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Michael Bundt - Electri City

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Michael Bundt began his career as a bass guitarist and founder the obscure Krautrock band Medusa, which morphed into the second incarnation of Nine Days Wonder. After leaving Nine Days Wonder,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-05-17)

Adelbert von Deyen - Atmosphere

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Adelbert van Deyen is a Berlin-based electronic musician who was very active in the late 70s and early 80s. Atmosphere was his third release, issued in 1980 and now reissued on Bureau B....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-22)

Utopia - Adventures in Utopia, Deface the Music & Swing to the Right

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As the 70s slipped towards the 80s, progressive rock bands found their style of music increasingly unpopular, so most of them that stayed active tried to maintain relevance by making music more in...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2014-02-20)

Zamla Mammaz Manna - För äldre nybegynnare / Schlagerns mystik / Familjesprickor

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For my money, SZamla incarnation number two was their prime and despite the fact we have to pay Japanese prices for Swedish CDs (all done by Silence) these are extremely well worth the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-05-01)

Suns of Arqa - Selected Catalog 1979-2000

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Suns of Arqa started in the late 70s, first gaining notice as the touring band for reggae star Prince Far-I. Bassist / multi-instrumentalist Michael Wadada has been a constant in the band which has...

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(Posted by Jon Davis, Jeff Melton 2003-08-01)

Asia Minor - Between Flesh and Divine

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If symphonic rock is defined by keyboard sounds that sit in for groups of strings and larger groups then it might be arguable if Crossing the Line truly fell in that category due to the...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-02-23)

Ain Soph - A Story of Mysterious Forest

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Breathtaking instrumental progressive from Japan. From the really short, Mahavishnu-type fusion rifferama of "Crossfire" which opens the album, you know you're in for an enjoyable...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1994-02-01)

Quantum - Quantum

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This outstanding Brazilian instrumental five-piece recorded only this one album in the early 80s, and then disappeared. Their sound combines the best elements of the European progressive sound with...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Agnus - Pinturas y Espresiones

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In their gold-panning expeditions for largely undiscovered old South American bands, Progressive Rock Worldwide recently unearthed this little nugget. Agnus hail from Argentina, consisting of a...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Tellah - Continente Perdido

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One of the few bands from Brasilia, Brazil's capital, Tellah recorded one legendary album in 1980, then disappeared. A three-piece band of guitar, bass, and drums, two members of whom also play...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

The League of Gentlemen - Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx

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The early 80s were a musical dance phenomena as well as a signpost for radical changes in the echelons of music taste and fashion. The times dictated 'in with 4/4 rhythms, out with the extended...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-02-01)

Amber Route - Snail Headed Victrolas

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Amber Route was an electronic / rock duo from southern California featuring Walter Holland on guitars and synthesizers, and Richard Watson on woodwinds, piano, and synthesizers; both share vocal...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-02-01)

Anthony Phillips - Private Parts and Pieces I & II

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Released in 1978 and 1980 respectively (though recorded earlier), when acoustic music was anything but in vogue, Private Parts & Pieces 1 and 2 set the tone for much of Anthony's...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-02-01)

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Reissues, Part 3

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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...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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)

Conrad Schnitzler - Blue Glow & Charred Machinery

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Herr Schnitzler is probably the most prolific synthesist (we might as well say musician) on the planet. He has been around since the early days of Kluster and Tangerine Dream (he was a member of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Shingetsu / Serenade - Shingetsu, Night Collector & Akai Me No Kagami

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Shingetsu was one of the classic Japanese symphonic bands, and their self titled Shingetsu album from 1979 is highly regarded, and often compared to classic period Genesis, if only for the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Dada - Dada & Castle Wall

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From the ashes of Charisma, the duo of Mutsuhiko Izumi and Kenji Konishi – both on guitars and synthesizers – released two albums during its existence. Their 1978 debut, entitled...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1996-03-01)

Anyone's Daughter - First Five Reissued

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Anyone's Daughter was one of a group of late 70s German symphonic bands who brought forth a highly melodic rock, colorful and saturated with emotion. Their vocal harmonies were strong, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Magma - Mythes et Légendes Vol.1

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Released in 1985, Mythes et Légendes, Vol. 1 is essentially a condensed overview of the Kobaïan story. It features extracts from several early compositions tracing the...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Carol Grimes, Uncle Dog & Sweet F.A. - Voiceprint 2000 Reissues

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Upon the demise of Delivery (Phil Miller's quartet augmented by Janis Joplin stylized blues vocalist, Carol Grimes), Grimes moved off to join another blues-based, less improvisational group,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Morgan Fisher - Hybrid Kids 1 & 2 + Miniatures

