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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

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #334  (Holding Court)

Do you really have to ask what this week’s show is all about?

Well, there is some other excellent new music included…

NOTE:  This podcast has ‘a little extra’ attached.  I don’t think you’ll mind.  ;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

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #333  (Music As Refuge)

I’ve learned a lot over the past 6 years of presenting The Progressive Tracks Show:

I’ve learned that music matters more than what the presenting DJ says… I’ve learned that up-and-coming musicians need DJ and listener support to continue creating new music… and I’ve also learned that some music is a refuge… especially in difficult times.

Tonight’s music is a refuge for those who need it… but there may be more to it, if you dig a bit deeper.

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 over 170 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #332 (Where The Road Leads)

What ARE we gonna do this week?

That’s ALWAYS the question around the ProgTracks Studio. And sometimes there’s no clear answer. Fortunately, sometimes those are the best weeks… when things just ‘happen’… not totally by accident… but by allowing… and following where the road leads us.

PLAYLIST:

  • The Cars – “Moving In Stereo” from The Cars on Rhino/Elektra (1978)
  • Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere – “Solar Prominences” from θ3 (Theta Three) on Discus (2017)
  • Skryptor – “Summer Blossoms” from Luminous Volumes on SkiN GRAFT Records (2019)
  • Leprous – “Below” from Pitfalls on InsideOut Music (2019)
  • IQ – “A Missile” from Resistance on GEP (2019)
  • The Far Meadow – “Travelogue” from Foreign Land on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere – “Accelerating Whatever” from θ3 (Theta Three) on Discus (2017)
  • Skryptor – “Raga” from Luminous Volumes on SkiN GRAFT Records (2019)
  • IQ – “Fallout” from Resistance on GEP (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 #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

Tatsuya Yoshida and Zeuhl masters, Koenjihyakkei, will soon present an updated version of their classic “Angherr Shisspa” album, complete with live tracks from a 2005 concert in Japan.  “Angherr Shisspa Revisited” is scheduled for release later this month.

 

Progzilla Radio has the honor of premiering one of these live tracks, “Rattims Friezz”, to the world on our web page and on this week’s edition of The Progressive Tracks Show (#330), hosted by Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack.

Rattims Friezz” was performed at The Doors club in Hatsudai, Japan on 7 August 2005, and emphatically proves the ability of the band to play their exacting music in a live setting.

Track Artists:

– Yamamoto Kyoko / vocals
– Kanazawa Miyako / keyboards, vocals
– Komori Keiko / reeds, vocals
– Sakamoto Kengo / bass, vocals
– Tatsuya Yoshida / drums, vocals

Angherr Shisspa Revisited” is due for release (on digital download, coloured vinyl LP, and CD media) on SKiN GRAFT RECORDS on 20 September 2019:

https://skingraftrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angherr-shisspa-revisited

Big thanks go to Mark Fischer at SKiN GRAFT RECORDS, for giving Progzilla Radio the opportunity to bring great new music to the world… and to YOU!

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