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Message started by MickK on 7th Jun, 2010 at 9:34am

Title: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 7th Jun, 2010 at 9:34am
Fresh Prog # 1, Wednesday 9th June 2010, 8.00pm - Midnight (British Summer Time)

Hello and welcome to Show # 1 of SA's new four hour programme which highlights newly released and contemporary progressive and prog related albums and is tentatively entitled “Fresh Prog“. At present the show will only be on air every two months (roughly) but if things go well and it is well received it could feasibly be a monthly show of three hours.

The show will be repeated several times for different time zones over the following week and Darran will be confirming the times shortly.

The show will be put together by myself Mick, I was brought up musically with Yes and Genesis etc. in the seventies but I now like to incorporate new releases into my listening and when I suggested to Darran (ProgMaster) that there may be a niche on Stellar Attraction for a show that has new material as its platform, he was very enthusiastic and has given loads of help and encouragement.

The format will be that we showcase six albums that have been released in recent months on each show. There will be between 35 and 40 minutes played from each album and the tracks will be mixed up in a random mp3 player style. If you add that up that still leaves about 20 minutes left over and I intend to use this to have “intro” and “outro” tracks and possibly one in the middle of the show which will be from recent releases of the past few years.

OK now you have the basic idea for the show, please give me plenty of feedback (negative or positive), tell me if you don’t like the format. If you would really like a new released CD to be featured, let me know well in advance and I’ll give it some thought and see what I can do.

The six featured albums for Show # 1 are:
* “Artificial” by Unitopia
* “Mars Hollow” by Mars Hollow
* “MMX” by Mindgames
* “In The Wake Of Evolution” by Kaipa
* “Planet Earth” by The Watch
* “The Gathering Light” by Karnataka

The intro and outro tracks are by American band IZZ and French proggers Nemo from their fine 2009 albums "The Darkened Room" and "Barbares".

Three of the bands, Unitopia, The Watch and Kaipa are well known to SA listeners, I would say, while the other three are a bit more of an unknown quantity.

Mars Hollow: The band heralds from Southern California's San Fernando Valley and comprises four veteran musicians - John Baker (vocals/guitar), Jerry Beller (drums/vocals), Kerry Chicoine (bass/vocals) and Steve Mauk (keyboards/vocals). This is their debut album, released on the 10T label  and has been very well received, see here http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=9140 to see a five star review, so you can see it’s a goody !!!!

Karnataka: A prog band with Celtic and Folk influences from south Wales, they formed in the 90s and have had many line up changes with founder member Ian Jones the one constant factor. The Gathering Light  is their fourth studio album and has been subject to good reviews, see one here http://www.getreadytorock.com/reviews2010/karnataka2.htm Unfortunately the band fragmented yet again at the end of May 2010 with Lisa Fury (vocals), Ian Harris (drums) and Gonzalo Carrera (keyboards) leaving. Ian Jones and guitarist Enrico Pinna are the remaining members and are recruiting new band members.

Mindgames: Are a five piece Symphonic prog band from Belgium who formed originally in 1997, MMX is their third album in eight years. See here to see a review http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201008.php

So we have bands from Australia, USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden, Italy and France for show #1. Quite a nice international mix.

The complete playlist for the show is on the next post, as I'm running out of remaining characters. So please go there !!! thanks !

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 7th Jun, 2010 at 9:37am
The Playlist for Show #1
Here is the complete play list for the show.

