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Squire - Get Ready to Go! & September Gurls

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Squire is a band the formed in the late 70s, were part of the mod revival. They did not produce a lot of music, but have enjoyed a cult following, so much so that they have now reissued their...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-07-12)

Miguel Zenón - Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera

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Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón’s Sonera presents arrangements of music associated with Ismael Rivera, a Puerto Rican singer and composer whose career began in the early 50s....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-11)

Celeste - Flashes from Archives of Oblivion

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Among the finest bands that represent the Italian progressive scene in the 70s is Celeste. Even though their first self-titled album, often referred to by its first track

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-07-10)

Silas & Saski - Power of Three

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This three-song EP is the debut release from Silas & Saski, an important new group with a bright future in front of them. Saskia Maxwell is a singer, guitarist, and flute player with a powerful...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-07-10)

Steve Piccolo - Domestic Exile

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Steve Piccolo was the bass player and founding member of the 80s New York City No Wave band the Lounge Lizards. One year after they hit the scene, Steve was living a schizophrenic existence,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-07-09)

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Never give up! Never surrender! —
The Paul Sears Interview 2018

Cover art We last spoke with drummer Paul Sears about ten years ago, and when that interview was recently posted on the site, it was apparent that an update was in order. While The Muffins may be no more, Sears has been very active musically, and there was a lot of catching up to do.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-01-29)

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)


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2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more

2020-06-14
Keith Tippett RIP – One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day. » Read more

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Garden Wall - Principium – Garden Wall are an Italian neo-prog four-piece who have recently released this, their first album. If the name of the band sounds familiar to you, recall Garden Wall was one of the names Genesis...  (1994) » Read more

Remy Stroomer - Different Shades of Dust – Young composer Remy Stroomer from the Netherlands admires Klaus Schulze and that can be heard in “Following Differences,” the first track. He chooses the same repeat in tones as Schulze does. His...  (2005) » Read more

Sincronia - Odisea del Tiempo Eterno – I'm not much for programmed synths and drums in a classical rock/symphonic format, and there seems to be a lot of these coming out. Our dear Editor requested that I review this album with full...  (1995) » Read more

Alexander Berne - Composed and Performed by Alexander Berne – This lavish set presents composer / sound-designer / musician Alexander Berne in a variety of settings, mostly on his own, but with other contributors at times. Taking them in the order listed on the...  (2011) » Read more

Barry Cleveland - Volcano – For this outing, San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Barry Cleveland has enlisted a troop of comrades in his effort to bridge the gulf between western musical idioms and those beyond these shores. Though...  (2005) » Read more