Dewa Budjana & Bele Beledo Join Us In Studio 1/25/14

• February 20th, 2014

On a blustery and bitter snow filled Saturday, we were warmed by the in-studio arrivals of Indonesian guitar wonder Dewa Budjana and South American guitar genius Bele Beledo. They joined us in studio and gave us wonderful, first time collaborative works only heard on our radio program. Guitarist Dewa Budjana is on the heels of excellent new release titled Joged Kahyangan while Bele Beledo has just released his project's latest work under the name The Avengers. This was a one of a kind event on the program all brought together by the great Leonardo Pavkovic of Moonjune Records. This was a performance not to be forgotten.


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Steven Wilson Joins Us 1/11/14 Part Two

• February 14th, 2014

One of the long time staples to the radio program has been an artist that we began featuring as far back as 1993 when the progressive rock tendencies of our program were still infantile and exploratory. The British composer/performer named Steven Wilson had a spacey, experimental outfit that wore the banner called Porcupine Tree. Even in the days of our transition to our current radio station we were receiving cassettes of this little known project. Now, almost 20 years later, his band dominated our yearly top 100 internet polls, and owned the top spots in our weekly top 20 as well. But it was in the latter part of last decade we started to see Steven Wilson emerge from his now iconic progressive rock band and show the world his music and production style that has taken Porcupine Tree and his other projects, Blackfield, No-Man and other dabbling to an even higher level. Our #1 album of 2013 in the GlobalProgressive Rock Network's Top 100 comes to us from the K-Scope records label and was another knock out punch by this progressive rock artist that has gladly and happily with much influence brought the progressive rock movement into the 21st century without maybe knowing it. It’s his 3rd solo album and he had quite the personnel helping him out with it. The album features Guthrie Govan on lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar and Chapman Stick, Adam Holzman on keyboards, hammond organ, piano, minimoog, Marco Minnemann on drums, Theo Travis on flute, saxophone, clarinet and of course Steven Wilson on lead vocals, mellotron, keyboards, guitars, bass guitar. Alan Parsons, well known in part for his involvement in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, was responsible for engineering the album. Yet again the album is thematic with stories based on the supernatural. It spent 17 weeks this year in the top spot in our separate weekly top 20, and his 2nd solo album to be #1 in 3 years and is your #1 album as voted by you our listeners in The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). We finally had the luxury of speaking to Steven in this 2 part interview not just about the excellent new release, but his other projects in Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man, his remixing of some classic progressive rock releases from the classic top tier bands, and a look at the foundation of the man that may be the most iconic progressive rock artist of the 21st century. Enjoy this candid and deep interview with Steven Wilson that kicked off our programming for 2014 in programs 1351 and 1352. Ones we certainly won't forget. 


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Steven Wilson Joins Us 1/4/14 Part One

• February 14th, 2014

One of the long time staples to the radio program has been an artist that we began featuring as far back as 1993 when the progressive rock tendencies of our program were still infantile and exploratory. The British composer/performer named Steven Wilson had a spacey, experimental outfit that wore the banner called Porcupine Tree. Even in the days of our transition to our current radio station we were receiving cassettes of this little known project. Now, almost 20 years later, his band dominated our yearly top 100 internet polls, and owned the top spots in our weekly top 20 as well. But it was in the latter part of last decade we started to see Steven Wilson emerge from his now iconic progressive rock band and show the world his music and production style that has taken Porcupine Tree and his other projects, Blackfield, No-Man and other dabbling to an even higher level. Our #1 album of 2013 in the GlobalProgressive Rock Network's Top 100 comes to us from the K-Scope records label and was another knock out punch by this progressive rock artist that has gladly and happily with much influence brought the progressive rock movement into the 21st century without maybe knowing it. It’s his 3rd solo album and he had quite the personnel helping him out with it. The album features Guthrie Govan on lead guitar, Nick Beggs – bass guitar and Chapman Stick, Adam Holzman on keyboards, hammond organ, piano, minimoog, Marco Minnemann on drums, Theo Travis on flute, saxophone, clarinet and of course Steven Wilson on lead vocals, mellotron, keyboards, guitars, bass guitar. Alan Parsons, well known in part for his involvement in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, was responsible for engineering the album. Yet again the album is thematic with stories based on the supernatural. It spent 17 weeks this year in the top spot in our separate weekly top 20, and his 2nd solo album to be #1 in 3 years and is your #1 album as voted by you our listeners in The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). We finally had the luxury of speaking to Steven in this 2 part interview not just about the excellent new release, but his other projects in Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man, his remixing of some classic progressive rock releases from the classic top tier bands, and a look at the foundation of the man that may be the most iconic progressive rock artist of the 21st century. Enjoy this candid and deep interview with Steven Wilson that kicked off our programming for 2014 in programs 1351 and 1352. Ones we certainly won't forget. 


