This week I’ve got another boatload of great (mostly) new Progressive Rock from Kenny McCormick, Red Bazar, The Room, Ed Wynne, Voices From The Fuselage, Manuel Schmid and Marek Arnold, Overhead, and The Enid! As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a Progressive Discoveries segment with our friend and resident reviewer Dr. Rob Fisher, on a great project called Zeelley Moon! Patrick Molesworth of Zeelley Moon even provides some commentary!
This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a few special features! There will be a little feature on Thomas Thielen and a sneak peek at the next “t” album called Solipsystemology! (Thomas loves those titles that just roll off the tongue, doesn’t he?) I also have a Guest DJ, Bill Dunaway of High Ridge, Missouri, USA! Bill checks in with some of his Prog Rock favorites, and I mix in a few newer tracks, as well. So in addition to the “t” music, you can expect a boatload of great stuff, new and old, from the likes of Bill Bressler, Yes, Duke 72, Vangelis, Red Bazar, Big Big Train, Dreamwalkers Inc, and Spock’s Beard!
THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #289 (Playin’ What I Want To)
There comes a time when a DJ plays music on his show, simply because he wants to. Being the master of the realm, the DJ plays and the listeners… uh, listen.
Well, that’s really not the case with me, but, I will be picking the tunes this week… and I have no doubt you’ll find we have similar taste in music. So join me to listen to some of your soon-to-be favorites. ;o)
If you missed this week’s Prog-Watch, you can still listen HERE
On this week’s show we are catching up with the Jonses! Or at least one of the Joneses…namely, our friend Peter Jones of Tiger Moth Tales! Peter had a helluva year in 2016, from guesting on albums by Red Bazar and The Colin Tench Project, to live Tiger Moth Tales gigs with a full band, and even touring Japan as part of the legendary Camel! I caught up with him late last year and we discussed all of this and more. Plus, I play a lot of great music in between the chat, so in the words of Yoda, “miss it not!”
Review by patrickq — My primary complaint with Thank You Scientist's debut effort, the 29-minute The Perils of Time Travel (2011), was the lackluster material, although I also didn't think much of what I viewed as their conventional, latter-day AOR approach. Terraformer is their third album since then, and things have improved. I'm not a […]
Review by TCat — Dr. Coenobite is the name of a Symphonic Prog project headed by Coen Vrousenvelder from the Netherlands. Coen provides pretty much all of the instrumentation for his albums which he has been releasing since 1990. His 15th full length studio album is called "Dragons" and was released in March of 2019. […]
Review by octopus-4 — Another excellent Russian band. Happy 55 is a chamber rock combo which shows both jazz and classical influences. This EP seems to have been made of material discarded from their album Warm Thing because of a decision of the producers. I have honestly read it on another review. If true, I […]
Review by TCat — Steve Roach is a Progressive Electronic artist who has released quite a few albums since 1982, some of these in collaboration with other artists. This is the case with his February 2019 released "Heliosphere" which he released along with an unnamed artist that goes by the moniker of "Radiant Mind". Roach […]
Review by DominicS — This is the conclusive album to John Mitchell's three-part solo project that opts for atmosphere over excessive complexity. As with the previous two Lonely Robot albums, Mitchell uses the character of the Lonely Robot as a symbol of the current human condition; he explores how our future generations have become scarily […]
Review by steamhammeralltheway — Tool heads have waited 13 years for Fear Inoculum. The largest burning question was whether it was worth it. No, it is not a perfect album, but yes, I would say that it demonstrates very clearly that Tool's genius never left them and that they are solidly among the brightest, most […]
Review by TCat — Mother Turtle is a Heavy Prog band from Greece that was founded in 2011 originally under the moniker of "Hogweed". The band originally began as a jam band that took their music and developed it into musical ideas. Their fourth full-length studio album, "Three Sides to Every Story" was released digitally […]
Review by CeeJayGee — This is an interesting album but is it sufficiently interesting to warrant seven consecutive five star reviews within the space of a few days - never seen that before. So is this album one of the greatest ever released or is this a bit of manipulation of ProgArchives ratings system? I […]
Review by TCat — Phoenix Again is the name of a Neo-Prog band founded originally in Italy in 1981 with the name "Phoenix". The band is mostly unheard of, but they disbanded in 1988 and reformed with their new name in 2010. The band was put together by 3 brothers, Claudio, Antonio and Sergio Lorandi, […]
Review by Yo-yo — Iamthemorning's previous releases (in particular Lighthouse and the Ocean Sounds Sessions compilation) already made it to my all-time favorites. Their distinct symphonic/folk/prog Renaissance-inspired style with a good dose of poetic atmosphere, piano virtuosity, and that particular Eastern European melancholy is something I came to love; and I receive no less than […]