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Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

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Back in the heyday of symphonic rock, it was natural for Pink Floyd to take an occasional stab at "serious" composition, their most assiduous attempt being this 1970 album's daringly...

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(Posted by Michael Draine 1994-05-01)

Michael Mantler / Edward Gorey - The Hapless Child and Other Inscrutable Stories

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It's a rare project that extracts elements of the written word and transfers them eloquently to an audio performance. Composer/trumpet player Michael Mantler's first major success with this...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2000-05-01)

Adelbert von Deyen - Sternzeit & Nordborg

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Adelbert van Deyen’s first two albums, 1978’s Sternzeit and 1979’s Nordborg, established him as a Berlin school electronic musician, and contain what is probably...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-04-25)

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)

Curved Air - Midnight Wire & Airborne

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The final two albums by this seminal British band, always seeming to straddle the line between many styles, have finally been brought to CD. Unlike the early albums, which were solidly committed to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

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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...

PTS - Tides – Take your typical 80s pop band (Mr.Mister, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds or any of a thousand others I've since willingly forgotten), give the keyboards more of a major role and you'll have half an...  (1994) » Read more

Sverre Knut Johansen - Distant Shore – Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and composer Johansen builds lush symphonic soundscapes of the highest order, rich in melodics, well developed and skillfully arranged. There is an ever-changing...  (1995) » Read more

Gerard - Save Knight by the Night – Keyboardist Toshio Egawa is one of the prime movers in Japan's progressive rock scene since the late 70s – originally with the band Novela, then splitting in the early 70s to form his own...  (1996) » Read more

Paatos - Silence of Another Kind – After tinkering with electronic sounds on their last album, Kallocain from 2004, this Swedish band has taken a bit of a turn towards a more “live” sound. Maybe it’s just a passing...  (2007) » Read more

Andrew Booker - Ahead – Booker does it all himself on this new release of well-rounded progressive rock. Apart from a guest guitarist on the last track, Booker is the only musician credited; he ably handles guitar, keyboard,...  (1997) » Read more



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