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Aton Five - Solarstalgia

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Over the last twelve months we have reviewed many different releases from Russia, some excellent, some good, and some not so good. Aton Five’s new release, Solarstalgia, falls into...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-18)

Toiling Midgets - Sea of Tranquility

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After seeing the name Toiling Midgets around for decades, Sea of Tranquility is my first time actually listening to them. This music could be described as (mostly) instrumental post-rock,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-02-17)

This Frilly Ape - Lovely Mutant Cauliflower

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Every once in a great while I have to review something that is such a difficult listen that, no matter how many times I try, I end up aborting the endeavor well before the album is even half...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-16)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York - Entity

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Composer, conductor and arranger Satoko Fujii has several of these orchestras around the world (Tokyo, Kobe, New York, Berlin) that convene periodically to to perform and record Fujii’s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-16)

Fighting Kites - Mustard after Dinner - An Anthology of Fighting Kites

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Mustard after Dinner is a free downloadable anthology of non-album material from North London’s Fighting Kites (2006-2012). Pulling together their self-releases, compilation...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-15)

Sonar - The Bill Laswell Mix Translations & Tranceportation Vol. 1

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It could fairly be said that if you’ve heard one Sonar album, you’ve heard them all. Their basic idiom is quite fixed, with repeated grooves in varying meters topped by interlocking...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-02-14)

Vacuum Tree Head - Rhizomique

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We last heard from VTH in 2018 with their two excellent EP-length releases Aasraa and Botofogos in Shadow Position. Fact is, it’s pretty hard to track down information on...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-13)

LFant - LFant

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LFant is the solo effort of Guilhem Meier, drummer of PoIL, Icsis, PinioL, Ukandanz, Pili Coit, Le Grand Sbam, etc. He plays prepared drums and the result can be summed up as self-indulgent...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-12)

Fernando Perdomo - Out to Sea 2 & The Crimson Guitar

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On Out to Sea 2, Fernando Perdomo continues his musical tribute to his favorite artists of the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-02-11)

The Supertones - Unknown and Other Hits From Outer Space

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A surf rock band from New York City, who woulda thought? Plus they’ve released about ten albums before this one, starting in the early 90s with their debut The Big Wet Twang, none of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-10)

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2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Sándor Szabó / Kevin Kastning - Parabola – Like the previous Szabó/Kastning duets, Parabola consists of improvisations utilizing different kinds of acoustic guitar other than the standard variety – 6- and 12- string baritones and...  (2010) » Read more

vidnaObmana - The River of Appearance – In 1996 vidnaObmana recorded The River of Appearance, which was a high point of his early compositional style. Employing samples, loops, electronics, and sparse piano phrases, vidnaObmana crafted...  (2007) » Read more

Iona - Journey into the Morn – The first 15 minutes of this album (except the two-minute opener) give the listener no idea of what is to come. If you judge an album based on a cursory listen of the first few songs , this one would...  (1996) » Read more

Thinking Plague - In Extremis – Thinking Plague is yet another stunning product of the prolific revolving cast of characters that have brought us the 5uu's, U Totem, and other projects. This particular configuration is led by...  (1999) » Read more

Vidna Obmana - Twilight of Perception – Belgian composer Vidna Obmana has been on the Fourth World electronic scene for quite a few years now, using electronics, percussion, tape loops, and processing to produce music with a rich, dark,...  (1997) » Read more



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