FLAC review September 3, 2007
Written by davidfsnyder
Excellent stereo imaging in the recording, while listening I feel as if I was there (which, alas, I wasnít). The Muse was allowed entrance by the team and audience. Fantastic work, players and DGM team! Thanks for making this one available!
Best P4 show ever? February 21, 2007
Written by hectorhurtadog
I donít know if itís the best, i havenít heard the Colorado show yeat. But this show is absolutely mind blowing!!!!!!! Oh my God, i canít believe this show is almost 9 years old. This guys were very avant garde at the time, i think itís the most experimental period of the Greater Crim. I bought the Projekcts box in 2000, and this P4 concert beat the one that comes in the box.
Buy this show with your eyes closed, itís worth every penny.
Greetings from Caracas, Venezuela,
Awesome gig June 28, 2006
Written by Jonathan
Great gig . I concur with the previous reviewer - more projekcts please ( especially 3 and 4!!)
ProjeKct Four June 16, 2006
Written by millingt
And we have yet another gig from this wonderful era of King Crimson music. If every gig that ProjeKct Four and ProjeKct three did was released I would buy every one. Heavy ConstruKction alone is worth the price. The summary says this is the best of the ProjeKct Four gigs. I am not so sure however. While this gig is definately better than the Roar of P4, I am not sure that it is better than the download from Boulder. I think that the introductory soundscape from that gig is just phenomonal. Both of the ghost improvs I think are better than the improvs portrayed here. But that is just my opinion. The Boulder gig also has the best version of Light ConstruKction. The version of Seizure from this download however, I think is better than the one from Boulder. It is more condensed and the ideas are placed solidly. Anyway, buy both gigs.
By the way, I wonder why the improvs are called improv I and improv II instead of ghost.
Also, hopefully this could mean that there will be another ProjeKct Three download sometime in the near future? Maybe? Or perhaps a KCCC release? I can only hope so.
A Special Event June 16, 2006
Written by freshlet
I was fortunate enough to see P4 in Boulder both nights in October 1998. My memories of those shows were a group of guys out to explore the deepest areas of musical adventures that they could possibly find. Wild electronica rhythms, haunting soundscapes and chords that were from a totally different dimension, beautiful solos like in the coda of "Deception of the Thrush", and TLevís amazing funk fingers delivering a pounding "Seizure" for what seemed like an eternity, were only some of my memories.
I met a great friend at this show too. The V became a friend and when moments like this happen at a concert, it becomes a true special event.
Now, we are blessed to have the excellent 7th Note Show from the last night of the P4 Tour. The sound and fury of this unique group came to a fore at this SF show! I have listened to the whole show twice now, and it is so filled with magic and such powerful and dynamic playing that my words do not do it justice.
I am a musician too, and to see such amazing improvising/skeletal templates become canvases of beauty, power, rhythmic fury, uncompromising musical design is a treat and a very strong motivating factor to me that music does speak and guide a musicianís hands, heart and mind at times.
The only thing that I can say this is similiar to in a way is Miles Davisí "Bitches Brew". Go for it. You will not be disappointed!!
Wowee... June 16, 2006
Written by aronson
I practically wore out the Schoeps sourced audience recording of this show I acquired years back. It always ranked as one of my top bootlegs - hands down. Now, alas I can get jiggy with the ADAT sourced show. Thanks to P4, and all at DGM Live... this is what itís all about!
Shredding At The 7th Note November 2, 1998
Written by Jim Bricker
ProjeKct Four played two nights in San Francisco in 1998, right in between Halloween and a State election - two events which bring the uniqueness of the City into full bloom. Into this amplified uniqueness came P4.†
This performance was at The 7th Note, located (at the time) on Columbus between Fishermanís Wharf and North Beach. I attended the second performance on Monday, Nov 2. I had attended earlier ProjeKcting in SF, when P2 blew through two nights at the Great American Music Hall, so I had some idea of what to expect , and I was really looking forward to seeing TLev and P@ in this setting.
