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Butch Trucks RIP

Butch Trucks was one of two drummers in the first incarnation of the Allman Brothers Band in 1969, helping the band achieve its legendary status as an American original. He died on January 24, 2017 of a self-inflicted gunshot would. He was 69.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-26)

Jaki Liebezeit RIP

Jaki Liebezeit, drummer of the seminal German band Can, has died at the age of 78. After playing free jazz in the 60s, he became interested in psychedelic music and was a founding member of Can in 1968 along with Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, David C. Johnson, and Michael Karoli.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-22)

Maggie Roche RIP

Singer Maggie Roche, best known for her work with her sisters Terre and Suzzy as The Roches, has died at the age of 65. While their style could generally be called quirky folk-pop, their music appealed to a broad range of listeners, and they worked with artists in widely diverging genres, including Paul Simon, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Robert Fripp.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-22)

Riza Arshad RIP

Word reaches us today of the passing of an Indonesian music giant. Riza Arshad was the leader, keyboardist, and chief composer of SimakDialog, one of the earliest and most prominent bands to successfully mix jazz, rock, and Indonesian music into a satisfying style of their own. He was 53.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-01-13)

Alphonse Mouzon RIP

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September, drummer Alphonse Mouzon has died at the age of 68. Mouzon's recorded career began in 1970 with albums by Gil Evans and Roy Ayers, and went on to include such fusion greats as Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-26)

Pandora Releases Cancer Charity EP

The Italian band Pandora, in response to the news of Greg Lake's death, has put together a five-song EP of unreleased material, and the proceeds are to be allocated to cancer research.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-22)

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)

Previously in Exposé...

Pink Filth - Seventeen Bubblegum Smashes! – Um. This is not Pink Floyd, it is Pink Filth. The name is not only a clever pun to fool high school stoners into buying the album (if they could find it in any store on this planet) but it also is a...  (1999) » Read more

Manooghi Hi - Silence – Manooghi Hi are nothing if not ambitious, at least when it comes to sound. Every track on their second CD features lush arrangements, intense singing, and a full complement of rhythm from the bass and...  (2011) » Read more

The Muffins with Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott - Loveletter #2 "The Ra Sessions" – What does one get when The Muffins mix it up with two great sax players (Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott) from Sun Ra’s Arkestra? That’s right, not two – but four sax players, plus...  (2006) » Read more

Stealing the Fire - Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow – Not really a sequel, but certainly a long time coming. Anyone recall the Earthstone album Seed? At the time it was receiving some good reviews, actually people were raving about it; I know I liked it....  (2002) » Read more

Livit - Unspoken – The ability to surprise is one thing that makes music interesting. Livit apparently knows this, and uses it to their advantage of their 1996 album Unspoken. No style used on this album will be...  (1997) » Read more



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