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Unreal City Takes on Italian Prog

With "Dove La Luce È Più Intensa," a track off their debut album, Unreal City says in no uncertain terms that there's room for one more group in the world of symphonic prog from Italy. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-15)

A Visit with the Trolls of the Magic Forest

I don't know who or what Älv is, but apparently dancing is involved. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-13)

Speaking of Shadows under Veils

Spoke of Shadows has a new album in 2017, and "Under the Veil" is one of the tracks on it. As an aside, if you do an internet search for "spoke of shadows," you'll get pictures of shadows of (bicycle) spokes. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-09)

Skies Should Be Tangerine, Not Grey

Since Edgar Froese's death, the remaining members of Tangerine Dream have been working on some sketches he left behind unfinished, and the 2017 album Quantum Gate features some of them. Here's "Tear Down the Grey Skies," which features some classic sequencing. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-06)

Chui Wan and "Sheep's Shadow"

China's Chui Wan operates somewhere between psychedelic rock and post-rock. This tune is from their 2017 album The Landscape the Tropics Never Had. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-04)

7C — Creative at Any Hour

This Italian band has some unique ideas for combining jazz, rock, and electronics. These ideas involve noise. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-27)

Socially Responsible Dinosaurs Take Public Transportation

And any video claiming otherwise is fake news. Here's Bergen's Vulture Industries with a tune from their 2017 album, Stranger Times. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-15)

Major Parkinson Is a Cheerful Guy

Stylistically, this band is all over the map. On this tune they take on a jaunty circus sound for some happy observations about life and death. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-14)

Blackfield Is So Lonely

"Lonely Soul" is a track off the fifth Blackfield album. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-07)

Cry Your Way back to the 70s

Here is Electric Swan's video for "Cry Your Eyes Out." (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-05)

Latest news

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart $amp; Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Die Anarchistiche Abendunterhaltung - We Need New Animals – Under this rather long and cryptic (!) name [Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung] is hidden a Belgian band operating in the same areas as Cro Magnon, Maximalist!, Ensemble Nimbus, Miriodor or Palo...  (1999) » Read more

Mindgames - International Daylight – Mindgames is yet another new neo-prog band from the Low Countries, Belgium in this case. This is their first full album, following a 1999 demo release (a new release is supposedly on the way). The...  (2005) » Read more

Amarok - Sol de Medianoche – Over numerous releases now, Amarok has essentially created their own musical world, somewhere between the Mediterranean-Arabic folk music axis, the medieval sounds that might have been associated with...  (2008) » Read more

Soft Machine Legacy - Live in Zaandaam – Moving forward from the Softworks lineup that included Allan Holdsworth, 2005 brought the opportunity to that icon with guitarist John Etheridge for a newer, more vital incarnation with distinct links...  (2006) » Read more

Battiato - Fetus, Pollution, Sulle Corde di Aries & Clic – Franco Battiato, as is well known, was an Italian pop singer who for a span in the 70s made a string of very experimental albums that fit in the vein of groups such as Opus Avantra or Pierrot Lunaire....  (1995) » Read more




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