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Infinite Ceiling
Thursday July 28th, 2022 with Sean McFee
Four groups

Showcasing a few things I picked up recently.
Infinite Ceiling Theme
David Murphy - Canadian
Brand new release on Cuneiform, excellent modern American prog in the echolyn tradition. You can get the physical CD from Wayside Music, and of course they're on Bandcamp:
Bubblemath - Turf Ascension - Cuneiform New
Bubblemath - Turf Ascension - Cuneiform New
Kestrel was a British one-off who released their only album in 1975. The songs are generally shorter for this genre, with the longest at 7½ minutes, but the songwriting and musicianship are great. The 2-CD reissue includes alternate takes, single edits, and a non-album single.
The Acrobat
Kestrel - Kestrel - Eclectic
Wind Cloud
Kestrel - Kestrel - Eclectic
August Carol
Kestrel - Kestrel - Eclectic
I assume most people listening to this show are familiar with Nektar. Recently I read them described as "progressive pop", the idea being that for all the Mellotrons and suites, they never strayed too far from the melodic hook. Anyway I never got this reissue until recently, so here is half of it. Along with "A Tab in the Ocean" and "Remember the Future", I believe it is considered one of their classics.

Oh, and because I totally planned this, Nektar has just been announced as playing ProgDay this year. ...
Side 2
Nektar - Journey to the Centre of the Eye - Purple Pyramid
The Van der Graaf Generator tribute set.

I just picked up the 2021 Terry Brown remix of Discipline's "Unfolded Like Staircase". Loaned to me by longtime friend of the show Brad back in the day, I didn't initially warm to it. Revisiting it all these years later, while there are certainly VdGG-derivative parts, it's a fine slab of (then) contemporary prog. To complete the set and the show, I have paired it with another VdGG-influenced group, Italy's Areknames.

Areknames appears on the Italian Black Widow label, who have released many a worthy dark/Gothic prog album. If you're interested in checking out a full show from that label, here it is:
Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase - Strung Out Records
The Web of Years
Areknames - Love Hate Round Trip - Black Widow
Interactive CKCU
Linda has approval of bubblemath

9:28 PM, July 28th, 2022
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