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.
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more
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 and Oregon. [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
The Cosmic Jokers - The Cosmic Jokers & Galactic Supermarket – Give LSD to the Haight Ashbury scene in the bay area in the late 60s and you have the flower power generation; give it to a bunch of young radical German musicians and you have the Ohr, Pilz, and... (1994) » Read more
Ideal Bread - Transmit: Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy – Fans of Steve Lacy will adore this – a reverential treatment of seven Lacy compositions from various periods in his career, interpreted by players who have a high level of skill playing in the... (2011) » Read more