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Progressive Tracks Show #364 (Plague!)

Yes, yes… I know we’re not experiencing The Plague.  But our society is facing ‘a plague’ in many respects.
Anyway, I thought it was time to explore this subject through music…and it’s not a surprise that there’s plenty from which to choose.

  • Steven Wilson – “The Year of the Plague” from 4-1/2 on Kscope (2016 )
  • Cryptic Ruse – “Spores of the Concrete Plague” from Unfertile on Independent (2020)
  • Doctor Nerve – “Plague” from Skin on Cuneiform Records (1995)
  • Talamasca – “Reality Plague” from Rights of Passage on Mellow Records (1991)
  • Dustman Dilemma – “Breathless” from First Trip to the Roaring Plains on Baboon Fish (2013)
  • Bader Nana – “The Plague” from Wormwood on Bn Studio (2011)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator – “A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers” from Pawn Hearts on EMI (1971)
  • Thinking Plague – “Les Etudes D’Organism“ from In Extremis on Cuneiform Records (1998)
  • Nash The Slash – “Fever Dream (Marsden Version)” from Beside Companion on Artoffact Records (1978)
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra – “Eternity’s Breath, Parts 1 and 2” on Visions of the Emerald Beyond on Columbia (1975)

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 #363 (The Show of Many Themes)

I’m a bit scattered this week and could not decide on a theme… so there are many!  New music… classic music, Golden Tracks feature… a tribute… and a theme.

Hopefully it all comes together.

PLAYLIST:

  • Jonathan Hultén– “…And the Pillars Tremble” from The Dark Night of the Soul on Reflections Records (2017)
  • JPL – “Asiatic Grip” from Bienvenue sur la terre on Quadrifonic (2002)
  • Jethro Tull – “Play in Time” from Benefit on Chrysalis (1970)
  • Jethro Tull – “Inside” from Benefit on Chrysalis (1970)
  • Jack O’ The Clock – “The Wrong Child” on Outsider Songs on Independent (2015)
  • Child Abuse – “Child Support” from Imaginary Enemy on SkinGraft Records (2019)
  • Kansas – “Child of Innocence” from Masque on Kirschner (1975)
  • Discus – “System Manipulation” from …tot Licht! on Intrepid Music (2003)
  • Jethro Tull – “With You There To Help Me” from Benefit on Chrysalis (1970)
  • Jethro Tull – “Alive and Well and Living In” from Benefit on Chrysalis (1970)
  • Jonathan Hultén – “Nightly Sun” from The Dark Night of the Soul on Reflections Records (2017)
  • Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – “Frame by Frame” from Frame by Frame – single on Melodic Revolution Records (2020)
  • Jethro Tull – “Just Trying To Be” from Benefit on Chrysalis (1970)
  • Discus – “Anne” from …tot Licht! on Intrepid Music (2003)

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 #362 (The Psych Jam Keller)

Sometimes it’s good to stop… back up… and take time to decompress from all the madness. This week’s show is curated to allow you lose yourself in some great jams. Y’know, get your head straight.

And… it’s all new music!

PLAYLIST:

  • Vespero – “Tharmas” from The Four Zoas on Tonzonen Records (2020)
  • Kanaan – “Oresund” from Double Sun on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Satorinaut – “Hyperyaya” from Slow Psychedelic Speedrock on Aumega Project  (2020)
  • Oresund Space Collective – “Lost Milesage” from Experiments in the Subconscious on Space Rock Productions  (2020)
  • Elder – “Halcyon” from Omens on Armageddon Label  (2020)
  • Kanaan – “Of Raging Billows Breaking On The Sound” from The Odense Sessions on El Paraiso Records (2020)
  • Satorinaut – “Valley Path To The Source” from Slow Psychedelic Speedrock on Aumega Project  (2020)
  • Kanaan – “Double Sun, Pts. 1 & 2” from Double Sun on El Paraiso Records (2020)

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 #361 (Independently Progressive)

The only thing harder than being isolated during the COVID-19 situation… is being an isolated independent artist in this situation. This  week we’ll explore some excellent music from artists who don’t have the support of massive labels (hoping that you listeners will do the supporting).

