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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

Mainstream music listeners consider classic progressive rock ‘diving deep’.

But if you’re a Prog aficionado, you long for more than that.  Much lies beneath the surface, if you just dive in a bit deeper.

But isn’t that what you count on The Progressive Tracks Show for… to do the deep diving for you?  Why, right you are!

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:

  • Altın Gün – “Şoför Bey” from Gece on ATO Records (2019)
  • Trojka – “Penger” from Tre Ut on Apollon Records (2019)
  • Dizzy Mystics – “Letter” from Wanderlost on Dizzy Mystics (2019)
  • The Case For Us – “She’s Venus” from Tunnel Vision on Cloud Cuckoo Records (2019)
  • Dreamtime – “Of Nautilus Descent” from Tidal Mind on Cardinal Fuzz (2019)
  • Trojan Horse – “Hammer & Spike (Version 2) from Wicker-EP on Trojan Horse (2019)
  • Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband – “The Golden Thread” from Tor & Vale on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Cantrip – “Low T, Bro?” from Authentic Luxury on Cantrip (2019)
  • Jordsjø – “Stifinner” from Nattfiolen on Karisma Records (2019)
  • Cantrip – “Full Boat” from Authentic Luxury on Cantrip (2019)
  • Altın Gün – “Leyla” from Gece on ATO Records (2019)
  • Dreamtime – “Tidal Mind” from Tidal Mind on Cardinal Fuzz (2019)
  • Red Kite – “Focus On Insanity” from Red Kite on RareNoise (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 #320
(The Old Day IS The New Day)

Many of the issues we face today are not new… we just didn’t learn the lessons of the past.

Fortunately, music isn’t like that. New creations often use the past as building blocks… and the results are impressive (unless of course we didn’t learn anything, and disco makes a comeback). 😉

This week we’ll explore both new and old music, including a 50-year old classic album.

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

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #319
(Still Exploring The Backlog)

2019 is proving to be a most prolific one for progressive rock artists… and that’s both a blessing… and a challenge. So much music… so little time.

So we’ll keep exploring the backlog of music this week… and it’s all impressive!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Psychoyogi – “Evening Call” from Accident Prone on 620980 Records DK (2018)
  • Emily Bezar – “The Longest Way” from Out of the Moment on Demivox (2019)
  • Bent Knee – “Catch Light” from Catch Light – Single on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Dury Dava – “Afriki” from Dury Dava on InnerEar Records (2019)
  • Vespero – “Incredible Buildings” from Liventure #19 (Remastered) on VMS (2019)
  • The Pneumatic Transit – “Residual Sentience” from Chordae Tendineae on The Pneumatic Transit (2019)
  • Khadavra – “Down The Rabbithole” from Hypnagogia on Spinnup (2019)
  • X Suns – “Cataclysm” from Cataclysm – Single on X Suns (2018)
  • Dury Dava – “Ataxia” from Dury Dava on InnerEar Records (2019)
  • Dialeto – “The Young Bride” from Bartok in Rock on MoonJune Records (2017)
  • Schnellertollermeier – “Massacre du Printemps” from X on Cuneiform (2015)
  • PoiL – “Sus la Peira” from Sus on PoiL (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 #318
(Sorry… Not Normal Yet)

It felt really good last week to play some of the new tunes that were piling up. But, like Sisyphus, I find myself having to do it all over again this week. Not that I’m complaining (”Gee, I just have too much great new music to play… what’s a DJ to do?”). Ha!

So this week is rinse and repeat… and you get to experience some great new music from artists you may not have heard. Talk about a ‘Win-Win’!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Stone From The Sky – “Agger” from Break A Leg on Independent (2019)
  • The Gerald Peter Project – “Enigma” from Enigma – Single on The Gerald Peter Project (2019)
  • Moraine – “Kuru” from Manifest Density on MoonJune Records (2009)
  • District 97 – “Bread & Yarn” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Destroy Earth – “Fist of Love” from The Nature of Love on Tantana Records (2017)
  • Djam Karet – “Beyond The Frontier” from A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof on Hc Productions (2019)
  • District 97 – “Ghost Girl” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Feed Me Jack – “Move Your Still” from Ultra Ego – EP on Feed Me Jack (2016)
  • The Pneumatic Transit – “Casino Mouse” from Chordae Tendineae on Independent (2019)
  • District 97 – “Shapeshifter” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Boltzmann Brain – “Until” from Spacesquid Brain 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 #317
(Gettin’ Back To “Normal”)

After 7 weeks of SeaProg coverage, there is a backlog… A BACKLOG of great music that needs playin’. And so that’s just what we’ll do. We’ll also get back to our Golden Tracks feature with a classic album that’s turning 50.

Yep, we’re gettin’ back to “normal”…. whatever that is.

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • No-Strange – “Ja Nus Hons Pris” from Psychedelic Paradise on Psych-Out Records (2019)
  • Rainbow Danger Club – “The Day The Earth Stood Still” from Treehouse Empire on Rainbow Danger Club (2019)
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality” from South of Reality on ATO (UK) (2019)
  • It’s A Beautiful Day – “White Bird” from It’s A Beautiful Day on ItsAboutMusic.com (1969)
  • Grus Paridae – “Melting Pot” from Melting Pot – Single on Z-Trading LTD (2019)
  • Alaska – “Tianenman Square” from Alaska on Lifescape Music (1998)
  • It’s A Beautiful Day – “Bombay Calling” from It’s A Beautiful Day on ItsAboutMusic.com (1969)
  • Vantomme – “Agent Orange” from Vegir (feat. Delville, Levin & Lenssens) on MoonJune Records (2017)
  • It’s A Beautiful Day – “Girl With No Eyes” from It’s A Beautiful Day on ItsAboutMusic.com (1969)
  • DUIR – “Blowing Up A Gale (at Hoe Hill)” from Sodden Dogs and Blind, Winged Horses on Independent (2019)
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Cricket Chronicles Revisited (Part I, Ask Your Doctor; Part II Psyde Effects)” from South of Reality on ATO (UK) (2019)
  • East & West – “Sound of Forgotten Land” from Psychedelic Paradise on Psych-Out Records (2019)
  • It’s A Beautiful Day – “Time Is” from It’s A Beautiful Day on ItsAboutMusic.com (1969)

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