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The Progressive Tracks Show #331 (2019 Psychedelic Autumn Equinox Festival)

This week we’re featuring some excellent regional bands who will perform at the 2019 Psychedelic Autumn Equinox Festival at The Blue Moon Tavern September 27th and 28th.  And of course… some other new music you should definitely hear.

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!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Teeth of the Sea – “Hireath” from Wraith on Rocket Recordings (2018)
  • Super Z Attack Team – “Name of the Sun” from Name of the Sun – Single (Demo) [unreleased]
  • Fraktal Phantom – “Broken Time” from Fraktal Phatom – EP on Independent (2017)
  • Zhongyu – “Hydraulic Fracas” from “Zhongyu” is Chinese for “Finally” on MoonJune Records (2016)
  • Pink Octopus – “Q Brain” from Metamorphosis (Phase 1: Obtaining Instrumentalism) on Roadies Delight Records (2015)
  • Cantrip – “Black Market” from Authentic Luxury on Cantrip (2019)
  • Nosretep – “Ametvisto” from First Album on Independent (2016)
  • Ciolkowska – “Мы из джаза (My Iz Dzhaza)” on Avtomat Proshlogo on Addicted Label (2019)
  • Diagonal – “Arc” from Arc on Cobblers Records (2019)
  • Hashshashin – “Shrines of the Wakhan” from Badakhshan on Art As Catharsis Records (2019)
  • Teeth of the Sea – “Burn of the Shieling” from Wraith on Rocket Recordings (2018)
  • Diagonal – “The Spectrum Explodes” from Arc on Cobblers Records (2019)
  • Ciolkowska – “Na Vysote Dereviev” on Avtomat Proshlogo on Addicted Label (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

The Progressive Tracks Show #330 (It’s A Tough Business, This Prog)

NOTE: WORLD PREMIERE SONG on this week’s show!

Progressive Rock artists face a myriad of obstacles in creating the music we listeners love and enjoy. This week we’ll hear some of this absolutely stellar music… while I point out some things that make it seem like I understand their struggles (even though I can’t play a note). Oh well, at least the music will be stellar, including that world premiere from one of Zeuhl’s greatest artists!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 165 podcasts 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

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #329 (Prog… Ascending)

Progressive Rock is 50 years old… but is it still relevant?

Obviously this DJ thinks so, but tune in to hear for yourself!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 165 podcasts now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Arcade Messiah – “Diagnosis” from Diagnosis on StereoHead Records  (2019)
  • Snooze – “Amicus Pawsterum” from Familiaris on 649467 Records DK (2019)
  • Hovercraft – “Tomorrow” from White Sky EP on Independent (2019)
  • Peridoni – “Color of Water” from Color of Water – Single on Independent (2019)
  • Lobate Scarp – “Nothing Wrong” from Spirals and Portals EP on Independent (2019)
  • Nazca Space Fox – “Windhund” from Pi on Tonzonen Records (2019)
  • Yuval Ron – “Somewhere in the Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum” from Somewhere in the Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum on Independent (2019)
  • The Bob Lazar Story – “Is This Foodstool?” from Vanquisher on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • Hovercraft – “Drowning” from White Sky EP on Independent (2019)
  • Grand General – “Antics” from Grand General on Rune Grammofon (2013)

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

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #328 (The Power of Three)

The Power of Three, suggests that things that come in threes are funnier, more satisfying, more effective, and/or more memorable, than other numbers of things. There are many celtic, nordic, and pagan examples of this belief.

But does that translate to music? Join us to hear how the power of three translates… progressively.

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 165 podcasts now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Rush – “Working Man” from Rush on Mercury Records (1974)
  • Mouth – “Cascade Inc.” from Rhizome on Tonzonen Records (2009)
  • Mouth – “Hiding, Rhizome” from Rhizome on Tonzonen Records (2009)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Folk Kremtar No Av Og Til Berre I Lause Lufta Og” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “Happy Hour For Mr. Sanders” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Axiom – “Slumber” from Slumber – Master A from Axiom on Independent (2019)
  • El Trio – “Deconectar” from Las Manos on Progshine Records (2013)
  • Mouth – “Into The Light (alternate mix)” from Past-Present-Future on Tonzonen Records (2019)
  • Battles – “The Yabba” from La Di Da Di on Warp Records (2015)
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer – “Oh, My Father” from Tarkus (deluxe edition) of Razor & Tie Records (2012)
  • Axiom – “Believe” from Believe – Master B from Axiom on Independent (2019)
  • Bushman’s Revenge – “A Bottle A Day Keeps The Wolves At Bay” from Et hån mot overklassen on Hubro (2019)
  • Fred Frith Trio – “Dance of Delusion” from Another Day in Fucking Paradise  on Intakt Records (2016)
  • Yowie – “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism on SKiN GRAFT Records (2017)
  • Dialeto – “Windmaster” from The Last Tribe on MoonJune Records (2013)

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

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #327  (Burn Through These Constructs)

This week we’ll not only continue our musical depiction of the state of the world, but we’ll also explore how we can get to some personal peace, despite it all.