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In the middle of his work as a keyboard player (with Queen, Mott the Hoople, and others) and as a producer (Allan Holdsworth), Morgan Fisher came up with two albums worth of oddities called...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-03-01)

Brainiac 5 - When Silence Was Sound

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Listening to these recordings, which date from the late 70s, is kind of a strange experience now. That was a time when stripped-down punk rock was in the ascendant and complex progressive rock was...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-11-11)

Steve Tibbetts - Yr

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Before ECM got ahold of this and stuck one of their generic covers on it, Steve Tibbetts' second album had a much more

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-05)

Snakefinger - Chewing Hides the Sound & Greener Postures

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Here we have the welcome reissue of two great albums by Residents’ cohort and collaborator guitarist Snakefinger (AKA Philip Charles Lithman). Many of the songs on these albums were cowritten...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 1999-11-01)

Picchio dal Pozzo - Picchio dal Pozzo & Abbiamo Tutti i Suoi Problemi

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Slight changes in style between albums is common for most all groups, but Picchio dal Pozzo is not like most groups. Upon listening to their second CD after hearing the first, I did a double take...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 1995-11-01)

Talking Heads - 2006 Rhino Reissues

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Now that CBGB's has finally closed its doors in New York City, it's a good time to explore the reissued back catalog of one of the few valid early inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Glenn Branca - The Ascension

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This is a long overdue re-issue of Branca's first LP, before the days of the army of guitars, but well past his punk days. On this album, Branca was joined by three other guitarists, a bassist,...

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(Posted by Dean Suzuki 1996-03-01)

Itoiz - Ezekiel

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By the time of their second album, Ezekiel, the lineup of this Basque band had grown from five members to seven, now including saxes, mandolin, electric piano, and even violin when...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Enbor - Enbor & Katebegiak

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Lost Vinyl has a knack for unearthing rare Basque rock groups. The only catch is that you have to be careful to check out what axis they fall in. For all intent and purpose, Enbor is a straight...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Michael Stearns - Morning Jewel

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McLatchey's Second Tier

While ambient electronic music came to prominence starting in the mid 80s and came to something of a peak in the late 90s and early 00s, there were...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-08-20)

Asia - Asia / Armed to the Teeth

Cover art I don't understand why I'm reviewing this in Exposé... maybe it's the Mellotron? Without being too judgemental on a genre that I inherently dislike in the first place, the 70s American hard...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Bloque - El Hijo del Alba

Cover art Bloque were a Spanish quintet who released several albums on the Chapa label in the late 70s/early 80s of which this is their third album and arguably best. Bloque played in a pretty straight-forward...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Kenso - Kenso I

Cover art It was just last issue in our Belle Antique label overview that this writer said something to the effect that since all the best tracks from Kenso's first eponymous LP had been included as bonus...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Kit Watkins - Labyrinth & Frames of Mind

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Finally Watkins' first two post-Happy the Man/Camel solo albums have received the proper digital treatment. These are two very formative albums that offer a logical bridge between the music of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Aksak Maboul - Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits

Cover art This is the second album by Aksak Maboul, a.k.a. Marc Hollander and Vincent Kenis (though the latter’s involvement on this recording is rather limited) and whoever they happen to be playing with at...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Random Hold - The View from Here

Cover art For those of you who missed their brief history, Random Hold was a band that featured David Rhodes (longtime Peter Gabriel band mate) on guitar, Bill MacCormick (Quiet Sun, Matching Mole, and so on)...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2002-09-01)

Dreamworld - On Flight to the Light

Cover art From the Black Forest city of Freiburg in southern Germany hail the multi-talented Fichter brothers, Klaus and Rolf. In 1972 they released on the Brain label an album called A Meditation...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-03-01)

Pekka Pohjola - Five Reissues

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For anyone not yet familiar with the name of Pekka Pohjola, he is a Finnish composer, bandleader, and bassist among bassists primarily, but also fluent on piano, synthesizer, and trumpet as well....

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-03-01)

Bobby Beausoleil - Lucifer Rising Suite - Original Soundtrack and Sessions Anthology

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Subtitled Original Soundtrack and Sessions Anthology, this four disc set contains everything that was recorded for the Kenneth Anger film, whether used in that film or not. The...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-12-05)

Martin Kratochvíl / Jazz Q - Temné Slunce

Cover art Temné Slunce (“Dark Sun”) represents an odd and previously unreleased gem in the Jazz Q discography, a motion picture soundtrack the band did in 1980, although much of what’s here seems like...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-11-11)

Trilogy - Here It Is

Cover art With a name like Trilogy, one may have some preconceived ideas as to what this band is all about. The fact that four hands man the keyboards may further lead one to believe that this is some kind of...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Imán, Califato Independiente - Camino del Águila

