Nondistorted groovy grooves September 13, 2010
Written by DeVito
Iím puzzled by the previous reviewerís complaint of "distortion in the drum beats" -- I donít hear any distortion through my speakers (headphones either). Maybe the reviewerís speakers were blown, or he just isnít used to the sound of electronic drums. Anyway this is hypnotic stuff -- great beats, great atmospheres, and great guitar solos. I just replaced my old mp3 files with FLACs and it sounds even better (and still no distortion). Essential. --Chris DeVito
Distortion ruins these grooves September 25, 2007
Written by Sieveboy
The grooves here are spectacular. What I donít get about the sound is the distortion in the drum beats, it sounds like some kind of digital clipping. Itís worst in the Boston gig, but itís also in the others. Itís obviously intentional, and this effect makes this music very, very fatiguing. The music itself is something I could listen to over and over again, were it not for this unecessary distortion. I just donít get this aspect of the music and donít understand why this effect was chosen, although it does make anything which follows it sound better (I know they were an opening act!?!)
Too bad, ícause theyíre the hottest licks Iíve heard in a while...
Missing Song June 14, 2007
Written by jimmator
I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at the Keswick show. It was particularly enjoyable because I had been downloading and listening to many of the "churchscape" performances prior to this date.
I was probably the first one to buy this download, perched like a hawk on the web server waiting for it to become available. Naturally there are performances missing here due to the release being a compilation. There is one particular song from Keswick that I was hoping to hear again, and it is not present.
I was just a humble little participant in the experience of this concert- listening and watching with rapt attention; yet it occurred to me that the song in question may have been becoming (at least to Mr. Fripp) one of those occassions where "sometimes gravity wins" as he has put it. In response to this, he cut though the V-Drumming with the heaviest guitar riff I have ever laid ears on. It was as if the frustration was being released, and in doing so a completely new path was being forged... a new experience being created.
I miss this song. Iíve waited over half a year, hoping that the P6 shows would become available in their entirety. Is there any chance whatsoever that either the full Keswick show or this particular track (for which I have no title) will be offered for purchase?
Lounge music for the schizoid men February 18, 2007
Written by hectorhurtadog
What can i say about this projekct? They made an excellent show as the opening act for Porcupine Tree. Itís sounds like the title of my review, kind of lounge music for schizoid men. Belew prepares the ground, in a very quiet and relaxiní form for the awesome soundscapes of Mr. Fripp.
Buy this concert now!!!!!!!!
PD: hope to see the Greater Crim sometime in the future here in Caracas, Venezuela.
Soundscapes meets Crimson in P6 January 23, 2007
Written by candrsn
This is definitely a classic DGMLive download. P6 really sounds like a refined blend of Crimson and the Soundscapes, and itís a wonderful blend at that.
Adrian lays a great improvised foundation while Fripp covers the lines with some familiar tones (such as those heard on the íSoundscapes Do Dixieí tour of this time last year). A wonderful suite by one of the greatest musical acts - Robert and Adrian.
If any of the P6 sound hits the next Crimson stage, with TL and Pat back in, the next stage Crimson will be quite memorable.
Fripp and Belew 2Gether. December 18, 2006
Written by LouieB
DGMLive has done it again with "East Coast Live", the debut release from ProjeKct Six (aka Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew from the mighty King Crimson). Compiled from three different gigs while opening for the band Porcupine Tree, this download is an amazing journey into the world of new sounds from both Fripp and Belew. The end result sounds like a cross between ProjeKct Two (as Belew is reprising his role on the electronic V-drum kit) and the more recent activity of King Crimson themselves.
Robert Frippís guitar playing is at its finest here. In his recent Soundscapes, his playing is more fluid and atmospheric (as all his Soundscape work is). Here, he weaves his classic soaring sustained guitar leads of old with his modern Soundscapes while Belew compliments Frippís wall of sound effortlessly with some funk-laden drum and bass patches from his V-Drums.
Highlights include the "Time Groove" and "Queer Jazz" from Boston as well as the excellent "Persian E Keswick". Indeed the entire hours worth of music included here flows together like one long piece and the ideas and improvisations seem to never run out of steam.
Once again, a big hats off to DGMLive for yet another classic download. Both Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew have played effortlessly together for many years as guitarists. Even here, with Belew away from his guitar and beating the drums instead, they still play off each other like as if they were one.
Recommended Definitely - especially if youíve enjoyed the other ProjeKcts and the instrumental work of the 2000-2003 King Crimson.
