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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 #228 - Bad Elephant Music family and friends


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  • Sometimes I amaze myself with my shamelessness. This episode of the show is given over to music that has been released on Bad Elephant Music, the record label I run, together with some excellent tunes by bands and artists who are associated with us in some way, shape or form.

    My only excuse is that it’s all fantastic music!

    This show is published on the 40th birthday of Matt Stevens, a man without whom a significant proportion of these tunes wouldn’t either exist or be quite as good as they are. Happy birthday, Matt!

    1. The Fierce And The Dead – Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
    2. The Gift – The Willows (12:01) from Land of Shadows, 2014
    3. Fuzzy Nautilus – I Lost My Keys Somewhere Along The Milky Way (06:35) from Antenna, 2014
    4. The Room – Carrie (05:10) , single, 2015
    5. Shineback – Here Come The Envoys (04:01) from Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed, 2013
    6. Simon Godfrey – God Help Me If I’m Wrong (03:26) from Motherland, 2014
    7. Tinyfish – Wide Awake At Midnight (10:21) from The Big Red Spark, 2010
    8/ Audioplastik – World of Wonder (04:27) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015
    9. Dec Burke – Sometimes (03:58) from Destroy All Monsters, 2010
    10. Frost* – Saline (06:09) from Experiments in Mass Appeal, 2008
    11. Darwin’s Radio – Age Of Broken Reason (13:36) from Template For A Generation, 2009
    12. Threshold – That’s Why We Come (05:41) from March Of Progress, 2012
    13. Darkwater – A Fools Utopia (05:44) from Where Stories End, 2010
    14. Emmett Elvin – Medicine Box (02:19) from Bloody Marvels, 2014
    15. Emmett Elvin – Starbuck’s End (03:43) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
    16. The Fierce And The Dead – Ark (Emmett Elvin remix) (03:30) from Ark, 2013
    17. Guapo – Obscure Knowledge Part I (25:39) from Obscure Knowledge, 2015
    18. jh – Making Tea Is Freedom (18:19) from Morning Sun, 2015
    19. Twice Bitten – Blue Sky Century (06:20) from Late Cut, 2015
    20. Jack Arthurs – Fearless (04:09) from Only Dreams Are True, 2012
    21. Trojan Horse – Death And The Mad Queen (03:55) from World Turned Upside Down, 2014
    22. We are Kin – Weight Of The World (06:44) from Pandora, 2015
    23. Tom Slatter – So Far From The Shore (08:57) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
    24. The Rube Goldberg Machine – In Symmetry (06:24) from Fragile Times, 2014
    25. Matt Stevens – The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014

The European Perspective #227


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  • A new release round-up this week, including tracks from a couple of Bad Elephant Music albums coming out in the next few weeks. Yes, it's a shameless plug, but I don't care!

    1. The Fierce And The Dead - Magnet In Your Face (01:41) from Magnet, 2015
    2. Davy O'List - The Emperor (08:29) from Second Thoughts, 2015
    3. This Oceanic Feeling - Radio (05:28) from Universal Mind, 2015
    4. Grice - Eclipse (06:26) from Alexandrine, 2015
    5. Spriggan Mist - The Fates (05:47) from Myths And Legends, 2015
    6. Everything Everything - No Reptiles (04:43) from Get To Heaven, 2015
    7. William D. Drake - Heart Of Oak (04:38) from Revere Reach, 2015
    8. Emmett Elvin - Electropipe (03:18) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
    9. Twice Bitten - Ocean (04:17) from Late Cut, 2015
    10. The Fierce And The Dead - Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
    11. Osanna - Anni di piombo (04:25) from Palepolitana, 2015
    12. Goblin Rebirth - Evil In The Machine (06:17) from Goblin Rebirth, 2015
    13. Delirium - L'Era della Menzogna (06:56) from L'Era della Menzogna, 2015
    14. Cherry Five - Il Pozzo Dei Giganti (Inferno XXXI) (24:38) from Il Pozzo dei Giganti, 2015
    15. Llamassence - Holy Wild (06:02) from Abyssal Gigantism, 2015
    16. Napokon - Lost (05:07) from Origo, 2015
    17. Jaga Jazzist - Big City Music (14:07) from Starfire, 2015
    18. Clepsydra - Green Blinds (06:01) from Tropicarium, 2015
    19. Taylor's Code - The Labyrinth (04:49) from Mirrors, 2015
    20. Dice - The Enlarging Universe (10:11) from Son.Sister.Sun, 2015
    21. Christina - When The Darkness Falls (04:41) from The Light, 2015
    22. Big Big Train - Lost Rivers of London (06:02) from Wassail, 2015
    23. Tiger Moth Tales - The Piper (12:54) from Story Teller - Part 1, 2015
    24. Maddison's Thread - Don't Care About Tomorrow (04:39) from The Viking's Daughter, 2015
    25. Morglbl - Far Tea Time (06:25) from Tea Time For Punks, 2015
    26. Wolve - Ocean (10:18) from Sleepwalker, 2015
    27. Yak - Quest For The Stones (23:59) from Quest For The Stones, 2015


