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Magma - Wurdah Ïtah (Expanded)

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This stone classic of the Magma canon was originally released in 1974 as a Christian Vander solo album, with members of Magma participating, as a soundtrack for the Yves Lagrange film Tristan...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-10-05)

Galactic Explorers - Epitaph for Venus

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Guerssen has reissued another 70s Krautrock obscurity on their Mental Experience imprint. Epitaph for Venus is one of those mystery albums from the equally obscure Pyramid label produced...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-09-26)

Love - Reel to Real

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Arthur Lee and his band Love released two seminal psychedelic rock albums in 1967, Da Capo and Forever Changes. When their fourth album Out Here was recorded in late 1969...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-03-19)

Ibis - Sun Supreme

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The New Trolls Family tree is a convoluted structure – if you piece it together, it includes most of the well known Italian rock groups of the 70s whether closely or barely related. Ibis was...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Dzyan - Time Machine

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Sometime during the cosmic period of German rock, when bands like Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül and Tangerine Dream flourished, there was Dzyan — who were busy forging their own cosmic...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

New Trolls - Tempi Dispari & L.I.V.E.N.T.

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The New Trolls always only seemed to flirt with the progressive genre, only in the early 70s and then not always consistently. To sum up their career with a mere description doesn't do them...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-05-01)

Eddie Henderson - Realization & Inside Out

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On paper, Herbie Hancock went from Sextant to Head Hunters, and that was a massive stylistic change from the avant garde to instrumental funk / pop. The lineup also changed...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-09)

Eloy - Floating

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Eloy have had a really long career which leads to different people having different favorites. This is their high watermark for my ears — it was still too early for their symphonic-space rock...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-08-17)

Contraction - Live 1974

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Like many fans of 70s Canadian progressive rock, I really enjoy the first two Contraction albums, but I really had no idea from those how truly professional and what a peak level the band was in...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-06-22)

Los Canarios - Ciclos

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When I think of modernization of classical works, I get nightmares of hallways strewn with Tomita albums or maybe Yngwie Malmsteen or even Emerson Lake and Palmer's (or Mekong Delta's)...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-05-11)

Camel - Mirage

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McLatchey's Second Tier

It has been a really long time since I played this. One thing to consider about albums you like a lot is playing them to death, and in the 90s I spun...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-06-09)

Spirit - At Ebbetts Field 1974

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Among the hardest working and most undeservedly underappreciated bands ever, the three-piece Spirit that forged onward following the demise of the original five-piece following the Ode / Epic years...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-19)

Atoll - Musiciens - Magiciens

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When I think back to when I started to get into European progressive music, it was not just the music that caught my ear, but a lot of the artwork, and I've always really liked Musiciens -...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-09)

Opus Avantra - Introspezione, Lord Cromwell & Strata

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Led by composer/keyboardist Alfredo Tisocco, and fronted by vocalist Donella del Monaco, Opus Avantra – much like their name might imply, offers a music based in avant-garde classicism mixed...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Heldon - Electronique Guerilla & It's Always Rock 'n' Roll

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The reissue of Heldon's first album is one that this writer has surely been anticipating for quite some time. What's even better is that Heldon's very elusive double third album has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Samla Mammas Manna - Klossa Knapitatet

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This album is the classic Swedish group's third album and perhaps the most impressive of the early Coste Apetrea incarnation. Samla in the early 70s were far more progressive rock/fusion...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Aktuala - Aktuala, La Terra & Tappeto Volante

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The creative forces behind Aktuala were Walter Maioli (arabic oboe, bamboo flute, naj, harmonica, piccolo, etc.) and Daniele Cavallanti (soprano and tenor sax, clarinet) who formed the band in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Aktuala - La Terra

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Regarding La Terra:

In the wake of the popularity of transcendental meditation in the 60s, the Beatles and others also incorporated the sounds of India and other cultures,...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-01-12)

Visitors - Visitors

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The brainchild of producer Jean-Pierre Massiera, Visitors was his project "band," intended to be a one-shot affair and go no further. Massiera utilized an expanded lineup featuring...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Visitors - Visitors

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Here is a short one-off Musea reissue that deserves some notice. Forget the tacky artwork of the alien invaders, Visitors contains some very strong music. Believe it or not, there are 20...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-04-10)