PLAYLIST:

  • Adrian Tăbăcaru – “Exordium” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Charts and Maps – “Take Me Back To Highland Park” from Dead Horse on 783454 Records DK (2011)
  • Sunwatchers – “Brown Ice” from Oh Yeah? on Trouble In Mind (2020)
  • Emme Phyzema – “Ode To F’s” from Ode To F’s – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Cryptic Ruse – “Clutching Its Last Stem Cell from Unfertile on Independent (2020)
  • Hovercraft – “Rain” from Fall on Independent (2020)
  • Jhimm – “Till The Empty Goes Away” from Absent on Independent (2020)
  • Psychoyogi – “One Way Track” from Dangerous Devices on Independent (2020)
  • Jumble Hole Clough – “Bassoons and Women’s Coats” from Bassoons and Women’s Coats on Independent (2020)
  • Stop Motion Orchestra– “Swiss Cheese Model” from Ugly Numbers on Independent (2020)
  • Adrian Tăbăcaru – “Lucifer” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Charts and Maps – “Pearl Divers of the Arabian Peninsula” from Dead Horse on Lost Children Net Label (2011)
  • Cryptic Ruse – “Mouths Without Throats” from Unfertile on Independent (2020)
  • Sunwatchers – “Thee Worm Store” from Oh Yeah? on Trouble In Mind (2020)

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 #360 (The Lucky 7th Show)

This week we’ll celebrate the fact that Mike has made it to the 7-year mark without getting sacked!

LOTS of great music… and MINIMAL meaningless chatter.  Oh, and there’s actually a theme… perhaps.

PLAYLIST:

  • Half Past Four – “Missing Sevenths” from A Rabbit in the Vestibule on Independent (2008)
  • Mother Turtle – “707 (A November Less)” from Mother Turtle on Independent (2013)
  • Trettioåriga Kriget – “Night Flight – 77” from Elden Av Ar on Mellotronen (2004)
  • Phideaux – “Love Theme From Number Seven” from Number Seven on Bloodfish Music (2009)
  • Phideaux – “Storia Senti” from Number Seven on Bloodfish Music (2009)
  • Genesis – “Seven Stones” from Nursery Cryme on Charisma (1971)
  • When Mary – “7summers7winters” from 7summers7winters on WhenMary Music (2013)
  • Chris Squire – “Lucky Seven” from Fish Out Of Water on Atlantic (1975)
  • Plastic Overlords – “12 Steps to Seventh Heaven” from Sonic Astronomy on Fool’s Errand Records (2012)
  • Chafouin– “7+7-7” from Bon débarras on Epice Records (2018)
  • Cobalt Blue – “Dweller of the Sevenfold” from Stop Momentum on Infrasound Records (2017)
  • jhimm – “Seven Ages” from The Golden Age of Nothing (Side 1) on Independent (2017)
  • Wolfspring – “24/7” from Wolfspring on Quadrifonic Records (2010)
  • MAGMA – “The Last Seven Minutes” from Attahk on Seventh Records (1978)

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 almost 200 podcasts now!).

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #359 (How Isolated IS Isolated?)

Isolation… we’re still in isolation!  Rather than listening to the tunes in your head, why don’t you listen to this, the unintended third part of “The Isolation Trilogy”.

PLAYLIST:

  • Lorenzo Feliciati – “Art of Mistake” from Rumble on Independent (2020)
  • Frequent Flyers – “Unnecessary” from Infinity on Independent (2019)
  • King Crimson – “The Light of Day” from Radical Action To Unseat The Hold of Monkey Mind on DGM (2016)
  • London Underground – “At Home” from Four on Musea (2018)
  • Blind Melon – “2×4” from Soup on Capitol Records (1995)
  • Sleepy Sun – “Open Eyes” from Fever on ATP Recordings (2010)
  • Sky Cries Mary – “Waves of Mourning” from Secrets of a Red Planet on Trail Records (2020)
  • Destroy Earth – “Sabir” from Sabir – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Bisbâyé  – “Sur l’isolement et la desolation” from Synkronik on Independent (2017)
  • Snooze – “Rainbow Bridge” from Familiaris on 649467 Records DK (2019)
  • Seven Impale – “Lemma “ from Contrapasso on  Karisma Records (2016)
  • Öz ürügülü   – “RDA” from Fashion and Welfare on Independent (2016)
  • Sky Cries Mary – “Trapeze Dancer” from Secrets of a Red Planet on Trail Records (2020)

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 almost 200 podcasts now!).

