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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #389 (The Orange Referendum)

A show that reminds you to replace that rotting pumpkin from Halloween…

And a show that also reminds you to replace your rotting government…  

  • Cast – “Power and Outcome” from Power and Outcome on Progressive Promotion Records (2017)
  • Kansas – “Sparks of the Tempest” from Point of Know Return on Kirshner (1977)
  • King Crimson – “The Great Deceiver” from Starless and Bible Black (40th) on DMG (1974)
  • Lüger  – “Swastika Sweetheart” from Lüger on Giradiscos (2010)
  • No Man’s Valley – “Lies” from Outside the Dream on Tonzonen Records (2019)
  • Leah – “ Shores of Your Lies” from Otherworld EP on Ex Cathedra Records (2013)
  • Shineback – “Lies And Consequences” from Dial on Bad Elephant Music (2018)
  • Centric Jones – “Pyrrhic Victory” from The Antikythera Mechanism on ProgRock Records (2011)
  • Peter Matuchniak – “Victory” from Destiny on Melodic Revolution Records (2014)
  • Jellyfish – “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” from Spilt Milk on Charisma (1993)
  • Jellyfish – “Brighter Day” from Spilt Milk on Charisma (1993)
  • Soulsplitter – “The Transition” from Salutogenesis on Just For Kicks (2019)
  • Cult of Luna – “Approaching Transition” from Mariner on Indie Recordings (2016)
  • Mouth – “The Balance” from rhizome on BluNoise Records (2009)

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Progressive Tracks Show #388 (The Halloween/Election Spirit 2020)

Not only is it Halloween, but it’s Halloween during a pandemic.

Not only is there an important election, but there’s an important election during a pandemic.

It’s a scary time… so let’s embrace our reality with some appropriate tuneage, shall we?

  • Adrian Tabacaru – “Antithesis” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Spirits in the Night” from Nightingales & Bombers on Cohesion (1975)
  • Miriodor – “The Ghost of M.C. Escher” from Mekano on Cuneiform Records (2001)
  • The ILK – “A Ghost Story For Summer” from The New Dark Age on Melotron Records (2015)
  • Just War Theory – “Ghost Town” from The Tyranny of Shrouds on Just War Theory (2018)
  • Subrosa – “Ghosts of a Dead Empire” from More Constant Than The Gods on Profound Lore (2013)
  • The Pneumatic Transit – “Apparition of Rosalyn” from Concerto For Double Moon on The Pneumatic Transit (2015)
  • TriPod – “Ghost” from TriPod on MoonJune Records (2003)
  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – “Sleepytime (Spirit is a Bone)” from Grand Opening and Closing on Seeland (2001)
  • CHOCOLAT – “Koyaanisqatsi (Apparition)”  from Retrouver Looloo on Beyond Beyond is Beyond (2016)
  • Mastodon – “Ghost Of Karelia” from Crack The Skye on Reprise (2008)
  • Valerinne – “The Only Ghost I Ever Saw” from Arborescent on Independent (2013)
  • Markus Reuter Oculus – “Solve et Coagula (Ghost I)” from Nothing is Sacred on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Anekdoten – “Until All The Ghosts Are Gone” from Until All The Ghosts Are Gone on Virtalevy (2015)

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #387 (It’s Getting Weird Out There!)

Despite the weirdness, progressive rock artists keep doing what they do best… creating great music.

Do their creations reflect the weird times? How could they NOT?

  • Dustman Dilemma – “Third Sigh” from Third Sigh on Létourneur (2020)
  • Dustman Dilemma – “The Bunk” from Third Sigh on Létourneur (2020)
  • This Is Not A Band – “This Is Not A Song” from This Is Not A Song – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Cheer-Accident – “InnTrialTaint” from Fringements 01 on SKiN GRAFT Records (2020)
  • Prairie WWWW – “Floral Cluster” from Floral Cluster EP on Lonely God (2017)
  • Rainbow Face – “Waves” from Stars’ Blood on Independent (2020)
  • U SCO – “Palace Vice” from Treffpunkt on New Atlantic Records (2014)
  • TERMS – “Hoarder of Operations” from asbestos MOUTH on SKiN GRAFT Records (2020)
  • Dis Engage – “Lehaim to N.E.P.” may from …the reverse be true on [addicted label] (2019)
  • GorMusik – “AfterMath” from AfterMath – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Gordian Knot – “Code, AntiCode” from Gordian Knot on Sensory (1998)

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Progressive Tracks Show #384 (The Timeless Symph)

YES, THIS ERRANT PODCAST IS BACK… FOR GOOD THIS TIME!  DIG IN AND ENJOY!!

