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Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno

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It’s really hard to understand what this music meant at the time it was recorded. Intellectually we can recall that ambient music was in its infancy, with the term only coined (by Mr. Eno)...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Jenny Scheinman - Twelve Songs

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Violinist and composer Jenny Scheinman’s latest CD is a trip down memory lane to the deep bayous of the South, emphasizing lazy 30s jazz. She has enlisted a small ensemble to forge her vision...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Riverside - Voices in My Head

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This disk is meant to be a stopgap to fill time between this Polish band’s widely hailed 2004 debut Out of Myself and their latest full-length release

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Billy Sherwood - Back against the Wall

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Billy Sherwood has certainly found a comfortable niche to show his knowledge and appreciation of classic 70s rock. Gathering an all-star cast to re-create the second most well known Pink Floyd...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Soft Hearted Scientists - Uncanny Tales from the Everyday Undergrowth (Expanded Edition)

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There is something endearing about the Soft Hearted Scientists, be it their name, their label name, their vocal harmonies, their whimsical songs, their catchy melodies, etc. I’ve been a fan...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-02-14)

Soft Bounds - Live at Triton 2004

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Elton Dean and Hugh Hopper have been involved in so many projects together all it takes is for an alternate rhythm section to assemble under the two musical compatriots and a new project is born....

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Pip Pyle's Equip' Out - Up!

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Recorded in fall 1991, the second release from Pip Pyle’s pet project has only recently seen the light of day on the US import market. On the occasion of Pip’s recent trip to the US and...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-08-01)

Magic Pie - Motions of Desire, Circus of Life & The Suffering Joy

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Following on Karisma’s release of King for a Day in 2015, the label has gone to Magic Pie’s back catalog and re-released the first three albums. In 2005 they put out...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-05-05)

Chicago - Chicago at Carnegie Hall

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In a previous tier I highlighted the fourth disc of At Carnegie Hall because as good as the actual live album is, the liner notes explain that they really wanted to pick the fourth disc...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-05-25)

Phil Manzanera - 50 Minutes Later

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Guitarist Phil Manzanera has struck upon the renaissance era of his star-crossed musical career. Together with close longtime friends such as Brian Eno and Robert Wyatt, Manzanera continues to push...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Roman Stolyar - Missa Apocryph

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This release in no way fits the standard mold of Electroshock music (though they’ve been breaking that mode a lot lately, so maybe we should stop remarking on it!), being essentially a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2011-06-01)

King Crimson - Thrak

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First, to answer the biggest question: What do I get if I buy this album that I don't already have on Vrooom? Not much really. You get the 'single' "Dinosaur." You...

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(Posted by Dan Casey 1995-11-01)

Erik Hinds - Reign in Blood

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On the first few plays through, I didn’t even realize what I was listening to, but I was certainly enjoying it at its face value. Here Hinds plays solo h’arpeggione, an acoustic...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Pendragon - The Masquerade Overture

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For 15 years Pendragon has been a fixture on the English progressive scene. They've got solid support from a devoted European fan base, consistent albums, and a refined sound. They've got...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1996-08-01)

Pendragon - The Masquerade Overture

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Unlike Marillion, Pendragon have had to slog it out arduously throughout their career in order to achieve their level of success. The latest offering is an ambitious project to say the least. And...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-08-01)

Pendragon - The Masquerade Overture

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Pendragon's new release, The Masquerade Overture, further proves that this band is one of the better proponents of neo-progressive rock. Not because of any great originality, but...

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(Posted by Steve Robey 1996-08-01)

Chicago - Chicago at Carnegie Hall (Bonus Material)

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McLatchey's Second Tier

I'm not sure why over the years it took me a really long time to return to Chicago but I can tell you when I did and that's when the 4CD reissue...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-12-08)

Roine Stolt - Wall Street Voodoo

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Roine Stolt has certainly been a prolific musician the last several years. The Kaipa, Flower Kings, and Transatlantic guitarist / vocalist has released what seems like a couple of albums per year...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

The Muffins with Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott - Loveletter #2 "The Ra Sessions"

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What does one get when The Muffins mix it up with two great sax players (Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott) from Sun Ra’s Arkestra? That’s right, not two – but four sax players, plus...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

SBB - Live in Theatre 2005 & New Century

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They began life as the Silesian Blues Band in 1971, and shortly after became the backing band for Polish superstar Czeslaw Niemen, returning as simply SBB in 1974 to ultimately become one of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

SBB - Live in Theatre 2005 & New Century

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They began life as the Silesian Blues Band in 1971, and shortly after became the backing band for Polish superstar Czeslaw Niemen, returning as simply SBB in 1974 to ultimately become one of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Quikion & Lithuma Qnombus - Live

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The three members of Quikion join with the two-man rhythm section Lithuma Qnombus for this 72 minute live set from March 2005 in Tokyo’s Manda-La2. Playing acoustic and electric guitars,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

K2 - The Book of the Dead

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Imagine Progrock Records’ Shawn Gordon’s surprise when he heard from K2 bassist Ken Jaquess that not only Allan Holdsworth but the late Shaun Guerin had agreed to play on his big time...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Spock's Beard - Gluttons for Punishment - Live in '05

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These two CDs capture Spock’s Beard on their 2005 Octane European tour. Disk one is almost entirely taken from that record, while disk two pulls from past albums Feel Euphoria,...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Ajalon - On the Threshold of Eternity

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Randy George (who may be more widely known due to his recent work with Neal Morse) is the leader of Seattle-based Ajalon. Vocalist Will Henderson is also an important focal point for this...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

Gong - Flying Teapot

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McLatchey's Second Tier

One of the most unfortunate things about the CD issues of Gong's first entry in the Radio Gnome Trilogy is that because of the legal...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-04-14)

Various Artists - Music for Films III

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The All Saints label began as a veritable home for the electronic, ambient inclined artist who needed a new vehicle to deliver a powerful message. Music for Films III is a sampler of these...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2001-12-01)

Kit Watkins - World Fiction

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This may be one of Kit Watkins’ most sensual efforts to date. The creative foundation for most of the album’s 12 tracks is a percussion and synth track or groove that Watkins then solos...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2005-09-01)

Magma - Mythes et Légendes 1

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Not to be confused with their 1985 CD with the exact same title, this DVD is the first of four that are being compiled from the shows that took place at Le Triton from May 10th to June 4th 2005....

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Focus and Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon

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It was in August 1997 that we learned about the reunion of Focus, with original members Thijs van Leer and Hans Cleuver, and bassist Bert Ruiter who played with them from Focus 3 onward,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-08-14)

Arti e Mestieri - First Live in Japan

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The modern incarnation of Arti e Mestieri has not seen much documentation on CD, so it is nice to see this release covering a recent concert in Japan. The two main components of the group are still...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2008-01-01)

Drama - Stigmata of Change

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Seven years has passed since this French band’s last release, Flying over the 21st Century. Lineup changes include new vocalist Yvon Lucas, who suits the material well, even if...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

GAM - Eiszeit

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The name GAM is an acronym of the member’s first names Günter Schickert (guitar, vocals, trumpet), Axel Struck (guitars, vocals), and Michael Leske (drums, percussion). Eiszeit,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2007-03-01)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Kraan - Wiederhören, Flyday, Nachtfahrt, Live 88, Dancing in the Shade & Live 2001

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Recently Revisited Records, a division of InsideOut Music, has been reissuing a number of German bands from the past: Klaus Schulze, Amon Düül II, and Kraan. To date, they have released...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

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)

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)

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)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-02-01)

Spiral Realms - Solar Wind

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I am bummed that my dislike of Nik Turner caused me to miss these guys. The master of Space Violin, ex-Hawkwind player Simon House brought his band, Spiral Realms, to the Great American Music Hall....

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(Posted by Dane Carlson 1997-02-01)

Here Are the Facts You Requested - Felt & Testing Ground Live

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Somewhere back in the late 90s, after seeing them open for the Mike Keneally Band, we reviewed this San Jose band’s earlier release, Shocks and Struts, which proved them to be a...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Mad Juana - Acoustic Voodoo

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I was going to say, “Here’s one out of left field” but that’s unfair. Mad Juana comes from somewhere outside the ballpark entirely, from some dark, candle-lit back-alley...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

Stencil Forest - The Abyss

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Stencil Forest is another example of “band makes an album that goes nowhere, disbands, then reforms years later to try it again.” The core of the 1983 lineup has returned — Frank...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Shining - In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster

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Hardcore devilry in psychotronic mode hanging about with the schizophrenic crowd. This is a rutilated ruby of the avant-progressive slant. Anyone into Cuneiform and Recommended Records catalogues...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Seti - Life Signs

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The atmospheric opening suggests we’re no longer on the earth, but somewhere in space. Life Signs is the debut album from a neoprog rock band from Chile. It’s the familiar set...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2007-03-01)

Sonic Pulsar - Out of Place

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Sonic Pulsar inhabits a rather small category: Portuguese prog bands. The group (now on hiatus) centers on talented singer / songwriter / guitarist Hugo Flores (who also covers keyboards and drum...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Project Creation - Floating World

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Project Creation is the brain child of multi-instrumentalist and composer Hugo Flores, who has built a minor progressive rock masterpiece on par with the best of Queensrÿche, Fates Warning,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Ubi Maior - Nostos

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Prog metal is a genre which has grown as many arms as an octopus – or more. Italy especially is famous for many bands in this genre. Not that Ubi Maior is a pure prog metal band – no,...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2008-01-01)