Nektar - Unidentified Flying Abstract

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Nektar occupies a somewhat awkward place in the history of progressive rock. They don't fit in with the symphonic style of Yes or Genesis, and they're not as elaborate as King Crimson or...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Arti e Mestieri - Tilt - Immagini per un Orecchio

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McLatchey's Second Tier

I was about to write that there aren't too many debuts as powerful as this title by Italians Arti e Mesteri but then I realized I had just written...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-08-18)

Gong - Pre-Modernist Wireless: The Peel Sessions

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Blah blah Gong blah Daevid Allen blah space rock blah seminal spiritual gnomepixiebanana. Ahem. OK, now the introductions are over, we now have the latest live Gong installment, three different...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Gong - You

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McLatchey's Top Tier #10

If I could ever commit to a favorite album — and I can't, there's too many — this would be in the final rounds for sure. In the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-04-09)

Som Nosso de Cada Dia - Snegs

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This three-man band is apparently well-remembered in their native Brazil. One look at the line-up will have the average listener thinking "ELP-clone" before the CD even starts playing,...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Ave Rock - Ave Rock & Espacios

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Over the course of their two albums, Ave Rock displayed a heavier approach to progressive rock than their other Argentine counterparts. Organ and guitar dominate the instrumentation on the...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Battiato - Fetus, Pollution, Sulle Corde di Aries & Clic

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Franco Battiato, as is well known, was an Italian pop singer who for a span in the 70s made a string of very experimental albums that fit in the vein of groups such as Opus Avantra or Pierrot...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Arti e Mestieri - Tilt & Giro di Valzer per Domani

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Much ink has been spilled about the drumming of Furio Chirico and for good reason: the guy is phenomenal. He is all over the place using all available musical space yet is never bombastic or...

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(Posted by Mike Taylor 1994-02-01)

Area - Caution Radiation Area

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McLatchey's Second Tier

I've noticed on many Area fans' lists this one tends to drop a bit lower and I'd even put it in third place in their catalog. But it's...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-09-22)

Jukka Tolonen - The Hook & Hysterica

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Tolonen is a Finnish guitarist who spent the early 70s toiling with the progressive band Tasavallan Presidenti. After leaving that band, he put out a series of obscure but very worthwhile solo...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1997-02-01)

Tasavallan Presidentti - Tasavallan Presidentti, Lambertland & Milky Way Moses

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The first eponymous album Finnish band Tasavallan Presidentti recorded was a cross between folk, blues, and jazz-rock with pop influences. A really diverse album with an immaculate rendition of the...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2005-03-01)

Guru Guru - Seven Reissues

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Guru Guru is one of the better known Krautrock bands from the 70s. In Spring 1973 they released their fourth album Guru Guru, engineered by the legendary Conny Plank, featuring drummer...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Guru Guru / Uli Trepte - Hot on Spot / Inbetween

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Back in the mid 80s, in between the era when all the original German 70s rock came out on vinyl and the reissue era, and when many of these albums...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-04-07)

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)

National Health - Missing Pieces

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After 20 or so years in the vault, many unreleased National Health treasures finally see the light of day. National Health ranks up there among the most important progressive rock bands of all...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1997-02-01)

National Health - Missing Pieces

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Normally, Exposé reserves roundtable reviews for new releases by current artists, but an exception has been made in this case — a CD of "lost" recordings by the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-02-01)

National Health - Missing Pieces

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Finally! Most of the missing links between the last Hatfield and the North (1975) and the first National Health (1977) albums make their way into the light of day. Several copies of these sessions...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-02-01)

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

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McLatchey's Top Tier #26

Back when so many gatefolds were things of beauty, I looked around a little bit to make sure the picture wasn't the original CD where they put...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2014-11-08)

Darryl Way's Wolf - Canis Lupus, Saturation Point & Night Music

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The 70s continue to be a repository of stimulating music that new and old labels don’t stop digging out. Well, this is not all gold that glitters, but several forgotten works resurface,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2009-07-01)

Gift - Gift / Blue Apple

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Gift is one of the second generation of German bands, which aims its sights on rock. Both albums released in the early 70s show the band's love of blistering guitar leads. "Drugs,"...

