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The Amazing Wilf, cynic, mystic and occasional fool, takes you on a wonderful journey through the heady world of British and European progressive music. From the days of the sixties and seventies, when this stuff actually sold, through the New Wave Of British Progressive Rock in the mid-1980s, and bang up-to-date with the new blood. This music has never been more diverse or interesting, but in the competitive world of downloads and global marketing it's difficult for today's progressive acts to get the exposure they deserve and need to thrive. Wilf, therefore, concentrates on getting music by the small bands 'out there', while having a damn good time and a few laughs on the way.

The European Perspective The Amazing Wilf

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The Amazing Wilf, cynic, mystic and occasional fool, takes you on a wonderful journey through the heady world of British and European progressive music. From the days of the sixties and seventies, when this stuff actually sold, through the New Wave Of British Progressive Rock in the mid-1980s, and bang up-to-date with the new blood. This music has never been more diverse or interesting, but in the competitive world of downloads and global marketing it's difficult for today's progressive acts to get the exposure they deserve and need to thrive. Wilf, therefore, concentrates on getting music by the small bands 'out there', while having a damn good time and a few laughs on the way.

    The European Perspective 269

    The European Perspective 269

    Welcome to the first European Perspective of 2020, and Happy New Year to you all! In a rather impulsive and largely unplanned show, I review some of the great music of the previous two decades according to the following self-imposed rules: One album per year No artist represented more than once At least vaguely proggy! [...]

    • 4 hrs 16 min
    The European Perspective 268

    The European Perspective 268

    Finally, we reach the end of 2019, and the last of Wilf and Martin’s review of 2019. Happy Christmas everyone! Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (04:39) from Now That’s What I Call Xmas, 2009 Tool – Fear Inoculum (10:21) from Fear Inoculum, 2019 Charlie Cawood – The Dark Within (04:37) from [...]

    • 3 hrs 54 min
    The European Perspective 267

    The European Perspective 267

    The second part of our end of 2019 review, with our heroes discussing albums released during the middle part of the year. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry (02:55) from Now That’s What I Call Xmas, 2009 Brighteye Brison – The Quest Of Quarrel (12:33) from V, 2019 Broken Parachute – Masterframe (06:52) from Living [...]

    • 3 hrs 28 min
    The European Perspective 266

    The European Perspective 266

    In this first of three end of 2019 specials, Wilf and Martin take a canter through some of the excellent albums released in the first part of the year. Kylie Minogue – Santa Baby (03:22) from Now That’s What I Call Xmas, 2009 Lost Crowns – Sound As Colour (07:40) from Every Night Something Happens, [...]

    • 3 hrs 21 min
    The European Perspective 265

    The European Perspective 265

    This time on The European Perspective: New releases from Jon Hunt and Barock Project Progradar’s Picks, with new and forthcoming releases from Bent Knee, Afenginn and Eloy A celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of In The Court Of The Crimson King The Far Meadow – Travelogue (18:36) from Foreign Land, 2019 Jon [...]

    • 3 hrs 53 min
    The European Perspective 264

    The European Perspective 264

    This time on The European Perspective: New release round up – Opeth, Thieves’ Kitchen, Kaprekar’s Constant, and more. Progradar’s Picks, featuring The Flower Kings, Leprous, Tool and from the archives, classic Marillion More of the best in British and European progressive music! Frost* – Numbers (04:22) from Falling Satellites, 2016 Frost* – Towerblock (06:14) from [...]

    • 3 hrs 31 min

Customer Reviews

McBaldrick ,

TEP

Required listening. The ONLY progcast worth listening to. Wilf had got it bang on. Look, just b****y well download it, OK? Your ears will love you for ever. Your mind will be fairly chuffed too! :)

Chocky100 ,

Prog Never Sounded So Good.

One of the rare breed of podcasts that always keeps you on your toes, the European Perspective has proved to be an utterly unique beast in the confusing forest of Progressive Rock radio. Your host is the Amazing Wilf, a man with a natural talent for finding new and exciting ways in which to present what has become to most, a tired and worn out genre. His shows usually centre around a loose theme which allows Wilf to unfold a unique narrative in the material he presents. One week it could be a program about the lost classics of the genre, the next could be about the cutting edge of Nu Prog. He's not afraid to challenge your preconceptions and in doing so, there is always something interesting to discover. The programme is held together with Wilf’s laconic and disarming wit between the songs which is mixed with a gentle confidence that only comes with knowing your subject matter inside out. I'm usually not a 5 star kind of guy but this show is highly recommended.

whatwhywhenwhere ,

One of the best

One of the best prog rock podcasts around, with an eclectic mix of prog, a great introduction to new music and a DJ who isn't annoying (most of the time); he's just about found the balance between being informative without being dry and adding a touch of whimsical wit to proceedings.

A minor quibble something that should not put anyone off is that there is too much of it (is that really a problem) more than four hours of podcast with no chapters makes it a tad difficult to find particular bits should you ever want to revisit them.

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