Jan 092016
 
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Finally we reach the end of our stately saunter through the excellent progressive music of 2015. Hope you’ve all enjoyed the shows, and thank you for supporting us for yet another year! Here’s to an equally fantastic musical 2016…


  1. Riverside – Under the Pillow (06:47) from Love, Fear and the Time Machine, 2015
  2. Seven Steps To The Green Door – Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
  3. t – 1: Anisotropic Dances – Brand New Mornings (13:04) from Fragmentropy, 2015
  4. The Aaron Clift Experiment – Locked (05:23) from Outer Light, Inner Darkness, 2015
  5. David Gilmour – In Any Tongue (06:47) from Rattle That Lock, 2015
  6. Vly – Dark Days (05:53) from I / (Time), 2015
  7. TesseracT – Cages (05:29) from Polaris, 2015
  8. Thieves’ Kitchen – Railway Time (07:39) from The Clockwork Universe, 2015
  9. Yuka & Chronoship – Age Of Steam (08:10) from The 3rd Planetary Chronicles, 2015
  10. Poire – Cold Water (07:59) from Atlantis, 2015
  11. Twice Bitten – West End (10:41) from Late Cut, 2015
  12. Lifesigns – Different (09:15) from Live In London – Under The Bridge, 2015
  13. Kyros – The Lamb, The Badger & The Bee (06:40) from Beta, 2015
  14. Nad Sylvan – Carry Me Home (07:20) from Courting the Widow, 2015
  15. Perfect Beings – The Love Inside (08:53) from Perfect Beings Ii, 2015
  16. Comedy Of Errors – Into The Light (05:04) from Spirit, 2015
  17. Gazpacho – Know Your Time (06:07) from Molok, 2015
  18. Gordon Midgley – Ronin (06:10) from Vanished Age, 2015
  19. Subsignal – And The Rain Will Wash It All Away (07:27) from The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime, 2015
  20. Mystery – Delusion Rain (10:04) from Delusion Rain, 2015
  21. Mindgames – Revenge of the Wizard (06:53) from Paradox of Choice, 2015
  22. ELO – The Sun Will Shine on You (03:30) from Alone in the Universe, 2015
  23. Malady – Pieniin saariin (07:57) from Malady, 2015
  24. The Tea Club – Dr. Abraham (08:11) from Grappling, 2015
  25. The Room – The Book (07:50) from Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam, 2015
  26. Arcade Messiah – Black Dice Maze (08:34) from II, 2015
  27. Osta Love – Black Beacon Sound (04:23) from The Isle Of Dogs, 2015
  28. Crippled Black Phoenix – New Dark Age (14:10) from New Dark Age, 2015
  29. Simon Godfrey – Into Idle Fury (08:12) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 1, 2015
  30. Ut New Trolls– Cherubino (05:43) from E, 2015
  31. Martigan – Simplicius (07:45) from Distant Monsters, 2015
  32. Yes – Roundabout (08:33) from Fragile (2015 remaster), 2015

 

 Posted by at 5:56 pm
Dec 262015
 
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As always, demand for the Boxing Day edition of The European Perspective is sky high.

As always, demand for the Boxing Day edition of The European Perspective is sky high.

Christmas is over for another year – but don’t be glum! Here’s part 3 of The European Perspective’s review of 2015 to warm the cockles of your heart, and get you ready for New Year!