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(Posted by Paul Earney 1996-03-01)

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Records Reissues, Part 1

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Revisited Records continues its reissue of the Klaus Schulze back catalog with another 12 CDs. I haven’t quite figured out their rationale, but they are releasing 12 a year covering the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy

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On October 30, 2015, Charly Records reissued Gong’s three Radio Gnome LPs (Flying Teapot, Angels Egg, and You) as both a 3-LP box set and a 4-CD hardback book. Each...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-02-03)

Kansas - Kansas & Song for America

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The first two Kansas albums contain some of the group's best material and show a band on the way up in their formative years. Commercial success for the band would not arrive until two albums...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2004-09-01)

Spektakel - Spektakel

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Unless one has been hiding in the forest for a year, it should be fairly well known that The Laser's Edge was planning on releasing this, the tapes of an early band involving Ede Schicke and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Murple - Io Sono Murple

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Murple is one of the countless Italian one-shots who released one rare album and disappeared off of the face of the earth. Their style was typical of the era – a classical/symphonic rock in...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Crystals - Crystals

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Featuring guitarists Marcello Todaro of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso and Nanni Civitenga of Raccomondata Ricevuta Ritorno, Crystals were a group of musicians trying to be the next big thing or at least...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Banzai - Hora Nata

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This Flemish quintet have only one album to their name, the 1974 LP Hora Nata, which has become legendary among symphonic progressive collectors. The band is led by the organ playing of...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1996-03-01)

Sixty Nine - Circle of the Crayfish & Live!

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Sixty Nine were an unusual "group" being only a duo of keyboards and drums. For these limitations, Sixty Nine made a pretty big sound, a combination of influences that on the more mundane...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Séguin - Récolte de Rêves

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Quebec, 1975. Like many other places in the world, a popular trend was to get back to the earth, to get back listening to the heart in a simple way, far from the concerns of cities and the humdrum...

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(Posted by Alain Lachapelle 1996-03-01)

Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Van Morrison sank way into my consciousness well before I became a fan, largely because his songs are used so often in movie soundtracks to such a...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-05-26)

Atoll - Musiciens-Magiciens, L’Araignée-Mal, Tertio & Rock Puzzle

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I always thought of Atoll as being the number two French symphonic rock band in the 70s, after Ange. Like Ange, they applied the ideals and techniques of progressive rock to French culture and came...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Kornelyans - Not an Ordinary Life

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Quite rightly hailed as a minor classic, this Yugoslavian band led by keys-man Kornell Kovach (originally called Korni Grupa on earlier albums) became heavily influenced by the early 70s Italian...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Barimar & Capricorn College - LP di Primavera

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This is by far the worse album on Vinyl Magic, a collection of short songs in an undeveloped thematic pop vein. Arguably, there are some decent moments, and taken by itself it's not truly...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Agitation Free - Fragments

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[Musique Intemporelle edition from 1995]

Agitation Free are one of Germany's finest space rock groups, an outfit that launched the careers of many respected musicians like...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

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)

Magma - Köhntarkösz

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For the recording of Köhntarkösz, the Wurdah Ïtah quartet was augmented with two keyboardists and a guitarist, giving the band a much more flexible lineup. With...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Christian Vander - Wurdah Ïtah

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Originally released as a film soundtrack credited solely to Christian Vander, Wurdah Ïtah was recorded by a quartet extracted from the 1974 lineup; one of the smallest incarnations of...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Brinsley Schwarz - Live Favourites

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Brinsley Schwarz were a Brit pub band from the early 70s, named after lead guitarist Brinsley Schwarz, but mostly known for their bassist Nick Lowe, who went on to considerable success as a solo...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2015-11-06)

Satin Whale - Desert Places & Lost Mankind

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For the latter part of their career, Satin Whale were a commercially oriented rock group who's music fell way outside of much of the more progressive German rock of the era. However, their...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

Biglietto per l'Inferno - Il Tempo della Semina

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In 1991, Mellow released BPI's lost second album, Il Tempo della Semina, which was recorded in late 1974. This sounds like what was probably the final demo tapes, as this has much...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Corte dei Miracoli - Dimensione Onirica & Live at Lux

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Corte dei Miracoli only released one album on the short lived Grog label in 1976 (reissued on Vinyl Magic) and like Museo Rosenbach, left a series of poorly recorded demos, of which Dimensione...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Corte dei Miracoli - Dimensione Onirica & Live at Lux

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Corte dei Miracoli only released one album on the short lived Grog label in 1976 (reissued on Vinyl Magic) and like Museo Rosenbach, left a series of poorly recorded demos, of which Dimensione...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Trace - Trace

