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The Amazing Wilf was born in the sixties, which probably explains quite a lot.

Having been brought up a folkie (these days they bring in social services in cases like that) he discovered heavy and progressive rock in his early teens, and resolutely ploughed that furrow during the punk years, playing guitar in bands such as Bison, APB, Mihalis, and the acoustic rock group, Dusk. On arriving at Nottingham University in 1982 Wilf fell in with the 'prog' crowd, and after dropping out of his studies went on the road as a guitar, sound and lighting tech for Twice Bitten, and later Haze, stalwarts of the British prog scene through the eighties. Fed up with being permanently broke, and left with the legacy of a bad back (phew, rock'n'roll!), he gave it up in 1986 to go into the world of gainful employment and respectability.

Wilf lives in London, England, with his wife and son - who also occasionally co-presents the show - and makes a living as a company director.

Hosted by David "Wilf" Elliott

Broadcast Live every Sunday
from 4:00AM to 7:00AM Pacific Time

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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The European Perspective #217


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  • Blimey, it’s the first ‘regular’ European Perspective of 2015!

    Lots of new albums from the great and the good in progressive rock, including Beardfish, Sylvan and Sanguine Hum, and a preview of the forthcoming anthology from English singer/songwriter, jh, entitled ‘Morning Sun’.

    1. jh – The Sky Is Breaking (03:55) from Morning Sun, 2015

    2. Billy Bottle & The Multiple - La Belle Époque (04:36) from La Belle Époque, 2015

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

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

    5. Simon Steensland - One (13:05) from A Farewell To Brains, 2015

    6. Sylvan – Black And White (07:15) from Home, 2014

    7. Marco Ragni – Into The Wheel Of Time (09:13) from Mother From The Sun, 2014

    8. Alco Frisbass – Escamotage (12:18) from Alco Frisbass, 2015

    9. Magma – Vers La Nuit (03:30) from Slag Tanz, 2015

    10. jh – Making Tea Is Freedom (18:17) from Morning Sun, 2015

    11. Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin (03:49) from The Race For Space, 2015

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

    13. Karda Estra – Strange Relations 3 (09:15) from Strange Relations, 2015

    14. Unreal City - Oniromanzia (09:02) from Il Paese del Tramonto, 2015

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

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

    17. jh – Something’s Happening Here (03:28) from Morning Sun, 2015

The European Perspective #216


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  • In this episode of the show the tables are well and truly turned. Guitar legend Matt Stevens interviews Wilf in his alter ego, David Elliott, head of Bad Elephant Music.

The European Perspective #215


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  • The redoubtable Matt Stevens is my guest on The European Perspective this week. In an extended interview we talk about how 2014 was for him, the joys of being one of the most requested guest artists in progressive rock, and the differing roles music has played in young people's lives over the years. We generally end up sounding like a pair of old farts, which is ironic as Matt is a good ten years younger than your presenter!

    There's also plenty of samples of Matt's own music, as well as choice nuggets from his session work for Cosmograf and Emmett Elvin.

    No playlist this week – just sit back, listen, and enjoy! It's a lot shorter than usual…

The European Perspective #214


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  • The stage is set...the lights are dimmed....it's time for the European Perspective 2014 Awards! Featuring the top twenty albums of the year, as voted for by ALL OF EUROPE*, and Critics' special awards. Recorded in front of a packed Wembley Arena!^

    * This may not be strictly true

    ^ Neither may this

    20 .Rumour Cubes - Research and Destroy (05:13) from Appearances of Collections, 2014
    19. Tony Patterson and Brendan Eyre - I Dare To Dream (05:24) from Northlands, 2014
    18. Stop Motion Orchestra - Car Chase (03:21) from Instant Everything!, 2014
    17. Moetar - Letting Go Of Life (04:47) from Entropy of the Century, 2014

    Best Progressive Rock Festival - Resonance
    Änglagård - Jordrök (12:48) from Prog På Svenska - Live In Japan, 2014
    The Fierce And The Dead - Chief (06:04) from Spooky Action, 2013
    Bigelf - Alien Frequency (04:15) from Into the Maelstrom , 2014

    16. Schnauser - Split (04:08) from Protein for Everyone, 2014
    15. Seven Impale - Extraction (06:35) from City of the Sun, 2014
    14. Heliopolis - New Frontier (10:09) from City Of The Sun, 2014

    Best Record Label – Bad Elephant Music
    Simon Godfrey - God Help Me If I'm Wrong (03:26) from Motherland, 2014
    Emmett Elvin - Where Do You Think You're Going? (05:19) from Bloody Marvels, 2014
    Trojan Horse - World Turned Upside Down (06:03) from World Turned Upside Down, 2014
    The Gift - Walk Into The Water (06:20) from Land of Shadows, 2014

    13. Kant Freud Kafka - Antítesis (16:03) from No tengas miedo, 2014
    12. The Andy Tillison Multiplex - 3rd Movement: Ostinato (Shown) (06:50) from Electric Sinfonia 2, 2014
    11. Opeth - Cusp Of Eternity (05:37) from Pale Communion, 2014

    The ‘Should Have Known Better’ Awards (sponsored by Des O’Connor)
    Mike Oldfield - Sailing (04:46) from Man on the Rocks, 2014
    Yes - Believe Again (08:02) from Heaven & Earth, 2014
    Pink Floyd - Side 4, Pt. 4: Louder Than Words (06:37) from The Endless River, 2014

    Best Yes Album, 2014
    Druckfarben - An Answer Dreaming (06:59) from Second Sound, 2014

    Best Mike Oldfield Album, 2014
    Robert Reed - Part 1 (20:41) from Sanctuary, 2014

    Best Pink Floyd Album, 2014
    Bjorn Riis - Disappear (06:27) from Lullabies In A Car Crash, 2014

    10. Knifeworld - Destroy The World We Love (06:05) from The Unravelling, 2014
    9. Cheeto's Magazine - Octopus Soup (06:53) from Boiling Fowls, 2014
    8. A Secret River - Blinding Light (06:00) from Colours of Solitude, 2014

    Best UK Live Performance
    Moon Safari - A Kid Called Panic (15:56) from Live in Mexico, 2014
    Snarky Puppy - Jambone (05:07) from We Like It Here, 2014

    7. Lazuli - Une pente qu'on dévale (05:12) from Tant que l'herbe est grasse, 2014
    6. Phish - Fuego (09:15) from Fuego, 2014
    5. Tin Spirits - Little Eyes (08:26) from Scorch, 2014

    Best Reissue
    Yes - The Gates Of Delirium (21:59) from Relayer - 2014 Stereo Mixes, 2014

    4. Cosmograf - The Drover (06:37) from Capacitor, 2014
    3. Abel Ganz - Unconditional (14:05) from Abel Ganz, 2014
    2. Matt Stevens - Coulrophobia (03:24) from Lucid, 2014
    1. North Atlantic Oscillation - Dust (07:28) from The Third Day, 2014