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Reviews of releases for 1980

Rascal Reporters - We're God

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Listening to the 1980 album of Rascal Reporters after such a long time is a fascinating glimpse into the beginnings of a weird and (usually) wonderful musical world populated by exactly one band....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-06-20)

Dr. Aftershave - In the Diving Bell

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After Mussus Beastly split up (for the nth time) in the fall of 1979, bassist Norbert Dömling, keyboard player Burkhard Scmidl, and drummer Marlon Klein, who had just joined Missus Beastly...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-04-20)

Eela Craig - Virgin Oiland

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This fine Austrian band released their first, self-titled album in 1971, then perhaps more psychedelic rock than the symphonic progressive that they evolved into by their second album One...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-04-16)

El Turronero - New Hondo

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Who would have thought that Exposé would one day publish a review of disco music? Certainly not I. Be that as it may, this CD arrived in the same package as the Trigal album from...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-11-10)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)
 

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