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Available online from Issue 23

December 2001

88 Pages

Estradasphere, Dennis Rea, Prog Day 2001, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, New Sun, Ozrics, Neil Sadler, Robert Carty + Dweller at the Threshold, Indonesian Prog Festival, Rob Ayling (of Voiceprint), King Crimson w/Tool

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From Earthstar to Land —
The Dennis Rea Interview 2001

Cover art Dennis Rea is a used to being at the vanguard of music; from his unlikely progressive rock roots to his current sound collage excursions (both in the US and abroad) he’s been both a catalyst and creator of a unique fretboard approach. Dennis is a member of two First World Recording artists, Stackpole and Land (with ambient pioneer Jeff Greinke) and also gigs with local Northwest singer/songwriters. In his “spare time” the guitarist runs the experimental music newsletter, The Tentacle which chronicles the local Seattle scene. Exposé caught up with Dennis after completing the third Land disc, Road Movies.  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

The World Returns to Seattle —
WOMAD USA 2001

Cover art The main thing about the WOMAD (World Of Music, Art, and Dance) festival is: it's big. Really big. There are four major stages and several areas for workshops and other activities spread over two and a half days. Twenty or so food vendors. Dozens of merchandise tents. Way too much going on to catch it all. 2001 was the fourth year for WOMAD at Marymoor Park, and the first one not run by local event producers One Reel. Whatever really went on behind the scenes, the end result was One Reel and WOMAD parted ways, and an outfit called The Workshop took on the daunting task of organizing the whole thing on a shortened schedule – once it was determined that there actually would be a festival. To be honest, there were some glitches, but nothing major, and it's hard to imagine anyone could have done much better. The big draw this year was to be the presence of one of WOMAD's founders, Peter Gabriel, and after some shuffling (at one time, Robert Plant was scheduled, then replaced by Gregg Allman), a lineup of more than forty artists representing more than twenty nations came together.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim - Revelator

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By this point, I hope all Exposé readers have gone out and purchased at least a few Steve Tibbetts albums. If you have, and you love them as much as I do, you probably...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Aka Moon - In Real Time

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In Real Time, Aka Moon's 11th CD, contains the original music composed for Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance theater production of the same name. This theatrical production combines the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2001-12-01)

Amorphis - Am Universum

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Back when I was in my early teens, I went through a phase where I liked heavy metal. Black Sabbath’s Paranoid was my favorite LP. That phase didn’t last very long, and I...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Apeiron & Vaseduva - Mirror Images

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German synthesist Apeiron had two excellent Berlin school electronic music albums in the early 90s, Imagic and Twilight People. He has resurfaced, this time with collaborator...

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(Posted by Phil Derby 2001-12-01)

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - Outbound

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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....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Carol Grimes, Uncle Dog & Sweet F.A. - Voiceprint 2000 Reissues

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Upon the demise of Delivery (Phil Miller's quartet augmented by Janis Joplin stylized blues vocalist, Carol Grimes), Grimes moved off to join another blues-based, less improvisational group,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Cesária Évora - São Vicente di Longe

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Cape Verde has a long and varied tradition of popular music, and Cesária Évora is one of the shining stars, garnering a lot of attention in the American press in the last few years....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Chrysaldor - The Legend

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The packaging of this release is a tad confusing, and the title may well be Chrysaldor The Legend, with the musicians being named Zen’s and El Jice. Whatever. This is a release on...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2001-12-01)

Daevid Allen and University of Errors - e²x10=Tenure

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This sophomore CD from University of Errors starts with “Iced Tea Overture” and gets your attention with a chunky beat, free-form guitar, and spaced out effects. Then Allen gets going...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Dave Kerman / 5uu's - Abandonship

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One of the most prolific and highly-sought drummers in avant-prog, Dave Kerman, has returned with an album from his own project 5uu’s. Abandonship features the most stripped-down...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2001-12-01)

Dave Kerman / 5uu's - Abandonship

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Do you ever wish you could indulge in some honest, healthy, head-banging and rocking out but just can¹t bring yourself to put on any Led Zeppelin or AC/DC? Well your time has come, RIO-freaks....

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2001-12-01)

Dave Kerman / 5uu's - Abandonship

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Dave Kerman is making a concerted stab to become the Christian Vander of the Cuneiform banner of groups. Not only is he doubling up between his percussion responsibilities with Present and Thinking...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

David Thomas & Foreigners - Bay City

Cover art Starting with his tenure in the seminal art-punk outfit Pere Ubu, David Thomas has shown himself to be a lyricist of great talent and singer of acquired taste. For this outing he teams up with a trio...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Disjunkt & Awkward Star

Cover art New York and Chicago aren’t the only American cities with avant jazz scenes – Seattle has quite a bit to offer. In addition to the big names like Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz who have relocated...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Early Day Miners - Placer Found

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Well, the Exposé credo is to spotlight the boundaries of rock, so that must mean this young American group fits the mold. Unlike the mostly Euro-prog based music we cover, EDM has a...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 2001-12-01)

Eloy Fritsch - Cyberspace

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I’ve heard Brazilian Eloy Fritsch’s name before, but had not heard him until now. Nicely layered arrangements float serenely by. The emphasis is on orchestral-sounding synthesizers,...

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(Posted by Phil Derby 2001-12-01)

Eric Mertens - White Worker

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White Worker is Eric Mertens’ latest release and a follow up to his first CD Spleen. White Worker is a wonderful collection of 11 contemporary chamber music...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2001-12-01)

Foetus - Flow

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J.G. Thirlwell’s reputation preceded him like a plague, and I knew I had to be in the right frame of mind to listen to the kind of pounding, intense onslaught he dishes out. But eventually I...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)
 

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