Podcast – The Prog Mill edition 61

Edition 61 of THE PROG MILL (first broadcast Sunday 2nd July on Progzilla Radio) is now available to download or stream any time you want.

This weeks playlist:

1 RPWL – Beyond Man and Time (Beyond Man and Time)
2 Comedy of Errors – Song of Wandering Jacomus (House of the Mind)
3 Big Big Train – The Leaden Stour (The Second Brightest Star)
4 Glorious Wolf – For You and I
5 Fish on Friday – Quiet Life (Quiet Life)
6 Geof Whitely Project – The Blessed and the Damned (The Blessed and the Damned)
7 Malibran – I Know Your Soul (Le Porte Del Silenzio)
8 Knight Area – Heaven and Beyond (Heaven and Beyond)
9 Roger Waters – Smell The Roses (Is this The Life We Really Want)
10 Lone Star – She Said She Said (BBC Sessions)
11 Dead Heroes Cub – Stranger in the Looking Glass (A Time of Shadow)
12 Gregorian – Comfortably Numb (Masters of Chant Chapter V)
13 Gregorian Rock – Talon (Fire)

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STRAWBS Live In Gettysburg (Prog Folk, 2017)

Review by SteveG — I'm not sure who has milked their biggest album more. Roger Waters with his never ending Wall remakes
and newer concert performances, or the Strawbs beating Hero And Heroine to death with this surprisingly
good concert performance of the entire album, from the 2016 Rights of Spring Festival, that features some wonderful new keyboard links from guest
player Dave Bainbridge.

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Edition 201 – Live From Progzilla Towers

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 198 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Everything Everything – Cough Cough
  2. Solstice – Circles
  3. Anathema – 32.63N 117.14W/Leaving It Behind
  4. Gps – Window To The Soul
  5. Khan – Space Shanty
  6. Roger Waters – Picture That
  7. Nem-Q – Confusion
  8. Big Big Train – The Second Brightest Star
  9. Camel – Never Let Go
  10. Billy Cobham – Spectrum
  11. Alienheadband – Altered States
  12. Kim Seviour – Chiasma
  13. Tin Spirits – Summer Now
  14. Sunn O))) & Ulver – Let There Be Light
  15. Sky – Tuba Smarties
  16. Magenta – The Devil At The Crossroads
  17. Cosmograf – Cut The Corn
  18. Imogen Heap – 2-1

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Sounds That Can Be Made #96

Edition 096 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!



IQ – Human Nature (from Nomzamo)
Parzivals Eye – Where Have Your Flowers Gone (from Fragments)
Von Hertzen Brothers – Voices In Our Heads (from Stars Aligned)
Opeth – Marrow Of The Earth (from Heritage)
Bluehorses – Ostara / Morrisons Jig (from Skyclad)

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ROGER WATERS Is this the Life we Really Want? (Crossover Prog, 2017)

Review by SteveG — A Roger Waters album that sounds like a pink Floyd album? Well, that's a first. And if not quite factually a first, its certainly welcome.

I think most Roger/Floyd fans know this album was produced by Radiohead producer and engineer Nigel Godrich and this has
helped in making it a more Floyd sounding album to add to Roger's solo arsenal. Roger's past disregard of the use of synths, no
doubt triggered by his toxic feelings toward the late synth wizard Rick Wright pushed Waters into a solo guitar based sound using only real
orchestrations from the late Michael Kamen to color the songs. Kamen's sea sick orchestrations worked wonders on songs like
Comfortably Numb, but fell short on coloring the many moods required for Roger's solo songs. And let's face it, what is a Pink Floyd album
or a solo Floyd endeavor without the use of synthesizers? Floyd and synths are nearly synonymous and it's a shame that Roger
realized this fact after the great Rick Wright passed on. Would Wright have ever played on a Roger Waters solo album? Perhaps,
but it's unlikely. But no need to fret as Waters and Godrich have assembled a handful of expert keyboardist that bring to mind a wonderful
hybrid of Animals and The Wall synth colorings and tones, which does wonders both on the artistic and nostalgic fronts.

