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Djam Karet - The Ritual Continues

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Imagine a sound with the force and power of mid-period King Crimson, the fluidity and spaciness of Pink Floyd, and the percussive power of Peter Gabriel's Security. Throw into that mix...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

John Coltrane - 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings

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Going to knock off three with one go here. So I think the first Coltrane I heard that grabbed my attention was the double LP The Other Village Vanguard Tapes, and then of course from there...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-06-15)

John Coltrane - 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings

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Going to knock off three with one go here. So I think the first Coltrane I heard that grabbed my attention was the double LP The Other Village Vanguard Tapes, and then of course from there...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-06-15)

Jan Akkerman - Pleasure Point, From the Basement & Heartware

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Hux records, the offshoot of the extinct BBC archives label Windsong, has now branched off into re-master heaven with a series of 80s releases by ex-Focus master guitarist Jan Akkerman. With each...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1999-04-01)

The Green Pajamas - November

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By 1987, when the Green Pajamas released their masterful second album, Book of Hours, they already had quite a backlog of material that hadn't been released — songs that tended...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-10-07)

David Prescott - Four Million Years

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In the 80s, the Auricle cassette label put out four titles by American synthesist David Prescott. In an era where Berlin-school (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze) music is plentiful, widespread, and...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-08-02)

Copernicus - Deeper & Worthless!

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Listening to Copernicus is anything but easy. Widely varying music, everything from clattering free improvisation to sloppy renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," backs the crazed...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-09-10)

Bill Nelson - Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights

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Since disbanding Be Bop Deluxe, Bill Nelson has maintained a two-pronged solo career, with some releases being song-oriented and others in the vein of atmospheric instrumental music — rather...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-05-12)

Mastermind - Volume One

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Ten years after it was recorded and released as a cassette, and about six years after its original CD incarnation on ZNR records, Mastermind's debut is finally available once again. It...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

French TV - After a Lengthy Silence

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The second album from this Louisville, KY band, After a Lengthy Silence, was originally recorded in 1987, and has now finally been re-released on CD. French TV play a somewhat eclectic...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1997-02-01)

5uu's - Point of Views

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From the beginning, led by drummer Dave Kerman, 5uu's started out as the west-coast answer to the European RIO music of the day. Their first mini-album Bel Marduk & Tiamat echoes...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Bellaphon - Firefly

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Bellaphon are a four-piece from Japan, consisting of the standard guitar / bass / keys / drums lineup. Their arrangements are heavy on the keyboards, with Camel-like guitar breaks providing the...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1997-02-01)

Synergy - Semiconductor, Release 2 & Metropolitan Suite

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In 1986, the first era of Synergy releases came to an end with Metropolitan Suite, which in some ways is the culmination of Larry Fast’s original musical vision. That does not make...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 1999-04-01)

Bartz - P.O.E.A.S.

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From the beautiful planetary artwork on P.O.E.A.S. (aka Pictures of Earth and Space) you might expect to experience music to transport you between the planets of our solar system....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-04-28)

Dead Can Dance - First Five Reissued

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Since 1984, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard have created seven albums that stand the test of time: Dead Can Dance (1984), Spleen and Ideal (1985), Within the Realm of a Dying...

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(Posted by Alan Gunnison 1995-03-01)

Bellaphon - Delphi

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Probably best known for their 1987 album, Firefly, this instrumental four-piece existed from around 1982, and co-existed with the mid-80s Ain Soph, keyboardist Mitsutaka Kaki and drummer...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

Bi Kyo Ran - Fairy Tale, Early Live Vol. 1

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No more than a year after recording an album of King Crimson covers as Madoromi, it was 1978, and the band changed its name back to Bi Kyo Ran; they won first prize in a Yamaha-sponsored contest,...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Blind Owl - Debut at Dusk

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The story behind this is that in 1987, the cassette, LP, and CD were all supposed to receive a simultaneous release. Apparently somebody dropped the ball – the LP was released, but the CD...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus - The Gift of Tears & Le Liturgie pour le Fin du Temp

