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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.

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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 #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

The European Perspectve #238


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  • On this week's show:
    1. A.C.T - Mr. Landlord (04:37) from Trifles And Pandemonium, 2016
    2. Radiohead - Burn The Witch (03:59) from A Moon Shaped Pool, 2016
    3. The Pineapple Thief - No Man's Land (04:22) from Your Wilderness, 2016
    4. Mike Kershaw - Wounds (04:45) from What Lies Beneath, 2016
    5. Ad Maiora - Torba (07:52) from Repetita Iuvant, 2016
    6. Akt - Convoglio (05:50) from II (Binario), 2016
    7. Il Castello di Atlante - Il Vecchio Giovane (09:12) from Arx Atlantis, 2016
    8. Hostsonaten - The Ascension (05:54) from Symphony #1: Cupid & Psyche, 2016
    9. Nine Stones Close - Traces (07:20) from Traces, 2010
    10. Nine Stones Close - One Eye On The Sunrise (12:09) from One Eye On The Sunrise, 2012
    11. Nine Stones Close - Leaves (13:45) from Leaves, 2016
    12. Area 11 - Watchmaker (04:10) from Modern Synthesis, 2016
    13. CIRCA - Silent Resolve (14:41) from Valley Of The Windmill, 2016
    14. Freedom To Glide - Enigma (08:03) from Fall, 2016
    15. Frost* - Black Light Machine (10:05) from Milliontown, 2006
    16. Frost* - Saline (06:09) from Experiments in Mass Appeal, 2008
    17. Frost* - Towerblock (06:14) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    18. Cyril - Remember Me (10:22) from Paralyzed, 2016
    19. Farmhouse Odyssey - Brain Song (06:10) from Rise of the Waterfowl, 2016
    20. Utopianisti - A Hundred Rabbits (05:03) from The Third Frontier, 2016
    21. Steve Hackett - The Steppes (06:05) from Defector, 1980
    22. Steve Hackett - The Virgin and the Gypsy (04:30) from Spectral Mornings, 1979
    23. Steve Hackett - Star of Sirius (07:08) from Voyage of the Acolyte, 1975
    24. Steve Hackett - Racing In A (05:06) from Please Don't Touch!, 1978
    25. Different Light - In the Grand Scheme of Things (22:23) from The Burden of Paradise, 2016
    26. Perspectives Of A Circle - The Maze of a Mask (06:54) from Masks, Faces, Whispers, 2015
    27. Focus - Inalta (05:36) from 8.5 Beyond the Horizon, 2016
    28. Robert Reed - Marimba (Chimpan A Remix) (05:04) from Sanctuary II, 2016
    29. We Are Kin - ...that one day…we'll have to say…goodbye (05:51) from ...and I know..., 2016
    30. Frost* - The Dividing Line (16:43) from The Philadelphia Experiment, 2010

The European Perspective #237 - Progressive Music Awards, Part 2


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  • Part Two of our rundown of the nominations for the Progressive Music Awards 2016 - this time it's the Vanguard, Live Event and Best Band/Artist categories.

    Now that you've heard all the bands, visit the Awards website to cast your votes!
    1. Knifeworld - High / Aflame (06:29) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    2. Bent Knee - EVE (09:12) from Say So, 2016
    3. Shearwater - Filaments (06:10) from Jet Plane And Oxbow, 2016
    4. Earthside - A Dream In Static (07:36) from A Dream in Static, 2015
    5. The Fierce And The Dead - Palm Trees (04:00) from Magnet, 2015
    6. iamthemorning - Clear Clearer (04:35) from Lighthouse, 2016
    7. Caligula's Horse - Rust (05:32) from Bloom, 2015
    8. Lazuli - Chaussures À Nos Pieds (05:56) from Nos Âmes Saoules, 2016
    9. The Mute Gods - In The Crosshairs (03:19) from Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, 2016
    10. IO Earth - Redemption (05:56) from New World, 2015
    11. The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment (05:31) from The Grand Experiment, 2015
    12. Big Big Train - Victorian Brickwork (live at Kings Place) (13:30) from Stone & Steel, 2016
    13. Rush - Natural Science (Live R40 Tour) (08:32) from R40 Live, 2015
    14. David Gilmour - Fat Old Sun (06:40) from Live in Gdansk, 2008
    15. The Red Monarchs - Red (06:47) from Some Live Album Or Other, 2016
    16. Dream Theater - The Gift Of Music (04:00) from The Astonishing, 2016
    17. Steven Wilson - Luminol (12:19) from Get All You Deserve, 2012
    18. Camel - A Song Within A Song (07:10) from A Live Record, 2002
    19. Opeth - The Baying Of The Hounds (10:41) from Ghost Reveries, 2005
    20. Spock's Beard - The Center Line (07:05) from The Oblivion Particle, 2015
    21. Steven Wilson - My Book of Regrets (09:36) from 4.5, 2016
    22. Between the Buried and Me - Option Oblivion (04:22) from Coma Ecliptic, 2016
    23. Dream Theater - Behind the Veil (06:53) from Dream Theater, 2013
    24. Frost* - Numbers (04:22) from Falling Satellites, 2016
    25. Riverside - Under the Pillow (06:47) from Love, Fear and the Time Machine, 2015
    26. Messenger - Calyx (06:34) from Threnodies, 2016
    27. Haken - 1985 (09:09) from Affinity, 2016
    28. TesseracT - Hexes (05:18) from Polaris, 2015
    29. Big Big Train - Folklore (07:31) from Folklore, 2016
    30. The Red Monarchs - The Court Of The Crimson King (07:18) from Some Live Album Or Other, 2016

