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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. He also owns and manages an independent record label, Bad Elephant Music, which (unsurprisingly) focuses largely on music with progressive tendencies.

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 #245


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  • Next time we’ll start the usual end-of-year shenanigans, but this time I’ve adopted a policy of shameless self-publicity and based an entire show around Bad Elephant Music’s 2016 catalogue

    1. The Brackish – Liquid of Choice (05:32) from Liquid of Choice, 2016
    2. Jack Arthurs – Lift Me Up (05:19) from Treasure House, 2016
    3. Matthew Parmenter – Digital (03:40) from All Our Yesterdays, 2016
    4. The Rube Goldberg Machine – Afraid Of My Own Shadow (06:46) from Fragile Times, 2016
    5. The Fierce And The Dead – Andy Fox (Live At Kingsway College) (05:42) from If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe (2016 Remaster), 2016
    6. Konchordat – Statement of Intent (07:17) from Rise To The Order, 2016
    7. Tom Slatter – The Time Traveller Suite 2: Rise Another Leaf (03:48) from Three Rows Of Teeth (2016 expanded edition), 2016
    8. Nine Stones Close – Spoils (16:35) from Leaves, 2016
    9. Mothertongue – Blooper’s Theme (04:02) from Unsongs, 2016
    10. Sphelm – These Roots Know No Boundaries (05:24) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    11. The Gift – Tuesday’s Child (09:45) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    12. Verbal Delirium – The Decayed Reflection (A Verbal Delirium) (11:51) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
    13. Mike Kershaw – Another Disguise (05:23) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    14. Under A Banner – Legion (04:39) from The Wild Places, 2016
    15. Paradigm Shift – Reunification (09:22) from Becoming Aware, 2016
    16. Heliopolis – Love and Inspiration (18:53) from Epic at the Majestic: Live at RoSFest, 2016
    17. Matt Stevens – Scapegoat (05:01) from Archive, 2016
    18. N.y.X. – The Daily Dark Delirium (12:52) from The News, 2016
    19. Emmett Elvin – The Plankton Suite (04:22) from Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason, 2016
    20. We Are Kin – …goodbye (12:05) from …and I know…, 2016
    21. The Far Meadow – The Seamless Shirt (09:16) from Given The Impossible, 2016

The European Perspective #244


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  • New release roundup, together with Progradar’s Picks from The Gift, Ray Wilson and Van Der Graaf Generator, and five more selections for the Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock from PFM, ABWH, Jellyfish, Beardfish and Matt Stevens

    Yes – The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn) (20:18) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 1973
    The Far Meadow – Prove It Then/Hang On/Industry (11:42) from Given The Impossible, 2016
    Syd Arthur – Into Eternity (05:16) from Apricity, 2016
    Dec Burke – As High As The Sun (05:01) from Book Of Secrets, 2016
    Bird Eats Baby – Deathbed Confession (04:20) from Tanta Furia, 2016
    Alta Via – Paradox (09:47) from Kreosote, 2016
    Kaipa Da Capo – När Jag Var En Pojk (10:51) from Dårskapens Monotoni, 2016 Progradar’s Picks
    Ray Wilson – Makes Me Think of Home (07:56) from Makes Me Think of Home, 2016
    Van Der Graaf Generator – Forever Falling (05:40) from Do Not Disturb, 2016
    The Gift – All These Things (20:43) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    Maschine – Hidden In Plain Sight (07:01) from Naturalis, 2016
    Riverside – Sleepwalkers (07:19) from Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016
    Offworld – Killing Voices in H.E.A.D. (05:08) from Some Circles Are Square, 2016 Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    Premiata Forneria Marconi – Il Banchetto (08:41) from Per Un Amico, 1972
    Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Order Of The Universe (09:03) from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, 1989
    Jellyfish – Joining A Fan Club (04:03) from Spilt Milk, 1993
    Beardfish – South of the Border (07:43) from Sleeping In Traffic, Part Two, 2008
    Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014
    Edensong – End Times In Retrospect (05:36) from Years In The Garden Of Years, 2016
    The Dear Hunter – Gloria (05:17) from Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, 2016
    The Neal Morse Band – Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise (09:59) from The Similitude Of A Dream, 2016
    Gong – Rejoice! (10:17) from Rejoice! I’m Dead!, 2016
    Sphelm – Stillness (04:41) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    Afro Celt Sound System – Cascade (08:06) from The Source, 2016
    Yes – Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (21:44) from Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2016

The European Perspective #243


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  • Didn't get to Summer's End this year? Or maybe you did, and you would like to relive what a splendid weekend you had....either way, here's some tunes from the bands who played there, together with new releases, Progradar's Picks and the latest in the Beginner's Guide to Progressive Rock.

