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Let Tijuana Hercules Tell You "The Way It Is"

John Forbes has this to say about the track:

I'm predisposed to the unprepared and the greazy, but every now and then I need to leave the house. Yet, this is a constrictive moment in history: A modern nervous sweat through a 17th-century frontier prism.
The majority of the track was recorded at my Frogg Mountain Studio in Chicago. The percussion resulted from people stomping on metal plates in a four-story-tall freight elevator shaft which served as a wild echo chamber.
I sent the track to a rhythm section I know in Marquette, Michigan, because there's a 5/4-vibe there that's all its own. (I suspect the isolation and natural brutality that is the root of the unique human nature there.) Despite being cut off from civilization at large by sheer geography, Marquette maintains more top-notch drummers and astute musicologists than anywhere I know. A true yaba yum.

Forbes also created this art to visualize all the musicians who contributed to the track:

The Way It Is, artwork by John V Forbes

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-04-16)

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
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-03-25)

Corciolli - Imaginary Brazil

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An accomplished pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Corciolli (he’s one of those guys with only one name) is probably best known for his film music scores, with over a dozen...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-01-08)

Potter's Daughter with Annie Haslam - Blood and Water & This Winter's Child

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Potter’s Daughter is a band built around singer and pianist Dyanne Potter Voegtlin. She is backed by Amit Chatterjee (guitar) and Ian C. Voegtlin (guitar, saxophone) as full-time band...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-12-16)

Soft Hearted Scientists - The Slow Cyclone

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Welsh pop-psych rockers Soft Hearted Scientists return this September with their sixth album The Slow Cyclone. Their approach to this new release is very interesting. Clocking in...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2014-09-24)

Progressive Rock Files Radio!

Long-time Exposé sponsor and all-around supporter of progressive rock Jerry Lucky is now taking his Files to the airwaves (in a metaphorical sort of way, since it's a stream/podcast). In these days of being bombarded with too much music to listen to in the hours of the day, we like having new ways to discover great music  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2014-02-04)

Jazz Loft going out of business (RIP)

Increased postal rates, Amazon's pricing, and digital downloads are killing many independent record and CD dealers. The Jazz Loft is the latest casualty. Read on.  » Read more
(Posted by Henry Schneider 2013-12-14)

Heatwarmer new album out

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-09-10)

Cuneiform new releases

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-09-02)
 

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