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Kingston Wall - Kingston Wall I, II & III

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Kingston Wall is a Finnish power trio who seem to operate outside the normal "progressive rock" distributors, yet would certainly be a crossover group of great potential. While the band...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-11-01)

Jacula - Anno Demoni

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Jacula's debut (to be reviewed in a later issue) was one of the rarest (if not the rarest of the Italian progressive rock albums), and certainly one of the most sinister –or...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Sithonia - Spettacolo Annullato

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Sithonia is a rather new band on the Italian scene. Spettacolo Annullato is their second album, followed by the live Folla di Passaggio recorded during the first part of a Caravan...

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(Posted by Alain Lachapelle 1995-11-01)

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)

Nuova Idea - Mr. E. Jones & Clowns

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Nuova Idea are probably best known for being part of Italy's largest family tree, including the New Trolls and Osanna. Nuova Idea's Ricky Belloni (on Clowns) joined the New Trolls...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Nuova Idea - Mr. E. Jones & Clowns

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Nuova Idea are probably best known for being part of Italy's largest family tree, including the New Trolls and Osanna. Nuova Idea's Ricky Belloni (on Clowns) joined the New Trolls...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

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)

Richard Pinhas - L'Ethique

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Even for those of us who were listening to music in 1982, when this was first released, it's hard to really recreate the experience of hearing something in that time. Unfortunately, I...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-04-01)

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)

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)

Camel - Camel

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Most used record stores in the late 80s had multiple batches of Camel albums, in fact the record shop owner who introduced me to them gave me Rain Dances first, which even to this day was...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-04-27)

Magma - Theusz Hamtaahk - Premier Mouvement

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This unauthorized release contains the first half of a live concert from March 1976. The band's lineup is identical to that of the Theatre du Taur show, but the performance reveals, among other...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

The Smell of Incense - I'm Allergic to Flowers & A Visit with Ashiya

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The Smell of Incense is a Norwegian neo-psychedelic band inspired by Syd Barrett, the Kinks, Steeleye Span, Incredible String Band, and Peter Hammill, to name a few. Their debut CD, All Mimsy...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-11-14)

Mithrandir - For You the Old Women

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McLatchey's Second Tier

While the US has a wide array of progressive rock artists, there aren't terribly many that stay strictly within the European symphonic progressive...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-12-01)

Desequilíbrios - Desequilíbrios

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Desequilíbrios is Fábio Ribeiro's other band. Unlike Blezqi Zatsaz, they sound less like...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

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)

Terreno Baldio & Recordando o Vale das Maçãs

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Certainly an argument for "truth in advertising," Terreno Baldio released their first, self-titled album in 1976. In spite of the use of the same artwork as the LP, this is not the same...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Terreno Baldio & Recordando o Vale das Maçãs

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Both of these are grouped in a single review, not simply because both were classic 70s Brazilian progressive bands, or because they both happen to be on the PRW Label (Progressive Rock Worldwide...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

Dogma - Album

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This neo-prog quartet clearly stand apart from the pack, forging bravely ahead as they do without a vocalist. Instrumentally, they have much in common with Marillion, IQ, even Pendragon, as well as...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1997-02-01)

Tisaris - What's Beyond

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If the balance of the album were as smokin' hot as the seven-minute instrumental "Animae" that opens it, this might be one of the best releases on the PRW label; sadly, that's not...

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(Posted by Jon Davis, Peter Thelen 1997-02-01)

Eclat - Vol. I & II

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Eclat is a French five-piece whose style lies somewhere between the symphonic stylings pioneered by bands like Ange and Mona Lisa and the folk-directed tendencies of bands like Minimum Vital. There...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-02-01)

Dogma - Album

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In my opinion, this is what a neo-progressive album should sound like. Dogma's debut is an excellent album, very much in the instrumental style that Pendragon started on with the second part of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Kevin Leonard - Automatrix

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In 1992 Kevin Leonard, North Star's keyboardist, released a self-produced solo cassette of eight jazz influenced progressive instrumental compositions. Now he has released this same music on...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1997-02-01)

Fourth Estate - Finesse and Fury & See What I See

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This writer was completely unfamiliar with Fourth Estate prior to their performance on day one of Progscape II, but apparently they've been around a while — certainly long enough to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1997-02-01)

Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra - Vox Humana

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The second solo album by this veteran of Yes and Asia comes pretty much in two distinct halves: a pop song half and a more inspired set of short vignettes that hint at the simpler strains of Mike...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1997-02-01)

