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Martin Gordon - Thanks for All the Fish

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Martin Gordon has had a long musical career dating back to Sparks and Radio Stars in the 70s and starting his solo career in 2003. Now 15 years later he has developed into what sounds like a bitter...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-02-21)

Karakorum - Beteigeuze

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Karakorum is yet another progressive rock band weaving elements of classic 70s music into a modern style. They’re based in Mühldorf, Germany, though in many ways they remind me of recent...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-20)

Kevin Kastning & Sándor Szabó - Ethereal I

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With their arsenal of exotic guitars, Kastning and Szabó masterfully create a mysterious world of sweeping textures, emotional shadows, colorful points of light and shimmering angular...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-19)

The Green Ray - Half Sentences

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Half Sentences is a superb album by England’s The Green Ray issued on lime green vinyl by Sugarbush Records. Dating back to the mid-90s, mates Ken Whaley and Richard Treece formed...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-02-18)

We Like We - Next to the Entire All

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This Danish quartet may have an awkward name, but they certainly have a unique sound. The group consists of Katrine Grarup Elbo (violin), Josefine Opsahl (cello), Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-17)

Dreadnaught - Hard Chargin'

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There are a lot of bands out there called Dreadnaught. If you are looking for the metal band from Australia, this is definitely not them. This Dreadnaught’s roots go back to the University of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-02-16)

Gong Expresso - Decadence

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Expectations can be dangerous things. When I first heard Gazeuse!, it was instantly one of my favorite albums. Sure I knew it wasn’t really Gong, since that name first...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-02-16)

Magma - K.A.

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If the Theus Haamtahk Trilogie was Magma's live return to form, than surely K.A. was the group's return to form in the studio. The music from K.A. was all written...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Magma - Théâtre du Taur - Concert 1975 - Toulouse

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By the early 90s, Seventh Records had showed up, started reissuing the original Magma albums along with some offshoots, and began to open Magma's considerable live vaults. The...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Magma - Theusz Hamtaahk Trilogie

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I have a pet peeve (or perhaps a blind spot depending on your perspective) about reunion bands (or tribute bands). You tell me that some great from the 70s is touring with only one or two original...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Latest news

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

2018-02-15
10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

2018-02-14
Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

2018-01-30
Bill Bruford Ventures into Uncharted Territory – Drum master Bill Bruford, veteran of some of the most creative bands in history (King Crimson, Yes, Genese, etc.), is sharing some of what he's learned about being a drummer and a musician in his new book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer, out on University of Michigan Press. » Read more

2018-01-18
Christian Burchard RIP – Multi-instrumentalist Christian Burchard, who founded the seminal band Embryo in 1969, has died at the age of 71. His January 17 passing was announced on the band's Facebook page. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Kalaban - Resistance Is Useless – The long-awaited second release by this Utah based five piece is well worth the waiting; they have produced an outstanding album that is at once very forward looking, while also being reasonably...  (1993) » Read more

Ange - Live Tour 2003-2004 - Par les Fils de Mandrin – I guess this is Ange. That's what it says on the box, though I can easily see that Christian Décamps is the only member of the band present from the band's heyday in the 70s. He's even got a female...  (2007) » Read more

Tungsten 74 - Await Further Instructions – As it turns out, I’ve lately come across a number of CDs that feature a lot of guitar feedback. Luckily, there’s a fair amount of variety in the bunch. Tungsten 74’s take on feedback is an...  (2002) » Read more

Matraz - Tiempo – By now I guess it’s safe to say more people know Matraz from their second album (Gritaré, reviewed in #30) than from this, their first. With this reissue, we’re all getting another...  (2005) » Read more

Bacamarte - Depois do Fim – Let me just begin this by saying this album is unquestionably the best Brazilian symphonic progressive rock album. Keep also in mind that it hasn't had much competition until the last few years....  (1996) » Read more



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