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19 Dec 14

This coming Sunday, the 21st of December @ 7:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting '2014 - Review Of The Year' by DJ MickK !! "There is some top music and some great long tracks (the show lasts around 11 hours), I don't pretend that these are the best 60 prog / art rock albums / tracks of the year but there is a good cross section of new releases." For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK - including the complete re-run schedule for the following week.

3 May 14

This coming Wednesday, the 7th of May @ 8:00pm (BST), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 17' by DJ MickK !! This show features eight new releases. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK - including the complete re-run schedule for the coming week. Not to be missed !

27 Mar 14

The S.A. forum has been enhanced - it now has a dedicated Chat Room for members and also a 'Like' feature, whereby members have the option of 'liking' a thread if they approve, enjoy or appreciate the content being posted. Enjoy.

1 Mar 14

This coming Wednesday, the 5th of March @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 16 by DJ MickK !! With nine new releases in total - seven from 2014 and two from 2013. Groups featured are Huis, Dream The Electric Sleep, Yuka & Chronoship, 1974, Lee Abraham, Jeff Green Project, Transatlantic, Rick Miller and Marblewood. As always, for further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK - including the complete re-run schedule for the coming week. Not to be missed !

1 Jan 14

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !

20 Dec 13

This coming Sunday, the 22nd of December @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting a 'Review of 2013' by DJ MickK !! From DJ MickK himself "Yes Ladies and Gentlemen itís that time again when we look back over the past year and listen to some of the fine music from the progressive genre that has surfaced over the past 12 months. We have managed to assemble a show of just over 12 hours with 71 different artists and 71 different albums. Not a show that pretends to bring you the best albums of the year, we all have our opinions on the best albums of the year, but it does showcase the range and quality of the music that we are fortunate to hear from the great bands of the genre." As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the coming week on different dates and at different times, to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete list of tracks and artists featured, please see the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

26 Aug 13

This coming Wednesday, the 28th of August @ 8:00pm (BST), S.A. will be broadcasting Fresh Prog # 15 by DJ MickK !! There are twelve new releases featured in this broadcast - all music new to S.A. As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the coming week on different dates and at different times, to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete playlist, please see the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

9 Aug 13

All of the issues which were experienced over the course of past few months have now been totally corrected and S.A. is now been broadcasting as usual. Both the old, legacy tune-in links still operate and function as before, however, I have updated all of the links on the S.A. website to reflect the new dedicated server which S.A. is now streaming from. Therefore, nobody should be affected by any of the changes when tuning-in. As always, please accept my apologies for this unexpected inconvenience and for a full report, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum. Continue to enjoy.

24 Jun 13

Whilst the propagation of the domain names used on S.A.'s dedicated server is still taking place, all of the tune-in links listed on the S.A. website have been updated to the direct IP address of each specific media server. The music is being streamed as normal and the tune-in links on the website will provide direct access and connectivity to the media servers whilst correct propagation is underway. So, in the meantime, please use the tune-in links on the website to ensure direct access to the music being played. Again, please accept my apologies for this unexpected inconvenience. Once full stability with all of the domain names has been restored, I shall post on the discussion forum.

15 Jun 13

There is currently an issue with the propagation the domain names used on S.A.'s dedicated server. This is taking a lot longer than anticipated and as such, there is intermittent connectivity to the audio servers. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, the stream(s) will be available as soon as possible and I shall post a full report once normality has been restored.

7 May 13

This coming Friday, the 10th of May @ 9:00pm (BST), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 14' - by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! This session will feature "The best in the Jazzy / Fusiony / Wierdie side of Prog ! Still many toones never before heard on S.A. !" As always, for more, detailed information - including the complete re-run schedule please check out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani himself !! Not to be missed.

2 Apr 13

This coming Wednesday, the 3rd of April @ 8:00pm (BST), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 14' - by DJ MickK !! This session will feature a total of nine albums which were released in the first three months of 2013. As always, for more, detailed information - including the complete re-run schedule and playlist - please check out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !! Not to be missed.

1 Jan 13

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !

19 Dec 12

This coming Friday the 21st of December @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting a 'Review of 2012' - by DJ MickK !! "Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting a review of some of the best music of 2012 from the progressive genre over the Christmas period. The show lasts about 13 hours and will feature a cross section of different styles ranging from prog- metal to prog-folk and all the bits in between, so I hope you can take a break from the festivities and come along and listen at some time." - For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !!

5 Nov 12

This coming Friday the 9th of November @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 13' - by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! "Lucky 13 this month - tune in for the best in Prog / Jazz / Fusion / Wierdness" - For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !!

