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David Cross - Crossing the Tracks

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As I understand the story behind this new release by veteran violinist David Cross, Cleopatra label head Jürgen Engler presented the musician with 12 tracks of music, giving him the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-10-19)

Lifesigns - Live in London - Under the Bridge

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I’m not sure if it was rediscovering IQ and Marillion, or discovering Big Big Train, or perhaps a whole combination of things, but my interests, in part, have gravitated towards modern...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-10-18)

Gryphon - Reinvention

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Way back in the mid-70s while I was waiting for my DD-214, I was scouring the cutout bin at my favorite record shop in Northside Berkeley and found an album with an interesting front cover, a...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-10-18)

Juice Oh Yeah - Sila Vselennoy

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Sila Vselennoy is the debut release by experimental Russian band Juice Oh Yeah, the duo of Boris Shulman (fretless bass and vocals) and Slava Lobanov (drums), influenced by stoner doom,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-10-17)

Det Skandaløse Orkester - No Er det Skandale Igjen! & Tenk Om Noen Ser Deg

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So here’s a question for you. If you didn’t understand any English, how much would you enjoy Frank Zappa’s music? (I’ll allow that for some listeners, it’s the words...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-10-16)

Magma - Londres 17 Mars 1974

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Any time Magma archival releases come out, yours truly is somewhere near the front of the line to make the purchase. I’ve heard enough bootlegs through the years, especially from this period,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-10-15)

Jahroom - Cut-Price Goods

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Eleven instrumental tracks with creative titles such as “Cut-29,” “Cut-07,” “Cut-32,” etc. are what you experience on this 2016 release by Russian trio Jahroom...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-10-14)

IWKC - Hladikarna

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When we lasted encountered IWKC three years ago, their album Evil Bear Boris featured a playful set of neo-classical, art-rock, and progressive rock tracks. Now with Hladikarna...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-10-14)

Robbie Gennet - Gleams

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With Gleams, Robbie Gennet has produced a set of very appealing sophisticated songs that draw on a long history of good music. I am reminded of such classics as Goodbye Yellow Brick...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-10-13)

Mark Wingfield - Tales of the Dreaming City

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Tales of the Dreaming City finds guitarist Mark Wingfield back in the driver’s seat, leading a band that takes Yaron Stavi (bass) and Asaf Sirkis (drums) from

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-10-13)

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2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Alpha Wave Movement - The Regions Between: Unreleased Tracks 2001-2006 – This collection marks 10 years of music from Alpha Wave Movement, aka Greg Kyryluk. With interests shifting more toward ambient and improvised collaborations, it seems fitting to have a retrospective...  (2008) » Read more

Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within – Toward the Within is a live disk that documents DCD's 1993 tour, ostensibly in support of their latest studio release, Into the Labyrinth. However, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard slip their fans a...  (1995) » Read more

Vinegar - Vinegar – This band from Cologne selected their name to set themselves apart from bands that sounded “sweet” and forged a decidedly unconventional course with their music. After roughly a year of...  (2005) » Read more

Devil Doll - Dies Irae – I suppose it was inevitable that before long this band would find a concept such as this too good to pass up. Given the countless readings of this medieval concept in classical music, though, I'd...  (1996) » Read more

Gwendal - Les Plus Belles Chansons de Gwendal – Gwendal are an amazing group and one of my favorites of the severely underrated French / Breton folk-rock scene. Unfortunately the distribution of any of their albums is uncommonly poor and it seems...  (1996) » Read more



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