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Canadians Don't Mind Marching on the Steps of Avaran

Here's a video taste of Vancouver's Marching Mind with their tune called "Steps of Avaran" from their second album. (Posted by Jon Davis 2018-01-10)

What Happens When Mike Keneally and Ben Levin Get Together?

"The Gods Are All Right" is on possible answer. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-26)

Ride a Magic Bus to a Mystical Mountain

Nothing that's happened since 1972 has been very interesting anyway. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-22)

A Song of Perpetual Satisfaction

Chicago's Lucille Furs show us what they're all about on this tune from their self-titled album. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-21)

Get Your Mantra on with Vibravoid

"May there be happiness in all." Go forth and make it so. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-21)

Socio-politcal Commentary from the Monochrome Set

At least I think it's socio-political commentary. In any case, it's a catchy tune that superficially resembles New Wave. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-19)

Chainsaw Jazz Is Live - Long Live Chainsaw Jazz

The band may be gone, but this video lives on. Audio quality not great, but we'll live with what we can get. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-12)

These III Dudes Can Play!

Guitarist Teemu Viinikainen has a new trio that he calls III. There's a tune on their debut album that they call "III." Here they are playing it live. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-11)

My Alien Is Cuter Than Your Alien

Hamburg's Collapse under the Empire (C.U.T.E.) has a lot of videos available online. This one is a track from their 2012 album Fragments of a Prayer. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-12-01)

Premier of New Echo Us Video

Echo Us' 5th studio album, the Celtic-flavored To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is out today, along with a new animated music video, "Begin to Remember."

From the press release:

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water takes from Echo Us' past and spins it into a whole new direction, one closer to traditional acoustic Celtic music than ever before.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water was composed and recorded during the first few months of 2017. Although Celtic influenced and comprised of a number of re-workings of Irish folk tunes and Breton aires, the album is still in large part new and original Echo Us music that fits right in the Echo Us ‘canon’. “Wake” is a natural progression from “A Priori Memoriae”, which was released to critical acclaim in Europe in 2014.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is Echo Us’ ‘Celtic’ album that was planned for a long time but never executed because of the work on the trilogy that came before it. The album title is a typical ‘Echo Us’ play on words which one can find their own meaning.

“It is also both evocative of the Oregon rain, which I am told is not too unlike the rain in Ireland.”(Matthews)

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is also a comment on conception- which was unintentional when the lyric was written. Matthews surprised himself a few months after writing it, realizing that the song was actually about the nitty gritty, biological workings of what happens when a child is conceived. The folk song it derives from musically describes a courting ritual, one that even today we can all relate to in our own way.

“Come With Me Over the Mountain" in acapella was the musical inspiration for the song, and came into my consciousness after the lyrics were written a few months prior. “ (Matthews)

As with all Echo Us recordings, a number of seeming coincidences resulted in connections being drawn where prior there were none. Another experience of similar capacity was found in oboe samples from A Priori Memoriae that echoed the traditional “May Morning Dew’, also reworked for guitar on the new album.

(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-11-29)

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2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


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Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook Volume 2 – The late Ian Wallace championed the completion of his trio’s second recording but never had the chance to hear the final fruits of his labor. Together with pianist Jody Nardine and bassist Tim...  (2010) » Read more

Garlic - L'Enigma della Trottola – Italian three-piece Garlic recorded this album live in the studio over three days with no overdubs. The songs are all instrumental guitar, bass, and drums with interesting electronic processing adding...  (2002) » Read more

Claudio Rocchi - Viaggio, Volo Magico No.1 & La Norma del Cielo – In many ways, Claudio Rocchi can be best described as the Italian Donovan – in music, lyrics and even artwork. His career that began with Stormy Six on L'Idee di Oggi per la Musica di...  (1995) » Read more

Oho - Bricolage – Baltimore based Oho doesn’t put out a lot of product, but when they do, they do it right. Their latest offering is a combo CD+DVD covering material recorded over a 24-year period, although most...  (2008) » Read more

Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe – Where on earth to start with these guys? Bubblemath is a vocals / guitar / keyboards / bass / drums quintet from Minnesota with the drummer doubling on vocals. The music is hard-edged progressive...  (2003) » Read more




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