Exposé Online banner

House of Not — The Walkabout Part 1: Off the Path
(FreakStreet Productions FSP-, 2003, CD)

House of Not — The Walkabout Part 2: Sexus
(FreakStreet Productions FSP-, 2005, CD)

by Sean McFee, Published 2006-05-01

The Walkabout Part 1: Off the Path Cover artThe Walkabout Part 2: Sexus Cover art

The brainchild of Brian Erikson (vocals and lyrics), House of Not appears to be some sort of concept project, with Lou Roppoli and Ken O’Gorman providing guitars and a host of guests on other instruments depending on the track. The music reminds me a lot of Division Bell era Pink Floyd, fairly slow tempo commercial rock highlighted mainly by strong guitar parts. The songwriting doesn’t even really shoot that high, though, mainly age-old classic rock themes delivered in serviceable fashion. Sexus features more female vocals, but apart from that isn’t much different. The end result is not actively bad, but definitely bland, and has nothing to do with the focus of Exposé.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 33, 2003 releases, 2005 releases

Related artist(s): House of Not

Latest news

2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Clepsydra - Fears – Swiss quintet Clepsydra sport your typical neo-prog lineup of vocals/guitar/bass/keys and drums and on Fears they hold true to the neo-prog sound. Early Marillion comes to mind, especially on the...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues