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Progressive Tracks Show #388 (The Halloween/Election Spirit 2020)

Not only is it Halloween, but it’s Halloween during a pandemic.

Not only is there an important election, but there’s an important election during a pandemic.

It’s a scary time… so let’s embrace our reality with some appropriate tuneage, shall we?

  • Adrian Tabacaru – “Antithesis” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Spirits in the Night” from Nightingales & Bombers on Cohesion (1975)
  • Miriodor – “The Ghost of M.C. Escher” from Mekano on Cuneiform Records (2001)
  • The ILK – “A Ghost Story For Summer” from The New Dark Age on Melotron Records (2015)
  • Just War Theory – “Ghost Town” from The Tyranny of Shrouds on Just War Theory (2018)
  • Subrosa – “Ghosts of a Dead Empire” from More Constant Than The Gods on Profound Lore (2013)
  • The Pneumatic Transit – “Apparition of Rosalyn” from Concerto For Double Moon on The Pneumatic Transit (2015)
  • TriPod – “Ghost” from TriPod on MoonJune Records (2003)
  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – “Sleepytime (Spirit is a Bone)” from Grand Opening and Closing on Seeland (2001)
  • CHOCOLAT – “Koyaanisqatsi (Apparition)”  from Retrouver Looloo on Beyond Beyond is Beyond (2016)
  • Mastodon – “Ghost Of Karelia” from Crack The Skye on Reprise (2008)
  • Valerinne – “The Only Ghost I Ever Saw” from Arborescent on Independent (2013)
  • Markus Reuter Oculus – “Solve et Coagula (Ghost I)” from Nothing is Sacred on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Anekdoten – “Until All The Ghosts Are Gone” from Until All The Ghosts Are Gone on Virtalevy (2015)

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Progressive Tracks Show #249 (Bands I Think You Should Hear), originally broadcast on Friday, February 16, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Music discovery is a wondrous thing. Sometimes it takes form as brand new music and brand new bands… sometimes it’s rediscovering music you’ve previously ‘written off’.

Join me this week to experience some music I think you should (re)discover.

That is all…



  • Dai Kaht – “Helvet Sttröi” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • The Ilk – “Powerplant” from The New Dark Age on Independent
  • Morpheus – “Brandung” from Rabenteuer on Bacillus
  • Melting Euphoria – “Amplified Ohm” from Inside The Gardens Of The Mind on Cleopatra Records
  • All Them Witches – “Bulls” from Sleeping Through the War on New West Records
  • Wobbler – “Fermented Hours” from From Silence to Somewhere on Karisma
  • Chicago – “Italian from New York” from Chicago VII on Rhino
  • Chicago – “Hanky Panky” from Chicago VII on Rhino
  • Dai Kaht – “Karaouh” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • Dai Kaht – “Waku” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht
  • The Ilk – “On Ilkley Moor & The New Dark Age” from The New Dark Age on Independent
  • All Them Witches – “Alabaster” from Sleeping Through the War on New West Records
  • Dai Kaht – “Kadett Mozam” from Dai Kaht on Dai Kaht

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Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack