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Ancient Veil - Rings of Earthly... Live

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On both May 12 and November 11, 2017, Italian progressive band Ancient Veil performed live at the Teatro della Tosse in Genoa, Italy. The band has its origins in Italian progressive band Eris...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-12-01)

Troot - Constance and the Waiting

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Back in the fall of 2017, there were rumblings in the Seattle experimental music community about something special going on at Bear Creek Studios. Many of the local stalwarts were up there with a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-30)

Robert Schroeder - Spaceland

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You hear footsteps coming down the hall, a squeaky door opens and closes and suddenly you are in Schroeder’s world. The German synthesizer pioneer, originally discovered by Klaus Schulze in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-29)

Goad - Landor

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Italian prog rocker Maurillo Rossi (AKA Goad) returned this year with a double album. The first disc is all new material and the second disc is a live recording from 1995 of his 1994 album...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-28)

OH. - Metallia

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Back in 2015 I wrote about the debut of one-woman prog-metal artist OH. Olivia Hadjiioannou seems to have the uncanny ability to touch any musical instrument and immediately produce impressive...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-27)

Hyvmine - Fight or Flight

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I am by no stretch of the imagination or definition a metal head. I went through a brief phase as a teenager where Black Sabbath was one of my favorite bands, but it had passed by the time the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-27)

Chord - Chord

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Somewhere beyond the three minute pop-song, where the steady beat and catchy melody devolve into a world of purely textural sounds, this is where the soundworld of Chord begins. The four pieces on...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-26)

Downpilot - This Is the Sound

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Downpilot is Paul Hiraga’s solo effort, with This Is the Sound being his sixth release, though this is my first encounter. The album’s ten songs are edgy yet dreamy takes on...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-11-25)

Yves Lambert Trio - Tentation

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Man, I needed this. After a spell of listening to pretty heavy music, Yves Lambert’s acoustic folk really hits the spot. Some might remember him as a founding member of La Bottine Souriante,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-11-24)

Kraan - The Trio Years

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Kraan has been going strong since their debut in 1972 around the core of bassist Hellmut Hattler and brothers Peter Wolbrandt (guitar) and Jan Fride (drums), and although their studio work has had...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-11-23)

Latest news

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

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


Previously in Exposé...

Niacin - Niacin & High Bias – The cover of the first Niacin shows the venerable Hammond B3, a creature of legend. So you get an idea what you are in for. Who is Niacin? I think this would be called a "pet project" where...  (1999) » Read more

Tsunami - Anthem of the Great Wave – Tsunami are a Dutch five piece of guitar, keys, bass and drums and a very obnoxious lead vocalist who doubles on guitar. This guy is your typical quasi-emotional overbearing neo-clone nasal-whining...  (1994) » Read more

Emily Bezar - Angels' Abacus – Back in Exposé #20 I gushed about Emily Bezar’s first three albums, and honestly the only negative I can come up with for her new release is the fact that it took so long to arrive. The changes...  (2005) » Read more

Chris Cutler / Zeena Parkins - Shark! – Cutler (drums, percussion, electronics) and Parkins (harp, melodica, electrification) are both seasoned veterans of the Recommended axis. This project contains two lengthy live improvisations that...  (1997) » Read more

Electric Orange - Cyberdelic – The British prog-psych Delerium label has been pumping out quite a bit of music lately, most notably probably Porcupine Tree. Label-mates Electric Orange have put together an even spacier, even...  (1997) » Read more



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