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Exposé started as a quarterly publication that had a modest beginning in 1993 as a supplemental monthly newsletter for John Szpara's syndicated Progressive Rock radio show "Exposure" (which at the time wasn't even on the air yet).

By the second issue in early '94 the radio show was on the air, but Exposé was starting to take on a life of its own, reaching far beyond the confines of Exposure's airwaves. It also became evident that producing it every month was an unrealistic goal. In the years from 1994 to 2011 the page count grew and the frequency decreased.

Enter the new Exposé Online. It is our goal to be the most useful destination on the web for people interested in the kinds of music we cover, full of reviews that are well written by knowledgeable staff. We aim to be a cut above the average music blog, not that there's anything wrong with music blogs. In the ever expanding world of the internet, there's room for all kinds of subject matter and presentation. What we are not is a repository for downloading music. When appropriate, we will provide links to places you can find the music, but we do not host it, and we take no stance on the moral or legal status of various means used to acquire music.

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Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more

Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Synergy - Semiconductor, Release 2 & Metropolitan Suite – In 1986, the first era of Synergy releases came to an end with Metropolitan Suite, which in some ways is the culmination of Larry Fast’s original musical vision. That does not make it...  (1999) » Read more

Koenjihyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koenji – The latest entry from the ever-growing Japanese zeuhl scene is Koenji Hyakkei, a four piece of guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, with male and female voice. Their sound lies firmly along the...  (1995) » Read more

Various Artists - Nordic Roots 2 – NorthSide’s strategy with their first Nordic Roots sampler (reviewed #16) must have paid off enough for them to do it again. Here they provide a sampling of 22 tracks from their releases of the...  (2000) » Read more

Rush - Test for Echo & Working Man Tribute – My initial reaction to the new Rush album: "It's bogus." After making this statement, people claimed that it wasn't informative enough, so I sat back and rethought just what I meant....  (1997) » Read more

Killick - Exsanguinette – This represents the beginning of a whole new chapter in Killick’s body of work, although there have been many chapters before, so one shouldn’t expect that this will be the last....  (2010) » Read more

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