Most people associate Progressive Rock with the Symphonic Prog sub-genre that was extremely popular in the early to mid 1970’s.  Well, it’s still popular today… and being created at a very high level.

New Symph (including a couple of WORLD RADIO PREMIERE’s) and classic Symph (a Golden Tracks Feature, no less) are in abundance this week!

  • Moon Letters – “What Is Your Country” from Until They Feel The Sun on Independent (2019)
  • Timelight – “The Goddess Liberty” from Selah! On Independent (2020) WORLD RADIO PREMIERE
  • Wobbler – “Naiad Dreams” from Dwellers of the Deep on Karisma Records  (2020)
  • Yes – “Everydays” from Time and a Word on Atlantic (1970)
  • Yes – “The Prophet” from Time and a Word on Atlantic (1970)
  • Timelight – “Taken” from Selah! On Independent (2020) WORLD RADIO PREMIERE
  • Wobbler – “By The Banks” from Dwellers of the Deep on Karisma Records  (2020)
  • Sloth Metropolis – “Human1se” from Humanise on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Sloth Metropolis – “Humani2se” from Humanise on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Sloth Metropolis – “Humanis3” from Humanise on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Sloth Metropolis – “Hum4nise” from Humanise on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Yes – “Astral Traveller” from Time and a Word on Atlantic (1970)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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Progressive Tracks Show #386 (Cross Over To Fuse The Cosmos)

Mike’s had an internal struggle as to what progressive subgenre to feature this week.  Tune in to see what wins…

  • Immortal Onion – “Triggers” from XD Experience Design on Sempre Musica (2020)
  • Pampa Trash – “TEMPERLEY” from Ya Fué on Constitution World License (2014)
  • WorldService Project – “Where Am I” from Hiding in Plain Sight on RareNoise Records (2020)
  • Shem – “Konvoi” from No Songs, Just Sound on Clostridium Records (2020)
  • Sanguine Hum – “Automation” from A Trace of Memory on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Tatvamasi“Prawdziwy bohater bawi się sam” from Haldur Bildur on Audio Cave (2019)
  • The Crimson ProjeKCt – “Indiscipline” from Official Bootleg Live 2012 on iapetus (2013)
  • Pampa Trash – “Fat Slim” from Ya Fué on Constitution World License (2014)
  • Immortal Onion – “Interaction” from XD Experience Design on Sempre Musica (2020)
  • Sounds of New Soma – “Maya” from The Birne/Maya EP on Tonzonen Records (2020)
  • WorldService Project – “The Kipper and the Pork Pie” from Hiding in Plain Sight on RareNoise Records (2020)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #385 (Music Unlocked)

Mike has once again used his skills to unlock music you need to hear.  So go ahead…and hear it!

P.S. Mike is not a pirate or thief, but a true supporter of artists.  He hopes you will be too!

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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Progressive Tracks Show #383 (Size Doesn’t Matter)

This size of the band doesn’t matter…just the level of talent contained in the band.

We have much new music of all sizes to explore this week… including a WORLD PREMIERE!

  • Adult Cinema – “Flowers (Fallout Version) from Teaser Trailer on Illicit Recordings (2016)
  • Arcade Messiah – “Can of Worms” from The Host on StereoHead Records (2020)
  • Zolar Czack – “Night Call” from Rush in the Night Time on Independent (2020)
  • Terms – “Our Asbestos Mouths” from Asbestos Mouth on SKiN GRAFT Records (2020) ***WORLD PREMIERE***
  • Grex – “Jin’s Run” from Everything You Said Was Wrong on Geomancy Records (2020)
  • Atomic Vulture – “Water” from PolderRiffs – Volume 1 on Polderrecords (2020)
  • Lye By Mistake – “The Condition” from Fea Jur on Black Market Activities (2009)
  • Troker – “Puelbo de Brujos” from Pueblo de Brujos EP on Intolerancia (2011)
  • Onsegen Ensemble – “Stellar” from Fear on Svart Records (2020)
  • Reuter Motzer Grohowsky – “Burn to Aether” from Shapeshifters on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Uivo Zebra – “Abalo Sismico”  from Uivo Zebra on Bocian (2018)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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Progressive Tracks Show #382 (The Anomalous Autumn)

It seems like Summer came and went without even a notice…as the historic events of 2020 rolled inexorably on.

