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Phenomena - Still the Night

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You know how in some Hollywood movies, when they need a rock song for a scene, you’ll hear some very generic music that sounds vaguely like one of those 80s pop-metal bands, like the music...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-17)

Vasko Atanasovski Adrabesa Quartet - Phoenix

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It doesn’t take more than about fifteen or twenty seconds into the opening track before a listener will know they are in for something different here, as Phoenix doesn’t really...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-16)

Various Artists - Head in the Clouds

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Despite the pandemic this year, Fruits de Mer has been very busy releasing massive sets of music. In the present case, there is a first, a combined double LP and double CD compilation Head in...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-15)

Pulcinella - Ça

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Pulcinella is a band from Toulouse that’s been around more than ten years, but Ça is the first I’ve heard of them, and quite a treat it is. The quartet features...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-14)

Hart Newhouse - Finding Things

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Hart Newhouse is a collaboration between multi-instrumentalists Bret Hart (Moon Men, solo and numerous other projects) and Dave Newhouse (Moon Men, The Muffins, Manna / Mirage and more), but before...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-13)

The White Kites - Devillusion

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Six years after their debut album, Polish band The White Kites return with a very mature sophomore release, Devillusion. Fronted by British vocalist Sean Palmer, The White Kites present...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-12)

Tatsuya Nakatani & Shane Parish - Interactivity

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I was familiar with Shane Parish’s guitar playing from his work with Ahleuchatistas, though he used the name Perlowin there. Tatsuya Nakatani I encountered more recently on an album he did...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-11)

Celeste - Il Principio del Regno Perduto

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After a long hiatus of nearly 40 years, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ciro Perrino reactivated Celeste in recent years with a brand new album, Il Risveglio del Principe (2019),...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-01-10)

Various Artists - Mark Barton's "The Sunday Experience"

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Mark Barton, a UK music reviewer, spent over two decades championing independent music, writing tirelessly about often under-appreciated independent releases with wit and a voracious appetite and...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-01-09)

Annie Barbazza - Vive

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I had previously encountered singer Annie Barbazza on a pair of releases by John Greaves and North Sea Radio Orchestra, and on her own album she operates in a similar stylistic area — moody,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-01-08)

Latest news

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
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. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Zao - Akhenaton – Zao should need no introduction for progressive fusion fans, as they were one of France's best groups of the 70s, releasing five albums, four of them essential listens. While Zao has reformed...  (1995) » Read more

Non Credo - Impropera – It won’t take more than about twenty seconds of the first track for the listener to know they are in for an unusual treat, one which the remainder of this 60-plus minute epic bears out. Touched...  (2007) » 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

Thinking Plague - Early Plague Years – The recent resurgence of Thinking Plague has finally yielded the reissue of their (rare) first two albums (both included on this one CD in their entirety), showcasing the beginnings of one of the more...  (2001) » Read more

Flamborough Head - Looking for John Maddock – This Dutch outfit has been active since the early 90s, inspired by both 70s symphonic prog and 80s neo-prog. Their sound straddles the two, though for the most part they echo the warm and engaging...  (2010) » Read more



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