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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #326  (Progressive Infinite Regress)

How do you depict the state of the world with music?

1. The DJ shuts up and lets the music do the talking.

2. The listeners make their own conclusions about what the music is saying to them (without being offended).

3. Everyone allows everyone else to have their own opinions.

4. Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat…

Easy, right?  We’ll see…

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are over 160 now!).


  • Tribal Tech – “The Big Wave” from Illicit on Bluemoon Recordings (1992)
  • Barry Cleveland – “Warning” from Hologramatron on MoonJune Records (2010)
  • Steve Howe – “Turbulence” from Turbulence on Relativity (1991)
  • Steven Wilson – “Don’t Hate Me” from 4-1/2 on Kscope (2015)
  • Brand X – “Hate Zone” from Morrocan Roll on Charisma (1977)
  • Black Sabbath – “Killing Yourself to Live” from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on Warner Brothers (1973)
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Gunman” from Them Crooked Vultures on Interscope Records (2009)
  • Tin Men and the Telephone – “Autonomous Weapons” from World Domination Part One: Furie on Roem Records (2018)
  • October Equus – “Trapped in the Sea Ice” from Permafrost on OctoberXart Records (2013)
  • Whalephant – “System of Behavior” from System of Behavior – Single on Independent (2015)
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – “The Study of Unintended Consequences” from Petrophonics on Cuneiform (2000)
  • AKKU Quintet – “Made in China” from Depart on 7dMedia (2019)
  • Ut Gret – “Infinite Regress” from Radical Symmetry on Independent (2011)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:

This week on Prog-Watch I’m serving up a Variety program with music from Cyril, Kinetic Element, The Far Meadow, and Coma Rossi, plus newcomers Last Flight To Pluto and Astralingua! Also, I’ll have some Guest DJ selections chosen by long-time listener Rick Gibbs. Rick has suggested some great songs by IQ, Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot, and Subsignal! So I hope you will join me!


617: Variety with Guest DJ Selections


(A Present of Great Sounding Tunes)

Last week we celebrated ProgMas. So now that it’s the actual week of Christmas, what’s left, except to give you faithful listeners your present?

Of course it’s a gift of music! What else could it be?    ;o)

This week I’ve handpicked some amazing music that will make you listen… and maybe even give you goosebumps.

Happy Holidays!!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are 131 now!).


  • The Moody Blues – “The Day Begins (Incl. Morning Glory)” from Days of Future Passed (Expanded Edition) on UMC
  • Zero Times Everything – “(The Cathedral of All Saints)” from Sonic Cinema on 7d Media
  • Whalephant – “Thunderstorm” from Kamma on Independent
  • Colin Tench Project – “Waiting for Gordo” from minor Masterpiece on Independent
  • Syd Arthur – “Truth Seeker” from On an On on Down Chorus Recording Company LLP
  • Steven Wilson – “Vermillioncore” from 4 1/2 on Victor
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – “From the Beginning (2015 – Remaster)” from Trilogy on Victor
  • Debora Petrina –  “The Invisible Circus” from Petrina on Alabianca Records
  • Moogg – “Classe 21” from Le ore i giorni gli anni on Mellow Records
  • Deep Stare – “Eternal Sense” from Triplet – Single on Deep Stare
  • The Box – “So Beautiful” from Black Dog There on Unidisc Music Inc.
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Idios Cosmos” from Violato Intatto on Independent
  • The Mercury Tree – “Ether Ore” from Permutations on Independent
  • Gravitysays_i – “A Matter of Instinct” from Quantum Unknown on Inner Ear Records
  • Herd of Instinct – “Filament” from DronePriest on Firepool Records
  • Patrick Broguiere – “Une nuit dans l’abbaye (Parts 1 & 2)” from Mont Saint-Michel on Mellow Records

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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This week’s program is another one of those mash-ups that I like to refer to as a variety show…just a bunch of great progressive rock, new and old, but with an emphasis on the new(er). We’ll hear music from Yes, Neal Morse, Renaissance, Flying Colors, Karibow, Flutatious, Steven Wilson, Kino, Riverside & Vinegar Joe! Get out of your brain on the Prog-Watch 515!

Progressive Tracks Show #254 (Supporting Live Music), originally broadcast on Saturday, March 24, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

You’ve heard me say it more than once:  Supporting artists by attending live shows is the best way to ensure you’ll be able to hear more great music in the future.  There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing your idols on stage, experiencing a young band maturing before your eyes, or discovering the talent of a previously unknown opening band.  But you have to be there to create the memory.

