Jun 142015
 
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Hollywood glamour as the great and the good arrived for the 2010 TEP Awards. The Amazing Wilf not pictured.

A leisurely canter through the best in British and European progressive music from 2010 this week, including quite a few songs not heard on the show before!


1. Tinyfish – The Big Red Spark (04:51) from The Big Red Spark, 2010

2. Dec Burke – Signs Of Life (04:53) from Destroy All Monsters, 2010

3. North Atlantic Oscillation – Some Blue Hive (04:54) from Grappling Hooks, 2010

4. Cosmograf – Evolution Railroad (06:55) from End Of Ecclesia, 2010

5. Manning – Clocks (04:28) from Charlestown, 2010

6. Agents of Mercy – Gratitude (06:27) from Dramarama, 2010

7. The Lens – Full Of Stars (10:51) from Regeneration, 2010

8. Magic Bus – Gods Of The Mountain (07:08) from Magic Bus, 2010

9. Amoeba Split – Turbulent Matrix (10:47) from Dance Of The Goodbyes, 2010

10. Areknamés – Dateless Diary (05:31) from In Case of Loss, 2010

11. Il Tempio delle Clessidre – Insolita parte di me (07:21) from Il Tempio delle Clessidre, 2010

12. La Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno – La Mente (07:16) from Il Pittore Volante, 2010

13. La Maschera di Cera – Tra Due Petali Di Fuoco (06:06) from Petali di Fuoco, 2010

14. Ciccada – An Endless Sea (05:28) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010

15. Kingcrow – Lullaby For an Innocent (06:17) from Phlegethon, 2010

16. Chris – Making Sense (07:10) from Making Sense, 2010

17. Knifeworld – The Stench of Honey (05:25) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

18. Stars In Battledress – Foundling (04:24) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

19. Mark Cawthra – Let Alone My Plastic Doll (04:04) from Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute To Tim Smith Songbook Vol. 1, 2010

20. Moon Safari – Crossed The Rubicon (09:46) from Lover’s End, 2010

21. Solstice – Flight (07:27) from Spirit, 2010

22. London Underground – St. Helens (04:02) from Honey Drops, 2010

23. Anti-Depressive Delivery – Alive (13:50) from The Best of Antidepressive Delivery, 2010

24. Haken – Eternal Rain (06:43) from Aquarius, 2010

25. Christina – Deep Oceans [Oceans Deep Jem Godfrey Remix] (05:27) from Broken Lives & Bleeding Hearts, 2010

26. The Fierce And The Dead – Part 1 (18:50) from Part 1, 2010

27. Argos – The Gatekeeper (07:51) from Circles, 2010

28. Lalle Larsson – Otherwordly (06:23) from Infinity Of Worlds, 2010

29. Alex Carpani – Templars Dream (05:39) from The Sanctuary, 2010

30. Mogador – All I Am Is Of My Own Making (05:44) from All I Am Is Of My Own MaKing, 2010

31. Matt Stevens – Big Sky (05:39) from Ghost, 2010

32. Sanguine Hum – Dark Ages (04:42) from Diving Bell, 2010

33. Big Big Train – The Wide Open Sea (17:44) from Far Skies, Deep Time, 2010

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May 302015
 
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A roundup of new releases, including EPs from Big Big Train and Camelias Garden, as well as a couple of songs from the Old Guard in the form of Jethro Tull and live Yes.