Trigon - Emergent

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This amazing psychedelic rock dynamo from Germany (now a trio of guitars, bass, and drums – by brothers Rainer and Stefan Lange, and Tihomir Lozanovski respectively, with former keyboardist...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Pattern Is Movement - The (Im)Possibility of Longing & Stowaway

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In spite of their obvious resemblance to progressive rock, this Philadelphia band has gone the “math rock” route, and are apparently getting away with it. More power to them –...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Ossi Duri - X & L'Ultimo dei Miei Cani

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Ten years after his death – that’s what this “X” marks – one sees little decline in the interest in and dedication towards the music of Frank Zappa. The...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Tim Morse - Transformation

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Tim Morse is the author of Yesstories, a compilation of interviews from Yes band members past and present. One might therefore expect his debut CD to have Yes’s stamp on it, though...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Rob Levit - Touch the Spirit

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When this one arrived in my mailbox, I was not thrilled. “Oh, joy,” I thought, “a whole CD of New Age acoustic guitar.” I finally gave it a chance, and was pleasantly...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

King Eider - Somateria spectabilis

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Two guys, Waalkens and Gerritse from the Netherlands, with help from Pomp on drums and Huigen and Holdtman as occasional vocalists, form King Eider. Somateria Spectabilis (named for a...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2007-03-01)

Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This was Roach's first landmark release, at the time he was at the forefront of what was considered "New Age music." Albums like Quiet...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-06-16)

Aidan Baker - Songs of Flowers and Skin

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Amid the bulk of BLR releases, to which such adjectives as “noisy,” “chaotic” and “abrasive” are regularly applied, it’s easy to forget that there’s...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2011-06-01)

Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969

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McLatchey's Second Tier

OK, here's one of the few items I'll be covering that I don't actually own a copy of. Some years back when the Grateful Dead vault keepers...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-03-17)

Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969

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McLatchey's Second Tier

OK, here's one of the few items I'll be covering that I don't actually own a copy of. Some years back when the Grateful Dead vault keepers...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-03-17)

Xhol Caravan - Talking to My Soul

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On the heels of releasing Electrip in the summer of 1969, the public TV station SWF offered to produce a show dedicated to Xhol Caravan, an offer they couldn’t refuse. So in 1970 SWF...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2011-06-01)

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 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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

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...

 » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)

Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht, Dune, Dziękuję Poland, Miditerranean Pads, Sequenced? & Crime of Suspense

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Revisited Records continues reissuing the Klaus Schulze back catalog. The past twelve months have seen seven more albums released with another batch due Fall 2006. Revisited is holding true to the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Edward Ka-Spel - Laugh China Doll

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Laugh China Doll was Edward Ka-Spel’s first solo release, recorded in 1984. This first release was a limited issue of 2000 LPs on the In-Phaze label that quickly disappeared,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Murat Ses - Automaton 2

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Automaton2 is Murat Ses’ fourth solo release. For those of you not familiar with Murat and his work, Murat is a Turkish electronic musician living in Austria. He spent some time...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Jim Gilmour - Great Escape

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Jim Gilmour is well known to Saga fans as the long-time keyboard player of the group. His compositional skills as well as his nimble keyboard playing have been crucial keys to the band’s...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Falter Bramnk - Minimal Romance

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This is a tough one, not least for its diversity despite the numerous Robert Wyatt references in this review. Frenchman Frank Lambert has a knack for constructing a challenging set of tracks,...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2007-03-01)

Exsimio - Carbono 14

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It’s been over six years since Exsimio’s eponymous debut, but all is well, and their sophomore effort certainly offers the evidence. The Chilean quartet (g/g/b/d) has taken it a couple...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Espers - Espers, The Weed Tree & Espers II

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Beautiful music delving into mantric excesses in protracted light is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Percolating effluvial melodies encroach upon sensibilities of newfound mellifluousness setting...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Saga - Network

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Saga just keeps on trucking. Network is like their 947th studio album or something. What’s amazing about Saga is that unlike most bands fortunate enough to have 30-year music...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

Saga - The Chapters Live

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This is the live album Saga fans have dreamed about. It was only a matter of time before Saga did the obvious – release a live collection of all The Chapters. Saga released two songs on each...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

Nicolas Figeroa - Ko

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In his opening move, “El Principio,” Figueroa lets the listener know in no uncertain terms, amid a complex web of multilayered interlocking guitar parts supported by percolating bass...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Greg Segal - A Play of Light and Shadow, The Old Familiar Place & Tales of Today

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With his own studio and plenty of time on hand to play and experiment, all kinds of things can be committed to tape (or whatever medium), some fully arranged, some more like embryonic fragmentary...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Greg Segal - A Play of Light and Shadow, The Old Familiar Place & Tales of Today

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With his own studio and plenty of time on hand to play and experiment, all kinds of things can be committed to tape (or whatever medium), some fully arranged, some more like embryonic fragmentary...

 » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

The Fellowship - In Elven Lands

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It is no surprise that Yes vocalist Jon Anderson would finally contribute to a musical project surrounding the highly profitable Lord of the Rings books and films. What is surprising is...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

The Fareed Haque Group - Cosmic Hug

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Fareed Haque needs no introduction in the closely knit circle of jam bands circling North America. His main band, Garaj Mahal, is a touring fixture at nearly any jam based festival organized in the...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Aziola Cry - Ellipsis

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Math rock lives! Ellipsis is the debut release from Aziola Cry – a three-piece all-instrumental band from Chicago consisting of drums, guitar, and Chapman Stick. While many bands...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2007-03-01)

Tara Vanflower - My Little Fire-Filled Heart

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Gothic preponderance in echoplex upon hallucinating a mystically morose escapade. Imagine being buried alive, serpent in one hand and a rainbow in the other, with corrugated air swishing through...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Tuner - Totem

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Tuner is the two-man power group featuring Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Marcus Reuter (Centrozoon). Mastelotto is at home playing modern electric percussion while Reuter is better known as a...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Syn - Syndestructable

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For those of you not up on your British psychedelia, Syn was the band who opened for the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Marquee Club in 1967. The band’s first CD of completely new songs is...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Scarlet Thread - Valheista Kaunein

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A couple years back Sami Hiltunen, one of the band’s guitarists sent us a pre-release of this, the band’s second album; at that time they had no regular bassist (bass duties shared...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

NIMBY - Songs for Adults

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Starting with their premise that most music is designed for teenagers, Songs for Adults on the surface seems to be an irreverent and playful stomp through the perplexities of middle age,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Nethers - In Fields We Will Lie

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Perfectly compartmentalized component parts lean up against the bulwark of fortunate, and insidiously assiduous, sinuous manna. This is one of the few bands this year I could only have discovered...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Magenta - The Gathering

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Magenta’s first live DVD was filmed in their native Wales in 2005 following the tour for the Seven album. Material from the Home album is previewed, though the set is mostly...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Lands End - The Lower Depths

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Remember Lands End? They were part of the 90s West Coast prog revival, though it’s been eight years since their last release, Natural Selection. Now they’re back with a...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Richard Bone - Saiyuji

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Named after an ancient Singaporean Buddhist temple, Saiyuji is a collection of Asian-tinted electronic music. The songs are definitely serene and calm, and most follow a similar structural...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2007-03-01)

Agent Cooper - Beginner's Mind

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Agent Cooper is a four-man band who hail from Atlanta who self produced their first independent release of ten neo-prog tracks that infuse varying styles of music from Arabic to metal and melodic...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Steve Walsh - Shadowman

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After 30-some-odd years in the music business (if they’re lucky enough to last that long), most artists have fallen into a comfort zone and their new albums no longer offer any surprises. For...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

J. Arif Verner - From a Distant Horizon

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The image on the front of the CD booklet illustrates the music herein perfectly: a well-traveled dirt path near a fence follows into the distance through dense fog, fading into pastel colors as it...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Various Artists - Summoning of the Muse - A Tribute to Dead Can Dance

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Dead Can Dance have had a profound impact upon musicians around the world, with a fame that has grown steadily since Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard issued their first album in 1984. Newly...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Various Artists - Kinections: The ProgDay Support CD

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Anyone acquainted with the North Carolina-based ProgDay festival knows full well the challenges this annual event has confronted in years past, having faced its imminent demise more than once. And...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Hans Fjellestad - Moog

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The life of Dr. Robert Moog had always been based on electronic discovery. In the course of his pursuit of engineering analysis, the North Carolina resident amassed a thirty-five-year resume...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Various Artists - Kaleidoscope - Musicians of Door County

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This diverse collection spotlights the work of a number of recording artists from Door County, Wisconsin; the eleven pieces herein are clearly inspired by the natural beauty and serenity of their...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Under the Sun - Schematism - On Stage with Under the Sun

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Under the Sun has been AWOL since the band debuted in 2000 with mixing work done by long time Rush associate Terry Brown on Magna Carta. The band also had some name confusion with the Nova Scotia...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Pak - Motel

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Stack rib rack shack shakes a hook a lox, Pak burns with nervy verve enough to crackle their dense skein right out in the open, amidst solar flares. A stalwart trio with brio, knowing full well how...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Receptor Sight - Cycles and Connections

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Besides the eight track titles, the CD packaging contains like, zero information. Recall from their earlier disc Undogmamind (reviewed in issue 27), Receptor Sight is an experimental duo...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Phaesis - Puzzle

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Phaesis from France is no new band, in fact they can celebrate their 25th anniversary in a few years time, since the band was founded in 1982. This is their fifth release to be precise. They seem...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Oz Noy - Ha!

