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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.

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 #233


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  • Finally we reach the end of our stately saunter through the excellent progressive music of 2015. Hope you’ve all enjoyed the shows, and thank you for supporting us for yet another year! Here’s to an equally fantastic musical 2016…

    1. Riverside – Under the Pillow (06:47) from Love, Fear and the Time Machine, 2015
    2. Seven Steps To The Green Door – Inferior (07:03) from Fetish, 2015
    3. t – 1: Anisotropic Dances – Brand New Mornings (13:04) from Fragmentropy, 2015
    4. The Aaron Clift Experiment – Locked (05:23) from Outer Light, Inner Darkness, 2015
    5. David Gilmour – In Any Tongue (06:47) from Rattle That Lock, 2015
    6. Vly – Dark Days (05:53) from I / (Time), 2015
    7. TesseracT – Cages (05:29) from Polaris, 2015
    8. Thieves’ Kitchen – Railway Time (07:39) from The Clockwork Universe, 2015
    9. Yuka & Chronoship – Age Of Steam (08:10) from The 3rd Planetary Chronicles, 2015
    10. Poire – Cold Water (07:59) from Atlantis, 2015
    11. Twice Bitten – West End (10:41) from Late Cut, 2015
    12. Lifesigns – Different (09:15) from Live In London – Under The Bridge, 2015
    13. Kyros – The Lamb, The Badger & The Bee (06:40) from Beta, 2015
    14. Nad Sylvan – Carry Me Home (07:20) from Courting the Widow, 2015
    15. Perfect Beings – The Love Inside (08:53) from Perfect Beings Ii, 2015
    16. Comedy Of Errors – Into The Light (05:04) from Spirit, 2015
    17. Gazpacho – Know Your Time (06:07) from Molok, 2015
    18. Gordon Midgley – Ronin (06:10) from Vanished Age, 2015
    19. Subsignal – And The Rain Will Wash It All Away (07:27) from The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime, 2015
    20. Mystery – Delusion Rain (10:04) from Delusion Rain, 2015
    21. Mindgames – Revenge of the Wizard (06:53) from Paradox of Choice, 2015
    22. ELO – The Sun Will Shine on You (03:30) from Alone in the Universe, 2015
    23. Malady – Pieniin saariin (07:57) from Malady, 2015
    24. The Tea Club – Dr. Abraham (08:11) from Grappling, 2015
    25. The Room – The Book (07:50) from Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam, 2015
    26. Arcade Messiah – Black Dice Maze (08:34) from II, 2015
    27. Osta Love – Black Beacon Sound (04:23) from The Isle Of Dogs, 2015
    28. Crippled Black Phoenix – New Dark Age (14:10) from New Dark Age, 2015
    29. Simon Godfrey – Into Idle Fury (08:12) from Black Bag Archive Vol. 1, 2015
    30. Ut New Trolls– Cherubino (05:43) from E, 2015
    31. Martigan – Simplicius (07:45) from Distant Monsters, 2015
    32. Yes – Roundabout (08:33) from Fragile (2015 remaster), 2015

The European Perspective #232


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  • Christmas is over for another year – but don’t be glum! Here’s part 3 of The European Perspective’s review of 2015 to warm the cockles of your heart, and get you ready for New Year!

    Barock Project – Gold (08:40) from Skyline, 2015
    Cherry Five – Terra Rossa (05:30) from Il Pozzo dei Giganti, 2015
    William D. Drake – Distant Buzzing (03:27) from Revere Reach, 2015
    Box Of Shamens – Intruder (05:22) from Belief and Illusion, 2015
    Yak – Quest For The Stones (23:59) from Quest For The Stones, 2015
    Everything Everything – Zero Pharaoh (03:39) from Get To Heaven, 2015
    Grice – Leftside (04:00) from Alexandrine, 2015
    Vennart – A Weight in the Hollow (05:39) from The Demon Joke, 2015
    District 97 – All’s Well That Ends Well (07:49) from In Vaults, 2015
    Kingcrow – The Deeper Divide (07:38) from Eidos, 2015
    Tiger Moth Tales – A Kids Tale (06:08) from Story Teller – Part 1, 2015
    Llamassence – Half Heart (05:27) from Abyssal Gigantism EP, 2015
    Purposeful Porpoise – Cycles (12:20) from The Water Games, 2015
    The Enid – My Gravity (07:08) from The Bridge, 2015
    Tame Impala – Yes I’m Changing (04:31) from Currents, 2015
    This Oceanic Feeling – Radio (05:28) from Universal Mind, 2015
    Tim Bowness – Sing To Me (05:46) from Stupid Things That Mean the World, 2015
    Octopie – Blastoff (04:18) from The Adventure of Harry and Walrus Kane, 2015
    Emmett Elvin – Electropipe (03:18) from Emmettronica 1998-2012, 2015
    Echolyn – Empyrean Views (09:18) from I Heard You Listening, 2015
    Corvus Stone – Cinema Finale (06:02) from Corvus Stone Unscrewed, 2015
    Abigail’s Ghost – King of All (05:23) from Black Plastic Sun, 2015
    Maddison’s Thread – The Viking’s Daughter (05:14) from The Viking’s Daughter, 2015
    The Fierce And The Dead – Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
    Advent – Voices from California (07:34) from Silent Sentinel, 2015
    3RDegree – Life At Any Cost (08:49) from Ones & Zeros: Vol. 1, 2015
    Big Hogg – Turn to Prayer (05:51) from Big Hogg, 2015
    Spock’s Beard – Tides Of Time (07:48) from The Oblivion Particle, 2015
    Halo Tora – The Bones That Rock the Cradle (05:38) from OmniOne, 2015
    The Dear Hunter – Waves (04:12) from Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise, 2015
    Godsticks – Exit Stage Right (05:46) from Emergence, 2015
    Karfagen – Alight Again (09:25) from 7, 2015
    Nemo – Coma (12:46) from Coma, 2015

