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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 #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

The European Perspective #213


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  • Hope everyone had a good Christmas! Here to take you through to New Year and beyond - the final installment of The European Perspective's review of 2014.

    1. North Atlantic Oscillation - August (04:38) from The Third Day, 2014

    2. Pendragon - Faces of Light (05:50) from Men Who Climb Mountains, 2014

    3. Trojan Horse - Scuttle (08:07) from World Turned Upside Down, 2014

    4. Lunatic Soul - Cold (06:58) from Walking on a Flashlight Beam, 2014

    5. Regal Worm - The King Of Sleep (18:34) from Neither Use Nor Ornament (A Small Collection Of Big Suites), 2014

    6. Kant Freud Kafka – Dama (12:34) from No Tengas Miedo, 2014

    7. Gandalf's Fist - Drifter on the Edge of Time (06:38) from A Forest of Fey, 2014

    8. Stewart Bell - The Breach (05:20) from The Antechamber of Being (Part 1), 2014

    9. Dropshard - Cell 342 (08:44) from Silk, 2014

    10. Kayak - She Came She Saw She Conquered (05:09) from Cleopatra The Crown Of Isis, 2014

    11. HeKz - The Left Hand Of God (05:08) from Caerus, 2014

    12. United Progressive Fraternity - The Water (05:22) from Fall In Love With The World, 2014

    13. Gong - When God Shakes Hands with Devil (05:36) from I See You, 2014

    14. Kaipa - Unique When We Fall (05:18) from Sattyg, 2014

    15. Fractal Mirror - The Hive (05:33) from Garden Of Ghosts, 2014

    16. Pink Floyd - Side 2 - Sum/Skins/Unsung/Anisina (11:49) from The Endless River, 2014

    17. Luna Rossa - Flowers in My Hair (05:36) from Secrets & Lies, 2014

    18. Arcade Messiah - Your Best Line Of Defence Is Obscurity (06:48) from Arcade Messiah, 2014

    19. Tony Patterson and Brendan Eyre - Northbound (24:04) from Northlands, 2014

    20. Harvest - Northern Wind (04:02) from Northern Wind, 2014

    21. Orchestre Celesti - Gentlemen (06:54) from The Court Of Miracles Vol.1, 2014

    22. Pallas - Harvest Moon (07:19) from wearewhoweare, 2014

    23. Moongarden - Barbiturates Gentleman (07:14) from Voyeur, 2014

    24. Tiger Moth Tales - Tigers In The Butter (14:55) from Cocoon, 2014

    25. Dave Kerzner - My Old Friend (05:27) from New World, 2014

    26. Salem Hill - Float (09:10) from The Unseen Cord, 2014

    27. Demians - Little Invisible (03:52) from Mercury, 2014

    28. Mike Kershaw – An Ordinary Poison (5:27) from Departure, 2014

    29. Echo Tail - Divisions (04:27) from Hold The Throne, 2014

    30. The Andy Tillison Multiplex - 5th Movement: Con Brio (15:07) from Electric Sinfonia 2, 2014


The European Perspective #212


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  • The third part of our review of the excellent music released in 2014. Also includes a track from THAT Yes album. 

    1. Abel Ganz - Obsolescence (23:23) from Abel Ganz, 2014

    2. Midge Ure - Are We Connected (04:52) from Fragile, 2014

    3. Stop Motion Orchestra - Little Smiles (05:24) from Instant Everything!, 2014

    4. FreddeGredde - This Fragile Existence (05:50) from Brighter Skies, 2014

    5. Knifeworld - The Skulls We Buried Have Regrown Their Eyes (04:45) from The Unravelling, 2014

    6. Manning - Icarus And Me (04:54) from Akoustik 2, 2014

    7. Unto Us - Boy (09:20) from The Human Landscape, 2014

    8. Yes - Step Beyond (05:34) from Heaven & Earth, 2014

    9. Det Skandaløse Orkester - Skandale Instrumentale 1 (05:21) from No Har De Leget Skandale Igjeni, 2014

    10. Rumour Cubes - A Homecoming (06:40) from Appearances of Collections, 2014

    11. Robert Reed - Part 2 (18:09) from Sanctuary, 2014

    12. Neal Morse - My Time Of Dying (04:37) from Songs From November, 2014

    13. Hemina - Lust (05:48) from Nebulae, 2014

    14. Moetar - Friday Night Dreams (04:06) from Entropy of the Century, 2014

    15. Introitus - You Will Always Be My Girl (06:30) from Anima, 2014

    16. Opeth - River (07:34) from Pale Communion, 2014

    17. Heliopolis - Elegy (06:05) from City Of The Sun, 2014

    18. The Samurai Of Prog - Limoncello (07:57) from The Imperial Hotel, 2014

    19. Multifuse - Forever Blue (06:34) from Harmony of Opposites, 2014

    20. Seven Impale - Eschaton Horo (08:30) from City of the Sun, 2014

    21. The Tea Party - The Maker (04:12) from The Ocean at the End, 2014

    22. Amplifier - Open Up (06:16) from Mystoria, 2014

    23. Frequency Drift - Midnight (06:02) from Summer, 2014

    24. iamthemorning - Gerda (04:52) from Belighted, 2014

    25. The Pineapple Thief - Magnolia (03:48) from Magnolia, 2014

    26. Emmett Elvin - Two Tree Island Drowning (04:31) from Bloody Marvels, 2014

    27. Steve Rothery - Old Man of the Sea (feat. Steve Hackett & Steven Wilson) (11:43) from The Ghosts of Pripyat, 2014

    28. Flying Colors - Bombs Away (05:02) from Second Nature, 2014

    29. Schnauser - Split (04:08) from Protein for Everyone, 2014

    30. Tin Spirits - Garden State (15:08) from Scorch, 2014