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Various Artists - The Grand Astoria / Montenegro

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Here we have an interesting split release by Russia’s The Grand Astoria and Argentina’s Montenegro. Each band contributed one long track — The Grand Astoria’s is “The...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-13)

Moon - Extinction

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Moon’s third album presents me with what may be the reviewer’s worst dilemma. I really like it, but I’m having trouble articulating why. To my mind, why is the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-12)

Vacuum Tree Head - Botofogos in Shadow Position

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And suddenly, after about five or six years of silence, there are two new Vacuum Tree Head EPs. I think the last one I heard was Hypothetical Quandaries (n) from around 2012. I think there...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-11)

The Grand Astoria - Deathmarch EP

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I first encountered The Grand Astoria when they appeared on FdM’s 2011 Roqueting through Space compilation. Then again on FdM’s 2013 Strange Fish compilations. I was...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-10)

The Jamie Saft Quartet - Blue Dream

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This quartet, like his trio with Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte, represents the more traditional jazzy side of Jamie Saft’s work. As in the trio, Saft limits himself to piano, and his...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-09)

Alister Spence / Satoko Fujii - Intelsat

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I’ve lost count now, but this is apparently the ninth (of twelve) releases that Satoko Fujii is releasing for her 60th birthday celebration / marathon. This is an improvisational duo with...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-08)

Dividenthal and Aumgn - 3-Methylmorphine Melt & Strawberry Ergotamine

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My musical journey changed after chasing down a live Alio Die CD to a UK label known as Txt. Txt was run at the time by Autumn of Communion’s Lee Norris, who also released the music of many...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-11-07)

Haruomi Hosono - Light in the Attic Reissues

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When Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first album came out in 1978, listeners around the world were treated (many for the first time) to creative music from Japan, something that wasn’t just...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-06)

Kevin Kastning / Sándor Szabó / Balász Major - Ethereal II

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This time out, Kastning (30-string contra-alto guitar, 36-string double contra guitar, and piano) approaches the improvised sounding compositional work as a trio, along with Sándor...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-05)

Various Artists - Addicted Blues

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Addicted Blues is a three-way split of metal / stoner rock / sludge doom by Ukranian band Torf, Russian band Thy Grave, and Finlanders Sixpackgods. Just the band names and the album...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-04)

Latest news

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

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Cartoon - Sortie – The end of the 70s and first years of the 80s were a defining time in the history of progressive rock. The dinosaurs that had dominated throughout the first half of the 70s were rapidly becoming a...  (1994) » Read more

Lenny White - Venusian Summer & Big City – Looking back thirty years later on the “golden age” of jazz-rock fusion, we tend to focus on the super tight unison lines and complex rhythmic structures of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and...  (2002) » Read more

Cabezas de Cera - Fractal Sónico – I’m really late onto the CdC bandwagon. I’m sure most Exposé readers already know how wonderful this Mexican band is, but somehow I missed out till now. I must be the perfect audience for this...  (2007) » Read more

Cast - Four Aces – This, the fourth album (obviously) from the Mexican neo-prog outfit Cast, is very much along the same lines as their previous three efforts, but with some obvious improvements. The line-up is a...  (1995) » Read more

A Piedi Nudi - Creazione – Ah yes, echoes of the great ones! This, A Piedi Nudi's second album (unless there are others the writer doesn't know about) is a giant step in the right direction. Having been only moderately...  (1995) » Read more



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