Galaad - Premier Février

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Galaad is another group in the new wave of European neo-progressive bands recording and mixing their debut CD Premier Février between July and September 1992. Galaad is the quintet...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Univers Zéro - Ceux du Dehors

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McLatchey's Top Tier #28

I have to admit that Heresie is also very very close, but I'll save it for the next round. Anyway Belgians Univers Zéro are...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2014-11-15)

Folli di Dio - Folli di Dio

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It sounds like Folli di Dio just missed being on Mellow's Fruit Salad label, as it fits into that most amorphous of genres – neo-psychedelic. Neo-psych is as ambiguous as most genre names...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Paradiso a Basso Prezzo - Paradiso a Basso Prezzo

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This is a CD I really expected to like, considering this is an Italian progressive from 1973 live and unreleased. That’s not to say it's bad. It certainly has a lot of typical elements to...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Le Stelle di Mario Schifano - Dedicato A

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Kckck wk zz r ckck! It sounds like the workers at the CD mastering plant took time out to play frisbee with the source LP; you can not only tell this CD was mastered from LP but at times...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Gothic Lunch - Gothic Lunch

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Marco Cimino of Errata Corrige mixed this and it says on the back that he wrote the songs, however on the inside it says he didn't write anything and only played piano on one track. In reality,...

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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)

Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys (Original & English)

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Ys is certainly one of the more controversial progressive rock albums. Many people will tell you not only that it is a classic, but it's often quoted as being the very best of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Genfuoco - Dentro l'Invisible

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Genfuoco were one of the last "progressive" rock groups in the late 70s with Zauber and Locanda delle Fate. Genfuoco's music, very much like Zauber, was airy and serene with some very...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Francesco Buccheri - Journey / Second Journey

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Italian synthesists are a rare breed and only a few of them did anything of note (Cacciapaglia, Baffo Banfi, and very few others). Buccheri was a very obscure musician with a pronounced Teutonic...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

St Tropez & La Compagnia Digitale - Icarus & La Compagnia Digitale

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Both of these groups contain percussionist/synthesist Ciro Perrino in their ranks. These groups were both post-Celeste and showed a vast change in style from that group. You may have heard Ozric...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

St Tropez & La Compagnia Digitale - Icarus & La Compagnia Digitale

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Both of these groups contain percussionist/synthesist Ciro Perrino in their ranks. These groups were both post-Celeste and showed a vast change in style from that group. You may have heard Ozric...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Draft & Bill - Reported Missing

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Mellow's "New Progressive Series" (a title they tend to put on the newer releases) is a rather misleading category. I don't want to entertain a discussion of what...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Jumbo - Jumbo, DNA, 1983 & Live

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The list above is the entire discography of Jumbo except for two rare singles, one from 1970 and one from 1975, and Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni? which is

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Jumbo - Jumbo, DNA, 1983 & Live

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The list above is the entire discography of Jumbo except for two rare singles, one from 1970 and one from 1975, and Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni? which is

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Jumbo - Jumbo, DNA, 1983 & Live

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The list above is the entire discography of Jumbo except for two rare singles, one from 1970 and one from 1975, and Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni? which is

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Il Giro Strano - La Divina Commedia

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Around a core six-piece of organ, guitar, bass, drums, sax+flute, and powerful lead vocalist Mirko Ostinet, Il Giro Strano were ex-members of equally obscure bands Tramps and Voodoo. They recorded...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Il Berlione - Il Berlione

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It must have been 1991 or so when I received a tape from a friend of this group. Dutifully impressed to say the least, I couldn't believe that they had no CD releases yet. But finally, after a...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-03-01)

Magma - "Les Voix" - Concert 1992 Douarnenez

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Not so much a true Magma album as it is a choral interpretation of some old Magma music. With no less than nine vocalists (led by Christian and Stella Vander), the choir (about half male, half...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-11-01)

Magma - "Les Voix" - Concert 1992 Douarnenez

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Magma's Christian Vander has decided to follow in the footsteps of Frank Zappa, Andy Latimer, and others in an effort to fight the bootleggers, and has started his own record label AKT to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Magma - "Les Voix" - Concert 1992 Douarnenez

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Les Voix was the debut release on Christian Vander's AKT label, created in order to make available various live Magma recordings that had been gathering dust in Vander's archives....

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Christian Vander - Les Voyages de Christoph Colomb

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This is not so much a solo album as it is a narrative with some backing music. All of the music is performed by Christian Vander on synthesizers (which were programmed accordingly by Stella...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-11-01)

Magma - Retrospektïw III

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In June of 1980, various Magma alumni gathered in Paris for a series of reunion concerts. The two Retrospektïw albums that resulted present some of the best performances from those...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-11-01)

Marge Litch - The Ring of Truth & Crystal Heart in the Fountain

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A Japanese symphonic band that has been active since the mid-80s, Marge Litch released their first CD, Fantasien, in 1991 after a long string of cassette-only releases. The Ring of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

Triade - 1998: Storia di Sabazio

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Occasionally hailed as a classic, I for one don't see what the big deal is. Triade were one of numerous keyboard-based trios that proliferated in Italy in the early 70s. The sound was based...

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(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-07-01)

Agitation Free - Last

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Agitation Free was a mid-70s German band with connections to Tangerine Dream through Michael Hoenig (keyboards) and Ash Ra through Lutz Ulbrich (percussion). Their three obscure LPs are constantly...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Covenant - Nature's Divine Reflection

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It seems that the one-man band is making a comeback in the American mid-west. Whether this is a positive happening or not, I will leave to the individual listener. Covenant consists solely of one...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-02-01)

Various Artists - Pioggia nel Deserto

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There is a whole branch of Artis' output that we won't go into here, suffice to sat that the compilation Pioggia nel Deserto, which showcases tracks by eight different artists,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Various Artists - Tarzan Compilation

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Originally on the Bla-Bla label from 1972, the Tarzan Compilation features eleven short tracks by four bands: Capsicum Red, Wells Fargo, Black Sunday Flowers, and Osage Tribe. Two of these...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

Ars Nova - Fear and Anxiety

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Here is one of those albums that I hate at one listen, and love at the next. Ars Nova is a Japanese instrumental trio of mega-keyboards, bass, and drums, playing pretty much in the tired old...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Alphataurus - Dietro l'Uragano

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In the early 70s, there were so many great progressive bands on the Italian scene, that even some of the best were overlooked. Case in point: Alphataurus were a five-piece who released their only...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-08-01)

Latte e Miele - English Papillon, Live & Vampyrs

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These albums make up the present archives of previously unreleased Latte e Miele music. Latte e Miele are best described as an Italian ELP and have a very big sound for a trio. They released three...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Latte e Miele - English Papillon, Live & Vampyrs

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These albums make up the present archives of previously unreleased Latte e Miele music. Latte e Miele are best described as an Italian ELP and have a very big sound for a trio. They released three...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Latte e Miele - English Papillon, Live & Vampyrs

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These albums make up the present archives of previously unreleased Latte e Miele music. Latte e Miele are best described as an Italian ELP and have a very big sound for a trio. They released three...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

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)

Museo Rosenbach - Rare, Unreleased & Live '72

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Museo Rosenbach's Zarathustra is one of the greatest symphonic/classical rock works of all time and has yet to be surpassed in the genre. These two titles are posthumous releases of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Museo Rosenbach - Rare, Unreleased & Live '72

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Museo Rosenbach's Zarathustra is one of the greatest symphonic/classical rock works of all time and has yet to be surpassed in the genre. These two titles are posthumous releases of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

The Coenobite - My Habit

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The Coenobite, besides being a clever variant on the hideous demon from Clive Barker's novella "The Hellbound Heart," is the one-man project of Dutchman Coen Vrouwenvelder. Primarily...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-07-01)

Änglagård - Hybris

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This is one of those albums that has developed such a reputation that it's quite common to see it get the dreaded "overrated" tag, as if...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-03-10)

Aelian - The Watcher

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This is one of Musea's new releases, a label which for many years I considered infallible, but in the last few years they have occasionally proven me wrong with releases like Fancy Fluid's...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Aelian - The Watcher

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Musea tends to release two kinds of music: reissues of excellent obscure progressive bands and debut efforts by contemporary bands. The latter can be broken down further into bands that learn from...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Landberk - Riktigt Äkta

Cover art Landberk's Riktigt Akta (the Swedish vocal equivalent of Lonely Land) was in many ways the precursor of the new Swedish symphonic scene and was the first of many well received bands...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-03-01)

Iconoclasta - La Reencarnación de Maquiavelo

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This is the recent release from Mexico's premiere band. However my first question, after noting that the band is now ten years old, was, "Have they sold out yet?" Seems like all the best do...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Richter Band - Richter Band

Cover art Listening to the first track of this Czech ensemble's debut album, I had the feeling that it was leading up to something — a sudden leap in intensity, an eruption into a wild and busy jam section,...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1995-03-01)

Trettioåriga Kriget - War Memories

Cover art I really don't know how fair it is for me to review this. After all, being an album comprised of previously unreleased tracks, it's obviously intended for established fans of the band. I had never...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-03-01)

Eero Mieho - Athanora

Cover art Originally recorded in 1992, Athanora is a mystical album from Finnish keyboardist/harpist Eero Mieho who has pulled no less than 16 other musicians together to fill in the rest of the parts,...  » Read more
(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-03-01)

Jarka - Ortodòxia / Morgue o Berenice

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This release combines two early seventies albums from the obscure Spanish band Jarka, led by the excellent pianist Jordi Sabates. Playing with a strong jazz sensibility, Jarka also differed from...

