setting drum levels can equal music! February 21, 2011
Written by syncopatico
Ah, the glory days of late-1960’s/early-1970’s English prog-rock drumming (and drumming in general)! Back from a time when young adventurous drummers were influenced by jazz and possessed some swing and finesse to their playing. Unlike more recent years when young drummers are more influenced by sheer technique (hand/foot speed to the detriment of an overall musicality) and rigid time-keeping (the results of the prevalence of the click-track, unwavering 4/4 dance music and Pro Tools uniformity). Here you can hear Michael Giles’ excellent drumming skills (impressive double bass drum work!?) but at the same time his deft ride cymbal sticking and crisp snare accenting maintains a flowing feel--something which so many of today’s heavy-handed, pounding drummers noticeably lack!
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|Awesome Wed., Jul 20, 2011|
Posted by: boobuns
Oh bliss! Aural ecstacy!
I feel like a flippin’ kid in a frippin’ candy store.
Thank you ever so much Robert, and DGM Live staff.
|robert fripp Wed., Jul 20, 2011|
Posted by: augustus
Thre is any doubt out there where are the genius ?? Raw sessions like this pretty much confirm how talented the musicians are
|Absolutely essential Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: gasmrv
This, without a doubt, is absolutely essential listening. One of the very best downloads to date. The quality of the music & musicianship and the sheer rawness found here almost instantly makes one forget this recording is Read more
|Elegant and beautiful. Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: Mouxie
Just gorgeous. I love Anne Laplantine’s work for similar reasons as I adore this, but of course her work leverages on digital cut-ups, whereas this just spills out, all in the moment, making it Read more
|Breathtaking Mon., Jul 18, 2011|
Posted by: myshadow
Beyond a doubt, this has to be the most amazing release since The Asbury Park gig. Which has now been eclipsed.
What I have heard so far is absolutely breath taking.
This is raw Red Mark Read more
|Not the first time! Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: maxbuzz
Inspired by this track, I listened for Lizard once more time, and actually heard this piano track in the final mix. The sound is weakened several times, but is still recognizable (tune your ears to these "thrakking" chords and find Read more
|very nice Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: gbruner
i think i will make this my new ringtone!
|Great little gem Thu., Jul 14, 2011|
Posted by: gasmrv
This could easily have been part of the 1995 Thrak improvs or even some of the ConstruKction of Light 2000 improvs.
|Concrete cavern Wed., Jul 13, 2011|
Posted by: NotoriousA
I was there for this show, at the Casino. I took a bus by myself from north Jersey. It was general admission, with no seating on the ground floor. Though at the front end of the line, I opted for Read more
| London, London, United Kingdom September 10, 1970|
Posted by: emmapeelfanclub
Thanks for yet another fascinating glimpse from the old multitracks. Keith is in pretty fiery demonic form here!
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