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Forward in All Directions! —
The 2014 Holiday Letter

Cover art Hello, everyone — family, friends, comrades in music appreciation! It's been another eventful year here at Exposé Central, almost exclusively the good kind of eventful. We hope your year has been as full of wonderful music as ours has.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis, Peter Thelen, Henry Schneider, Paul Hightower 2015-01-01)

Sunshine and Music in Seattle —
Seaprog 2014 Review

Cover art One couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in a city known for fog and rain. Arriving Friday afternoon, there wasn’t a lot of time to do much in the way of touristy things and sightseeing, plus I had already done that plenty my last couple visits to this jewel of the great Northwest (my last time being the first Progman Cometh festival so many years ago), my sole mission on this weekend was seeing this second edition of Seaprog, after sadly missing the inaugural event last summer.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-07-09)

Seaprog announces full lineup, including Miriodor

Seaprog is looking to be the little festival that could. Could pull off bringing a foreign act to their stage, and highlighting a wide variety of Seattle's local talent. It's all happening June 20-22, 2014 in the Columbia City Theater.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2014-04-15)

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
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-07-27)

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
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-05-19)

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


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Kehell - Arrow of Time – I first heard of Kehell on the Made in Japan label's "Jazz-Rock Sampler" from 1989, which was graced by the track "Triton" – among the album's best. Four Japanese...  (1994) » Read more

Steve Roach - Sigh of Ages – Sigh of Ages is Steve Roach's fourth release of 2010. Six continuous tracks totaling 74 minutes take you on a journey that is deep, dark and hypnotic for its duration. You either really like this type...  (2011) » Read more

Carmen - Fandangos in Space & Dancing on a Cold Wind – It's about time that these albums received a proper re-release after the butcher job the German Line label did with them in the late 80s (large parts of tracks missing, track indexes in the wrong...  (2007) » Read more

Material - Hallucination Engine – Bill Laswell has been the driving force of Material for about ten years now. Heavily involved in the NYC scene, Laswell has become a highly respected producer; on Hallucination Engine, beats and...  (1994) » Read more

Expo '70 - Black Ohms – To make this review the written equivalent of Expo ‘70’s work, I suppose I should just pick a word and repeat it over over over over. I just need to tell the reader to say it with a slightly...  (2009) » Read more



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