1. Big Big Train – Wassail (6:48) from Wassail, 2015
2. Magic Pie – Introversion (12:24) from King For A Day, 2015
3. Klone – The Last Experience (7:06) from Here Come the Sun, 2015
4. Vennart – Infatuate (5:10) from The Demon Joke, 2015
5. Camelias Garden – Kite (8:27) from Kite, 2015
6. Methexis – The Relic (8:28) from Suiciety, 2015
7. Jethro Tull – Baker St. Muse (16:43) from Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary Edition), 2015
8. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge Part I (25:39) from Obscure Knowledge, 2015
9. Sweet Billy Pilgrim – FFwd to the Freeze Frame (4:50) from Motorcade Amnesiacs, 2015
10. Preacher – The Sea (5:19) from Signals, 2014
11. Galley Beggar – Pay My Body (9:01) from Silence & Tears, 2015
12. Barock Project – Gold (8:40) from Skyline, 2015
13. Silhouette – In Solitary (6:16) from Beyond The Seventh Wave, 2014
14. Suns of the Tundra – Speak Still of Summer (7:28) from Bones of Brave Ships, 2015
15. Neo Prophet – Generation Games (7:37) from T.I.M.E., 2015
16. Brežnev Fun Club – Tzig Tzag Tzara (5:51) from Il Misantropo Felice, 2015
17. Ozric Tentacles – Far Memory (7:12) from Technicians of the Sacred, 2015
18. Sunchild – Follow Your Heart (8:01) from Synesthesia, 2015
19. Le Folli Arie – Non e Facile (4:55) from Le folli arie, 2015
20. Progoctopus – Carousel (9:02) from Transcendence, 2015
21. Tom Slatter – Men Of The World (7:14) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
22. Gentle Knife – The Gentle Knife (5:17) from Gentle Knife, 2015
23. John Lodge – In My Mind (4:54) from 10,000 Light Years Ago, 2015
24. Forgotten Suns – Somewhere in the Darkness (06:58) from When Worlds Collide, 2015
25. Steve Hughes – One Day (7:50) from Tales From The Silent Ocean, 2015
26. We Are Kin – The Door (7:47) from Pandora, 2015
26. Yes – Yours is No Disgrace (16:04) from Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two, 2015

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May 162015
 
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There’s a definite sense of summer in this podcast, with a gardening theme to all the songs played.


1. Ciccada – A Garden Of Delights (08:24) from A Child In The Mirror, 2010

2. A.C.T. – Torn By A Phrase, Garden (05:36) from Last Epic, 2003

3. Gandalf’s Fist – Gardens of the Lost (06:03) from A Forest of Fey, 2014

4. Magic Bus – Back To The Garden (10:54) from Magic Bus, 2010

5. Fractal Mirror – The Garden (05:38) from Garden Of Ghosts, 2014

6. Amoeba Split – Perfumed Garden (09:43) from Dance Of The Goodbyes, 2010

7. Tin Spirits – Garden State (15:08) from Scorch, 2014

8. Dead Heroes Club – Machine In The Garden (10:01) from Everything Is Connected, 2013

9. Yes – Universal Garden (06:16) from Open Your Eyes, 1997

10. Willowglass – Garden (08:17) from Willowglass, 2006

11. Unitopia – The Garden (22:33) from The Garden, 2008

12. The Monsoon Bassoon – In The Iceman’s Back Garden (07:00) from I Dig Your Voodoo, 1999

13. Marillion – Garden Party (07:20) from Script For A Jester’s Tear, 1983

14. La Tulipe Noire – In the Gardens of Eden (07:36) from Shattered Image, 2000

15. The Healing Road – Devil’s Garden (04:32) from Timanfaya, 2007

16. Godsticks – Puppy Gardener (05:27) from Godsticks, 2008

17. Flamborough Head – The Garden Pond (05:32) from Looking For John Maddock, 2009

18. The Flower Kings – Garden of Dreams (Part One) (27:07) from Meet the Flower Kings, 2003

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May 022015
 
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Snarky Puppy may be a group of predominantly American musicians, but one of them is British and they’ve just released an absolutely fantastic new album, Sylva. so I’m bloomin’ well going to play some on the show. I also use this as an excuse to make a very, very long podcast comprised entirely of instrumental music.