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(Posted by Rob Walker 1994-10-01)

Last Turion - Circle Logic

Cover art There's mediocre neo-prog, and then there's albums like this, which almost make me want to cry. As usual, influences are acquired, but not absorbed, from Marillion, IQ, and post-Gabriel Genesis. The...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1994-10-01)

Green Isac - Happy Endings

Cover art Green Isac is the Norwegian duo of Marten Lund (keyboards, guitars) and Andreas Eriksen (percussion and keyboards), augmented here by additional musicians on flutes, accordion and kora. The music...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-10-01)

Julverne - Le Retour du Captain Nemo

Cover art Julverne sprang from the same Belgian underground avant-garde music scene that produced Cos, Univers Zero, Aqsak Maboul, and Art Zoyd. As such, members of all the aforementioned bands, at one time or...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1995-03-01)

Apoteosi - Apoteosi

Cover art The Mellow label, run by Mauro Moroni, has probably released more discs in the last year and a half than Musea, Kinetic, Cuneiform and Syn-phonic put together. Dedicated to re-issuing long-lost...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-02-01)

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Impressioni Vent'Anni Dopo & Bobo Club 2000

Cover art Being that PFM's Per un Amico ranks among my favorite albums of all time, I had been anticipating hearing a live show around that era — circa 1972 — for quite some time. Both of these CDs...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-03-01)

Step Ahead - Step Ahead

Cover art This CD includes Step Ahead’s only album recorded in 1982, three live tracks recorded at the Théâtre de Verdure, Nice, November 1982, and two previously unreleased tracks recorded at Step Ahead's...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

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)

Kerrs Pink - Mellom Oss

Cover art Kerrs Pink is a Norwegian progressive band that fuses progressive rock and Scandinavian folklore just as Grieg married symphonic music and Nordic folk songs. The music also pays homage to bands like...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Conrad Schnitzler / Jörg Thomasius / Lars Stroschen - Tonart Eins

Cover art Tonart is Lars Stroschen’s (AKA Propeller Island) new label and Eins is the first in a series of Tonart CDs by these three Berlin e-music composers. Each composer gets roughly 18 minutes to...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Noetra - Neuf Songes

Cover art Even though the title of this CD reissue is Neuf Songes (Nine Musings), there are thirteen. Noetra recorded these thirteen thought provoking “musings,” one to ten minutes in length,...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Cathedral - Kingdom of Ends

Cover art Here we have another band named Cathedral, not to be confused with the UK band or the US band reissued on Syn-Phonic. Kingdom of Ends is a reissue of sorts in that it is a compilation of two...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1993-12-31)

Änglagård - Hybris

Cover art Änglagård is a new young Swedish band composing and playing songs that combine the aggressiveness of mid-period King Crimson with gentle flowing Scandinavian "folk" music. This combination is unique...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 1992-12-31)

Freddy Delirio - Journey

Cover art Freddy Delirio is the pseudonym for Federico Pedichini, Italian philosopher, musician, sound engineer, and producer. He was the keyboardist for Italian cult band Death SS and the lead singer for the...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2013-09-15)

Drama - Strange Expression

Cover art A trio from Erie, Pennsylvania, Drama's music combines three qualities that are seldom found together in the right proportions: hard hitting, high energy progressive rock; an excellent singer; and a...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-05-01)

Haze - In the End: 1978 - 1988

Cover art In the End: 1978-1988 is a compilation of various tracks that chronicle the 10 year existence of one the more undeservedly obscure UK progressive bands. In their early days, the band...  » Read more
(Posted by Bob Netherton 1994-02-01)

Noetra - Neuf Songes

Cover art This is fabulous, very intricate and occasionally dark, somewhat Canterburyish kind of stuff. The pieces are mellow and rolling as well as intense and energetic, the writing is excellent,...  » Read more
(Posted by Rob Walker 1994-02-01)

Aquelarre - Brumas

Cover art South American reissues usually happen without too much fanfare, and such is the case with this, one of several albums by the 70s Argentinian band Aquelarre - yet this is one that definitely should...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Quaterna Réquiem - Velha Gravura

Cover art What am I listening to, an unreleased Iconoclasta classic? A previously unknown Italian masterpiece? Darryl Way guesting with Quantum? None of the above. It is Velha Gravura from Quanterna...  » Read more
(Posted by Bob Netherton 1994-02-01)

Atavism of Twilight - Atavism of Twilight

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[reviewing advance cassette - ed.]