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Oz Noy is another new guitarist to Exposé readers as he has lately been operating in a support role backing trumpeter Chris Botti (B.L.U.E.), as well as vocalists such as Toni...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Nicholas D'Amato's Royal Society - Nullius in Verba

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Bassist Nicholas D’Amato took the title of his Royal Society’s debut album Nullius in Verba (Latin for “On the words of no one”) from the adopted motto of The Royal...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

MusicAEnchiriadiS - Music for Nikola Tesla

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Industrial electronics bearing a modern classical edge for a dark millennium with trip-hop at its heels. Synthetic landscapes give way as the tone is propulsively jettisoned to a danceable future....

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Dug Pinnick - Emotional Animal

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Dug Pinnick is the voice and bass presence of King’s X. His last two solo recordings under the Poundhound moniker were outlets from the artist’s main gig with his power trio and these...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Marissa Nadler - Ballads of Living and Dying & The Saga of Mayflower May

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The voice is crystalline and exhilaratingly haunting, a crisp and refreshing elixir. Her muse is resolute, hewn from emotion, fashioned from a steadfast rock that never falters. Melancholy is a...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Mediæval Bæbes - Mirabilis

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Collecting eight women into a chorus to perform English folk classics and traditional music is nothing new. What the Mediæval Bæbes do differently however is based on their capable...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Stevan Tickmayer - Repetitive Selective Removal of One Protecting Group

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I know what you’re saying, why is this perennial commercial panderer back in the pages of Exposé? For those who think Tickmayer’s work in the Science Group is too...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Swåp - Du Da

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Swåp, you might recall, is the foursome of two Swedes – Carina Normansson (fiddle, vocals) and Ola Bläckström (fiddle) – and two Brits – Karen Tween (accordion)...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid & Dave Lombardo - Drums of Death

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DJ Spooky (Paul Miller) and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo are the core of this oddly compelling recording. Together with bassist Jack Dangers, this cleverly arranged fusion of samples and hard rock...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Mask - Heavy Petal

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The members of this duo should be familiar to all Exposé readers, although this latest project is quite a surprise. Cellist, synthesist, and composer Marvin Ayres has released...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Knitting by Twilight - Someone to Break the Silence

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This liner notes describe this album as “Selections from the forthcoming Knitting by Twilight album, An Evening out of Town together with exclusive tracks.” Since the album...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Various Artists - Analogy, Volume 1

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Listeners who doubt the fact that the majority of music which is made with analog synthesizers sounds mysterious and fathomed, should listen to this album. Several musicians from the Dutch EM-forum...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Interpose+ - Interpose+

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Another co-release by Poseidon Records in Japan and Musea in France, Interpose+ is a five-piece with Yes-like instrumentation (although the vocalist is female — no jokes please). Their sound...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2007-03-01)

Elton Dean / Sophia Domancich - Sea of Infinity & Avant

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Two of the late Elton Dean’s last sessions as leader and co-leader have been championed by Hux records in the UK. Sea of Infinity captures him again leading an out session careening...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2008-01-01)

Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook Volume One

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Veteran session drummer Ian Wallace leads a capable international trio with this first volume of King Crimson classics done up for modern piano-based ensemble. The key to the dizzying success of...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

After the Fall - Knowledge

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Based on this album, After the Fall could give all those neo and symphonic prog groups from the Low Countries a run for their money. The Connecticut-based quartet of Ken Archer (keys, vocals), Mark...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Jon Anderson - Tour of the Universe

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Since the last full Yes tour in 2004 Jon Anderson has taken it upon himself to spend some time shoring up his solo career endeavors. Tour of the Universe consists of his appearance at the...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux - Le Combat Occulté

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This French avant-garde troupe has been around for a while, and though I’ve seen the name around for ages, this odds-n-sods collection is the first I’ve really heard of their strange...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Crowther / Franklin / Marsh - Amherst Dislodged

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Here’s an album by the British trio of Tim Crowther (guitar, guitar synth), Steve Franklin (keyboards), and Tony Marsh (drums). Everything here is improvised, with nine tracks tending towards...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2007-03-01)

Fern Knight - Blithewold

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Adrift in a general flowery provenance, Fern Knight flies its meticulously winsome banner. Heralding the lost folksy souls from that magical acquiescence of nature that flowed effervescently in the...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Rutherford - Mapping out Chaos

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With a constant stream of me-too independently produced new releases coming in, all demanding time to be heard and reviewed, it is indeed refreshing when one among them has something genuinely...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Amarok - Gouevia 2005

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This set was recorded live at the Gouveia Art Rock festival in Portugal (yes, it's spelled wrong on the CD cover), and it finds Amarok in fine form. They play some of the most memorable tunes...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-05-16)

Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth

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Brian Eno’s first set of new songs is a welcome follow-on to his collaboration with John Cale, Which Way Up. The opening cut, “This,” begins the subdued eleven song set...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Fear Falls Burning - He Spoke in Dead Tongues

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Fear Falls Burning is a new project from the versatile Belgian composer Vidna Obmana (Dirk Serries). For this album he doesn’t touch his synths, instead he plugs his guitar and processes the...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Stephen Parsick - Hollenengel

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Stephen Parsick, the other half of the well known (in EM-circles) German formation Ramp has made an album that immediately floats into dark realms. Travelling side by side with Vangelis, dark...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Nerv - Ragam

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Since Discus first unleashed itself on the world in ’99, it seems like there’s a limitless number of Indonesian prog rock bands coming out in their wake, and this six-piece...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

William Parker Quartet - Sound Unity

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Upright bass icon William Parker has the consistent ability to surround himself with talent, purpose, and purity of vision. Together with drummer Hamid Drake (also one of the stable of the Thirsty...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Sky Cries Mary - Here and Now - Live 2005

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For those of you familiar with this Seattle band, you will remember that they disbanded after their 1999 release Seeds to pursue different musical ideas. For example, their female vocalist...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Mastermind - Broken

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The cover says this is a CD single / EP, but the total playing time is 44 minutes – hell, that’s longer than the full length In-a-gadda-da-vida LP, so what gives? As it turns...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Halloween, Alaska - Halloween, Alaska

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I try to maintain a certain openness about the various musical genres, feeling that quality is a factor only marginally related to style, so I’m happy to find something good where it’s...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Halloween, Alaska - Too Tall to Hide

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It hasn’t been that long since this Minneapolis band put out their debut (reviewed in #32), and here they come with the follow-up less than a year later. Far from merely avoiding the dreaded...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Steve Thorne - Emotional Creatures, Part One

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There is not much information available on Steve Thorne. Apparently he has been quietly writing songs and performing for years in the UK as a solo artist and a founding member of Colony Earth and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2005-12-31)

Quartet Noir - Lugano

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Saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has an extensive recorded history stretching back to his involvement in the free jazz group Om in 1974. Quartet Noir is his collaboration with past co-conspirators...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

King Crimson - Thrak

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While the earlier release Vrooom was essentially a rehearsal of material destined for this album, it was also a far more condensed unit of what would be the most important tracks on the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-11-01)

Green Milk from the Planet Orange - He's Crying "Look" & City Calls Revolution

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This Japanese trio really does seem to hail from another planet. While there are echoes of psychedelic German jams from the 70s and alternative noise acts of the 80s, the mixture is thoroughly...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Canned Heat / John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n' Heat, Historical Figures, Ancient Heads, & The New Age

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If you don't dig the blues and you don't boogie, skip this review. Canned Heat's stock in trade was merging classic blues with rock, and in the late 60s nobody did it better, due in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Canned Heat / John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n' Heat, Historical Figures, Ancient Heads, & The New Age

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If you don't dig the blues and you don't boogie, skip this review. Canned Heat's stock in trade was merging classic blues with rock, and in the late 60s nobody did it better, due in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Gongzilla - Live in Concert and the East Village Studio

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Bon Lozaga and Hansford Rowe have done a respectable job keeping their fusion offshoot of Gong alive and well and true to their vision. The bottom line is that the group serves up hot jazz-rock,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Terry Bozzio / Metropole Orkest - Chamber Works

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We know him as Zappa’s drummer in the Baby Snakes era, as the man who put the USA into UK, as an essential part of the brilliant 80s video pop combo Missing Persons, and as the man...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Nekropolis 23 - Tidal Shift

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Recorded in April 2004 at a studio space in Munich, these ten psychedelic jam tracks show the band at the peak of their intensity, working in a true improvisational spirit. Led by bassist Peter...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Talisma - Chromium

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This instrumental trio from Québec specializes in the kind of complex, tightly arranged music that some people love and others can’t tolerate. I suppose there must be a third group...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Taylor's Free Universe - Family Shot & Oyster's Apprentice

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The very prolific guitarist Robin Taylor hits us with new offerings from two of his ensembles. Taylor’s Free Universe is Taylor’s improv outfit, featuring Pierre Tassone on processed...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Taylor's Free Universe - Family Shot & Oyster's Apprentice

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The very prolific guitarist Robin Taylor hits us with new offerings from two of his ensembles. Taylor’s Free Universe is Taylor’s improv outfit, featuring Pierre Tassone on processed...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Eric Glick Rieman / Lesli Dalaba / Stuart Dempster - Lung Tree

