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Available online from Issue 21

March 2001

88 Pages

ProgDay 2000, Gianni Leone/Il Balletto di Bronzo, Uz Jsme Doma, Azigza, Theo Travis, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Five Fifteen, King Crimson, Spacecraft, Picchio Dal Pozzo, The Tunnel Singer + CD: 'What's New in Baltimore'

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A Hot Date with King Crimson —
Live at the Fillmore 2000

Cover art It's been 31 years since the Crimson King appeared at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. In December 1969, the original quartet was at the end of their first American tour, tired, spent, and just downright frustrated. The group was on a triple bill with both the Nice (led by Keith Emerson) and the Chambers Brothers (an R&B vocal group), which typified the mixture of musical styles in a Bill Graham venue for the day. Fast forward to the present and although Robert Fripp and his new quartet have adopted many guises, none are more brutal than the projekctized version, which has been successfully redefined for the new millennium.  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-03-01)

Aelian - A Tree under the Colours

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Aelain is a five-piece guitar / keyboards / bass / drums Italian band that serves up music in the 80s AOR rock style. The song arrangements are typically neat and clean and there are loads of...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2001-03-01)

Alo Mattiisen - Read

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After some none-too-fulfilling encounters with the likes of Eloy Fritsch and Artemiy Artemiev, I was becoming weary of what my next task with reviewing synthesizer-based music would hold. Alas,...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 2001-03-01)

Amoeba - Pivot

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Without reading the credits, it would be easy to assume Amoeba is a four or five member band, but in reality it’s two guys: Robert Rich (vocals, keyboards, steel guitar, flutes) and Rick...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Amstrong - Sprinkler

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Amstrong hail from Copenhagen, and are often compared to massive Attack and Portishead, but I don’t hear much of that. Their sound is a strange mixture of very artificial and organic, with...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Annbjørg Lien - Baba Yaga

Cover art The Hardanger fiddle of Norway is traditionally played as a solo instrument, but Annbjørg Lien, one of the more famous exponents of the instrument, here presents it in the setting of an augmented...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Annie Whitehead - Home

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Annie Whitehead is a trombonist and composer who has made what I’d characterize as an optimistic revalidation of the roots of early Brit jazz, adding a careful handling of world music themes....

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-03-01)

Anscha - Anscha

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This is a very good example of good “musical” ideas ruined by an out-of-control singer. “Musical,” here meaning instrumental ideas. The vocalizations of the singer, Andreas...

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(Posted by Jerry Baiden 2001-03-01)

Anthony Moore - Reed, Whistle and Sticks, Out & Flying Doesn't Help

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Before hooking up with Peter Blegvad and Dagmar Krause to form Slapp Happy, Anthony Moore was experimenting with some very innovative musical techniques. Reed, Whistle and Sticks is one of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

AoMusic - Grow Wild

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Ao, which is a Polynesian word for light and illumination, is the duo of Nahoo (aka Ric Gannaway) and Jojo (aka Jay Oliver), a pair of Mid-Westerners with a strong affiliation for New Age...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2001-03-01)

Arturo Meza - Borges

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It’s been so long since we have heard anything from this Mexican prog man that I was beginning to wonder what happened to him. Outside of various appearances with the likes of Nirgal Vallis...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 2001-03-01)

Ash Ra Tempel - Gin Rosé at the Royal Festival Hall

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This CD is a concert by Klaus Schulze and Manuel Göttsching which took place in April 2000 at Royal Festival Hall, presumably the site of earlier Schulze recordings of the same name. Not...

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(Posted by Phil Derby 2001-03-01)

Atman Featuring Anna Nacher - Tradition

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No newcomers to Exposé, this exotic Polish ensemble check in with another release. Atman’s sound is tough to pigeonhole, their forte being a bent for creating ambient drones...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 2001-03-01)

Audra & Voltaire - Audra & Almost Human

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Audra captures the factory sound of the late 70s, of bands like Bauhaus and Joy Division. Their debut CD opens with a tasty little bit of nostalgia. “In All Our Androgyny” features an...

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(Posted by Dane Carlson 2001-03-01)

Azazello - Black Day

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The electronic drum kit will undoubtedly make or break one’s opinion of this release by Russian prog-metal quartet Azazello, depending on your tolerance for such a mechanical backbone. And if...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2001-03-01)

B.J. Cole - The Heart of the Moment

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Veteran pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole became visible on the UK music horizon within several contexts by this release from his Transparent Music Ensemble in 1995. Since 1989’s Transparent...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-03-01)

Bill Nelson - Buddha Head & Weird Critters

Cover art Since disbanding BeBop Deluxe more than twenty years ago, Bill Nelson has released more than thirty solo albums ranging from engaging progressive pop to long ambient works written for art...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Petrophonics

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Ever since I first heard this band back in the early 80s, I’ve been fascinated by their style: rock instrumentation playing challenging music which is not based in the conventions of rock and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Calix - Canções de Beurin

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Cálix is a young Brazilian band that seems to strive for an early 70s rock sound as opposed to strictly prog, with easily grasped melodies and song structures, and a dominant Anglo-American...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2001-03-01)

Car 44 - Platinum Holes

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As part of Thirsty Ear’s effort to expand its scope to a varied roster, ex-Rollins Band and Bowie’s recent guitarist Chris Haskett puts on his production hat to produce Virginia...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-03-01)
 

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