Saturday, 19 December 2015

Review 2015

Today I will play my favourites of the year 2015, which was quite a tough choice, considering all the good albums that have been released.

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
My streaming URL

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Mammoth (USA)

Mammoth is a 3-piece-band from Los Angeles (git, b, dr). All members studied at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Since 2012 they have released 4 EPs. I will play the last two EPs 'Polymorphism' (2014) and 'Innate' (2015). The music is mostly instrumental with unusual chord progressions and heavy guitar riffs. After that I will play more from Quarterstorm, Discipline, Genesis and Yes.

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
My streaming URL

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Thieves' Kitchen - The Clockwork Universe (2015)

Thieves' Kitchen is a trio from the UK with additional musicians of Anglagard and ex-Sanguine Hum. The result is a jazzy type of modern prog with venturous chord changes throughout, over which hovers a gentle female voice. They have released now their sixth album. After that I will play more from Opeth, Mammoth, Hradistan, Marillion, Genesis and Yes. Duration 90 min.

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
My streaming URL

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Streaming on Floating Islands

I am starting streaming on my land on Floating Islands again.

Today I will play excerpts of:
- King Crimson: Live at the Orpheum (2014)
- Comedy of Errors: Spirit (2015)

On Floating Islands: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Besma/220/109/40
Sunday 2:00-3:30 pm SLT
Sunday 11-0:30 pm CET

My streaming URL

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Burnt Belief - Etymology (2014)

Burnt Belief is a project of guitarist Jon Durant and bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree). Their release 'Etymology' is an instrumental album with some electronic/jazz/fusion vibes.
After the album I will play more from Marillion, The Samurai of Prog and Pod Cerny Vrch.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30 pm SLT.
Sunday 2:00-3:30 am UTC
My streaming URL

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Comedy of Errors - Spirit (2015)

The Scottish band Comedy of Errors have now released their third album. After the highly acclaimed previous album 'Fanfare & Fantasy' can there still be an improvement? It seems to be possible! The current release is a concept album, which has a more classical and symphonic approach than their previous releases.
After the album I will play more from Marillion, Echolyn and Burnt Belief.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 2:00-3:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Saturday, 14 November 2015

King Crimson - Live at the Orpheum 2014

Today I am presenting you a 45-minutes live recording of the current King Crimson incarnation. Because of the short duration it can only serve as a teaser, and I hope that they will soon release a full concert recording. I was at the show in Edinburgh and it was terrific, one of the best live experiences I had.
After that I will play more from Saga, Yes, Genesis, Guapo, Anekdoten, Anathema and Centric Jones.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 2:00-3:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Monday, 9 November 2015

Streaming again soon!

First my apologies for my long absence. After I returned from holidays in Scotland my laptop's harddrive broke down. Buying a replacement PC was not an option, because I am currently residing in Japan, where no one speaks English and everything is in Japanese only, including operating systems and keyboards. So after involving friends in Germany, who were sending me Software, friends in Japan, who helped me buying a new harddrive at the Japanese amazon, much struggling with Kaspersky's anti-virus program, which really has a 'country code' (which means you can only activate the program in the country where you bought it, unless you buy the country-code-free version on their website!), I could finally set up my laptop again, yay! It only needs a few more programs to install and some recovery of settings and then I will be streaming again. Check out for notices!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Supertramp special

Supertramp cancelled their tour due to illness of singer and songwriter Rick Davies. He has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma – a kind of bone marrow cancer. Today I am playing Supertramp tracks that are mostly sung and written by Davies, trying to send all the good vibes and wishes into his direction.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Echolyn - I Heard You Listening (2015)

Echolyn is a band based in eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1989 they soon became one of the most important bands in the progressive rock revival since the 90's.
Today I am playing their latest release.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Moongarden - Voyeur (2014)

Moongarden is a band from Italy. Last year they released an interesting album, combining neo prog with modern sounds, some heavy riffs and electronica, which blends together surprisingly well.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500
Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water (1975)

Today I am playing the solo album of Chris Squire plus some other tracks from Yes and Squackett.

At Starport Omega, Saturday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Chris Squire

Silently falling down,
Bringing hope of future to the children.
Fills the air with a magic sound.
Giving light to sight that cannot see,
Hopefully

Chris Squire (4.3.1948 - 27.6.2015)

You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Sanguine Hum - Now We Have Light (2015)

Sanguine Hum is a neo-prog band from the UK, who has now released their third album. With their sophisticated compositions in a modern sound, their roots lie not so much in the classics of the 70's, more in Post Rock and Alternative Rock.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500

Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Sunday, 21 June 2015

IO Earth - New World (CD2) (2015)

First I am playing the bonus track from the Morpheus album that I skipped last week. Then follows the second CD of the great new release of IO Earth.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500

Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Morpheus, IO Earth

My upcoming show will include:

Morpheus - Rabenteuer (1976)
A great instrumental jazz/rock/fusion prog album from Germany.

IO Earth - New World (CD1) (2015)
Latest release of this neo prog act from the UK. The music melts modern prog with world music and film score elements. CD2 will follow next week.

At Starport Omega: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Felice/220/99/500

Saturday 6:00-7:30pm SLT.
Sunday 1:00-2:30am UTC
My streaming URL