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Although its presence on Recommended tells you something, all three of these musicians are likely little-known outside improvising circles. Rieman is the main force behind Lung Tree, as...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Randone - Nuvole di Ieri, Ricordi & Hybla Act 1

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Oddly enough, for their first release on Electromantic, Randone was a trio: Nicola Randone on vocals and guitar (who had previously released material under his full name); Marco Crispi on lead...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Niacin - Organik

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Niacin is back! For those yet to discover this band, especially those of you with a fondness for the sound of the mighty Hammond B-3, waste no time. As with past efforts, this collection revolves...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Ozone Player - Frozen Paint on Boiling Canvas

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What an opener for an album! I’m talking about “The Sprawl.” Fine sounds, imaginative sequencing, nimble-fingered playing, stunning composition. Ozone Player is a composer from...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

The Underground Railroad - The Origin of Consciousness

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I found the Underground Railroad’s debut CD to be an uneven affair. Some parts were very good, others less interesting, and in general, the band seemed to be in search of a direction. With...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Venegoni & Co. - Rumore Rosso

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Arti e Mestieri's original guitarist, Gigi Venegoni put his own band together and released two albums in '77 and '79, both on the Cramps Label. The first of these was Rumore...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

The Optic Nerve - Penelope Tuesday / Here to Stay

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The Optic Nerve were a little known band spawned from the 80s New York garage scene who eschewed the synthesized music surrounding them. They were enamoured with the jangling guitar motifs of The...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2015-09-06)

Soft Machine Legacy - Live in Zaandaam

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Moving forward from the Softworks lineup that included Allan Holdsworth, 2005 brought the opportunity to that icon with guitarist John Etheridge for a newer, more vital incarnation with distinct...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Venegoni & Co. - Rumore Rosso

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Although this band was led by a guitarist, Luigi Venegoni of Arti & Mestieri, it is far from a guitarist showoff exercise, but a very balanced group effort. Keyboards, handled by Ludovico...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Admiral Ted Brinkley (semi-ret.) - Directs the Verrugoso Vista Junior Junior College Grads of ‘77

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Here’s something that came right in out of left field; the artist, title, liner notes and everything else about this disc appear to be some kind of prank – except for the music, that...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

David Myers - Plays Genesis

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I'm amazed at the degree of involvement a person can have with a narrowly focused music interest and the length of time it can be maintained. David Meyers' relationship with Genesis'...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2007-03-01)

Tod Dockstader / David Lee Myers - Bijou

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Tod Dockstader is one of the grand old men of electro-acoustic music, and on Bijou he is teamed with David Lee Myers, who performs on “feedback machines.” From the cover to the...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

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)

Adrian Belew and Man on Fire - Habitat

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Vocalist, composer and keyboardist Jeff Hodges is the main man behind the trio Man on Fire. Subject matter for the twelve tracks focuses on the concerns of the occupants of one city block and how...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Mangala Vallis - Lycanthrope

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From the opening rip of “Watcher of the Skies,” Mangala Vallis is here to tell you they are back and have been listening to their favorite prog albums again. With all the classic sounds...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Magus - Lucid Dreamer

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Lucid Dreamer is a compilation of tracks from the 1997 album Traveller and the follow-up Highway 375 EP, remastered for the fuller sound that Magus guru Andrew Robinson...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

Maestoso - Fiddling Meanly

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Woolly Wolstenholme’s phase two of his master plan to return to active duty culminated in this live document from the 2004 UK “tour.” Material ranged from old Barclay James...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Little King - Virus Divine

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A rock power-trio from the Southern US, Little King acquit themselves well on debut release Virus Divine. Vocalist Ryan Rosoff, who writes the lyrics, sounds a bit like Daniel...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Like Wendy - Endgame

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This is the first Like Wendy release to feature new member Mark-Jeroen Heek who has joined fellow Dutchman and founder Bert Heinen as co-composer and instrumentalist (the liner notes equally credit...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Jerome Langlois - Molignak

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Those looking for melodically colorful transcendental rock with a strong orchestral twist may find something very special and unique in Molignak, the first solo album by...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

John Lakveet - Proportions

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John Lakveet is a composer who likes to build his albums around themes. This time he has envisioned the strange and fascinating world of fractals. The melodies Lakveet uses in his tracks are not so...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

James LaBrie - Elements of Passion

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James LaBrie should be well known to Exposé readers by now, either as the vocalist for prog-metal icons Dream Theatre or through his participation in various Magna Carta...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Kvazar - A Giant's Lullaby

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This Norwegian band’s second album is solid symphonic rock with plenty of engaging twists. “Flight of Shamash” opens with a dreamy sequence, evocative of flight. A chant-like...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

Jeff Sherman - Gauguin

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Jeff Sherman’s role in the resurgence of Northwest band Glass has been nothing short of surprising. First by bringing the band back together from obscurity (the trio has now released two...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Daniel J - Losing Time

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Daniel J (Jakubovic) is the lead guitarist of gigging New York based metal quartet Against the Wall. The young fret-bender adopts a mode of self-reliance in the course of thirteen tracks of prog...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

King's X - Ogre Tones

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The career of King’s X has been characterized by consistent riffing in standard rock and roll format. Ogre Tones meets the needs of their zealous fan base by emphasizing crafted...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Tempustry - Le Voyage du Temps

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This album is American musician Allen Brunelle’s first solo album and finds him exploring his passion for classic analog synthesizer music, à la Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre,...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Adachi Kyodai - Xianshi

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Sort of like Guitar Craft gone wild, these two exceptional sibling guitarists Source K and Ryusuke that make up Adachi Kyodai offer some high-intensity listening as they intertwine their strings...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of the Sacred Harp

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Bucolic tenderness within the gauze of vocalese residing in the realm between wakefulness and sleep. This is the next sound of Morpheus. Jackie-O Motherfucker is a portable temple of unexpurgated...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Sadhappy - Outerspaces

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Sadhappy hasn’t been heard around these parts for quite some time. Work on the group’s second CD stalled while searching for a replacement to Paul Hinklin, who became ill and...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Steve Roach - Possible Planet

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Steve Roach in his EM always worked with the benefits of both analog and digital worlds. For this album he not only concentrated on analog, he directed his ideas solely to a new brand of mighty...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Steve Roach - New Life Dreaming

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This is one of the “new” discs in the four-disc Dreamtime box set, that also includes Possible Worlds and the remastered Dreamtime Return (all reviewed...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Ring of Myth - Weeds

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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....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Procosmian Fannyfiddlers - Father Dog

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Superb synthesis, amazing amalgam, and cheeky chiding are the tools of their flowing trade. Within a context of variegated progressive rock, Procosmian Fannyfiddlers are a bastion of wide-reaching...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

The Pineapple Thief - 10 Stories Down

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I have been following Pineapple Thief for a few releases, and 10 Stories Down is another offering of alternative-prog fusion. The good news is that Bruce Soord and company still have a...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Anthony Phillips - Field Day

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Four years in the making, Field Day marks Phillips’ return to acoustic guitar work after years of producing library and television work, mostly at the keyboard. The concept is...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Nouvelles Lectures Cosmopolites - Friesengeist, Part 1

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As soon as I submerge the opening of the first track “Ballade” of Part 1 I’m hooked. It’s this wistful folk mood of accordion, piano, and vocal melody which touches...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Michael Manring - Soliloquy

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Michael Manring is simply one of the best bassists playing today. You should have heard about him from his many contributions to new age recordings in the 80s to fusion workouts with Attention...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Bert Lams - Nascent: Bach Preludes on the Steel String Guitar

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Bert Lams has been a personal advocate of the Bach repertoire. By using Guitar Craft tuning and emphasizing steel (rather than nylon or gut strings) he has established himself as a clear...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Ilitch - Rainy House

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The latest release by Ilitch (a limited edition of 250) collects material recorded from the late 70s right up through the present, although many of the older pieces were tweaked, modified and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

If Thousands - I Have Nothing

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This ambient duo has now produced six discs since their unusual entry into the ambient music world when this classically trained vocalist/guitarist and punk bassist dropped their known instruments...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

Louisa John-Krol & Oöphoi - Alabaster & I Hear the Water Dreaming

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Australian singer Louisa John Krol has been releasing music for about ten years, although these mark the first time she has been reviewed in these pages. Alabaster is her 2003 solo release...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Larry Kucharz - Ambient Green Washes

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This is the latest in Kucharz’ Ambient Washes series (following Ambient Blue Washes and Ambient Red Washes, reviewed in issues 27 and 29 respectively), and presents a series...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Hurdy-Gurdy - Prototyp

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As medieval instruments go, the hurdy-gurdy is uniquely positioned to be effective in a modern setting. Its gritty droning sound fits in well with drums and electronics, a fact that has been...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Steve Howe - Homebrew 3

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This is the third edition in Steve Howe¹s collection of archival demo recordings. With this disk the Yes guitarist has pulled together pieces spanning some twenty years, beginning with the...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

House of Not - The Walkabout Parts 1 & 2

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The brainchild of Brian Erikson (vocals and lyrics), House of Not appears to be some sort of concept project, with Lou Roppoli and Ken O’Gorman providing guitars and a host of guests on other...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Horace X - Strategy

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When last I heard from Horace X, back in 2003 with Sackbutt, I found their eclectic mishmash of influences both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they didn’t really sound like...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Tom Heasley - Desert Tryptich

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On his previous recordings Where the Earth Meets the Sky and On the Sensations of Tone (reviewed in #23 and #26 respectively), Heasley’s floating ambient epics were created...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Harv - Polka Raggioso

