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Various Artists - Mark Barton's "The Sunday Experience"

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Mark Barton, a UK music reviewer, spent over two decades championing independent music, writing tirelessly about often under-appreciated independent releases with wit and a voracious appetite and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-09)

Annie Barbazza - Vive

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I had previously encountered singer Annie Barbazza on a pair of releases by John Greaves and North Sea Radio Orchestra, and on her own album she operates in a similar stylistic area — moody,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-08)

Witchwood - Before the Winter

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Witchwood is a powerful Italian band with a great lead singer in Riccardo dal Pane, combining the power and grit of many classic singers from the early 70s. The band blends elements of an early 70s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-07)

Bomis Prendin - Clear Memory

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The cover of Nurse with Wound’s debut release Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella contains the infamous NWW List of bands that Steven Stapleton,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-06)

Kenneth Minor - On My Own

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Never mind the fact that they’re from Germany — if you’re looking for some good old fashioned American folk-rock, Kenneth Minor has an album for you. Jörg "Bird"...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-05)

Tom Guarna - Spirit Science

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Tom Guarna is a guitarist and composer based in New York City with over half a dozen previous releases, here fronting a quintet featuring keyboardist Aaron Parks (piano, synth, Rhodes), bassist Joe...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-04)

Notturno Concertante - Let Them Say

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I learned something new today. The Italian progressive group Notturno Concertante’s name translates to Nocturne Concertante. And the adjective concertante denotes the prominent...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-03)

Ensemble Gamut! - Ut

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Finland’s Ensemble Gamut! has carved out a unique territory in music with their combination of Early and Renaissance Music with modern sensibilities and processing. At the core you’ll...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-02)

No Base Trio - No Base Trio

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On offer is the debut release by the Puerto Rican improvisational group No Base Trio, a mix of explorative jazz and rock elements, often with dreamy, ethereal moves that lures the listener in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-01)

Mark Wingfield / Jane Chapman / Adriano Adewale - Zoji

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Guitarist Mark Wingfield has been showing up in a lot of different types of ensemble lately, from his duos and quartet groups with Markus Reuter to a duets with Gary Husband and Kevin Kastning to...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-01)

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Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Liberation. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Visible Touch - Forgotten Land & Vienna – They're called Visible Touch though they have nothing whatsoever to do with 80s Genesis or any Genesis for that matter. Think instead of all those great 80s hair-farmer bands: The Scorpions, Judas...  (1999) » Read more

Fonya - In Flux – Here's the latest offering from American multi-instrumentalist Chris Fournier, his third to date. Once again, as with the previous album Soul Travels, it's an all-instrumental excursion which could...  (1995) » Read more

Falter Bramnk - Minimal Romance – This is a tough one, not least for its diversity despite the numerous Robert Wyatt references in this review. Frenchman Frank Lambert has a knack for constructing a challenging set of tracks, getting...  (2007) » Read more

The Flower Kings - Retropolis – For starters, Retropolis is a commercial progressive album. It's definitively got wide-audience appeal. We find here a balanced mix of vocal (with a tone reminiscent of John Wetton's) and...  (1997) » Read more

Anthony Phillips - Missing Links Volume 4: Pathways & Promenades – Subtitled Missing Links Volume IV, this is the latest in that series, which I suppose supersedes the Private Parts and Pieces series. Similarly, though, this is a collection of short instrumental...  (2010) » Read more

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