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Neon Rain – “Drinking With Russians” from Neon Rain on Independent (2019)
  • Neon Rain – “Beneath The Surface” from Neon Rain on Independent (2019)
  • Pinto Wagonfire – “Traffic Hammer” from Traffic Hammer – Single on Independent (2019)
  • Redshift – “Clan” from Turning Towards Us on Distant Sun (2008)
  • Organic Noises – “Yarkhushta” from Organic Noises on Lynx Music (2019)
  • Zaar – “Scherzaaaaaaahhhh” from Zaar on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Zaar – “Scherzo #C” from Zaar on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Aragon – “In Deepest Sympathy” from Mouse on Independent (2019)
  • Aragon – “Burning Off” from Mouse on Independent (2019)
  • Hashshashin – “Prostration” from Nihsahshsah on Art As Catharsis (2016)
  • Yawning Man – “I Make Weird Choices” from Macedonian Lines on Heavy Psych Sounds (2019)
  • The Tea Club – “Creature” from If/When 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

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #326  (Progressive Infinite Regress)

How do you depict the state of the world with music?

1. The DJ shuts up and lets the music do the talking.

2. The listeners make their own conclusions about what the music is saying to them (without being offended).

3. Everyone allows everyone else to have their own opinions.

4. Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat…

Easy, right?  We’ll see…

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Tribal Tech – “The Big Wave” from Illicit on Bluemoon Recordings (1992)
  • Barry Cleveland – “Warning” from Hologramatron on MoonJune Records (2010)
  • Steve Howe – “Turbulence” from Turbulence on Relativity (1991)
  • Steven Wilson – “Don’t Hate Me” from 4-1/2 on Kscope (2015)
  • Brand X – “Hate Zone” from Morrocan Roll on Charisma (1977)
  • Black Sabbath – “Killing Yourself to Live” from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on Warner Brothers (1973)
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Gunman” from Them Crooked Vultures on Interscope Records (2009)
  • Tin Men and the Telephone – “Autonomous Weapons” from World Domination Part One: Furie on Roem Records (2018)
  • October Equus – “Trapped in the Sea Ice” from Permafrost on OctoberXart Records (2013)
  • Whalephant – “System of Behavior” from System of Behavior – Single on Independent (2015)
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – “The Study of Unintended Consequences” from Petrophonics on Cuneiform (2000)
  • AKKU Quintet – “Made in China” from Depart on 7dMedia (2019)
  • Ut Gret – “Infinite Regress” from Radical Symmetry on Independent (2011)

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

PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #325 (Music Deserving Full Attention)

ProgHeads are ‘different’ from others who listen to music (or at least we like to think we are). We don’t typically use music as background noise, while life goes on around it. We are perhaps a bit more critical in our listening. And we certainly tend to make music a priority in our lives. In some ways, you could say that music IS life to ProgHeads.

And so, we give music the attention it deserves. The music this week falls nicely into that category of deserving our full attention.

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • The Red Masque – “Fathomless” from Fathomless on The Red Masque (2018)
  • Zonder Wehrkamp – “If It’s Real” from If It’s Real on It’s Real Records (2019)
  • Sarcophagus Now – “Kasputin Jarr” from Maneter on Spinnup (2019)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Hell By Default” fromHell By Default – EP on Arcade Messiah (2019)
  • The Sheen – “Perception Management” from Thud – EP on 936986 Records DK (2019)
  • Malcolm Galloway – “Pattern Jugglers” from Transitions on Glass Castle Recordings (2019)
  • Human Ottoman – “Swanktown” fromRampage on Independent (2019)
  • Zonder Wehrkamp – “Too Late” from If It’s Real on It’s Real Records (2019)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Death X-Ray” from Hell By Default – EP on Arcade Messiah (2019)
  • The Sheen – “Rob Magill & The Sheen B” from Thud – EP on 936986 Records DK (2019)
  • Human Ottoman – “Yesterday” from Rampage on Independent (2019)
  • Zonder Wehrkamp – “Two Years” from If It’s Real on It’s Real Records (2019)
  • Sarcophagus Now – “Bitontologen” from Maneter on Spinnup (2019)
  • Malcolm Galloway – “Slow” from Transitions on Glass Castle Recordings (2019)
  • Human Ottoman – “100k Lazer Cats” from Rampage 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

PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #324 (There Is Only Zeuhl !)