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Gayle Ellett Of Djam Karet Joins Us 2/1/14

• February 10th, 2014

Over the years bands come and go on the radio program. But there is one band that has remained a staple on the program. Woven deep inside the fabric of the radio show....part of it's foundation...its DNA so to speak. One such band is California band Djam Karet. Over the years, their albums have become the flavor of what the Gagliarchives radio program is all about. In the middle of the 1990's, our former co-producer George Piatkowski was a huge fan of the band and starting mixing tracks of their amidst our programming when we first arrived at WBZC 88.9FM. The atmosphere of the program instantly changed. When they released the album The Devouring in 1997, it would become the #1 album as voted by you, our listeners in the GlobalProgressive Rock Network's Top 100 of 1998. Then in 1999, Still No Commercial Potential landed the #32 spot and Live At Orion landed at #10. In 2000, the reissues of Reflections From The Fire Pool & Burning The Hard City were so popular they were included in the top 100 that year, charting in the final 30. In 2001, New Dark Age spent 4 weeks in the top spot in the weekly top 20 and ultimately landed the #2 spot in the top 100 of 2001. A personal favorite in A Night For Baku, which came out in 2003, spent 8 weeks in the top spot in the weekly top 20 and landed the #6 spot in the top 100 of 2003. But it was the releases of the companion albums The Heavy Soul Sessions in 2010 and The Trip, the latter landing in the top 10 of the top 100 of 2013 would pave the way for what could be the best Djam Karet album in YEARS with the soon to be released powerhouse titled Regenerator 3017. Named after the fact the band has had 17 albums in their 30 year history. The band also gave us the honor in world premiering the release in early 2014 which is something we won't forget. The new release hits your brain like a mix of old school Djam Karet with the fine points and ambiance of the 21st century clearly in the aftertaste after just one listen. It was on program 1355, 2/1/14 that we featured long time friend to the program Gayle Ellett Of Djam Karet for an exclusive interview as he joined us to talk about the excellent forthcoming album titled Regenerator 3017 that I'm sure will be a favorite if not THE favorite of their entire catalog for all of their fans. 


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Leo Smee Of Chrome Hoof Radio Interview 2/8/14

• February 10th, 2014

It was on Program 1356, 2/8/14, we featured an exclusive interview with Bassist and founder of the band Chrome Hoof in Leo Smee. He joined us to talk about the project's latest album titled Chrome Black Gold which at the time of this post, sat in the top spot of our weekly top 20 for the 4th straight week. This is an album that covers the gamut in different styles of progressive rock. With twinges of electro-pop, progressive metal, Zeuhl, symphonic, space-disco and so many other undefinable genres...that it made quite the impact on the radio program with our listeners. Leo was a fun guest as he talked about the production of the album, the lovely Shingai Shoniwa, the early beginnings of the project, and their new relationship with Cuneiform Records. Enjoy this exclusive from an exciting new project!




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Oblivion Sun Joins Us In Studio - Program 1310 - 3/23/13

• March 30th, 2013

For Program 1310, we were joined in studio by the excellent Oblivion Sun. We talked about the brand new release titled The High Places which has spent a few weeks in the top spot in our weekly top 20 and several weeks in the top 5. We were joined by Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, Bill Brasso and David Hughes. We also covered Happy The Man's reissue of Crafty Hands by the Esoteric label, and the announcement of the bands upcoming concert date on 5/11/13 at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, NJ as part of the New Jersey Proghouse showcase. A special thanks to Ray and Noreen Loboda for getting this together.

http://gagliarchives.com/2013/1310.html

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Program 1309 - In-studio interview with Echolyn

• March 28th, 2013
On March 16th, Philadelphia's Echolyn joined us in studio as bassist Tom Hyatt and lead vocalist Ray Weston of Echolyn shared unreleased material not featured on the most recent double album that came out in 2012. As always, it was a blast. They had actually joined us for the entire show as they weighed in on a lot of the material we featured on the program that night.

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Live Broadcasts Highlights At NEARfest Apocalypse

• September 29th, 2012

This was a live performance of the NEARFEST All Stars recorded live at NEARfest Apocalypse Sunday Night during the gagliarchives radio broadcast.

It Features: Bryan Beller/Mike Keneally/Adam Holquist performing Red (Ornette Coleman Version)

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Live Broadcasts Highlights At NEARfest Apocalypse

• September 29th, 2012

This was our live interview with Michelle Moog-Koussa of the Robert Moog Foundation recorded live at NEARfest Apocalypse

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Live Broadcasts Highlights At NEARfest Apocalypse

• September 29th, 2012

This was our live interview with Swedish sensations Anglagard and their drummer Mattias Olsson recorded live at NEARfest Apocalypse.

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