Steve Petch The Progmeister Show

  1. The Road To Babylon – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  2. Yet We Sleep – Altamira Lux
  3. Let’s Talk About Me – The Alan Parsons Project
  4. Jessie’s Theme – Jeff Green
  5. Lord It’s A Feeling – London Gramma
  6. Squeeze Please – Yello
  7. The Man In The Long Black Coat – Bob Dylan
  8. Epitaph – King Crimson
  9. Times Fool – Altamira Lux
  10. Allthetime – Evership
  11. Reflections Of My Life – Marmalade
  12. Love Crossed (Like Vines In Our Eyes) – Quantum Jump
  13. Burned At The Stake – Laura Meade
  14. Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) – Emerson. Lake & Palmer
  15. The Kindest Eyes – Tony Patterson
  16. The Cinema Show – Genesis
  17. Soapbox Preacher – Robbie Robertson
  18. Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart

 

The Progmeister theme (theme to Department S – Edwin Astley

The Progmeister @ Progzilla theme – Altamira Lux.

 

  1. Slow Down – John Miles
  2. Altitude – Lifesigns
  3. Death Of A City – Barclay James Harvest
  4. The Stolen Child – Nad Sylvan
  5. Nine Feet Underground – Mirage
  6. Serpentine – Richard Barbeiri
  7. Grey Seal – Elton John
  8. The Song Is Over – The Who
  9. Self – Steven Wilson
  10. The Infinity Drive In – Sector 9
  11. Mathew & Son – Cat Stevens
  12. The Thin Wall – Ultravox
  13. Waves Of Confusion – Gerard Smith
  14. Sebastien Le Bastion – Rob Gould
  15. Last Train – Big Big Train
  16. Flying Caravan – The Flying Caravan

The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

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  1. Round Goes The Gossip – Focus
  2. Bring Down The Rain – Glacier
  3. Why Do You Hate Me? – Clive Nolan & Oliver Wakeman
  4. Charlie Freak – Steely Dan
  5. Zenith – Gu Ru
  6. After The Ordeal/Blood On The Roof Tops – Alicja Chrzaszcz
  7. The Awakening – Mog And The Watertribe
  8. Point Of No Return (live) – Kansas
  9. Elspeth Of Nottingham – Focus
  10. Red Dust Shadow – Checking For Echo
  11. Give It Up – Bad Finger
  12. The Girl Next Door – Pat Metheney Group
  13. Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Christy Moore
  14. The Hallway And The Pram (live) – John Hackett & Nick Magnus
  15. Truth Seeker – Combination Head
  16. Focus III – Focus
  17. The Man In The Mirror – Manning
  18. Sailing To Byzantium – Nad Sylvan
  19. White Shadow (rehearsal) – SoGabriel
  20. My Suit Of Armour – Checking For Echo

 

Theme to Department S (The Progmeister theme) Edwin Astley

 

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  1. Sacred Sound-IQ
  2. Shoreline-Lifesigns
  3. Obedience-Dyble/Longdon
  4. Time (acoustic) Kent Nishimura
  5. Grounds For divorce – Elbow
  6. The End Of The Beginning-Once And Future Band
  7. Eminent Sleaze-Steven Wilson
  8. Sights-London Grammar
  9. Belfast Child-Simple Minds
  10. Duelling Banjo’s-Arthur Smith Played by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell
  11. I Will Be There-Turdetans
  12. The Empty City-Jane Siberry
  13. One Way Out (live)-The Allman Brothers Band
  14. I Know There’s An Answer (stereo mix)-The Beach Boys
  15. You’ve Got A Cold-10CC
  16. The Life And Times Of A Honey Bee And other Moments Of Clarity-Able Ganz
  17. Last One Home-Lifesigns

 

The Progmeister theme (Theme from Department S) Edwin Astley.

  1. The Lighthouse – Illuminae
  2. Slipstream – Pete Bardens
  3. Knife Edge – Marine Lacoste
  4. Flyswatter – Eels
  5. The Spin – YellowJackets
  6. Never Give Up – Barbara Streisand
  7. Shine – Riversea
  8. Angels At My Gate – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  9. Gold – Pete Bardens
  10. Garden – C.Duncan
  11. The Waves Will Devour The See – Sonus Umbra
  12. Heretics And Prophecy – Illuminae
  13. Asylum – Supertramp
  14. This Is Not America – David Bowie
  15. Garden Party (live at The Sage Gateshead) – Marillion
  1. Judgement Day – Strawbs
  2. Riding The Wave – Panopoly
  3. Arubaluba – Camel

 

The Progmeister theme (theme from Department S) Edwin Astley

Pearl & Dean (Asteroid) Pete Morgan

 

