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The Brainiac 5 - Journey to X

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Looking back on the history of The Brainiac 5, there is a clear progression, from psych / space inflected punkish pub rock to more professional-sounding and sophisticated material — though...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-21)

Richard Pinhas - Reverse

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Richard Pinhas is no stranger to us here at Exposé. He has a very long musical career and at the ripe old age of 65 he continues to push the musical boundaries both as a solo artist...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-18)

Escapade - So You Know

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For those just tuning in now, Escapade was a New York based free-psych improvisational heavy stoner rock band that operated from the mid-90s until around 2006, with a rotating cast of musicians...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-29)

Jasun Martz - Solo Exhibition: Non-Finito

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This career-spanning retrospective collection presents a dizzying variety of sounds from composer Jasun Martz. It serves as a sampler from his box set Solo Exhibition, which contains eight...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-06)

Djam Karet - Sonic Celluloid

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When a band has over 20 excellent all-instrumental releases, and you know them all well, it’s instinctive to compare any new release to those that have gone before it. The first thing one...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-04-12)

Lorenzo Montanà - Phase IX

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Italian ambient soundcrafter Montanà has released a number of albums since 2009, both solo and in collaborations, most are nearly impossible to find unless one seeks them out. In 2015,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-04-09)

Kshettra - Five Mothers

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Kshettra, named with a Sanskrit word denoting a holy area, is a progressive / experimental / post-rock instrumental band from Moscow. Kshettra has gone through a number of personal changes since...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-04)

A Projection - Framework

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With today’s resurgence of progressive and psychedelic music I suppose it was only a matter of time before neo-post punk / New Wave bands would appear on the scene. One such is A Projection,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-01)

Schooltree - Heterotopia

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There are some who would have you believe that rock music is just entertainment, and that any attempts to make it “art” are pretentious and worthy of scorn. I am not one of those...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-27)

Various Artists - Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik Düsseldorf 1982–1989

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In the early 80s, with the rise of affordable electronics and recording equipment, cassette culture took off. Anyone with a few dollars could set up a home recording studio and create music....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-15)

Various Artists - Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984–1989

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During the five years prior to the wall coming down, East German musicians, painters, poets, filmmakers, and performers began to open up new territory, crossing genres and jumping back and forth...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-11)

Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1 & 2

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Conrad Schnitzler was one prolific composer. Six years after his passing we are still presented with music from his archives. In 1975 he recorded a number of untitled pieces intended as soundtracks...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-08)

Wingfield / Reuter / Stavi / Sirkis - The Stone House

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In the rock world, music is dominated by bands consisting of a more or less consistent group of players. There are also solo artists, some of whom have set backing bands, but those musicians are...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-24)

Jihye Lee - April

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The last two large-ensemble jazz recordings to cross my desk were

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-14)

Ape Shifter - Ape Shifter

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Jeff Aug is the guitar hotshot in this three piece German instrumental hard-rock / psych / metal outfit. Somewhere I had heard the name before, and indeed after a little research I discovered I am...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-26)

O.R.k. - Soul of an Octopus

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The first O.R.k. album was a pleasant surprise, presenting an imaginative take on the confluence of heavy rock with atmospheric production and strong vocals. Soul of an Octopus gives us...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-17)

Steve Roach - Fade to Gray

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A Companion release to Painting in the Dark, which I eviewed a couple weeks ago, Fade to Gray is a similar endeavor but without a lot of the melodic color and variation that...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-22)

Forrest Fang - Following the Ether Sun

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The thing that differentiates Forrest Fang’s music from all the other ambient guys is his extensive use of acoustic instruments. This has always been the case, at least going all the way back...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-15)

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures - Glare of the Tiger

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The title track of Glare of the Tiger starts off this album with more than 13 minutes of pure funky electrojazz bliss, complete with distorted Rhodes, cosmic organ, grooving percussion,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-13)

Steve Roach - Painting in the Dark

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Each of Roach’s floating ambient releses seems to fall into one of several categories, one of which is the breathing organic elemental pieces that evolve slowly and push forward, unmasking...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-03-08)

Dieter Moebius - Musik für Metropolis

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In 2012 Dieter Moebius was invited to perform a musical accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s sci fi silent film classic Metropolis. His approach to scoring the 2 ½ hour film was to...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-03-18)

Thinking Plague - Hoping against Hope

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I’m not going to complain about the years between Thinking Plague albums. The gap between In Extremis and A History of Madness was only five years, by far the shortest...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-04-07)

