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Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like

Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-26)

And Now for Round Three

For quite some time now, every Thursday has brought the publication of a review looking back at an album in McLatchey's Second Tier, where our friend Mike visits or re-visits one of his favorite releases. Today marks the start of the next tier, which once again will feature classics from a wide variety of styles, from jazz to classic prog to electronic to death metal — and many places in between.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-12-22)

From our house to yours —
The 2013 Holiday Letter

Cover art Greetings, friends and family! This has been a busy year here at the Exposé household, so wrapping it up in a brief letter won't be easy. But we're determined to try, and maybe this will be the start of a new tradition. It seems like most web sites publish best-of lists at the end of every year, so we decided to buck the trend and write a letter.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis, Peter Thelen, Henry Schneider, Paul Hightower 2014-01-03)

Key of the Moment — The Switch

Cover art Okay, so Key of the Moment isn’t the first FFPM (Female-Fronted Prog Metal) band in the world, but it’s a small enough category that they deserve some notice just for fitting there. The...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2014-01-28)

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2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more

2018-07-01
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more

2018-06-25
Fred Chalenor RIP – We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched. » Read more

2018-06-13
Jon Hiseman RIP – One of the great drummers of the rock era has died. Jon Hiseman was a veteran of such ground-breaking groups as Colosseum (I and II), Tempest, John Mayal's Bleusbreakers, and was a founding member of the innovative large band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

You Are Here - You Are Here – You Are Here are a new band out of Toronto with this eponymous EP as their debut. First off, I should point out that while a keyboard player is present, this quintet have a much newer and younger...  (1998) » Read more

Final Tragedy - Trial of Tears – Once upon a time there was a French thrash metal band called Etheric Soul which included among its original members multi-instrumentalist Jean-Luc Millot. Then one day, singer Delphine Cochand...  (1999) » Read more

Flamborough Head - Tales of Imperfection – Flamborough Head’s latest offering is about one woman’s physical imperfection, and the loneliness and isolation she experiences as a result of it. Lyrically it’s direct and to the...  (2006) » Read more

The Insect Trust - The Insect Trust – This late-60s quintet from NYC epitomized the broad sense of musical experimentation of the era, pulling incongruent forms together, and through a combination of optimism and naiveté, managing...  (2001) » Read more

James Blood Ulmer - Blue Blood – One of the things about blues music that always loses my interest is the relative lack of harmonic sophistication: the blues almost by definition stick to a set of three or four chords for each key,...  (2002) » Read more



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