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Progressive Tracks Show #249 (Bands I Think You Should Hear), originally broadcast on Friday, February 16, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Music discovery is a wondrous thing. Sometimes it takes form as brand new music and brand new bands… sometimes it’s rediscovering music you’ve previously ‘written off’.

Join me this week to experience some music I think you should (re)discover.

That is all…

;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Dai Kaht – “Helvet Sttröi” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • The Ilk – “Powerplant” from The New Dark Age on Independent
  • Morpheus – “Brandung” from Rabenteuer on Bacillus
  • Melting Euphoria – “Amplified Ohm” from Inside The Gardens Of The Mind on Cleopatra Records
  • All Them Witches – “Bulls” from Sleeping Through the War on New West Records
  • Wobbler – “Fermented Hours” from From Silence to Somewhere on Karisma
  • Chicago – “Italian from New York” from Chicago VII on Rhino
  • Chicago – “Hanky Panky” from Chicago VII on Rhino
  • Dai Kaht – “Karaouh” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • Dai Kaht – “Waku” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • The Ilk – “On Ilkley Moor & The New Dark Age” from The New Dark Age on Independent
  • All Them Witches – “Alabaster” from Sleeping Through the War on New West Records
  • Dai Kaht – “Kadett Mozam” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Progressive Tracks Show #248 (The “FREE” Show), originally broadcast on Friday, February 9, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

You know the old saying “You get what you pay for”?  Well… sometimes you get a whole lot more!

As I periodically do, I’ve scoured my music sources to uncover fourteen artists who are giving us an opportunity to listen to their wonderful creations… gratis!

With that kind of generosity, the least we can do is listen, right?      ;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Argent – “Hold Your Head Up” from All Together Now on Epic
  • The Fierce and The Dead – “Truck” from The Euphoric on Bad Elephant Music
  • The Mercy Stone – “Ghettoblaster” from Ghettoblaster – Single on The Mercy Stone
  • Penna – “Move” from Sublevels – EP on Psr
  • Ruby the Hatchet – “Paralyzed” from Eliminator – EP on Tee Pee Records
  • Electro-Kraken – “Lulling On An Opportunity” from Servicist on Independent
  • Vincent Rubinetti – “Set For The Spark” from Singles Collection 2001-2013 on Independent
  • Cleft – “12 Second Panda” from Bosh! on EmuBands
  • Garrett Gleason – “Alabama Man” from Anchors on Independent
  • Audiolepsia – “Vicodina” from Principio de Incertidumbre on Autoeditado
  • Starving Daughters – ‘Vanishing Lessons” from We Were Eggs on Independent
  • El Tubo Elastico – “Vampiros y gominolas (Vampires and Jellybeans)” from El Tubo Elastico on Independent
  • Bader Nana – “ Desperate Times” from Devolver on Independent
  • The Kite Trio – “Milkman (Deerhoof cover) from Slightly Higher in Canada (Preview) on Independent
  • Blushing Satellite – “A New Beginning” from The Union on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Progressive Tracks Show #247 (The White Show), originally broadcast on Friday, February 2, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Oh wow, another one of those self-morphing shows that seems to have a mind of its own… and winds up being a show with a message AND a theme (other shows that I do only end up as a mess of good music and dodgy DJ’ing).   ;o)

Listen… and form your own opinion about the content.  Feel free to email and ask me what I think it is… but remember, my answer will only be one more white man’s view.

PLAYLIST:

  • Alan White – “Song Of Innocence” from Ramshackled on Atlantic
  • Spriggan Mist – “White Swan” from The Portal on Independent
  • The Cellar and Point – “White Cylinder (A)” from Ambit on Cuneiform Records
  • Nad Sylvan – “The White Crown” from The Bride Said No on InsideOutMusic
  • White Willow – “Animal Magnetism (Bonus Track)” from Future Hopes on The Laser’s Edge
  • David Bowie – “Black Tie White Noise” from Black Tie White Noise on Savage Records
  • Saul Blease – “White Rose (Sophie’s Song)” from Blood / Hollow – EP on Saul Blease
  • Peter Gabriel – “White Shadow” composed by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 2 (Scratch) on Atlantic
  • White Witch – “Have You Ever Thought of Changing?/Jackson Slade” from White Witch on PCLC Capricorn
  • White Witch – “The Gift” from White Witch on PCLC Capricorn
  • Jack O’ the Clock – “Whiteout” from Repetitions of the Old City I on Jack O’ the Clock
  • White – “New Day” from White on Renaissance Records
  • Queen – “White Man” from A Day At The Races on EMI
  • Rick Miller – “White Dogs (Including The Raven” from Breaking Point on Independent
  • Whitewater – “Moon Pull, Parts 1-4” from Universal Medium on BEM
  • Crippled Black Phoenix – “A Brigher Tomorrow” from White Light Generator on Cool Green Recordings

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Progressive Tracks Show #246 (Music On My Mind), originally broadcast on Friday, January 26, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

