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Date : February 1998
Pages : 80
Summary : Projekt Fest `97, Idiot Flesh & Buckethead, Bill Frisell Quintet, Marillion & Enchant, Exposé Concert Series, Strange Days `97, ProgDay `97, Providence, Volare, Thijs Van Leer of Focus, Edhels/Marc Ceccotti, Djam Karet, 0.720 Aleacion, Eloy, Present, Zendik
Items found : 14

In the Present, Tense —
The Roger Trigaux Interview 1998

Cover art Guitarist/composer Roger Trigaux has been recording and performing his stormy brand of modern gothic sounds as leader of Present since 1980. Like many a young player coming of age during the late 60s, the Brussels native was weaned on the style of Cream and Jimi Hendrix. His first experience with international exposure came via his tenure in a masterfully innovative Belgian ensemble, whom Roger co-founded in 1973 with Daniel Denis and Guy Segers. At the time known as Necronomicon — that infamous tome of blasphemy in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos — it would one year later evolve into Univers Zero, named after a novel by Belgian supernatural fantasist, Jacques Strenberg.  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1998-02-01)

Alan Stivell - Zoom 70/95

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Thanks a lot — trying to sum up Alan Stivell's career in a paragraph is like summing up World War II in a book — there’s too much to say and where do you start? I have all...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1998-02-01)

Ashra - Sunrain - The Virgin Years

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And what great years they were. Never heard any Ashra? Buy this! Sorry, I am biased, this is great stuff. If you don't know, Ash Ra is Manuel Göttsching, a phenomenal guitar player and...

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(Posted by Dane Carlson 1998-02-01)

Brian Hopper with Beggars Farm - Brian Hopper with Beggars Farm

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Here's one of the latest of the Canterbury music resurrections. Brian Hopper, brother of former Soft Machine bassist Hugh, was a key member of the "original" Canterbury band, The...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1998-02-01)

Cast - Angels and Demons

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I've been reading about Cast for a while in Exposé, but the arrival of this disc marks the first time I've actually heard them. So going into it, I knew they were a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 1998-02-01)

Nathan Mahl - Parallel Eccentricities

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One of the better English Canadian progressives, this one has had a lot of attention amongst progressive collectors for its rarity and quality. I had heard that there were going to be bonus tracks...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1998-02-01)

Nekropolis - The Awakening: Nekropolis Live '79

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A new Peter Frohmader release is always a welcome event, but this is one which is rather special; it features live performances of his group Nekropolis, which recorded one live album, released...

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(Posted by Dean Suzuki 1998-02-01)

Procol Harum - 30th Anniversary Anthology

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Hard to believe it's been 30 years since the Summer of Love, and also since the lone greatest single in the history of Procol Harum, "A Whiter Shade of Pale," but it's sadly true....

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1998-02-01)

Radiohead - OK Computer

Cover art We can all think of examples of a progressive band over time starting to play music more in the mainstream (Genesis, Yes, pick your example), but how many times have we seen a mainstream band, as...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 1998-02-01)

Ragnar Grippe - Sand

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This is a nugget from the past. Grippe is a Scandinavian electronic and electro-acoustic music composer whose work is under appreciated. Originally released on the visionary Shandar label from...

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(Posted by Dean Suzuki 1998-02-01)

Richard Thompson & Danny Thompson - Industry

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Most people who are aware of Richard Thompson would probably not consider his music 'progressive,' and they would probably be right on most occasions. To be sure, he was a key player on...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 1998-02-01)

Santana - Live at the Fillmore '68

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There were three CDs floating around as imports of early Santana recordings entitled Persuasion, Latin Tropical, and Acapulco Sunrise which were roughly of the same...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1998-02-01)

Strawbs - Halcyon Days

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Perhaps Strawbs is one of the most widely misunderstood bands that ever confused and confounded fans for not conforming to preconceived (and often wildly inaccurate) expectations. When Yes fans...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1998-02-01)

The Doors - Box Set

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The Doors, you ask? Can one appreciate modern rock poets like Peter Hammill and the Fish-fronted Marillion without acknowledging the influence they received from the charismatic vocalist Jim...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1998-02-01)

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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

Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: The Complete Trip – History: In 1992, Porcupine Tree was a little-noticed solo project of Steven Wilson. The first album had made little splash on the progressive psychedelic scene. Wilson decided to bring a little less...  (2002) » Read more

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - Outbound – I’ve been a big fan of Béla Fleck for quite a while, so I’m not sure how this one slipped under my radar for so long, especially given the stellar list of guest artists....  (2001) » Read more

Melting Euphoria - Beyond the Maybe Machine – Back in the late 60s, I used to imagine music like this, but nobody was making it then; Ummagumma was the first album that really came close. Meltin Euphoria's sound could best be described as...  (1997) » Read more

Rational Diet - On Phenomena and Existences – This is the fourth time out for this seven-piece chamber-rock ensemble from Belarus, their third in three years for AltrOck, a great label that seems to be able to do no wrong. Featuring drums,...  (2011) » Read more



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