The European Perspective #231


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  • Part 2 of The European Perspective review of 2015, featuring loads more bangin' tunes, and even more stuff that isn't European!
    1. Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising (05:31) from New Day Rising, 2015
    2. Bill Laurance - U-Bahn (06:49) from Swift, 2015
    3. Glass Hammer - Nothing, Everything (08:49) from The Breaking Of The World, 2015
    4. LordFish - Sonatanas (07:00) from LordFish, 2015
    5. Izz - Start Again (07:44) from Everlasting Instant, 2015
    6. Anekdoten - Get out Alive (07:32) from Until All the Ghosts Are Gone, 2015
    7. Gavin Harrison - Hatesong/Halo (08:17) from Cheating the Polygraph, 2015
    8. Parzivals Eye - Long Distance (04:37) from Defragments, 2015
    9. The Tangent - Codpieces And Capes (12:34) from A Spark In The Aether, 2015
    10. Arena - The Unquiet Sky (05:30) from The Unquiet Sky, 2015
    11. Mew - Clinging To A Bad Dream (06:43) from + -, 2015
    12. We are Kin - Weight Of The World (06:44) from Pandora, 2015
    13. Transport Aerian - Epitaph (08:07) from Dark Blue, 2015
    14. Sunchild - The Chosen One (05:14) from Synesthesia, 2015
    15. Camelias Garden - Kite (08:27) from Kite, 2015
    16. IO Earth - Trance (05:10) from New World, 2015
    17. Brežnev Fun Club - Il misantropo felice IV - Petit Déjeuner Chez Picabi (05:51) from Il Misantropo Felice, 2015
    18. Leprous - The Flood (07:52) from The Congregation, 2015
    19. Magic Pie - Introversion (12:24) from King For A Day, 2015
    20. Progoctopus - Carousel (09:02) from Transcendence EP, 2015

The European Perspective #230


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  • After a bit of a hiatus, we're back with the first part of The European Perspective's end of year review for 2015!

    1. Franck Carducci - Journey Through The Mind (08:00) from Torn Apart, 2015

    2. Beardfish - Comfort Zone (09:34) from +4626-COMFORTZONE, 2015

    3. Red Jasper - Ray of Darkness (06:02) from The Great and Secret Show, 2015

    4. Mike Kershaw - An Ordinary Poison (05:27) from Departure, 2015

    5. Le folli arie - Alien's Trip (04:08) from Le folli arie, 2015

    6. Alco Frisbass - Induction Magnétique (09:09) from Alco Frisbass, 2015

    7. La Coscienza di Zeno - Libero Pensatore (05:12) from La Notte Anche Di Giorno, 2015

    8. Audioplastik - Distant Skies (05:22) from In the Head of a Maniac, 2015

    9. Karda Estra - Strange Relations 4 (06:47) from Strange Relations, 2015

    10. The Neal Morse Band - The Call (10:16) from The Grand Experiment , 2015

    11. Hasse Fröberg Musical Companion - Something Worth Dying For (05:33) from HFMC, 2015

    12. Nice Beaver - Timeline (06:36) from The Time It Takes, 2015

    13. Lonely Robot - The Boy In The Radio (04:52) from Please Come Home, 2015

    14. Public Service Broadcasting - Sputnik (07:09) from The Race For Space, 2015

    15. Sanguine Hum - On The Beach (06:07) from Now We Have Light, 2015

    16. Steven Wilson - Routine (09:03) from Hand. Cannot. Erase., 2015

    17. Ciccada - Around the Fire (09:16) from The Finest of Miracles, 2015

    18. Not a Good Sign - Pleasure of Drowning (05:54) from From a Distance, 2015

    19. Herba D'hameli - Claritat (10:38) from Interiors, 2015

    20. Firefly Burning - Beloved (05:41) from Skeleton Hill, 2015

    21. Argos - Not In This Picture (12:33) from A Seasonal Affair, 2015

    22. Christina - Last Breath (04:40) from The Light, 2015

    23. Different Strings - Fatal Chronic Damage (11:29) from The Sounds of Silence, Pt. II: The Counterfeits, 2015

    24. jh - I'll See You Tomorrow In A Different Light (06:34) from Morning Sun, 2015

    25. Steve Hackett - Love Song To A Vampire (09:18) from Wolflight, 2015

    26. Karnataka - Secrets Of Angels (20:04) from Secrets Of Angels, 2015