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It’s been a few years since we last heard from the “cute Swedish boys” of Harv — don’t blame me, that’s how they’re marketed. With Töst in...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Geordie Haley’s Every Time Band - The Green Suite and Other Stories

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Formerly of Fredericton’s tiny music scene, jazz guitarist Geordie Haley now takes up residence in Toronto with the Every Time Band. The line-up is rounded out with vocals, drums, bass, sax,...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

John Hackett - Velvet Afternoon & Checking out of London

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John Hackett has long been in the extended shadow of his brother Steve, who has seen high profile both in and out of Genesis. The flautist has finally stepped out on his own in both duet and full...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Genesis for Two Grand Pianos - Volume 2

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Norwegian duo Yngve Guddal and Roger T. Matte have returned with another collection of old Genesis songs rearranged for two pianos. All their performances were made on Steinway Model D Grand Pianos...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

Groundtruther - Longitude

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The second installment of Charlie Hunter’s project with drummer Bobby Previte includes New York sampling wizard DJ Logic in the rotating performer chair for a set of twelve sonic groove...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Manuel Göttsching - Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau & E2-E4 Live

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As 2005 neared its end, Manuel Göttsching released three new CDs: Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau and E2-E4 Live. Die Mulde is a composition Manuel recorded...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Manuel Göttsching - Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau & E2-E4 Live

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As 2005 neared its end, Manuel Göttsching released three new CDs: Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau and E2-E4 Live. Die Mulde is a composition Manuel recorded...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Manuel Göttsching - Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau & E2-E4 Live

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As 2005 neared its end, Manuel Göttsching released three new CDs: Die Mulde, Concert for Murnau and E2-E4 Live. Die Mulde is a composition Manuel recorded...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Flamborough Head - Tales of Imperfection

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Flamborough Head’s latest offering is about one woman’s physical imperfection, and the loneliness and isolation she experiences as a result of it. Lyrically it’s direct and to the...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

FireMonkey - Puzzlebox of Antipop

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This is essentially a one-man project operating in the same general realm as Bill Nelson: pop songs with elements of prog and avant thrown in. Lyle Holdahl is the man behind the monkey, covering...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Gert Emmens - When Darkness Falls upon This Earth

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One shouldn’t take a title like this too literally when it concerns Gert Emmens. The only darkness that is evoked on this album are the dark coloured synth textures in the beginning of...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Frogg Café - Fortunate Observer of Time

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Frogg Café is one of those bands with influences you can probably spot, but whom you’d be hard pressed to describe. Their new one takes its cues from lots of places: classic...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Paul Ellis - Silent Conversations

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Ellis was a bit tired of doing all things alone each time, so for his fourth solo album, he looked for outside sources and found them in friends and acquaintances. In fact he was so enthusiastic...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Echolyn - The End Is Beautiful

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I don’t anticipate the releases of many bands as much as Echolyn, and for good reason. For fifteen years they have been evolving continuously, working current musical and lyrics ideas into a...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Christian Decamps - Mes Vers Solitaires

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This region-free NTCS DVD presents the former Ange frontman in a 1993 solo show, performing spoken-word pieces, sketches, and songs. I’m a pretty big Ange fan, and can easily enjoy music in...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Dean de Benedictis - Salvaging the Past

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De Benedictis, as the title points out, not only refers to the legacy, but even reinvents the past on this album. The stunning opener, “The Tech Atonement of Bilagana,” unearths a...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Kyle Dawkins - Walls Became the World

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Compared to Dawkins’ debut Conesauga (reviewed in issue #28), this is a far more explorative and experimental outing for the guitarist, banjoist, composer, and founding member of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Pippo d'Ambrosio - Arte Senza Volto

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Sometimes it’s so much more difficult to try and describe a piece of music than it is to just hear it and accept it without analysis and words. Case in point: a disc that is so diverse and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

David Cross - Closer Than Skin

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Ex-King Crimson violinist David Cross is back again with a confident follow-up to his acclaimed Exiles CD. Cross and writing partner, bassist Mick Paul, continue to refine their...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Create - From Earth to Mars

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Why is it, that outside the realm of EM-admirers, few people, even people who do like EM, don’t like Klaus Schulze’s music? The answer lies in its static structure, where other artists...

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(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Crazy World - Crazy World

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What happens when you take the best of Finland’s rock stars of today and yesteryear, put them all together in one supergroup, and have them write and perform a bunch of songs in the style of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Cousins and Conrad - High Seas

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The old Strawbs troubadour is back on High Seas, collaborating with guitarist/keyboardist Conny Conrad. Eleven tracks totaling fifty-some minutes, with Cousins singing over backing guitar,...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

CocoRosie - La Maison de Mon Rêve & Noah's Ark

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With childlike glee, these sisters embrace one's ear with aural tincture. Romanced beautifully by tiny fragmentary conscious nests, we become ensconced within the folds of their rapturous...

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(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Cerebus Effect - Acts of Deception

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This American band works in a complex stream of fusion-oriented prog with a few avant touches. The playing of all participants is stellar, and the compositions show a lot of imagination. The...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Carptree - Man Made Machine

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It’s a fine art to write big, powerful music without sounding either pompous or foolish, and this Swedish duo pulls it off well. The result is a little like a heavily orchestrated mid-70s...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Calomito - Inaudito

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Older people will surely remember Rock in Oppossition, an informal gathering of avant-rock groups initiated by Henry Cow in the early Seventies. They were from several European countries,...

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(Posted by Alessandro Michelucci 2006-05-01)

Henry Brant - Collection 3

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With many of the great modernist composers now quite advanced in age, it seems incredible that some people predating the movement might still be creating new works. The venerable Henry Brant (b....

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Tomas Bodin - I Am

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For his fourth solo effort, Flower Kings keyboard player Tomas Bodin takes a more autobiographical approach, using theatrically conceptual albums like Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Pain...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Caroleen Beatty - You're Only as Pretty as You Feel

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Some may recall Beatty from her association with Doug Hilsinger (both from the band Waycross), who created an excellent cover album of Brian Eno’s Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

DésAccordes (Erik Baron) - In C

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Erik Baron is a French bassist we’ve heard from before (his excellent Cordayades CD from a few years ago was favorably reviewed in issue #29), but this time out his primary role is...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

David Bagsby - Syllogisms

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“I don’t think, therefore I am not.” Bagsby has long been a master of unpredictability and eccentric works that fit squarely into no categories, and his latest,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Dwight Ashley & Tim Story - Standing + Falling

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Tim Story has released a volume of minimalist, ambient, and electronic works going back to his early 80s albums on the Eurock label – In Another Country being a standout, later...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Arc and Sender - Arc and Sender

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Arc and Sender is a noisy little trio from Maryland that spans the genres of indie/alternative rock with experimental lo-fi grunge. This means the trio can hammer away for hours on brutal chords,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Jane Anfinson - Precious Details

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Violinist Jane Anfinson is the answer for those wanting to mix the grrrl-power sensibilities of Alanis Morissette with the experimentalism of Laurie Anderson and the artful electric violin work of...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Anane - The Evolution Ethnic

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Anane is an Indonesian band that mixes traditional indigenous themes with modern western musical styles. Most of the songs are based upon traditional songs of the Gayonese people from the island of...

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(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

Thirteen of Everything - Welcome, Humans

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I got the Thirteen of Everything demo back in 2002, so this one has been a long time in coming. A quartet out of Texas with guitars, keyboards, basses, and drums, Thirteen of Everything have sonic...

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(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Bobby Beausoleil - Dreamways of the Mystic

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This aptly titled sprawling two-plus-hour mystical voyage around the world and into deep space was a full eight years in the making; there are 26 tracks in all, but the music rarely breaks –...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Flyin' Ryan Brothers - Blue Marble

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The Ryan brothers, Jimmy and Johnny, have been a fixture of the Chicago music scene since the 70s when they were members of competing local bands. In recent years the two have joined forces to...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Wigwam - Some Several Moons

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Jim Pembroke and Wigwam were one of those acts who occupied a welcome place between rock and progressive music in Finland. Pembroke’s songwriting style is an easy match to much of...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Caveman Shoestore - Super Sale

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Caveman Shoestore is back and ready to take on the modern indie rock and roll jungle. The basic trio structure is intact driven by Elaine Falco’s obtuse songwriting and lead vocal, Fred...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Univers Zéro - Live

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I remember back in the day when I first heard Univers Zéro’s debut LP, I just scratched my head in bewilderment; what were these guys doing? It wasn’t until after hearing a...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Various Artists - Psychedelic Underground 11 - 15

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Beginning with its first year of operations, Garden of Delights has released a yearly limited edition Psychedelic Underground sampler containing the best track from each of their 9...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2011-06-01)

Ars Nova - Chrysalis

Cover art I know this band from The Goddess of Darkness and Book of the Dead, both from the 90s. The Goddess of Darkness is a near masterpiece of bombastic prog. Despite several...  » Read more
(Posted by Roel Steverink 2007-03-01)

Between - And the Waters Opened

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[Parts of this review specifically relate to the 1995 reissue on Germanofon. -ed.]

