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Rafał Sarnecki - Climbing Trees

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I covered some of Rafał Sarnecki’s work as a sideman and arranger recently in the context of vocalist Annie Chen’s great

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-20)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl - To Touch the Milky Way

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Having followed this excellent band since 1996’s Remnants of a Deeper Purity, one can always count on a mesmerizing, somewhat dark instrumental attack, guided by shadows and strange...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-01-19)

Zone Six - Zone Six

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Twenty years ago Dave Schmidt (aka Sula Bassana) created Zone Six, a spacerock group influenced by 70s Krautrock bands. Now their debut album is reissued on Dave’s label Sulatron Records....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-01-18)

Samuel Andreyev - The Tubular West

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To start out with, I’ll just say that The Tubular West is an extraordinary album which constantly inspires in me the kind of musical confusion that I thrive on. Coming at it from the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-17)

Greg Segal with Friends - Visible

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The 16 mailboxes on the cover offer an important clue; there are 16 different artists featured and the foreword “instrumentation: guests, as listed; GS: remainder.” So, this is volume 2...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-01-16)

Nathan Hall & the Sinister Locals - Tunguska Tydfil

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The Soft Hearted Scientists’ Nathan Hall has released a new album with his group The Sinister Locals. Announced back in May 2018 for a vinyl release, this album has been plagued with so many...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-01-15)

Eiko Ishibashi - The Dream My Bones Dream

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Eiko Ishibashi is the kind of artist who completely defies both categorization and prediction. She’s recorded music in such a variety of styles and genres that you never know what to expect...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-14)

Laraaji / Arji Oceananda / Dallas Acid - Arrive without Leaving

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In another time in an alternate universe, I will be trapped in a loop where I review this album every night for eternity, and find something subtle, some new feeling, a different perspective each...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-01-13)

Barış Manço - Baris Mancho (AKA Nick the Chopper)

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In 1976 Turkish rock singer Barış Manço wanted to make one last attempt to gain a world-wide audience for his music with Nick the Chopper before he changed careers to a TV...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-01-12)

Trettioåriga Kriget - Seaside Air

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On Seaside Air, Sweden’s long-running band presents seven songs with English lyrics after decades of singing almost exclusively in Swedish. Musically, the sound is pretty much the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-11)

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2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more

2019-01-02
Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January – Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. » Read more

2018-12-23
Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations – Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more. » Read more

2018-11-16
The Seventeenth Dream of Dr Sardonicus Festival Tickets Now Available – Fruits de Mer Records and their merry crew of psychedelic explorers are getting set to present the next The Seventeenth Dream of Dr. Sardonicus Festival. The dates are set for August 2-4, 2019 at The Cellar Bar in Cardigan, Wales. They've also announced that the legendary Groundhogs will top the bill. » Read more

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Nova - Blink – A logical precursor to Brand X, Nova is an Italian fusion band that features the mind-numbing bass and drum interplay of Brand X, but follows through with guitar, sax and vocals as well. Vocals are in...  (1993) » Read more

Rick Wakeman - The Masters – Between 1982 and 1995 Wakeman released a staggering 35 recordings! None of these are known to more than a few people (I have only seen about four of them myself), so the convenience of this...  (2000) » Read more

Billy Currie - Stand up and Walk – The second solo album by violinist and composer Billy Currie (ex Ultravox, Visage) traces a narrow path down a lush musical side road. Having completed his tenure with those bands, moving into a...  (2002) » Read more

Robert Rich - Trances / Drones – This may be my favorite rerelease of the year, especially in the electronic/ambient vein. Trances and Drones were Stanford-based composer Rich's second and third cassette releases in 1984. While Rich...  (1995) » Read more

Obscura - Le Città Invisibili – Le Città Invisibili is the debut release by Obscura, an Italian neo-prog band consisting of vocals, guitar, flute, bass, keyboards, and percussion. The title comes from the 1972 novel by Italian...  (2009) » Read more



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