|King Crimson Live In Argentina 1994 Pre-Order
|:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Apr 25, 2012
The 2-disc DVD Live In Argentina 1994 is available for pre-order at Inner Knot right now.
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Euro Indies Call For Block On EMI Sale To UMG
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Sep 20, 2012
IMPALA has this to say: “allowing the biggest music company in the world to become even more
powerful is inconsistent with the EC’s stated concerns about the digital
market and how copyright is misused, [and] its ambitions for unlocking
the potential of cultural and creative industries through their smaller
actors”. Read more here.
Pat's Naked Truth
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Sep 19, 2012
Pat Mastelotto will be playing with Naked Truth in two concerts in New York next week. Here sayeth the blurb: "Take the formidable, pulsating polyrhythms of King Crimson and Stickmen drummer Pat Mastelotto, add the throbbing fuzz-inflected lines of audaciously creative electric bassist Lorenzo Feliciati, the jazz-informed textures of world-class Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, piano and synthesizer player Roy Powell, blend in avant-jazz, post-Miles cornetist Graham Haynes and
you have the makings of one of the most unique and powerfully
provocative instrumental groups on the international scene today,
smoothly bridging the space between Jazz-Rock, Progressive-Rock Ambient
and Cosmic music."
Naked Truth are appearing at Shapeshifter Lab on 26th September and Bearsville Theatre on 27th September.
You can hear a track or two from their forthcoming new album Ouroboros over on their soundcloud site.
Julie Slick Terroir Out Now
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Sep 19, 2012
Julie Slick's new album Terroir, featuring guest appearances from Pat Mastelotto, Tim Motzer, Adrian Belew and many others, is now available for download here.
James Taylor's Money Machine
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Sep 18, 2012
My thanks to Pettitwazoo for sending in this item about the experience of James Taylor and digital downloads. In his original note to DGMLive, Mr. Petitwazoo quotes a line or two from Taylor's song Money Machine:
When I was just a child
My life was, oh, so simple
And the ways of the great world
Seemed strange and funny
Then when I was a young man
I learned of that machine
That turns out all those bails of precious money
New RF& LoCG For Download
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Sep 17, 2012
There's a brand new concert available today:
You can grab it here.
Ain't Nothin' But A Houseparty
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Sep 15, 2012
My thanks to Crimhead Lee Huntington for sending me these report on a pair of house concerts last week featuring bassist Julie Slick, guitarist Tim Motzer and visual artist Dejha Ti.
This weekend I had an experience that has changed my life in several ways. My good friends and I had the pleasure of hosting Julie Slick, Tim Motzer, and Dejha Ti in a pair of house concerts referred to as the “House Concert Tour 2012.” I think it’s not going too far to say this trio used time, space, sound, and light to rearrange the listener’s neurotransmitters and bend their minds to their will.
A little background: Julie Slick, many will know, is the young bass player tapped by Adrian Belew for his Power Trio, along with her brother, drum wizard Eric. She has since toured with the ABPT several times and in the past two years has also shared the bottom end of the Crimson Projekt sextet with Tony Levin. She is in the process of releasing her second solo album, “Terroir.”
Tim Motzer is an amazing guitarist, arranger, and producer. He has released a large catalog of discs of a variety of music via his 1krecordings.com, based in Philadelphia. One that has caught the ear of Crimson fans is the brilliant “Goldbug,” featuring Theo Travis and one Eric Slick.
Dejha Ti (pronounced Tie) is a force unto herself. She is a lighting artist, film maker, and photographer, as well as a software developer. Her light sculptures enhance and propel the music into new dimensions. As one audience member said, “This isn’t a duo with a lighting person. This is a trio.”
The trio brought to Central Virginia an interesting mix of tunes. The two nights’ sets largely overlapped with a couple of standout differences. The material was drawn partly from “Terroir,” partly from two weeks of writing and rehearsals with Mr. Motzer preceding the “tour,” and partly from on-the-spot improvisations. And, of course, while the material overlapped, the two nights performances differed because the duo also improvised within the tunes that they played.
One of the highlights of both nights was a King Crimson favorite, “One Time,” beautifully rendered. The duo arrangement of this tune was spacious and yet intense, with both Julie and Tim giving a workout to their sonic palettes, and trading off providing the rhythmic and melodic pulses. This was a theme throughout the evening as I would pull myself out of the reverie that the music had placed me in to find Tim playing the “bass part” while Julie provided the lead. Some of the new material that was developed in their rehearsals – Pity and Slow Roast.
On Saturday night, or maybe early Sunday morning, we were gifted with the Virginia Premier of “Terroir.” It was amazing to hear the difference between this album and Julie’s first. This listening also revealed how much room there is for the songs to breathe and grow. Those that were played over the weekend - Even the Tide Recedes, Pi, and Kismet - while structurally the same, were also qualitatively different, with both Julie and Tim adding nuances to the recorded versions. It was clear that Julie is maturing in her artistry, as even while she releases the new material she is continuing to refine it.
Oh, and did I mention that while she staged an amazing video/light extravaganza accompanying the music, Dejha Ti also recorded a 4-camera shoot? Yes. She did. And video of both nights in Central Virginia will be available as a digital download from 1krecordings and julieslick.com.
All About Travis & Fripp
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Sep 12, 2012
All About Jazz has been listening to Follow, the new album by Travis & Fripp and have given it the thumbs-up. "It's the tracks that truly break pattern, however, that are Follow's
greatest achievements, if only because they suggest a restless desire
to do more than mine the same territory, lovely as it is. "Hear Our
Voices" is, indeed, a painfully beautiful Travis composition; a pastoral
spiritual for multi-tracked flutes and reeds that seamlessly leads into
"1979" which, with Travis' Ambitronics layered over a Frippertronics
recording from that year, feels like it's been waiting all these years
for the right partner to come along." You can read the full review here.
Meanwhile Record Collector magazine have given the album a four star review.
Drifting soundscapes from
Robert Fripp-related releases
are still coming thick and
fast, not only burnishing
his legendary recordings with
King Crimson, but also his
is another welcome team-up
flautist Theo Travis and,
rather than traverse free-ranging
territory, this recording
layers multiple sounds onto
The aptly named opener,
Soaring And Gliding, swells
from a deft Fripp guitar intro
into sheets of sound that
course out of the speakers.
Elsewhere, Dark Clouds
provides another highlight on
which an almost minimalist
orchestral heft underpins
Fripps’ guitar washes and
Travis’ flute. Return To Saturn
is also a juicy peach, drifting
like an echo of Fripp’s famed
collaborations with Brian Eno,
as well as hinting at
Kraftwerk’s pre-dance martial
rhythms on the second side of
Autobahn. At two minutes and
50 seconds, Hear Our Voices
clocks in as the shortest track,
sounding like an eerie hymn
without words – like an
otherworldly Abide With Me.
Taken together, Follow’s
nine tracks are a miniature
symphony. Like all great
instrumental albums, it
reveals new secrets with
More KC Covers
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Sep 11, 2012
My thanks to Albemuth who writes" I’m not sure what the heck is going on, but everyone and their grandmother seems to be getting interested in KC. Now it is some group named New Fumes, friends of the Flaming Lips. Apparently, there is a cover-disk of ITCOTCK in the works, including contributions from a number of bands. It sounds like serious work!
Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Sep 10, 2012
Anyone up for a spot of Happy Family?
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