    1. Verbal Delirium - Close To You (06:35) from The Imprisoned Words Of Fear, 2016
    2. Sand - Commitment To The Bit (04:55) from A Sleeper, Just Awake, 2016
    3. Cairo - Katrina (05:20) from Say, 2016
    4. Half Past Four - Mood Elevator (05:28) from Land Of The Blind, 2016
    5. Ghost Community - Cycle of Life (15:48) from Cycle of Life, 2016
    6. Magic Pie - Silent Giant (05:22) from King For A Day, 2015
    7. Tiger Moth Tales - A Visit to Chigwick (08:50) from Cocoon, 2014

    Progradar’s Picks
    8. Sphelm - These Roots Know No Boundaries (05:24) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    9. Opeth - Spring MCMLXXIV (06:11) from Sorceress, 2016
    10. Crippled Black Phoenix - We Are The Darkeners (07:54) from Bronze, 2016

    11. Nerve Toy Trio - Potholing (11:07) from Accidental Bar-B-Que, 2016
    12. Favni - Summer's Over (07:56) from Windswept, 2016
    13. Multi Story - Black Gold (09:42) from Crimson Stone, 2016
    14. Sylvium - Fade in Out (08:24) from Waiting for the Noise, 2015
    15. Seven Steps To The Green Door - Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
    16. Heather Findlay - Mona Lisa (05:07) from Phoenix Suite, 2011

    Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    17. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick, Part 1 (22:44) from Thick as a Brick, 1973
    18. Solstice - Earthsong (06:39) from Silent Dance, 1984
    19. The Flower Kings - Church of Your Heart (09:11) from Stardust We Are, 1997
    20. Frost* - Black Light Machine (10:05) from Milliontown, 2006
    21. The Tangent - Titanic Calls Carpathia (16:36) from Comm, 2011

    22. IQ - The Road Of Bones (08:33) from The Road Of Bones, 2014
    23. Firefly Burning - Beloved (05:41) from Skeleton Hill, 2015
    24. Manning - The Huntsman & the Poacher (05:40) from The Root, the Leaf & the Bone, 2013
    25. The Gift - At Sea (10:29) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    26. North Sea Radio Orchestra - The British Road (07:25) from Dronne, 2016
    27. Aisles - Ch-7 (12:37) from Hawaii, 2016
    28. Strangefish - Ignorance Of Bliss (08:28) from Fortune telling, 2006
    29. Karnataka - Feels Like Home (07:06) from Secrets Of Angels, 2015
    30. RPWL - Swords and Guns (08:51) from Wanted, 2014
    31. The Far Meadow - Dinosaurs (08:12) from Given The Impossible, 2016

The European Perspective #242


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  • As well as the usual Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock and Progradar’s Picks features, there’s a focus on progressive rock bands of the Iberian peninsula (that’s Spanish and Portuguese, for those you not in the know), and a selection of tracks from the latest behemoth from Colossus – Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3. Snappy!

    Cheeto’s Magazine – Nova America (25:25:00) from Boiling Fowls, 2014
    Harvest – Something’s Changing (06:09) from Northern Wind, 2014
    Kotebel – Adagio Maestoso (12:08) from Concerto for Piano and Electric Ensemble, 2012
    Forgotten Suns – Somewhere in the Darkness (06:58) from When Worlds Collide, 2015
    Emmett Elvin – Boiling (03:48) from Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason, 2016
    Project RnL – Deal With It (03:46) from Internet Releases, 2016
    David Cross Band – Sign of the Crow (07:03) from Sign of the Crow, 2016

    Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    Gentle Giant – Knots (04:10) from Octopus, 1972
    Kate Bush – Hello Earth (06:13) from Hounds Of Love, 1985
    Radiohead – The Tourist (05:24) from OK Computer, 1997
    Spock’s Beard – Open Wide The Flood Gates/Solitary Soul/Wind At My Back (22:03) from Snow, 2002
    Sky Architect – The Campfire Ghost Song (10:01) from A Dying Man’s Hymn, 2011

    Herba D’Hameli – Claritat (10:38) from Interiors, 2015
    Amarok – Rubicón (08:00) from Hayat Yolunda, 2015
    Kant Freud Kafka – Dama (12:34) from No Tengas Miedo, 2014

    Progradar’s Picks
    David Foster – Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
    Last Flight To Pluto – House By A Lake (10:27) from See You At The End, 2016
    Blind Ego – Blackened (05:44) from Liquid, 2016

    Under A Banner – The Wild Places (04:23) from The Wild Places, 2016
    Amoeba Split – Backwards All The Time (08:22) from Second Split, 2016
    Poire – Cold Water (07:59) from Atlantis, 2015
    Elephants Of Scotland – Swing The Gavel (05:37) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Interpose+ – Lady Of Sicily (11:43) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Phoenix Again – The Bridge Of Geese (06:23) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Cirrus Bay – The Knight’s Tale (09:37) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Planeta Imaginario – The Garden Of Happy Cows (09:41) from Optical Delusions, 2011