Known best for opening at Djam Karet's most recent show, this is yet another band from the Los Angeles area making progressive music. An instrumental...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-02-01)

Maxophone - Maxophone

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Ah yes, yet another great Italian band. The closest comparison that I can make is with Locanda delle Fate, but that doesn't quite describe Maxophone. While Locanda was a full, rich seven piece that...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Step Ahead - Step Ahead

Cover art Step Ahead was one of France's best symphonic bands and this, their only release, was a quite a rarity, not only in availability but also in quality. In the early eighties, few bands kept the...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

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)

Coco Roussel - Reaching Beyond

Cover art Roussel may be best known as the drummer for Happy the Man in their final phase, and the work he did with Kit Watkins on some of his first solo projects. This is his first album since Kit & Coco's...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Tsunami - Anthem of the Great Wave

Cover art Tsunami are a Dutch five piece of guitar, keys, bass and drums and a very obnoxious lead vocalist who doubles on guitar. This guy is your typical quasi-emotional overbearing neo-clone nasal-whining...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Jean-Philippe Goude - De Anima

Cover art Jean-Philippe Goude may be best remembered for his tenure with Richard Pinhas and Heldon, as a one time member of Weidorje, or for his excellent electronic oriented solo album Drones from the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-02-01)

Neuschwanstein - Battlement

Cover art Neuschwanstein was a German band whose sole surviving artifact is their incredibly powerful album Battlement, originally released on the Racket label. The sound on the LP could be described...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Il Berlione - Il Berlione

Cover art No, this is not another lost 70s Italian reissue, but instead a powerful new Japanese quintet featureing guitar, bass, saxes, keys and drums. Their sound could best be described as a canterbury/RIO...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Cro Magnon - Zapp!

Cover art An interesting newcomer in the 'Chamber Music Rock' subgenre, this is a Belgian five piece featuring a lineup of dual violins, keyboards, alto and baritone saxes, and bass. Naturally, as might be...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Asgard - Arkana

Cover art Arkana is the latest offering from the Italian neo-progressive band Asgard. Their sound is full of power and grandeur, very symphonic, with affected vocals, shifting moods and almost schizophrenic...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Phideaux - Friction

Cover art Phideaux (pronounced like "Fido") is New York singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Phideaux Xavier. His debut release, Friction, is a dense and quite impressive piece of work. Featuring...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Ohman 1996-08-01)

Cathedral - Kingdom of Ends

Cover art Kingdom of Ends is the first CD by the Washington, DC based five-piece Cathedral. Their sound is firmly in the neo-progressive camp, perhaps more radio-ready than most. Their sound blends...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Iona - The Book of Kells

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Imagine the best elements of Enya/Clannad blended with the folk-rock presence of Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny, make it a bit more progressive and powerful, and top it off with a Christian...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1994-08-01)

Thierry Zaboitzeff - Dr. Zab & His Robotic Strings Orchestra

Cover art Zaboitzeff is the bass guitarist/cellist for Art Zoyd. This solo project shows him in a more electronic setting, as it is done mostly using synths and sequencers. There are 22 tracks of varying length...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Latest news

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

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more

2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Magnum - Progressive Classics – This English "pomp-rock" (as those silly British metal mags used to call it) band has been around for donkey's years. Wide spread fame always seemed to elude them however, but given the...  (2000) » Read more

The Muffins - Double Negative – I suppose any time a band that has been around as long as the Muffins puts out a new album, there’s going to be some disagreement among fans about its merits. Whether they changed too much or...  (2005) » 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

Fantasy - Vivariatum – Fantasy are probably best known for their 1973 debut, Paint a Picture, a song-orientated but strikingly beautiful and melodic classic of British progressive. More recently, Audio Archives released...  (1995) » Read more

Arto Lindsay - O Corpo Sutil - The Subtle Body – Lindsay has been a fixture of the New York "No Wave" scene and beyond since the early 80s. His most notable projects have been as vocalist and guitarist for The Lounge Lizards (faux-jazz),...  (1997) » Read more



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