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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York - Entity

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Composer, conductor and arranger Satoko Fujii has several of these orchestras around the world (Tokyo, Kobe, New York, Berlin) that convene periodically to to perform and record Fujii’s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-16)

This Frilly Ape - Lovely Mutant Cauliflower

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Every once in a great while I have to review something that is such a difficult listen that, no matter how many times I try, I end up aborting the endeavor well before the album is even half...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-16)

Fighting Kites - Mustard after Dinner - An Anthology of Fighting Kites

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Mustard after Dinner is a free downloadable anthology of non-album material from North London’s Fighting Kites (2006-2012). Pulling together their self-releases, compilation...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-15)

Sonar - The Bill Laswell Mix Translations & Tranceportation Vol. 1

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It could fairly be said that if you’ve heard one Sonar album, you’ve heard them all. Their basic idiom is quite fixed, with repeated grooves in varying meters topped by interlocking...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-02-14)

Vacuum Tree Head - Rhizomique

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We last heard from VTH in 2018 with their two excellent EP-length releases Aasraa and Botofogos in Shadow Position. Fact is, it’s pretty hard to track down information on...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-13)

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From Flight to Communion —
The Proud Peasant Interview 2017

Cover art A lot of has happened to Proud Peasant since we introduced you to them in 2014. Now they are in the middle of recording their second album and we wanted to bring everyone up to date, plus introduce you to the band members. First, we’ll hear from leader Xander Rapstine (guitars, vocals, and composer) on what has happened over the past three years and his plans for the future.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-11-22)

The Dance of Freedom and Form —
The Adam Rudolph Interview

Cover art With a recorded career stretching back to the early 70s and including many luminaries, Adam Rudolph surely qualifies as one of the most prominent percussionists in jazz. He was at the forefront of fusing African sounds into Western forms, and he’s led many innovative and creative ensembles. He has also developed a concept of rhythm that is a synthesis of many styles from around the world and written about it in the book Pure Rhythm.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-18)

Listening to the Little Demon —
The Alex's Hand Interview

Cover art In this or any other musical era, the band Alex's Hand stands out as different. Very little about them, from the music they play to the convoluted story that has taken them from Seattle to Berlin, conforms to expectations or standards. "Fiercely independent" is an understatement of their attitude. I've been a fan since I first saw them in a dive bar in Seattle, and have kept up with them ever since. I caught up with them from Berlin via email.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-08-04)

Is Performing in a Cock-Fighting Ring a Secret Worth Keeping? —
The Sam Arnold Interview

Cover art Another of Austin’s best-kept musical secrets in its growing community of musicians who are constantly pushing boundaries is progressive art rock musician Sam Arnold. Here is another chapter in Exposé’s continued efforts to bring this music to a larger audience. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Sam Arnold’s efforts with Opposite Day and his new project Sam Arnold and the Secret Keepers. So I wanted to learn more about the man behind the music.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-30)

Seeking the Dimensional Connector —
The Kalaban Interview 2017

Cover art On the upper floor of a large garage on back side of the property, equipped better than most commercial garages might be, we walk up a long stairway and open a red door with something scrawled on it. This is Randy Graves’ world class recording studio, where he and drummer Kyle Nish have been working on the latest Kalaban release, Edge of Infinity. These days it’s more of a project than a working band. If there were a need to play live, musicians would have to be hired to play the various parts, but at this point Graves and Nish are content to simply create music in the studio and record it. Tonight is a special night, they are working on a long piece of music (as yet untitled) destined to be used as the soundtrack for a motor sport racing DVD, filmed on the Bonneville salt flats west of the Great Salt Lake.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-06-22)


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2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more

2020-01-10
Neil Peart RIP – One of rock music's defining drummers has died at the age of 67. Neil Peart's work with Rush provided one of the templates for percussion in rock, and he certainly ranks in the top ten most influential drummers of the 20th Century. Peart retired from playing in 2015 due to health issues, and succumbed to brain cancer on January 7, 2020. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

The Source - All Along This Land – The Source is a Los Angeles based four-piece of g/k/b/d with keyboardist and primary composer Aaron Goldich assuming the vocal duties. They are a prog rock band with ambitious aims, as evidenced by...  (2008) » Read more

Steve Roach - Kairos: The Meeting of Time and Destiny – Subtitled The Meeting of Time and Destiny, this package includes a 74 minute CD and companion DVD that feature essentially the same audio program: eight tracks mixing floating ambient dreamlike...  (2007) » Read more

Various Artists - Ambience Is Where You Find It – Perhaps that is true, but I can't say I found it anywhere here; neither of the old variety nor the new. Four names appear on this compilation, none of which I know: Urban Ambience, Emile...  (1997) » Read more

Shigekazu Kamaki - Magatama – Some may remember Kamaki from his days as the finger-blistering axeman in Mr.Sirius, others from his own jazz-rock band Kehell — still together and gigging fairly regularly. Magatama is...  (1999) » Read more

Gerardo Nuñez - Calima – Calima is a collection of mostly guitar-led tracks in the flamenco style. The twist on this record is that there is a considerable amount of jazz influence as well. Nuñez is accompanied on...  (1999) » Read more