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Podcast – The Prog Mill edition 59

Edition 59 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 11th June, is now ready to listen to anytime you like or download.

Two hours of superb progressive rock. Here’s this weeks playlist:

1 Lonely Robot – The Devine Art of Being (The Big Dream)
2 Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly- Of The Orb (On Her Journey to the Sun)
3 Il Castello di Atlante – Il Vecchio Giovane (Arx Atlantis)
4 Machine’s Dream – Airfield on Sunwick – For Wojtek (Black Science)
5 Freedom to Glide – The War Cannot be Won
6 World Trade – In The Wake of the Storm (Euphoria)
7 Cats in Space – Man in the Moon (Too Many Gods)
8 Nockford – Twice the Age You Feel (Projected Time)
9 Konchordat – Save Me From The Rain (Rise to the Order)
10 Roger Waters – Picture That (Is This the Life We Really Want?)
11 Bram Stoker – New Adventure (Cold Reading)
12 Aeon Satori – Eyes Open (Behold The Pale Horse)
13 Tiger Moth Tales – A Visit to Chigwick (Cocoon)
14 Genesis – Los Endos (Live Over Europe 2007)

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PINK FLOYD The Endless River (Psychedelic/Space Rock, 2014)

Review by The Grand Vizier — A Pink Floyd album in 2014? After the historic one night reunion at Live 8 and the demise of Richard Wright it seemed to be highly unlikely. Shall we mention, however, that quite a few albums by Pink Floyd, including those of great fame, came to existence or had been critically re-shaped under unforeseen circumstances. Their first multi-part epic, the murky 'A Saucerful Of Secrets' was born in the creative struggle to fill the gap after the sudden collapse of Syd Barrett; Ron Geesin's involvement brought about symphonic arrangements on ATOM HEART MOTHER; an experiment with various household objects provoked them to split THE DARK SIDE's... follower into two (WYWH and ANIMALS); a spat on a fan triggered the construction of THE WALL, while Margaret Thatcher could have rightfully claimed her royalties for THE FINAL CUT. MORE and OBSCURED BY CLOUDS, two generous commissions from Barbet Schroeder, can also be added to this list.

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ROGER WATERS Is this the Life we Really Want? (Crossover Prog, 2017)

Review by rdtprog — It seems that it's been a very long time that I have heard some new material from Roger Waters and I
was glad to hear his voice on this new album. It's like his voice didn't change and was taking me back
to the 70's and the 80's with that Pink Floyd sound. The songs are divided into two kinds; the quiet
ones, and, the more upbeat songs where the tempo is faster. We can hear the same type of vocals echo
in the track "Bird in a Gale" that we heard in the past with Pink Floyd. The pace is starting to
pick up with "Picture That" showing some spacey keyboards, and a very nice melody. The music is also
rich in classical arrangements with violin and piano. "Broken Bones" is a song about war, a theme
cherishes by Roger over the years. "Smell the roses" is a more positive song remind me of "Money"
with a second part close to the atmosphere of Eloy/Pink Floyd with some spacey passages. The last
three tracks are connected in a suite finishing the album in a peaceful way. In conclusion, this is
for me more of a nostalgia thing than a great album that I enjoy but will enjoy even more Roger
Waters and Pink Floyd fans.

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ROGER WATERS Is this the Life we Really Want? (Crossover Prog, 2017)

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother — It's been half a century since former Pink Floyd bass player/frontman Roger Waters delivered his greatest solo artistic
statement with 1992's `Amused to Death', and despite the occasional new piece or cover song popping here and there, and
no shortage of multiple lengthy live tours, a full-length follow-up studio work had not emerged. Cue 2017, and the current
political climate has proven to be a huge inspiration in spurring the artist to kick up momentum, resulting in the Nigel
`Radiohead' Godrich produced `Is This The Life We Really Want?'. It's a new work that's instantly recognizable as a Waters solo
disc, holding plenty of the lyrical ammunition, raspy vocals, moody atmospherics and adventurous rock pieces the artist is
known for, with an equal number of exciting revelations and (whisper it) oddly disappointing elements.

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