The European Perspective #226


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  • To celebrate US Independence Day this week's European Perspective is given over to a celebration of all that's good in American progressive rock over the last few years. Hear Wilf stumble his way through American geography!

    1. The Neal Morse Band - The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment , 2015
    2. Mike Keneally - Wing Beat Fantastic (03:26) from Wing Beat Fantastic, 2012
    3. Midlake - The Old and the Young (05:37) from Antiphon, 2013
    4. District 97 - All's Well That Ends Well (07:49) from In Vaults, 2015
    5. Thank You Scientist - Blood On the Radio (09:21) from Maps of Non-Existent Places, 2012
    6. The Twenty Committee - Her Voice (10:08) from A Lifeblood Psalm, 2013
    7. Umphrey's McGee - Educated Guess (05:49) from Similar Skin, 2014
    8. 3RDegree - The Socio-Economic Petri Dish (06:51) from The Long Division, 2012
    9. Glass Hammer - Babylon (07:56) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015
    10. Dream the Electric Sleep - The Name You Fear (06:10) from Heretics, 2014
    11. Stop Motion Orchestra - Little Smiles (05:24) from Instant Everything!, 2014
    12. Ut Gret - The Raw, the Cooked and the Overeasy (05:27) from Ancestor's Tale, 2014
    13. The Psychedelic Ensemble - A Hundred Years On (08:04) from The Sunstone, 2015
    14. Izz - Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015
    15. Gekko Projekt - Grains of Sand (05:20) from Reya of Titan, 2015
    16. The Nerve Institute - Knives of Winter Coronation Day (07:23) from Fictions, 2015
    17. Heliopolis - New Frontier (10:09) from City Of The Sun, 2014
    18. Perfect Beings - Removal Of The Identity Chip (05:48) from Perfect Beings, 2014
    19. Salem Hill - Butterfly (06:43) from The Unseen Cord, 2014
    20. Moetar - Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
    21. A Big Goodbye - Gone (06:00) from History in Rewind, 2014
    22. Proud Peasant - The Precipice (13:20) from Flight, 2014
    23. Elephants of Scotland - Amber Waves (08:14) from Execute and Breathe, 2014
    24. Iluvatar - Between (07:00) from From The Silence, 2014
    25. The Samurai Of Prog - Into The Lake (08:43) from The Imperial Hotel, 2014
    L26. ittle Atlas - Emily True (07:06) from Automatic Day, 2013
    27. Oblivion Sun - Dead Sea Squirrels (06:35) from The High Places, 2013
    28. I And Thou - And I Awaken (11:29) from Speak, 2012
    29. Lobate Scarp - Beginning of Us (06:25) from Time and Space, 2013
    30. The Tea Club - The Eternal German Infant (08:18) from Quickly Quickly Quickly, 2012
    31. Disconnect - Sufficient (09:16) from Enough Blame To Go Around, 2012
    32. Echolyn - When Sunday Spills (08:48) from echolyn, 2012

The European Perspective #225


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  • 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