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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #316   (SeaProg 2019 Festival Wrap-Up Show)

By the time this podcast is posted, SeaProg 2019 will be another page in the history books… and I’ll be exhausted.  So this week I’m letting ALL the SeaProg 2019 artists do the show by themselves.

There is (almost) all different music on this show, so tune in or grab it, to hear new tunes!

I want to thank Dennis, Jon, John, Joe, Dave, and Tom (The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock’s Central Committee) for supporting me in hosting seven… count ’em… seven SeaProg preview shows.  You guys are great!

I would also like to thank Nate, Jonathan, Julie, Trey, Markus, Brenden/Jennifer, Tim, Michael, Stefan/Per, Alex, Dani, Riley/Justin, and Bill for their time and effort in doing interviews, creating station ID’s, and generally putting up with me and my production deadlines.  I hope these fine artists think this was as worthwhile, as I do!

Lastly, I hope you listeners have enjoyed these shows; they continue to be the most downloaded/streamed ones I create.  And that makes feel very positive about the future of SeaProg!  Thanks for listening!

If you’d like to re-listen to any SeaProg show that’s played on Progzilla Radio, just click here:  http://www.progzilla.com/?s=seaprog

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:

  • Echotest – “Ladies Legs at the Temperature Hotel” from Daughter of Ocean on Echotest (2019)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget“Metamorfoser” from Krigssång on  Ocean on Mellotronen(1976)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Ancient Yet Eternal” from Fertile Ground on Farmhouse Odyssey (2019)
  • Troot – “Hollow By Footsteps” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Dust Mice – “Starlight Coppice” from Moon Fetus EP on Self (2018)
  • Immensity Crumb – “Girda and Kay” from Girda and Kay – Single on Independent (2019)
  • Marbin – “Ol’ Neckin’” from Aggressive Hippies on Marbin (2015)
  • The Sheen – “Choose Your Own Adventure” from The Sheen on 936986 Records DK (2018)
  • KTU – “Jacaranda” from Quiver on7dMedia (2008)
  • Pat Mastelotto – “Dervish (feat. Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy) from Recidivate on 7dMedia (2012)
  • District 97 – “Handlebars” from In Vaults on The Laser’s Edge (2015)
  • Moon Letters – “Beware The Finman” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Yesod – “7”  From The Chapel on Independent (2013)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Out of the Fog” from Fertile Ground on Farmhouse Odyssey (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 #315   (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #6)

SeaProg coverage continues this SIXTH week, with two excellent bands who released their debut albums 45 years apart. Yes, we’ll span almost the entire history of progressive rock in one show!

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event.  So listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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:

  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Lang Historia” from Elden Av Ar on Mellotronen (2004)
  • Moon Letters – “Skara Brae” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Moon Letters – “On The Shoreline” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Mina Löjen” from Trettioåriga Kriget on Mellotronen (1974)
  • Moon Letters – “Sea Battle” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Andra Sidan” from Hej på er on Mellotronen (1978)
  • Moon Letters – “The Tarnalin” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Krigssång” from Krigssång on Mellotronen (1976)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Snow” from Seaside Air on Mellotronen (2016)
  • Moon Letters – “Those Dark Eyes” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (2019)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “The Dance” from Efter Efter on Mellotronen (2011)
  • Moon Letters – “Sunset of Man” from Until They Feel The Sun on Moon Letters (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 #314       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #5)

This FIFTH week of SeaProg will feature the bands performing in the Front Room of the Columbia City Theater.  This is where the unexpected magic happens!

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event.  So listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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:

  • Clearly Beloved – “Mesopotamia” from This City I Am Building Is For You on Independent (2012)
  • Faun Fables – “Wild Kids Rant” from Born of the Sun on Drag City Records (2016)
  • Dust Mice – “Light Speed Love” from Dust Mice EP on Independent (2017)
  • Yesod – “Spore” from Improvisations 13 on Independent (2011)
  • Clearly Beloved – “Bread” from This City I Am Building Is For You on Independent (2012)
  • Dust Mice – “CZPV” from Moon Fetus EP on Independent (2018)
  • Yesod – “Renticulating Splines” from Improvisations 9 on Independent (2011)
  • Yesod – “8” from The Chapel on Independent (2013)
  • Dust Mice – “Ezr Vinh” from Dust Mice EP (2017)
  • Immensity Crumb – “Girda and Kay” from Girda and Kay – Single on Independent (2019)  [World Premiere]
  • Clearly Beloved – “Bittern” from Bittern – Single on Independent (2017)
  • Dust Mice – “Space Magick” from Space Magick/Ultrawave EP on Independent (2017)
  • Yesod – “3” from The Chapel on Independent (2013)
  • Clearly Beloved – “Carrier Pigeon” from This City I Am Building Is For You on Independent (2012)
  • Dust Mice – “Antartica” from Dust Mice EP (2017)