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  1. Alive (live at the Hackney empire) – Big Big Train
  2. Intermezzo (Karelia suite) – The Nice
  3. Sketches Of Spain – Buckethead
  4. We Stand Alone – Ultravox
  5. The Passage – Lunatic Soul
  6. Through Space And Time – Flutatious
  7. I Love You Miss Robot – Buggles
  8. Clear Blue – Carrie Melbourne
  9. The Wheel – The Syn
  10. Blakey Jones – Back Door
  11. Waving, Drowning – Tiger Moth Tales
  12. Hi Roller – Little Feat
  13. East Of The Sun – A-ha
  14. Game Of Thrones Theme – Fender Custom Guitar Shop
  15. The Pass Of Caradras – Dave Brons
  16. Puppets – Mark Kelly’s Marathon
  17. One Last Chance – Dreaming David K And Organic
  18. Stillborn – Checking For Echo’s

 

The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

Asteroid – Pete Morgan

 

Want to get in touch? Email me at stevep@progzilla.com

 

  1. Lies Through The 80’s – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  2. The Universe Inside Of Me – Simon Collins
  3. Stink Foot – Frank Zappa
  4. Mr Strangeless Vs The Sun – Sector 9
  5. Violin – Kate Bush
  6. Gatherings At Farewell Places – Robert Reed
  7. Exposure – Peter Gabriel
  8. 31 Ways To Lose Your Lover – The Backstage
  9. Fusion – Martin Orford
  • Waitress – Tori Amos
  • Blood On Your Hands – Illuminae
  • Ride Like The Wind -Christopher Cross
  • Under Your Spell – The Tangent
  • L’Estasi Delloro/Bandini Mix – Ennio Morricone
  • Light – Broken Parachute
  • One Small Soul – Abel Ganz
  • Partners In Crime – Pymlico
  • Afraid Of Everything – Pendragon

 

 

The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

Asteroid – Pete Morgan

 

Want to get in touch? Email me at stevepetch259@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

  1. Bour’ee – Trace
  2. All Stood Still – Ultravox
  3. Deja V’u – Steve Hackett
  4. Uncertainties – Kashgar
  5. 1984 – David Bowie
  6. Kaleidoscope – Gleb Kolyadin
  7. Attack Of The Horrible Space Babies – Anand
  8. Drive Home – Steven Wilson
  9. Star – Carrie Melbourne
  • Some Skunk Blues – The Backstage
  • Smiles And Grins – Jack Bruce
  • 1984 – Rick Wakeman
  • Big Boy Blues – Yello
  • Chasing Rainbows – Patchwork Cacophony
  • A Day In The Life – Jeff Beck
  • The Man Of Sight And Feathers – Robert Reed
  • Tangerine – The Flower Kings
  • I Dare To Dream – Tony Patterson/Brendan Eyre
  • Opus 1065 – Trace.

 

 

The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

Asteroid – Pete Morgan

 

Want to get in touch? Email me at stevepetch259@gmail.com

 

 

  1. Save The Humans – Dreaming David K & Organic
  2. Theme To The Avengers – Laurie Anderson (and his orchestra)
  3. Dangerous Curves – King Crimson
  4. Nautilus – Circuline
  5. It’s Happening Again – Agnes Obel
  6. Broken – The Flower Kings
  7. Summer Lightning _ Camel
  8. No More Time – Kashgar
  9. Walk On The Wild Side – Suzanne Vega
  10. Cocaine Killed My Community – Alabama 3
  11. One Of Those Days In England – Roy Harper
  12. Lawnmower – Sparks
  13. Whisper – Dyble/Longdon
  14. Bali Run – Fourplay
  15. On My Way – Euphoria Station
  16. The Game – Pineapple Thief
  17. On The Border – Al Stewart
  18. Come To The Sabbat – Black Widow
  19. Free The Spirit – Nick Magnus
  20. One Last Chance – Dreaming David K & Organic

The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

Asteroid – Pete Morgan

Want to get in touch? Email me at stevepetch259@gmail.com

 

 

Within certain genres of music if you aren’t one of the upper echelons then it is difficult in the present climate to make your mark. With what many know as Prog or Prog Rock it began with E.L.P.  Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis
and King Crimson. Their legacy continues with b
and like IQ, Marillion, Pendragon
and The Tangent who all bare the hallmarks of their forbears. Yet even in the present climate there are talented musicians
and b
ands screaming to be heard who without the kudos
and media coverage, heritage
and reputation of the more well-known artists struggle to raise their profile above that of social media. It has never been as tough for musicians to do this
and for all professional musicians to make a living through their creativity. One such artist/b
and that need to be heard is Dreaming David K & Organic. Throwing out more than a nod
and a wink to most of the above with a new album Mr Passive Progressive.

The b
and is headed up by David Koracevic (David K in the equation)-lead vocals/Synthesizers/organ/piano/sound effects, Marco Magnani-Guitars/bass, Alex
ander Savva-drums
and percussion
and Gavin Beckwith-Lead
and harmony guitar/bass/penny whistle
and violin. These form the main nucleus of the b
and though a cast of supporting musicians include Ian Bally-Flute/saxophone, Jo Devall-vocals, Ed B
andstead-trumpets, Geoff Duckworth-flute, Michael Scott-6
and 12 string acoustic guitars
and electric guitar
and Jerome Bannigan who provides second drums on some songs in an early Genesis live configuration. All seasoned players David K himself having served a tenure with post punk rockers Killing Joke lend a very musical feel to all of the songs
and veer from time to time from the righteous path of Prog into electro/synth pop
and even tinges of folk.

