Expo '70

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Expo ‘70 was formed in Los Angeles by Justin Wright as a side-project, while he was playing guitar in Living Science Foundation. Initially, the group also included Wright’s friend, Peter Kris (PK, SXBRS) . The pair improvised creating sounds bouncing effect-ridden instruments creating a wide range of textures and moods. Expo '70’s first recording and inception was during PK’s project SXBRS recording session, resulting in one of many split releases on PK's label. After playing two shows (with Parts & Labor and Tyondai Braxton, respectively), they ventured back into the studio. “Live July 18, 2004” was recorded with the help of Bryan Levene), and recalls the spirit of the Taj Mahal Travellers improvisational drones.

Returning to the midwest upon the breakup of LSF, Wright began developing Expo ‘70 further, collaborating with McKinley Jones of the Kansas City-based Cantus Firmus. The pair recorded “Surfaces” in late 2005, adding synths over improvised guitar tracks pieced together by Jones. In February 2006, Wright completed “Exquisite Lust”, his first fully-realized vision of Expo ‘70.
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KSR5 Expo '70 - SXBRS / Expo '70 album art SXBRS / Expo '70 SXBRS / Expo '70 - SXBRS / Expo '70(CDr, Album) Kill Shaman KSR5 US 2003 Sell This Version
KS9 Expo '70 - July 18 2004 • Live At Infrasonic Sound Studio album art Expo 70* July 18 2004 • Live At Infrasonic Sound Studio (Album) Kill Shaman KS9 US 2004 Sell This Version
ksrec 70 Expo '70 - Surfaces album art Expo '70 Surfaces(CDr, Album) Kill Shaman ksrec 70 US 2005 Sell This Version
KSR15 Expo '70 - Exquisite Lust album art Expo '70 Exquisite Lust (Album) Kill Shaman KSR15 US 2006 Sell This Version
KSR16 Expo '70 - Center Of The Earth album art Expo '70 Center Of The Earth (Album) Kill Shaman KSR16 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Expo '70 - Live 090805 album art Expo '70 Live 090805(CDr, Album) Kill Shaman none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Expo '70 - Live 090505 album art Expo '70 Live 090505(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
KSR18 Expo '70 - Mystical Amplification album art Expo '70 Mystical Amplification (Album) Kill Shaman KSR18 US 2007 Sell This Version
KSR19.5 Expo '70 - Audio Archive 002 album art Expo '70 Audio Archive 002(CDr, Album) Kill Shaman KSR19.5 US 2007 Sell This Version
KSR22 Expo '70 - Animism album art Expo '70 Animism(CD, Album) Kill Shaman KSR22 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Expo '70 - The Wedding Album album art Expo '70 The Wedding Album(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Expo '70 Self-released) none USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
KSR18.5 Expo '70 - Audio Archive 001 - Music From Inaudible Depths album art Expo '70 Audio Archive 001 - Music From Inaudible Depths(CDr, Album) Kill Shaman KSR18.5 US 2007 Sell This Version
KSR27 Expo '70 - Expo '70 / Rahdunes album art Expo '70 / Rahdunes Expo '70 / Rahdunes - Expo '70 / Rahdunes Kill Shaman KSR27 US 2008 Sell This Version
KSR29, BM007 Expo '70 - Expo '70 / Be Invisible Now! album art Expo '70 / Be Invisible Now! Expo '70 / Be Invisible Now! - Expo '70 / Be Invisible Now!(CD) Kill Shaman, Boring Machines KSR29, BM007 US 2008 Sell This Version
mt158 Expo '70 - Black Ohms album art Expo '70 Black Ohms(CD, Ltd, Num) Beta-lactam Ring Records mt158 US 2008 Sell This Version
GS#89 Expo '70 - Woolgather Visions album art Expo Seventy* Woolgather Visions (Album) Gold Soundz GS#89 Norway 2009 Sell This Version
SM003 Expo '70 - Corridors To Infinity album art Expo 70* Corridors To Infinity (Album) Sonic Meditations SM003 US 2009 Sell This Version
Moon Of The Worms Expo '70 - Awakening album art Expo 70* Awakening (Album) Sloow Tapes Moon Of The Worms Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
FCR1203 Expo '70 - Night Flights album art Expo 70* Night Flights (Album) Fedora Corpse FCR1203 US 2009 Sell This Version
mt225a/mt233 Expo '70 - Sonic Messenger album art Expo 70* Sonic Messenger (Album) Beta-lactam Ring Records mt225a/mt233 US 2009 Sell This Version
RW 097 Expo '70 - Galaxy Of Mysticism album art expo 70* Galaxy Of Mysticism Reverb Worship RW 097 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PM71 Expo '70 - Live In The Pit album art Expo 70* Live In The Pit(CDr, Ltd) Peasant Magik PM71 US 2009 Sell This Version
PM72 Expo '70 - White Ohms album art Expo 70* White Ohms(Cass, Ltd, Num, C59) Peasant Magik PM72 US 2009 Sell This Version
PM70 Expo '70 - Psychosis album art Expo 70* Psychosis(LP, Ltd) Peasant Magik PM70 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Expo '70 - Audio Archive 003 album art Expo '70 Audio Archive 003(CDr) Kill Shaman none US 2009 Sell This Version

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paulbareham

paulbareham

December 30, 2018
Dive in anywhere, it's all good. Personal favourites include Closet Full of Candles, Awakening and Death Voyage, but I've never heard an Expo 70 track I didn't like.
futilitarian

futilitarian

June 21, 2012
Laarsen, they're coming to Europe in September.
laarsen

laarsen

March 4, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
This guy listened a lot of Ash Ra Temple & Tangerine Dream for sure. His music is mainly drone with some delayed/echoed guitars+synth. Not really rythmic except for some few moments a beat machine enter the trip.
Many of their pieces may sound similar or repetitive from album to album... However each jam improvised recording has quite a different mood set, approach and spirit.

Expo 70 should come to Europe.

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