Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 043)

Hello, and welcome to Episode 43 of the Minstral Show!

This week’s show offers a good solid variety of music from Psychedelic Pop to Progressive Rock, and then some, by a great cast of bands and artists from Australia to Iceland, Japan to Germany, and the US to UK including, Steve Hackett, Brother Speed, Sir Robin & The Longbowmen, Hats off Gentlemen its Adequate, Aeon Satori, Kikagaku Moyo, The Dandelion Seeds, Corners, and Psychic Ills.

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SET: 01

Steve Hackett starts us off with “Waters of the Wild” taken from his 2006 album “Wild Orchids”

“Waters of the Wild”, is another masterful song by Steve Hackett with Poetic lyrics, infectious hooks in a Psychedelic wave with a foot tapping beat. I loved this song right off the bat, no question, and believe this would be a great song played live and over the radio…one of many brilliant tunes by Steve Hackett.

Following Steve Hackett is Aussie / UK band “Brother Speed” with their 2013 debut single “Let Me Be”.

Brother Speed originally started as a side project for guitarist and vocalist Darius Navidzadeh, one of the founding members of Sydney band “Underlights”.

With “Let Me Be” you get a unique blend of psychedelic pop and shoe gaze rock. An Infectious tune with all the waves and right hooks to knock you out.

Next up is Dresden band “Sir Robin & The Longbowmen” with “I Would Like” taken from their January 2016 album “Sir Robin & The Longbowmen”

“I would Like” is a retro 60’s Progressive Psychedelic Pop tune that really connects as the hooks are laced with nostalgia and a satisfying blend of Mellotron, Organ, Guitars, Vocals, Bass, and Drums.

A good anchor to a great Progressive Psychedelic Pop set to start off episode 43 of the Minstral Show…and with that said, here comes the music.

SET: 02

Our second set of music begins with UK group “Hats off Gentlemen its Adequate” with Part one of their December 2017 album “Broken but Still Standing” …actually, it’s the first four songs of the album covering about 15 minutes with Vent, Almost Familiar, Lucato Lucy and Lucy.

Broken But Still Standing is a science / science fiction concept album that follows the story of human evolution, from LUCA, the last universal common ancestor of all current life on earth, via Lucy, to conflict and eventual symbiosis with artificial intelligence.

If I was to compare this original music to others from the past, I’d say there is a definite Pink Floyd and Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds feel to this music with a Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues flute that pleases the progressive rock passions in me. Certainly, this is a must listen for progressive rock fans who like classical elements in their music as I do. An amazing performance not to miss.

Aeon Satori follows with “Eyes Open” (Behold the Pale Horse) a 2017 Progressive Rock single from their forthcoming album.

"Eyes Open" Reminds me of the Alan Parsons Project and 70’s Genesis, but the music stands on its own with good lyrics that give substance to the thoughts and atmosphere many are feeling today. “Eyes Open” is one of the very Best Progressive Rock songs of 2017.

Closing the set is Japan’s “Kikagaku Moyo” with “Smoke and Mirrors” taken from their May 2014 Album “Forest of Lost Children”…This song knocked me off my feet when I first heard it,… and still does… a Progressive Psychedelic rock masterpiece that screams “10 years after”, or “Country Joe and the Fish”, take your pick; and Hawkwind’s build up in “Spiral Galaxy” from warriors on the edge of time. The song has a unique Woodstock feel to it that has me addicted…a great tune to close out this progressive set of music which is Almost familiar with Open Eyes to Smoke and Mirrors; on the Minstral Show.

SET: 03

Our 3rd set is a return to the colorful Psychedelic waves of the 60’s with “The Dandelion Seeds”, “Corners”, and “Psychic Ills”

From Reykjavík, Iceland, The Dandelion seeds start us off with “The Waiting Game” taken from their 2013 self titled album “The Dandelion Seeds”

“The Waiting Game is a psychedelic / garage rock tune that takes the heart, mind and soul back to the 60’s with a robust hook laden music that is hard not to like. I love the concept of the name of this band “The Dandelion Seeds” as it brings to mind the power of flowers which quickly multiply in all their golden beauty across lawns, valleys and mountains to blanket spring just as an infectious song can spreads across the minds of the masses across the world…a really neat concept when thinking about how music can influence the future…hey, it’s the music revolution.

Following “The Dandelion Seeds” is L.A. California band “Corners” with “Automatic Man” a mellow laid back Sunday afternoon sunny beams shining through the basement window kind of song.

Corners is what happens when you put new wave, psychedelic rock and punk together…just shake and you get a unique experience that captures a place of twilight in your head that leans back to past eras of rock…heavy and mellow

From NY, NY, the “Psychic Ills” close the set with “I Don’t Mind” taken from their 2016 album “Inner Journey Out” …“I don’t Mind” is a bluesy psychedelic country tune to ease the mind on this sun setting Sunday afternoon and a good song to close out this weeks episode of the minstral show.

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And now The Waiting Game belongs to the Automatic Man, and I don’t mind, only on the Minstral Show… have a good week everyone!

The Minstral Show – (Episode 043)


SET 01
Steve Hackett – Waters of the Wild
Brother Speed – Let Me Be
Sir Robin & The Longbowmen – I Would Like

SET 02
Hats off Gentlemen its Adequate – Vent, Almost Familiar, Lucato Lucy, Lucy
Aeon Satori – Eyes Open (Behold the Pale Horse
Kikagaku Moyo – Smoke and Mirrors

SET 03
The Dandelion Seeds – The Waiting Game
Corners – Automatic Man
Psychic Ills – I Don’t Mind


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