The Germany-based sextet is probably most well known as representing the baby steps of...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1996-08-01)

IZZ - My River Flows

Cover art You have to hand it to IZZ, five years of hard work is increasingly paying off in terms of recognition. Their third proper studio release, My River Flows, continues their trend of melding...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Frigg - Oasis (Keidas)

Cover art This seven-piece group takes Scandinavian folk music in a slightly different direction than some of their label-mates, adding a hefty dose of American traditional music, notably bluegrass. But they do...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Germinale - Scogli di Sabbia

Cover art Germinale’s fourth release is a real grab bag. Included are four new studio tracks, four pieces culled from various tributes plus the Colossus/Musea Kalevala project, and a bunch of live...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Michael Angelo Batio - Hands without Shadows

Cover art Chicago's Michael Angelo Batio is a big name in heavy metal guitar, though he's never risen to the level of a Steve Vai or Joe Satriani. His claims to fame include patents and awards, though the...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Klaus Schulze - Picture Music

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McLatchey's Top Tier #22

OK now for the deep dive into 70s German electronic music. When I was 16 or 17, some friends and I did radio shows at our high school radio station. One of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-05-28)

Negative Trip - Parasite Psychotic

Cover art Crashing beats, distorted sounds, sampled voices: this band from the town of Wädenswil, near Zürich, is definitely plying the decades-old genre of industrial electronic music. But they have the good...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2010-07-01)

Pallas - The Dreams of Men

Cover art Since their return to active duty in 1999, Scottish neo-proggers Pallas have been working hard to establish themselves as a front line act. Their recent NEARfest appearance helped in that regard,...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Menayeri - Futura Historia

Cover art Menayari are three piece act who hail from Puerto Rico, a location not previously known as a stronghold of progressive rock. Futura Historia finds the group in an incarnation with female...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Stella Maris - To the Promised Land

Cover art It can be difficult to review something like this latest offering from Germany’s Stella Maris. The musicians sound so sincere and believe in what they’re doing, and put a great deal of craft and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Hamadryad - Safe in Conformity

Cover art Montreal-based outfit Hamadryad’s sophomore effort finds them consolidating the gains made with their widely-hailed 2001 debut, Conservation of Mass. The band faced a serious challenge with...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Roger Eno - Fragile (Music)

Cover art For those of you still unfamiliar with the brother of Brian Eno, Roger is a composer, arranger and performer who has displayed a wide array of capable skills, whether in the classic realm, techno or...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

Cabezas de Cera - Fractal Sónico

Cover art I’m really late onto the CdC bandwagon. I’m sure most Exposé readers already know how wonderful this Mexican band is, but somehow I missed out till now. I must be the perfect audience...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Kampec Dolores - Earth Mother Sky Father

Cover art For listeners not religiously tied to one genre, Kampec Dolores are proof that seemingly incongruous elements can indeed be mixed to good result. There are some flavors of folk music (from Hungary and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Graham Collier - Workpoints

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Keith Tippett and ian Carr may be better known, but they were far from the only active jazz practitioners in Britain in the late 60s and early 70s. Bassist Graham Collier was another part of this...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

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)

Da Capo - Da Capo

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Da Capo were a German band from Fürth in mid-Franconia who released one LP in 1972 that became one of the most sought-after German rock records. They recorded their seven-track album in two days...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2011-06-01)

Strawbs - Deep Cuts & Heartbreak Hill

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I don't think even the most rabid Strawbs fan (maybe not me, but I'm close, so I should know) would say these two albums represent the band's peak. That being said, there are still some fine tracks...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Umphrey's McGee - Wrapped around Chicago

Cover art Umphrey’s McGee occupies one of those favorable music niches somewhere between late era Phish and the Dave Mathews Band. The jam band moniker has been a complete benefit for the six-piece act as the...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Barbez - Insignificance

Cover art I don’t know if it’s a trend or not, but I’m all for it. Barbez is an American independent band taking its inspiration from traditional music all around the world (special focus on Russia and...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Unto Ashes - Grave Blessings

Cover art Given their penchant for unusual melodic angles, middle-eastern modalities, medieval and gothic stylisms, and folky mysticism, one would be amiss to review this band without mentioning some...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Robert Walter - Super Heavy Organ

Cover art With the title Super Heavy Organ, my initial expectation was that this album from Hammond organ player Robert Walter was going to be filled with hella-distorted, seriously overdriven, tube...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Grimes 2006-05-01)

Willowglass - Willowglass

Cover art Willowglass is the solo project of Andrew Marshall who has opted for the D.I.Y. approach to his debut recording. Helping him out is drummer Dave Brightman, a move that spares the listener programmed...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Albert Marcoeur - L Apostrophe

Cover art With numerous albums out going back to the early 70s, Albert Marcoeur can always be counted on for something unusual, though he’s never predictable. On this, his ninth album in about 32 years, the...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Anekdoten - A Time of Day

Cover art Anekdoten’s first release in three years finds them on familiar ground. In the 90s they pioneered combining alt rock grunge with the heavy prog of 70s King Crimson. They’re back at it here, though...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2008-01-01)

Strawbs - Live at NEARfest & Hugh's Room

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Strawbs line-ups have undergone quite a few changes in recent years. Having never seen Brian Willoughby, I was happy to view his guitar stylings since they are substantially different from Dave...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Alpha Wave Movement - Beyond Silence

Cover art Gregory Kyryluk has been releasing music since the mid-90s, both as Alpha Wave Movement (his solo project) and as Thought Guild (a duo with synthesist Christopher Cameron). With Beyond...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Russell Allen's Atomic Soul - Russell Allen's Atomic Soul

Cover art Russell Allen has been the front man for prog metal act Symphony X for ten years and was searching for an opportunity to do some classic rock that didn’t quite fit the vision of his band. Allen...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Andreas Akwara - Synthetic Horizon

Cover art When I first listened to this new effort from the German composer Akwara I immediately had to turn the treble far down, because the sharpness of the sound was just ear-splitting. Synthetic...  » Read more
(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Adrian Belew - Side Two

Cover art Adrian Belew has taken up painting, the kind with a canvas and brushes. The cover of this disk features his first ever work, an abstracted depiction of the dog he accidentally hit and killed while out...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Might Could - All Intertwined

Cover art Three guitars and a bass, no drums, no keyboards and no vocals, all intertwined. And a perfect title to describe what’s going on here across these eleven short to mid-length tracks. This is...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Leger de Main - The Concept of Our Reality (10th Anniversary Edition)

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[Note: This review was written of the original release.]

Here is an album worth getting excited about. Leger de Main, based in Ohio is simply a trio, brothers Brett and Chris Rodler...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1996-03-01)

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)

Scott Amendola Band - Believe

Cover art For those not in the know, Scott Amendola has been pounding the skins in the experimental music realm for several years. In his many travels the time keeper has met a few kindred spirits along the way...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Fuchsia - Fuchsia, Mahagonny & Other Gems (1975-1978)

Cover art This is a collection of odds and ends from 1970 – 1978 compiled after the demise of Fuchsia. The first two songs are unreleased demos recorded on a primitive ¼ track about nine months after the...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2014-06-23)

Eroc - Eroc 1, 2 & 3

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After 30 years Eroc’s solo albums are now available on CD and finally finding their way to the US in 2007. Eroc remastered them from the original tapes, added bonus material, and included liner...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Eroc - Eroc 1, 2 & 3

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After 30 years Eroc’s solo albums are now available on CD and finally finding their way to the US in 2007. Eroc remastered them from the original tapes, added bonus material, and included liner...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Eroc - Eroc 1, 2 & 3

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After 30 years Eroc’s solo albums are now available on CD and finally finding their way to the US in 2007. Eroc remastered them from the original tapes, added bonus material, and included liner...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

Legendary Pink Dots - A Dream Is a Dream Is a Dream

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This LPD DVD release is the earliest known live concert footage of the band, recorded live at De Vrije Vloer in Utrecht, Holland on January 21, 1987. At that time the LPDs were a six-piece band...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Cold Fairyland & Lin Di - Ten Days in Magic Land, Bride in Legend, 2005 Live & Seeds on the Ground

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One of the first musical things I discovered after moving to Beijing was this band from Shanghai. Their Chinese name (Lengku Xianjing) is taken from the Chinese title of a book by Japanese writer...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

Spirit - Son of Spirit / Farther Along & Future Games / Spirit of 84

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After Spirit’s first four classic albums, the band entered a period of fluctuating personnel, style, and success. The double-LP Spirit of ‘76 had marked the revitalization of the band...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Grosskopf, Baltes, Heilhecker - Sunya Beat - The Jelenia Gora Sessions

Cover art Ricochet Dream sponsors an annual gathering of Tangerine Dream fans and bands. In 2004 the Ricochet Gathering occurred in Jelenia Gora, Poland and Sunya Beat's performance is captured on this CD....  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-01-01)

First Band from Outer Space - We're Only in It for the Spacerock

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Can anyone hazard a guess as to the type of music on this CD? And the first two don’t count. What a blatant name for a band and their debut release! In actuality, this Swedish band is quite good....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Cyndee Lee Rule - UFOsmosis

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Cyndee Lee Rule is a new force in the Space Rock arena. She has played with the Philly band Scattered Planets for several years and will appear on Systems Theory’s new CD later in 2006....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Chardeau - Hors Portée Highlight/Instrumental

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Jean-Jacques Chardeau is a new name to me. He is a French vocalist and keyboardist who assembled an impressive line up of musicians on these two CDs that were recorded together: violinist Jerry...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Unitopia - More Than a Dream

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More Than a Dream is probably the best of the recent Unicorn Digital releases, and that is saying a lot! Unitopia hails from Down Under and they independently released More Than a...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2008-10-01)

