Exposé Online banner

Moksha — Here to Go
((Not on label) no#, 2011, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2013-04-01

Here to Go Cover artA surprisingly superb second release from this Las Vegas based quintet (g,b,d,k,voc), finding a musical home somewhere between rock, funk and jazz, with some solid bluesy and progressive elements in the mix. Lead vocalist Sam Lemos is the band's focal point, a powerful singer with a strong bluesy persona, but a couple of the other members get a chance to sing lead also, track depending. The basic band is augmented by a four-piece horn section on many of the tracks, upping the funk factor to a headcount of nine. They cover a lot of territory over the album's twelve cuts, with some cutting towards a jazzy sort of Allman Brothers type sound, others in a more grooving funk style, some spirited psychedelic jams, laid-back songs with a powerful drive, solid progressive elements, and all points between and beyond. The unifying factors are strong melodics, a powerful groove, and high-octane musicianship throughout. The band is just as comfortable supporting the singers as they are on several great instrumental flights, and there's enough of everything here that the band is always going somewhere new with every song – it's one of those albums that keeps surprising with new revelations at every spin.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 40, 2011 releases

Related artist(s): Moksha

Latest news

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

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Guru Guru - Seven Reissues – Guru Guru is one of the better known Krautrock bands from the 70s. In Spring 1973 they released their fourth album Guru Guru, engineered by the legendary Conny Plank, featuring drummer Mani Neumeier,...  (2008) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues