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Date : February 2003
Pages : 92
Summary : Phil Miller, Anglagard, Peter Frohmader, Proto-Kaw interview w/ Kerry Livgren & Lynn Meredith, Seattle Progman Cometh festival 2002, NearFest 02, ProgDay 02, Classic Rock Festival, ProgWest 02, Cattle Prog, Dave Kerman: The Further Adventures of Josh
Items found : 29

A Triggering Myth - Forgiving Eden

Cover art For their latest effort, keyboardists Tim Drumheller and Rick Eddy present a single suite divided into eight parts, sometimes with no break between them. Part one starts quietly with a slightly jazzy,...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One - Space Metal

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Arjen Lucassen is nothing if not prolific. His main project, Ayreon, has released six albums in the last seven years, including the two-disc concept album Universal Migrator in 2000, and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Azigza - From X to Y

Cover art This three-song CD is intended as a sort of preview of Azigza’s upcoming full-length release, which should be out sometime in 2003, hopefully before too late in the year. I first heard this San...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Bondage Fruit - V: Skin

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These Japanese explorers find themselves in a rather minimalistic mood for their fifth release, presenting two long tracks of fairly sparse music. The title track is nearly thirty minutes of a very...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Brainticket - Alchemic Universe

Cover art Alchemic Universe is more or less the work of Joel Vandroogenbroeck (recording under the name of “Mystery Hologram A-U-rchestra”), with some spoken vocals by Carole Muriel. The text, by...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe

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Where on earth to start with these guys? Bubblemath is a vocals / guitar / keyboards / bass / drums quintet from Minnesota with the drummer doubling on vocals. The music is hard-edged progressive...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2003-02-01)

Five Fifteen - Death of a Clown

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Over the course of Five Fifteen’s previous albums, there has been a series of songs dealing with a character we can call the Golden Boy, a rock star going through the usual rock star things....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Flying Luttenbachers - Infection & Decline

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So imagine the Fripp / Bruford / Wetton lineup of King Crimson getting getting into a big argument, getting really drunk (I know – it never would have happened, but imagine it) and cranking...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Frank Pahl & Klimperei - Music for Desserts

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Here’s a new twist on contemporary chamber music. Much of this CD sounds as if it were recorded by an ensemble of extremely gifted kindergartners. Composer Frank Pahl plays a wide variety of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Funkadelic - Early album reissues

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Funkadelic’s self-titled debut album from 1970 shows the band in search of a style. There are still remnants of the 60s soul of their background, essentially expanding a kind of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Glass Hammer - Lex Live

Cover art For those of us that have been around a few years, Glass Hammer has been a steady reminder as to the state of the progressive rock genre and musicians’ passions to keep the flickering light alive....  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-02-01)

Heligoland - Heligoland

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The remains of Talk Talk, one of the more successful 80s UK pop groups, carry forward this new release from Tim Friese-Greene. Friese-Greene has been noted as a key behind-the-scenes member who...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-02-01)

Hidria Spacefolk - Symbiosis

Cover art I’m not going to compare Hidria Spacefolk to Ozric Tentacles – I’d rather listen to Symbiosis again (well, so much for that plan). Anyway, I’m happy to report that Space Rock is alive...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

James Coleman - Zuihutsu

Cover art We’re all familiar with the swooping outer-space sound of the theremin, the venerable electronic instrument played by waving the hands in the air around an antenna, so when I received a copy of a...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

McDowell - Rooks Wedding

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Considering the cover of this album, you d think that a degree of magic or mystery would surround this album. Mark McDowell has spent a short amount of time in the UK underground scene with...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-02-01)

Paralell or 90 Degrees - More Exotic Ways to Die

Cover art Whatever else you might say about Parallel or 90 Degrees, they do have an obsession with dark subject matter: the first seven tracks are grouped as parts 1 to 6 (two are instrumental – go figure) of...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

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With In Absentia, Steven Wilson and company add a few new tricks to their musical bag, the first being really heavy riffing. Not that a heavy riff is anything new to this band, but these...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Present - High Infidelity

