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 Grumpyprogfan — If you like 70's prog with mellotron, tinkling Hammond, multiple vocal harmonies, and the full body sound of the Rickenbacker bass, this is the album for you. The audio quality on this CD is very good, proof that CD's can have sonic properties as good as vinyl. I'm going to mention […]
Review by Rivertree — Since some years SANGUINE HUM are a trio (guitar, keyboards, bass) in a strict sense. For some time the collaborating drummers Paul Mallyon and Andrew Booker both already had been regular band members in the past, concerning studio sessions as well as their live gigs. Should this be one meaning of […]
Review by Matti — MILES DAVIS (1926 -1991) is without a doubt one of the biggest figures in jazz history. As the liner notes in this posthumously finished album say, "he was never a man to rest on his laurels". He had made a great impact on the history of jazz and especially on fusion, […]
Review by nick_h_nz — [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect]Even if I did not already have great interest in a new LogoS album, the title and artwork would have settled it for me. Without knowing Italian, it's clear enough that this is an album that references Sasaki Sadako and the one thousand origami cranes she […]
Review by nick_h_nz — [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect]Within the first minute, you know this is going to be an interesting listen, as the opening number of Áuryn's debut album, Antes de Cerrar los Ojos, flits between prog metal and jazz fusion. The contrasts almost clash, and yet somehow they work. The rhythm section […]
Review by rdtprog — The last album ''From Silence to Somewhere'' was a good comeback for the band to the greatness of their first demo songs released on their first album. Is the new album will continue on the same level? The first track ''By The Banks'' is a strong track of Retro Prog taking […]
Review by StDavis — First things first: a remix should always be better than the original. In this case the difference is night and day! I've started to follow Yesterdays after their 3rd album Senki madara (that sounds amazing!) so I had high expectations about this release. After A-B-ing the 2010 version with the 2020 […]
Review by BrufordFreak — I've been an avid follower and champion of these Norwegians for over ten years, however I think they may have overstayed their their adherence to the choice of YES imitation. As skilled as they are, as remarkable are the "new Yes songs" that they produce, I think it has gone too […]
Review by Matti — This band comes from Moscow, it was founded in 1997 by sisters Elena and Tatyana Kanevskaya, who have also written all music on this fourth album (my introduction to them). While there are a lot of female fronted neo prog groups, especially in England and Poland, it seems to be all […]
Review by antmumford — This album is nothing short of a masterpiece. Easily one of the best debuts I have ever heard and just phenomenal that such beautiful exquisite music can be produced on their first release. Just makes me wonder how they can keep the momentum going, but to be honest after hearing their […]