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The Ed Palermo Big Band - The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren & The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I

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How big is big? Here, across 43 tracks, arranger and conductor Palermo has mastered the task of adapting works originally created by smaller groups for the big band treatment. He’s been doing...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-10-17)

Famlende Forsøk - One Night I Had a Frightful Dream

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Famlende Forsøk, a Norwegian band (Lumpy Davy, Chrisph, and Brt) with roots in the industrial music scene, has been recording since 1981. But of late, due to a number of side projects, their...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-10-17)

Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere

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Back in 2005, this Norwegian band’s debut caused a fair stir in the world of progressive rock with a take on many elements of 70s symphonic progressive combined in distinctive ways. Of course...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-16)

62 Miles from Space - Timeshifts

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On October 20, 2017 Mega Dodo is releasing the first EP from 62 Miles from Space. 62 Miles from Space is a virtual two-piece music project in Moscow, collaborating over the internet though both...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-10-16)

Wadada Leo Smith / Natsuki Tamura / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori - Aspiration

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The success of free improvisation, at least from the standpoint of the listener, pretty much comes down to how much time the musicians are airborne versus how much time they are just trying to get...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-10-15)

Various Artists - Soft Bodies Bleed Out

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There is not a whole lot of information on the net about Soft Bodies Records. When you search for them, all that you can find is blogs with links to their releases, most of which you can download...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-10-15)

Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition - Agrima

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I’m going to spare you the comparisons to other jazz sax players and just flat-out say that Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the best players today in terms of creativity and having a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-14)

The Wellgreen - Summer Rain

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Sugarbush Records is a vinyl-only label out of the UK that has been releasing limited edition LPs of power-pop, psych, and indie music since 2012. In the case of The Wellgreen, a Scottish band,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-10-14)

Various Artists - A Spoonful of Sugarbush

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A Spoonful of Sugarbush is a collection of tracks from various artists on the Sugarbush label. These tracks have never been released on vinyl before and include songs by Caddy, Andy Reed,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-10-13)

Steve Roach - Nostalgia for the Future

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Belying the beautiful monochrome photos that adorn the cover of this latest release on Roach’s Timeroom Editions label, Nostalgia for the Future is a powerful outpouring of tonal...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-10-13)

Latest news

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

2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, a True Star – For those of you — the uninitiated — Todd Rundgren holds a unique place in the annals of progressive rock. In the early seventies, the man had left the power pop innovators The Nazz and strove to...  (2000) » Read more

Neil Rolnick - The Economic Engine – American composer Neil Rolnick has been working in the intersection of music and computers since the 70s, and this recent recording presents fully realized visions of several directions you can go...  (2010) » Read more

Skozey Fetisch - Momma: Key – Skozey Fetisch AKA Mark C. Jackman is both an experimental composer and a visual artist working with oils and canvas. Momma:Key, Jackman's debut release, contains 31 songs, most under two minutes...  (1996) » Read more

Various Artists - Le Meilleur du Progressif Instrumental – This is the third sampler in Musea's Meilleur... series, which extracts material from their regular releases and distribute them as low-cost samplers to familiarize new listeners with their...  (1996) » Read more

Various Artists - Supernatural Fairy Tales – Who woulda thought... I mean, for a semi-major label to release this five disc celebration of Progressive Rock's early history and heyday is something that I would have given about the same...  (1997) » Read more



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