21 Oct 12

This coming Wednesday the 24th of October @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 13' by DJ MickK !! This is DJ MickK's latest installment in his series of broadcasts featuring new releases. As always, this will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week at various different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule and playlist, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !!

16 Sep 12

This coming Wednesday the 19th of September @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 12' by DJ MickK !! This is DJ MickK's latest installment in his series of broadcasts featuring new releases. As always, it will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week at various different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule and playlist, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !!

9 Aug 12

The source, SAM server has encountered a serious hardware failure and as such, the station is currently offline. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience, Work is constantly ongoing to resolve this issue and the station will be online again as soon as possible. In the meantime, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum for news as and when available. Many thanks for your patience.

7 May 12

A large amount of new music has been added to the Stellar Attraction database and regular programming. To see the complete list, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum. Please consider making a donation towards the running costs involved with S.A. - including the addition of new music by clicking on the PayPal button on the front page of the website - please note, you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation, just a valid debit or credit card. Many thanks !

9 Apr 12

This coming Wednesday the 11th of April @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 11' by DJ MickK !! This is DJ MickK's latest installment in his series of broadcasts featuring new releases. As always, it will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week at various different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule and playlist, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !!

27 Mar 12

This coming Friday the 30th of March @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting an interview with the author Mack Maloney regarding his latest book, UFO's In Wartime !! Along with the extensive interview (which is in two parts), select UFO themed music will also be played. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

20 Feb 12

Stellar Attraction's two streaming relay severs have now been decommissioned and are offline. For most of you this change will be unnoticeable, however, it is possible that some of you will of had one of the relay server's direct address bookmarked in your chosen Media Player - the solution for this scenario is very simple - use any of the tune-in links on the website to ensure an immediate connection to the streaming servers and the music being broadcast. Please also note, that Stellar Attraction is still broadcasting at exactly the same bit-rate and bandwidth with no change in audio quality whatsoever due to this change. For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum.

14 Jan 12

This coming Wednesday the 18th of January @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 10' by DJ MickK !! The next installment in his series of broadcasts featuring new releases, the focus of this session "... wraps up 2011 nicely by featuring eight albums which were released in November and December." As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the coming week on several different days and at different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule and playlist, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

4 Jan 12

This coming Friday the 6th of January @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 12 - Re-Loaded' !! This session will be a re-run of DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani's extremely popular New Year's Eve session but the original session running order will be randomised by our very own SAM server. Plus, there are even more additional tracks included than the original outing !! For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !!

1 Jan 12

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !

28 Dec 11

This coming Saturday the 31st of December @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 12' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! So, see in the New Year with DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani's usual unique blend of Prog, Jazz and craziness ! For further, more detailed information regarding this special New Year's Eve session, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !!

27 Nov 11

This coming Wednesday the 30th of November @ 8:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 9' by DJ MickK !! Continuing his long running series of broadcasts showcasing new releases - this latest installment is just under eight hours in length ! As always, it will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the coming week at various different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more in depth information, please check-out the thread on the discussion forum by DJ MickK himself - including the complete playlist and re-run schedule ! Not to be missed !!

8 Oct 11

Apologies for the downtime during the recent annual maintenance. A number of unexpected events and problems outside of our control resulted in additional delays in bringing the station to a normal, functioning state. For further, more detailed information, please check out the thread on the discussion forum. In the meantime, everything is now back to normal. Continue to enjoy.

19 Sep 11

During the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September, I will be performing essential maintenance to the source, SAM server. During this time there will be intermittent outage of the stream(s). Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that this will cause, however, this essential work will be completed as quickly as possible. During the course of this maintenance, a number of the core applications and components will be upgraded to the very latest versions to ensure that S.A. is kept up-to-date and will run as efficiently and as smoothly as possible. Please check out the discussion forum during these dates for live progress reports of the maintenance itself. Many thanks in advance for your patience.

9 Aug 11

This coming Friday the 12th of August @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting an interview with contemporary Prog Rockers 'Godsticks' !! The band talk at length about their latest release, 'Spiral Vendetta', forthcoming concerts and plans for their next album, amongst other topics. Along with the two-part interview, select tracks from both their debut EP and 'Spiral Vendetta' will be played. Please check-out the thread on the discussion forum for further information regarding this special broadcast.

