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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 #242


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  • As well as the usual Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock and Progradar’s Picks features, there’s a focus on progressive rock bands of the Iberian peninsula (that’s Spanish and Portuguese, for those you not in the know), and a selection of tracks from the latest behemoth from Colossus – Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3. Snappy!

    Cheeto’s Magazine – Nova America (25:25:00) from Boiling Fowls, 2014
    Harvest – Something’s Changing (06:09) from Northern Wind, 2014
    Kotebel – Adagio Maestoso (12:08) from Concerto for Piano and Electric Ensemble, 2012
    Forgotten Suns – Somewhere in the Darkness (06:58) from When Worlds Collide, 2015
    Emmett Elvin – Boiling (03:48) from Assault On The Tyranny Of Reason, 2016
    Project RnL – Deal With It (03:46) from Internet Releases, 2016
    David Cross Band – Sign of the Crow (07:03) from Sign of the Crow, 2016

    Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    Gentle Giant – Knots (04:10) from Octopus, 1972
    Kate Bush – Hello Earth (06:13) from Hounds Of Love, 1985
    Radiohead – The Tourist (05:24) from OK Computer, 1997
    Spock’s Beard – Open Wide The Flood Gates/Solitary Soul/Wind At My Back (22:03) from Snow, 2002
    Sky Architect – The Campfire Ghost Song (10:01) from A Dying Man’s Hymn, 2011

    Herba D’Hameli – Claritat (10:38) from Interiors, 2015
    Amarok – Rubicón (08:00) from Hayat Yolunda, 2015
    Kant Freud Kafka – Dama (12:34) from No Tengas Miedo, 2014

    Progradar’s Picks
    David Foster – Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
    Last Flight To Pluto – House By A Lake (10:27) from See You At The End, 2016
    Blind Ego – Blackened (05:44) from Liquid, 2016

    Under A Banner – The Wild Places (04:23) from The Wild Places, 2016
    Amoeba Split – Backwards All The Time (08:22) from Second Split, 2016
    Poire – Cold Water (07:59) from Atlantis, 2015
    Elephants Of Scotland – Swing The Gavel (05:37) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Interpose+ – Lady Of Sicily (11:43) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Phoenix Again – The Bridge Of Geese (06:23) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Cirrus Bay – The Knight’s Tale (09:37) from Decamaron – 10 Days In 100 Novellas – Part 3, 2016
    Planeta Imaginario – The Garden Of Happy Cows (09:41) from Optical Delusions, 2011

The European Perspective #241


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  • Loadsa stuff – brilliant music, more additions to the Beginner’s Guide, and Martin and I waffle on about, well, progressive rock, mostly.

    Thank You Scientist – Mr. Invisible (07:36) from Stranger Heads Prevail, 2016
    Project RnL – Another One (07:09) from Internet Releases, 2016
    Doracor – La Terra Tra Le Nuvole (07:34) from Passioni Postmoderne Di Un Musicista Errante…, 2016
    Ben Craven – The Remarkable Man (05:01) from Last Chance To Hear, 2016
    Jazz Q – Staresina (05:50) from Talisman, 2016
    French TV – Gee, I Wish We Had One’a Them Doomsday Machines (07:44) from Ambassadors Of Good Health And Clean Living, 2016
    Herd Of Instinct – Dybbuk (06:08) from Manifestation, 2016

    Progradar’s Picks
    The Pineapple Thief – In Exile (05:13) from Your Wilderness, 2016
    Shearwater – Pale Kings (04:13) from Jet Plane And Oxbow, 2016
    Circuline – Who I Am (08:19) from Counterpoint, 2016

    The Rube Goldberg Machine – The Captain’s Blackjack (03:36) from Fragile Times, 2016
    N.y.X. – The Paper (Titles & Subtitles) (05:25) from The News, 2016
    Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016
    Bent Knee – Leak Water (04:41) from Say So, 2016
    Different Light – All for You (04:26) from The Burden of Paradise, 2016
    Not a Good Sign – Flying Over Cities (05:02) from From A Distance, 2015

    Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Rock
    Genesis – The Cinema Show (10:41) from Selling England by the Pound, 1973
    Pendragon – Oh Divineo (06:50) from The Jewel, 1985
    Dream Theater – Beyond This Life (11:23) from Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From A Memory, 1999
    Big Big Train – Victorian Brickwork (12:33) from The Underfall Yard, 2009
    Echolyn – Past Gravity (07:11) from echolyn, 2012

    Anima Mundi – Lone Rider (07:22) from I Me Myself, 2016
    Syndone – Duro come la morte (05:54) from Eros & Thanatos, 2016
    Motorpsycho – Lacuna/Sunrise (09:47) from Here Be Monsters, 2016
    Yugen – As It Was (04:59) from Death By Water, 2016
    Alex Carpani – Crystal Falls (06:08) from So Close. So Far, 2016
    Cosmograf – The Uniform Road (07:20) from The Unreasonable Silence, 2016
    Tony Patterson – Pilgrim (05:21) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
    Rikard Sjöblom – Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
    Profuna Ocean – Ghost (05:10) from In Vacuum, 2016
    Mike Keneally – Roll (06:23) from Scambot 2, 2016
    Big Hogg – Duke of Shakespeare Street (04:00) from Big Hogg, 2015
    Moetar – Where The Truth Lies (04:50) from Entropy of the Century, 2014
    Gandalf’s Fist – The Bewildering Conscience of a Clockwork Child (10:21) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016

The European Perspective #240 - Castaways: Jon Hunt


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  • The European Perspective returns to the legendary desert island, this time leaving British singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jon Hunt (a.k.a. jh) as the castaway. Jon joined me at The Landing to play tracks from the ten albums he'd take for his stay, as well as music and life in general.

