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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 #211


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  • The second part of The European Perspective review of 2014, featuring albums released between March and June.

    1. Cheeto's Magazine - Nova America (25:25) from Boiling Fowls, 2014

    2. The Gift - The Willows (12:01) from Land of Shadows, 2014

    3. Froskull - Report From Ganymede (04:00) from Froskull, 2014

    4. A Big Goodbye - The Other Side (05:10) from History in Rewind, 2014

    5. IQ - The Road Of Bones (08:33) from The Road Of Bones, 2014

    6. Ian Anderson - After These Wars (04:29) from Homo Erraticus, 2014

    7. Delusion Squared - Finally Free (06:42) from The Final Delusion, 2014

    8. Nick Magnus - Eminent Victorians (07:02) from N'Monix, 2014

    9. Cast - The Old Travel Book (09:08) from Arsis, 2014

    10. Kaukasus - Lift The Memory (08:54) from I, 2014

    11. The Rube Goldberg Machine - Man Of Glass (04:19) from Fragile Times, 2014

    12. moheir - Heisenberg (04:12) from A Rough Soundrack, 2014

    13. Karfagen - Yuletide (05:31) from Magician's Theater, 2014

    14. Syd Arthur - Hometown Blues (03:48) from Sound Mirror, 2014

    15. Anubis - Hitchhiking to Byzantium (09:39) from Hitchhiking to Byzantium, 2014

    16. Iluvatar - Resolution (07:03) from From The Silence, 2014

    17. Mostly Autumn - Skin on Skin (05:54) from Dressed in Voices, 2014

    18. Nathan Mahl - Spirit (08:30) from Justify, 2014

    19. Cosmograf - The Reaper's Song (05:54) from Capacitor, 2014

    20. Umphrey's McGee - No Diablo (04:13) from Similar Skin, 2014

    21. Stars In Battledress - Hollywood Says So (04:27) from In Droplet Form, 2014

    22. D Project - What Is Real (05:24) from Making Sense, 2014

    23. Phish - The Line (05:22) from Fuego, 2014

    24. Tim Bowness - Songs Of Distant Summers (05:02) from Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, 2014

    25. A Secret River - Are You Coming With Me (05:15) from Colours of Solitude, 2014

    26. Cloud Atlas - Journey's End (08:50) from Beyond the Vale, 2014

    27. Active Heed - The Numbers Of God (05:34) from Higher Dimensions, 2014

    28. Minor Giant - Hand In Hand (06:33) from On the Road, 2014

    29. The Gift - The Comforting Cold (19:39) from Land of Shadows, 2014 


The European Perspective #210


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  • The first part of The European Perspective's review of 2014.

    1. Transatlantic - Black as the Sky (06:46) from Kaleidoscope, 2014

    2. Univers Zéro - Tres Affables (07:31) from Phosphorescent Dreams, 2014

    3. Autumn Electric - Israel's Curtains (04:46) from Flowers For Ambrosia, 2014

    4. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema (05:41) from Twilight Cinema, 2014

    5. Dream the Electric Sleep - Utopic (06:38) from Heretics, 2014

    6. Lee Abraham - Distant Days (06:40) from Distant Days, 2014

    7. Perfect Beings - Program Kid (04:39) from Perfect Beings, 2014

    8. Syndone - Ade (05:01) from Odysseas, 2014

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

    10. Jeff Green Project - Elder Creek (05:09) from Elder Creek, 2014

    11. A.C.T. - A Truly Gifted Man (06:45) from Circus Pandemonium, 2014

    12. Phoenix Again - Oigres (06:20) from Look Out, 2014

    13. Snarky Puppy - What About Me (06:42) from We Like It Here, 2014

    14. Simon Godfrey - Dust and Wires (04:02) from Motherland, 2014

    15. Bigelf - Alien Frequency (04:15) from Into the Maelstrom , 2014

    16. Glass Hammer - Crowbone (07:26) from Ode to Echo, 2014

    17. Lazuli - Déraille (04:36) from Tant que l'herbe est grasse, 2014

    18. Druckfarben - Dandelion (05:06) from Second Sound, 2014

    19. Hibernal - The Streets in Darkness (05:17) from Replacements, 2014

    20. Gazpacho - Death Room (18:47) from Demon, 2014

    21. Messenger - The Perpetual Glow Of A Setting Sun (05:57) from Illusory Blues, 2014

    22. Elephants of Scotland - Amber Waves (08:14) from Execute and Breathe, 2014

    23. John Bassett - Pantomime (05:43) from Unearth, 2014

    24. Alex Carpani - Sky And Sea (13:53) from 4 Destinies, 2014

    25. Matt Stevens - The Bridge (11:50) from Lucid, 2014 


The European Perspective #209


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  • Yes, the European Perspective is back, with a plethora of new music from the very best British and European acts. Get your listening gear around this lot…

    This year we’re working with our old friend Ken Foster to find out what your favourite albums of the year are in the Electric Garden/European Perspective poll – get along and vote!

    1. AudioPlastik – Now (04:49) from Now (single), 2014

    2. Lazuli - Une pente qu’on dévale (05:12) from Tant que l’herbe est grasse, 2014

    3. Fish On Friday – Radio (04:43) from Godspeed, 2014

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

    5. Unto Us - Plan B (10:19) from The Human Landscape, 2014

    6. Lunatic Soul - Gutter (08:42) from Walking on a Flashlight Beam, 2014

    7. Millenium – Over & Over (05:40) from In Search Of The Perfect Melody, 2014

    8. Billy Bottle & The Multiple – The Vessel (10:35) from Unrecorded Beam, 2013

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

    10. Schnauser - National Grid (06:23) from Protein for Everyone, 2014

    11. North Atlantic Oscillation – Dust (07:28) from The Third Day, 2014

    12. Frequency Drift – Midnight (06:02) from Summer, 2014

    13. Andrew Taylor – Podhu & Aruwa (15:19) from Mohribold, 2011

    14. AudioPlastik – Leave Me Here (05:41) from Now (single), 2014

    15. jh – Wartime Spirit (03:50) from So Much Promise, 2013

    16. Emmett Elvin – Where Do You Think You’re Going? (05:19) from Bloody Marvels, 2014

    17. Pain Of Salvation – Chain Sling (04:08) from Falling Home, 2014

    18. Kitten Pyramid – English Rosa (05:06) from Uh-Oh!, 2014

    19. Dropshard - Tied Together (06:40) from Silk, 2014

    20. Gandalf’s Fist – Drifter on the Edge of Time (06:38) from A Forest of Fey, 2014

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

    22. Kaipa – Unique When We Fall (05:18) from Sattyg, 2014

    23. Kant Freud Kafka – Dama (12:34) from No tengas miedo, 2014

    24. The Enid – Leviticus (06:33) from First Light, 2014

    25. Kayak – Actium (07:47) from Cleopatra The Crown Of Isis, 2014

    26. Arcade Messiah – Everybody Eating Everyone Else (07:59) from Arcade Messiah, 2014

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

    28. Syndone - Ade (05:01) from Odysseas, 2014

    29. Moon Safari - Lover’s End Pt. III – Skellefteå Serenade (24:56) from Live in Mexico, 2014

The European Perspective #208


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  • A listeners' request show this week. Thanks to everyone who posted on Facebook - it was huge fun to make this one, and I've found some great new music myself in the process!
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