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RAIJ are a mysterious ensemble of musicians whose music is genuinely unclassifiable. Operating somewhere near the 4AD / Dead Can Dance axis, the music by this fascinating combo is transfixing,...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 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)

Deyss - Vision in the Dark

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Just the mere mention of the Swiss band Deyss is enough to send many progressive fans – even hard core neo-progressive loyalists – into cringe-fits or outbursts of hysterical laughter,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

McCoy Tyner - Sahara

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McLatchey's Second Tier

There are few musicians who I respect and admire more than the legendary pianist McCoy Tyner, one fourth of John Coltrane's classic quartet. His...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-01-07)

Chas Smith - Nakadai

Cover art For lack of a better term, let’s say that when we produce or listen to sounds that an instrument was not principally designed to generate, we are playing or hearing “beyond the instrument.”...  » Read more
(Posted by K. Leimer 2009-07-01)

Jean-Pascal Boffo - Carillons

Cover art A most welcome reissue of one of Musea's finest releases ever, Jean-Pascal Boffo's second LP from '87. In the 70s, he was the guitarist with a Genesis inspired group called Mandragore, which later...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Musicante (Guillermo Diego Ensamble) - Sonoridades Mexicanas

Cover art While not exactly a reissue, this compilation by Guillermo Diego y Musicante includes all of the material from their 1987 album A los Cuatro Vientos, plus two tracks from 1982's Buscando...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Marillion - Clutching at Straws

Cover art This EMI reissue has given me an opportunity I thought was long past: to review what I consider to be Marillion's finest moment. When I first discovered Marillion, I was dying for something new to...  » Read more
(Posted by Dane Carlson 1999-11-01)

Todd Rundgren - Hermit of Mink Hollow + Healing + The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

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By the end of the 1970s Todd Rungren had done it all, honing his guitar and compositional chops with The Nazz in the late 1960s, ultimately leaving that band to move on to production work for other...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-12-29)

Outer Limits - The Silver Apples on the Moon

Cover art Outer Limits were a Japanese band from the 80s and this CD is a reissue of their swan song recorded live at NHK FM Radio Studios on 15 April, 1987. Consisting of two instrumentals and three vocal...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1997-12-31)

Hugh Hopper Band - Alive!

Cover art After his glory days with Soft Machine, Hugh Hopper went through some lean times (musically at least), until the mid to late 80s, when he hooked up with a crew of Dutch musicians for a number of tours...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 1999-11-01)

Jorge Reyes - Ek Tunkul

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I must have been sleeping at Best-of-'97 voting time as this old favorite managed to slip right out from under my nose. Ek Tunkul was Jorge Reyes' very first (and best) solo recording from...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1999-01-01)

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Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Cul de Sac - Ecim – This four-piece from Massachusetts offers a free-wheeling neo-psychedelic sound that finds itself at home somewhere between current bands bands like Porcupine Tree, and the experimental music of...  (1994) » Read more

Porcupine Tree - Metanoia – This hard-to-find treat was released after the live album Coma Divine but prior to the latest album Stupid Dream as a limited edition gatefold double 10" vinyl-only release. Recent interviews...  (1999) » Read more

Henry Cow - Concerts – Another Henry Cow re-release which has much more information in the expanded liner notes which detail the proceedings. The first four tracks were taken from a 1975 BBC Peel Session and features a...  (1996) » Read more

Valinor's Tree - ...And Then There Is Silence – Sweden's Valinor's Tree has come a long way since their last album, Kingdom of Sadness which I reviewed in #19. The quartet still walks a high wire between balls-out modern hard rock and the...  (2001) » Read more

Lisker - Lisker – Featuring a no-keyboard lineup and two guitars, Lisker don't immediately seem likely to be a source of good olde prog. But this offbeat Basque group are not to be written off so easily. The heavy...  (1996) » Read more



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