Frost* – Hyperventilate 2013 (05:59) from Milliontown 2013, 2013

Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – Sintra/Flight/Atchafalaya (15:39) from Sylva, 2015

Echoes and Signals – The Waiting Room (07:07) from V, 2014

maybeshewill – Fair Youth (04:23) from Fair Youth, 2014

The Lens – Dreams (10:10) from Regeneration, 2010

Twice Bitten – Rain Stops Play (03:02) from No Third Man, 1985

Anthony Phillips – The Geese And The Ghost (15:51) from The Geese And The Ghost, 1977

Van Der Graaf Generator – Theme One (03:01) from The Box, 2000

Focus – Sylvia (03:32) from Focus III, 1972

The Red Monarchs – Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part 2 (07:24) from Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, 2012

Trojan Horse – Jurapsyche Park (04:40) from World Turned Upside Down, 2014

We are Kin – Faith (02:45) from Pandora, 2015

jh – Fort Dunlop (06:47) from Morning Sun, 2015

Ciccada – A Night Ride (06:26) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

Minimum Vital – Rodéo (03:48) from Pavanes, 2015

Anglagard – Sorgmantel (12:06) from Viljars ôga, 2012

Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – The Curtain (15:09) from Sylva, 2015

Public Service Broadcasting – Go! (04:13) from The Race For Space, 2015

The Tangent – Aftereugene (05:47) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015

Steven Wilson – Regret #9 (05:01) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

Alco Frisbass – La Danse Du Pantin (07:44) from Alco Frisbass, 2015

Abel Ganz – End of Rain (05:33) from Abel Ganz, 2014

Caravan – L’Auberge du Sanglier/A Hunting We Shall Go/Pengola/Backwards/A Hunting We Shall Go (Reprise) (10:03) from For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night, 1973

Emmett Elvin – Artificial Pterodactyls Over Leytonstone (05:03) from Bloody Marvels, 2014

AudioPlastik – Traveller (01:42) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015

Simon Godfrey – Motherland (03:48) from Motherland, 2014

Tony Patterson – Nature’s Way (04:57) from Earthlight, 2006

Karda Estra – Strange Relations 4 (6:47) from Strange Relations, 2015

Bill Laurance – The Real One (06:26) from Swift, 2015

Lonely Robot – Airlock (03:51) from Please Come Home, 2015

Nerve Toy Trio – The Riddle of Anything (04:34) from The Hard Cell, 2011 Jeramy Essary

Sound Of Contact – Cosmic Distance Ladder (04:44) from Dimensionaut, 2013

Kaipa – Folke’s Final Decision (04:03) from Notes From The Past, 2002

Roine Stolt – Shipbuilding (05:51) from Hydrophonia, 1998

Moongarden – Sonya In Search Of The Moon: Moonman Return (08:15) from Brainstorm Of Emptyness, 1995

The Fierce And The Dead – I Like It, I’m Into It (04:08) from Spooky Action, 2013

Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014

Brand X – The Poke (05:06) from Masques, 1978

Porcupine Tree – Voyage 34 Phase I (12:55) from Voyage 34, 2004

Camel – Lunar Sea (9.00) from A Live Record, 1978 Gary Morley

Steve Hackett – Spectral Mornings (6:37) from Spectral Mornings, 1979

The Enid – Fand (22:38) from Arise and Shine Volume 2 – Risen, 2011

Twelfth Night – Fur Helene I (05:10) from Live At The Target, 1981

Socrates – Every Dream Comes To An End (05:56) from Phos, 1976

The Who – The Rock (06:37) from Quadrophenia, 1973

Genesis – Los Endos (06:20) from Seconds Out, 1977

 

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Apr 182015
 
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After last time’s TangentFest, back to a more traditional format this time around, with a roundup of new albums, and my own personal selection of the best European progressive rock of 2005.


