When it comes to finding the legitimate inheritors of the legacy of Pink Floyd’s dystopian psychedelic prog phase (in particular, ANIMALS), there are only three serious contenders: Airbag; Dave Kerzner; and Cosmograf. While all three are excellent, Cosmograf has consistently honored the tradition while progressing in the most existentialist ways possible. Airbag might be more atmospheric, and Kerzner might be poppier, but no one does what Cosmograf does when it comes to angst and intensity.
Welcome to our eighth podcast, recorded June 14, 2016. This 2+ hour podcast features music from Cosmograf, Frost*, District 97, Steve Hackett, Gandalf’s Fist, Eric Gillette, Talk Talk, Traffic, Ordinary Psycho, Miles Davis, and Tears for Fears.
Billy Reeves, Cosmograf, Glass Hammer, Headspace, Kevin McCormick, Kinetic Element, Kscope, Mike Kershaw, Notice Grace, Progarchy Radio, Progressive rock, Sixpence None the Richer, Tears for Fears, Theaudience, Third Voice, Yes
Ok, I think I’m finally starting to get a little more comfortable with the mic. At least, I’m hoping. . . .
Lots of great tracks today. Music from [Headspace], Mike Kershaw, Kinetic Element, Third Voice, Notice Grace, Cosmograf, Glass Hammer, Yes, Signal to Noise Ratio, Kevin McCormick, Tears for Fears, Sixpence None the Richer, Theaudience.
I had the great privilege of lecturing for John J. Miller’s college course, Hon252, THE GOOD, THE TRUE, AND IRON MAIDEN. If you’re interested, here’s my lecture on “To Tame a Land,” and the connection between science fiction and progressive music. From Yes and ELP to Cosmograf and Aryeon.