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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

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 #235


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  • Back after a long break, with no excuse for absence, because I don’t really need one….

    Anyway, lots of great new music, including the world premiere of a track from popular beat quartet We Are Kin‘s forthcoming album …and I know…, and also a Gandalf’s Fist-themed competition! You could win a copy of their fantastic triple-CD concept steampunk epic – but you’ll have to listen in to find out how!

    1. Knifeworld – High / Aflame (06:29) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    2. Frost* – Heartstrings (06:21) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    3. Steve Thorne – Colours Of Torment (04:44) from Island Of The Imbeciles, 2016
    4. Oktopus – Worlds Apart (06:53) from Worlds Apart, 2016
    5. Big Big Train – Folklore (07:31) from Folklore, 2016
    6. Admirals Hard – Spanish Ladies (03:35) from Upon A Painted Ocean, 2016
    7. Kindred Spirit – Wolves at the Gate (06:56) from Phoenix Rising, 2016
    8. Profuna Ocean – Losing Ground (08:01) from In Vacuum, 2016
    9. Golden Caves – Bring Me to the Water (05:01) from Bring Me to the Water, 2016
    10. Sebas Honing – Flickering Heart (05:22) from The Big Shift, 2016
    11. Downriver Dead Men Go – Tides (07:16) from Tides, 2016
    12. Haken – 1985 (9:09) from Affinity, 2016
    13. Maglev – Judith (8:28) from Overwrite the Sin, 2016
    14. Anima Mundi – Train To Future (15:13) from I Me Myself, 2016
    15. Syndone – Qinah (06:10) from Eros & Thanatos, 2016
    16. Marco Ragni – Beltane (07:28) from Land Of Blue Echoes, 2016
    17. Mike Kershaw – Two Eyes (04:20) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    18. We Are Kin – No Evil (04:58) from …and I know…, 2016
    19. Heliopolis – Take A Moment (09:28) from Epic at the Majestic: Live at RoSFest, 2016
    20. Paradigm Shift – Reunification (09:22) from Becoming Aware, 2016
    21. Nine Stones Close – Lie (09:58) from Leaves, 2016
    22, David Foster – Black Sunrise (07:48) from Dreamless, 2016
    23. Thence – No One, Anyone, Be Someone (05:14) from We Are Left with a Song, 2016
    24. Bent Knee – EVE (09:12) from Say So, 2016
    25. Habu – Measure Of A Man (05:45) from Infinite, 2016
    26. Gandalf’s Fist – Fight for the Light (08:08) from The Clockwork Fable, 2016
    27. Knifeworld – The Germ Inside (04:47) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    28. The Dowling Poole – One Hyde Park (04:37) from One Hyde Park, 2016
    29. Purson – The Sky Parade (05:16) from Desire’s Magic Theatre, 2016
    30. Airbag – Killer (09:18) from Disconnected, 2016
    31. Red Bazar – City And The Stars (08:35) from Tales From The Bookcase, 2016
    32. Alex Carpani – Crystal Falls (06:08) from So Close. So Far, 2016
    33. Lee Abraham – The Unknown (16:10) from The Seasons Turn, 2016

The European Perspective #234


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  • ...and we're back - hope at least some of you stayed with us during the long break!

    Catching up with new and upcoming releases this time around, together with a couple of old favourites recently out as reissues.

    1. The Mute Gods - Praying To A Mute God (05:07) from Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, 2016
    2. Rikard Sjöblom - Under Northern Skies (Villemo's Song) (07:43) from The Unbendable Sleep, 2016
    3. GEPH - I Am The Lamp That Stomps (06:36) from GEPH, 2016
    4. Amarok - Rubicón (08:00) from Hayat Yolunda, 2015
    5. Anthony Phillips - Birdsong and Reprise (06:45) from Wise After the Event: Deluxe Edition, 2016
    6. Fractal Mirror - Embers (06:46) from Slow Burn 1, 2016
    7. Endless Tapes - Saturn (05:08) from Brilliant Waves, 2016
    8. N.y.X. - Restless Slumber/Groundhog Day (11:54) from The News, 2016
    9. Matthew Parmenter - Inside (05:45) from All Our Yesterdays, 2016
    10. Mike Kershaw - Two Eyes (04:20) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    11. Headspace - Kill You With Kindness (08:17) from All That You Fear Is Gone, 2016
    12. Kiama - Slime (08:33) from Sign Of IV, 2016
    13. Long Distance Calling - Lines (04:42) from TRIPS, 2016
    14. Mike Oldfield - The Lake (12:14) from Discovery: Deluxe Edition, 2016
    15. Tony Patterson - The Magdalene Fields (05:29) from Equations of Meaning, 2016
    16. Mantra Vega - Island (05:53) from The Illusion's Reckoning, 2016
    17. Lazuli - Vita Est Circus (05:18) from Nos Âmes Saoules, 2016
    18. Motorpsycho - Running With Scissors (05:39) from Here Be Monsters, 2016
    19. Messenger - Balearic Blue (06:33) from Threnodies, 2016
    20. Snarky Puppy (featuring Becca Stevens and Väsen) - I Asked (06:55) from Family Dinner, Vol. 2, 2016
    21. Sanguine Hum - Juniper (05:48) from What We Ask Is Where We Begin, 2016
    22. Southern Empire - Forest Fire (07:32) from Southern Empire, 2016
    23. The Rube Goldberg Machine - In Symmetry (06:23) from Fragile Times, 2016
    24. Mothertongue - Nautilus (05:16) from Unsongs, 2016
    25. Konchordat - Save Me From The Rain (07:56) from Rise To The Order, 2016
    26. Body English - Do It Slowly (06:03) from Stories of Earth, 2016
    27. Andy Jackson - The Gyre (10:27) from 73 Days At Sea, 2016
    28. Frequency Drift - Diary (05:31) from Last, 2016
    29. Knifeworld - High Aflame (06:31) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    30. iamthemorning - Chalk and Coal (04:57) from Lighthouse, 2016
    31. Nine Stones Close - Complicated (05:00) from Leaves, 2016
    32. Steven Wilson - My Book of Regrets (09:36) from 4.5, 2016

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