|Something In The Air?
|:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 15, 2012
My thanks to the many folks pointing our attention in the direction of this resignation letter from Goldman Sachs by one of their executives. Many of the points in the letter address issues responsibility towards clients, transparency, and acting in accord with what is right, and will chime with many of the points raised in Robert Fripp's diaries over the last few years.
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King Crimson on iTunes
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Apr 23, 2015
There are now eight King Crimson albums available on iTunes.
Recent additions to the catalogue include In The Wake Of Poseidon, Lizard, Islands, and Starless And Bible Black.
All the albums come with bonus tracks, a digital booklet and have been mastered specifically for the digital format. Check out the King Crimson iTunes store here. (link opens iTunes)
Trey's Rising Waters!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Apr 21, 2015
We mentioned it a while back but check out Trey's blog about his newest release, The Waters, They Are Rising where he discusses the pricing of his music. You can support Trey and buy the album over on his bandcamp page.
The Vicar in America
:: Posted by DGM on Tue., Apr 21, 2015
We now have definitive dates for David’s speaking engagements on the West Coast in the coming days. They are :
San Jose 23rd April
Street Light Records,
980 S, Bascom Ave,
Sacramento 27th April
Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street
Los Angeles 28th April - David Singleton combined with the first ever Schizoid Social
Next Door Lounge in Hollywood
1154 Highland Ave
Los Angeles CA 90038
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a password and have your name added to the guest list.
Seattle 1st of May- David Singleton and Schizoid social
Seattle Creative Arts Centre, LLC
2601 NW Market St Seattle WA 98107
7-9PM RSVP email@example.com
David will be in San Francisco tomorrow (22nd April). The venue has fallen through. But if a group of people have a suggestion for a meeting place, then we are open to suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 20, 2015
Here's something from the In The Wake Of Poseidon sessions - Robert's first few takes at Peace A Theme. Grab it here.
King Crimson Record Store Day
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Apr 18, 2015
It's Record Store Day and my thanks to Lutz Stahlhofen for alerting me to this arresting image celebrating the occasion.
You can find out more about how Natalie Sharp, aka The Lone Taxidermist set about re-creating this and many other album covers here.
Don't forget that King Crimson has its own Record Store Day related releases.
Available for a limited period of time only these albums represent some
of the most exciting and interesting dates in the Crimson calendar.
Please note these releases are CD only. There’s no extra material on
these new editions so if you already have these as KCCC releases then
you don’t need to buy ’em!
On July 5th, 1969, King Crimson played to upwards of 500,000 people
on a bill topped by The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, London. It was a
pivotal point for the band. The next evening, King Crimson played their
regular club date - a crammed Marquee Club in the same city. Recorded by
an audience member, the original tape of the concert found its way to
Robert Fripp & DGM many years later. Extensive audio restoration was
applied & though it’s still never going to be a ‘hi-fi’ experience,
as one of the earliest live recordings of the band, it has been a
consistent seller for DGM for many years. Pre-dating the release of “In
The Court Of The Crimson King” by more than three months &
showcasing material from that album, the tape captures the raw power
that had already made Crimson London’s hottest new band. Also included
is the only known recording/performance of ‘Trees’ from October 1969.
While the audio quality of this recording is poor & no amount of
restoration can improve upon that, its rarity earned it a place as a
One of the more pleasing outcomes of the ongoing King Crimson 40th
anniversary releases was the reception & re-evaluation that was
afforded to 1971’s “Islands” album. Long over-shadowed by the live
reputation of the 1969 line-up that preceded it & the 72/74 line-ups
that followed, the band had, up to that point, been
under-appreciated. This soundboard recording, discovered in the DGM
archive in 2012, confirms that the 1971 band could match any King
Crimson line-up before or since for a quality live show. In the middle
of the recording sessions for the “Islands” album, the band returned
to the legendary Marquee Club for two special concerts (quickly
extended to a third night). Taken from the second night, this
recording captures a relaxed performance featuring material from all
three of King Crimson’s released albums & early live recordings of
much of the “Islands” material. This is the only line-up in King
Crimson’s long history that has, to date, performed material from the
first four studio albums. It’s a key recording in the King Crimson
catalogue of live releases.
The reputation of the 1972/74 King Crimson line-ups comes from shows
such as this soundboard recording of the band. Having formed in July of
1972, the band played three nights at the Zoom Club in Frankfurt &
recorded a TV performance for Beat Club Germany in October prior to
embarking on a full UK tour. This was the fourth concert of that tour
& features material from the album that would become “Larks’ Tongues
in Aspic” when recorded the following January, alongside one of the
band’s fiercest (& longest) improvs. This is the best known concert
recording of the short-lived, legendary, quintet line-up.
The Vicar's Power To Believe Speaking Tour
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 13, 2015
DGM's David Singleton will be undertaking a series of speaking engagements in the USA later this month.
David Singleton, the music producer, has worked with some of the best British avant garde artists, including King Crimson, Robert Fripp & Brian Eno, David Sylvian and John Paul Jones. A leading innovator, he has been at the forefront of developments in music DVD, music downloads and high resolution surround sound, as well as the field of artists’ rights, for which DGM Ltd, the label he co-founded with Robert Fripp, is rightly feted.
His latest project, The Vicar, is the convergence of all that experience. It has been described as a “groundbreaking multimedia satire on the music industry”, a heady brew encompassing novels, graphic novels, videos, social media, and, of course, music.
Under the title, “The Power to Believe”, Singleton gives a unique insight into what it takes to change a dream into a reality – a fascinating ten-year journey of promises from the great and the good, false dawns, disillusionment and dogged determination. Almost as much intrigue as the stories themselves. An inspiring story for any of us who aspire to realise our own dreams, in whatever field.
Singleton will be in LA (18/19th Apr), Cambria (20/21), San Francisco (22), San Jose (23), and Seattle from the 28th. Venues and times will be posted shortly.
Remix An ORK
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 13, 2015
There's an opportunity to remix a track on an album featuring Pat Mastelotto due out later this year by a new outfit called O.R.K. The new record is entitled Inflamed Rides and is a project featuring multi-instrumentalist, Lorenzo Esposito (Obake & Berserk), guitar Carmelo Pipitone and Colin Edwin on bass. Pat contributed drums to the entire album last year following King Crimson's tour in the USA.
ORK are running a competition to include a track remixed by a member of the public. For full details of how enter or simply order the album, head over to their musicraiser page. You can take a listen to two tracks from the record, Pyre and Jellyfish.
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