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Klangwelt - The Incident

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Gerald Arend (AKA Klangwelt) is not a prolific musician. He released his previous (third) album, XOIO, in...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-16)

Jodie Lowther & A.R.C. Soundtracks - The Blow Volume 4

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Jodie Lowther is back this past June with another new release, this time a split cassette with A.R.C. Soundtracks on Front & Follow. Our Exposé readership should be familiar...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-16)

Kraków - Minus

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Just as the band Asia was not from Asia, Kraków is not Polish, but from Bergen, Norway. Approaching Minus from the perspective of a progressive rock fan, it’s a bit like...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-09-15)

The Chocolate Watch Band - Judgement Day / Secret Rendezvous

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This California band is best known for their song “Let’s Talk about Girls,” a track from their 1967 debut album that also appeared on the first Nuggets compilation. Their...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-09-15)

Chris Russell - Echo

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It’s often said that dreams only last for a few minutes, but they sometimes seem like hours when they are recalled, often connecting with previous dreams in a restless continuum that wanders...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-09-14)

Rastus - Steamin'

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Like Genesis and Tangerine Dream, Chicago (Transit Authority) and Blood Sweat and Tears also had a lot of bands heavily inspired by them and Rastus took strongly from the former with a touch from...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-09-13)

Mouvements - Mouvements

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In 1972 Swiss avant-garde guitarist Christian Oestreicher gathered some friends from the jazz-rock scene, among them Jean-François Boillat, Blaise Català, and Jerry Chardonnens, in a...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-12)

Harnessing the Universe - Harnessing the Universe

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Harnessing the Universe is a band of five musicians from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 2015 saw the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, which is now available on iTunes in...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-12)

I Am K - Humans

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It seems that this band released a few individual tracks back in 2015 under the name Kelvin — “Lights Are Low,” “Give It All,” and “Strobelights” —...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-09-11)

Soft Machine - Hidden Details

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From Soft Machine to Soft Ware to Soft Works to Soft Machine Legacy, and now finally back to the band’s original name Soft Machine, the one constant with this band is personnel changes. In...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-09-10)

Latest news

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

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


Previously in Exposé...

Spaced Out - Live at the Crescendo Festival – Typically, the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the name Spaced Out is the superhuman bass playing of Antoine Fafard. Make no mistake, band mates Mark Tremblay (guitar) and Martin Maheux...  (2008) » Read more

Paul Ellis - Appears to Vanish – This is the first solo effort by Paul Ellis, one of the two brains behind Dweller at the Threshold. It’s immediately clear that this is a professional musician who knows what he’s doing...  (2001) » Read more

Tim Hodgkinson - Sang – Henry Cow fans looking for jagged, experimental rock will likely be disappointed by Tim Hodgkinson's new CD. This is very experimental stuff, lacking many of the qualities often regarded as...  (2000) » Read more

Peter Gach - Fresh Piano – Californian pianist Peter Gach here presents a set of pieces by five different contemporary composers from his home state; a variety of styles are represented, from decidedly lyrical to angular and...  (2011) » Read more

Quarkspace - Spacefolds 1 – While the material on Quarkspace's CD release (see review in issue #11) has more of a song focus, these tapes feature the band's more improvisational and spacy side. All of the material on...  (1997) » Read more



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