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Jihye Lee - April

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The last two large-ensemble jazz recordings to cross my desk were

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-14)

The Blue Öyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation

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There was always something a bit sinister, a bit weird, a bit occult, and a bit conspiratorial about Blue Öyster Cult and as a kid I just ate that up, in fact I'd guess BÖC probably...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-04-13)

Djam Karet - Sonic Celluloid

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When a band has over 20 excellent all-instrumental releases, and you know them all well, it’s instinctive to compare any new release to those that have gone before it. The first thing one...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-04-12)

Various Artists - Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984–1989

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During the five years prior to the wall coming down, East German musicians, painters, poets, filmmakers, and performers began to open up new territory, crossing genres and jumping back and forth...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-11)

Oneida / Rhys Chatham - What's Your Sign?

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We’ve covered Glenn Branca in these pages before, but Rhys Chatham has so far avoided our attention. Like Branca, Chatham is a modern composer with elements of minimalism to his writing who...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-10)

Lorenzo Montanà - Phase IX

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Italian ambient soundcrafter Montanà has released a number of albums since 2009, both solo and in collaborations, most are nearly impossible to find unless one seeks them out. In 2015,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-04-09)

Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1 & 2

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Conrad Schnitzler was one prolific composer. Six years after his passing we are still presented with music from his archives. In 1975 he recorded a number of untitled pieces intended as soundtracks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-08)

Thinking Plague - Hoping against Hope

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I’m not going to complain about the years between Thinking Plague albums. The gap between In Extremis and A History of Madness was only five years, by far the shortest...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-07)

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath is undoubtedly as famous and as influential as any rock band out there, the progenitor of one, if not two or more, genres, but allow me the space, if not the sheer cheek at looking at...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-04-06)

Mariah Parker - Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert

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One can’t accuse Parker of flooding the market with product; this live set is only her second album, the first in nine years, but after even a single listen, one can conclude it was clearly...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-04-05)

Latest news

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more

2017-02-20
Larry Coryell RIP – One of the greats of jazz guitar has left us at the age of 73. Larry Coryell was one of the founding figures of jazz fusion, but produced a significant body of work the bridged many styles. His group Eleventh House provided a unique take on the combination of jazz and rock that was distinct from contemporaries such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Weather Report. » Read more

2017-01-31
John Wetton RIP – After a long battle with colon cancer, singer and bassist John Wetton has died at the age of 67. As an integral member of such bands as King Crimson, UK, and Asia, his was one of the distinctive voices in progressive rock, lending a human touch to often difficult music. » Read more

2017-01-30
Seaprog Announces First Artists for 2017 – The organizers of the Seaprog Festival in Seattle have announced the first set of confirmed performers for the 2017 festival. The best known names are Jack o' the Clock and Zero Times Everything, but a host of other bands are featured, mostly from the Northwest. The festival will take place June 2-4, 2017. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Light - The Story of Moses – This album sprouts directly from the treasure trove of Dutch prog rock, although it took a Spanish label to finally release it on CD. The music is inspired by the great classic composer Bach, but in...  (2007) » Read more

Zao - Akhenaton – Zao was a fantastic French fusion band that released a half dozen albums in the 70s. Formed by saxophonist Yochk'o Seffer and keyboardist Francois Cahen after leaving an early incarnation of Magma,...  (1995) » Read more

Claudia Quintet - For – For their fourth release, John Hollenbeck and company have produced yet another engaging disc of Euro-folk chamber jazz, for lack of a better quick descriptive for their unique and identifiable style....  (2008) » Read more

Earthstone - Seed – Chris Phillips is the mastermind behind Earthstone, today a band, but at the time of this recording essentially a one man project with guesting from producer Chris Bond (keys) and Marc Richards...  (1994) » Read more

moe. - Dither – moe. returns to the studio to find a new collection of tunes, rejuvenation and even a notch forward into jam stardom. 1999 saw the band extend the grooves of their live stage persona about as far as...  (2001) » Read more



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