  1. Barock Project – Gold (08:40) from Skyline, 2015
  2. Cherry Five – Terra Rossa (05:30) from Il Pozzo dei Giganti, 2015
  3. William D. Drake – Distant Buzzing (03:27) from Revere Reach, 2015
  4. Box Of Shamens – Intruder (05:22) from Belief and Illusion, 2015
  5. Yak – Quest For The Stones (23:59) from Quest For The Stones, 2015
  6. Everything Everything – Zero Pharaoh (03:39) from Get To Heaven, 2015
  7. Grice – Leftside (04:00) from Alexandrine, 2015
  8. Vennart – A Weight in the Hollow (05:39) from The Demon Joke, 2015
  9. District 97 – All’s Well That Ends Well (07:49) from In Vaults, 2015
  10. Kingcrow – The Deeper Divide (07:38) from Eidos, 2015
  11. Tiger Moth Tales – A Kids Tale (06:08) from Story Teller – Part 1, 2015
  12. Llamassence – Half Heart (05:27) from Abyssal Gigantism EP, 2015
  13. Purposeful Porpoise – Cycles (12:20) from The Water Games, 2015
  14. The Enid – My Gravity (07:08) from The Bridge, 2015
  15. Tame Impala – Yes I’m Changing (04:31) from Currents, 2015
  16. This Oceanic Feeling – Radio (05:28) from Universal Mind, 2015
  17. Tim Bowness – Sing To Me (05:46) from Stupid Things That Mean the World, 2015
  18. Octopie – Blastoff (04:18) from The Adventure of Harry and Walrus Kane, 2015
  19. Emmett Elvin – Electropipe (03:18) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
  20. Echolyn – Empyrean Views (09:18) from I Heard You Listening, 2015
  21. Corvus Stone – Cinema Finale (06:02) from Corvus Stone Unscrewed, 2015
  22. Abigail’s Ghost – King of All (05:23) from Black Plastic Sun, 2015
  23. Maddison’s Thread – The Viking’s Daughter (05:14) from The Viking’s Daughter, 2015
  24. The Fierce And The Dead – Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
  25. Advent – Voices from California (07:34) from Silent Sentinel, 2015
  26. 3RDegree – Life At Any Cost (08:49) from Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1, 2015
  27. Big Hogg – Turn to Prayer (05:51) from Big Hogg, 2015
  28. Spock’s Beard – Tides Of Time (07:48) from The Oblivion Particle, 2015
  29. Halo Tora – The Bones That Rock the Cradle (05:38) from Omni\One, 2015
  30. The Dear Hunter – Waves (04:12) from Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, 2015
  31. Godsticks – Exit Stage Right (05:46) from Emergence, 2015
  32. Karfagen – Alight Again (09:25) from 7, 2015
  33. Nemo – Coma (12:46) from Coma, 2015
 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Dec 132015
 
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Part 2 of The European Perspective review of 2015, featuring loads more bangin’ tunes, and even more stuff that isn’t European!


  1. Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising (05:31) from New Day Rising, 2015
  2. Bill Laurance – U-Bahn (06:49) from Swift, 2015
  3. Glass Hammer – Nothing, Everything (08:49) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015
  4. LordFish – Sonatanas (07:00) from LordFish, 2015
  5. Izz – Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015
  6. Anekdoten – Get out Alive (07:32) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015
  7. Gavin Harrison – Hatesong/Halo (08:17) from Cheating the Polygraph, 2015
  8. Parzivals Eye – Long Distance (04:37) from Defragments, 2015
  9. The Tangent – Codpieces And Capes (12:34) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015
  10. Arena – The Unquiet Sky (05:30) from The Unquiet Sky, 2015
  11. Mew – Clinging To A Bad Dream (06:43) from + -, 2015
  12. We are Kin – Weight Of The World (06:44) from Pandora, 2015
  13. Transport Aerian – Epitaph (08:07) from Dark Blue, 2015
  14. Sunchild – The Chosen One (05:14) from Synesthesia, 2015
  15. Camelias Garden – Kite (08:27) from Kite, 2015
  16. IO Earth – Trance (05:10) from New World, 2015
  17. Brežnev Fun Club – Il misantropo felice IV – Petit Déjeuner Chez Picabi (05:51) from Il Misantropo Felice, 2015
  18. Leprous – The Flood (07:52) from The Congregation, 2015
  19. Magic Pie – Introversion (12:24) from King For A Day, 2015
  20. Progoctopus – Carousel (09:02) from Transcendence EP, 2015
  21. Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Burn Before Reading (04:27) from Motorcade Amnesiacs, 2015
  22. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge (Part III) (12:40) from Obscure Knowledge, 2015
  23. Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – The Curtain (15:09) from Sylva, 2015
  24. Big Big Train – Lost Rivers of London (06:02) from Wassail, 2015
  25. Jaga Jazzist – Shinkansen (07:43) from Starfire, 2015
  26. Tom Slatter – Seven Bells Redeemed (20:22) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
 Posted by at 6:03 pm
Nov 292015
 
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“Quick! We’re missing The European Perspective!”

