The European Perspective
By The Amazing Wilf
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The Amazing Wilf, cynic, mystic and occasional fool, takes you on a wonderful journey through the heady world of British and European progressive music. From the days of the sixties and seventies, when this stuff actually sold, through the New Wave Of British Progressive Rock in the mid-1980s, and bang up-to-date with the new blood. This music has never been more diverse or interesting, but in the competitive world of downloads and global marketing it's difficult for today's progressive acts to get the exposure they deserve and need to thrive. Wilf, therefore, concentrates on getting music by the small bands 'out there', while having a damn good time and a few laughs on the way.
||CleanThe European Perspective 250.15||In this episode of The European Perspective: Simon Thompson‘s top ten since 2000 for TEP250 The winner of last episode’s prize draw is announced A preview of next weekend’s Resonate festival – 8th September at the O2 Academy,||1 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 254||In this episode of The European Perspective: An interview with Roie Avin, talking about his recently released book Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums. Enter our prize draw to win a copy of the book! Martin is back with Progradar’s Picks,||11 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 253||Part 2 of the cover versions feature shows, with thanks to Matt Baber, Jeramy Essary, Leo Trimming, AJ Giordano, James Turner, Rick Easton and Leon Camfield for their requests. Transatlantic – Sylvia (03:51) from Kaleidoscope,||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective #252||In a break from the European Perspective 250s, this week’s show is given over entirely to cover versions – some prog, and some not so prog! This is the first of two cover versions specials, with the other being published next week.||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 250.14||In this Midsummer’s Eve episode of The European Perspective: Johan Mårtensson, our most loyal Swedish listener, chooses his Top Ten progressive music releases since 2000 for TEP250 Martin’s Progradar’s Picks feature starfish64, Southern Empire,||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 250.13||In this episode of The European Perspective: A TEP250 Top Ten from one of the show’s longest-standing supporters, songwriter, musician and wit extraordinaire, Simon Godfrey. We also spin a few tunes from Simon’s extensive back catalogue,||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 250.12||In this episode: Martin Hutchinson of Progradar joins me for the whole show to talk about his Top 20 albums since 2000 for TEP250. This is a very prog show indeed. No, seriously. None more prog. Transatlantic – All Of The Above (30:59) from SMPTe,||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe European Perspective 250.11||In this week’s European Perspective: Leon Camfield‘s Top Ten for the TEP250. For anyone who doesn’t know him, Leon is a talented multi-instrumentalist and singer (best known in the prog community as drummer with Tinyfish) and a previous guest pres||5 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The review title says it all! Every episode has undiscovered gems waiting to leap out at you. There's old stuff and new music to discover, all from within the EU. Bands you've never heard of, but will be searching for after one listen - this show is costing me serious money with all the CDs I'm having to buy. For any lover of prog - in all it's forms - listen to this show
Prog Never Sounded So Good.
One of the rare breed of podcasts that always keeps you on your toes, the European Perspective has proved to be an utterly unique beast in the confusing forest of Progressive Rock radio. Your host is the Amazing Wilf, a man with a natural talent for finding new and exciting ways in which to present what has become to most, a tired and worn out genre. His shows usually centre around a loose theme which allows Wilf to unfold a unique narrative in the material he presents. One week it could be a program about the lost classics of the genre, the next could be about the cutting edge of Nu Prog. He's not afraid to challenge your preconceptions and in doing so, there is always something interesting to discover. The programme is held together with Wilf’s laconic and disarming wit between the songs which is mixed with a gentle confidence that only comes with knowing your subject matter inside out. I'm usually not a 5 star kind of guy but this show is highly recommended.
One of the best
One of the best prog rock podcasts around, with an eclectic mix of prog, a great introduction to new music and a DJ who isn't annoying (most of the time); he's just about found the balance between being informative without being dry and adding a touch of whimsical wit to proceedings.
A minor quibble something that should not put anyone off is that there is too much of it (is that really a problem) more than four hours of podcast with no chapters makes it a tad difficult to find particular bits should you ever want to revisit them.