Evocative Jam December 16, 2006
Written by lunarorbiter
I purchased the download because Iím a big fan of Robertís solo work. I enjoyed this effort more after several listens, however I donít like the sound of the V-Drums and Belewís rock style is distracting. Considering that the V-Drum is a MIDI instrument, there is a world of samples he could have used rather than the standard and rather bland factory V-Drum sounds. I know this would mean giving up the physical modeling of the V-Drum but as I stated, Iím not impressed with it. Modern VSTi romplers with multiple layers of velocity switching offer high quality ethnic percussion from every corner of the world. A device known as "Receptor" makes it possible to play them without using a computer for live gigs.
This music is very impressive and interesting, especially for a live recording. It could have used a little more focus but I donít regret my purchase.
P6 December 15, 2006
Written by DanAnderson
The thing that interests me regarding this release is that it parallels the recent playing of RF on the newest Fripp & Eno releases as well as his solo ventures. This is a more textural, relaxed Fripp as opposed to the fuzz-toned savage we all know and love. No problem there - we all change. Ade appears to be undergoing the same change, at least for the P6 venture. Nicely done, guys. Well worth the purchase.
Free-spirited Beauty December 13, 2006
Written by freshlet
I recently purchased the P6 East Coast Live download and have been absolutely enthralled with the improvisations on this fine CD. The more that I listen to the playing of both Robert and Ade, the more I hear the fine details of subtle tone changes, grooves that ebb and flow in a most natural manner, and some truly outstanding guitar playing. The undercurrents of the Soundscapes allows Robert to flow in a very different way than when he plays in Crimson or the other Projekcts. As a matter of fact, I have made a compilation of the different DGM Live downloads that I have purchased, and it is amazing to hear the different ideas and musical rhythms, pulses, and directions that these tracks take.
For example, I have placed some of P1 next to P6, then some P4 next to Crimson songs. To hear "Seizure" flow into "Persian E Keswick", into "Sartori In Tangier" is a very exciting experience to me. Try it. It is fun to feel the different grooves and styles merging together.
Thanks so much DGM for all of your trailblazing hard work and superb efforts. I wait for many of these releases like a kid on Christmas.
An evolution December 9, 2006
Written by davidfsnyder
What I appreciate most about this is the opportunity to hear
several shows in a row, an opportunity to hear the effect of repeated
performance on a group and their music. By the time the boys hit Keswick, I hear
a real flowering of (for lack of better word in my vocabulary) confidence in
the areas they chose to visit, as well as widened openings for creative
surprises. There are a lot of subtleties to catch, so the ability to revisit
this as recorded work is greatly appreciated. And I find this music healing. I
particularly was touched by the thematic change offered by End Time.
Many thanks for releasing this material so promptly; this
would never happen with the major companies.
Thanks December 7, 2006
Written by Ojos404
Thanks for sharing such a superb experience.
Would I recommend it to others? I think "Persian E - Keswick" on itself is worth the price of the whole download. Pure beauty. Infinity. All the rest is extra. If you donít like it, donít go further.
Superb. December 6, 2006
Written by bgatten
This release marks my first official DGM download, and for this listener it was worth twice the amount paid for it. It is very refreshing to hear Mssrs. Fripp and Belew in such a different context. As other reviewers have stated, RF does a lot of fantastic soloing and Soundscaping. Adeís V-drumming should also not be overlooked; while some might tire of it, I felt it was the perfect complement to RFís playing, and I just love the improvisational qualities of the songs.
I had not heard any of the other ProjeKcts before I purchased this music, so I had no expectations going in. Perhaps this is why I love the music so much. I never tire of listening to two musicians at the top of their muse work together. As for the inevitable question, "would you recommend this music?", the answer is yes and no. If you are willing to drop any inhibitions, preconceived notions, and prejudices against these two musicians, then yes. If youíre still hoping for them to play "Starless" or "Discipline," then no. I hope these two do more P6 work in the future, as it has already provided this listener with hours of plenary inspiration.
one of the better ProjeKct releases December 5, 2006
Written by GregK1
This is one of the better ProjeKct releases. I have never been able to fully appreciate Frippís playing in recent years with KC or the ProjeKcts until this release. The stripped down setting makes all of his soloing plus the Soundscapes stand on their own. And the V-drums are not as annoying as they seemed on parts of P2; in fact the drumming is much more interesting on this release than any of the P2 releases.