    There's also the return of our two new regular features - the Beginner's Guide to Progressive Rock, and Progradar's Picks, this time with Mr. Hutchinson participating in the show. Groovy times!

    Check out Jon's web site, and sample and buy his music at the Bad Elephant Music store.

    1. jh - I Wanna Spend My Summer With A Rich Girl (03:59) from Truth & Bullshit, 2008
    2. The Jam - Start! (02:33) from Greatest Hits, 1991
    3. Ben Christophers - The Stream (04:14) from Spoonface, 2001
    4. Deerhoof - Jagged Fruit (05:49) from Offend Maggie, 2008

    Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    5. Van Der Graaf Generator - Man Erg (10:25) from Pawn Hearts, 1971
    6. IQ - Widow's Peak (09:13) from The Wake, 2010
    7. Discipline - Canto IV (Limbo) (13:47) from Unfolded Like Staircase, 1985
    8. Phideaux - Micro Softdeathstar (11:16) from Doomsday Afternoon, 2007
    9. Steven Wilson - Routine (09:03) from Hand. Cannot. Erase, 2015

    10. Mike Oldfield - Incantations Part Three (17:00) from Incantations, 1978
    11. Heligoland - Loaded Gun (04:38) from Heligoland, 2000
    12. Fionn Regan - Abacus (02:36) from The End Of History, 2006

    Progradar’s Picks
    13. jh - London Road (04:36) from Wanderlust, 2011
    14. jh - The Sky Is Breaking (03:55) from So Much Promise, 2013
    15. jh - Making Tea Is Freedom (18:25) from Truth & Bullshit, 2008

    16. Genesis - The Chamber of 32 Doors (05:45) from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, 1974
    17. Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome (03:19) from Man Alive, 2010
    18. Fleet Foxes - The Shrine / An Argument (08:07) from Helplessness Blues, 2011
    19. Richard Harris - MacArthur Park (07:26) from A Tramp Shining, 1968
    20. jh - The End (05:57) from So Much Promise, 2013


The European Perspective #239


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  • In a desperate attempt to revive a flagging format we have three new innovations in this new European Perspective – the first part of A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Rock, a focus on one particular European country (this time around it’s France) and Progradar’s Picks, three songs chosen by reviewing maestro Martin Hutchinson.

    …but really, it’s a bunch of music…

    1. The Tea Club – The Magnet (06:07) from Grappling, 2015
    2. Karmakanic – Higher Ground (10:12) from DOT, 2016
    3. TCP (Temporal Chaos Project) – Impetus (09:43) from Temporal Chaos, 2016
    4. Ghost Medicine – Desert Spring (08:54) from Discontinuance, 2016

    Beginner’s Guide to Progressive Rock
    5. Yes – Siberian Khatru (09:11) from Close To The Edge, 1972
    6. Marillion – Garden Party (07:20) from Script For A Jester’s Tear, 1983
    7. Anglagard – Kung Bore (13:04) from Hybris, 1992
    8. Porcupine Tree – Gravity Eyelids (07:57) from In Absentia, 2002
    9. Haken – Cockroach King (08:15) from The Mountain, 2013

    The French Connection – I
    10. Nemo – Coma (12:46) from Coma, 2015
    11. Alco Frisbass – Pas A Pas (06:42) from Alco Frisbass, 2015
    12. Lazuli – Les malveillants (07:20) from [4603 Battements], 2011

    13. Elephant Plaza – Paralyzed (07:16) from Momentum, 2016
    14. Ghost Community – Blue December Morning (07:02) from Cycle of Life, 2016
    15. Il Castello di Atlante – Il Tempo Del Grande Onore (07:52) from Arx Atlantis, 2016

    Progradar’s Picks
    16. Tilt – Growing Colder (06:26) from Hinterland, 2016
    17. Mary Reynaud – Sad For Nothing (04:01) from Make It Together, 2016
    18. Matt Stevens – Big Sky (06:00) from Archive, 2016

    The French Connection – II
    19. Drama – Smoke (07:08) from Stigmata of Change, 2005
    20. Saens – Requiem (11:28) from Escaping from the Hands of God, 2001
    21. Sensitive To Light – Real World (07:41) from From The Ancient World, 2007

    22. VII Strada – Ombre Cinesi (09:31) from Babylon, 2016
    23. Thence – Abundance (06:59) from We Are Left with a Song, 2016
    24. Amoeba Split – Those Fading Hours (08:35) from Second Split, 2016
    25. Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016