Loud May 16, 2008
Written by Spingere
Why havenít I reviewed this before? Itís been blasted out of car and house speakers for over a year and simultaneously inspires me to make music and makes me want to give up.
The improv is mind blowing and Thrush is better than any version available (except maybe for the recently released Japanese concert).
Certainly one to be played very loud.
If this is Crimson on a bad night... March 7, 2006
Written by dubhthaigh
Iím not sure I could handle them when they are on. I guess things sound different depending on which side of the flac. you are on.
In any case, the lads are incendiary throughout, and while, yes, there are some moments when timing is slightly off, still, jayzuz, Iíd kill to make these kinds of mistakes!
Standouts are certainly the Improv - unbelievable - folks are coming in from the surrounding offices to ask who this is - and when I tell them, there is this look as though some recognition from having heard about this band from older relatives crosses their faces. Fractured is implayable by anyone other than these four and this is the reason - just listen. the encores had me standing and clapping.
Hopefully there is some more of this disappointing rubbish laying about.
June 6, 2000
Written by Robert Fripp
A grey day by the Rhine.
A wander around the centre of town. Two attempts before I eventually found my place at the third caf» I visited. Suddenly I found myself wondering what Ade was up to, and if he was OK (after his hangdog expression entering & immediately leaving our modest hotel restauarant). Then, 2 minutes later, Ade's face appeared in front of me! He had discovered a very good Italian restaurant in town, and was now on promenade. We had a cappucino together & discussed the future of Crim. A hairy & earnest male sat behind & at a distance from Adrian, smoking and staring at us.
Aggravation. Grief. Internet access? Pooey pooey. I've out my Diary on a disc so Laurie may hopefully get it out at the show's production office. Now to practising.
June 7, 2000
Written by Robert Fripp
Pat & Trey have just left. We have been Crim-vibrating over a glass of wine in my room.
The performance: the sound was utterly different to the sound check but, overall, open spaces are better sounding for us than nearly all the venues in Germany. But tonight was cold & the first time when I've wondered whether my fingers are too cold to play "FraKctured". My nose dribbled at one point.
But a good, supportive audience (with punctures) had a good hearted group to play to them. But, as far as we could tell, probably not our best performance.
Witlessness abounds and synapses fail to quite explode. A shower awaits and a new day for Crimsonising. We heard from Richard Chadwick last night that the freight costs of getting our equipment to Australia are prohibitive so, regrettably, we won't be Antipodeanising the Crim following Japan. But we tried. We would have played for nothing, but we can't lose.