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back with the first part of The European Perspective’s end of year review for 2015!

1. Franck Carducci – Journey Through The Mind (08:00) from Torn Apart, 2015

2. Beardfish – Comfort Zone (09:34) from +4626-COMFORTZONE, 2015

3. Red Jasper – Ray of Darkness (06:02) from The Great and Secret Show, 2015

4. Mike Kershaw – An Ordinary Poison (05:27) from Departure, 2015

5. Le folli arie – Alien’s Trip (04:08) from Le folli arie, 2015

6. Alco Frisbass – Induction Magnétique (09:09) from Alco Frisbass, 2015

7. La Coscienza di Zeno – Libero Pensatore (05:12) from La Notte Anche Di Giorno, 2015

8. Audioplastik – Distant Skies (05:22) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015

9. Karda Estra – Strange Relations 4 (06:47) from Strange Relations, 2015

10. The Neal Morse Band – The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment , 2015

11. Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion – Something Worth Dying For (05:33) from HFMC, 2015

12. Nice Beaver – Timeline (06:36) from The Time It Takes, 2015

13. Lonely Robot – The Boy In The Radio (04:52) from Please Come Home, 2015

14. Public Service Broadcasting – Sputnik (07:09) from The Race For Space, 2015

15. Sanguine Hum – On The Beach (06:07) from Now We Have Light, 2015

16. Steven Wilson – Routine (09:03) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

17. Ciccada – Around the Fire (09:16) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

18. Not a Good Sign – Pleasure of Drowning (05:54) from From a Distance, 2015

19. Herba D’hameli – Claritat (10:38) from Interiors, 2015

20. Firefly Burning – Beloved (05:41) from Skeleton Hill, 2015

21. Argos – Not In This Picture (12:33) from A Seasonal Affair, 2015

22. Christina – Last Breath (04:40) from The Light, 2015

23. Different Strings – Fatal Chronic Damage (11:29) from The Sounds of Silence, Pt. II: The Counterfeits, 2015

24. jh – I’ll See You Tomorrow In A Different Light (06:34) from Morning Sun, 2015

25. Steve Hackett – Love Song To A Vampire (09:18) from Wolflight, 2015

26. Karnataka – Secrets Of Angels (20:04) from Secrets Of Angels, 2015

 Posted by at 5:39 pm
Sep 202015
 
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The first show for a little while, and it’s a corker! New release roundup, then a celebration of the music you’ll be hearing if you go to this year’s Summer’s End festival on 2nd to 4th October. Be there, or be elsewhere!


  1. Riverside – Under the Pillow (06:47) from Love, Fear and the Time Machine, 2015
  2. Seven Steps To The Green Door – Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
  3. David Gilmour – And Then… (04:30) from Rattle That Lock, 2015
  4. t – The Politics Of Entropy – Uncertainty (07:17) from Fragmentropy, 2015
  5. Twice Bitten – Blue Sky Century (06:22) from Late Cut, 2015
  6. Anthony Phillips – Reaper (07:41) from Private Parts & Pieces, 1978
  7. Karda Estra – Lighthouse (05:15) from The Seas and The Stars, 2015
  8. Nemo – Comaïne (06:01) from Coma, 2015
  9. Tim Bowness – Sing To Me (05:46) from Stupid Things That Mean the World, 2015
  10. Karfagen – Now And Ever (06:36) from 7, 2015
  11. Simon Godfrey – Dust and Wires (04:02) from Motherland, 2014
  12. Abel Ganz – Thank You (06:57) from Abel Ganz, 2014
  13. Dave Bainbridge – See What I See (06:04) from Celestial Fire, 2014
  14. The Fierce And The Dead – Flint (04:24) from Magnet, 2015
  15. Light Damage – Heaven (08:38) from Light Damage, 2014
  16. 3RDegree – Circuit Court (05:19) from Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1, 2015
  17. Discipline – Rogue (24:05) from To Shatter All Accord, 2011
  18. Pallas – Shadow Of The Sun (07:39) from wearewhoweare, 2014
  19. The Gift – Walk Into The Water (06:20) from Land of Shadows, 2014
  20. Introitus – Slipping Away (11:14) from Anima, 2014
  21. Credo – Conspiracy (MCF) (10:52) from Against Reason, 2011
  22. Mystery – Another Day (19:24) from Tales from the Netherlands, 2014
  23. Magic Pie – King For A Day (27:30) from King For A Day, 2015

 

 Posted by at 12:42 pm
Aug 022015
 
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Sometimes I amaze myself with my shamelessness. This episode of the show is given over to music that has been released on Bad Elephant Music, the record label I run, together with some excellent tunes by bands and artists who are associated with us in some way, shape or form.

