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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.

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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 #250.6


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  • It's Rick Easton's turn to choose his Top Ten albums since 2000 this time around. Rick has been listening to the show since it started in 2008, and he's selected a cracking bunch of tunes for us to enjoy.

    Martin is back with Progradar's Picks, of course, and I've put together a mini-theme around the talents of Dave Stewart (the keyboard player, not the guitarist from Eurythmics!).


    Public Service Broadcasting Feat. Tracyanne Campbell - Progress (03:26) from Every Valley, 2017
    Public Service Broadcasting - Signal 30 (03:20) from Inform - Educate - Entertain, 2013
    Public Service Broadcasting - The Other Side (06:20) from The Race For Space, 2015
    Public Service Broadcasting - Go! (04:13) from The Race For Space, 2015
    I Am The Manic Whale - One (Hopeful Song) (07:50) from Gathering The Waters, 2017
    Thumpermonkey - This Is Not A Fire (05:04) from Electricity, 2017
    Human Pyramids - Big Data (03:40) from Home, 2017
    Arzachel - Clean Innocent Fun (10:34) from Arzachel, 1968
    Khan - Driving To Amsterdam (09:23) from Space Shanty, 1972
    Egg - Wring Out the Ground (Loosely Now) (08:11) from The Civil Surface, 1974
    Bill Bruford - Either End Of August (05:24) from Feels Good To Me, 1978
    National Health - Brujo (10:17) from National Health, 1978
    Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Making A Song And Dance (05:56) from Earthworks, 1987
    Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - New Jerusalem (09:21) from The Big Idea, 1989
    Hatfield And The North - Fitter Stoke Has A Bath (04:35) from Hatfield And The North, 1974
    Porcupine Tree - My Ashes (05:07) from Fear Of A Blank Planet, 2007
    Kompendium - Mercy Of The Sea (06:11) from Beneath The Waves, 2012
    Anathema - Universal (07:19) from We're Here Because We're Here, 2010
    No-Man - Wherever There Is Light (04:21) from Schoolyard Ghosts, 2008
    Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (07:57) from The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), 2013
    Storm Corrosion - Lock Howl (06:10) from Storm Corrosion, 2012
    Opeth - Voice Of Treason (08:00) from Pale Communion, 201

    Progradar’s Picks
    Tiger Moth Tales - Hygge (09:13) from The Depths Of Winter, 2017
    House by the Lake - Hollow (03:41) from Out Of The Woods, 2017
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - We're Not an Island (07:13) from Emotional Tattoos, 2017

    Charlie Cawood - In a Floating World (03:51) from The Divine Abstract, 2017
    North Sea Radio Orchestra - The British Road (07:25) from Dronne, 2016
    Karda Estra - The Happy Breed (05:17) from Mondo Profondo, 2013

    The European Perspective Top 250 – Rick Easton
    Tinyfish - Motorville (04:54) from Tinyfish, 2006
    Carptree - Man Made Machine (06:18) from Man Made Machine, 2005
    Amplifier - UFOs (07:28) from Amplifier, 2005
    The Pineapple Thief - Remember Us (16:09) from Variations on a Dream, 2011
    Cosmograf - Aspire, Achieve (10:06) from The Man Left in Space, 2013
    Combination Head - Solid Ground (05:20) from Progress?, 2007
    Haken - Bound by Gravity (09:29) from Affinity, 2016
    Lalle Larsson - City Of Lost Souls (10:29) from Infinity Of Worlds, 2010
    Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard (22:54) from The Underfall Yard, 2009
    Moon Safari - Lover`s End Pt. III (Skelleftea Serenade) (24:21) from Lover`s End Pt. III (Skelleftea Serenade), 2012


The European Perspective 250.5


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  • Phil Lively is our guest of honour for this show, with his top ten albums since 2000 showing a very different side to progressive music! Martin is back too, of course, and I go down a rabbit hole with a bunch of tunes where each relates to the last. Fun times..


    Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better (05:45) from Speaking in Tongues, 1983
    Brian Eno & Robert Frapp - Evening Star (07:50) from Evening Star, 1975
    Kong Cramson - Starless (12:15) from Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind, 2016
    Travis & Frupp - Open Land (06:28) from Follow, 2012
    The Tangent - The World We Drive Through (12:58) from The World That We Drive Through, 2004
    Manning - A Road Less Travelled (10:34) from Number Ten, 2009
    Damanek - The Cosmic Score (05:56) from On Track, 2017
    Seven Steps To The Green Door - Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
    Flaming Row - Elinoire (05:34) from Elinoire, 2011
    Karibow - Passion (04:48) from From Here To The Impossible, 2017
    Toxic Smile - Farewell (42:12:00) from Farewell, 2015

    The European Perspective Top 250 – Phil Lively
    Foo Fighters - Times Like These (04:26) from One by One, 2002
    Nine Inch Nails - Copy Of A (05:23) from Hesitation Marks, 2013
    Steven Wilson - Postcard (04:29) from Grace For Drowning, 2011
    The Rube Goldberg Machine - Background Noise (06:08) from Fragile Times, 2016
    The Afro Circus - Fishaar (04:27) from Journey to the Center of the Ear, 2015
    Anekdoten - Get out Alive (07:32) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015
    Isacc Vacuum - Double Helix (08:20) from Lords, 2017
    Rhys Marsh - Pictures Of Ashes (03:51) from Sentiment, 2014
    Snarky Puppy - Minjor (05:24) from groundUP, 2012
    The Pineapple Thief - 3000 Days (06:10) from Someone Here Is Missing, 2010
     
    Cyril - Faded Snapshot (08:21) from Paralyzed, 2016
    United Progressive Fraternity - The Water (05:22) from Fall In Love With The World, 2014
    Unitopia - Angeliqua (09:51) from The Garden, 2008
     
    Progradar’s Picks
    Mother of Millions - Silence (08:14) from Sigma, 2017
    Sons Of Apollo - Divine Addiction (04:42) from Psychotic Symphony, 2017
    Human Pyramids - Canned Thunder (03:34) from Home, 2017
     
    The Far Meadow - Dinosaurs (08:12) from Given The Impossible, 2016
    Habu - Measure Of A Man (05:45) from Infinite, 2016
    IT - House (05:39) from We're All In This Together, 2017
    The Gift - At Sea - Reprise (Ondine's' Song) (05:16) from Why The Sea Is Salt, 2016
    The Flower Kings - There Is More to This World (10:07) from Retropolis, 1996
    Transatlantic - Mystery Train (06:54) from SMPTe - The Roine Stolt Mixes, 2003
    Spock's Beard - The Doorway (11:38) from Beware Of Darkness, 1996
    The Neal Morse Band - Alive Again (26:45:00) from The Grand Experiment , 2015


The European Perspective #250.4


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  • Back after a fun weekend at the Summer's End festival. This week's top ten albums is from one of the show's longest-standing friends and supporters, James Hendry, with a great selection encompassing the poppier and more left-field sides of progressive music.

    Martin is back too, of course, with his latest Progradar's Picks, and I'm continuing with my catch up of 2017 releases, together with some old favourites.


    Barenaked Ladies - Maybe Katie (02:59) from Everything To Everyone, 2003
    KingBathmat - Feathers (08:53) from Dark Days, 2017
    Amarok - Distorted Soul (05:33) from Hunt, 2017
    PBII - Gravity (04:47) from ROCKET! The Dreams Of Wubbo Ockels, 2017
    Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (21:00) from From Silence to Somewhere, 2017
    Barclay James Harvest - May Day (08:03) from Octoberon, 1976
    National Health - The Collapso (06:19) from Of Queues And Cures, 1978
    Gentle Giant - Aspirations (05:22) from The Power and the Glory, 1974

    The European Perspective Top 250 – James Hendry
    Mew - My Complications (06:04) from +/-, 2015
    Snarky Puppy - White Cap (08:28) from Tell Your Friends, 2010
    Captain - Hazelville (05:02) from This Is Hazelville, 2006
    Jaga Jazzist - Big City Music (14:07) from Starfire, 2015
    Doves - Sea Song (06:13) from Lost Souls, 2000
    Guillemots - Sao Paulo (11:44) from Through the Windowpane, 2006
    Keane - A Bad Dream (05:07) from Under The Iron Sea, 2006
    Muse - Space Dementia (06:21) from Origin of Symmetry, 2001
    Engineers - Bless the Painter (03:14) from Always Returning, 2014
    The Divine Comedy - The Plough (05:16) from Victory For the Comic Muse, 2006

