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And Now for Round Three

For quite some time now, every Thursday has brought the publication of a review looking back at an album in McLatchey's Second Tier, where our friend Mike visits or re-visits one of his favorite releases. Today marks the start of the next tier, which once again will feature classics from a wide variety of styles, from jazz to classic prog to electronic to death metal — and many places in between.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-22)

Jasun Martz Product Blitz Approaches

Jasun Martz is hard to pin down as an artist. His career stretches back to the psychedelic rock era, includes work with both Frank Zappa and Michael Jackson as well as experimental electronic and orchestral pieces. He's also a well-known visual artist. Much of his musical output has previously been somewhat difficult to get hold of, but that's changing.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-20)

What a Lucky Man He Was — Greg Lake RIP

Nine months after the passing of Keith Emerson, another third of Emerson, Lake & Palmer has died. Greg Lake, bassist, vocalist, and writer for ELP and King Crimson, succumbed to cancer on 7 December, 2016. He was 69.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-08)

Pauline Oliveros RIP

Word has reached us of the passing of experimental musician Pauline Oliveros, constant explorer of sonic possibilities. Her numerous collaborations and work with Deep Listening Band have helped to expend the boundaries of music, and her work as a composer, improviser, accordionist, and audio philosopher provides a singular body of work. She was 84.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-11-25)

Prog out for Charity in Austin

Fans of adventurous music in the Austin, Texas area will be able to get a music fix along with coffee, alcohol, and a warm feeling from helping out a good cause. December 3 is the date for the Holiday Charity Rocktacular! at Kick Butt Coffee Music & Booze. The music includes The Aaron Clift Experiment and Mount Pressmore, who played this year's Voyager Fest, as well as other artists in the realm of progressive, psychedelic, and post-rock.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-11-15)

So Long Maryanne RIP: Leonard Cohen

Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen who rose to prominence during the 60s folk revival has passed away in Los Angeles at 82.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-11)

Fruits de Mer Turns 100 in December

After only eight years Fruits de Mer Records is preparing to release its 100th vinyl record. It seems like only yesterday they were at number 50. This milestone will be marked with a double LP by The Honey Pot called Ascending Scales.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-10)

Original Soundtrack of Fellini's Satyricon

In 1969 Federico Fellini released his controversial cinematic portrayal of Petronius' fragmented novel with the soundtrack by Nino Rota. On November 26, 2016 Rustblade Records will reissue the music.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-10)

Mastermind Titles Available Online

Back in the 90s, we wrote a lot about an American band called Mastermind, which started as a trio of brothers Bill and Rich Barends with Phil Antolino, and later expanded to a five-piece. The group's first six studio albums, along with three live sets, are now available on their Bandcamp site.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-10-10)

Brand X Hits the Road, North America 2016 Edition

I can still remember the first time I heard Unorthodox Behaviour back in the mid-70s, and how wonderful I found the combination of impressive technical playing and light-hearted humor. Over the years, an impressive number of incredible musicians participated in the band, and several of them are taking it out on the road in October.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-09-12)

Previously in Exposé...

Mark Jenkins - This Island Earth – On the heels of his double CD Live in the USA, Mark Jenkins has released his 14th album This Island Earth. It presents three styles of electronic music: 1) a purely digital laptop-based composition...  (2008) » Read more

Bill Frisell - Unspeakable – Bill Frisell’s first Grammy winning CD is a major achievement on many fronts. Frisell doesn’t blow you away like many other experienced guitarists — he is the cardinal of understatement,...  (2006) » Read more

Saddar Bazaar - The Conference of the Birds – An instrumental four-piece from the UK, Saddar Bazaar sports a strong ethnic flavor, featuring a variety of non-western instruments such as sitar, kubing, dholak, agoual, and tablas, as well as the...  (1996) » Read more

John Serrie - Century Seasons – Fear not the ethereal, new-age looking girl on the front. This set is subtitled "The Space Music of Jonn Serrie," and that is an accurate reflection of this excellent retrospective. Gone are...  (2001) » Read more

Airborne - Walk on Water – Lead vocalist Baggi Buchmann was a prominent contributor to German keyboardist Ines' Hunting the Fox album a couple years ago. Here he is featured with his regular band, a five piece including two...  (1996) » Read more



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