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Ou Tchi Gah Means German Pioneers at Work

Eberhard Kranemann and Harald Grosskopf have long histories in experimental German music, counting among their credits Kraftwerk, Ash Ra Tempel, Neu!, Wallenstein, and more. In 2017 they got together for an album they called Krautwerk. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-27)

RFSQ Live in Japan

Here are three pieces by The Robert Fripp String Quartet performing live. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-21)

Isaac Vacuum Looks Keenly into "Pagodas" Outside Hawaii

And the headline features gratuitous use of words with doubled vowels. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-21)

Larkin Grimm Hits "The Road"

"The Road Is Paved with Leaves" appears on Larkin Grimm's 2013 album Soul Retrieval. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-19)

Jazz Noir Does the Killing

"Baden" is a track from the 2007 album Shamokin! by Mostly Other People Do the Killing. This video combines the music with a variety of black and white animation from different sources for a great impressionistic journey to the heart of something. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-16)

This "Main Theme" Had No Movie, So They Made One

It's kind of a cliche to describe post-rock music as "cinematic," but what the heck, here's Svarta Stugan's little movie for one of their pieces. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-15)

Both Flamin' and Groovy

Yes, it's the Flamin' Groovies from 1972. There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on — maracas, that is. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-12)

The Stones Remain, the Soft Boys Are Gone

The audio quality isn't great, but there's not a lot of video footage available of this great band. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-12)

King Crimson Plays "Heroes"

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the recording of David Bowie's classic album in Berlin, King Crimson played the title track. It's been released on an EP as well. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-06-01)

Kim Seviour Dives into a "Chiasma"

The word "chiasma" has a couple of different meanings in science, and also is the name of a band from Indianapolis (isn't Google helpful?), but it's also the name of a song off of singer Kim Seviour's debut album, and this is the very sparkly video for it. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-05-24)

Latest news

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Frigg - Frigg – Not to be confused with the German Frigg, a jazz quartet led by guitarist Bert Wrede, this Finnish seven-piece is an acoustic fiddle orgy. Five members play fiddle at least part-time, bringing to mind...  (2004) » Read more

Osada Vida - Uninvited Dreams – Poland is bursting with talented groups these days and I’d put this quartet near the top of that list. Their sound is similar to countrymen Riverside in that they can delve into heavy duty rock,...  (2011) » Read more

Polytoxicomane Philharmonie - Go Ape – Apparently this is the fourth release by this German five-piece that’s somehow flown under my radar since their 2003 debut. The fact that there are only eight tracks spread across these two...  (2011) » Read more

Believe - World Is Round – Believe are one of the fastest working bands in the progland, this being their fourth album in five years. Founder Mirek Gil (ex-Collage) seems to feel that success will come from building an audience...  (2011) » Read more

Richard Bone - The Eternal Now – With four releases under his belt, Richard Bone has touched on a variety of different musical avenues, of which The Eternal Now is his nod to the New Age / ambient realm. While I'm usually loath...  (1997) » Read more




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