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #358 (Welcome To The Chambre)

How’s solitary confinement going?  Are you going a bit stir-crazy yet?  This week we’re going to explore some music that I think goes well with being isolated in our respective chambers.

It’s guaranteed to… well, do something to your present situation!  Doesn’t THAT sound fun?

;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Odile – “Candle I – The Day Is Past Yet There Shone No Sun” from The Red Shoes on Odile (2019)
  • Tatvamasi – “Something Happened To Me With Your Head” from Amor Fati on OBUH Records (2017)
  • Torquem – “Höflichkeit” from Sarah Anne on Torquem (2016)
  • Ars de Er – “Scènes d’un Grand Voyage de Grenouille (Marécage) from Symbole on Independent (2020)
  • Tatvamasi – “Carrying Keys And Lightening Lanterns” from Amor Fati on OBUH Records (2017)
  • Odile – “Hades” from The Red Shoes on Odile (2019)
  • The Knells – “Coda” from Knells II (2017)
  • Torquem – “Törst” from Sarah Anne on Torquem (2016)
  • Ars de Er – “Scènes d’un Grand Voyage de Grenouille (Grenouille et Arbre) from Symbole on Independent (2020)
  • The Knells – “Final Breath” from Knells II (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

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #357 (The Topical Show)

I prepare these editions of The Progressive Tracks Show well ahead of time, but I do believe I may have come up with a topical show just this once.  Check it out to see, while listening to some excellent music!

PLAYLIST:

  • Zopp – “Zero” from Zopp on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Churn Milk Joan – “He Was The First Person…” from I’m Nearly 60 Miles High on Independent (2019)
  • Loosense – “Capital I” from Saloon on Camaleao (2019)
  • Rantama – “Bird Nest” from Rantama on Eclipse Music (2020)
  • Cheer-Accident – “Death By Polyanna” from No Ifs, And Or Dogs on Cuneiform (2011)
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” from A Visit to Zoetermeer on White Knight Records (2020)
  • Zzebra – “Panic” from Zzebra/Panic on Angel Air Records (2010)
  • El Tubo Elastico – “Pandora” from En Directo on Independent (2020)
  • Horse Lords – “Fanfare For Effective Freedom” from The Common Task on Northern Spy Records  (2020)
  • Cheer-Accident – “This Is The New That” from No Ifs, And Or Dogs on Cuneiform (2011)
  • Rantama – “A Blink of Light” from Rantama on Eclipse Music (2020)
  • Churn Milk Joan – “Plexus & Pylori” from I Live In Your Stomach on Independent (2020)
  • Zopp – “Swedish Love” from Zopp on Bad Elephant Music (2020)
  • Zopp – “Before The Light” from Zopp on Bad Elephant Music (2020)

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 #356 (The Apology Show)

Mistakes are seldom…er, often made during the making of this show. Bands are also played at a later date than (I think) they should be. For both of these shortcomings, I apologize.

But wrongs can be ‘righted’. Let’s try to do that.

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 #355 (An Inner Journey)

Another one of my nebulous theme shows, this time about transformation.

If that’s what you get out of it, of course.

Otherwise it might be about planting rutabagas and watching them grow.  

PLAYLIST:

  • Kilgore Trout – “Lizard Dog Suite” from Kilgore Trout on KGT Enterprises (1995)
  • U SCO – “/” from NEST on Independent (2012)
  • Heyoka’s Mirror – “Asylum” from Asylum – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Lusud-Khan” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Call of Kali” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “Burning All We See” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Seven Steps To The Green Door – “The Empty Room:  The Realization” from The?Book on Progressive Promotions Records (2011)
  • Hanford Flyover – “Here Now” from Here Now – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Ángel Ontalva & Ark Fedotov – “Shaman Rock” from Shaman Rock on OctoberXart Records (2020)
  • The Central Heart – “The Host That I Create” from Nothing But Sound on Independent (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – I. The Village” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – II. The Battle” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – III. The Journey” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “Moksha – IV. The Return” from The Return on 7dMedia (2020)

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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