ExposÚ No. 39 is available now.
Features in this issue include:
DAVE WILLEY: He is not your
conventional modern composer/performer. His work with Hamster Theater is impossible to
categorize, but it has earned heaps of praise from their fervent fans. We caught up with
him as he was in the process of completing a new, personalized work that will likely push
the limits of the music while still retaining its strong identity.
The fact that you're browsing The Artist Shop at all very likely means that you have a love of progressive, avant-garde, and adventurous music. The best way you can find out more about the music you love (well, other than browsing The Artist Shop, of course) is to subscribe to ExposÚ. Below is a little of the philosophy behind ExposÚ.
Once there was music. Simple music. Maybe a nursery rhyme or a simple folk tune sung by a kind and loving voice. Soon your ears met new music, maybe a classical piece or a fragment of a pop song, a comforting melody that played in your mind the whole day through. The simplicity of youth soon gave way to the anxieties of adolescence; pop music, then perhaps rock - began to speak more directly to your spirit in turmoil. As time went by, your musical tastes continued to develop driven by a hunger for new ideas, reaching for new horizons, fusing new styles and idioms, breaking down the existing limits and barriers. Then one day you found yourself alone, ignored completely by a music and radio industry firmly set on maintaining popular music at its lowest common denominator, while your wide ranging taste for eclectic musical styles and experimentation find you increasingly disconnected from the musical mainstream. Is this you ?
This growth and disconnection is what ExposÚ is all about. Our primary focus is the music that the mainstream ignores; music whose roots seem to have originated somewhere just outside the pop/rock mainstream, but has progressed onwards toward the boundaries of rock, where it meets jazz, classical, folk, avant-garde, electronic and experimental, going well beyond the standard forms into areas of stark and stunning originality. With ExposÚ, the focus is on the exploration.
ExposÚ began modestly in the autumn of '93 as a bi-monthly companion newsletter to the Exposure radio show, which focuses on progressive and experimental rock and its periphery. It grew from sixteen to forty pages within one year, and has since settled out as a sixty to eighty page quarterly, packed with information on all the music that matters, and the artists who create it. Our typical issue contains artist profiles, interviews, historical perspectives, and much more. You will find well over eighty reviews of new releases and selected reissues in each issue, and ExposÚ is the only English language publication that features roundtable reviews of all important new releases - not just one, but three different perspectives on the same release. Our writers are knowledgeable about music and the history of music, many being musicians themselves, and are among the best in the field, having previously written for Gibraltar, Audion, i/e, Eurock, and others.
Some of the artists we have featured and reviewed: Anglagard, Ozric Tentacles, Tony Spada, Ezra Winston, U Totem, King Crimson, Pulsar, SFF, Ange, Minimum Vital, Carl Weingarten, Doctor Nerve, Anyone s Daughter, Mezquita, Finch, Shylock, Saga, Zao, Area, Arena, Magma, Hoelderlin, Frank Zappa, Wittox O Hara, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Cast, Landberk, Halloween, Jean-Pascal Boffo, Pekka Pohjola, Versailles, Jadis, Kenso, French TV, Hawkwind, Kit Watkins, Iona, Crucis, Xaal, Eskaton, Carpe Diem, Phish, Mastermind, Klaus Schulze, Terraced Garden, Virgil Moorefield, Discipline, Anekdoten and many others. If this is the kind of music that interests you, then the time to subscribe is now. You will never find so much information at such a modest cost, focused squarely on the music that matters the most.
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Take any five issues for the price of a four issue subscription ($22). This offer is only good for delivery inside the US. Currently available are issues 11 through 30. Each of these issues will only be available while current supplies last. Once depleted they will not be reprinted. Below is a short description of each issue.
ExposÚ #30, September 2004, 92 Pages (Current Issue)
Les Tritonales Festival, Paris 2004, Matraz, KBB, John Duval, Baja Prog 2004, Trettioariga Kriget, Strawbs feature (Interviews with Dave Cousins & Dave Lambert), Fred Frith interview
ExposÚ #29, April 2004, 92 Pages
Gentle Giant megafeature, Barry Cleveland, Mark Powell, The Attila & Dave Project, Syzygy, Robert Wyatt interview, Paul Ellis, The Future of Music Downloading
ExposÚ #28, December 2003, 92 Pages
Edgar Froese, Bob Drake, Lars Hollmer, David & Linda Laflamme, NEARFest 2003, Progman Cometh Festival, Seattle 2003, Progday IX, North Carolina 2003.
ExposÚ #27, August 2003, 92 Pages
Mujician, Karda Estra interview, Forever Einstein, Steve Tibbetts, Hugh Hopper, Cabezas de Cera Baja Prog 2003, Dave Kerman's final chapter in the continuing story of Josh, Canadian Progressive Rock in the 1970's, Part One.
ExposÚ #26, February 2003, 92 Pages
Phil Miller, Anglagard, Peter Frohmader, Proto-Kaw interview w/ Kerry Livgren & Lynn Meredith, Seattle "Progman Cometh" festival 2002, NearFest 02, ProgDay 02, Classic Rock Festival, ProgWest 02, Cattle Prog, Dave Kerman: The Further Adventures of Josh.
