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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #397 (ProgTracks’ Best of 2020)

2020 is basically history!

That’s the FIRST good news.

Another bit of good news is that, despite all the bad in 2020… the circumstances seemed to be a boon to music artists’ creativity.

There was a TON of great music made in 2020… and we’re going to explore some of that this week!

PLAYLIST:
  • Flairck – “The Stoned Wedding” from Back Alive! On Home Records (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Vespero – Sea Orm from Live at the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet on octoberXart records (2020)
  • Le Grand Sbam – “Li (le feu)” from Furvent on dur et doux (2020)
  • Dai Kaht – “Wehr Mahrü” from Dai Kaht II on Soleil Zeuhl (2020)
  • SBONK – “Debula” from LAMIZUK on iMD-Experimental Rock (2020)
  • yllwshrk – “Arsenik” from I AM ALADDIN on EOA Recordings (2020)
  • Kanaan – “Seemingly Changeless Stars” from Odense Sessions on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Markus Reuter (featuring Fabio Trentini and Asaf Sirkis) – “Bogeyman” from Truce on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Sonar with David Torn – “Cloud Chamber” from Tranceportation, Vol. 2 on RareNoise Records (2020)
  • Neptunian Maximalism – “To The Earth: NGANGA – Grand Guérisseur Magique de l’ère Probocène “ from Éons on I, Voidhanger Records (2020)  NOTE:  ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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Progressive Tracks Show #372 (The Prog Continues…)

This week we’ll explore some (mostly) new music with which you may not be familiar.

Discovery:  It’s what we do here at The Progressive Tracks Show!

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The Progressive Tracks Show #355 (An Inner Journey)

Another one of my nebulous theme shows, this time about transformation.

If that’s what you get out of it, of course.

Otherwise it might be about planting rutabagas and watching them grow.  

PLAYLIST:

  • Kilgore Trout – “Lizard Dog Suite” from Kilgore Trout on KGT Enterprises (1995)
  • U SCO – “/” from NEST on Independent (2012)
  • Heyoka’s Mirror – “Asylum” from Asylum – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Lusud-Khan” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Call of Kali” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “Burning All We See” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Seven Steps To The Green Door – “The Empty Room:  The Realization” from The?Book on Progressive Promotions Records (2011)
  • Hanford Flyover – “Here Now” from Here Now – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Shaman Rock” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “The Host That I Create” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – I. The Village” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – II. The Battle” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – III. The Journey” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – IV. The Return” from The Return on 7dMedia (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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 190 podcasts now!).

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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 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

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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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #335
(Prog, As It Comes)

Some editions of The Progressive Tracks Show just ‘make themselves’…music appears, and all I have to do is be aware enough to incorporate it into a show. That’s the case this week, and the result is a great listen!

PLAYLIST:

  • Crystal Beth – “Invocation” from Push Thru on 7dMedia (2019)
  • Richard Pinhas & Tatsuya Yoshida – “Ignition” from Ascension on Magaibutsu Limited (2019)
  • PAK – “Reflection Consumer” from Bestial on Nefarious Industries (2019)
  • Ginger Baker (and the DJQ20) – “Daylight” from Coward of the County on Rhino Atlantic (1999)
  • October Equus – “Ceniza” from Presagios on October Xart (2019)
  • Jalayan – “Descent of Annunaki” from Sonic Drive on Independent (2019)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Awakening” from Playing With Fire (2018) on 7dMedia
  • Crystal Beth – “Dolphy” from Push Thru on 7dMedia (2019)
  • Jalayan – “Ishtar Gate” from Sonic Drive on Independent (2019)
  • October Equus – “Pneuma” from Presagios on October Xart (2019)
  • Aisles – “The Maiden” from In Sudden Walks on Independent (2009)
  • Ciolkowska – “Психоделия (Psychedelia)” from Психоделия (Psychedelia) on [addicted label] (Unreleased – 2020)
  • Территория Тишины (Territory of Silence) -“Здесь и сейчас (Here and Now)” from Здесь и сейчас (Here and Now) – single on Night Hunter Music (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 over 170 podcasts now!).

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #293 
(The Best of Prog – 2018)

This is it!

The culmination of a great year in Progressive Rock: The Progressive Tracks Show Best of Prog for 2018.

Congratulations to all the artists for making such exceptional music for us ProgHeads.

We will Prog On hard this week!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 132 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Far Corner – “Myopia” from Risk on Cuneiform Records
  • The Hypersonic Factor – “Speed Demon” from Inventions of Diffusion on Independent
  • Koenjihyakkei – “Palbeth Tissilaq” from Dhorimvishka on Skin Graft Records
  • Amgala Temple – “Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records
  • Spiralmaze – “Holey” from Dunes of Dorlmeus on Independent
  • Ángel Ontalva & Vespero – “Giant Lobster Between the Orkneys and the Hebrides” from Carta Marina on VMS
  • Adam Holzman – “Are You High?” from Truth Decay on Big Fun Productions
  • El Tubo Elastico – “Impala” from Impala on Independent
  • SONAR with David Torn – “Red Shift” from Vortex on Rarenoise Records
  • All Traps On Earth – “All Traps On Earth” from A Drop Of Light on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #291 
(It’s ProgMas 2018!)

This week, tune in to the seasonal fringe… the time-honored tradition of ProgMas!

It’s not Christmas…it’s… um, way more edgy.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 129 now!).

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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Realizing that we can’t always stick our heads in the sand… I was able to find a theme in the midst of everything I was planning to play this week!  So it’s time for a reality check.

I call it “The State of the World”.  Politics… espionage… climate change… country-first attitudes… gender relations… it’s all here.  Not many songs with lyrics, so you get to ‘feel it’.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 122 now!).

– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Email: ProgTracks@KPTZ.org (Comments are always welcome)

PLAYLIST:

  • Hanford Flyover – “Freefall” from Freefall on ORI
  • Far Corner – “Flim-Flam Man” from Risk on Cuneiform Records
  • Scherzoo – “Three Dimensional Disorder” from 04 on Soleil Zeuhl
  • Riverside – “The Struggle for Survival” from Wasteland on InsideOutMusic
  • Angel Ontalva – “Tarlaya Ektim Sogan” from Tierra Quemada on OctoberXart Records
  • Toby Driver – “Scaffold of Digital Snow” from They Are the Shield on Blood Music
  • Gosta Berlings Saga – “Island” from Glue Works on Cuneiform Records
  • Far Corner – “Past Deeds, Present Treacheries” from Risk on Cuneiform Records
  • Hanford Flyover – “Skeleton Woman” from Freefall on ORI
  • Riverside – “Vale of Tears” from Wasteland on InsideOutMusic
  • Edensong – “The Atman Apocalypse” from Years in the Garden of Years on Laser’s Edge

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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!