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Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works

Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-10-06)

Simeon Coxe RIP

Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-09-09)

Gary Peacock RIP

Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-09-05)

Tim Smith RIP

Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-22)

Judy Dyble RIP

Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-12)

Ennio Morricone RIP

Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-06)

Keith Tippett RIP

One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-06-14)

Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP

We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-05-15)

Jorge Santana RIP

Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santana, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-05-14)

Florian Schneider RIP

Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-05-06)

Previously in Exposé...

Carsick Cars - You Can Listen, You Can Talk – I wrote about this Chinese band’s debut recording back in #36, and their core esthetic of noisy post-punk rock is certainly intact. On most tracks, Zhang Shouwang’s guitar provides a solid...  (2010) » Read more

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Dancing on A'a – What started out as an arty project composed mostly of ex-members of Boston noise-band Mission of Burma seems to have become primarily the vehicle for keyboardist/composer Erik Lindgren. Lindgren...  (1995) » Read more

Musica Urbana - Iberia – Spanish ensemble Music Urbana are quite an interesting group of musicians, creating a very original music. Their first album, recently reissued showed a band blending a plethora of styles –...  (1996) » Read more

Cipher - No Ordinary Man – Ambient music, like any other genre, has many sounds, from purely electronic soundscapes, to cut-and-paste pointillism, to environmental collage. Cipher presents a jazzy take on the quiet side of...  (2000) » Read more

JBK (Jansen Barbieri Karn) - _Ism – _ism is the latest project by this trio formerly from the bands Japan and Raintree Crow. This is the group’s third distinct album and first real collaboration in their six years on their own...  (2000) » Read more



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