17 Jul 11

The coming Wednesday the 20th of July @ 8:00pm (GMT), DJ MickK is with us again on S.A. with the latest installment of his series of sessions, 'Fresh Prog # 8' !! As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

22 May 11

This coming Wednesday the 25th of May @ 8:00pm (GMT), DJ MickK is back on S.A. with 'Fresh Prog # 7' !! Continuing his series of broadcasts featuring new releases, this session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week at various different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

21 Mar 11

This coming Wednesday the 23rd of March @ 8:00pm (GMT), DJ MickK is back on S.A. with 'Fresh Prog # 6' !! The sixth installment of DJ MickK's long-running series of very popular sessions, showcasing new releases. As usual, this session will be re-broadcast in full throughout the coming week on various days and at different times to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. As always, please check-out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum where DJ MickK has posted further, more detailed information including the entire programme's playlist !! Not to be missed.

8 Mar 11

This coming Friday the 11th of March @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 11' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From DJ HM himself - "While not exactly Fresh Prog, It is however Prog ... well most of it, OK, major parts of it - depending on your def - at any rate a real fine bunch o' tunes for ya. At least some of it will be new to some of you. It'll be great, really. This was originally set to appear around the holidays, but didn't quite get there...BUT it's here now and I'm damn pleased about it. As I hope you will be too." As always, this session will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. Please check out the thread on the popular discussion forum by HM himself for more, detailed information. See you there !!

15 Feb 11

This coming Friday the 18th of February @ 7:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting an 'IQ Session' - by DJ MickK !! This special broadcast celebrates the group's 30th Anniversary and will also feature tracks from side projects including Martin Orford, Jadis, The Lens, Flash Range and Darwin's Radio. As always, for further more detailed information (including the complete playlist), please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

8 Feb 11

This coming Friday the 11th of February @ 9:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting an interview with Mack Maloney !! Mack talks at length about his new release - the concept album 'Sky Club'. 'Sky Club' has been featured during regular S.A. programming for several months and is a fascinating selection of inter-linked cover songs and orignal tracks by Mack and his group. As always, please check-out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum for further information. Not to be missed !!

13 Jan 11

This coming Wednesday the 19th of January @ 8:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 5' by DJ MickK !! The fifth installment of DJ MickK's extremely popular series of broadcasts focuses on new releases by contemporary artists. As always, this session will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week at various times, to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information (including the complete sessions playlist), please check-out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

11 Jan 11

The interview with Jon Anderson has been uploaded to the S.A. website and is available for free download. Please use this link to download the interview. Enjoy.

1 Jan 11

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !!

20 Dec 10

This coming Wednesday the 22nd of December @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting an interview with Jon Anderson !! Als well as the interview, tracks from the new album by Jon and Rick Wakeman, 'The Living Tree' will be played along with select tracks from Jon's extensive solo career. As always, for further information, please check-out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

27 Nov 10

This coming Wednesday the 1st of December @ 8:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog # 4' by DJ MickK !! This is the fourth installment of DJ MickK's series of popular broadcasts showcasing contemporary artists with a focus on new releases. As always, this session will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week, to acccommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

26 Oct 10

This coming Friday the 29th of October @ 9:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting ' HM 10 ' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From HM himself - "Just in time for Halloween !! I've managed to scare up more of the usual ProgJazzWierd tracks you've all been accustomed to, plus a few seasonal surprises." As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself. Not to be missed !!

18 Sep 10

This coming Wednesday the 22nd of September @ 8:00pm (GMT) , Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog #3' by DJ MickK !! This is the third installment in DJ MickK's long running series of popular broadcasts showcasing contemporary artists and in particular, new releases. As always, this session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information, please see the thread on the upgraded discussion forum by DJ MickK himself !! Not to be missed.

2 Sep 10

Between Thursday, the 2nd of September and Monday the 6th of September, I will be performing essential maintenance to the website server. As such, the discussion forum will be offline during this period and the website will have occasional down-time whilst upgrades are taking place. However, the music will be totally unaffected and will broadcast throughout this time. As always, apologies in advance for any inconvenience but please rest assured - normal, full service will resume as soon as possible.

18 Jul 10

This coming Wednesday the 21st of July @ 8:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog #2' by DJ MickK !! The second installment in a long running series of broadcasts featuring contemporary artists and in particular, new releases. This session will be re-broadcast throughout the course of the following week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

3 Jul 10

Further CDs have been bought over the past few months and are gradually making their way onto the S.A. database. For a full list and more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the discussion forum. As always, donations are greatly appreciated. Please click on the PayPal button on the front page of the website. Also, you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation - just a valid credit or debit card. Enjoy.

29 Jun 10

The annual maintenance to the source, SAM server has be server has been successfully completed. S.A. is now running as normal again with all software on the source SAM server running on the very latest versions. Apologies for the downtime over the past weekend. For further information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum.

