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Michael Zentner - Present Time

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Formerly of the Muffins, Michael Zentner and his solo release drifted into obscurity over ten years ago, from which they have just been rescued. The lineup on this album differs from track to...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1994-10-01)

Nova - Blink

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This was reviewed in #1 and certainly deserves second mention. Nova was the best known offshoot of Osanna and Cervello and this, their debut was by far their best. Later albums include performances...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1995-07-01)

Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten, Osamu, Masterless Samurai, & Dragon King

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After spending much of the 60s in the successful Japanese rock band The Launchers, Kitajima moved to to the UK and worked with a number of British bands, and released a very obscure self-titled...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-05-15)

Moby Grape - 20 Granite Creek

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Moby Grape was perhaps the most talented collective of all the late 60s San Francisco bands, as one listen to their self-titled 1967 debut or their second (Wow from 1968) will certainly...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-01)

Cary Heuchert - Blue Rain

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Heuchert is a western Canadian (Vancouver, BC) based singer-songwriter and multi-instumentalist, originally from Saskatoon in Canada’s midwest. Blue Rain, his second full length...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-19)

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Previously in Exposé...

Kaipa - Solo – Kaipa's third studio album from early '78, and probably their last one of any merit, is a solid effort, instrumentally strong like the previous two, although seeming to encompass a bit more variety...  (1995) » Read more

Michael Manring - Soliloquy – Michael Manring is simply one of the best bassists playing today. You should have heard about him from his many contributions to new age recordings in the 80s to fusion workouts with Attention Deficit...  (2006) » Read more

Venegoni & Co. - Sarabanda – The second Venegoni album, Sarabanda, continues onward from the first, perhaps replacing some of the experimentalism with refinement, and some of the subtlety with a willingness to rock. Indeed, the...  (1995) » Read more

Algaravia - Breve e Interminável – The title of the first track, "Crimsoniana," ought to give you an idea as to this new band's sound, but it doesn't tell the whole story. Algaravia's line-up consists of two...  (1997) » Read more

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