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Starless Boxx
:: Posted by fhc339835 on November 21, 2014

Continuing listening through KC 72-74
THIS is marvellous, unbelievable, miraculous.
All of you did an outstanding job to make this happen.
Everybody should buy this - it is a lot of money but worth every penny.

Heavenly musings....
:: Posted by AndrewJohn on November 21, 2014

 As a re-hash of a1956 lost but found gem of BBC Hancocks Half-Hour on R4 plays in the background heres some morsels to share.

I have met very few people who enjoyed The HMC, nevermind to many unlistenable, Swastika Girls. I enjoy them still.

My father was lost to the eternal ether nearly 30years ago but he would have heard this comedy at the time. So a link over the illusion of time is made. He also had a very irritating habit of humming, perhaps throat singing, in a manner that...... (’oh turn that rubbish off!’ - Hancocks just said - another cliché from my youth)........... was not unlike HMC, but no mechanical loops. It could be interminable. He created a cellar room not unlike Fripp’s basement dwelling. Dad’s hum would permeate 3 floors up to the attic where our music cacophoned its beat and loudness. His sound illustrated warmth, contentedness in his moment of ’messing’ with personal interests; his books, archiving and work as an engineer. He would pick up a random theme run with it entering a world of unaffected, unashamed but obvious ease and calm. We missed this so much, but its ace to remember and be reminded. So getting a handle on what Fripp&Eno did with this album after some close introspection and revelation years later hold dear to me.

 (’I don’t think you understand the seriousness of this lark’ Hancocks just said......well I never.)

:: Posted by Rockette on November 21, 2014

>I will be waiting for full show downloads and passing on this.

Without wishing to set off a frenzy of pointless speculation, It’s not carved in stone that there will be full show downloads. I’d advise anyone interested in the band to buy this release and help support the new line-up*. That in itself will make future projects more viable.

(* Bear in mind there’s no big record label grabbing all the income - with this company, the musicians get an equal share.)

Re; Live release
:: Posted by Valhalla on November 21, 2014

Excellent news indeed, I’ll take it & this ’live’ recording will be much appreciated. It will be just like the old days of lp, 40 minutes is plenty as an entree.  

new mini-album
:: Posted by MarbleHeadGuitars on November 20, 2014

The fact that Mr. Fripp even put himself through yet another tour is remarkable and MUCH appreciated by a lot of us. I was at both Los Angeles Orpheum concerts, and they were beyond good, both musically and emotionally. Everyone there seemed to be feeling very deep emotions of joy (about the music) and sorrow (at the fleeting aspect of time). Many of the attendees (myself included) had been to the KC L.A. concert of 1974, and we were all very aware that we would most likely not be getting together again like this 40 years from now.

One extra bright spot on Oct. 30 was that Rachel Flowers and her mother were there. I am fortunate enough to have them consider me a friend. For those that know, ’nuff said. For others, remember that name. In that young woman’s hands is the future of music. I’ve been privy to some of her recent recordings and work. Having been a musician in and around the biz for nearly 51 years now, I can say without hesitation that she is the greatest musician alive on earth. Several people came up to her before and after the show, tears in their eyes, just to say "thank you" and shake her hand. When you hear her play, you’ll know why.

So...looking forward to the new album. Thanks again to Mr. Fripp and the Crims. Your work is appreciated more than you know.

New live album
:: Posted by andyacunzo on November 20, 2014

Thrilled to see an announcement about a live album, but 40 minutes?  It could be twice that length and still fit on one CD.  I was hoping for a great retrospective featuring the best version of every piece they performed on tour...guess I’ll wait for the rerereremaster in 40 years. :)  Just kidding, but I will be waiting for full show downloads and passing on this.  Can’t wait for new material by this lineup!


New EP Live
:: Posted by bazaflash on November 20, 2014

Thank you Mr. Fripp. Anyone who adresses you with less respect is not a real fan.

September impressions
:: Posted by fhc339835 on November 20, 2014

Here are my notes from early September this year.
"There is life out there…
…over there in the US. I am in a strange state of mind and feeling, recognizing the bits of information that are graciously streamed in youtube and posted at dgmlive making me happy and sad at the same time. Another KC tour without me, and maybe the last tour ever. But my principle consideration, that my expectations would leave my control once I make my way from Germany to the US, the spending of a total of more than 3 kEUR spoiling my ability to have open ears.
Now it means for me:
- Enjoying the daily pieces, pics, jokes and snippets (You are just great at dgm!)
- Hoping for some downloads soon
- Hoping for video footage for download or on DVD soon (not in 20 years)
and never give up the hope, that the beast makes its way across the Atlantic, e.g to play a series of gigs in one of their favourite towns at their favourite venues (e.g. Paris, Olympia, just to mention one) – and I hope for all our good crimsoid brothers and sisters in LAM (eg. Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires), Africa (e.g. Cape Town), Australia (e.g. Sydney) and Asia (e.g. Tokyo) this concept would evolve.
Anyway: Thank you all to make KC2014 in the US happen!"
Now things have evolved, whishes seldomly make it to reality.

New KC album
:: Posted by bloggulator on November 20, 2014

Well, what an awesome surprise for breakfast! A new KC album! 40 minutes is great as well - it will leave us all slobbering on the bit for the next episode :)

Bring It!

40 minutes of bitterness
:: Posted by fhc339835 on November 20, 2014

Who needs a 40 minutes live recording, likely consisting of 5 songs only which encompasses about one quarter of the full repertoire of the live band, one of the tunes being Starless, which already received its definite form both live and studio 30 years ago, thus not necessary?
The same nonsense as USA and Earthbound – it is always the feeling of missing limbs.
Besides the very intelligible insights of one of the recent posters how the deal needs to be understood, I believe the one and only rationale to release a 40 minutes live recording (anachronism) is vinyl (another anachronism in my eyes). I always preferred portable music (compact cassettes, now 320 kbit mp3), because there is a life outdoor.
I recently was dreaming of a release similar to the legendary Heavy ConstruKction set, which belongs to the same premium live releases category like Yessongs and Weld-Arc (Neil Young & Crazy Horse) – I am crashing very hard.
Thus if the release is vinyl only or vinyl / CD, I would accept it avec raison, and still can opt to pick it or not.
The only LP length KC regular “on-time” live recording was Level 5 (ironically labeled as EP) with a raison d’être, because this recording mainly presented new material.
I am now very pessimistic on future releases of KC. Should the passionate supporter of DGM and the associated artists wait e.g. another 5 to 10 years to enjoy the best music on earth - as the lucky punters in the US made us believe in the short shots on YT? 5 to 10 years is the regular pattern releases are made available to a broader extent here. How many supporters of the first KC have passed then additionally? Will I be alive then? I cannot understand this policy of releases. The (in my eyes poor) 2008 tour has only one release available – the tour made its way 6 years ago! ProjeKct Six (excellent) was released as well about 6 years after its short period of existence.
I am baffled, filled with bitterness – It is not that I believe that I own anybody of KC or DGM (reference to Peter Hammill’s Energy Vampires), I just cannot understand, neither the economic, artistic, logistical rationale nor by heart.
Sorry for not being encouraging (which is a policy on this website), but you should know different positions.
My quote still is: Tour bundle, 175 bucks.
Thanks and best regards

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