After a pacy Elektrik, you can hear Belew shout “Yeah, Baby,” and Fripp responding with the Crimson honk - a vocal sound that is rumoured to be a salute or call of recognition to another soul in torment. The momentum increases significantly during Facts Of Life with Fripp’s scattergun of chordal frenzy crashing over the bar line where it would normally stop. Fripp can again be heard after an astonishing Level Five shouting “Yo!”
The dynamics between Dangerous Curves and Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt IV are always interesting, the one teeing up the other, which in turn brings to mind the relationship between The Talking Drum and Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Pt II. Here in Seattle Part IV sounds especially dangerous and almost out of control. The fast lines section teeter on the precipice while somehow just about maintaining their balance. Astonishing stuff, if a little vertigo-inducing at times especially when Belew comes in with his daredevil approach to soloing.