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 #313       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #4)

This FOURTH week features two Prog artists who successfully balance accessibility and creativity:  Echotest and District 97!  

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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:

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 #312       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #3)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This THIRD week will feature two Prog heavyweights who have “the touch”.  

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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:

  • Tuner – “So High” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • Security Project – “Fly On A Windshield” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Markus Reuter String Quartet – “Boon” from Heartland on Solaire Records (2019)
  • King Crimson – “FraKctured” from The ConstruKction of Light on DGM (2000)
  • Stick Men – “Blacklight (First Show)” from Midori on Stick Men Records (2015)
  • Trey Gunn – “Thick and Thorny (feat. Quodia)” from I’ll Tell What I Saw on 7d Media (2010)
  • Security Project – “Slowburn” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Tuner – “11-11” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • The Trey Gunn Band – “The Joy of Molybedenum” from  The Joy of Molybedenum on 7d Media (2000)
  • Xavi Reija feat. Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Dusan Jevtovic – “From Darkness” from The Sound of the Earth on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “The Return” from Playing with Fire on 7d Media (2019)
  • centrozoon – “The Cult of Bibbiboo” from Fool of Music on MoonJune Records (2016)

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 #311       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #2)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This SECOND week will feature an international collaborative project and an up-and-coming northern California band.  NOTE:  This podcast is a bit over 2 hours long, so you’re getting even more than what was presented on Progzilla.com !

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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:

  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Daybreak” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Shipwreck” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)
  • TROOT – “Axe For The Frozen Sea Within” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • TROOT – “Dance Elena” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Verve” from Fertile Ground on Independent (2019)
  • TROOT – “Palasidai” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Colossal Cypress” from Farmhouse Odyssey on Independent (2015)
  • TROOT – “Joey” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Dante” from Farmhouse Odyssey on Independent (2015)
  • TROOT – “Venice of the Sky” from Constance and the Waiting on Troot (2018)
  • Farmhouse Odyssey – “Space Revealed” from Rise of the Waterfowl on Independent (2016)

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 #310       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #1)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This first week will feature a national headliner and a ‘regional dark horse’, with music and conversation.

Warning: Listening to these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. But then, you just got your tax refund, right?   Hmmm…      ;o)

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

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

PLAYLIST:

  • Vialka – “Footage Of An Uproar” from La Poursuite De l’excelllence on RER USA (2012)
  • Marbin – “Special Olympics” from The Third Set on MoonJune Records (2014)
  • Marbin – “African Shabtay” from Aggressive Hippies on MoonJune Records (2015)
  • The Sheen – “Back In 85 or 86” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • The Sheen – “M. Corner Tone” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Itchybun” from Alabama Sock Party (bootleg) on Independent (2019)
  • The Sheen – “Trash Hazard” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Pirate Punch” from Israeli Jazz on Independent (2018)
  • The Sheen – “Cathy” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “House of the Dead” from Goatman & The House of the Dead on Independent (2015)
  • The Sheen – “The Sudden Valley Homeowners Association” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)”

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 #309       (New… New… New…)

Spring has sprung, and everything new is coming up anew… and it’s time to grow your knowledge of what’s being released.

