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Thierry Zaboitzeff - Professional Stranger

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Thierry Zaboitzeff should need no introduction to longtime readers of Exposé, having been the bassist and cellist of Art Zoyd from 1971 to 1997, after which he branched out into...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-04-07)

Steve Roach & Serena Gabriel - Temple of the Melting Dawn

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This one is somewhat different from most of what emerges from Steve Roach’s studio, and that’s most likely due to the involvement of Serena Gabriel. The seven compositions herein were...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-04-04)

Beat Love Oracle vs. Hardscore - Don't Count on Us

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An interesting CD release here, two sets of music by two different Belgian groups released sixteen years apart, the common factor being composer, keyboardist and mallet percussionist Frank Nuyts,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-04-04)

Dennis Rea - Giant Steppes

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The genesis of the music on Seattle-based composer and guitarist Dennis Rea’s Giant Steppes certainly has as much to do with his years in China and Taiwan as an English instructor...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-26)

Steve Roach - As It Is

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Following last year’s Tomorrow and the powerful Into the Majestic from earlier in 2021, Roach’s latest release As It Is returns the listener to familiar...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-04-01)

Alan Gowen & Hugh Hopper - Bracknell Bresse Improvisations

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The legacy of rare and obscure recordings continues on Voiceprint! Another Alan Gowen set of live recordings and free soloing ideas is released to the anxious awaiting public! Well, maybe it's...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-10-01)

The Telescopes - Songs of Love and Revolution

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Stephen Lawrie’s The Telescopes recently released their twelfth album, and fourth on Tapete Records, Songs of Love and Revolution. However there are no detectable love songs on the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-03-25)

Jeff Greinke - Other Weather

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For as long as I can remember, Jeff Greinke’s music has been conceptually associated with climate, weather, and other meteorological phenomenon, with titles like Cities in Fog,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-14)

Lucas Lee - Síndrome de Estocolmo

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Lucas Lee is a Canadian-born composer, arranger, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, now based in Washington state. Precious little was received with this disc in the way of background...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-05)

Robert Rich - Neurogenesis

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Neurogenesis from December 2020 is the follow-up to Offering to the Morning Fog released earlier in 2020, however the two releases couldn’t be more different. The seven...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-29)

Toboggan - Première Descente

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Following a live EP from 2019, French trio Toboggan have released their first full length studio release, as the title suggests, working on it through much of 2020. The band features guitarist /...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-23)

MFTJ - My Mom's Getting a Horse

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Less than one year after their impressive debut, the duo of Scott Schorr (producer of Levin Minnemann Rudess and Marco Minnemann solo albums, here contributing drums, percussion, and keyboards) and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-20)

Green Isac Orchestra - Bar

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The original Green Isac, the Norwegian duo of Morten Lund (keyboards, guitar) and Andreas Eriksen (keyboards, percussion) on their first two albums on Origo/Eurock Strings and Pottery...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-17)

Nirvana - Songlife (Six Album Archive)

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The late 60s saw such an explosion of creativity and innovation in music that it’s almost incomprehensible by today’s standards. Musicians all around the world were reaching out in all...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-03-21)

Kevin Kastning / Sándor Szabó / Balász Major - Ethereal IV

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Regular readers of Exposé should need no introduction to Kastning, Szabó, or Major, we have reviewed many of their releases previously, including all of the previous three in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-02-24)

Carl Weingarten - Ember Days & Guitarospheres Live

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Recorded throughout 2020 and released in early 2021, Ember Days is an instrumental ride through the year that thankfully was, with a collection of nine enduring tunes in Weingarten’s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-11)

Carl Weingarten - Ember Days & Guitarospheres Live

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Recorded throughout 2020 and released in early 2021, Ember Days is an instrumental ride through the year that thankfully was, with a collection of nine enduring tunes in Weingarten’s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-11)

Kelp Dwellers - Surfacing

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Between 2007 and 2015 Todd Montgomery and Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet) released three excellent albums as the duo Fernwood, their raison d'être being to make authentic music on instruments...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-08)

Luiz Pérez Ixonetzli - Retusa: Santuario de Mariposas (2021 Remix)

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Luis Perez was born in 1951 in Mexico City, and at the age of 20 began an exploration of the musical traditions of the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico in the millenia before Europeans cast...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-02)

Various Artists - Romantic Warriors IV - Krautrock 2

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In a little over a year and a half, video producers Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder have returned with the second installment of their Krautrock trilogy, this time focusing on artists from...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-02-27)

Steve Roach - Into the Majestic

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Roach released his first album of 2021, Into the Majestic, on January 3rd, this time featuring two long tracks, the opening title cut closing just shy of 50 minutes, and “The Spiral...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-02-12)

Erik Wøllo - Recurrence

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With forty-plus releases to his credit since his 1983 debut, this Norwegian guitarist continues his evolution as a composer and arranger on a number of different instruments (mainly guitar and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-31)

Needlepoint - Walking up That Valley

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Listening to Walking up That Valley the first time was a very frustrating experience — as each track unfolded, I was more and more amazed that I’d never heard this band before....

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-02-04)

Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen - Strange Gravity

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In mid 2019 we reviewed the first Spotted Peccary collaboration between longtime electronic music veteran Craig Padilla and Northern California based multi-instrumentalist Marvin Allen titled

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-25)

Celeste - Il Principio del Regno Perduto

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After a long hiatus of nearly 40 years, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ciro Perrino reactivated Celeste in recent years with a brand new album, Il Risveglio del Principe (2019),...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-10)

Latest news

2021-04-01
New Aristocrats Live Album on the Way – No foolin'! These supreme musicians toured Europe early in 2020, just before touring ceased to be a thing musicians could do, and there were some hot performances captured. On May 7, some of these will be releases as Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. » Read more

2021-03-25
Return of Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files – After much consideration and surprisingly, positive feedback, Jerry Lucky is announcing the launch of the progressive Rock Files podcast, featuring the latest progressive rock music from around the world. » Read more

2021-03-14
Jewlia Eisenberg RIP – The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise. » Read more

2021-03-11
RIP Roger Trigaux – The sad news has come to our attention that Roger Trigaux, the guiding force of Present and former member of Univers Zero, passed away on the evening of March 10, 2021 after a long ilness. » Read more

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Campo di Marte - Campo di Marte – Heaped amidst a surprising number of great 70s Italian prog bands comes this very recent CD reissue, and it is quite remarkable. Perhaps more subtle than some of their contemporaries, this five-piece...  (1994) » Read more

Versailles - Le Trésor de Valliesres – It’s amazing how with opinions on bands, even one or two can sway you. This is French group Versailles' third album, and by the reports of their first album Le Cathédrale du Temps, I was warned to...  (1994) » Read more

Už Jsme Doma - Nemilovaný Svět – The first I'd ever heard of this Czechoslovakian sextet was a tape someone sent to me last year of their first (1990) album Uprostřed Slov. I was suitably impressed with their twisted concoction of...  (1994) » Read more

Badirov Project - Greeting from Nostradamus – Vladimir Badirov is a drummer/percussionist hailing from Uzbekistan. Greeting from Nostradamus comprises eleven tracks of ethnic jazz fusion with Badirov’s drums and keyboard programming...  (2006) » Read more

Zinkl - Dance Music for Insects – Electronic composer Anton Zinkl is now up to his sixth album, the first I’ve heard. If it’s any indication, I’ve been missing something pretty interesting. On his web site, Zinkl...  (2003) » Read more



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