1. The Tangent – Codpieces And Capes (12:34) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015

2. Anekdoten – Shooting Star (10:11) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015

3. Different Strings – Legacy of War (06:28) from The Sounds of Silence, Pt. II: The Counterfeits, 2015

4. Karibow – Home of Cain (05:21) from Addicted, 2015

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

6. Sylvium – Altered State (05:47) from Waiting for the Noise, 2015

7. Arena – The Bishop of Lufford (05:24) from The Unquiet Sky, 2015

8. Premiata Forneria Marconi – The Mountain (10:54) from The World, 2015

9. Gavin Harrison – Heartattack in a Lay By (06:00) from Cheating the Polygraph, 2015

10. Porcupine Tree – Heartattack In A Lay By (04:16) from In Absentia, 2002

11. Glass Hammer – Babylon (07:56) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015

12. LordFish – Sol (08:14) from LordFish, 2015

13. Izz – Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015

14. We Are Kin – The Algorhythm (07:05) from Pandora, 2015

15. North Atlantic Oscillation – Wires (Steven Wilson Remix) (06:14) from Glare, 2015

16. Mandala – Ghizou (07:00) from Midnight Twilight, 2015

17. Magic Pie – Dream Vision (07:51) from Motions Of Desire, 2005

18. Boards Of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun (04:57) from The Campfire Headphase, 2005

19. Beardfish – The Gooberville Ballroom Dancer (06:58) from The Sane Day, 2005

20. Wobbler – Hinterland (27:47) from Hinterland, 2005

21. Kino – Loser’s Day Parade (09:04) from Picture, 2005

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Apr 042015
 
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After the success of the ‘Indulgence Hour’ in the last show I put out a shout on Facebook for everyone to select their favourite song by masters of 21st-century progressive rock, The Tangent. And loads came back, and I got carried away…

So here they all are – a sort of virtual ‘Box Set’, if you like – the fans’ choice of the songs that best represent what The Tangent is about.

The new Tangent album, ‘A Spark In The Aether’ is released on 20th April. When you’ve heard the two songs previewed in this show you’ll want to go and order it, which you can do by clicking here.

Thanks to everyone who took part by choosing their faves, including Andy himself!


1. The Tangent – A Spark In The Aether (04:20) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015

2. The Tangent – Lost in London (08:08) from A Place in the Queue, 2006

3. The Tangent – Lost In London 25 Years Later (07:33) from Not As Good As The Book, 2008

4. The Tangent – Supper’s Off (08:17) from L’Etagere Du Travail, 2013

5. The Tangent – Four Egos, One War (21:15) from Not As Good As The Book, 2008

6. The Tangent – GPS Culture (10:24) from Going Off On One, 2007

.7 The Tangent – The Ethernet (10:13) from Not As Good As The Book, 2008

8. The Tangent – Skipping the Distance (08:55) from The World That We Drive Through, 2004

9. The Tangent – In Earnest (20:04) from A Place in the Queue, 2006

10. The Tangent – Where Are They Now? (20:39) from Going Off On Two, 2011

11. The Tangent – The Canterbury Sequence (08:06) from The Music That Died Alone, 2003

12. The Tangent – The Canterbury Sequence Volume 2. Ethanol Hat Nail (12:54) from Down And Out In Paris And London, 2009

13. The Tangent – Fifth Movement: Evening TV (12:07) from Le Sacre Du Travail, 2013

14. The Tangent – The Celluloid Road (21:37) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015

15. The Tangent – A Crisis In Midlife (07:13) from Not As Good As The Book, 2008

16. The Tangent – Tech Support Guy (05:51) from Comm, 2011

17.  The Tangent – The Sun In My Eyes – Extended Mix (09:12) from A Place in the Queue, 2006

18. The Tangent – Live on Air (21:42) from A Place on the Shelf, 2009

19. The Tangent – Perdu Dans Paris (11:42) from Down And Out In Paris And London, 2009

20. The Tangent – Titanic Calls Carpathia (16:36) from Comm, 2011

21. The Tangent – Hat (01:16) from Le Sacre Du Travail, 2013

22. The Tangent – In Darkest Dreams (20:06) from The Music That Died Alone, 2003

23. The Tangent – The World We Drive Through (12:58) from The World That We Drive Through, 2004

 

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Mar 212015
 
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Rest in peace Daevid Allen – gone too soon, but leaving an amazing legacy of great music behind him.

