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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

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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 #223


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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



The European Perspective #222


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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

    King Crimson - 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 

    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 

    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 



The European Perspective #221


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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

The European Perspective #200 - The Tangent Box Set


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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