Opening the album with the never more poignant Save The Human the swathes of synth
and Spanish guitar soon give way to a rockier, hard hitting plea highlighting the massive human
and environmental crisis we find ourselves in. Gavin Beckwith’s guitar adds extra grip to David K’s excellent keyboard foray’s whilst drums
and bass give an almost sense of relief that they are the real thing helping full b
and sound rather than a one-man army. This continues into Lost In Space, touted as a single with its own YouTube video
and sporting a second drummer Jerome Bannigan to add further weight
and pace to the piece. A little flute is thrown into the mix courtesy of Ian Bailey lightening the sound a shade. There is even a pause for Gavin Beckwith to introduce just a hint of violin to the mix too. “Cosmic man”, as the title suggests. Instantly loveable
and very well-orchestrated.

 

There are quite a few moments throughout the album where familiar musical passages
and themes emerge, one of them being A Prayer. Borrowing a little of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular bells theme (unintendedly I suspect) A Prayer exudes a vibrant sound full of interesting sounds like an electric sitar sound which I am informed is created with a homemade guitar synth whilst David K plays a crisp electric piano
and synth. Celestial voice is provided by Jo Devall who lends a spiritual feel theme as the title of the song would suggest. In sharp contrast Personality Game melds genres to create a variety pack of styles contained within one song. Once again, some great keys though I have to admit to being fooled by the jaunty synth motifs into thinking it was more a Eurovision style piece rather than a Prog, rock or st
andard pop song. The spoken word explains the premise of the song
and the previous electro build up dies to a meaningful electric folk pastiche in the vein of Donavan et al. Darkness prevails though hidden withing the lyrics exploring the grey part of the human condition lightened only by the tenor sax
and trumpet.

The Big Picture finds David K questioning the whole of our being
and perhaps the meaning of life? The timbre of a real baby Gr
and piano intro is beautifully recorded with a reprise of earlier themes in true Prog tradition. This song highlights the splendour
and fluidity of David K’s piano playing too. However, moving into a more rock idiom Topsy Turvy Lady brings with it a little light hearted humour just as many E.L P. albums used to do with the likes of Benny The Bouncer 
and The Sheriff. Ed Banstead’s trumpet gives a jazz b
and feel towards the song’s conclusion which left a smile on my face. Turning into a more serious mode In The Moment finds David K back at the baby gr
and to introduce a tranquil opening to yet another poignant lyrical loaded song. Along with flute
and electric piano there is even a nod
and a wink to the Genesis classic The Knife though this may be more obvious to the listener rather than the recording artist? The message contained within the lyrics may be simply live for the moment
and make the most of what we have?

Its Electric introduces an Andalusian vibe with its choppy sound aided
and abetted trumpet
and sax. Though lyrically sparse Its Electric showcases the talents of the b
and in a predominantly “well err”, electric manner. The Spanish/Mexican theme continues in a gr
ander style with Don Quixote turning the dark tales of the character of Miguel de Cervantas ancient novel into a musical interpretation. Amidst the gr
andeur of such an epic yet another Genesis classic is revisited with a riff remarkably similar to the crescendo of the much-revered Musical Box. There is a fair dose of Spaghetti western going on here
and I for one simply loved it. A reprise of earlier themes like Lost In Space 
and A Prayer can be found in the all too brief Time Is Shallow This song seems to serve as consolidation for all that has gone thus far in its somewhat dark brevity. In addition, the piece can be viewed as bridge to the finale One Last Chance. As the old saying goes, “they saved the best till last”. One Last Chance really does have a hit single about it. There is a fabulous guitar break at approximately 3:06 which reminded me very mush of Andy Latimer of Camel’s style. A big up to Gavin Beckwith for that
and indeed the rest of the supporting cast. One Last Chance is a huge plea shared by many I suspect
and can be taken on so many levels. Personally, collectively or on someone’s behalf about so many issues. A fantastic way to end a highly musically charged endeavour.

In an age where the music industry is governed by commerce
and the ability to sell units to the mass audience it is refreshing to hear small independent artists purveying music of such imagination
and quality. Mr Passive Progressive may not be accompanied by expensive artwork
and or packaging costing the prospective buyer a small fortune, but what it does have in spades is musicality. I would strongly recommend this album in what ever guise you decide to consume your music. I found joy in equal measures whether listening to the CD on my hi-fi or the Mp3 files from my tablet/laptop etc. From David Kovacevic’s beginnings in a Prog b
and at school through his post punk tenure with Killing Joke he has come full circle claiming “I have been dreaming up this music since I was a teenager” he writes on the CD insert. Listening to this collection of impassioned songs wearing their influences on their sleeves I can well believe it.  A breath of fresh air.

 

You can buy the h
andmade CD here for £10 including postage
and find out all you need to know……

 

https://www.dreamingdavidk.com/

 

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/mr-passive-progressive/1507728410

 

 

 

 

Watch Lost In Space here……

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXCmG6amUMw

 

 

 

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