Prog-Watch 440 – In Conversation with Jordan Rudess, Pt. 2

This week on Prog-Watch I wrap up my coverage of Dream Theater’s keyboard wiz, Jordan Rudess! Hear the remainder of my conversation with Jordan, and lots of great music ranging from peaceful solo piano pieces, to the crunch and flying keyboard solos of Dream Theater, Levin Minnemann Rudess, and Liquid Tension Experiment!  Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – October 2017

Join me for two hours of cool electronic and ambient music for an early autumn evening! Here’s what’s in store:

1. Klaus Schulze vs. Solar Moon – Let The Rain Come (from the album Contemporary Works 1, Disc 5 “Docking”, 2000)

2. Riverside – Rapid Eye Movement (2016 Mix) (from the album Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016)

3. Brian Eno – One-Two; and Two-Two ( from the album Music For Airports, 1978)

4. Riverside – Night Session Part 1 & 2 (from the album Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016)

5. Ozric Tentacles – Plown; Will Of The Wisps; and Air City (from the album Paper Monkeys, 2011)

6. Karda Estra – The Pit And The Pendulum (from the album The Land Of Ghosts 3, 2012)

7. Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets (from the album A Saucerful Of Secrets, 1968)

I hope you enjoy!

Until next time…Prog On!

Tony Read More …

Prog-Watch 439 – Variety + Aaron Clift Experiment feature

This week on Prog-Watch we pay a little tribute to the late Walter Becker of Steely Dan, before embarking on a great variety program with music from Ghostly Beard, Soul Secret, Drifting Sun, Peter Gabriel, Robert Reed, BangTower, Wetton & Downes Icon, and Gandalf’s Fist. Near the end of the program, two of the boys from the Aaron Clift Experiment drop in to chat about their recent concert activities and their crowd funding campaign for their projected third studio album, “If All Goes Wrong”. We finish with another by Walter Becker, this time from his solo career. Read More …

Prog-Watch 438 – (Almost) ALL NEW Variety

This week on Prog-Watch: another great show of mostly new stuff! We’ll hear from The Tangent, How Far To Hitchin’, Big Big Train, Cosmograf, Nad Sylvan, Karmamoi, Aisles, and Karibow! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on another trip of Progressive Discovery with the intense new solo album by Bjørn Riis of the Norwegian band Airbag! Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – September 2017

I’m at the helm again for this week’s 101 Dimensions, so look for another week of eclectic stuff from a wide variety of progressive, electronic, ambient and new age artists. Here’s the playlist:

1. Eloy – The Apocalypse; and End Of And Odyssey (from the album Chronicles I, 1993)

2. Eddie Jobson – Theme Of Secrets; Memories Of Vienna; Lakemist; and Outer Secrets (from the album Theme Of Secrets, 1985)

3. Patrick Moraz – Metamorphoses, Mvmts. II and III (from the album Future Memories I & II, 1985)

4. Manuel Göttsching – Eloquentes Wiesel (from the album The Private Tapes, Vol. 1, 1996)

5. Mannheim Steamroller – Escape From The Atmosphere; and Earthrise – Return (from the album Fresh Aire V, 1983)

6. Enya – Lothlorien; Marble Halls, Afer Ventus; and Smaointe (from the album Shepherd Moons, 1991)

7. The Cosmic Jokers – Interstellar Rock – Kosmische Musik; Raumschiff Galaxy Saust In Die Lichtbahnen; and Der Planet Des Stemenmadchens (from the album Planeten Sit-In, 1974)

Come along for the ride! Read More …

Prog-Watch 437 – In Conversation With Music & Video Legend Kevin Godley

This week on Prog-Watch, my esteemed guest is music and video legend Kevin Godley of 10cc and Godley & Creme! We chat about all sorts of stuff, including the Gizmo, the split with 10cc, Godley & Creme, video directing, and his forthcoming solo album, of which YOU could be a part (if you write music)! Along the way, there will also be plenty of great music from Kevin’s illustrious career with 10cc, Godley & Creme, and GG06. Read More …

Prog-Watch 437 – In Converation With Music & Video Legend Kevin Godley

This week on Prog-Watch, my esteemed guest is music and video legend Kevin Godley of 10cc and Godley & Creme! We chat about all sorts of stuff, including the Gizmo, the split with 10cc, Godley & Creme, video directing, and his forthcoming solo album, of which YOU could be a part (if you write music)! Along the way, there will also be plenty of great music from Kevin’s illustrious career with 10cc, Godley & Creme, and GG06. Read More …

Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimension – August 2017

I’m at the helm again for tonight’s 101 Dimensions, and I have an interesting voyage charted! For those who might want to follow our progress, here’s a map:

1. Hawkwind – LSD; and Blue Shift (from the album 25 Years On, 1994)

2. Art Of Noise – Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century); Close (To The Edit); and Metaforce (from the album Electronic Collection, 2001)

3. Larry Fast’s Synergy – S-Scape; Chateau; and Cybersports (from the album Sequencer, 1976)

4. Har – The Low Road (2017)

5. Kraftwerk – Kometenmelodie 1 & 2; and Mitternacht (from the album Autobahn, 1974)

6. David Arkenstone – New Day; Sunset Highway; Places In The Heart; Full Sail; and Pacific Rain (from the album Sketches From An American Journey, 2002)

7. Karda Estra – Preliminary Steps; and The Curtain Falls (from the album Equilibrium, 2002)

It should be an interesting ride, with ups, downs, and all arounds! I hope you enjoy!

Until next time…bon voyage…and Prog On!

Tony Read More …