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Frankly, it's amazing that this album (and the two Trace albums that followed) has eluded reissue so long! A super-group of sorts, their albums sold quite well and the first two were even...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

The Storm - The Storm

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Good old hard rock with Hammond! The Storm was a Spanish four-piece from the early 70s, playing in a style similar to many of their British counterparts of a few years earlier – singing their...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Biglietto per l'Inferno - Biglietto per l'Inferno

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Like Banco and Corte dei Miracoli, Italian's Biglietto were a dual-keyboard led group although their music was a much heavier affair than either of those two bands, with a style influenced by...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Ange - Au-Delà du Délire

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Ange were probably the premiere French symphonic progressive rock group, although I always run across fans of the genre who don't like what they do....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-09-01)

Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Funkadelic-Parliament-P-Funk have a lot of great albums but Standing on the Verge of Getting It On is the tops for me. I'd probably only...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-07-21)

Edgar Froese - Aqua

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McLatchey's Top Tier #9

I first heard the first solo album by Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese when I was in high school, in fact back then we had created "carts"...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-07-23)

Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties

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McLatchey's Top Tier #4

If you track BOC back to their early days you can see their strong SF Bay Area roots, but by this point in their career all of the influences from those...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-07-09)

The Cosmic Jokers - The Cosmic Jokers & Galactic Supermarket

Cover art Give LSD to the Haight Ashbury scene in the bay area in the late 60s and you have the flower power generation; give it to a bunch of young radical German musicians and you have the Ohr, Pilz, and...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-10-01)

The Cosmic Jokers - The Cosmic Jokers & Galactic Supermarket

Cover art Give LSD to the Haight Ashbury scene in the bay area in the late 60s and you have the flower power generation; give it to a bunch of young radical German musicians and you have the Ohr, Pilz, and...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-10-01)

Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974

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When Bundles came out in 1975, many fans were no doubt surprised to find a guitar in the mix, the first time since Kevin Ayers left the band when a guitar had figured in Soft Machine’s...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-04-12)

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

Cover art Catharsis were 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...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Renaissance & Illusion - Scheherezade, Turn of the Cards & Madonna Blue

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[Note: This review from 1994 refers to reissues on the TRC label. The albums involved have since been legitimately issued, and those releases are listed at the end of this...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Faithful Breath - Fading Beauty

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Faithful Breath, who later became a German heavy metal band in the 80s, began as a symphonic progressive band releasing two LPs in the 70s: Fading Beauty and Back on My Hill....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2011-06-01)

Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom

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McLatchey's Top Tier #30

Not all of my favorites will have the hipster cred this album does, it might even be one of the few albums Spin magazine and I would both give a...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2014-11-18)

Etna - Etna

Cover art Out of the undiscerning mass factory of Mellowland every once in a while comes an album well worth waiting for. From 1975, Etna's sole album is a gem for jazz rock/fusion fanatics. What's really...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie & Underground Music 1967-1974

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This archival collection presents the music of 24 Finnish bands, most unknown to Western ears. Disc One contains 19 psychedelic/progressive rock songs and Disc Two contains ten experimental/avant...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-10-01)

Zao - Osiris

Cover art Zao's second album was recorded in 1974, and originally released on Richard Pinhas' startup Disjuncta label. Despite the minimal resources available to Pinhas, Osiris fared well, surpassing...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Sahara - Sunrise & For All the Clowns

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Formed from the ashes of Subject Esq., Sahara got lost among the mass of other mid-70s German prog groups (Grobschnitt, Novalis, SFF, et al.) in spite of their good distribution, though they didn't...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-07-01)

Gentle Giant - 2005 DRT Remasters

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[Note: This review was written upon the release of the albums on DRT in 2005.]