25 Jun 10

This coming weekend, Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of June, I will be performing essential maintenance to the source, SAM server. During this time there will be intermittent outage of the stream(s). Apologies in advance for this downtime, however, this annual maintenance is essential and downtime will be kept to a minimum. For further, more detailed information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum.

7 Jun 10

This coming Wednesday the 9th of June @ 8:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting 'Fresh Prog #1' by DJ MickK !! The first in a lengthy series of broadcasts, this session will focus on new releases and in particular, new artists. The vast majority of tracks featured having never before been played on S.A. !! As always, this session will be re-run in it's entirety throughout the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ MickK himself. Not to be missed !!

27 May 10

Stellar Attraction is delighted to announce the addition of an all new DJ - 'DJ MickK' !! Focusing on new artists and releases, DJ MickK's inaugural session will be broadcast early next month. The vast majority of music featured in these new broadcasts have never before been played on S.A. For further, more detailed information, please check-out the post within the news section of the popular discussion forum.

22 Mar 10

This coming Friday the 26th of March @ 9:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting HM 9 !! An all new session compiled by our resident 'jazz sage', DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From DJ HM himself "This will be all new music (for me) which has not been played in a session of mine before. Some new, some old, some strange ... there should be something for everyone !!" As always, this session will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the course of the coming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !! Not to be missed.

2 Jan 10

Due to demand, DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani 's 'HM 8' session - first broadcast on New Year's Eve - will be re-run this coming Sunday the 3rd of January @ 9:00pm (GMT) and again on Wednesday the 6th of January @ 3:00pm (GMT). The difference between these two re-runs and the original session is the playlist will be compiled by S.A.'s very own SAM server. For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum by HM himself.

1 Jan 10 A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !!
29 Dec 09

This coming Thursday the 31st of December @ 9:00pm (GMT),S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 8 - Giant Year End Blow Out' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! Featuring the finest, selected cuts of Prog - see the New Year in with style. For further information, please check-out the thread on the discussion forum by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani himself.

22 Nov 09

The interview with Rick Wakeman that was featured in the recent Rick Wakeman Session has now been placed on the S.A. website for free download. Please click here to download the interview. Enjoy.

10 Nov 09

This coming Friday the 13th of November @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting a Rick Wakeman Session !! This session will feature an interview with Rick where he talks on various topics. Along with the interview, it will also include a very large selection of tracks from Rick's career to date. As always, this session will be re-broadcast during the course of the following week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information please check-out the thread on the discussion forum, not to be missed !!

9 Aug 09

This coming Friday the 14th of August @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 7' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From S.A.'s resident 'Jazz Sage' himself - "This will be different from past sessions in this way - I will be choosing some past and present Prog classics, but no tune will clock in at under 10 minutes ... so we will be investigating the 'long form' in Progressive music ..." As always, this session will re-broadcast throughout the course of the following week, to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum - by DJ HM himself. Not to be missed !!

26 Jul 09

Having recently been upgraded, the popular discussion forum has now been enhanced !! It now boasts a dedicated Chat Room for forum members, an Event Calendar and also a daily total of members and guests that visit the forum. There is also a quick-start guide to using the Chat Room that will have you up-and-running in no time at all. If you haven't already done so, now is the time to join !!

14 Jul 09

The discussion forum has been upgraded to the very latest version - YaBB 2.4 !! With numerous extra features, bug fixes and improved load-times of pages, this now makes the popular discussion forum as sleek and up-to-date as possible. Also, with the new RAID hard disk drives now installed within the source SAM server, the simply huge amount of new music that has been bought over the course of the past few months is finding it's way onto the database and programming !!

27 May 09

As previously mentioned (and due to popular demand), the recent 'Patrick Moraz Session' will be re-broadcast  @ 3:00pm (GMT) on Thursday the 28th of May !! As before, this broadcast will feature an interview conducted with Patrick himself and will also include a large selection of songs from his extensive re-mastered solo releases and tracks from his time with 'Yes', 'Refugee' and 'Mainhorse'. Not to be missed !!