Nice disc December 5, 2006
Written by jdeesel
What an amazing disc. This music has such great flow to it. After a couple of listens, you can conclude that it is a guitar album. Fripp`s playing just soars over Ade`s drumming. Simple, refreshing and sonically powerful. Great soundscapes for these winter nights!
P6,Warping away!! December 3, 2006
Written by Armand
Listening to this music is like to be involved into an exuberant, refreshing-
adventure. I wonder where music in general is coming from?
I, donít dare to anser that in public, but itís a mystery in one way, in an other-
it gives strength in difficult periods. Music is timeless, so is this greeting to-
the DGM team: Happy Birthday DGM!!
Thumbs up for your exellent bit torrent,FLAC download possibilitys, and-
advice from DGM support!!!
p6 December 2, 2006
Written by olivia
robert has never soloed this far &amonut in any one release.I wish they will be more&there is a great loss of music when robert does not do this in tone volume&phrases
P6 December 2, 2006
Written by rhammill
I was at the NYC show, and I really enjoyed the performance.
This recording, naturally, does not disappoint. Itís been a long time since weíve heard Robert soloing, at least in a more traditional manner, so thatís the real highlight of these performances for me.
Having said that, the soloing is not of the "laser-beam sustain" (I donít remember who coined that term) type. There is a bit of that, but a lot more consists of the more subdued tones as heard on "Equatorial Stars." I should mention that this particular tonal approach didnít grab me in quite the same way as his tone from earlier eras (like the solo on "The New World" from the first LCG album, or "God Save the King" ). However, this new tone took on a whole new life in concert, perhaps because of the volume.
Whatever the reason, it has a penetrating effect in an entirely different way. This is a relaxed Crimson approach that we havenít seen in some time. The recording has a different feel than the show did as well. In concert the loops were harder to hear (although the sound was very clear, no unwanted distortion), and the music seemed to be driven by Adrianís drumming. Listening to it now I get the opposite effect, in that Robertís playing is setting a more contemplative tone and Adrianís drumming is supporting that more laid-back feel. Some of this could be the dynamic of the audience and the venue, as well as the visual aspect of watching them play - Adrianís energy was very evident.
In the end, this creates for me a nearly perfect pair of events. The excitement and energy of the live performance was a memorable and enjoyable evening, and the relaxing, comtemplative recording is exactly the sort of thing Iím looking for when Iím not up for the more intense listening of a Crimson-proper show.
Of course, maybe itís just the mood Iím in at the time...
PS - Perhaps P5 is the yet to be exposed Fripp & Mastelotto duo?
P6 rocks December 2, 2006
Written by piikea
Nice to hear Fripp & Adrian playing together - itís been too long! I liked the simplicity of just two players on this (though I miss Adeís guitar work & the dual guitar interplay between he & Fripp). Itís also great to hear Fripp getting down to it & soloing since "itís almost a novelty to hear him rocking it up" these days. Hereís to having more ProjeKcting down the road & culminating in some new KC.
Music Quite Enjoyable, Everywhere December 2, 2006
Written by cuicawrangler
These tracks are a great addition, and a treat. Belewís playing is supportive, funky and blessedly open, leaving plenty of space for the layers of Frippification. As the chances of P6 venturing to Minneapolis are probably marginal (although hope springs more or less eternal), itís great to have this so soon after the events. VIVA DGM!
Fun December 1, 2006
Written by millingt
Being in attendence at the Keswick concert makes this download quite special for me. It marks the first time that tracks have been released of a performance I was at. Initially, I would say that it was not as striking as when I first heard it over a month ago. However there are certain pieces that really work well. All of the Time Grooves, Queer Jazzs, and the "Persion" improv are really quite enjoyable. This is how a remember the concert, the first three songs, were really awesome, and the last two or three, while good were not as awesome. For example, End Time Boston is underwhelming compared to some of the other songs. The bottom line is however, that this projeckt is still well worth money. Some reviewers critized Adeís drumming, while I would have prefered the more electronic approach that Pat has, I did enjoy the simplicity of these songs. It was nice. And being there was quite an experience. For Robert to be dancing in his seat and clearly enjoying playing songs of such a simple nature.
Highly Reccomended. Canít wait to see how this affects the next Crimson, if there is another Crimson.
Outstanding December 1, 2006
Written by eninard
You may say you heard all this sounds before but not in this combination. Thatís the new way with stunning and original mood. I hope itís the birth of calm and beautiful Crimson.