1.  “Regret” - IZZ (4.32). From the album “The Darkened Room (2009)
2.  “Artificial World” - Unitopia (5.42). From the album “Artificial” (2010)
3.  “Eureka” - Mars Hollow (9.20). From the album “Mars Hollow” (2010)
4.  “Outside The Gloom” - Mindgames (8.49). From the album “MMX” (2010)
5.  “In The Wake Of Evolution” - Kaipa (10.57). From the album “In The Wake Of Evolution” (2010)
6.  “Earth” - The Watch (5.51). From the album “Planet Earth ?” (2010)
7.  “Tide To Fall” - Karnataka (5.36). From the album “The Gathering Light” (2010)
8.  “Reflections” - Unitopia (3.18). From the album “Artificial” (2010)
9.  “Wait For Me” - Mars Hollow (9.29). From the album “Mars Hollow” (2010)
10. “Destination Sky” - Mindgames (5.32). From the album “MMX” (2010)
11. “Smoke From A Secret Source” - Kaipa (9.24). From the album “In The Wake Of Evolution” (2010)
12. “Welcome To Your Life” - The Watch (6.11). From the album “Planet Earth ?” (2010)
13. “The Serpent And The Sea” - Karnataka (10.20). From the album “The Gathering Light” (2010)
14. “Gone In The Blink Of An Eye” - Unitopia (5.49). From the album “Artificial” (2010)
15. “Wild Animals” - Mars Hollow (7.10). From the album “Mars Hollow” (2010)
16. “The Source” - Mindgames (4.03). From the album “MMX” (2010)
17. “Folkia‘s First Decision” - Kaipa (2.33). From the album “In The Wake Of Evolution” (2010)
18. “Tourist Trap” - The Watch (7.22). From the album “Planet Earth ?” (2010)
19. “State Of Grace” - Karnataka (8.53). From the album “The Gathering Light” (2010)
20. “Tesla” - Unitopia (13.21). From the album “Artificial” (2010)
21. “Midnight” - Mars Hollow (5.07). From the album “Mars Hollow” (2010)
22. “Travels” - Mindgames (10.53). From the album “MMX” (2010)
23. “In The Heart Of Her Own Magic Field” - Kaipa (5.12). From the album “In The Wake Of Evolution” (2010)
24. “All The Lights In Town” - The Watch (8.15). From the album “Planet Earth ?” (2010)
25. “Moment In Time” - Karnataka (6.53). From the album “The Gathering Light” (2010)
26. “What Kind Of World” - Unitopia (9.36). From the album “Artificial” (2010)
27. “In Your Hands” - Mars Hollow (6.33). From the album “Mars Hollow” (2010)
28. “Glory Of Night” - Mindgames (7.52). From the album “MMX” (2010)
29. “Arcs Of Sound” - Kaipa (8.22). From the album “In The Wake Of Evolution” (2010)
30. “Something Wrong” - The Watch (7.41). From the album “Planet Earth ?” (2010)
31. “Forsaken” - Karnataka (12.24). From the album “The Gathering Light” (2010)
32. “L.O.I.” - Nemo (9.40). From the album “Barbares” (2009)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by fish_head on 7th Jun, 2010 at 6:17pm
gr8 news!!

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Yes Phreak on 7th Jun, 2010 at 7:38pm
Nice one Mick. [smiley=beer.gif]


Ill be listening. [smiley=DJ.gif]

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Macros the Black on 7th Jun, 2010 at 8:23pm
Sounds lovely but I am affraid I have other things to attend right then, is it going to be repeated ?

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 7th Jun, 2010 at 8:48pm

Macros the Black wrote on 7th Jun, 2010 at 8:23pm:
is it going to be repeated ?


Macros, yes it is going to be repeated several times over the following week. At present I don't know the times, thats up to Darran. He will be sending an email to everybody with the times and he will also post them on the forum. Thanks.

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Macros the Black on 7th Jun, 2010 at 8:56pm
cool, nice thank you  ;)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by ProgMaster on 7th Jun, 2010 at 9:48pm
Many, many thanks in advance for putting this together, Mick. [smiley=dankk2.gif]

Looking good people. 8-)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Dean on 9th Jun, 2010 at 2:05am
Hey Mickk,

Great Idea.  Some Unsettled by Dean Watson (me!) just got uploaded to the site and I was wondering if you could include it sometime?  It is prog, and certainly fresh!  Let me know if you need more info!

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by ProgMaster on 9th Jun, 2010 at 7:37pm
Not long to go now folks ... [smiley=DJ.gif]

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 9th Jun, 2010 at 7:43pm

Dean wrote on 9th Jun, 2010 at 2:05am:
Some Unsettled by Dean Watson (me!) just got uploaded to the site and I was wondering if you could include it sometime?