17 May 09

This coming Friday the 22nd of May @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting a 'Patrick Moraz Session' !! This special broadcast will feature an interview conducted with Patrick himself where he talks at length about his solo career, his time with 'Refugee' and 'Yes' and his latest release, the album 'Change Of Space'. Along with the interview, this session will feature a large selection of music from Patrick's recently re-released back-catalogue. This session will be re-broadcast during the following week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, please check-out the thread on the popular discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

12 May 09

Our webhost is moving our dedicated website server to a new Data Centre on the morning of Saturday the 16th of May. This will involve a physical move of the server itself and whilst downtime will occur as a result of this move (starting at approximately 6:00am (GMT) and being resolved by early in the afternoon of the same day), the music will continue to stream without interruption during this time. This move will mean that the dedicated S.A. website server is connected to a blisteringly-fast Tier 1 connection, has 24/7 onsite engineers and a fully redundant power back-up system in place. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused but we have been assured that downtime will be kept to a minimum.

15 Mar 09

This coming Friday the 20th of March @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'FUSion09' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! Basking in the success of numerous past sessions, S.A.'s resident 'Jazz Sage' has lovingly compiled another, totally fresh session !! From DJ HM himself - "Well folks, once again it's session time! This time around will be a variation of the Fusion Sessions of the past. There will be much new music - some you could catagorize as Prog Instrumental, some more heavily Jazz/Rock influenced and some you may not even catagorize as Fusion - but since Fusion by it's very nature infers a fusing of many musics - then who's to say ? It will all be good". As usual, this session will be re-run in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule, please check out the thread on S.A.'s popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself. Not to be missed !!

14 Jan 09

The discussion forum has been upgraded to the very latest version YaBB 2.3.1 !! With numerous new features and enhancements, please feel free to check it out now and if you haven't joined - now is the time to do so, for free !!

6 Jan 09

This coming Thursday the 8th of January @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting a re-run of DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani's 'Mellotron Marathon'  - this re-run will be re-mixed by our very own SAM server !! As usual, for further information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !! Enjoy.

1 Jan 09 A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !!
24 Dec 08

On Wednesday the 31st of December @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting a 24 Hour Mellotron Marathon by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! See in the New Year with 24 hours of the best 'Tron music !! For further, more detailed information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum by DJ HM himself !!

30 Nov 08

This coming Friday the 5th of December @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 6' - a very special session compiled by our resident 'Jazz Sage' - DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From DJ HM himself - '...There will be a minor theme ... many of the tunes will feature the flute - but not every track ... there will be plenty of surprises as well ... and LOTS of new music to S.A. !!' This session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week. For further, more detailed information, please check out the thread on the discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

23 Nov 08

This coming Friday the 28th of November @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting a 48 Hour Pink Floyd Marathon !! Spanning the entire career of Pink Floyd to date, this session will also feature solo material from the band's members. For further information, please see the thread on the popular discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

1 Nov 08

A simply huge amount of CDs have been purchased and added to the Stellar Attraction database and programming !! Please check out the thread on the popular discussion forum for further, more detailed information. Also, there are several special sessions and broadcasts in the pipeline, so be sure to check back for further details as and when they become available.

27 Jul 08

This coming Friday 1st of August @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting 'HM 5 - Redux' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !!This is a one-off re-broadcast of DJ HM's last outing but this time, tracks for the session will be randomly mixed by our very own SAM server !! DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani has already started a thread on the upgraded discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

5 Jul 08

The discussion forum is now back online having been fully upgraded to the very latest version - YaBB 2.2.2 !! With all topics, threads, posts and membership details intact, there are an extensive number of new features. You should also now notice improved load times of pages due to the move to our own dedicated website server. Please feel free to check it out and sign-up if you haven't already done so. Enjoy !!

25 Jun 08

Due to several technical issues, the website server fell offline around the 10th of June. Furthermore, we experienced numerous difficulties in propagating and controlling the DNS settings for the domain name - essentially letting the internet know where the website for S.A. physically resided. However, the music has played constantly and without interruption whilst the website was offline. I'm now delighted to announce that the S.A. website is back online and is now residing on it's own dedicated server !! With a huge increase in both processing power and storage capacity, many of the core server-side applications are running on the very latest versions. Also, whilst the website was offline, I took the opportunity to service the source, SAM server and fully upgrade and configure the SAM software to the very latest version - 4.3.6  !! The forum is currently being uploaded and configured to the very latest YaBB version - with all memberships and posts remaining intact !! I hope to have the popular forum back online as soon as possible and I will be posting a full update as to what has occurred and provide more in-depth information as to the extensive list of enhancements that have also taken place. Please accept my sincere apologies for this extended downtime. Continue to enjoy !!

1 Jun 08

This coming Friday 6th of June @ 9:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting 'HM 5' !! An all new session compiled by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! "... over 18 HOURS of the finest collection of Progressive Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Classical, Weirdness and many, many tracks never before heard on S.A. !!" As usual, this session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further, more detailed information (including the complete re-run schedule), please check out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum by DJ HM himself. Not to be missed !!

