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Kelp Dwellers - Surfacing

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Between 2007 and 2015 Todd Montgomery and Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet) released three excellent albums as the duo Fernwood, their raison d'être being to make authentic music on instruments...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-08)

Wudewuse - Northern Gothic

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Wudewuse is the project of Sondre Bergersen Mæland, AKA Spacewülff of Spectral Haze (acoustic guitar, vocals, and drums), Håkon Oftung of Jordsjø, Wobbler, and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-03-07)

Nektar - Live from the Wildey Theatre

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Nektar is a band that’s been around a long time, and they’ve got several previous live albums to their credit. Live from the Wildey Theatre presents a collection from two sets...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-03-06)

Lucas Lee - Síndrome de Estocolmo

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Lucas Lee is a Canadian-born composer, arranger, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, now based in Washington state. Precious little was received with this disc in the way of background...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-05)

The Superstars - Metamorphosis

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This new Fruits de Mer 7-inch contains the classic Italian prog sound, though at least one member lives in Germany, with keyboards front and center. The Superstars are currently working on an...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-03-04)

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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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2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more

2021-02-10
Chick Corea RIP – The sad news has reached us that Chick Corea has Returned to Forever, so to speak. The innovative keyboardist and composer died on February 9 at the age of 79. With a career that spanned from the 60s until shortly before his death, Corea touched many listeners with the incredible variety of music he produced in his lifetime. » Read more

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Court - And You'll Follow the Winds Rush 'Till Their Breath Dwells – From the opening notes of "Rising the Tale" – a short instrumental interlude that opens the disc, it's apparent that this new Italian neo-progressive band has traveled a different...  (1994) » Read more

AoMusic - Grow Wild – Ao, which is a Polynesian word for light and illumination, is the duo of Nahoo (aka Ric Gannaway) and Jojo (aka Jay Oliver), a pair of Mid-Westerners with a strong affiliation for New Age...  (2001) » Read more

Christian Vander - Offering III-IV – Although this was released four years after the first Offering album, this Offering picks up right where that one left off, and is in many ways not much different at all. Only three tracks here, the...  (1995) » Read more

Rivendel - The Meaning – It's amazing how Musea continually releases an endless string of masterpieces; not just old classics, but new releases such as this one as well. This album's style fits squarely in the classic...  (1997) » Read more

EAS - Absolute Presence – It's hard to be a three-piece guitar, bass, and drums progressive rock band and not sound like Rush it seems. EAS has enough in common with them that comparisons are hard to avoid. The...  (1997) » Read more