This week we’ll highlight some of the artists who are out on the road in the next few months.  And no matter where you live, chances are they’ll be making the rounds somewhere near you.   And yes, we’ll have some new music too.

  • Forsqueak – “Lapis” from Forsqueak on Almendra Music
  • Pinn Dropp – “Kingdom of Silence” from from Pinn Dropp EP on 766990 Records DK
  • Flutatious – “Rendezvous in Marrakesh” from Festival on Magick Eye Records Ltd
  • Uriah Heep – “The Wizard” from Demons and Wizards (Deluxe Edition) on Castle Communications
  • Uriah Heep – “Shadows of Grief” from Look at Yourself (Expanded Deluxe Edition) on Castle Communications
  • Bent Knee – “These Hands” from Land Animal on InsideOutMusic
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – “Part 3” from Pink Lady Lemonade (You’re from Inner Space) on Alien8 Recordings
  • Steven Wilson – “No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun” from Insurgentes on Kscope
  • Flutatious – “Festival” from Festival on Magick Eye Records Ltd
  • The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster – “Wires\Dream/Wires” from Wires\Dream/Wires on Rockosmos
  • Forsqueak – “Kitalpha” from FSK on Almendra Music
  • Pinn Dropp – “Unresolved” from Pinn Dropp EP on 766990 Records DK

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

The podcast for this week’s Prog-Watch is now available at

For this week’s program I’ve put together a variety show with a little tribute to the late Colin Tench. We’ll hear a new one from the Colin Tench Project, and two from a couple of his other projects, BunChakeze and Corvus Stone. I’ll also be spinning lots of great stuff from The Fierce & The Dead, Fractal Mirror, Bram Stoker, Jethro Tull, Steven Wilson, Downes-Braide Association, Rush, Spiral Key, and Somnambulist.


507: Variety + A Tribute to Colin Tench

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This week’s program features nearly 90 minutes of fantastic Progressive Rock variety for your listening enjoyment! We’ll hear from Gaillion, King’s X, Steve Walsh, Stackridge, Dave Kerzner, The Flower Kings, Downes Braide Association, Steven Wilson, Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser, Charlie Cawood, Eddie Jobson, and Evolve!

503: Variety

This week I have another great variety program with music spanning five decades! We’ll hear from Queensryche, the Colin Tench Project, Magenta, Steve Winwood, Lifesigns, Fish, the Strawbs, Arena, and Steven Wilson! Plus, there will be another edition of Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher, looking at the great new album by White Moth Black Butterfly!

442: Variety

The Progressive Tracks Show #225 (Out Of The Bowl… Challenging Listens), originally broadcast on Friday, August 25, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

We’re all very comfortable in our own little “bowls”… our homes… our cars… and our music.  But that’s not progressing… and quite frankly, it can be boring as hell.

So this week we’ll listen to some more challenging tunes that will really make you listen… leap… and adapt.  You might find that you’re actually pretty tolerant (and no, it’s not all loud and obnoxious).    ;o)


  • Steven Wilson – “Nowhere Now” from To the Bone on SW Records
  • Krokofant – “Tommy Synth” from Krokofant III on Rune Grammofon
  • Yolk – “Solar” from Solar on Nuun Records
  • Fang Chia – “Rondo Tarantella” from Above Ground on Independent
  • Syrinx – “Syren” from Tumblers from the Vault on RVNG Intl.
  • Myster Möbius – “Marche” from Myster Möbius on Musea Parallèle
  • Genesis – “After the Ordeal” from Selling England By the Pound on Charisma
  • Yolk – “Vanitas” from Solar on Nuun Records
  • Fang Chia – “The Weirds” from Above Ground on Independent
  • Myster Möbius – “Mirage” from Myster Möbius on Musea Parallèle
  • Steven Wilson – “The Same Asylum As Before” from To the Bone on SW Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Variety is on tap for this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear new music from Katre, The Franky Valentyn Project, Steven Wilson, Galahad, Marillion, and Kim Seviour, along with great stuff from Trey Gunn, Jeff Berlin, and the Stick Men! I’ll also send out a couple of listener dedications by Gravy Train and Genesis, and Dr. Rob Fisher will be taking us on another voyage of Progressive Discovery, with the Spanish project Kant Freud Kafka!