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Aria Primitiva - Sleep No More

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It wasn’t that long ago that we reviewed the three song teaser Work in Progress, which was a preview of sorts to this, Aria Primitiva’s first full-length foray into their...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-04-25)

Steve Roach - Atmosphere for Dreaming

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Released on January 1st 2019, I’ve been spinning this nearly every early morning for almost three months as this review is written, and it could go on like this for much longer too. We have a...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-04-25)

Disen Gage - Snapshots & Equilibrium Trip

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Working my way through the Disen Gage catalog I have now reached their 2016 album Snapshots and their EP Equilibrium Trip, which has two tracks from Snapshots....

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-04-24)

Residuos Mentales - Introspection

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The Athens duo of Stratos Morianos (keyboards, programming, percussion) and Alexandros Mantos (guitar, bass, flute) make their recording debut with Introspection, an instrumental concept...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-04-23)

Bobby Beausoleil - Voodoo Shivaya

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“Bad breaks and hard knocks, it’s been a long hard road” are the opening lyrics on “Hard Road,” a dark, bluesy number that opens the first disc of this two disc set,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-04-22)

Sound of Ground - Sick

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Reading their Bandcamp banner, Russian band Sound of Ground describes their music as "eclectic myocardial metal," whatever that means. But it certainly sets up you for their 2013 EP...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-04-21)

My Favorite Martian - Martian Chronicles, Los Angeles 1990's

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In the annals of American garage rock, My Favorite Martian is an interesting footnote, and this archival release serves to illuminate a little-known corner that deserves to be remembered. Al Bloch...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-04-20)

Chord - Chord II

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Nick Didkovsky and Tom Marsan strike again, this time with 44 minutes of brutal guitar chaos (call it free metal) instead of the 32 minutes we got the the first time around, which I suppose makes...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-04-19)

Jodi - Pop Espontáneo

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In 2016 Guerssen reissued Jodi’s first album, Pops de Vanguardia, and since then Joern Wenger unearthed a set of unreleased recordings in his basement that had been sitting there for...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-04-19)

IWKC - Cargo Cult

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In between Evil Bear Boris and

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-04-18)

Latest news

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

IQ - Ever – After two almost-completely duff studio albums and a long hiatus, it's good to see that the leading purveyors of the neo-Genesis sound are again living up to their good reputation. What does that...  (1994) » Read more

Tombstone Valentine - Hidden World – Could this be a flashback to 1972 Berlin? Nope, it's actually 90s Indiana. But this two-woman, three-man combo certainly have that classic, droney Krautrock sound down pat. It could be the analog...  (1999) » Read more

Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship – What if Can and Cluster merged? Grinding retro-sequencers and synthesizers have an old eight-bit tone to them on this record – the funny result is like Kraftwerk totally rocking out. Yes, the...  (2011) » Read more

Aziola Cry - Ellipsis – Math rock lives! Ellipsis is the debut release from Aziola Cry – a three-piece all-instrumental band from Chicago consisting of drums, guitar, and Chapman Stick. While many bands that feature...  (2007) » Read more

Tellah - Continente Perdido – One of the few bands from Brasilia, Brazil's capital, Tellah recorded one legendary album in 1980, then disappeared. A three-piece band of guitar, bass, and drums, two members of whom also play...  (1997) » Read more



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