The European Perspective #236 - Progressive Music Awards 2016, Part 1


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  • It's that time of year again, when you get to vote for your favourite album, band, up and coming act etc. in the Progressive Music Awards, run by Prog Magazine. In this and the next episode of The European Perspective I'll be doing a run down of the nominations for the categories which the public vote in, starting this week with Limelight, Anthem and Album of the Year. 

    Have a listen through, then head along to the Awards website to cast your votes!

    Limelight
    1. Tom Slatter - Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 (07:29) from Fit The Fourth, 2015
    2. Tiger Moth Tales - A Visit to Chigwick (08:50) from Cocoon, 2014
    3. Circuline - Nautilus (06:11) from Counterpoint, 2016
    4. Kylver - The Dance of the Mountain Ghost (06:06) from The Mountain Ghost, 2015
    5.Tiny Giant - Joely (03:24) from Joely, 2016
    6. The Anchoress - You and Only You (feat. Paul Draper) (04:09) from Confessions of a Romance Novelist, 2016
    7. Lithium Dawn - Spires (05:40) from Tearing Back The Veil I: Ascension, 2015
    8. Good Tiger - Aspirations (03:36) from A Head Full of Moonlight, 2015
    9. The Aaron Clift Experiment - The Last Oasis (08:36) from Outer Light, Inner Darkness, 2015
    10. Teramaze - Her Halo (05:15) from Her Halo, 2015
     
    Anthem
    11. Riverside - Towards the Blue Horizon (08:10) from Love, Fear and the Time Machine, 2015
    12. Headspace - Kill You With Kindness (08:17) from All That You Fear Is Gone, 2016
    13. Bruce Soord - Field Day (05:05) from Bruce Soord, 2015
    14. Andy Jackson - Drownings (17:27) from 73 Days At Sea, 2016
    15. Hexvessel - Transparent Eyeball (05:27) from When We Are Death, 2016
    16. This Oceanic Feeling - Put Down The Gun (04:46) from Universal Mind, 2015
    17. Knifeworld - I Must Set Fire to Your Portrait (05:37) from Bottled Out Of Eden, 2016
    18. The Mute Gods - Praying To A Mute God (05:07) from Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, 2016
    19. Theo Travis' Double Talk - Smokin' at Klooks (04:18) from Transgression, 2015
    20. Motorpsycho - Big Black Dog (17:43) from Here Be Monsters, 2016
     
    Album of the Year
    21. Anderson/Stolt - Invention Of Knowledge (22:52) from Invention Of Knowledge, 2016
    22. Haken - Earthrise (04:48) from Affinity, 2016
    23. Between the Buried and Me - Famine Wolf (06:51) from Coma Ecliptic, 2016
    24. iamthemorning - Chalk and Coal (04:57) from Lighthouse, 2016
    25. Hawkwind - Thursday (04:09) from The Machine Stops, 2016
    26. Dream Theater - Astonishing (05:51) from The Astonishing, 2015
    27. Purson - The Sky Parade (05:16) from Desire's Magic Theatre, 2016
    28. TesseracT - Utopia (05:34) from Polaris, 2015
    29. Messenger - Celestial Spheres (06:08) from Threnodies, 2016
    30. Big Big Train - London Plane (10:11) from Folklore, 2016