My only excuse is that it’s all fantastic music!

This show is published on the 40th birthday of Matt Stevens, a man without whom a significant proportion of these tunes wouldn’t either exist or be quite as good as they are. Happy birthday, Matt!


  1. The Fierce And The Dead – Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
  2. The Gift – The Willows (12:01) from Land of Shadows, 2014
  3. Fuzzy Nautilus – I Lost My Keys Somewhere Along The Milky Way (06:35) from Antenna, 2014
  4. The Room – Carrie (05:10) , single, 2015
  5. Shineback – Here Come The Envoys (04:01) from Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed, 2013
  6. Simon Godfrey – God Help Me If I’m Wrong (03:26) from Motherland, 2014
  7. Tinyfish – Wide Awake At Midnight (10:21) from The Big Red Spark, 2010
  8. Audioplastik – World of Wonder (04:27) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015
  9. Dec Burke – Sometimes (03:58) from Destroy All Monsters, 2010
  10. Frost* – Saline (06:09) from Experiments in Mass Appeal, 2008
  11. Darwin’s Radio – Age Of Broken Reason (13:36) from Template For A Generation, 2009
  12. Threshold – That’s Why We Come (05:41) from March Of Progress, 2012
  13. Darkwater – A Fools Utopia (05:44) from Where Stories End, 2010
  14. Emmett Elvin – Medicine Box (02:19) from Bloody Marvels, 2014
  15. Emmett Elvin – Starbuck’s End (03:43) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
  16. The Fierce And The Dead – Ark (Emmett Elvin remix) (03:30) from Ark, 2013
  17. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge Part I (25:39) from Obscure Knowledge, 2015
  18. jh – Making Tea Is Freedom (18:19) from Morning Sun, 2015
  19. Twice Bitten – Blue Sky Century (06:20) from Late Cut, 2015
  20. Jack Arthurs – Fearless (04:09) from Only Dreams Are True, 2012
  21. Trojan Horse – Death And The Mad Queen (03:55) from World Turned Upside Down, 2014
  22. We are Kin – Weight Of The World (06:44) from Pandora, 2015
  23. Tom Slatter – So Far From The Shore (08:57) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
  24. The Rube Goldberg Machine – In Symmetry (06:24) from Fragile Times, 2014
  25. Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014
 Posted by at 12:50 pm
Jul 192015
 
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Listen to The European Perspective, or The Avengers will get you!

Listen to The European Perspective, or The Avengers will get you!

A new release round-up this week, including tracks from a couple of Bad Elephant Music albums coming out in the next few weeks. Yes, it’s a shameless plug, but I don’t care!

