“Have you heard D.I.V.O.R.C.E. in three key keys and four simultaneous time signatures?” asks Robert Fripp when presenter Stuart Maconie enquires what King Crimson will be getting up to in Nashville. Taken from Robert’s appearance on Radio 1 ahead of his performance in Manchester’s Virgin Megastore the following day, we hear four instrumental pieces, most notably perhaps an extended piece of Ligeti-style choral work on the second. In essence these are soundscapes in bite-sized chunks - the kind you can play in between other records without ruining your radio show. Necessarily truncated for the format of the show there are nevertheless some eerie moments to terrify and delight. Also of interest are RF’s comments on the act listening, how we take music for granted, and the appalling quality of muzak to be found in Amigo’s Restaurant across the road from the BBC’s HQ.

This track is one of Stormy's Monday selections. It is currently available as part of his next bumper collection. His fourth year of treasures from the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head is now available for download.

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TIME
01
The Trumpeting Horse
08:01
02
The Return Of The Trumpeting Horse
07:54
03
The Trumpeting Horse Rides Again
05:08
04
The Trumpeting Horse Comes Fourth
06:11
Written by Piotr Grzelec
Thanks, very interesting and informative. Yes, musically these pieces posses the same stagnant and cold atmosphere later found on November Suite album. Nice to hear clear choral sounds again, almost completely abandoned by Fripp with some exceptions over last few years.
Written by Terrance L Kalka
Lots of fun
Using a palette similar to November Suite, RF creates a set of 4 Soundscapes. Each one is different, and each one is worth hearing. In most cases, one can even hear the unamplified "pluck" of the guitar string before the first ’scaped note fades in. Each piece is relatively short, but gives a hint about where it might go in any given performance.
Written by Joel Sabin
Very entertaining. Can’t wait for the Hank Williams covers... ;)
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