This week’s show features some of the music that has been going through my head recently… along with some serendipitous tracks that appeared just in time to fit in the show.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right?  C’mon… has there ever been such a Progressive Tracks Show?    ;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Rez Abbasi & Junction – “Holy Butter” from Behind the Vibration on Cuneiform Records
  • Crowey – “Spurious Lucidity” from Crowey on Crowey Music
  • Major Parkinson – “Munchausen By Proxy” from Munchausen By Proxy – Single on Degaton Records
  • Thank You Scientist – “Mr. Invisible” from Stranger Heads Prevail on Evil Ink
  • CIRKU5 – “The Chosen One: Transfiguration” from CIRKU5 on ST Productions
  • Tool – “The Grudge” from Lateralus on Volcano
  • Crowey – “Horizon Fire” from Crowey on Crowey Music
  • Dwiki Dharmawan – “Spirit of Peace” from Pasar Klewer on MoonJune Records
  • miRthkon – “Zhagunk” from The Illusion Of Joy on OMUA
  • We Stood Like Kings – “Machines” from USA 1982 on Kapitan Platte
  • Brand X – “Malaga Virgen” from Nuclear Burn: The Charisma Albums 1976-1980 on Virgin Records
  • Thank You Scientist – “My Famed Disappearing Act” from Maps of Non-Existent Places on Evil Ink Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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Progressive Tracks Show #245 (The Last… Lost Chord), originally broadcast on Friday, January 19, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

We’re all searching for it…  perhaps you’ll find it here?

This week’s playlist contains new… re-released… classics… and tributes.  All in a mere 90-minute show.

PLAYLIST:

  • Johannes Luley – “Red and Orange (feat. Scott Kinsey)” from Qitara on My Sonic Temple
  • Magic Bus – “Kepler 22b” from Phillip The Egg on Back To The Garden Records
  • The Flower Kings – “Soul Vortex” from Unfold the Future on Inside OutMusic
  • The Moody Blues – “Legend of a Mind” from In Search of the Lost Chord (Bonus Tracks Version) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Johannes Luley – “Sister Six (feat. Ryan Downe)” from Qitara on My Sonic Temple
  • David Bowie – “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” from Blackstar on ISO
  • Magic Bus – “Yantra Tunnels” from Phillip The Egg on Back To The Garden Records
  • The Moody Blues – “The Word” from In Search of the Lost Chord (Bonus Tracks Version) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • The Moody Blues – “Om (Full Version)” from In Search of the Lost Chord (Bonus Tracks Version) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Colin Tench Project – “Now Get on Your Way” from minor Masterpiece on Independent
  • Heldon – “Stand By” from Stand By on Cuneiform
  • The Flower Kings – “Last Minute On Earth” from The Rainmaker on Inside Out Music
  • The Moody Blues – “A Simple Game” from In Search of the Lost Chord (2008 Expanded Version) on Decca Music Group Ltd.

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Progressive Tracks Show #244 (The Decline of Western Prog?), originally broadcast on Friday, January 12, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

There’s no doubt that 2017 was a great year for Progressive Rock, and seemingly the Prog will keep on coming in 2018.  But could current trends spell doom for our relationship with Prog in the near future?  There are initial signs…  and it’s a topic worth discussing.

PLAYLIST:

  • Thinking Plague – “Thus We Have Made The World” from Hoping Against Hope on Cuneiform
  • Moonparticle – “White Light” from Hurricane Esmeralda on Moonparticle
  • Camembert – “Skwitch” from Negative Toe on Altrock Productions
  • French TV – “Tree Incident” from Operation: Mockingbird on Independent
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Crumbling Castle” from Polygondwanaland on ATO Records / Fontana North
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Birdie in the Wall” from Dromology on Altrock
  • Moonparticle – “Michelangelo Don’t Stop” from Hurricane Esmeralda on Moonparticle
  • Camembert – “The Lament of PR. Frankenschnorgel” from Negative Toe on Altrock Productions
  • French TV – “Nimrod Dancer” from Operation: Mockingbird on Independent
  • Topahti Ethnomission – “Anger” from Save The Planet on MoonJune Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Progressive Tracks Show #243 (Getting on with 2018), originally broadcast on Friday, January 5, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Each new year offers fresh opportunities to improve.  So why not make The Progressive Tracks Show part of your personal improvement program for 2018?

Another year… another stellar year of Progressive Rock.  At least that’s the way I see it.  :o)

PLAYLIST (NOT in numerical order):

  • Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)” from Pacifisticuffs on CANDLELIGHT (CDL)
  • The Soft Machine – “Hope For Happiness” from The Soft Machine on Geffen Records
  • The Soft Machine – “Joy Of A Toy” from The Soft Machine on Geffen Records
  • The Soft Machine – “Hope for Happiness (Reprise)” from The Soft Machine on Geffen Records
  • Desert Wizards – “Astral Master” from Beyond the Gates of the Cosmic Kingdom on Black Widow Records
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Let Me Out” from Broken But Still Standing on Glass Castle Recordings
  • Ola Kvernberg – “Prologue” from Steamdome on Grappa
  • Ola Kvernberg – “And Now” from Steamdome on Grappa
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Monodia” from Violato Intatto on Independent
  • Desert Wizards – “The Man Who Rode the Time” from Beyond the Gates of the Cosmic Kingdom on Black Widow Records
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Close My Eyes” from Broken But Still Standing on Glass Castle Recordings
  • Ola Kvernberg – “Caterpiller” from Steamdome on Grappa
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Under The Skin” from Broken But Still Standing on Glass Castle Recordings
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Blue-S” from Violato Intatto on Independent
  • Diablo Swing Orchestra – “Karma Bonfire” from Pacifisticuffs on CANDLELIGHT (CDL)
  • The Soft Machine – “Plus Bell Qu’une Poubelle (More Beautiful Than Trash)/Why Are We Sleeping?/Box 25/4 Lid” from The Soft Machine on Geffen Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack