queen To Gryphon Three Pt 1-2 (1974)
6 Gazpacho – Night Pt 1-3 (2007)
7 Hibernal – Relic Pt 8-11 (2020)
8 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is delighted to say that Show No 151 is now available as a podcast. This is one of the shows that comes round only once a year. This is the podcast of the ” 2 Days Before Hogmanay” show which featured 5 Scottish artists and a selection of tracks from each, which are probably not in slightest “proggy”.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt used as the Intro)
2 King Creosote – Just What You Want
3 – Wake Up To This
4 – Love Life
5 – Cowardly Custard
6 – Nooks
7 – The Long Fade
8 The Silencers – I Want You
9 – I Can Feel It
10 – Sylvie
11 – Cellar Of Dreams
12 – Walkmans and Magnums
13 – Number One Friend
14 Siiga – Hollow Bones
15 – Michelle
16 – Jenny And The Devil
17 – Sleep Fast
18 – La Luna
19 – Gemini Rising
20 Gerry Rafferty – The Ark
21 – City To City
22 – Mattie’s Rag
23 – Night Owl
24 – Get It Right Next Time
25 – Take The Money And Run
26 Peatbog Faeries – There’s A Girl Behind The Bar Thinks She’s Garbo
27 – Calgary Capers
28 – Room 215
29 – The Real North
30 – Spiders
31 – The Dragon’s Apprentice
32 – The Ranch
33 Mike Oldfield – Tattoo
34 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (Excerpt used as the Outro)

The Ancient One is very pleased to say that Show No 149 is now available as a podcast. This is a show in the Featuring series and this time all the track titles feature a colour. Hear music from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, USA, Germany, Poland, Finland and the UK.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt use as the Intro taken from the Recollections CD)
2 Magenta – The White Witch Pt 1-5 (Revolutions 2001)
3 The Nice – Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon ( Elegy 1970)
4 Aquaplanage – Ode To Grey Mornings (Aquaplanage 2008)
5 Opium Cartel – White Wolf (Ardour 2013)
6 Kaipa – Light Blue And Green (Vittjar 2012)
7 Focus – Black Beauty (In and Out of Focus 1970)
8 XNA – Banner Of The Whyte Boar (We Changed You 2013)
9 Argos – Black Cat (Argos 2009)
10 Traffic Experiment – The Crimson Sky at 5am (Live. At the End of the World 2013)
11 Collage – The Blues (Moonshine 1994)
12 Grey Lady Down – The Ballad Of Billy Grey (Crime Pt 1) (The Crime 1994)
13 Moon Safari – Bluebells (Blomljud 2008)
14 Samurai of Prog – The Perfect Black (On We Sail 2017)
15 Fatal Fusion – Endless Ocean Blue (Total Absence 2016)
16 Kaprecar’s Constant – Bluebird (Fate Outsmarts Desire 2017)
17 Tiger Moth Tales – Blackbird (The Whispering Of The World 2020)
18 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt use as the Outro taken from the Recollections CD)

The Ancient One is pleased to say that the podcast for Show No 148 is now available. This is one of the series of shows classed a s “Mixed Bag” which means anything goes, and this is Volume 14 which features music from the years 1970-1975.

Playlist

1 Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance (excerpt from the Recollections CD used as the Intro)
2 Premiata Forneria Marconi – Il Banchetto (Photos Of Ghosts 1973)
3 Genesis – Firth Of Fifth (Selling England By The Pound 1973)
4 Fruupp – Sheba’s Song (Modern Masquerades 1975)
5 Jethro Tull – Baker Street Muse (Minstrel In The Gallery 1975)
6 Rare Bird – Epic Forest (Epic Forest 1972)
7 Magna Carta – Lord Of The Ages (Lord Of The Ages 1973)
8 Khan – Driving To Amsterdam (Space Shanty 1972)
9 Pete Sinfield – Envelopes Of Yesterday (Still 1973)
10 Steve Hackett – Shadow Of The Hierophant ( Voyage Of The Acolyte 1975)
11 Gryphon – Midnite Mushrumps (Midnite Mushrumps 1974)
12 Barclay James Harvest – Child Of The Universe (Everyone Is Somebody Else 1974)
13 Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt 1-9 (Wish You Were Here 1975)
14 Beggar’s Opera – Raymond’s Road (Act One 1971)
15 Yes – Wondrous Stories (Going For The One 1977)
16 Supersister – No Tree Will Grow (The Highest Bidder 1972)
17 Greenslade – Joie De Vivre (excerpt from the Recollections CD used as Outro)