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Basta! - Elemento Antropico

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Basta! is another Italian band on the Lizard Records label, and their new album Elemento Antropico is a set of eleven instrumentals. I was expecting heavy percussion or a drum line from...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-08-15)

Sweeney Straddles the Sun - Ducks at the Moon

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Jason Sweeney AKA Sweeney Straddles the Suns’ first album, Erect, was released in 2010. Sweeney’s second album, Tarantula, seven years later in 2017 and now his third...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-08-15)

Kauan - Kaiho

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Before even hearing the music, the story behind this band is interesting enough to pique the curiosity. Russian musician Anton Belov fell in love with the sound of heavy metal from Finland, feeling...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-08-14)

Luiz Pérez Ixoneztli - The Mountains of Madness

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Remember those vintage synthesizers back in the early 60s, before they were attached to keyboards? Those days when electronic music was synonymous with something wildly experimental and free, not...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-08-13)

Vanderson Featuring Lambert - Sequenced Thoughts

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Polish synthesist Vanderson returns with a new album, Sequenced Thoughts, this time joined by Spheric Music’s Lambert Ringlange. The album consists of four tracks in the 16 - 20...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-08-12)

WorldService Project - Serve

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WorldService Project’s follow-up to the outstanding For King and Country is called Serve, and it serves (ahem!) up another set of great tunes. No real changes are in...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-08-11)

Harvey Mandel - Live at Broadway Studios, San Francisco 2001

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Rock Beat Records is digging up some great shows to release from the vaults of time, like the Paul Butterfield Live in New York 1970 show that I

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-08-10)

Parafulmini - Tenere Fuori dalla Portata dei Bambini

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Here is another oddball release out of Italy. Parafulmini, Italian for lightning rods, has just released Tenere Fuori dalla Portata dei Bambini (Keep Out of the Reach of Children), a set...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-08-10)

Big Big Train - A Stone's Throw from the Line

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The Kings Place gigs were the first live performances by Big Big Train in 17 years and of course they were a completely different group back then (you don't even have to backtrack that far to...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-08-09)

Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

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Years ago after a discussion on a list, the topic of Big Big Train came up and I ended up listening to the first part of English Electric and it didn’t go down so well at the time (I...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-08-09)

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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

2018-07-09
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more

2018-07-01
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more

2018-06-25
Fred Chalenor RIP – We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched. » Read more

2018-06-13
Jon Hiseman RIP – One of the great drummers of the rock era has died. Jon Hiseman was a veteran of such ground-breaking groups as Colosseum (I and II), Tempest, John Mayal's Bleusbreakers, and was a founding member of the innovative large band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Garmarna & Hedningarna reissues – Over the last few years, I’ve had several occasions to gush about how wonderful Garmarna is, namely the release of each of their three American CDs (the first two on Omnium, the third on NorthSide)....  (2001) » Read more

Enterphase - Phase One – It's been a long three years since Fred Becker's first solo CD release Inner, Stellar. I've been looking for and expecting a new release from him for quite some time. Now we can rejoice. For his...  (1995) » Read more

Tipographica - God Says I Can't Dance – The definition of progressive rock is growing wider each year. There is a trend that consists of injecting healthy doses of fusion, what with a jazz rock aura in the neighborhood. All over the...  (1996) » Read more

Matthew D. Guarnere - M.D.G. – Guarnere is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist operating in areas between classic and progressive rock. Playing most of the instruments himself, he brings in other players on bass, lead...  (2002) » Read more

Deambra - Deambra – This Southern California five-piece of veteran session players is led by guitarist Alex Deambrini. It was no surprise to learn, in their bio, that vocalist Jonn Ross has done studio work with Jon...  (1997) » Read more



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