ExposÚ #25, September 2002, 92 Pages
Interviews: John Marshall, Kraan, Cyrille Verdeaux/Clearlight, Kromlech, Radio Massacre International, Rick Wakeman, ECM Rarum series, Baja Prog 2002, Dave Kerman: Earth to Josh: Prog Is Dead.
ExposÚ #24, April 2002, 84 Pages
Maudlin of The Well, Paranoise, Roger Eno, John Etheridge, Sven Grunberg, La Torre Dell'Alchimista, Tunnels & Nuove Musiche, ProgWest 2001, Progressive Projections, CD: BayProg Sampler
ExposÚ #23, December 2001, 88 Pages.
Estradasphere, Dennis Rea, Prog Day 2001, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, New Sun, Ozrics, Neil Sadler, Robert Carty + Dweller at the Threshold, Indonesian Prog Festival, Rob Ayling (of Voiceprint), King Crimson w/Tool
ExposÚ #22, July 2001, 84 Pages.
Nearfest 2001, McGill Manring & Stevens, Baja Prog 2001, Riho Sibul, Arti e Mestieri, Gatto Marte, Jeff Greinke Interview, Cartoon & PFS, Gary Parra & Trap + CD: Cuneiform Records 2001
ExposÚ #21, March 2001, 88 Pages.
ProgDay 2000, Gianni Leone/Il Balletto di Bronzo, Uz Jsme Doma, Azigza, Theo Travis, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Five Fifteen, King Crimson, Spacecraft, Picchio Dal Pozzo, The Tunnel Singer + CD: "What's New in Baltimore"
ExposÚ #20, October 2000, 92 Pages.
NEARfest 2000, Yes Masterworks Tour, Moe. in Portland, Annbjorg Lien, Amy Denio, Peter Hammill, Rascal Reporters, Vidna Obmana, Thierry Zaboitzeff, Brainworks Label, The Golden Age of Eurock
ExposÚ #19, May 2000, 88 Pages.
On The Future of Music Distribution, Absolute Zero + Trap, Hypnos Label, Garden of Delights Label, NeBeLNeST, Maximum Indifference, Babylon, Robert Rich, Guy LeBlanc (Nathan Mahl), Discus, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Richard Barbieri
ExposÚ #18, November 1999, 80 Pages.
Nearfest '99, The Residents, Richard Pinhas & Maurice Dantec, 5th International Progressive Music Festival - San Francisco 99, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Iconoclasta, Atavism of Twilight, Michael Stearns, Steve Hahn, Tempano, Architectural Metaphor, Mirage Label,
ExposÚ #17, April 1999, 84 Pages.
Earthworks, Baja Prog 99, Kopecky, Gordon Haskell, Opposition De Phase, ProjeKCt 4 live, Kilgore Trout, Mike Keneally, Species Being, Cloud Chamber, French Progressive Artifacts, Kevin Ayers, Christian Vander, Felix Jay, Steve Roach, Silver Apples, Thinking Plague
ExposÚ #16, January 1999, 80 Pages.
Present Live, ProgDay '98, Djam Karet w/New Sun, Strange Days '98, Northside Label Overview, Ten Jinn interview, David Cross, Hugh Hopper interview, A Triggering Myth, Amon Duul Megafeature
ExposÚ #15, July 1998, 80 Pages.
Baja Prog '98, Yes, Sound Resources Studio, XII Alfonso, Benoit Widemann, Michael Brook, Cloud Chamber, Stan Whitaker on the Happy The Man reunion, Doctor Nerve Interview w/Nick Didkovsky, Mickey Simmonds, Kraftwerk, Patrick Forgas
ExposÚ #14, February 1998, 80 Pages.
Projekt Fest `97, Idiot Flesh & Buckethead, Bill Frisell Quintet, Marillion & Enchant, ExposÚ Concert Series, Strange Days `97, ProgDay `97, Providence, Volare, Thijs Van Leer of Focus, Edhels/Marc Ceccotti, Djam Karet, 0.720 Aleacion, Eloy, Present, Zendik
ExposÚ #13, October 1997, 80 Pages.
Victoriaville 1997, Fifty Foot Hose & Silver Apples, Boud Deun, The Grand Parade, Progfest `97, Prog-Est `97), ExposÚ Concert Series, Hawkwind - 25 years on, Spirit and Randy California, Cast, Carl Weingarten, Aldo Tagliapietra of Le Orme, Peter Banks, Dave Brock, Simon House
ExposÚ #12, May 1997, 72 Pages.
Yes, Ash Ra Tempel, Camel, Exposure Concert Series,French TV, Earthlings, moe, Trance Mission, Renaissance Mark 1, Solstice/Andy Glass, Mona Lisa, Bill Forth of Ten Seconds, Martin Barre, Toshio Egawa of Gerard, Doane Perry
ExposÚ #11, February 1997, 72 Pages.
Prog Day 1996, Eclectic Electric Event, Stockholm Progressive Rock Festival 96, Magma, Dead Can Dance, Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe, moe., Yolk, Medeski Martin & Wood, Phish, Shockra, Happy The Man megafeature, Boud Deun, Hiro Kawahara (Heretic), Shub Niggurath, Progressive Rock Worldwide Label, Spotted Peccary update