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New Standard Tuning 1.2
:: Posted by CrumbledFingers on April 07, 2016

In 2012, Robert says in his diary:

A Future Project presented: Gary Goodman’s .007 string was distributed to particular seats in the Circle, with the suggestion that the NST 1.2 tuning – C,G,D,A,E,A – be investigated. Had Garry’s string been available in 1985, C,G,D,A,E,A might have been NST 1.1.

He is referring to the incredibly thin guitar string developed by Gary Goodman of octave4plus.com, which could conceivably be tuned high enough to enable a high A on the top string.

Since then, I haven’t heard anything about the tuning being changed, and Robert is still using the high G as far as I can tell from listening to the chords he has been playing, and the Guitar Circle repertoire doesn’t seem to have adopted the 1.2 tuning either. I’m interested in hearing why it didn’t pan out with the .007 string.

Adrian Belew - Pixar
:: Posted by Clavius on April 07, 2016

I am really excited and happy to hear that Adrian has not only written the music for Pixar’s new animated short Piper (which will debut before Finding Dory this summer in theaters), but that his music has directly insprired the creative team behind the project. I think this will open a new chapter in Adrian’s career and it’s big news for his fans.

Fashion in a parallel universe
:: Posted by Erik_Skysawed on April 06, 2016

Paid hommage to Bowie (yes a bit late; time constraints) by going to the David Bowie exhibition in Groningen (The Netherlands). This is the David Bowie Is exhibition (previous stations were the Vicky & Bertie Museum in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Chicago, Paris, Melbourne, see http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/touring-exhibition-david-bowie-is/ ). A bit chaotic in display (due to the odd building the Groninger Museum is), most of it at display was familiar to me.

One new thing I learnt was that The Man typically made his art, by first (letting) the musicians assemble the music, and DB would follow suit with textlines as spontaneously as possible. Famous case is "Heroes". What I read at the exhibition is that for "Fashion", however, words were not coming directly. DB was considering to shelve the track...

Now imagine the "Scary Monsters" platter (side one) not ending with Fashion... Imagine a detective story developing in the 1990s or beyond -possibly after people read cryptic remarks about it in Nathan Adler’s diary- about a Lost Track with RHVL’s guitar bursts. People, hunting for some leads into this matter, asking the Guitarist, who only replied in his trade-marked cryptic aphorism mode "If we wish to know, breathe the air around someone who knows."  and "The artist is a bridge between the possible, the impossible, and the actual."  and  "If we don’t know where we’re going, we’ll probably get there."   And finally several DB-watchers claiming the rumoured track was hidden in a subliminal sense underneath the drum&bass layers of "Earthling".

Best Thela Ever?
:: Posted by DouglasBramley on April 05, 2016

Just downloaded the New Haven 2001 show. Adrian’s soloing on Thela is absolutely wild! This version has the momentum of a bullet train, and the broken string handoff to P3 just makes it better. This is now my "reference " Thela!

Saudade et al
:: Posted by Antonion on April 05, 2016

Maybe old news, but I am listening to this for the first time:

Amlehn, Fripp & Jeanrenaud

:: Posted by AgentOrange on April 04, 2016

How about for future Hot Tickle consideration the Francois Kevorkian remixes of Sleepless only available as a Maxi-Single 45 RPM 12 inch vinyl long out of print? Or do we have to wait for a deluxe Three Of A Perfect Pair 40th Anniversary Edition when the band celebrates it’s 50th anniversary? Tony Levin's mix of Sleepless, along with Bob Clearmountain's and F. Kervorkian's, have already been released on the 30th Anniversary edition of Three Of A Perfect Pair. Stormy

Three of a Perfect Pair
:: Posted by Lamont on April 04, 2016

Ha! Don’t think I’ve ever before spontaneously applauded an mp3 when it ended!

little sister
:: Posted by markgaffney on April 02, 2016

you guys are coming across these days about as strongly as my marvellous little sister...I`d personally like to hear some king hitting Fripp again but the stone has no blood..?

Live in Toronto 2015!
:: Posted by dan65536 on April 02, 2016

I have to cast my vote for this concert as one of the best complete live shows ever offered here on DGM live...  and also in favor of this incarnation, complete with the 3 drummer/percussionists, as one of the best sounding groups who have ever borne the KC moniker. Granted, these "Brothers Crim" are the only combination I’ve ever seen live (in my case, in Philadelphia in Sept. 2014) but I’ve also bought a good number of downloads and CD’s inside and outside the DGM catalogue.
Particularly Level Five seems to benefit, and some aural circuit in my brain seems to grok it, but intellectually I could not say why.  Although I enjoyed Live At The Orpheum, and both tour disc sets (2014 and 2015), Toronto 2015 seems to be just an iota more resolved on how these new Crim tracks should sound - and how new renditions of the old tracks should sound.
Every incarnation will be different and, as I would expect King Crimson’s public to know by now, will have its unique take on that ethereal strain of cosmic primality that presents itself to us --  the devoted fans of KC and its ProjeKcts -- through their music.

Re; Live in Toronto
:: Posted by Valhalla on April 02, 2016

I think the drumming is ’over the top’ at certain times on this live Crimson gig. The tracks Red & Level 5 are not my favourite tracks here. Level Five I have struggled to get into before this live recording & Red the instrumental, is my least favourite track on that otherwise superb album. Everything else sounds rather good though, especially the ’classic’ early Crimson. ’Pictures’ is dynamite, the same with ’Lark’s’, ’The Letters’ & ’Sailors Tale’ are grand indeed! ’Easy Money’ & the ’Court’ songs are superb renditions! There are plenty of subtle moments also on this recording that I enjoy. I need more time to digest the newer tracks. 4 days since my download. Do Crimson ’need’ 3 drummers??????? It would be much more interesting percussion wise, to be at a concert no doubt, rather than listening to a recording that we can repeatedly hear over & over again & at times, become too analytical! I need more time, this is ’alien’ to my Crim ears!

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