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Available online from Issue 26

February 2003

92 Pages

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

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In Cahoots with the Guitar Man —
The Phil Miller Interview 2002

Cover art Exposé had the privilege of speaking to Canterbury veteran Phil Miller on the evening of August 17th at our vendor table inside Seattle's Moore Theater. Progman Cometh festival headliners Softworks (with Allan Holdsworth, Hugh Hopper) had nearly blown the top off the venue and Miller was in amicable mood to speak about his recent activities and specifically how he came to play in the Pacific Northwest for the first time in his long career.  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2003-02-01)

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

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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...

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(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)

If, Bwana - I, Angelica

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The latest release from Al Margolis and company is a sprawling ambient-industrial noise opus spanning 10 tracks over 2 discs. The program is varied, some parts leaning more toward electronic and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2003-02-01)

James Coleman - Zuihitsu

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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...

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(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)
 

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