So this week it’s a new show… with new music… some from new bands!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 149 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Numen – “The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” from Cyclothymia on Numen (2019)
  • Great Wide Nothing – “Lethal Neon (I. A Sinister Glow, II. No Answers, III. The Spider’s Web)” from The View from Olympus on 20191139270 Records DK (2019)
  • Ni – “Héliophobie” from Pantophobie on Dur et Doux (2019)
  • Stratus Luna – “Nimue” from Stratus Luna on Music Magick (2019)
  • Numidia – “Türkü” from Numidia on Independent (2019)
  • Sex Blender – “Diver” from Hormonizer on Wolftrap Records (2019)
  • Pak – “Sub Specie Aeternitatis” from Bestial on Nefarious Industries (2018)
  • Great Wide Nothing – “Monument  (I. Hostages, II. The Full Six Under)” from The View from Olympus on 20191139270 Records DK (2019)
  • Numidia – “Numidia” from Numidia on Independent (2019)
  • Sex Blender – “Das Motorik” from Hormonizer on Wolftrap Records (2019)
  • Stratus Luna – “O Centro Do Labirinto” from Stratus Luna on Music Magick (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 #308       (6th Anniversary Show)

– 6 years is a long time to do something.
– 6 years is a long time to do something that takes time. Every. Day.
– 6 years is a long time to struggle to build a faithful listener base.
– But… 6 years is an instant in time when you’re having fun. And I truly am!

15 April 2013 marked the first ever edition of Progressive Tracks (as it was first named). It was Tax Day… I had just finished my taxes… I was really nervous.

6 years later marks the 308th edition of The Progressive Tracks Show. It is Tax Day… I have filed for an extension… I’m still nervous; hopefully it doesn’t show.

I’ll be spinning some most excellent tunes. You’ll be sitting back and enjoying. Teamwork!     ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 148 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Elephant9 – “Dancing With Mr. E” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • Aaron Brooks – “Consume” from Homunculus on Gentle Art Of Music (2018)
  • Zzebra – “La Si Si-La So So” from Panic on Angel Air Records (1975)
  • Frost* – “Dear Dead Days” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Frost* – “Falling Down” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Chicago – “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (Remastered) on Rhino (1971)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Arc Of An Ilk” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Yuka & Chronoship – “Argo – A Dragon That Never Sleeps” from Ship on Right Honourable Records
  • Gentle Giant – “Playing The Game” from The Power and the Glory (SW Remix) on Alucard (1974)
  • Dustman Dilemma – “First Dive” from First Trip to the Roaring Plains on Baboon Fish (2012)
  • Elephant9 – “Actionpack1” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Disremembered” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Lester” from Kinesis on AltrOck (2007)

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #307
(Enter… The Artist)

Being a source of inspiration for others isn’t easy.  Those with the innate talent for seeing the world in a different way are, themselves, different.  And that doesn’t always fit in so well with what the rest of ‘the sleepers’ consider as the norm.

This week we’ll explore the necessary, but uncommon role of The Artist, with another think-for-yourself theme show.  NOTE:  This show is dedicated to an artist (and DJ) at KPTZ whose inspiration was lost to us recently.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 146 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Amalgam Effect – “Sketches I-II: Making Them Feel/Success? (Moreoverture)” from Sketches on 724989 Records DK (2019)
  • Mind Beams – “Step” from Crone – EP on Sun Breaks (2019)
  • No Man’s Valley – “Outside The Dream” from Outside The Dream on Chononaut Records (2019)
  • Messa – “The Seer” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • GRICE – “Hardest To Reach” from One Thousand Birds on Hungersleep Records (2019)
  • Cathedral – “Gong” from Stained Glass Stories on Syn-Phonic (1978)
  • Cathedral – “The Lake” from The Bridge on Musea (2008)
  • Devin Townsend – “Evermore” from Empath on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Amalgam Effect – “Sketches XI-XII: But A Beast/I Will” from Sketches on 724989 Records DK (2019)
  • Solvents – “Leave The Devil At The Bar” from Leave The Devil At The Bar – Single on Independent
  • Messa – “Naunet” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • Messa – “Snakeskin Drape” from Feast For Water on Aural Music (2018)
  • Mind Beams – “Amygdala Mandala” from Crone – EP on Sun Breaks (2019)
  • No Man’s Valley – “Murder Ballad” from Outside The Dream on Tononzen Records (2019)
  • Karfagen – “Incantation (part 1)” from Echoes From Within Dragon Island on Chrononaut Records (2019)
  • Karfagen – “Incantation (part 2)” from Echoes From Within Dragon Island on Chrononaut 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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!