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Syndone - Mysoginia

Cover art Over their last few albums, Syndone has risen to the upper echelon of current Italian progressive rock bands, presenting music that is firmly grounded in classics like Banco and PFM but has a modern...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-21)

Michael Byron - Fabric for String Noise

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Byron is a contemporary composer who to date has released about half a dozen albums on Cold Blue Music as well as a few more on other labels, and like many or most Cold Blue releases, the composer...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-03-20)

Chris O'Leary - Ashes to Ashes

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Exhibit A

Ashes to Ashes covers The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016 — every song Bowie wrote or recorded in that time period in chronological order....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-19)

Saint Luminus - Tales from El Capistan

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William Rustrum AKA Saint Luminus released a new mini-album in October 2018, a followup to his 2017 single. The album title refers to an echo / reverb guitar pedal that he used on this album. ...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-03-19)

Bubu - El Eco del Sol

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Over the years since its release, and especially once CD reissues became available, Bubu’s Anabelas has come to be regarded as a classic of South American progressive rock. The...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-18)

Jentsch Group No Net - Topics in American History

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While the title may remind the potential listener of a dry junior college history textbook, the seven powerful instrumental tracks herein are full of warmth, brilliance and energy, and certainly...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-03-17)

Quimper - Perdide

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Quimper returns with a new album with a science fiction theme, Perdide, and ten new songs written mostly during the Summer of 2018. Perdide is another fine slab of understated...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-03-16)

ScienceNV - The Quest for Prester John Volumes One & Two

Cover art With three highly-regarded instrumental albums under their collective belt, the sciency guys have taken on one of music’s biggest challenges — the concept album — in a big way. The...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-15)

Frédéric l'Épée - Sketches for Images

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Most will know L’Épée from the various bands he has led, starting with Shylock in the 70s (and reforming in 2012), then Philharmonie in the 90s, then Yang in the 00s, each band...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-03-14)

Vespero - Hollow Moon

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Russian psych / space rockers Vespero are back with a new album, Hollow Moon. With its artwork, album and song titles, and music Hollow Moon is much like a Jules Verne story. The...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-03-13)

Latest news

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

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


Previously in Exposé...

Bouchard, Dunaway and Smith - Live in Paris – Take the rhythm section of the 70s Alice Cooper band and the front end lead guitar from Blue Oyster Cult, and what do you have? You get a pretty tight hard rock act that relies on honest riffing and a...  (2005) » Read more

Starcastle - Song of Times – The late bassist Gary Strater’s dream to create one more Starcastle record was realized in 2006 with help from his long time engineer friend Mark Rubel, along with old band members and friends. Many...  (2008) » Read more

Stella Maris - To the Promised Land – It can be difficult to review something like this latest offering from Germany’s Stella Maris. The musicians sound so sincere and believe in what they’re doing, and put a great deal of craft and...  (2005) » Read more

Thork - We-ila – The French seem to have a lock on dark symphonic prog these days (see Nil elsewhere this issue) – or maybe it’s just those two guys named Maurin (David on guitar and Samuel on bass and...  (2006) » Read more

Snakefinger - Chewing Hides the Sound & Greener Postures – Here we have the welcome reissue of two great albums by Residents’ cohort and collaborator guitarist Snakefinger (AKA Philip Charles Lithman). Many of the songs on these albums were cowritten...  (1999) » Read more



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