So much Zeuhl… so little time. So we’ll devote an entire show to this unique sub-genre, including a long-awaited epic from the “Master” who started it all.

“Hamtaï !”

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Weidorje – “Booldemug” from Weidorje on Musea (1978)
  • Corima – “Corima Iss De Hündin!” from Quetzlcoatl on Soleil Zeuhl (2012)
  • Corima – “Gerdhait Nefertatt” from Quetzlcoatl on Soleil Zeuhl (2012)
  • Corima – “Vhlakoshpetzz” from Quetzlcoatl on Soleil Zeuhl (2012)
  • Dai Kaht – “Gnyynlaggör” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht (2017)
  • Elephant Tôk – “Sables et Dunes” from Sitting With Bull on D3P (2018)
  • Elephant Tôk – “Sables et Vents” from Sitting With Bull on D3P (2018)
  • Koenjihyakkei – Angherr Shisspa from Angherr Shisspa on Skin Graft Records (2005)
  • Universal Totem Orchestra – “Mare Verticale” from Mathematical Mother on Black Widow Records (2016)
  • Zwoyld – “Psøn” from 200 000 on Independent (2014)
  • MAGMA – “1. Ẁöhm Dëhm Zeuhl Stadium / Hymne au Néant” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT -on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “2. Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Dëhm Ẁrëhntt / Les Forces de l’Univers – Les Eléments” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “3. Dï Ẁööhr Sprace / La Voix Qui Parle” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “4. Streüm Ündëts Ẁëhëm / Pont de l’En-Delà” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “5. Zëss Mahntëhr Kantöhm / Le Maitre Chant” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “6. Zï Ïss Ẁöss Stëhëm / Vers l’Infiniment” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT on Seventh Records (2019)
  • MAGMA – “7. Dümgëhl Blaö / Glas Ultime” from ZËSS. LE JOUR DU NÉANT -on Seventh Records (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

PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #323 (Get Out and LIVE a Little)

Listening to music at home or with friends is certainly a relaxing pastime. But nothing compares to seeing artists at their best in a live setting.

There are plenty of great artists on tour who are coming to Seattle (and nearby areas) that we’ll explore this week. Grab your personal calendar, tune in, and book your musical entertainment for the rest of 2019.

Go on… get out and LIVE a little!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 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

PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #322 (Apollo 11 – Prog You To The Moon And Back)

This week’s edition of The Progressive Tracks Show is a creation; an experience best enjoyed in solitude. The (mostly) instrumental songs and historical audio clips were carefully pieced together to evoke emotion; to portray the Apollo 11 mission through the emotional power of music.
I do hope you can take time to sit back and enjoy it!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Red Kite – “13 Enemas For Good Luck” from Red Kite on RareNoise (2019)
  • King Crimson – “Separation (edit)” from The Elements of King Crimson Tourbox 2014 on DGM (2016)
  • Elder – “Illusory Motion” from The Gold & Silver Sessions on Blues Funeral Recordings (2019)
  • District 97 – “After Orbit Mission” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Vespero – “Watching The Earth Rise” from Hollow Moon on Tonzonen Records (2018)
  • Fabio La Manna – “Luna2” from EBE on Via Nocturna (2016)
  • Spirit – “Space Child” from Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus on Ode/Epic/Legacy (1970)
  • Polska Radio One – “Launch #93” from Cosmos Inside on Trail Records (2014)
  • Camel – “Lunar Sea” from Moonmadness on UMC-Decca (1976)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Moon Signal” from II on Stereohead Records (2015)
  • Maat Lander – “Meteors Serenade” from Seasons of Space – Book #2 on Clostridium Records (2018)
  • Quarkspace  – “Space Folds Upon Itself” from All These Suns on Quarkspace (2018)
  • Blueneck – “Apogee” from Epilogue on Denovali Records (2012)
  • Astralingua – “Space Blues” from Space Blues – Single on Midnight Lamp Records (2019)
  • Eric Baule – “Touching The Earth” from Revelations Adrift on Independent (2015)
  • Aisles – “Hero” from 4:45 AM on Presagio Records (2013)

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