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Tatvamasi - Parts of the Entirety

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If some genius sat down and analyzed my listening tastes, they could conceivably derive a formula to predict what I would like. A musician could then use that formula to compose music specifically...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2014-01-07)

Lars Boutrup's Music for Keyboards - Small as a Ball

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When you call your project “Music for Keyboards” you’re telling the world what you’re about. No need for anyone to expect blazing guitar solos. Such a name is also likely to...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2015-04-07)

Gary Windo - His Master's Bones

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60s jazz icon Gary Windo was a member of both the US and UK jazz scenes. This compilation of the tenor sax player's activities, produced by noted Canterbury musicologist Mike King, is a loving...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 1997-05-01)

Baba Yoga - L'Uomo Progressivo

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Baba Yoga is an intentional misspelling of the 1973 movie Baba Yaga, based on the adventures of Guido Crepax's comic book character Valentina. This new Italian prog band is the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-27)

Aton Five - Solarstalgia

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Over the last twelve months we have reviewed many different releases from Russia, some excellent, some good, and some not so good. Aton Five’s new release, Solarstalgia, falls into...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-18)

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2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Tomasz Stańko Quartet - Lontano – Piano tinkling in the moonlight of a muted trumpet stutter, Miles Davis' lighter moments. Very easygoing and mellow music, perhaps best served with a fine cognac and some throw pillows in front of...  (2007) » Read more

Leger de Main - The Concept of Our Reality (10th Anniversary Edition) – [Note: This review was written of the original release.]Here is an album worth getting excited about. Leger de Main, based in Ohio is simply a trio, brothers Brett and Chris Rodler handle drums, and...  (1996) » Read more

Galahad - Sleepers – I haven't been keeping up to date with Galahad, the last album I had heard was their first CD Nothing Is Written from more years ago than I care to remember. Based on that album I had written them off...  (1996) » Read more

Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark – One of Zappa's complaints through the years was the difficulty of getting an orchestra to play his pieces the way he wanted them to. Enter the Ensemble Modern, a Frankfurt-based, self-sustained group...  (1995) » Read more

King Eider - Somateria spectabilis – Two guys, Waalkens and Gerritse from the Netherlands, with help from Pomp on drums and Huigen and Holdtman as occasional vocalists, form King Eider. Somateria Spectabilis (named for a species of...  (2007) » Read more



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