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 TCat — Psicolorama is a Crossover Prog band from Spain that was formed in 2013. It is a project from musician M. Casado, who, up until 2019 has released 15 full length LPs. That is a lot of albums in a short time from a band that there is so little information on. […]
Review by TenYearsAfter — "First review of this album"What a strange name for a band, you can call it adventurous, like their music! In 1995 bassist/songwriter/producer Bob Madsen met guitarist/songwriter/singer Brian Cline in the North Bay Area of California. Brian and Bob began working together on a few tunes written by Bob. In Brian, Bob […]
Review by kev rowland — When Gryphon were first started by Richard Harvey (recorder, keys) and Brian Gulland (bassoon, crumhorn) back in 1973 it was obvious they weren't going to sound like anyone else, and the albums they released were a strange amalgam of medieval and progressive music, with some element of folk for good […]
Review by kev rowland — Named after the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, which was published in 1891, GBS are a band who have always gone their own path, from their early days as a duo to where they are nearly 20 years later, now operating as a quartet. Founders Alexander Skepp (drums) […]
Review by TCat — The Progressive Metal band Umpfel was formed in 2011 in Norway by Anund Vikingstad (guitar, bass) and Andreas Skorpe Sjoen (drums, keyboards, vocals). In 2015, they released their first full length album named "Cactus". Four years later, they have finally released their 2nd album called "As the Waters Cover the Sea". […]
Review by kev rowland — Back with their first album since 2012, FBP may have a new guitarist and bassist on board, but drummer Patrick Forgas continues to drive his band and be inspired by Soft Machine, just as he was when he released his first solo album more than 40 years ago. Karolina Mlodecka […]
Review by admireArt — So the album really begins around minute six after a kind of boring and overly sweet experimental pastorale like introduction. The blues like electric guitar embarks on a trippy and enticing prog/rock ride with some added electronic noises to build what could be track 3 on an uncut one track conceptual […]
Review by siLLy puPPy — PoiL took the extreme fringe of the avant-prog world by storm with the 2014 release "Brossaklitt" which under the more recently coined umbrella term "brutal prog" displayed the virtuosic angularity of avant-prog, the explosive bombast of punk rock, the mind melting expansion of psychedelia and the finesse of more deranged […]
Review by TenYearsAfter — Kinetic Element is a four piece formation from the USA that was founded in 2006, in order to support keyboard player Mike Visaggio's solo CD entitled Starship Universe, released in 2006. The band performed at several festivals, did a lot of gigs and was the support-act of progrock bands Circa, IZZ […]
Review by FragileKings — Last year was a rough one for Steve Gresswell. Without going into details, let's just say that one of society's less desireables left Steve in the hospital, and further health issues may have been caused by the initial problems. Thankfully, Steve recovered well enough to get back into the studio and […]