Dean, Programme # 3, scheduled for late September, is in the planning stage. Perhaps we could put a few tracks in then ?  :)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by pno74 on 9th Jun, 2010 at 7:46pm
8-) 8-) 8-)
[smiley=smoke.gif]

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Yes Phreak on 9th Jun, 2010 at 7:56pm
ditto that pno!! [smiley=DJ.gif] [smiley=party.gif] [smiley=DJ.gif]

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by alan sharkey on 9th Jun, 2010 at 8:01pm
I'm here and listening!!

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by pno74 on 9th Jun, 2010 at 8:05pm
Hi Dee and MickK :)

Thanks for the music !


Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 9th Jun, 2010 at 8:06pm
Everybody who's here, hope you enjoy it !!!!  ;)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Yes Phreak on 9th Jun, 2010 at 8:42pm
Great tunes there Mick.


Love the "Mars Hollow - Eureka". 8-) 8-)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by David Z on 10th Jun, 2010 at 12:53am
Great stuff, Mick! This was a truly "progressive" set imho, using the definition of that word that I know, being 50 years old and having listened to lots of Yes/Genesis/Pink Floyd beginning decades ago. I especially enjoyed:

Karnataka - Tide to Fall; The Serpent and the Sea; Forsaken
Uplifting, good guitar, cool lyrics and vocals.

Unitopia - What Kind of World?
Simply classic progressive, in its feel, musical variety (in this one song), vocals and lyrics

Mars Hollow - In Your Hands
Again, classic progressive -- very nice

Again, thanks!

- David Z.

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by fish_head on 10th Jun, 2010 at 11:19am
brilliant sess Mick  !!!gonna catch it again fri evening to

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by JestersTear on 10th Jun, 2010 at 7:43pm
dang--missed it.

when are the replays???

gr8 playlist mickk.

thanks for your hard work.

JT  :)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by ProgMaster on 10th Jun, 2010 at 8:52pm

JestersTear wrote on 10th Jun, 2010 at 7:43pm:
when are the replays???


Here you go, JT :-

http://www.stellar-attraction.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?virboard=playlist_progamme;num=1276030808

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by JestersTear on 11th Jun, 2010 at 12:49am
Go raibh maith 'ad Darran.

JT  :)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by fish_head on 11th Jun, 2010 at 9:10pm
here we go again!! [smiley=party.gif] [smiley=peace.gif]

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by David Z on 11th Jun, 2010 at 10:46pm
Hey Mick, I'm really liking this song called "Please help in the costs of running SA -- click on the Paypal..."

Er... um... well that's what it says on Winamp. Maybe it's Unitopia - Gone in the Blink of an Eye instead?

:)

- David Z.

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by JestersTear on 12th Jun, 2010 at 12:35am
Great playlist Mick.

[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Karnataka--excellente--bought it!!

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by Macros the Black on 12th Jun, 2010 at 3:50pm
Thank you mick Loved it last night here ... I must admit around midnight I felt asleep trough  ;)

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by alan sharkey on 12th Jun, 2010 at 6:10pm
Super set. I've got 3 of the albums (Kaipa, Watch and Karnataka)  and have just purchased Mindgames (all 3 of their albums). Can't say I liked Mars Hollow and I didn't hear enough of IZZ to make up my mind.

Cheers

Alan

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by MickK on 16th Jun, 2010 at 9:32pm
Thanks for the positive feedback everybody. Programme # 2 will be on air Wednesday 21st July 2010 and be repeated over the following week. It will feature tracks from the new albums by Mystery, Spock's Beard, Odyssice, The Pineapple Thief, Wolfspring and Karfagen, as well as single tracks by Big Big Train, Satellite and Leap Day. More details including a full play list nearer the time.

Until then I say "Cheers". :D

Title: Re: "Fresh Prog" Programme # 1
Post by ProgMaster on 16th Jun, 2010 at 9:35pm
Many, many thanks for putting this together, Mick. [smiley=dankk2.gif]

An excellent playlist and judging by the listening figures, a very, very popular first outing.

Here's looking to many more sessions. [smiley=DJ.gif]

Cheers.

Darran

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