19 May 08

As part of the ongoing mission to enhance the S.A. listening experience, the 32 kbps Stream has been upgraded from the MP3 format to the AAC+ format !! This upgrade will provide significantly enhanced audio quality (broadcasting in both Parametric Stereo and at 44.1 kHz) for listeners tuning-in to the 32 kbps stream. As the AAC+ encoder allows for excellent audio quality at low-bit rates, it can also be used as an alternative for Broadband listeners when the 128 kbps MP3 server is full. For further information, please see the thread on the discussion forum. Enjoy !!

15 May 08

Starting tomorrow, Friday 16th of May @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting Part Two of DJ Madzilla's series featuring 'The Beatles' (and the member's solo material) !! As usual, this session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the forthcoming week to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information (including the complete re-run schedule) please read the thread on the discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

10 May 08

Whilst I was away from S.A. Headquarters, due to numerous technical issues the stream(s) fell offline. Although there are several automatic recovery solutions in place in the event of problems occurring whilst I am not physically present, these were insufficient to deal with the specific issue. However, I am delighted to advise that I have returned and everything is now running as normal again. Sincere apologies for this extended downtime and in the meantime, continue to enjoy.

9 Apr 08

We are currently in the process of enhancing the S.A. website. As the final step of 'Phase 3a', this will conclude with an increase in the website server's capacity (essentially to accommodate the ever increasing website traffic) and upgrades to a number of the core applications and website services. During this enhancement process, there may be interruptions to website access and in particular, the popular discussion forum. The stream itself will be totally unaffected whilst this upgrade is taking place, however, apologies for any occasional interruptions that you may encounter when attempting to view the S.A. website - these will hopefully be kept to a minimum.

27 Feb 08

Due to a power outage on the morning of Tuesday, 26th February, the source SAM server went offline and the normal, automatic re-boot under such circumstances failed. Also, the SAM server failed to start manually. As such, the stream was offline until Wednesday evening, however, this has now been fixed and the stream is running as normal again. Sincere apologies for this outage and many thanks for your patience whilst the stream was offline.

23 Jan 08

The website has undergone a facelift !! It now features the track coming up next, a picture of the album that the currently playing track is taken from and when clicked, takes you directly to the appropriate page on Amazon.com for further information and the option to buy the CD itself !! The S.A. Merchandise Shop is now also fully functioning and online. Feel free to take a look and maybe even purchase an exclusive S.A. t-shirt, mug or bag. Other technical enhancements have also been made with further enhancements due to go online soon. Also, there are several Guest DJ Sessions on the horizon and other special programming. As usual, watch this space !!

1 Jan 08

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !!

28 Dec 07

On Saturday, 29th December @ 6:00pm (GMT), S.A. will be broadcasting a '2007 Year End BLOWOUT Session' !! A compilation of music from DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani, mixed by our very own SAM server !! The session is over 24 hours in length and for further information, check-out the thread on the discussion forum including a handy time-conversion link !!

9 Dec 07

This coming Friday, 14th December @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting an 'A NEW AMAZING FANTASTIC PROG SESSION - HM4' by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! Featuring a large selection of tracks never played on S.A. before, this session will be re-broadcast over the course of the following week to accommodate as many different international time-zones as possible. For further information, please check out the thread on the discussion forum, including the complete re-run schedule. Not to be missed !!

6 Nov 07

This coming Friday, 9th November @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting  a session featuring 'The Beatles', lovingly compiled by our new Guest DJ - Madzilla !!This is the first of four sessions that will be aired over the coming months. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule, please see the thread on the discussion forum by DJ Madzilla herself. Not to be missed !!

14 Sep 07

The source SAM Server has had another increase in storage capacity to accommodate the ever increasing amount of music now held on file. Over forty Gigabytes of music has been added to the database in the past month alone with more CDs on their way. Also, further enhancements to the website are due to go online soon - as usual, watch this space !!