Cover art Here's another gem in the hidden treasure trove of Spanish progressive rock, an area I'm unabashedly a big fan of. Musea did well to release this, as it should appeal to just about anyone who has...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1994-08-01)

Ange - 1995 Musea Reissues

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These seven titles by the legendary Ange represent part of Musea's big score from absorbing the Baillemont label late last year. Although most of these have been released on CD before — not once,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

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)

Gentle Giant - Under Construction

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Gentle Giant was at its best when adding polyphonic arrangements to aggressive rock music. Determining who was responsible was merely a scan of the writing credits, where "Shulman, Shulman and...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1998-07-01)

Heyoka - The Spirit of Revelation

Cover art Not so long ago in a land called Texas there was a progressive rock band with a strong local following that for whatever reason remained unsigned during all their years together, which was most of the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-02-26)

Chameleon - Rising

Cover art History is replete with young American bands that came of age in the early 70s, profoundly influenced by the then-current crop of British progressive acts. Some of these bands broke nationally (Kansas...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-01-29)

Lady Lake - Unearthed

Cover art By one scheme of reckoning, rarities collections come three categories: those that are only of interest to established fans of the artist, those that can serve as an introduction to a newbie, and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

Moving Gelatine Plates - Moving Gelatine Plates

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Moving Gelatine Plates is another obscure French progressive band from the early 70s given new life on CD by Musea. MGP consisted of Didier Thibault on bass and vocals (later with Gong), Gerard...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-01-01)

Heart - Little Queen, Dog & Butterfly, Bebe le Strange

Cover art Out of the Pacific Northwest, the two rockin' sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band hit American radios in early '76 with "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man," two hits with a sound that combined an...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2004-09-01)

Sensitiva Immagine - E Tutto Comincio Cosi...

Cover art Here is one that Edison Records (RIP) of Japan spared no laudatory word on when it was first reissued by them back in the early 90s. Marquee's encyclopedia claims its origins as a cassette release...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1999-01-01)

Aera - Türkis / Live

Cover art Last issue I covered the reissue of the first two Aera albums, and now Erlkönig present the band’s third studio effort and their live album. Türkis finds the band almost completely changed during...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Roy Harper - The Unknown Soldier

Cover art Typically Roy Harper doesn't fall into a progressive rock vein, preferring to create an English version of Bob Dylan's never ending hippie dream. But in 1980 he amassed several friends whose...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2000-05-01)

FM - City of Fear

Cover art Canadian trio FM's fourth album finds the lineup of Cameron Hawkins (synth, bass, vocals), Ben Mink (violin, mandolin, vocals) and Martin Deller (drums) unchanged from the previous album, but this...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-04-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 16

Cover art The Garden of Delights label has a long history of issuing compilations pulled from their vast library of mostly obscure, German prog and psych bands from the 70s. Entry 16 moves the series forward in...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2013-04-01)

Noa - Noa

Cover art The original release of this album from 1980 was not known to me until Soleil Zeuhl's reissue landed in front of me, but it's definitely not from lack of quality. This could be regarded as a lost...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-04-01)

Serge Bringolf - Strave

Cover art Magma has been known to lean into jazzy territory from time to time, and the Canterbury bands (Soft Machine, Matching Mole) did so even more strongly. Bringolf brings elements of both zeuhl and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-04-01)

Lars Hollmer - Med Mjölad Hand (Skisser) / With Floury Hand (Sketches)

Cover art It's hard to believe that it's been nearly four years since this talented musician, composer and arranger suddenly left this world shortly after the release of the gorgeous album Andetag....  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-04-01)

Latest news

2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Mark Feldman - What Exit – Mark Feldman has been involved in the music industry for 30 years performing as a session musician in Nashville on over 200 country albums and then in New York City on more than 150 jazz albums. Today...  (2007) » Read more

Ring of Myth - Weeds – Ring of Myth is not the only band charting a course that combines old-school progressive with elements of metal and fusion, but their take on it is interesting enough to catch my attention. The...  (2006) » Read more

Skozey Fetisch - Momma: Key – Skozey Fetisch AKA Mark C. Jackman is both an experimental composer and a visual artist working with oils and canvas. Momma:Key, Jackman's debut release, contains 31 songs, most under two minutes...  (1996) » Read more

Electric Diamond - Electric Diamond – Electric Diamond is a trio of keyboards (piano and analog synths), lyricon, and violin. The music is all instrumental, and ranges from analog synth renditions of 13th and 14th Century dances to...  (1996) » Read more

Scott McMahan - Garden of Sand – After a couple times through in loop mode this collection of noisettes and electonic musical thoughts got to be pretty addicting. One sort of gets used to the low-budget sound quality and the Casios...  (1997) » Read more



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