Also featuring a sequence from Caravan, and a whole bunch of new releases!


1. Von Hertzen Brothers – New Day Rising (05:31) from New Day Rising, 2015

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

3. Minimum Vital – Folkish (08:45) from Pavanes, 2015

4. Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion – Can’t Stop The Clock (07:24) from HFMC, 2015

5. Gong – Radio Gnome Invisible (05:33) from Radio Gnome Invisible Part 1: Flying Teapot, 1973

6. Gong – Master Builder (06:20) from Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2: You, 1974

7. Gong – How to Stay Alive (08:06) from 2032, 2009

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

9. North Atlantic Oscillation – I Only Have Eyes For You (04:48) from Call Signs, 2009

10. North Atlantic Oscillation – Ritual (07:10) from Grappling Hooks, 2010

11. North Atlantic Oscillation – Soft Coda (04:20) from Fog Electric, 2012

12. North Atlantic Oscillation – August (04:38) from The Third Day, 2014

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

14. Unit Wail – Polymorphus The Wise (05:26) from Beyond Space Edges, 2015

15. Nice Beaver – The Time It Takes (06:34) from The Time It Takes, 2015

16. Caravan – Golf Girl (05:01) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

17. Caravan – Hoedown (05:58) from Caravan Live at the Fairfield Halls, 1974, 2002

18. Caravan – A Very Smelly Grubby Little Oik/Bobbing Wide/Come On Back/Oik (Reprise) (13:09) from Blind Dog At St. Dunstan’s, 1976

19. Caravan – The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again (05:58) from For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night, 1973

20. Caravan – Waterloo Lily (06:50) from Waterloo Lily, 1972

21. Caravan – The Paradise Filter (06:01) from Paradise Filter, 2013

22. Caravan – Nine Feet Underground (22:49) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

23. Magic Bus – Jupiter 3 AM (08:37) from Transmission From Sogmore’s Garden, 2014

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Mar 072015
 
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That new PA system proved a little too powerful.

A veritable new release frenzy for the start of March, featuring Steven Wilson (can’t get away from him!). Ciccada and Not A Good Sign. Plenty more great stuff too, though, showing that 2015 is already shaping up to be a great year for progressive rock releases.

In addition, a mini-Canterbury Scene feature, which is never a bad idea!


 

1. Steven Wilson – First Regret/3 Years Older (12:19) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

2. Ciccada – A Night Ride (06:26) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

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

4. La Coscienza di Zeno – Il Paese Ferito (05:52) from La Notte Anche Di Giorno, 2015

5. We are Kin – Tides Of Midnight (04:55) from Pandora, 2015

6. Ubi Maior – Alchemico Fiammingo (12:58) from Incanti Bio Meccanici, 2015

7. Lauri Porra – The Prisoner (03:06) from Flyover, 2015

8. Grand Tour – The Grand Tour (part 2) (14:26) from Heavy On The Beach, 2015

9. The Unthanks – Mount the Air (10:34) from Mount the Air, 2015

10. Yesterdays – Find Another Light (04:00) from Find Another Light, 2015

11. Mollmaskin – The Long Shadow (04:26) from Heartbreak In ((Stereo)), 2015

12. Magic Bus – Sunflower (03:51) from Transmission From Sogmore’s Garden, 2014

13. Caravan – Winter Wine (07:36) from In The Land Of Grey And Pink, 1971

14. Supersister – Present From Nancy (05:14) from Present From Nancy, 1970

15. Pierre Moerlen’s Gong – Second Wind (06:11) from Second Wind, 1988

16. Ciccada – At the Death of Winter (04:05) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

17. Not a Good Sign – Going Down (04:19) from From a Distance, 2015

18. Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase (04:17) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

19. Sky – Hotta (07:48) from Sky 2, 1980

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