31 Jul 07

This coming Friday, 3rd August @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting a 'Mellotron Marathon' by Guest DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From HM himself - ". . . as you well may discern from the title, each track in this session will feature the unmistakable, incredibly evocative sound of the Mellotron ! All of the most popular 'tron artists will be represented, like Genesis, King Crimson, Moody Blues etc...   but I've also tried to throw in some unusual selections as well ! And... like all of my past sessions it will contain many tracks never before heard on S.A." As usual, this session will be re-broadcast in it's entirety throughout the following week, to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. As usual, please use this handy link to convert GMT into your own, local time-zone and for further details, please check out the thread on the discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

26 May 07

We have been advised by our Streaming Host that they are carrying-out essential maintenance and upgrades on Saturday, 26th May between 11:00pm and 4:00am (GMT) at the Data Centre in London where our ShoutCast servers reside. During this time, there may be brief interruptions to the S.A. stream, however this will not involve a full outage. As has been outlined by our stream host, this work has been scheduled during 'off-peak' hours. This is essential work and will ensure an even more resilient, reliable and improved service for all S.A. listeners. This work does not conflict with DJ Silver's Fish Marathon which is being re-broadcast throughout the course of this week. Apologies in advance if you are listening during this time and experience a drop in connection. Please be patient and keep re-attempting to tune-in if you are affected. As usual, for further information, please check-out the thread on the S.A. discussion forum.

14 May 07

On Friday, 25th of May @ 9:00pm we will be broadcasting a 'Fish Marathon' by Guest DJ Silver !! Basking in the success of his previous sessions, in particular his previous two Marillion Marathons, DJ Silver now brings you over twelve hours of music from Fish - spanning his entire career to date !! As usual, this session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week - to accommodate as many international time-zones as possible. For further information, please check-out the thread on the discussion forum with the re-run schedule already within the forum's new 'Event Calendar'. Not to be missed !!

9 May 07

The Stellar Attraction discussion forum has undergone a face-lift !! There is now a dedicated Chat Room where members can talk to each other online. Also, members now have access to the Media Centre where there are already numerous Prog-related YouTube video-clips ready for viewing !! Finally, there is an online 'Event Calendar'  where members and guests can easily see forthcoming events, special programming, 'Marathon Sessions' and Guest DJ Sessions - all of this within the comfort of the discussion forum !! If you haven't joined, now is the time to do so - for free !!

16 Mar 07

Stellar Attraction is privileged to have been provided with a copy of the forthcoming single 'See It Like A Baby' by Marillion. Taken from their new album, 'Somewhere Else' which is released on 9 April 07 with the single being released on 26 March 07. 'See It Like A Baby' will be played on numerous occasions throughout the coming week. Many thanks to Marillion and particulary Lucy Jordache - for  further information, including pre-order details, simply visit the group's website. Enjoy.

18 Feb 07

This coming Monday, 19th February @ 9:00pm (GMT), we will be broadcasting Fusession II by Guest DJ  - Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From HM himself "Now fusion, or jazz fusion to be more descriptive, means different things to different people. My personal definition is of the Jazzier side of Progressive music..usually containing a blend of rock, jazz and even classical elements. Hopefully, if you weren't here last year for the first session,  you'll find some music you've never heard before or even thought of hearing before. An expanding of the Progressive horizon as it were..." As is the usual case with sessions, Fusession II will be re-run throughout the course of the coming week, covering as many different time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule, check out the thread on the discussion forum. See you there !!

1 Jan 07

A very Happy New Year to all of our listeners !!

9 Dec 06

This coming Friday, 15th December @ 9:00pm (GMT), Stellar Attraction will be broadcasting a Guest DJ session compiled by DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! From HM himself "As in past sessions there will be a plethora of Prog Tracks of various size, shape and flavour ! Most tracks, if not all, have never been played on S.A. before. There is no definite theme throughout, though various groupings of tracks will have their own theme. There will be some oddities and quite a few surprises". As usual, this session will be re-broadcast in full throughout the course of the coming week, accommodating as many different time-zones as possible. For further information, including the complete re-run schedule, check out the discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

19 Nov 06

Our streaming host has moved to a new Data Centre. This will ensure even greater stability and reliability for our listeners. As a result of this change, our tune-in IP Address has changed. All of the tune-in links on the website have been updated accordingly, however, if you have Stellar Attraction bookmarked within your chosen Media Player, be sure to tune-in using one of the updated links on the website and re-bookmark us now !!

1 Nov 06

This coming Friday, 3rd November @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting an Album Session by guest DJ Lithium !! The album in focus is 'Imaginos' by the Blue Oyster Cult. For further information regarding this session, check out the discussion forum where Lithium talks about this choice. As usual, this session will be re-broadcast during the course of the following week - times and dates are on the forum. Enjoy.

25 Sep 06

This coming Friday, 29th September @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting an exclusive set of 'mini-marathons' compiled by guest DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !! The session comprises of six different artists back-to-back - Genesis, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Brand X, Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel. The session will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week - check out the discussion forum for further information and the complete re-run schedule !!