Now we find ourselves at the Autumnal Equinox…traditionally a time of balance, protection, comfort, and letting go.  But what’s our future?  I’ll pose that it’s Precarious… and Uncertain.

I, for one, don’t have a crystal ball… but together, we can take this next hour or so to explore some of this Anomalous Autumn’s possibilities.

  • Kavee – “Indian Summer” from Metempsychosis on Independent (2020)
  • Galliard – “Hear The Colours” from Strange Pleasure on Lake Erie Records (1969)
  • Pulsónica – “Qué Tara!” from Fuera de Tiempo on Viajero Inmóvil Records (2015)
  • Ill Wicker – “Fret” from Under Diana on Electricity Records (2014)
  • Landing – “Fluency of Colors” from Sphere on K Records (2004)
  • Mother Turtle – “Harvest Moon” from II on Mother Turtle (2016)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Colorfalls” from Five Seven EP on Independent (2007)
  • Thought Chamber – “Transcend” from Psykerion on InsideOutMusic (2013)
  • Faun Fables – “Intro: Darkness” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)
  • Obsidian Kingdom – “The Kandinsky Group” from A Year With No Summer on Season of Mist (2016)
  • Sarcophagus Now – “Hibernation Man” from Sarcophagus Now on Independent (2018)
  • Faun Fables – “Hibernation Tales” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)
  • Faun Fables – “Outro: Light” from Light of a Vaster Dark on  Drag City (2010)

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Progressive Tracks Show #381 (Some Local…Some Not So Much)

There’s no theme this week… but I thought I’d try to alternate some local Seattle music with new music from around the world this week.  I dunno… maybe it will impress upon you that the progressive scene in Seattle, although not that well-known, was/is relevant.  And I’m sure you’ll discover something new during the course of this show.

  • Akenathon – “Vuelos” from Como Hormigas on VIAJERO INMÓVIL Records (2020)
  • Face Ditch – “Pan The Goat God” from Face Ditch on BuildaBuzz Music (2004)
  • Built For The Future  – “The Sheltering Sky” from Brave New World on Independent (2020)
  • Magnog – “A Moment’s Seam“ from Magnog on Kranky (1996)
  • Travis Orbin – “Cosmocrator” from Finite III on Independent (2020)
  • Hovercraft – “Quiet Room (44)” from Akathisia on Mute/Blast First (1997)
  • Automatism – “Falcon Machine” from Immersion on Tonzonen Records (2020)
  • Akenathon – “Irresistable Tic” from Como Hormigas on VIAJERO INMÓVIL Records (2020)
  • Travis Orbin – “Dose of Jocose/Zephyr” from Finite III on Independent (2020)
  • Built For The Future  – “Line of Sight” from Brave New World on Independent (2020)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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Progressive Tracks Show #380 (Labor Day… but is anybody really laboring?)

This is the strangest Labor Day Weekend ever… especially if you’re used to playing or listening to live music.  So this week it’s all live tracks to provide some sense of normalcy.

You’re welcome.

  • Rush – “What You’re Doing/Working Man” from R40 Live on Anthem Entertainment (2015)
  • Jane Getter Premonition – “Transparent” from On Tour on Big Fun Records (2017)
  • Vasil Hadzimanov Band – “Zulu” from Alive on Croatia Records (2016)
  • Circuline – “Stereotypes” from CircuLive NewView on Independent (2020)
  • Glass – “Set One (Give The Man A Hand/Dedicated to Mike/Astral/The Border/Crossing)” from Live at Progman Cometh on Musea (2007)
  • Hamster Theatre – “Bug 2: History of the United States of America” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality/Quasi Day Room – Live at the Moore Theatre on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Face Ditch – “Alternative Values” from In the Interim on Build a Buzz Records & Books (2020)
  • Slivovitz – “Negative Creep from Liver on MoonJune Records (2018)
  • French TV – “Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears!” from Stories Without Fingerprints on Pretentious Dinosaur Productions (2020)
  • Red Kite – “You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know” from Red Kite on RareNoise Records (2019)

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