What's this all about, anyway ?
Once there was music. Simple music. Maybe a nursery rhyme or a simple folk
tune sung by a kind and loving voice. Soon your ears met new music, maybe
a classical piece or a fragment of a pop song, a comforting melody that
played in your mind the whole day through. The simplicity of youth soon gave
way to the anxieties of adolescence; pop music, then perhaps rock - began
to speak more directly to your spirit in turmoil. As time went by, your
musical tastes continued to develop driven by a hunger for new ideas,
reaching for new horizons, fusing new styles and idioms, breaking down the
existing limits and barriers. Then one day you found yourself alone, ignored
completely by a music and radio industry firmly set on maintaining popular
music at its lowest common denominator, while your wide ranging taste for
eclectic musical styles and experimentation find you increasingly disconnected
from the musical mainstream.
Is this you ?
This growth and disconnection is what Exposť is all about. Our
primary focus is the music that the mainstream ignores; music whose roots
seem to have originated somewhere just outside the pop/rock mainstream, but
has progressed onwards toward the boundaries of rock, where it meets jazz,
classical, folk, avant-garde, electronic and experimental, going well beyond
the standard forms into areas of stark and stunning originality. With Exposť,
the focus is on the exploration.
Exposť began modestly in the autumn of '93 as a bi-monthly companion
newsletter to the Exposure radio show, which focuses on progressive and
experimental rock and its periphery. It grew from sixteen to forty pages
within one year, and has since settled out as an eighty page
quarterly, packed with information on all the music that matters, and
the artists who create it. Our typical issue contains artist profiles,
interviews, historical perspectives, and much more. You will find well
over two hundred reviews of new releases and selected reissues in each issue,
and Exposť is the only English language publication that features roundtable
reviews of all important new releases - not just one, but three different
perspectives on the same release. Our writers are
knowledgeable about music
and the history of music, many being musicians themselves, and are among
the best in the field, having previously written for Gibraltar, Audion,
Option, i/e, Eurock, and others.
Take a look at the contents of our Current Issue
and some of our recent back-issues.
If this is the kind of music that interests you, then the time to
subscribe is now. You will never find so much information at such a modest
cost, focused squarely on the music that matters the most. If you like, try
a single issue first; we are certain you'll like what you see, and will want
to join our ever-growing list of subscribers.