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The Progressive Tracks Show #226 (New Prog & Varga Tribute), originally broadcast on Friday, September 1, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

There’s still a LOT of great new music being released… but not so much that we would fail to properly recognize the passing of one of the progressive rock masters, Marián Varga.   If you’re not familiar, you’ll get ample chance to hear some groundbreaking sounds created from behind The Iron Curtain.

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Working Man” from Rush on Moon Records
  • Brian Ellis – “East” from Suspension on Independent
  • Papir – “V.I” from V on Stickman Records
  • Echo Tail – “Nitocris” from Et Tu, Yūrei? on Echo Tail
  • Collegium Musicum & Marián Varga – “Eufónia, Parts I – V” from Konvergencie on Opus
  • Kotebel – “Post Ignam” from Cosmology on Musea
  • Brian Ellis – “Dwell” from Suspension on Independent
  • Echo Tail – “Pour Out Red” from Et Tu, Yūrei? on Echo Tail
  • Kotebel – “Cosmology Suite: Entangled Universe” from Cosmology on Musea

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

The Progressive Tracks Show #224 (Total Solar Eclipse), originally broadcast on Friday, August 18, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

It’s been a long time since a total solar eclipse has happened in the United States.  To put it in perspective, U.K. (Jobson/Wetton/Bozzio) were just about to release its “Danger Money” album when the last eclipse occurred on February 26th, 1979.  Now THAT’s a looong time ago!

And believe me when I say, there’s plenty of great Prog on the subject of eclipses. So it’s no wonder I felt compelled to do a special 2-hour show (yes, you read that right) marking the total solar eclipse that occurred on Monday, August 21, 2017.

PLAYLIST:

  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Hysteria” from Guilty Of Innocence on Independent
  • Amenophis – “Suntower” from Amenophis on Musea
  • Michael Hoenig – “Sun and Moon” from Departure from the Northern Wasteland on Kuckuck Schallplatten
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Solar Fire” from Solar Fire on Cohesion
  • Man – “Call Down the Moon” from Call Down the Moon on Esoteric Recordings
  • Astra – “The Rising of the Black Sun” from The Weirding on Rise Above Records
  • Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – “Total Eclipse” from Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Fuel
  • The Alan Parsons Project – “Total Eclipse” from I Robot on Arista
  • The Alan Parsons Project – “Genesis Ch.1 V.32” from I Robot on Arista
  • Kenny Mitchell – “Solar Eclipse, Part 1” from The Lark At Heaven’s Gate on Independent
  • Kenny Mitchell – “Solar Eclipse, Part 2 – Second Shadow” from The Lark At Heaven’s Gate on Independent
  • Toxic Smile – “Rayless Sun” from 7 on Progressive Promotions Records
  • Eat The Sun – “Prefeastthree” from The Djerassi Sessions on Independent
  • Green Meteor – “Consumed By A Dying Sun” from Consumed By A Dying Sun Robot on Independent
  • Pallas – “Shadow Of The Sun” from Wearewhoweare on Independent
  • Argos – “Sun And Moon” from Circles on Musea
  • Drifting Sun – “Eternal Cycle” from Eternal Cycle EP on Independent
  • Pink Floyd – “Brain Damage”” from Dark Side Of The Moon on EMI
  • Pink Floyd – “Eclipse” from Dark Side Of The Moon on EMI

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