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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #308       (6th Anniversary Show)

– 6 years is a long time to do something.
– 6 years is a long time to do something that takes time. Every. Day.
– 6 years is a long time to struggle to build a faithful listener base.
– But… 6 years is an instant in time when you’re having fun. And I truly am!

15 April 2013 marked the first ever edition of Progressive Tracks (as it was first named). It was Tax Day… I had just finished my taxes… I was really nervous.

6 years later marks the 308th edition of The Progressive Tracks Show. It is Tax Day… I have filed for an extension… I’m still nervous; hopefully it doesn’t show.

I’ll be spinning some most excellent tunes. You’ll be sitting back and enjoying. Teamwork!     ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 148 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Elephant9 – “Dancing With Mr. E” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • Aaron Brooks – “Consume” from Homunculus on Gentle Art Of Music (2018)
  • Zzebra – “La Si Si-La So So” from Panic on Angel Air Records (1975)
  • Frost* – “Dear Dead Days” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Frost* – “Falling Down” from Experiments In Mass Appeal on InsideOutMusic (2008)
  • Chicago – “I Don’t Want Your Money” from Chicago III (Remastered) on Rhino (1971)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Arc Of An Ilk” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Yuka & Chronoship – “Argo – A Dragon That Never Sleeps” from Ship on Right Honourable Records
  • Gentle Giant – “Playing The Game” from The Power and the Glory (SW Remix) on Alucard (1974)
  • Dustman Dilemma – “First Dive” from First Trip to the Roaring Plains on Baboon Fish (2012)
  • Elephant9 – “Actionpack1” from Greatest Show On Earth on Rune Grammofon (2018)
  • The Mercury Tree – “Disremembered” from Spidermilk on Independent (2019)
  • Accordo dei Contrari – “Lester” from Kinesis on AltrOck (2007)

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #302 
(The Struggle Is Real)

A theme show about personal challenges? Possibly.

But then, when have I ever told you what to think?    ;o)

I will tell you though, that some great tunes will be played (but you already knew that, right?).

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 141 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Type-7 – “The Interstellar Traveler” from  Interstellar Travelers on Type-7 (2019)
  • Cheeto’s Magazine – “Scum” from Amazingous on Cheeto’s Magazine (2019)
  • O.A.K. – “Liber in Tiberi” from Giordano Bruno on Aerostella Records (2018)
  • Psychoyogi – “New Ways of Losing” from Accident Prone on 620980 Records DK (2018)
  • The Mercury Tree – “I’ll Pay” from Spidermilk on The Mercury Tree (2019)
  • O.A.K. – “Sandali Rossi” from Giordano Bruno on Aerostella Records (2018)
  • Weend’O – “Time of Awakening, Part 1” from Time of Awakening on Sonicbond (2018)
  • Hanford Flyover – “Home” from Home – Single on Hanford Flyover (2018)
  • Mouth – “Sunrise” from Floating on Tonzonen Records (2018)
  • Psychoyogi – “Corporate Shoes” from Accident Prone on 620980 Records DK (2018)
  • Mythic Sunship – “Out There” from Another Shape of Psychedelic Music on El Paraiso Records (2018)
  • Mouth – “Homago Tago” from Floating on Tonzonen Records (2018)

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #292 
(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: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 131 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • 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:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #273 (Back With A Vengeance), originally broadcast on Saturday, August 11, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

After my first radio vacation in over two years, I’m ‘back with a vengeance’ doing what I do best:  Introducing you to progressive rock you may not have heard.  This week’s music is new, mostly independently released… and hot!

So take time to relax, put on some headphones, and immerse yourself in some quality progressive rock.  It may well be the best part of your day.

Remember, you can access any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 100 now!).

– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org  (Comments are always welcome)

PLAYLIST:

  • The Mercury Tree – “Change All Your Passwords” from Cryptic Tree on Independent
  • Spiralmaze – “Third Zone” from Dunes of Dorlmeus on Independent
  • Kikagaku Moyo – “Gatherings” from Masana Temples on Guruguru Brain
  • Ars de Er – “Fièvre (Mosaïque)” from Fièvre on Independent
  • Deltanaut – “Bells Of The Skychurch” from Part I on Mains Spike Music
  • N-1 – “Umburus” from Akustikgulasch on Independent
  • Zwoyld – “Jolitude” from Zgond on Independent
  • N-1 – “Gimma” from Akustikgulasch on Independent
  • Spiralmaze – “FTFO” from Dunes of Dorlmeus on Independent
  • The Mercury Tree – “Soaring Xenharmonic Plantain” from Cryptic Tree on Independent
  • Zwoyld – “Riravaler” from Zgond on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #264 (SeaProg Festival Wrap-Up #6), originally broadcast on Saturday, June 2, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

There are two kinds of people in this world:  Those who attended SeaProg 2018 this past weekend… and those who did not.  But both groups will find something to like about this show which features 14 SeaProg artists.

If you attended, you’ll be able to relive some of the fonder memories you’ve ever had while depriving yourself of sleep at a music event (the artists were truly that great, weren’t they?).

And if you missed SeaProg 2018, you still have an excellent opportunity to get a ‘crash course’ in all things SeaProg… y’know, to help you decide to reserve the first weekend in June 2019 for the next Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock.  Yes, there will be one; yes, you should attend!

With this installment, the SeaProg 2018 Progressive Tracks Show Series is complete.  Now if you’ll excuse me… I’m going to go get some sleep.     ;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Himiko Cloud – “I Knew I Wasn’t Human” from Himiko Cloud on Himiko Cloud
  • Moraine – “Uncle Tang’s Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Live)” from Metamorphic Rock (Live At NEARfest) on MoonJune Records
  • Clearly Beloved – “Dear John” from The City I Am Building Is For You – EP on Independent
  • Cantrip – “Krampus” from Krampus – Single on Independent
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Targa Florio” from Dromology on Altrock
  • Cheer-Accident – “House of Dowse” from Fades on Skin Graft Records
  • Ocelot Omelet – “Out Of The Frying Pan And Into Another Frying Pan” from Present In The Dark on Ocelot Omelet
  • Tiny Orchestral Moments – “Blockhead” from Blockhead – Single on Independent
  • Spontaneous Rex – “Eidolon” from Come At The King on Independent
  • The Mercury Tree – “False Meaning” from Countenance on Independent
  • Faun Fables – “Still Here” from Family Album on Drag City Records
  • Free Salamander Exhibit – “Oxen Of The Sun” from Undestroyed on Independent
  • Bubblemath – “Avoid That Eye Candy” from Edit Peptide on Cuneiform Records
  • Star Cradle – “Confunction” from Confunction – Single on Independent

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

Progressive Tracks Show #261 (SeaProg Festival Preview #3), originally broadcast on Saturday, May 12, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Another week… another show featuring two stellar main stage bands performing at the Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) 2018.

Great music (including a world premiere!)… insightful interview answers… marginal DJ skills…  it’s all here.       ;o)

The preparation for SeaProg 2018 continues… so grab your old SeaProg t-shirt from the closet and your favorite beverage from the fridge, sit back, and prepare to be prepared.

PLAYLIST:

  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Black and White Taste” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Dark Sleep Fortress” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Jazz Hands of Doom” from Countenance on Independent
  • The Mercury Tree – “Ether / Ore” from Permutations on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Dromology” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Seek and Release” from Permutations on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Shaman Coin Toss” from Dromology on AltrOck
  • The Mercury Tree – “Superposition of Silhouettes” from Demo-Single on Self Produced
  • The Mercury Tree – “Inflexus” from Freeze In Phantom Form on Self Produced
  • Inner Ear Brigade – “Rainbro” from Rainbro on AltrOck

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!