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High Infidelity is Present’s seventh release of intelligent music that extends the tradition laid down in Trigaux’s previous releases. This new CD contains three songs: "Souls for...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2003-02-01)

Proto-Kaw - Early Recordings from Kansas: 1971-1973

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Kansas was pretty widely exposed back in the 70s, and while they were basically similar to other bands of the era, there was a hint of the progressive sound that appealed to many fans of more...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Roland Kovac New Set - The Master Said

Cover art This band of "unknowns" was actually made up of well-known studio musicians, guitarist Siegfried Schwab from Et Cetera and Embryo, Swiss jazz drummer Charly Antolini, and bassist Franz Loffler. Kovac...  » Read more
(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2003-02-01)

Scarlet Thread - Psykedeelisiä Joutsenlauluja

Cover art I know virtually nothing about Scarlet Thread other than the fact that they are Finnish and appear on the Kalevala epic collection. In spite of the first word of this album’s title, I would...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Soft Boys - Nextdoorland

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I don’t think I would get much argument if I claimed that the Soft Boys were, in their original incarnation (1976-1981) the prime exponents of psychedelic punk music. The sheer lack of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Spock's Beard - Snow

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Okay, so no one is going to accuse Spock’s Beard of laziness. This latest effort, apparently their last with the line-up that has lasted since their second album, presents nearly two hours of...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Steve Tibbetts - A Man about a Horse

Cover art My current thinking on the subject of a new Steve Tibbetts album that sounds pretty much like the last four Steve Tibbetts albums is: “Bring it on!” I suppose it would be different if there was...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Terry Bozzio & Billy Sheehan - Nine Short Films

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Sometimes the meeting of great talents can produce great results, and other times mostly disappointment ensues. This collaboration between drum-meister Terry Bozzio and uber-bassist Billy Sheehan...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

The Residents - Petting Zoo

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This collection is billed as a collection of the Residents’ more “accessible” tracks. I think it’s safe to say this is not an attempt to grab mainstream mass appeal, for...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Tóth Bagi Band - Kell, Hogy Hazudj & Another Blues World

Cover art Now appearing in the Lounge at the Budapest Holiday Inn: the Tóth Bagi Band, performing a selection of blues standards and originals in a dance-floor-ready style, sure to please locals and visitors...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Various Artists - Tuonen Tytär - A Tribute to Finnish Progressive

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It’s always fun to review a tribute to music you’re not familiar with. For the most part, I can’t compare these covers to the original versions, so I’ll just describe the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Zoot Horn Rollo - We Saw a Bozo under the Sea

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As one of two guitar men behind Captain Beefheart in the Magic Band and offshoot group Mallard, Bill Harkleroad has seen many a change in his thirty-plus years. As chronicled in his book Lunar...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-02-01)

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Previously in Exposé...

Tony Levin - Pieces of the Sun – Tony Levin’s newest release is a true band effort, the direct result of touring after his previous CD, Waters of Eden (previously reviewed). He remains on the Narada label, though (even more...  (2002) » Read more

Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly – Missus Beastly arose in Germany’s late 60s psychedelic, revolutionary underground scene which also produced the better-known Xhol and Embryo. As the extensive liner notes for this reissue of their...  (2003) » Read more

Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura - Illusion Suite, Sketches, Exit & Ko Ko Ko Ke – Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii is one busy lady – she appears on three of these four releases. Illusion Suite finds her in the standard piano trio setting, though the result is anything but standard....  (2005) » Read more

Cyndee Lee Rule - UFOsmosis – Cyndee Lee Rule is a new force in the Space Rock arena. She has played with the Philly band Scattered Planets for several years and will appear on Systems Theory’s new CD later in 2006. UFOsmosis is...  (2006) » Read more

Peter Gach - Fresh Piano – Californian pianist Peter Gach here presents a set of pieces by five different contemporary composers from his home state; a variety of styles are represented, from decidedly lyrical to angular and...  (2011) » Read more



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