    Progradar’s Picks
    Linus Kåse - Egomania (04:35) from I, 2017
    Lunatic Soul - A Thousand Shards of Heaven (12:17) from Fractured, 2017
    Comedy Of Errors - House of the Mind (14:49) from House of the Mind, 2017

    Shineback - Theseus (05:30) from Minotaur, 2017
    Mike Kershaw - Dice (04:42) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    Mothertongue - Blooper's Theme (04:02) from Unsongs, 2016
    Unitopia - Justify (12:53) from More than a Dream: The Dream Complete, 2017
    Special Providence - Neptunian Pyramid Chill (04:40) from Will, 2017
    Arabs In Aspic - Morket 2 (09:34) from Syndenes Magi, 2017
    The Tangent - Where Are They Now? (20:39) from Going Off On Two, 2011


The European Perspective #250.3


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  • It’s the turn of Matteo Nicolin, guitarist, singer and composer with the excellent progressive rock band Syncage, to choose his top ten albums since 2000 for The European Perspective’s 250. Some outstanding choices here, including the remarkable Marta Sui Tubi, an unexpected and totally delightful new discovery for me.

    We also have a preview of next weekend’s Summer’s End festival, and more Progradar’s Picks from the redoubtable Mr. Hutchinson.

    Barock Project – Promises (05:02) from Detachment, 2017
    Lifesigns – Different (09:19) from Cardington, 2017
    Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star (07:18) from The Second Brightest Star, 2017
    Nad Sylvan – The Quartermaster (05:39) from The Bride Said No, 2017
    This Winter Machine – The Man Who Never Was (16:05) from The Man Who Never Was, 2017
    iamthemorning – Too Many Years (05:10) from Lighthouse, 2016
    Weend’O – Experience (06:37) from You Need To Know Yourself, 2012
    Karibow – A Crescent Man (06:12) from From Here To The Impossible, 2017
    Maschine – Make Believe (07:11) from Naturalis, 2016

    The European Perspective Top 250 – Matteo Nicolin
    Haken – Cockroach King (08:15) from The Mountain, 2013
    Dhafer Youssef – Odd Elegy (04:53) from Abu Navas Rhapsody, 2011
    Esperanza Spalding – Good Lava (03:38) from Emily’s D+Evolution, 2016
    Tigran Hamasyan – Collapse (05:04) from Shadow Theater, 2013
    Franco Battiato – Aurora (03:44) from Apriti sesamo, 2012
    Kneebody – Uprising (07:02) from Anti-Hero, 2017
    Marta Sui Tubi – Non los sanno (03:14) from Sushi & Coca, 2008
    Leprous – Thorn (05:48) from Bilateral, 2012
    Tigran Hamasyan – Out of The Grid (10:25) from Mockroot, 2015
    Radiohead – Optimistic (05:16) from Kid A, 2000

    Lucie Treacher – Cross Fire (03:10) from Wunderkabinett, 2017
    Bent Knee – Holy Ghost (05:34) from Land Animal, 2017
    Beatrix Players – Obey Me (05:31) from Magnified, 2016

    Progradar’s Picks
    Glass Hammer – Identity Principle (12:38) from Untold Tales, 2017
    Johannes Luley – Upness (06:28) from QITARA, 2017
    CIRCU5 – The Amazing Monstrous Grady (05:38) from CIRCU5, 2017

    Franck Carducci – Torn Apart (10:17) from Torn Apart, 2015
    Frost* – Signs (06:37) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    Half Past Four – Mirror Eyes (06:44) from Land Of The Blind, 2016
    The Dowling Poole – Vox Pops (03:12) from One Hyde Park, 2016
    Mike Keneally – Wing Beat Fantastic (03:26) from Wing Beat Fantastic, 2012
    Semisonic – I Wish (07:56) from All About Chemistry, 2001
    Elephants of Scotland – Sun-Dipped Orphans and the Wizard’s Teapot (06:07) from The Perfect Map, 2016
    Kyros – Persistence of Vision (05:49) from Vox Humana, 2016
    Karmakanic – Higher Ground (10:12) from DOT, 2016
    The Bob Lazar Story – LOL, defiantly (03:51) from Baritonia, 2017
    Sphelm – Coexist (04:53) from These Roots Know No Boundaries, 2016
    Big Hogg – Star Of The Show (04:23) from Gargoyles, 2017
    The Tangent – A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road (17:31) from The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery, 2017