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Available online from Issue 6

March 1995

56 Pages

Progfest '94, Progscape, Vinyl Magic part 1, Miriodor, Mastermind, Minimum Vital, Anekdoten, Echolyn

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Avoiding the Juggernaut —
The Mastermind Interview 1994

Cover art In late-1994, following a successful performance at the first "Progscape" festival in Towson, Maryland, and hard on the heels of the Japanese release of their third album Tragic Symphony, two thirds of Mastermind, brothers Bill and Rich Berends sat down with Exposé to candidly discuss the band's past, present and hopes for the future.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Of Ants and Tools —
The Miriodor Interview 1994

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Downtown Montréal. An old ten-story commercial building. The smell of factory. An antique elevator going up to the eighth floor. Miriodor's practice local is spacious, two walls filled with large windows giving a wide north-eastward view of the city. The sun floods in. Drumset, keyboards, hardware paraphernalia, a table, chairs, teapot and cups, a sink and counter plus various posters furnish the surroundings.

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(Posted by Alain Lachapelle 1995-03-01)

Taking Prog to the Majors —
The Echolyn Interview 1994

Cover art The scene: a hotel room on the seventh floor at the Hollywood Metropolitan hotel, in the early morning hours of November 6th, after an outstanding performance at the Variety Arts Theater on the first day of Progfest '94. Ray Weston and Chris Buzby talk candidly about their music and experiences with a subset of the Exposé writing staff. All the while a loud party is going on at the other end of the hotel room...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen, Rob Walker, Mike Borella 1995-03-01)

[Untitled] - Bad Hat Situational

Cover art Quirky. Unconventional. Capricious. Bizarre. Outre. These words come close yet fail to capture the essence of [Untitled]. This band concocts a strange brew of Djam Karet, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa,...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1995-03-01)

Änglagård - Epilog

Cover art Since Änglagård's superb 1992 debut Hybris, more than a few folks have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up effort from this magnificent Swedish ensemble. Everyone wondered — would they be...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Änglagård - Epilog

Cover art First off, I think change is good, so long as the change is in a positive direction. The world of music is a chaotic, complex entity, and to stay in the same place for too long is more than just a...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1995-03-01)

Änglagård - Epilog

Cover art The long-awaited sequel to the classic Hybris has brought with it a lot of hype, curiosity, and questions. Epilog clearly squelches any rumors of a sophomore slump, and has answered...  » Read more
(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-03-01)

Ars Nova - Transi

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This latest offering from this Japanese power keyboard trio is a bold step forward from their 1992 debut Fear and Anxiety. For starters this one is a full length disc; more to the point,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Ars Nova - Transi

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Transi is the second release from this Japanese trio, fronted by talented keyboardist Keiko Kumagai. Writing all the music and commanding an arsenal of analog and digital keys, she leads...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Ars Nova - Transi

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This, the second album from the Japanese keyboard-led trio Ars Nova, comes as perhaps the biggest surprise of the year. It would be all too easy to rest that statement on the fact that this is a...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-03-01)

Ars Nova - Transi

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If this trio of all female musicians were a pop group, I doubt if anyone would think twice, but in the testosterone driven underground of Prog, the idea is practically a novelty (at least for...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Baku - Sequences of My Bequest

Cover art Sequences of My Bequest is a concept album that seems to be about a father and son and life's choices of right/wrong, good/evil, etc. While this may be a worthwhile concept, the neo-prog...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Live & Papagayo Club 1972

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Unlike the recently released PFM shows (Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Cafeine - La Citadelle

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Cafeine is a new band from France offering a nuanced music based mainly on keyboards and guitar. Melodic, La Citadelle offers seven compositions, three of them being in the ten to fifteen...

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(Posted by Alain Lachapelle 1995-03-01)

Cafeine - La Citadelle

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I'd first heard of these guys a few months ago via their contribution to the A Propos d'Ange compilation, their song being one of the highlights of that disc. La Citadelle...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Catharsis - Le Bolero du Veau des Dames & Et S'Aimer

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Catharsis was one of the most esoteric of the French 70s rock groups, combining influences of rock, folk, classical, psych, and medieval into an unusual and distinctly individual mold. Led by...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Chance - Dunes

Cover art Chance is a new French instrumental outfit led by keyboardist Laurent Simonnet. With bass, drums, and a revolving cast of guitarists, he leads the band through nearly an hour of lush, melodic, and...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Citizen Cain - Somewhere But Yesterday

Cover art Further proving that the Genesis school of progressive remains in an exalted tier among the commandeers at SI (Synthetically Indignant — the original label for this album), here's the next hook,...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Clepsydra - More Grains of Sand

Cover art Ever miss the sound of Marillion in their glory days? This Swiss five-piece regularly evokes the memory of Misplaced Childhood on this, their second album, and build upon that general sound...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Collage - Moonshine

Cover art Well, this album gets off on the wrong foot, but definitely ends up on the right one. The album opens with some heavy keyboards and drums and then the vocals come in... and you can't understand a damn...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-03-01)
 

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