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Unreal City Takes on Italian Prog

With "Dove La Luce È Più Intensa," a track off their debut album, Unreal City says in no uncertain terms that there's room for one more group in the world of symphonic prog from Italy. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-15)

A Visit with the Trolls of the Magic Forest

I don't know who or what Älv is, but apparently dancing is involved. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-13)

Speaking of Shadows under Veils

Spoke of Shadows has a new album in 2017, and "Under the Veil" is one of the tracks on it. As an aside, if you do an internet search for "spoke of shadows," you'll get pictures of shadows of (bicycle) spokes. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-09)

Skies Should Be Tangerine, Not Grey

Since Edgar Froese's death, the remaining members of Tangerine Dream have been working on some sketches he left behind unfinished, and the 2017 album Quantum Gate features some of them. Here's "Tear Down the Grey Skies," which features some classic sequencing. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-06)

Chui Wan and "Sheep's Shadow"

China's Chui Wan operates somewhere between psychedelic rock and post-rock. This tune is from their 2017 album The Landscape the Tropics Never Had. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-04)

7C — Creative at Any Hour

This Italian band has some unique ideas for combining jazz, rock, and electronics. These ideas involve noise. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-27)

Socially Responsible Dinosaurs Take Public Transportation

And any video claiming otherwise is fake news. Here's Bergen's Vulture Industries with a tune from their 2017 album, Stranger Times. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-15)

Major Parkinson Is a Cheerful Guy

Stylistically, this band is all over the map. On this tune they take on a jaunty circus sound for some happy observations about life and death. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-14)

Blackfield Is So Lonely

"Lonely Soul" is a track off the fifth Blackfield album. (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-07)

Cry Your Way back to the 70s

Here is Electric Swan's video for "Cry Your Eyes Out." (Posted by Jon Davis 2017-09-05)

Latest news

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart $amp; Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Five-O-One AM - 21st Century Dream – Somewhere between Marillion (Season's End) and the SI label bands Lies Five-O-One AM. That is, song oriented pop with elements of prog. Combine that with WMMS's reputation and Five-O-One AM...  (1999) » Read more

Barrock - Oxian – Like their name seems to imply, Barrock's music combines elements of Baroque and rock. The rock, in this case, is a modern Italian symphonic progressive sound with a clear allegiance to the...  (1995) » Read more

Mindgames - Actors in a Play – Actors in a Play is the second release from this Dutch quintet, following 2002’s International Daylight. The lineup here is the same (though since the album was released bassist Eric Vandormael...  (2007) » Read more

Aton's - Klein & Wagner – Aton's is led by vocalist / guitarist / keyboardist Pietro Ratto, who is also the sole songwriter for the band. For the most part, the compositions are more interesting rhythmically than...  (1997) » Read more

Marvin Ayres / Pete Gomes - Neptune & Sensory – Marvin Ayres has a different approach to ambient music, using electric violin, viola, and cello instead of keyboards (with the exception of a bit of organ on one track). I suppose it’s a bit of...  (2005) » Read more




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