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Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life

Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-04-24)

The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America

November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-04-10)

Scott Walker RIP

Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-25)

Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives

Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-20)

Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete

The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-03)

You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project

The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-02-21)

Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P.

Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-01-31)

Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set

In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-11)

Chicago-Based Surabhi Ensemble Tours the World in January

Surabhi Ensemble was formed more than a decade ago in Chicago with the aim of bringing together musicians from varying traditions to make music. Saraswathi Ranganathan, who plays veena, assembled a cast that includes Arabic oud, Spanish guitar, and percussion from Africa and India. This month, the group will be sharing their sounds with concert-goers in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-01-02)

Seaprog Festival Seeks Donations

Seaprog is a small festival in Seattle that highlights creative music from many genres with artists from around the world. It's also a US non-profit organization. They're seeking donations to help keep the ball rolling. Starting in 2013, the organization has been growing, and has featured such artists as Free Salamander Exhibit, Jack o' the Clock, Nik Turner, Cabezas de Cera, Miriodor, Thinking Plague, and many more.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-12-23)

Previously in Exposé...

Radio Massacre International - Rain Falls in Grey – I was initially concerned that my lack of experience with RMI’s back catalog might be a hindrance to writing a useful review. I needn’t have worried, since this release is a drastic departure from...  (2009) » Read more

DésAccordes (Erik Baron) - In C – Erik Baron is a French bassist we’ve heard from before (his excellent Cordayades CD from a few years ago was favorably reviewed in issue #29), but this time out his primary role is that of...  (2006) » Read more

Headless Household - Inside / Outside USA – A quartet from Santa Barbara, CA, Headless Household have been together for over a decade, and released their first, self titled, album in 1987. Inside / Outside USA finds them teeming up with several...  (1995) » Read more

Lizard - Spam – Lizard is a Polish “neo” band influenced by King Crimson and UK originally. After 1996’s W Galerii Czasu and a subsequent official bootleg, they laid low for a few years only to put...  (2007) » Read more

Mastermind - Insomnia – In 2005, five years after their previous, Angels of the Apocalypse, a Mastermind single called “Broken” appeared, featuring three new songs, an extended mix of the title cut, and four...  (2010) » Read more



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