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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 #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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The European Perspective #207


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  • As well as the usual raft of new releases - including some killer tunes from Tin Spirits, Multifuse and The Dowling Pool - in this show I'm featuring some fab tunes, both old and new, with a big Canterbury Scene/jazz/outre sort of vibe.


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The European Perspective #206


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Download The European Perspective #206  16-08-2014 (314.37 MB)

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  • Normality is restored! A selection of new releases from the last three months, together with some choice new Italian progressive rock, and a whole bunch of music from bands who played at the Resonance festival. Hours - literally, hours - of fun for all the family....
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