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Trappist Afterland - God's Good Earth

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One of the many joys with reviewing music for Exposé is being exposed to excellent new artists and music. Case in point is the Australian band Trappist Afterland. Hailing from...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-06-29)

Lost Kite - Remains

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Lost Kite is a father-son duo featuring Stefan Carlsson, who was a member of the awesome Kultivator, but if you expect a similar Canterbury-influenced RIO mashup, you’d be disappointed...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-06-28)

Mira, un Lobo! - Heart Beats Slow

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Mira, un Lobo! is the musical project of Portuguese artist Luis F. de Sousa as a means of dealing with unemployment, crises, and depression. Mira, un Lobo! allowed him to drift away from his...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-06-27)

Billy Sherwood - Divided by One

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I assume Billy Sherwood doesn’t believe in vacations. When he’s not producing albums for other musicians (or William Shatner!), masterminding tribute projects, or doing his part with...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2016-06-26)

Steve Roach / Robert Logan - Biosonic & Second Nature

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Long-time floating ambient innovator Steve Roach, the man who nearly single-handedly created this genre, branching out of the electronic music tree now pairs up with British innovator Robert Logan,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2016-06-25)

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Inside the Bands Don’t Run on Time —
Modern Sky Festival Seattle 2015

Cover art In China every year, big holiday music festivals are a staple of the entertainment industry, and Modern Sky is one of the primary producers of these festivals. Modern Sky is also a record label, but the festivals range far beyond the label’s own artists. Given the miniscule percentage of Chinese people who go to see live music in bars, the festivals are the primary way for bands to connect with fans. To Modern Sky’s credit, their events are eclectic affairs, featuring both well-known and obscure Chinese artists along with a wide variety of foreign acts. Genres represented range widely as well: heavy metal, punk, pop, singer-songwriters, post-rock, hip-hop, electronic, even quirky avant-garde.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-10-16)

Raiding the Magic Satchel —
Seaprog 2015 in Review

Cover art After a nearly 22 hour road trip from Utah complete with a night-time detour through the dense forest of central Oregon, the pillow against my face in our Seattle hotel room never felt so good – I think I was sound asleep in about 30 seconds, if even that long. In the haze of fatigue a full day disappeared and suddenly it was mid-day Friday and a beautiful day in Seattle, I was completely refreshed. It was the long anticipated journey to the next Seaprog that drew me here, especially after having had such a blast at last year’s event.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-09-24)

The Yaogun Diaries Vol. 3 —
Hedgehog

Cover art Hedgehog is a very deceptive band. Their music is, superficially at least, simple punk pop, good fun with a good beat and catchy melodies. But it can withstand closer examination, revealing a great amount of craft and creativity. I have been lucky enough to see them several times live, and always enjoyed the show.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-07-01)

Of Lions and Salads —
The Miriodor Interview 2014

Cover art The scene: Sunday dinner break at a loud and busy cafe a few doors down from the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. The previous night Miriodor had given an outstanding headlining performance on the first night of the second Seaprog festival. The whole band was on hand to reflect on that performance, and the 35 years on from their humble beginnings in Quebec City.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen, Jeff Melton 2015-02-18)

Shooting at the Moon —
The Moonjune Interview

Cover art Leonardo Pavkovic has been a supporter of progressive rock and jazz for over 25 years. Beginning as a label rep in New York City, he eventually became the founder of the one of the last true American-based labels supporting diverse international artists and music across the globe. Pavkovic has a passion for Indonesian music, which has been his label’s focus for the last few years.  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2015-01-29)


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2016-06-25
Bernie Worrell RIP – One of the great definers of 20th Century music died Friday at the age of 72. Bernie Worrell's career spanned from the 60s to 2016, and while he is best known as the keyboard player of Parliament-Funkadelic, he lent his talents to a mind-bogglingly wide array of artists, including Talking Heads, Praxis, Fela Kuti, Keith Richards, Fred Schneider, Jack Bruce, Midday Veil, and other too numerous to list. » Read more

2016-06-20
Help Yuka & Chronoship Bring Their Music to Life – We've been telling you about the great Japanese band Yuka & Chronoship for a while now, and we hope you've all caught on. The band's album The 3rd Planetary Chronicles is their best yet, and fans have been asking for some visuals to go with the music. To that end, the band has started a campaign to raise funds for video production. » Read more

2016-06-03
Dave Swarbrick RIP – Starting with the early days of Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick was one of the pioneers of folk-styled fiddle incorporated in settings influenced by rock music. Sad word reaches us that he has died aged 75 after long illness. » Read more

2016-05-24
Alex's Hand Readies Künstler Scheiße – Former Seattle now Berlin band Alex's Hand has been working on their next album, to be called Künstler Scheiße, for some time. Now that it's almost ready, they've got a little glimpse behind the scenes of its making. » Read more

2016-04-18
Voyager 2015 Festival Documentary Now Online – Last year saw the inaugural edition of a new festival in Texas. For those of us who missed it, here's a little view of what happened. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Mani Neumeier - Privat – Guru Guru drummer Mani is still going strong, to which two recent Japan visits will attest. Through the 80s and 90s he has kept busy with projects such as L.S. Bearforce, and Tiere de Nacht. This solo...  (1998) » Read more

Finisterre - Storybook (Live at Progday 1997) – Let me open by saying buy this! Why? Well Finisterre is a great band and it would be great way to say thank you to Peter Renfro. This album has been released on Peter’s Proglodite Records label....  (2001) » Read more

Chrome - Chrome Flashback / Chrome Live / The Best Of – When I first heard Chrome back in the early 80s, my initial reaction was “Ouch!” All I heard was a wall of distortion and mangled vocals – their brand of art-punk was too much punk and too...  (2000) » Read more

Barrock - L'Alchimista – Barrock are a new Italian sextet who decided to release and distribute their debut L'Alchimista in Japan. The music is influenced by many Italian 70s bands like Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Premiata...  (1994) » Read more

Twin Age - Moving the Deck Chairs – Ten years ago this would have been right at home on the SI label. For many readers, maybe that’s all you need to know. If you don’t know what that means, well, consider some of the more...  (2001) » Read more