DRT is Derek Shulman’s US based label, which has taken ownership of the band’s North America CD...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

The Viola Crayola - Music: Breathing of Statues

Cover art OK, so Music: Breathing of Statues is an artsy, pretentious title, and more than a little odd. One of the odd things about it is that the music on the album is not really pretentious at...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Jef Gilson / Malagasy - Gilson et Malagasy

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Active throughout the 60s, 70s and beyond, Gilson made waves as a jazz pianist, composer, and big-band leader with a knack for recognizing and breaking new emerging talent; to this end he can be...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-09-09)

Magma - Zühn Wöhl Ünsai – Live 1974

Cover art By February 1974, the Magma lineup that recorded MDK almost a year earlier had changed considerably; Klaus Blasquiz (vocals), bassist Jannick Top, guitarist Claude Olmos and...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-08-14)

Shawn Phillips - At the BBC

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Back in the early to mid 70s Shawn Phillips was in the heyday of his career. This CD presents three different BBC radio sessions (May 10, 1971, March 7, 1973, and October 1, 1974) from this fine...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2010-07-01)

Burnin Red Ivanhoe - Canal Trip - An Anthology 1969-1974

Cover art During their initial period from 1969-72, which this compilation covers, Burnin Red Ivanhoe was probably the most important Danish rock band; their sound was a proto-progressive style that blended...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-01-17)

Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass

Cover art Here we have one of Brain's all time "classic" Krautrock albums finally reissued on CD. As far as I know A Meditation Mass was Yatha Sidhra's only album and it is extremely rare. I've...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Jesús Figueroa - Jesús Figueroa

Cover art This CD reissues both albums of Jesús Figueroa, Con Todos (1972) and Magica Fuente (1974). Figueroa was the lead singer of Uruguay psych band Opus Alfa, which evolved into Dias de...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2005-03-01)

Offenbach - Tabernac

Cover art Each time I play this sprawling two-disc live set I’m just left scratching my head, thinking ‘what happened to this band?’ The band’s two previous releases St. Chrone de Néant and...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-10-08)

Free - Songs of Yesterday

Cover art The roots of popular blues based rock and roll are firmly tied to that of Free, a four piece act from the late 60s that had both singer and composer Paul Rogers and drummer Simon Kirke (later of Bad...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

Jack Bruce - Out of the Storm

Cover art Continuing further into the back catalog of bassist, singer and composer Jack Bruce, Out of the Storm offers up a creditable Mark Powell sound update from 30 year old studio sessions in LA....  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

Ptarmigan - Ptarmigan

Cover art Well, here’s a lost gem from a bygone era! Ptarmigan was a relatively short-lived Canadian acoustic group. The core of the band consisted of singer and recorder player Glen Dias and twelve-string...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2000-10-01)

Rosebud - Rosebud

Cover art Ten songs give almost as many stylistic snapshots. The sound of a love-in, with a keyboard, in Latin America; no trace of Carlos anywhere. A moody testament with sultry vocals grazing...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten, Osamu, Masterless Samurai, & Dragon King

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After spending much of the 1960's in the successful Japanese rock band The Launchers, Kitajima moved to to the UK and worked with a number of British bands, and released a very obscure self-titled...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-05-15)

Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass

Cover art Considered by most a classic, this album was very recently put out by The Laser's Edge. One of the most unique and interesting Krautrock releases of the seventies, "A Meditation Mass" is a four part...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Acqua Fragile - Acqua Fragile & Mass Media Stars

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Acqua Fragile is best known as the band that featured singer Bernardo Lanzetti prior to his joining PFM in time for their Chocolate Kings album. But in fact from their very beginnings,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-04-01)

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Mega Dodo Presents New Charity Album – Our friends at Mega Dodo have put together a lovely compilation of their artists performing new arrangements of nursery rhymes, and all the profits from sales of the album will benefit Save the Children. It features a number of artists we've covered. » Read more

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Thinking Plague - A History of Madness – Most music critics (and listeners too) tend to get caught up in the genre game when describing music. We think in terms of qualities like loud/soft, electric/acoustic, rocks/doesn’t. But there...  (2003) » Read more

Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana - Well of Souls – I'm an unabashed admirer of practically everything Steve Roach does nowadays as his ambient voyages are amazingly evocative and year after year he continues to produce great music. This collaboration...  (1996) » Read more

Adam Lane - Hollywood Wedding – Adam Lane is an improvising artist local to San Francisco who happens to use the upright four string as his medium to create with. On his 1999 Cadence release, Hollywood Wedding, the ramrod composer...  (2000) » Read more

Spring Heel Jack - Treader – You might think that the modern sounds of drum & bass are not the territory of Exposé writers, that there is no cross-reference point. Shouldn't we put head into the sand simply to...  (2000) » Read more

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Reissues, Part 3 – Revisited Records has taken on the mammoth task of reissuing the entire Klaus Schulze back catalog, and these eight albums are what has been reissued so far this year. In addition to using cardboard...  (2009) » Read more



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