Edward Ka-Spel - A Long Red Ladder to the Moon

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A Long Red Ladder to the Moon is the latest in a long string of EKS solo releases. Considering Edward’s cassette, EP, LP, and CD output since 1984, this is something like number 30 and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

The Silverman - Nature of Illusion

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The Silverman (aka Phil Knight) is The Legendary Pink Dots’ keyboardist. Phil has participated in several side projects over the years such as Mimir and Tear Garden. In 2003 Phil started...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Klaus Schulze - Moonlake

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Moonlake is the latest Klaus Schulze release of new music, and a welcome breath of fresh air it is! The title is not a reference to the classic Schulze of Moondawn or “Crystal...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Secret Saucer - Element 115

Cover art Deflector shields up! Arm photon torpedoes! Secret Saucer is about to attack! Coming together from different parts of the galaxy, members from the premiere US Space Rock bands were locked up in a...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2007-03-01)

October Equus - October Equus

Cover art While there are bits and pieces of many recognizable influences in the palette of this Spanish band, I keep coming back to Museo Rosenbach. This is very much the same kind of dark, heavy progressive...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

October Equus - October Equus

Cover art October Equus is a new progressive quartet from Spain comprised of Victor Rodriguez on keyboards, Amanda Pazos on bass guitar, Txema Fernandes on drums, and Ángel Ontalva on...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2007-03-01)

Copernicus - L’Étérnité Immédiate

Cover art Copernicus hit the scene in the mid-1980s, a rambling beat poet with a message that nothing exists, not the earth or anything on it; his reality is viewed through subatomic terms. If nothing can stay...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-10-06)

Drums & Tuba - Battles Olé

Cover art Drums and Tuba has to be one of the oddest bands active these days in terms of their basic instrumentation, which would be, um, drums, tuba, trumpet, trombone, guitar and electronics. The core trio...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-10-01)

Martin Gordon - The Joy of More Hogwash

Cover art Bassist Martin Gordon has spent the better half of his career backing a wide array of established pop stars from the lesser known Mael brothers (in Sparks) to Robert Palmer and Kylie Minogue. The Joy...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-03-01)

Daevid Allen Trio - Live 1963

Cover art The fruitful seeds of the Canterbury sound have always been traceable back to the Wilde Flowers. So what if a valid live document of beat poetry just happened to suddenly surface as part of Rob...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2005-09-01)

The Smell of Incense - A Curious Miscellany

Cover art A Curious Miscellany is a compilation of TSoI singles, cassettes, and demos of covers recorded by the band in the early- to mid-90s. As such this is an excellent collection of music recorded...  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2013-08-09)

Jaga Jazzist - What We Must & Spydeberg Sessions

Cover art This Norwegian band has been refining their particular brand of jazz (if that’s what you want to call it) for nearly ten years now, and while some things remain the same from their beginnings,...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

The Decemberists - Picaresque

Cover art This Portland, Oregon band has been the subject of a lot of buzz in the American indie rock community, and for once the praise is well-deserved. Far from being a trendy neopunk band or lo-fi...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2005-09-01)

Shrimp Boat - Speckly

Cover art Chicago’s Shrimp Boat exemplified a regional lo-fi approach which was championed by late 80s bands such as Camper Van Beethoven, REM and the Replacements. Where many alternative rock acts appeared...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near & Overdog

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Upon his split from his high profile job with John Mayall, drummer Keef Hartley had his sights set on making his own group in the English blues rock boom. Both of these recordings are from 1970...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Keef Hartley Band - The Time Is Near & Overdog

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Upon his split from his high profile job with John Mayall, drummer Keef Hartley had his sights set on making his own group in the English blues rock boom. Both of these recordings are from 1970...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Koenjihyakkei - Angherr Shisspa

Cover art It’s been amusing to read the attempts of reviewers in the alternative/independent press to write about this album. They find the music so strange that they have difficulty describing it, even...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute

Cover art If you poke around online for reviews of this album, you’re likely to find everything from “masterpiece” to “piece of crap.” Well, anything that sparks that much disagreement can’t be all...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Machine and the Synergetic Nuts - Leap Second Neutral

Cover art Luckily ethicists have not wrapped their clutches around the topic of genetic manipulation in music, or we might find Machine and the Synergetic Nuts banned, seeing how they are the result of a secret...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

KBB - Live 2004

Cover art Guitarists may get the lion’s share of attention in fusion and prog, but there have always been leaders on other instruments. For violin, the story probably starts with Jean-Luc Ponty, and we can...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Ptôse - Ignobles Limaces + Night of the Reptiles

Cover art If you can take your mind back to the early 80s, you might recall that heavily orchestrated rock music (aka “progressive”) was no longer the province of musicians with ambitions to create Art....  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Roger Powell - Cosmic Furnace

Cover art This legendary album from the early days of electronic music is a welcome reissue. The overall sound is a bit unusual because of Powell’s use of ARP synthesizers rather than Moogs. The tracks...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Hiromi - Spiral

Cover art For her previous two releases, Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara has started off with a bang, throwing a full-throttle band workout at listeners for the first track (“XYZ” on Another Mind...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Claudia Quintet - Semi-formal

Cover art The Claudia Quintet is back with another lovely set of what I think of as Chamber Jazz. While the music mostly gives the impression of being pretty thoroughly composed, there is a looseness to the...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Djam Karet - Recollection Harvest

Cover art I have a dilemma about this CD. The band claims it’s actually two albums: the relatively heavy Recollection Harvest and the mellower Indian Summer. On one hand, this absolves them...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Kate Bush - Aerial

Cover art As listeners and consumers of music, we generally have contact with artists only through their work, and are only aware of their lives outside music as they present it in their recordings (unless they...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Wendy Carlos - Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume One & Two

Cover art Writing about music is never really easy, but writing about music that was created for a purpose other than just listening is even harder. The pieces on these two discs were recorded as background...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Wendy Carlos - Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume One & Two

Cover art Writing about music is never really easy, but writing about music that was created for a purpose other than just listening is even harder. The pieces on these two discs were recorded as background...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Adrian Belew - Side One

Cover art Maybe it’s not fair to say Adrian Belew has been through a lot of phases. It’s more like he has many facets within him, and you see different things depending on which way he turns. For this...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Ars Nova - Sunshine and Shadows

Cover art A few issues back I reviewed the reissue of Ars Nova’s 1968 first album. Here we have their second and last effort. It takes the baroque-meets-psych sound of the debut and turns a bit more to the...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Meat Beat Manifesto - At the Center

Cover art Meat Beat Manifesto is in actuality the brainchild of audio menace Jack Dangers. Previous recordings by the artist ranged from sonic deconstruction and techno experiments that highlighted rave...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Frameshift - An Absence of Empathy

Cover art Within the network of hard rock musicians there are plenty of opportunities for various players to meet, establish a working partnership and make some new music. Sebastian Bach (former lead singer of...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Scenes - Call Us Now at the Number You Provide

Cover art Swedish prog metal protagonists Scenes are not a well known commodity on the international scene yet but they are making substantial inroads in that direction with this first label release. The...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Walter Hill - Popjazz

Cover art There are a few important reasons to consider why slick jazz is still popular, emphasizing passionate sax lines and comfortable grooves. One is that the best session musicians are on tap to record a...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

The Gentry - Sweet Gossip TV

Cover art Sweet Gossip TV is the second full official recording by the duo of Steve Taylor and Gino Mari, heavily influenced by The Cure and the Psychedelic Furs. The band has come a long way since...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Royal Hunt - Paper Blood

Cover art André Andersen’s goal to make the definitive progressive metal statement comes closer to fruition with his band’s newest undertaking of ten pieces and two bonus tracks. The quintet’s...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Kurgans Bane - Camouflaged in Static

Cover art On the basis of this, their third disc, Kurgan’s Bane needs something extra. Perhaps they don’t want it but there it is. Camouflaged in Static seems a somewhat naked disc, occupying a...  » Read more
(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

The Grand Trick - The Decadent Session

Cover art To tell you the truth, I have a difficult time getting into this music. I have made several attempts to listen to this CD, but I was never a real big fan of heavy rock music, even in the seventies....  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2006-05-01)

Robert Schroeder - Brainchips (Vocal Version)

Cover art Robert Schroeder is back at last. Many years have passed, eleven years even, since Everdreams came out in 1994. After such a while, it’s a rarity that composers haven’t been touched by...  » Read more
(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Spaced Out - Live in 2000

Cover art Anyone familiar with this hotshot Canadian fusion quartet (and shouldn’t all Exposé readers be?) knows that they are above all a musicians’ band – one of those outfits that makes your...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2006-05-01)

Embrase - Dreamworld

Cover art Lately new EM artists in the Netherlands are mushrooming and this is the newest offspring. Most of these newcomers know their predecessors very well, no exception here, but they all stay to close to...  » Read more
(Posted by Roel Steverink 2006-05-01)

Art Rock Circus - A Passage to Clear & Tell a Vision

Cover art Easy to follow narratives within the comfortable confines of a pop progressive melodic framework. Nods to epic classic rock arise here and there. In some places you can hear traces of Genesis,...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2006-05-01)

Distant Dream - A New Beginning

Cover art Here’s something out of left field: a big concept album from a new, unknown band. And in this context, “concept album” should be taken as something more like I, Robot (or even...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Turning Point - Matador

