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Amoeba Split - Second Split

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Musically speaking, Canterbury isn’t so much a place, but a state of mind that can exist anywhere. In the case of Amoeba Split, a six-piece with many guests, the spirit is alive and well in...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-12-13)

Darshan Ambient - Lingering Day

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After a few years as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for artists like Nona Hendryx & Zero Cool, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, and others, Michael Allison shifted gears in the mid 90s and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-12-13)

Il Berlione - Il Berlione

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No, this is not another lost 70s Italian reissue, but instead a powerful new Japanese quintet featureing guitar, bass, saxes, keys, and drums. Their sound could best be described as a Canterbury /...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Il Berlione - In 453 Minutes Infernal Cooking

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Il Berlione's eponymous debut was a sleeper-classic of 1992. Combining fusion, heavy rock, and avant/experimental music, they've forged their own path as unclassifiable instrumentalists....

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1995-07-01)

Il Berlione - In 453 Minutes Infernal Cooking

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This Japanese quintet has widened their scope a bit for this, their second regular release, bringing in some ethnic, folk, and jazz elements to share the already crowded space with their fast and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1995-07-01)

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2017-11-16
Celebrate 10 Years of Fruits de Mer – As a special celebration for a decade of cool vinyl releases, our friends at Fruits de Mer records have prepared a limited edition reissue of an album by the first band ever to appear on the label: Schizo Fun Addict. The band is known for unusual release strag » Read more

2017-11-02
Mega Dodo Presents New Charity Album – Our friends at Mega Dodo have put together a lovely compilation of their artists performing new arrangements of nursery rhymes, and all the profits from sales of the album will benefit Save the Children. It features a number of artists we've covered. » Read more

2017-10-18
Phil Miller RIP – Sad word reaches us today of the passing of another of the great musicians of the Canterbury Scene — guitarist Phil Miller. His distinctive sound added greatly to Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, and National Health, and he also contributed to albums by Caravan, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, and many others. He was 68. » Read more

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Symphorce - Godspeed – Both symphonic and forceful, Symphorce is a German power metal quintet with double guitar, bass, drums, and a singer. Their compositions follow a fairly typical verse-chorus structure, and stay...  (2006) » Read more

Nobukazu Takemura - Hoshi no Koe – After working in fields as diverse as minimalism (on the Reich Remixed album), jazz, and techno, Nobukazu Takemura presents an album of music that fuses a wide range of styles into something all his...  (2001) » Read more

Michelle Young - Marked for Madness – Michelle Young’s sophomore effort, Marked for Madness, evinces several subtle changes from 1996’s Song of the Siren (reviewed in Exposé #14). On that first album, the Tennessean...  (2002) » Read more

Kornelyans - Not an Ordinary Life – Quite rightly hailed as a minor classic, this Yugoslavian band led by keys-man Kornell Kovach (originally called Korni Grupa on earlier albums) became heavily influenced by the early 70s Italian...  (1995) » Read more

Javier Paxarino - Temurá – New names from Spain are something to look forward to, and Javier Paxariño is one of them. What began as a work in the vein of Jorge Reyes turned out as something that would be at home on a...  (1997) » Read more



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