Who said Progressive Rock was dead? Progressive Rock is alive and well, and especially here in The Netherlands many new talented bands have released awesome CDs the past few months. I am talking about great Neo-Progressive rockbands like SINISTER STREET, RICOCHER, FLAMBOROUGH HEAD, NICE BEAVER and several others, such as this TIMEXPOSURE. This is one of the best 'unsigned' bands at the moment playing classy Neo-prog a la IQ, JADIS, PALLAS, PENDRAGON... I had an interview with them, let's see what they have to say...
Please introduce us your band, when did you form TIMEXPOSURE and did any of you play in bands before TIMEXPOSURE?
TimeXposure from Sneek, witch is a small town in the northern
part of the Netherlands. The band has been formed in 1985 during
a session night in the music centre "het Bolwerk" in
our home town. Henk,Leo and Foeke started jamming that night and
because of the success the three decided to go on as an
instrumental hard funk trio.
Can you tell us all about your recordings and your fantastic debut demo CD?
Our cd is
recorded at a small studio north from our home town called the
"Sing Sing Studio". It is run by Milan from Yugoslavia
and thanks to his excellent guiding it only took three days of
recording and another two days
you first played a different music style back in the early days,
when did it change into the classy
Neo-prog/Sympho-Pomp your band is now playing?
Andre joined the band 1989,they had been working with two female
singers and the sound was heavy funk. The keyboards of Andre
changed the style in to a more symphonic sound. With Mario
joining the band in 1995 the sound became what it is today.
Are you popular in your area?
the band is not that popular in our area. I have to say that the
the classy neo-prog/symphorock is not that popular in the
What are you favourite albums at the moment?
not really favorite albums but our interests are going out to
bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater, Kayak, Kansas ,Queensryche
When you write your songs, what are they about and are there any interesting stories to tell about them?
are mostly written by Henk or Andre. Sometimes they are about the
things in live and the feelings we have. Sometimes it's just a
story we make up like the one in Winds of Change, this one is
about a young man in
the 17th century who decides to become a sailor and ends up on an deserted island. Dreams is about a proud young soldier dreaming of victory. Stations is about choices and the struggle for happiness. We think that music is open to the fantasy of the listener because we all feel different.
How did you get your bandname TIMEXPOSURE ?
TimeXposure is coming from a Stanley Clarke album. Long before
the band existed, Foeke thought that this was a perfect name for
Have you been working on some new material yet?
always working on new songs and at this moment the band is almost
finished with his latest. Andre is working on some new songs and
we hope to start after the holidays.
What are the plans for the next coming months? Any label contacts yet?
had two gigs, on the 22nd of june at a farm festival and the
other was at the fourth of july in our home town.There is one
label contact here in the Netherlands and one in Italy. We have
had some other offers from Italy for the distribution of our cd
and some contact with radio stations in France, Brazil and
Finally, do you have anything to add to our readers?
If someone of the readers ever visits our country, stop by our home town and have a beer with the band.
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