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This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of our Explorations series, this one looking at Neo-Progressive Rock, or Neo-Prog, for short! In this program we’ll explore the Neo-Prog sub-genre through great music from Marillion, IQ, Galahad, Pendragon, Arena, Magenta, Comedy of Errors, Collage, Sylvan, and the Barock Project!

903: Explorations, Vol. 2 – Neo-Prog

 

 

 

Colossus Project – In The Eye of the Eagle

Shaman Elephant – H.M.S Death, Rattle and Roll

Viriditas – Blood on the Airwaves

Viriditas – Green Mars

Phi Yaan Zek – Reality Is My Play Thing 

Neil Campbell – Solar Monarch

Maraton – The Manifest Content

Dead Bob’s Boxset Bingo: ’50 – Recordings 1971-2021’ by Stackridge

 – Overture

 – Syracuse the Elephant

 – The Steam Radio Song

 – Dora the Female Explorer (Single Version)

Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon

A Formal Horse – Turkey 2000s

Azure – Of Brine And Angel’s Beaks

Dead Bob’s Shellac-Attack: Side B of MARILLION.BEST.LIVE.ONE

 – King

 – Hotel Hobbies

 – Warm Wet Circles

 – That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)

Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen (excerpt)

 

Edition 296 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (516 in total), first broadcast 16 January 2022, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of amazing melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week, Leo Trimming from The Progressive Aspect looks back at the 2020 expanded edition of Galahad’s Following Ghosts, and you can test your knowledge of the wonderful world of prog in our fun, quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?!”

On This Week’s Playlist

1 The Flying Caravan – Flying Caravan (I Just Wanna Break Even)
2 Karfagen – Garden of Hope Part 1 (Land of Green and Gold)
3 Alpha Ralpha – Nova (Alpha Ralpha)
4 Framauro – My World is Ending (My World is Ending)
5 Steve Anderson – Coda (Journeyman’s Progress Part One)
6 Host – Nattergalen (Hardt Mot Hardt)
7 Circe Link & Christian Nesmith – God from the Machine (Cosmologica)
8 Machine’s Dream – Starling (Earth)
9 David K Jones – Don’t Go (Days in Corners)
10 Believe – 1 (Seven Widows)
11 David Paton – Some Other Time (The Traveller – Another Pilot Project)
12 Galahad – Bug Eye (Following Ghosts 2020 Expanded Edition)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

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Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

This week on Prog-Watch it’s Part Two of my two-part collaboration with The Progressive Aspect on some of the best albums of 2021! More great TPA commentary on awesome progressive rock music from A Formal Horse, 3.2, Trettioariga Kriget, The Holy Family, The Paradox Twin, Steven Wilson, Three Colours Dark, This Winter Machine, Drifting Sun, and Mostly Autumn!

902: Prog-Watch and TPA Best of 2021, Pt. 2

 

 

Join me in conversation with Steve Gould, of Fusion Festival and Prog Mag ‘Unsung Hero’ fame, for some jolly badinage concerning this year’s Fusion 3.5 Festival. We’ll play a track from each of the three headliners, and, as a special surprise, you can WIN A FULL WEEKEND TICKET for the festival, which takes place in Stourport over the weekend of 4/5/6 March, by doing the following things:

  1. Head on over to the From the Attic FB page at https://www.facebook.com/FromTheAtticPod
  2. Find the post for this Podcast. In the comments answer this question, set by Steve:
  3. What is the name of the latest album by This Winter Machine?

All correct answers received by 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 17th January will be entered into a draw, and the winner will be randomly selected using the Not The AmericanPrög Show Randotron XS 3000 bingo-calling machine.

 

If you missed the PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2021 RESULTS SHOW – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 9 January 2022, here it is.

131 listeners nominated 97 bands. All get an honourable mention, and we count down the top 25, and tracks from the top 11 are played as we count down to the new number one.

I have omitted the playlist this time in case you don’t want to know in advance. If you do, it is contained within a separate post on the Progzilla Radio website and on our usual social media outlets.

Thank you to EVERYONE who took the time to think of their top 5 albums of the year and vote.

Lifesigns’ album ALTITUDE has been voted as album of the year 2021 by listeners to the Progzilla Radio show ‘The Prog Mill’. Listeners submitted their top 5 listings during December, with their number 1’s being awarded 5 points, number 2 getting 4 points etc.. 131 listeners nominated 97 bands.

Here is the top 25 listing. As the Prog Mill show leans towards the more melodic and symphonic side of progressive rock, this listing reflects the views of listeners to the show and not the progressive rock world in general.

1 LIFESIGNS – ALTITUDE

2 Big Big Train – Common Ground
3 Monarch Trail – Wither Down
4 Drifting Sun – Forsaken Innocence
5 John Holden – Circles in Time
6 Cyan – For King and Country
7 Lee Abraham – Only Human
8 Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
9 Rachel Flowers – Bigger on the Inside
10 Evership – The Uncrowned King Act 1
11 Nine Skies – 5:20
12 Meer – Playing House
13 Dave Bainbridge – To The Far Away
14 Downes Braide Association – Halcyon Hymns
15 Mostly Autumn – Graveyard Star
16 Neal Morse Band – Innocence & Danger
17 This Winter Machine – Kites
18 Steve Hackett – Surrender of Silence
19 Frost* – Day and Age
20 Cosmograf – Rattrapante
21 Three Colours Dark – Love’s Lost Property
22 Steven Wilson – The Future Bites
23 The Paradox Twin – Silence from Signals
24 Iconic Sky – Iconic Sky
25 Nick Fletcher Cycles of Behaviour

You can hear The Prog Mill here on Progzilla Radio on Sundays at 10pm UK, Wednesdays at 5am UK and Saturdays at 6pm UK.

 

Hello and welcome to the Roncast of the AmericanPrög Show, December 2021. We were joined by tons of fine artistes, as follows:

 

Progmas 2011- The 12 Days of Christmas, Progressive Rock Style

Chicago – (Because) It’s Christmastime

Boston – God Rest Ye Metal Gentlemen 2013

Bend Sinister – If Christmas Comes This Year

Dweezil Zappa – Wonderful Christmastime

Rachel Flowers – Take Me Away

Cheer-Accident – Elbow Deep In Turkey

Cock Robin – Peace on Earth

The Reign of Kindo – Colder than December 

Discipline – Crutches (2021 Terry Brown remix)

Atomic Opera – Winterland

Salem Hill – Stormclouds in Wonderland

Stone Fury – Burns Like A Star

Blue Öyster Cult – The Great Sun Jester (live, 1980)

Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas in the Air

Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic (live) (excerpt)

 

 

Say goodbye to 2021, again, with the Pod of our NYE show. Featuring Mike Whitfield and these wonderful artistes:

 

Manic Street Preachers – Roses in the Hospital 

Alex Pilkevych – Beyond Thy Phaneron

Pentesilea Road – The Psycho Patholgy of Everyday Things 

The Dowling Poole – The Saccharine Drip

Glacier – Live for the Whip

Sinoptik – The Call

Dead Bob’s Shellac-Attack: Side F of ‘Unfold the Future’ by The Flower Kings

 – Devil’s Playground

Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm

Cozy Powell – Dance with the Devil

Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side – Oceans of Time (edit)

David Bowie – Panic in Detroit

Jethro Tull – Sad City Sisters

Malcolm Shuttleworth – (No One Gives A) Monkeys

Pain of Salvation – FUR (extract)

The Big Moon – Dog Eat Dog 

Amberian Dawn – Valkyrie (excerpt)

The Shadows – Mary Anne

And So I Watch You From Afar – I Dive Part 1 and Part 2