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:: Posted by boobuns on April 15, 2015

:: Posted by brotherbeavis on April 11, 2015
A friend spotted this poster for a 1974 documentary on the Bermuda Triangle featuring "music by King Crimson."
Really?

 
It happened. Really. A small segment of the song The Devilís Triangle is repeated throughout the film, which is narrated by Vincent Price. Going by Sid Smithís Book In the Court of King Crimson this was officially sanctioned by the band and the record company. Parts of it can be viewed on the you tube.


David's diary
:: Posted by pcpaki on April 15, 2015

Loved the smiling flow of April 14 entry, Mr. Singleton!


Equipment on Lizard
:: Posted by observehypothesis on April 15, 2015

Hi,

does anybody know which bass brand/model Haskell played on Lizard?

Bye,

Chris


:: Posted by thecapitolcardiff1971 on April 15, 2015

I have felt for some time now that Robert, as an acknowledgement to his beginnings in the music business, should title a future KC musical extravaganza with the reply of a Mr Giles when RF enquired whether he got the gig in GG &F. Should be good.

SP. <><


Out Ambienting the Ambient
:: Posted by Dr_Erock on April 14, 2015

If youíve a long commute, late at night, I suggest the following.

Play the "Kennealy" and "End of Time" downloads that were up on Hot Tickles a while back. Play them back at half speed and at barely perceptible volume.

I do not know how the algorithm works on iTunes, but a shadow of a 16th note pulse arises underneath the music.

The plectrum hits come out with clarity.

It is like the soundtrack to a Michael Mann film. Stasis, suspension, motion all happening together.


Send The Vicar to The East!
:: Posted by NoiseMachine on April 14, 2015

Any chance for any Vicar speaking dates on the east coast of the US?


Fripp solos and work
:: Posted by albemuth on April 14, 2015

The discussion about Frippís contribution to Babyís On Fire was interesting.  However, just as the Fripp and Eno albums were not the same as Frippertronics, no contribution on an Eno album probably can reflect the contribution of an individual artist.  Eno mixes and messes with the sounds a great deal and does not even remember what he did.

I have never understood the huge interest in the Babyís On Fire solo.  Maybe because it is speaks to the rocky and rhapsodic mainstream?   Donít get me wrong, itís a great solo (whoever did it).  But my interest in Fripp does not lie here.  Instead, I am attracted to his attitude of restraint and almost removal, an almost clinical investigation of sound.  For me this comes out best when there is a certain kind of meditative focus on a narrow range of ideas and a working out of their consequences in an abstract manner.  The way that this happens may not be planned, but the result often has a strong logic to it. (I read that Beethoven could not do basic math and yet his symphonies are architectonic masterworks.)

If I had to pick one solo that shows best what I like about Frippís work, then it would probably be the one he laid down for "God Save the King" on the "Network" EP of 1985.

But it might be the Soundscapes that best capture Frippís attitude.  Oddly enough, I have not listened to them all that much, probably because there are so many that I have trouble choosing which ones to buy and listen to.  But one of the Estonia concerts got me thinking that the pieces had great formal beauty, even though they were probably not planned (except maybe for the general harmonic content and timbre). 

Sorry to rattle on, but my last thought is whether Frippís work should be lumped in with minimalism (Reily, Reich, Glass, and so on).  I hope not, especially because I do not like minimalism much.  Recently, I was listening to Ruth Crawford Seegerís atonal/serialist String Quartet.  The third movement is strangely evocative of Soundscapes (or maybe Threnody for Souls in Torment, also one of my favorites).  Of course, I do not see Fripp as a serialist composer/improviser.  But although Iíve enjoyed aspects of minimalism, I like to think that Frippís work is something else altogether. 


Cheating the Polygraph
:: Posted by tobyhoward on April 13, 2015

Got my pre-order CD (+5.1. DVD) today -- this is FABULOUS! Itís been a long time since a first-listen of anything blew me away, but this did! Wow!

--Toby


The Devil's Triangle
:: Posted by brotherbeavis on April 11, 2015

A friend spotted this poster for a 1974 documentary on the Bermuda Triangle featuring "music by King Crimson."

Really?



Gavin's album
:: Posted by Bakullama on April 11, 2015

Is Gavins CD available here at DGM? Cant seem to find it in shop. Great interview, makes me want to pick up a copy.


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