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.
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Happy New Year, everyone! In this show, Martin and Wilf say a not-so-fond farewell to 2020 with the third of their review shows. At least there was some great music released last year! Magenta – Reach For The Moon (09:25) from Masters Of Illusion, 2020 The Osiris Club – Mystery Sells (live) (04:46) from Blazing [...]
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Part 2 of our 2020 retrospective, featuring yet more fantastic music, and two Northern blokes banging on about it. Tom Slatter – Our Very Last Christmas (03:59), single, 2020 Godsticks – Surrender (04:45) from Inescapable, 2020 Grumblewood – Castaways (05:18) from Stories of Strangers, 2020 Haken – Invasion (06:42) from Virus, 2020 Hats Off Gentlemen [...]
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Martin and I begin our canter through the great album releases of this strangest of years. The Tangent – Life On Hold (05:31) from Auto Reconnaissance, 2020 Abel Ganz – Sepia and White (13:31) from The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity, 2020 Airbag – Sunsets (08:16) from A Day at [...]
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In the first of at least seven shows dedicated to the art of the prog epic, David and Martin visit the worlds of Big Big Train, Wobbler, Transatlantic, The Tangent, Abel Ganz, The Neal Morse Band and The Gift. Make a cuppa, sit back, relax and wallow in the long-form progressive rock song! Big Big [...]
The European Perspective #284
Continuing with our Scandanavian theme, this time around we play some of the great 21st century progressive music that’s come out of Norway, including tracks from new albums by Wobbler, Motorpsycho and Arabs In Aspic. Wobbler – Imperial Winter White (15:04) from Afterglow, 2009 Major Parkinson – Madeleine Crumbles (05:07) from Blackbox, 2017 Soup – [...]
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It’s been a while since we did a country special, so here’s one right here. Ladies and gentlemen, the fantastic progressive music of Sweden! Moon Safari – Too Young To Say Goodbye (06:29) from Himlabacken vol. 1, 2013 Anekdoten – Shooting Star (10:11) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015 Introitus – Shadows (09:43) [...]
I’ve been d/l this religiously for more years than I can remember. Listening to it on my walk to the station, on the train, on the tube, on my walk to the office and back home in the evening. I retired a couple of years ago and it has been a great companion on walks especially more recently during lockdown. Always varied, new and old, just great music. Keep it up.
Pure dream music
I have only recently discovered this podcast and I love it. I have found new interesting music to purchase and add to my collection. One small request, I normally listen to this podcast when I am at work, so I find it hard to retrace songs throughout the audio, can you write the moment time next to the songs titles?? I guess it’ll be easier 🙂 thanks guys 🤟
Consistently good mix of old and new music that challenges, surprises and delights. I like that this isn’t just about how good the old days were - this constantly opens my eyes to new music and doesn’t stand still. Really like the conversations between tracks. And, finally, I really like that they’re not afraid to say when they don’t like bands or music because, gosh, not all prog is that good, including some of the so-called greats. A podcast I always look forward to listening, if for nothing else the fab theme tune.