  1. The Fierce And The Dead – Magnet In Your Face (01:41) from Magnet, 2015
  2. Davy O’List – The Emperor (08:29) from Second Thoughts, 2015
  3. This Oceanic Feeling – Radio (05:28) from Universal Mind, 2015
  4. Grice – Eclipse (06:26) from Alexandrine, 2015
  5. Spriggan Mist – The Fates (05:47) from Myths And Legends, 2015
  6. Everything Everything – No Reptiles (04:43) from Get To Heaven, 2015
  7. William D. Drake – Heart Of Oak (04:38) from Revere Reach, 2015
  8. Emmett Elvin – Electropipe (03:18) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
  9. Twice Bitten – Ocean (04:17) from Late Cut, 2015
  10. The Fierce And The Dead – Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
  11. Osanna – Anni di piombo (04:25) from Palepolitana, 2015
  12. Goblin Rebirth – Evil In The Machine (06:17) from Goblin Rebirth, 2015
  13. Delirium – L’Era della Menzogna (06:56) from L’Era della Menzogna, 2015
  14. Cherry Five – Il Pozzo Dei Giganti (Inferno XXXI) (24:38) from Il Pozzo dei Giganti, 2015
  15. Llamassence – Holy Wild (06:02) from Abyssal Gigantism, 2015
  16. Napokon – Lost (05:07) from Origo, 2015
  17. Jaga Jazzist – Big City Music (14:07) from Starfire, 2015
  18. Clepsydra – Green Blinds (06:01) from Tropicarium, 2015
  19. Taylor’s Code – The Labyrinth (04:49) from Mirrors, 2015
  20. Dice – The Enlarging Universe (10:11) from Son.Sister.Sun, 2015
  21. Christina – When The Darkness Falls (04:41) from The Light, 2015
  22. Big Big Train – Lost Rivers of London (06:02) from Wassail, 2015
  23. Tiger Moth Tales – The Piper (12:54) from Story Teller – Part 1, 2015
  24. Maddison’s Thread – Don’t Care About Tomorrow (04:39) from The Viking’s Daughter, 2015
  25. Morglbl – Far Tea Time (06:25) from Tea Time For Punks, 2015
  26. Wolve – Ocean (10:18) from Sleepwalker, 2015
  27. Yak – Quest For The Stones (23:59) from Quest For The Stones, 2015
 Posted by at 2:52 pm
Jul 042015
 
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To celebrate US Independence Day this week’s European Perspective is given over to a celebration of all that’s good in American progressive rock over the last few years. Hear Wilf stumble his way through American geography!

  1. The Neal Morse Band – The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment , 2015
  2. Mike Keneally – Wing Beat Fantastic (03:26) from Wing Beat Fantastic, 2012
  3. Midlake – The Old and the Young (05:37) from Antiphon, 2013
  4. District 97 – All’s Well That Ends Well (07:49) from In Vaults, 2015
  5. Thank You Scientist – Blood On the Radio (09:21) from Maps of Non-Existent Places, 2012
  6. The Twenty Committee – Her Voice (10:08) from A Lifeblood Psalm, 2013
  7. Umphrey’s McGee – Educated Guess (05:49) from Similar Skin, 2014
  8. 3RDegree – The Socio-Economic Petri Dish (06:51) from The Long Division, 2012
  9. Glass Hammer – Babylon (07:56) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015
  10. Dream the Electric Sleep – The Name You Fear (06:10) from Heretics, 2014
  11. Stop Motion Orchestra – Little Smiles (05:24) from Instant Everything!, 2014
  12. Ut Gret – The Raw, the Cooked and the Overeasy (05:27) from Ancestor’s Tale, 2014
  13. The Psychedelic Ensemble – A Hundred Years On (08:04) from The Sunstone, 2015
  14. Izz – Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015
  15. Gekko Projekt – Grains of Sand (05:20) from Reya of Titan, 2015
  16. The Nerve Institute – Knives of Winter Coronation Day (07:23) from Fictions, 2015
  17. Heliopolis – New Frontier (10:09) from City Of The Sun, 2014
  18. Perfect Beings – Removal Of The Identity Chip (05:48) from Perfect Beings, 2014
  19. Salem Hill – Butterfly (06:43) from The Unseen Cord, 2014
  20. Moetar – Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
  21. A Big Goodbye – Gone (06:00) from History in Rewind, 2014
  22. Proud Peasant – The Precipice (13:20) from Flight, 2014
  23. Elephants of Scotland – Amber Waves (08:14) from Execute and Breathe, 2014
  24. Iluvatar – Between (07:00) from From The Silence, 2014
  25. The Samurai Of Prog – Into The Lake (08:43) from The Imperial Hotel, 2014
  26. Little Atlas – Emily True (07:06) from Automatic Day, 2013
  27. Oblivion Sun – Dead Sea Squirrels (06:35) from The High Places, 2013
  28. I And Thou – And I Awaken (11:29) from Speak, 2012
  29. Lobate Scarp – Beginning of Us (06:25) from Time and Space, 2013
  30. The Tea Club – The Eternal German Infant (08:18) from Quickly Quickly Quickly, 2012
  31. Disconnect – Sufficient (09:16) from Enough Blame To Go Around, 2012
  32. Echolyn – When Sunday Spills (08:48) from echolyn, 2012
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