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Audion Is Back in Business

Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works.

by Jon Davis, Published 2020-10-14

Audion #54 cover artThe current issue features label profiles of Garden of Delights, Long Hair Music, Musea, and Soleil Zeuhl, articles about artists including October Equus, Sonar, Volcano the Bear, and Novalis, and overviews of such topics as "Obscure American Classics," "Prog and Fusion from Scandinavia," and "Instrumental Space Rock." There are also lots of reviews covering a wide swath of prog-related music.

That's not all, though. It's a multimedia publication, and purchases of the issue include downloads of 28 tracks of music related to the articles, so you get to hear for yourself what they're talking about.

Publisher Alan Freeman says:

In the years sans Audion we've largely been focusing on other things. We completed the revised The Crack In The Cosmic Egg rom as a vastly expanded DVD-Rom, have collated all the material for our planned Italian music book "A Fistful Of Spaghetti", released a whopping 99 titles on our Auricle CDR label, issued 12 titles on our Cosmic Egg label, and have nearly completed restoring and making available all our historic old cassette releases as downloads. Alongside all that we've kept active as musicians, playing as regular participants in the monthly Quadelectronic, and gigging when the opportunities arise. No gigs since the Coronavirus pandemic hit though.

Then, a few months ago, a few people requested that I publish out of print Audion issues as some form of download. The most logical format was pdf, as it is totally transportable, will work on any media device with the pdf viewer installed, and is printable.


Filed under: New releases, Reissues

Related artist(s): Volcano the Bear, October Equus, Sonar, Novalis

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Previously in Exposé...

Marco - Marconceptos – Mexican guitarist/keyboardist Marco Gomez surprisingly does all the instrumentation on this collection of self-penned instrumentals. I say this because when listening to the songs, the guitars and...  (1995) » Read more

Fromage - Ondine – Fromage. That's French for 'cheese.' This Fromage, however, are not French at all, but rather they are a Japanese five piece (g/k/d/b/v+flute) from the '80's. The keyword here is 80s. A very dated...  (1994) » Read more

Óðmenn - Óðmenn – These days there are basically two ways of finding out about long-forgotten progressive artifacts (well, three if you count good old fashioned word of mouth): magazines / fanzines / newsletters such...  (1995) » Read more

Bellaphon - Delphi – Probably best known for their 1987 album, Firefly, this instrumental four-piece existed from around 1982, and co-existed with the mid-80s Ain Soph, keyboardist Mitsutaka Kaki and drummer Taiqui Tomiie...  (1996) » Read more

Kaizen - Gargula – This was reviewed before, in issue #7. I'll admit to being not terribly impressed with this album upon first listen. But after several plays, the music got to me, and now I can't get enough of...  (1997) » Read more



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