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More KC 69 Now Online
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Feb 13, 2012

You can now nab yourself two vintage bits of Crimso history via DGMLive. First up is the historic Hyde Park gig which helped bring the band to much wider world, and their next-day gig at the Marquee from their legendary run at the London club. Please note both of these gigs (with bonus tracks) are available as part of the King Crimson Collectors' Club series via the mail order shop.


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Travis & Fripp's Discretion
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Jul 25, 2014
There's a new collection of material from Travis & Fripp coming out.



Featuring material drawn from concerts in Cornwall, Barcelona and Rome, Discretion is the fourth Travis & Fripp album.

The album is set for release on 15th September and can be ordered from Inner Knot for USA and Burning Shed for Europe.

Recorded to hi-res multi-track with minimal studio overdubs prior to being mixed down to hi-res stereo, the album is presented in a two disc CD/DVD-A format in a digi-pack at a special price, enabling the music to be heard, as intended, in hi-res audio form on the DVD-A (playable on all dvd players).

Travis & Fripp's music moves from the small-scale and intimate to an epic grandeur filled with blissful reverie and, on occasion, mournful reflection.

A masterclass in empathy, invention and vision, the album features two additional audio tracks previously only available on video (including the stunning Rhapsody On The Theme From Starless, an improvisation based on one of the most beloved King Crimson tracks).



"15 Years Of Utter Bollocks"
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Jul 24, 2014
Chris Ruen writes that arguments in favour of digital piracy are drivel. 


Vote For The Road To Red
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Jul 24, 2014
The Road To Red, the multi-disc box set documenting King Crimson's final American tour of 1974, has been nominated for an award at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards.




The box set has been nominated in the Grand Design category of the awards organised by Prog magazine.

If you'd like to see King Crimson and The Road To Red win this year then you'll need to register at the awards website and do the Crims proud.



KC's Sax Appeal
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Jul 24, 2014
Another snap from Trev Wilkinsí camera captures the array of Mel Collinsí brass thatís an essential part of the new KC sound.




Meanwhile over on his Facebook page Pat Mastelotto has posted these fabbo pix which gives you quite a different perspective.










For Flux's Sake
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jul 23, 2014
Adrian Belew's long-awaited Flux app took a step closer to reality as this brand new website indicates with plenty of screen-shots.  Belew will be in Europe next week at an industry-only event at Amsterdam's Paradiso. Read all about it here.  


KC At It Again
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Jul 23, 2014
The full line-up of King Crimson are back in rehearsals again this week. Trev Wilkins' Facebook page carries these snaps which will hopefully whet your appetite for things to come.












 

Dram By Dram
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jul 22, 2014
Never mind the road to Red - is this the road to ruin? My thanks to John O' Connor, who first saw Crimson at the Greyhound, Croydon, 1971, for sending in this item. "The old goat has been immortalised in spirit at last!! Could not resist taking advantage of the famous grouse promotion to personalize a whiskey bottle. So, toasting young Robert and the re-formulated Crimson crew with a wee dram and wishing the boys all the very best for the forthcoming tour."
 





















Streaming And All That Jazz
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Jul 22, 2014
It's not just rock music that's feeling the effects of streaming as this piece from Salon indicates. 


Fripp On The Box
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Jul 19, 2014
You can catch Robert Fripp's contribution to BBC4's The Joy Of The Riff via the BBC iPlayer.



Robert's segment of the show pops up at around 22 minutes.



"The riff was only one part of what King Crimson did. Their was a lot more going on...I don't think in terms of a riff. I might think in terms of a phrase or a motif"



John Doran of The Quietus offered this assessment of his work. "Robert Fripp is undoubtedly a genius. His earlier work with King Crimson, it's so technically proficient, it's so hard to get a handle on what he's doing"

The show is available to UK viewers for another six days via the iPlayer





On This Date 42 Years Ago...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Jul 19, 2014
Bill Bruford formally left Yes to take up residency in King Crimson on this date 42 years ago. Back before the internet, before Twitter, message boards and dedicated music websites, they way you found out what what your favourite band might be up to was to buy one of several weekly music papers. Here's how many of us back then found out about the new incarnation of King Crimson that week.



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