Cover art Sophisticated jazz and fusion is an art form unto itself having been perfected to a certain degree by acts such as the Crusaders, Yellowjackets, and Russ Freeman. Part of Turning Point’s local...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

East of Eden - Graffito

Cover art Hot on the heels of Eclectic’s reissue of East of Eden’s first two LPs comes a brand new recording from the founding lead voices of the band: saxophonist Ron Caines and violinist Dave Arbus....  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Barry Schrader - Beyond

Cover art One of the many modern American composers whose work is featured by the Innova label, Barry Schrader appears most at home in the electro-acoustic realm. Beyond is his third release on Innova....  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Matt Steckler - Persiflage

Cover art Matt Steckler is a woodwind player (alto sax, flute) who previously has played in the group Dead Cat Bounce. Persiflage is his debut solo release with a group of fine New York City jazzers on...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Electropolis - Electropolis

Cover art A quartet of bass, percussion, electrosax, and electrumpet, Electropolis produces eleven tracks of interesting jazzy rock on what I believe is their debut. The amplified instruments produce some odd...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Symphorce - Godspeed

Cover art Both symphonic and forceful, Symphorce is a German power metal quintet with double guitar, bass, drums, and a singer. Their compositions follow a fairly typical verse-chorus structure, and stay...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2006-05-01)

Enya - Amarantine

Cover art In reality the name Enya is almost a group moniker encompassing the Irish singer/musician as well as her collaborators, producer Nicky Ryan and his wife lyricist Roma Ryan. This collection echoes...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

David Pack - The Secret of Movin' On

Cover art Former Ambrosia guitarist and vocalist David Pack has become the quintessential example of L.A. pop music roadkill. Well past his peak of commercial success and fame and ten years since his last solo...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret

Cover art One could arguably claim that this release finds American prog band Glass Hammer at the top of their game, which probably explains the scope of this effort. First of all, it s a two-disk set in a...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Make a Rising - Rip through the Hawk Black Night

Cover art Make a Rising is an adventurous Philadelphia quintet cut from the mode of modern alternative experimental bands such as Tortoise and Olivia Trevor Control. Blending jazz and alternative rock elements...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Sigur Rós - Takk

Cover art Iceland’s Sigur Rós’ claim to fame appears to be as a European bridge between 70s progressive rock ideas and modern alternative rock. The band has been tabbed by industry magazines such as...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Brainstorm - Liquid Monster

Cover art This is German metal quintet Brainstorm’s seventh release to date and finds them in a more traditional frame of mind than most metal coming out of Europe these days. It seems that everyone else has...  » Read more
(Posted by Paul Hightower 2006-05-01)

Ain Soph - Five Evolved from Nine

Cover art This Japanese band has been around for a while and has put out some pretty damn good music. Unabashedly Canterbury influenced (album titles: Hat & Field, Ride on a Camel), it...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Ain Soph - Marine Menagerie & Five Evolved from Nine

Cover art The line between fusion and fuzak can be a very fine one, and Ain Soph walks that line like a drunken goat, stepping first on one side, then on the other, back and forth with dizzying frequency. I...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Ricochet - Zarah - A Teartown Story

Cover art Gradually over the last few years, with the help of Progrock Records distribution, Ricochet is gaining word-of-mouth momentum on the prog metal scene. From the outset the Hamburg band has all the...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

NoVox - NoVox

Cover art First off, this disc has to have one of the weirdest and most provocative cover images ever! Now beyond the graphics and on to the music. Some may remember the Dutch quartet Cliffhanger who put out...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Mojow and the Vibration Army - Undivided

Cover art With a overweight sense of self-importance, Mojow (Moriah-Melin and John Whoolilurie) embark on their crusade to change the world, political-hard-preaching to the listeners via the absolutely...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Bruce Main - Layers

Cover art Layers is the second album by Bruce Main, a mostly DIY one-man-album type thing that Main wrote, recorded, and has made available on CD Baby. Brian Phraner from Phreeworld, for those who...  » Read more
(Posted by Sean McFee 2007-03-01)

Thomas Kugler - Lilith: The Rock Opera

Cover art Based on the play by Remy de Gourmont, this rock opera adaptation is composed by Kugler. It features God, Satan, Adam, Eve, Lilith, and various angels and assorted baddies. Instrumental backing is...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis, Sean McFee 2007-03-01)

Nick Kizirnis - Into the Loud

Cover art If you ever wondered what's up in Dayton, Ohio, Nick Kizirnis may be able to offer some clues with his first solo release Into the Loud. A veteran of numerous other Dayton area bands (Cage,...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

The Greaseballs - Tombstone Wax

Cover art And now for something completely different... How about a new surf-rock album from the Midwest? Guitarist Bill Bulinksi started his recording career in the mid-60s with a band called The Electras,...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Electrelane - Rock It to the Moon, The Power Out, & Axes

Cover art Contortions for dirigible apoplexy flex muscular curvatures in modern sound passing raiment unto itself, ballooning into monsoon walls with torque and cresting on a fine knacker. Galloping seesaw...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Calhoun - Native Lands

Cover art Drummer Will Calhoun is best known for his work in Living Colour with guitarist Vernon Reid. Native Lands is a release showcasing the influences of jazz, rap, and world music on Calhoun's...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton, Scott Steele 2007-03-01)

The Bass Gang - Evasioni, Fughe & La Contrabbassatta

Cover art Alberto Pocini is a double-bass player from Italy who's played extensively in his homeland as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra. Pocini's  » Read more
(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2007-03-01)

Abiogenesi - Io sono il vampiro

Cover art Personally, I feel that the world did not need another progressive rock concept album about vampires, but this one has enough redeeming features to slip through on technicalities. First, it's sung in...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Steve Howe's Remedy - Live

Cover art The live DVD documenting Howe's touring band featuring two of his talented sons is a testament to the guitarist's artistry and identity. Howe had hinted many times in the past how much he would like...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2007-03-01)

The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark, Blueberry Boat, Rehearsing My Choir, EP, & Bitter Tea

Cover art A circus medley of distinct musical apparitions like a non-nasal Holy Modal Rounders of the twenty-first century with equal parts Jonathan Richman, The Velvet Underground, and Grease! Hey,...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark, Blueberry Boat, Rehearsing My Choir, EP, & Bitter Tea

Cover art A circus medley of distinct musical apparitions like a non-nasal Holy Modal Rounders of the twenty-first century with equal parts Jonathan Richman, The Velvet Underground, and Grease! Hey,...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address

Cover art Dopamine on crutches flying straight to the heart of freak-folk Americana. Welcome to the song cycle of a cloth cut from the same material as Van Dyke Parks' most evangelized piece of work, updated...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Akron/Family & Angels of Light + Meek Warrior

Cover art Peaceful droplets emerge to deposit us on a plane of squeezing voices gently chiding a plane of aberrant existence. There is quite a bit of hubbub about this agglomeration of miscreants and it must be...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Lambert and Nuttycombe - At Home

Cover art Been waiting a long long time for this gem to arrive on CD. Craig Nuttycombe and the late Denis Lambert got their start as a folk duo in the Los Angeles area after years of playing in a number of...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

John Surman - Way Back When

Cover art John Surman (saxes), John Marshall (drums), John Taylor (electric piano), Brian Odgers (bass guitar). For many readers, that list alone puts this on the must-have list. Throw in the recording date of...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Phideaux - Fiendish, Ghost Story, Chupacabras, 313, & The Great Leap

Cover art Even if you've never heard of Phideaux, you already know one thing about them. They are a busy little band – though sometimes I wonder if "band" is the right word. It's almost a solo project of...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Haakon Ellingsen - Bounty

Cover art Many many years ago (in issue #12 to be precise) we reviewed a wonderful and heavily Beatles influenced psychedelic pop album titled Kindergarten by Norwegian trio The Last James. Haakon...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Trygve Seim - Sangam

Cover art If there was ever a time for a new jazz icon, composer and saxophonist Trygve Seim surely fits that bill. His ensemble's well received performance at the 2007 Portland Jazz Festival was a jaw-dropper,...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2008-01-01)

Panzerballet - Panzerballet

Cover art In my mind I picture the dancing of tanks — the cover art helps. But the only dance I can imagine is a slow, clumsy, brutish affair, most unlike the quick, dextrous, sophisticated music I hear....  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

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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

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


Previously in Exposé...

Ange - Live Tour 2003-2004 - Par les Fils de Mandrin – I guess this is Ange. That's what it says on the box, though I can easily see that Christian Décamps is the only member of the band present from the band's heyday in the 70s. He's even got a female...  (2007) » Read more

Gentle Giant - Artistically Cryme, The Missing Face & Playing the Cleveland – Gentle Giant’s headlining and support tours are further documented in three more marginal bootleg renditions from Voiceprint in the UK. Artistically Cryme is the first release, and a complete two...  (2004) » Read more

Xhol Caravan - Electrip – Amongst the annals of the most psychedelic German rock of the early 70s stand out the legendary Xhol, a band that remains one of the most challenging that that country had to offer. Initially a band...  (1996) » Read more

Land - Road Movies – Jeff Greinke’s Seattle project has evolved from a small collective to a full ensemble taking on an entirely evolved format. This time out, there are smooth grooves and a forward outlook, and...  (2001) » Read more

Spiral Realms - Solar Wind – I am bummed that my dislike of Nik Turner caused me to miss these guys. The master of Space Violin, ex-Hawkwind player Simon House brought his band, Spiral Realms, to the Great American Music Hall....  (1997) » Read more



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