More of the not-same April 27, 2011
Written by JPrisco
As with all ProjeKct shows, itís not so much what you expect as what you donít. In this show, the easy rewards seem to be mostly up front: the Soundscape is wild and unpredictable; the first Vector Shift is a full-blooded romp, and the Sustaynz/Groove combo best Iíve heard this side of the box set. Deception is surprisingly uptempo, with Trey challenging Mr Fripp for most unsettling guitarist. Contrary C finds Trey giving a surprise highlight in soaring sound, prompting Mr F to reply with his patented furious energy. After that, Adrianís acoustic set is a welcome relief -- I think "Dinosaur" is remarkable. VROOOM takes us out in good humor -- the P2 hallmark -- and we know weíve been ProjeKcted but good. Not perfect, but undeniably rewarding
Plink! Plink! Plink! January 14, 2007
Written by gregjames
Yup, thatís the sound of the pennies dropping on yet another late blooming P2 believer. I ordered a copy of Space Groove from DGM back in í98 when it first came out (and liked some of it, I like more now), saw the P2 show in Toronto (which I didnít enjoy due in part to the terrible FOH sound - think Wall of Noise with a lot of echo accompanied by shouting drunks) and have tried on many occasions to delve into the P2 disc from the box set (always liked a couple of tracks and couldnít crack the rest).
Prior to and in anticipation of the ProjeKct 6 download, I decided to try and get into the headspace of P2 again to prepare the ears for P6. Iím not sure if that worked or not, but I loved P6 from the outset and now retroactively enjoy P2 as much, if not more, than the other ProjeKcts. What I perceive on the Live Groove cd from the box is that the basic roadmap of the pieces was given to set the listeners up for the future (i.e. now) and that this was already in the mind of the DGM team when they put the box set together.
Case in point is this gig from Pittsburgh where the team is in full improv mode. This is an absolutely deadly show, with all 3 players on fire. The opening soundscape and ensuing improv has been rightly praised by another reviewer. The basic roadmap for this opening íscape is the same as for the Oct. 23 P4 show, but covers different ground. The bar was set high at the outset, but this gig gets better as it unfolds. wow.
I would label this gig as "essential". Iíll be backfilling the cd case with the KCCC releases of this group soon and can only hope there is more to come. The Montreal show, perhaps?
Worth the price just for the opening soundscape January 30, 2006
Written by Jonathan
Now I have purchased this title , I have all the projekct concerts currently on offer at DGM live , which compliment nicely the projekcts box set .This concert like the other projekct downloads is again even better than its boxset counter-part .I think another reviewer made an observation about another concert available at DGM live in at the downloads sound better than the mainstream releases as they are not as "clean" as those. That sentiment I agree with generally , and it applies to this concert as well. Always great to hear Adrians distinctive style of drumming and Trey and Robert play , as always, superbly. This download is worth the price just for the opening soundscape , which is awesome and for Thrush lovers , I believe that this is the projekct that dreamed up that awesome track.
More projekcts stuff would be welcome-please!
Excellent Show December 5, 2005
Written by ScottM
Though a bit more planned than the other ProjeKcts, P2 is still loose enough that things change night to night (including some of the beats, and sections of improvised groove). Tthis show sounds somewhat different than "Live Groove" or the Northampton show available on KCCC release. I would say that this one is at least slightly less characterized by screaming guitar than those were, and moreso by guitar synth piano banging up against things.
The angular, challenging, and attractively spacey material is mostly what weíve heard before, and itís worth hearing again.
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