Things are a little ‘off’ this week: I’ll be playing lots of new music this week, but there will be no theme.
Anyway, I’m pretty sure there’s no theme.
But you might be able to conjure up a theme… if you try hard enough.
Theme or not… be sure to take some time to relax, put on some headphones, and immerse yourself in some quality progressive rock. It may well be the best part of your day.
Because the days are still long:Remember, you can steam/download this, and any of the 113 previous editions of The Progressive Tracks Show broadcast on Progzilla Radio, any time you want at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks.
– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack
Email: ProgTracks@KPTZ.org (Comments are always welcome)
So Far As I Know – “The Conqueror” from Fragments: Disclosure on Independent
The Blue Prison – “Alchemist” from Alchemist on Independent
Chemical Clock – “Shadow Self” from Plastic World on Independent
Lovely Little Girls – “Delicate Moisture” from Glistening Vivid Splash on Skin Graft Records
Zevious – “Smear Campaign” from Lowlands on Nefarious Industries
Shineback – “Lies and Consequences” from Dial on Bad Elephant Music
Alco Frisbass – “La Danse Du Pantin” from Alco Fisbass on Fading Records
Comus – “The Prisoner” from First Utterance on Dawn Records
Adam Holzman – “I Told You So” from Truth Decay on Big Fun Productions
3.2 – “Our Bond” from The Rules Have Changed on Frontiers Music SRL
Chemical Clock – “Donut Cat” from Plastic World on Independent
Lovely Little Girls – “Cavernous Cryptic Structures” from Glistening Vivid Splash on Skin Graft Records
Zevious – “Ritual Based Symmetries” from Lowlands on Nefarious Industries
Shineback – “Me vs. Me” from Dial on Bad Elephant Music
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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