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Magma - Théâtre du Taur - Concert 1975 - Toulouse

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By the early 90s, Seventh Records had showed up, started reissuing the original Magma albums along with some offshoots, and began to open Magma's considerable live vaults. The...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Magma - Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie

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I have a pet peeve (or perhaps a blind spot depending on your perspective) about reunion bands (or tribute bands). You tell me that some great from the 70s is touring with only one or two original...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Magma - Köhntarkösz

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It's hard to remember a life before Magma, but one of the earliest impressions I have is seeing this in a record store and bringing it home. Even then their iconography set them apart from...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train

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The thing I notice most about Forrest Fang’s music is that his sounds create a world of their own, seemingly existing within an infinite space of possible sounds, all of which are distinctly...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-14)

Forrest Fang - Scenes from a Ghost Train

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From the blackboard jungle to the waning crescent and beyond, visionary composer Forrest Fang has been honing and perfecting his craft since the early 80s, and if I’m not mistaken Scenes...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-14)

Erik Wøllo - Cinematic

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It’s pretty common to describe music as “cinematic” when it has a certain feeling to it, a kind of wide palette that somehow gives the impression that it would work well as the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-13)

Causa Sui - Vibraciones Doradas

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Every time a new album comes out by this Danish instrumental rock powerhouse I expect to be blown away by it, and I always am. Somehow I missed reviewing 2016’s Return to Sky, which...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-12)

Vibravoid - Mushroom Mantras

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Vibravoid. Even their name by itself sounds psychedelic, and if that’s what you are looking for you’ve definitely come to the right place. From Düsseldorf, they are a trio led by...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-12)

The Green Pajamas - Supernatural Afternoon

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Supernatural Afternoon is a brand new album on purple vinyl from Seattle’s Green Pajamas. The album is a collection of pop-psych love ballads and protest songs. The opening song,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-02-11)

Eraldo Bernocchi - Rosebud

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Whether he’s noisily rocking in Metallic Taste of Blood or providing inventive electronic atmospheres for Prakash Sontakke, one thing you can count on from Eraldo Bernocchi’s music is...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-10)

Latest news

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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Osada Vida - The Body Parts Party – Basing a concept album on the human body may be lazy, though happily the material and execution merit praise in this case. At first blush Osada Vida resemble other Polish progressive rock bands that...  (2009) » Read more

Ozone Player - E – Ozone Player is an electronic project created by Otso Pakarinen, but a real oddball one that doesn’t fit into any of the schools of electronic music. It’s not heavily sequenced,...  (2003) » Read more

Mururoa - Planets – Those people who assume that anything coming out of Italy is worth purchasing should check this one out. This is a concept album (I guess) about the planets, with tracks about the Sun, Mercury, Venus,...  (2001) » Read more

Magical Power Mako - Music from Heaven, Trance Resonance & Lo Pop Diamonds – Mako seems to delight in perpetrating an image of mystery and enigma. With a history going back to 1975, and a load of albums, he never seems to settle into a singular style. However, along the way he...  (1996) » Read more

Frank Zappa - Läther – At long last, Zappa's late 70s quadruple-album masterpiece has received a well-deserved official release. When Warner Bros. rejected Zappa's attempt to fulfill his remaining contract...  (1997) » Read more



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