21 Sep 06

The bandwidth on the main, 128 kbps broadband server, has been increased to accommodate the volume of listeners tuning-in. Also, the bit rate of the dial-up server has been increased to 32 kbps, giving enhanced audio quality for our dial-up listeners. Enjoy.

12 Sep 06

'Silver Session IV' will be broadcast this coming Friday, 15th September @ 9:00pm (GMT) and will be repeated in it's entirety throughout the course of the following week !! Featuring over twelve hours of the finest cuts in Progressive Rock - as personally compiled by Silver - the session features a simply huge amount of music never before played on S.A. As usual, for further information (including the complete re-run schedule) please check out the discussion forum. Not to be missed !!

16 Aug 06

This coming Friday, 18th August @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting an Album Session by DJ Lithium. The album in focus for this session is 'Choose Your Masques' by Space Rock legends, Hawkwind. As usual, check out the discussion forum for further information, including the complete re-broadcast schedule. See you there when the hair goes on the air !!

7 Jun 06

This coming Friday, 9th June @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting DJ Lithium's debut session on S.A. !! Playing his own select cuts of music with a "mellow, chilled flavour ...", the session will be repeated in full during the course of the coming week. As usual, check out the discussion forum for more, detailed information and use this handy link to convert GMT into your own time-zone. See you there !!

5 Jun 06

Even more music added to the ever-expanding playlist !! Artists include Pendragon, Heaven, Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz, Ozric Tentacles and Ethos to name but a few.

24 May 06

This coming Friday, 26th May @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting a 'Fusion' session by guest DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani !!Featuring eclectic, finest-cuts of 'Fusion' - never before played on S.A. !! As usual, check out the thread on the discussion forum for further information and complete re-run schedule - this session will be played again several times during the course of the coming week. Also, use this handy link to convert GMT into your own time-zone. See you there !!

19 May 06

Latest additions to the constantly updated playlist include, David Gilmour, Fish, ELO, Genesis, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, Jeronimo Road and Velofax to name but a few ... There are more 'Marathon Sessions', Special Programming and Guest DJ Sessions in the pipeline. Be sure to check back regularly for updates as and when they occur !!

22 Mar 06

This coming Friday 24th March @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting a session complied by guest DJ Heracleum Mantegazziani. Amongst many tracks never before played on S.A., HM II, will also feature a tribute to the late, great Dr. Robert Moog. The session will also be re-broadcast in full on Wednesday 29th March @ 9:00am (GMT). Use this handy link to convert GMT into your own time zone. Enjoy.

20 Mar 06

Due to the work of Tim E (webmaster of the Syn and Yesservices websites), the issue with the front ('home') page of the S.A. website not displaying properly in either Netscape or Firefox browsers has been resolved. Many thanks Tim - greatly appreciated !!

7 Mar 06

Due to demand, the interview with Steve Nardelli of the Syn (broadcast last Friday) will be broadcast again over the course of this week at the following times - 8 Mar - 2:00 am (GMT), 9 Mar - 4:00 am (GMT), 10 Mar - 3:00 pm (GMT), 10 Mar - 9:00 pm (GMT). Use this handy link to convert GMT into your own time-zone. Enjoy.

1 Mar 06

This coming Friday 3rd March @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting an all new interview with Steve Nardelli of the Syn !! Amongst many other topics, Steve talks about the forthcoming U.S West Coast dates, European leg of the current tour, forthcoming Syn releases and his ongoing writing partnership with Chris Squire. Not to be missed !!

25 Feb 06

Latest additions to the playlist include music by Epidaurus, Aunt Mary, Rick Wakeman, Dark, Vangelis and Warm Dust to name but a few. Enjoy.

15 Feb 06

This coming Friday 17th of February @ 9:00pm (GMT) we will be broadcasting a session compiled by DJ Silver !! Basking in the success of his recent 24 Hour Marillion Marathon - Silver Session III is a compilation of the finest in Progressive Rock with many tracks never before played on S.A.

12 Jan 06

Unfortunately our internet connection failed for several hours today, resulting in the radio being offline for most of the day (GMT). However, we are pleased to advise that the problem has been identified and fixed by our ISP. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

5 Jan 06

Our streaming host has moved onto a new subnet. This has rectified the occasional intermittent buffering that has occurred of late and will provide improved stability in the radio stream. As a result of this, our IP Address has changed. All of the tune-in links on the website have been updated accordingly, however, if you have the radio stream bookmarked within your chosen Media Player, please be sure to re-bookmark us now !!

1 Jan 06

Very best wishes for the New Year to all our listeners !!

 

   
 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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