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The Dead Lovers - Supernormal Superstar

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I don’t eat a lot of candy bars, but if I did, there would be times I’d want one with nuts and other times one without nuts. And with music I’m sometimes in the mood for something...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-07-23)

Dreadnaught - Have a Drink & Gettin' Tight with Dreadnaught

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Rather than push out another full-length album to follow up 2007’s High Heat & Chin Music, American prog rock trio Dreadnaught have opted to keep fans occupied with a pair of EPs...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2016-07-22)

Mandragora - Temple Ball Live '94

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[Note: This review was written regarding the original cassette release. - ed.]

A step on from their previous release Earthdance, Temple Ball Live ’94 is a...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2016-07-21)

Funkadelic - Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Funkadelic-Parliament-P-Funk have a lot of great albums but Standing on the Verge of Getting It On is the tops for me. I'd probably only...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-07-21)

Jody Grind - One Step On

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This obscurity from 1969 is definitely a “close-but-not-quite” attempt at something special. The something in this case is psychedelic rock with heavy guitar and organ combined with a...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-07-20)

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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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2016-07-11
More Scary Sounds from Morricone on the Way – Following on the success of their compilation Paura, Rustblade is preparing another LP of thrills and chills from the Italian master Ennio Morricone. » Read more

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


Previously in Exposé...

Marillion - Made Again – Made Again marks the first official release live album documenting the Hogarth era, and contains tracks from all four studio albums represented by the current lineup. The 2CD set is made up of a live...  (1996) » Read more

Brainticket - Alchemic Universe – Alchemic Universe is more or less the work of Joel Vandroogenbroeck (recording under the name of “Mystery Hologram A-U-rchestra”), with some spoken vocals by Carole Muriel. The text, by Lance...  (2003) » Read more

Albert Marcoeur - L Apostrophe – With numerous albums out going back to the early 70s, Albert Marcoeur can always be counted on for something unusual, though he’s never predictable. On this, his ninth album in about 32 years, the...  (2007) » Read more

Lives & Times - The Great Sad Happy Ending – What remains to be said about Lives and Times? Their style has not changed markedly since their last release Waiting for the Parade less than a year ago (reviewed in issue #5), although it does seem...  (1995) » Read more

Paradiso a Basso Prezzo - Paradiso a Basso Prezzo – This is a CD I really expected to like, considering this is an Italian progressive from 1973 live and unreleased. That’s not to say it's bad. It certainly has a lot of typical elements to...  (1996) » Read more