†The "buzz" was that this would be a taste of the Crimso to come.†
The evening started with pre-recorded sound scape, then out came P@, then Trey, then TLev, each adding new layers of cacophony. Then out through the audience walked Robert, guitar held close to his chest (much like the LoCG LP on EG Records). Winding from one end of the room to the other to reach the stage stairs, he walked by our table. Our eyes met, and I nodded in affirmation: "Go get íem Robert; knock íem dead." I was surprised that someone who had written so much of his struggles with audients would take this leap of faith, entering through the crowd. I wondered if the umbrella of P4 gave him hope or trust: a safety of this NOT being King Crimson. Did the shedding of the burdens of the mantle bestow some freedom?†
As I wondered that, Robert stepped up to the stage, plugged in, and began shredding the wallpaper - some truly Heavy ConstruKction. From there to an improv, much like Ghost 3. The first set ended with ProjeKction.†
Clearly, this was new. Deeply grooving, burning and twisting. A step forward from the previous March when P2 was in town - much more an auditory threat, not for the musically squeamish. I was not used to this type of music, but I liked its drive, its punch, the mercilessness of it.†
Set two opened with Robertís gentle sound scapes which to Thrush. P@ís drumming took this to realms Adrian hadnít even hinted at (this was the only P2 carry-over I recognized). Robertís tormented lead had me by the throat, and then Trey laid down an ending Warr solo (over Robertís orchestral washes) that was a denouement of longing and yearning - so much to say! I was completely unprepared for that beauty in the midst of this grooviní monster mash of rock. That had me teary-eyed.†
And then BAM - the P@ attack of Hindu Fizz. TLev and Trey duetting, then into Seizure. The end. Robert addresses the audience, with a tale of "the henpecking" of his Sister, and the total commitment story of the Pig and the Chicken. A quick blast of VROOOM, and P4 was no more.†
I was buzzed. That night, I welcomed the Crimso to come.
But strangely, I always find myself wanting P4 to reappear. I go back to the 7th Note in my mind, longing for that same Shock of the New Ė†that groove that thudded my chest, and the notes the spoke of the soulís longing.†
If not on stage, then they do appear via my CD player.
November 2, 1998
Written by Robert Fripp
11.33 In 30 minutes I'm checking out of the Commodore and moving to Chez Patricianear the Golden Gate Park, where I'll be staying until next week.
Toyah is flying in tomorrow afternoon for five days and we'll be based atPatricia's. Our time together in America is less hustled than England, whereit's impossible to go anywhere without Toyah being subject to the gaze. Herewe are free to be little people together, playing and having fun.
Over my morning coffee I am continuing to enjoy David Blake's "Land WithoutMusic" and followed this with a visit to Borders, Union Square.Acquisitions: "Senses Of Place" (1996 eds. Steven Feld & Keith H. Basso) &"Doris Lessing: Conversations" (1994 ed. Earl G. Ingersoll).
I read the first edition of Steven Feld's "Sound And Sentiment: Birds,Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression" (1982) 15 years ago(acquired during Crimson rehearsals in Champaign, Illinois, where AdrianBelew then lived). And Doris has long been a Hero of mine. I devoured "TheGolden Notebook" and the Martha Quest "Children Of Violence" series whenemerging from Sherborne House (I gave the Martha Quests to Peter Gabriel).But the Dorises which I most enjoy are the "Canopus In Argos" volumes, whichI read on their first publication.
The first two volumes of Lessing autobiographies are on my shelves at homeand I am buying them for Nicky, Toyah's sister, as Christmas presents thisyear.
A fax from Diane at DGM World Central this morning addresses my visit tomeet David DelGrosso of DTS in Malibu next week. I am also planning to visitthe new DGM (physical) office premises in Los Angeles, meet Eric and Billfor the first time, and venture out to experience the full monty of DTS.
But now to close my suitcase and set off.
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