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Covering music from the fringes since 1993.

Available online from Issue 31

March 2005

92 Pages

Nearfest 2004, Progday X, Marillion interview, Daniel Denis of Univers Zero, Tunnels interview (Marc Wagnon & Percy Jones), Nick D'Virgilio, The Orkustra

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Agitation Free - Fragments

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Whatever else they may have done in their recording career, Germany’s Agitation Free loved a good long jam. For their farewell bow, they played a concert in November of 1974 with a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Ars Nova - Ars Nova

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If you name your band “Ars Nova” you have to be: a) Serious Artists; b) Sarcastic reactionaries; c) Into psychedelic drugs; or d) Japanese. It’s Latin, for goodness sake, and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Autumn's Grey Solace - Over the Ocean

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In this Florida duo, Erin Welton covers vocal and keyboard duties, Scott Ferrell covers everything else, and they both have a hand in composing the tunes. This is by far the prettiest music I have...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Barry Cleveland - Volcano

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For this outing, San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Barry Cleveland has enlisted a troop of comrades in his effort to bridge the gulf between western musical idioms and those beyond these shores....

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2005-03-01)

Beep Beep - Business Casual

Cover art While the advent of punk rock in the mid and late 70s may have been a death blow of sorts to big arena rock, including much of what we call Progressive, that genre known as Art Rock found a natural...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Big Wedge - Minutiae

Cover art Based out of New York City, Big Wedge is a mainstream rock band with a few unexpected twists. Every song on Minutiae is in a different style. The album opens with “Land of the Free” – a...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Grimes 2005-03-01)

Björk - Medúlla

Cover art For a supposed “pop” artist, Icelandic singer Björk has shown a stubborn disregard for the conventions of pop music. From the beginnings of her career as a techno diva, she has steadily pursued...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Blackbirds 2000 - Psychedelic Gems 6

Cover art Various artist compilations are always difficult to review, especially so when they contain as much good material as this one does. In the Garden of Delights quest to reissue material from psych and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Debase - Unleashed

Cover art Debase is another of Noise Records' recently signed European acts to try their hand at high profile metal. Hailing from the small town of Malmö, Sweden, the quintet does its best to wade through a...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series Mastermix

Cover art It’s not hard to figure out why DJ Spooky is in such demand in the New York downtown scene; it seems the man has no tangible musical boundaries by finding further riches in already excellent sound...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Djam Karet - No Commercial Potential... and Still Getting the Ladies

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In some respects, Djam Karet can be viewed as a band with a split personality. Sometimes they are a tightly rehearsed unit performing composed music; sometimes they are purveyors of ambient...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Embryo - Bremen 1971

Cover art This live set from September 1971 finds the band just after recording their highly regarded Embryo’s Rache album, but before it had been released. This is still the early phase of the band,...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Emily Bezar - Angels' Abacus

Cover art Back in Exposé #20 I gushed about Emily Bezar’s first three albums, and honestly the only negative I can come up with for her new release is the fact that it took so long to arrive. The changes...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Gentle Giant - Giant on the Box

Cover art The first Gentle Giant DVD is a revelation to fans of the seminal 70s progressive rock act. The DVD has been assembled from the best sources available to create key time-slices into the band’s...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Gentle Giant - Scraping the Barrel

Cover art The title of this second volume of Gentle Giant audio and audiovisual archives is simply a long time fan’s obsessive labor of love. Dan Bornemark has been a charter member of the band’s on-line...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Gnomus - II

Cover art This is the second release of spontaneous compositions from this Finnish trio. Drums, keyboards and guitar wander into the outer reaches of deep space for improvisations that never really approach...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Haco + Sakamoto Hiromichi - Ash in the Rainbow

Cover art Haco was the singer for After Dinner, while Sakamoto Hiromichi has played in a Pascal Comelade cover group and Lars Hollmer’s SOLA. On Ash in the Rainbow, they combine her voice, sometimes...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2005-03-01)

Hardscore - Monkey Trial

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This is one of the more bizarre and intriguing things I’ve heard in quite a while. It’s set up as a kind of audio movie with a story about a woman who can talk to animals who has taken...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Hidria Spacefolk - Balansia

Cover art Normally it would be problematic for a band to sound the same on their third album (not counting a remix project) as on their first, especially if the first is basically a self-released demo. But when...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days

Cover art Ah, for those simpler days, before New Age fossilized into colorless bits of seemingly nutritious but flavor-free soy-based meat substitutes, before anyone realized that there was no place for...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-03-01)
 

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