Satoko Fujii - Invisible Hand

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Among the instruments common in jazz music, the piano occupies a special place as a foundational part of most ensembles. And given the instrument’s wide range of possible sounds, there is a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-24)

Reflections in Cosmo - Reflections in Cosmo

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This band with a strange name may be relatively new, but it occupies a spot in a vast web of connections. Ståle Storløkken (keyboards) has been a frequent collaborator of late with...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-20)

Noah Preminger - Meditations on Freedom

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Tenor player Noah Preminger’s recorded work only started in 2008, but Meditations on Freedom is his seventh release under his own name — he’s also got a few credits as a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-03-10)

Erik Griswold - Ecstatic Descent

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Griswold is an Australia-based composer and pianist, with a number of previous releases on the Australian experimental music label Room 40. His interests lie in hybrid sound combinations and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-02-12)

OmnisighT - The Power of One

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January 20, 2017 saw the release of Canadian prog metal band OmnisighT's fourth album The Power of One. OmnisighT is the fearsome and intimidating foursome of Raj Krishna (lead vocals...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-03-07)

Club d'Elf - Live at Club Helsinki

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Club d’Elf is a Boston area band that’s been around more than a decade, though this is the first time I’ve encountered them. The band is built around bassist Mike Rivard and...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-02-27)

Paolo Siani ft. Nuova Idea - Faces with No Traces

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Paolo Siani is the drummer for the Italian progressive band Nuova Idea. Over the years he has pursued a number of different musical projects. Faces with No Traces is his latest solo album....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-02-14)

Mark & The Clouds - Cumulus

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On March 10, 2017 Mark & The Clouds release Cumulus, their second album of homespun 60s pop-psych tunes. Extending what they started on their 2014 debut album, Mark & The Clouds...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-02-07)

Sweeney Straddles the Sun - Tarantula

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Sweeney Straddles the Sun is the solo project of Glaswegian artist Jason Sweeney. A very strange performing name as straddling the sun can be extremely dangerous, plus I do not fully appreciate how...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-01-24)

Us & Them - When I Was Walking / Green Couch

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To both kick off the new year and to follow up their new EP of Sandy Denny covers for Fruits de Mer, Britt and Anders are releasing a brand new single of original material on Mega Dodo. If...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-12-31)

Latest news

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

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

2017-02-20
Larry Coryell RIP – One of the greats of jazz guitar has left us at the age of 73. Larry Coryell was one of the founding figures of jazz fusion, but produced a significant body of work the bridged many styles. His group Eleventh House provided a unique take on the combination of jazz and rock that was distinct from contemporaries such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Weather Report. » Read more

2017-01-31
John Wetton RIP – After a long battle with colon cancer, singer and bassist John Wetton has died at the age of 67. As an integral member of such bands as King Crimson, UK, and Asia, his was one of the distinctive voices in progressive rock, lending a human touch to often difficult music. » Read more

2017-01-30
Seaprog Announces First Artists for 2017 – The organizers of the Seaprog Festival in Seattle have announced the first set of confirmed performers for the 2017 festival. The best known names are Jack o' the Clock and Zero Times Everything, but a host of other bands are featured, mostly from the Northwest. The festival will take place June 2-4, 2017. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Altered States feat. Otomo Yoshihide - Lithuania and Estonia Live – You want insanity and unpredictability? Look no further. This album consists of live recordings by this Japanese group from two different Baltic new music/jazz festivals and two tracks recorded for...  (1999) » Read more

Ange - Zenith An II – October 13, 2002 is perhaps a legendary date for fans of Ange. It was on this autumn evening that the band took to the stage at the Paris Zenith with a host of Ange members past and present, along...  (2008) » Read more

Deus Ex Machina - De Republica – An old book, dating from as far as 1800 BC, was found recently in good condition by an archeological search. A treatise superficially presented as ways to acquire power and glory over people. Some...  (1995) » Read more

Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe - Funk If I Know – The Cosmic Krewe’s music is an almost perfect hybrid of trumpeter/keyboardist/vocalist Michael Ray’s two most significant former gigs. Here, as on the band’s 1994 debut, Ray’s...  (2000) » Read more

Volaré - Volaré – Volare are a five piece from Athens, Georgia, featuring multi-keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, bass+sax, cello+ocarina, and drums. Prior to their performance at Louisville's Eclectic...  (1997) » Read more



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