A rare opportunity for Jakko to step out and undertake a spot of soloing against Fripp’s rising Mellotron chords. As Pat triggers a sampled Jamie Muir aerophone, what initially sounds hopeful is suddenly rendered dark as Tony Levin brings in that nagging bass line. Once the band lock onto the groove then its over to Mel to raise the temperature. What a pity it comes to an end so quickly!

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The Talking Drum
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Written by Duncan Lawson
Antwerp Nov 2 2016
I had a few worries about this show because it followed a break of 1 month in the tour, the music and arrangements are complex and it might take the band a show or so to find their feet again. No such worries. I sat in the 4th row 2m from the PA and close enough to see the skin on Gavin’s kick drum move and it was spectacular. Too many highlights to mention but generally the way the drums interlock is mesmerising and the new arrangements work really well. If I was being hyper-critical, I don’t think Red works as well as the others but that’s just my personal taste. I was disappointed to find that Fracture was dropped for this show, but the upside was that we heard the first 2016 airing of Indicipline which came early in the second set and there was an audible gasp from the crowd when it started. Again, the 3 drummers bring something new to it. During the intro, the drummers and Tony were laughing so I have to assume something did not go entirely as rehearsed, but I certainly didn’t pick it up on the night. After the show I was buzzing for days and have now bought a ticket for Paris. I would certainly recommend this performance when it is available.
Written by Robert Emmett Bell
Metamorphic
This track really shows the abiding malleability of the King Crimson repertoire. The addition of Mel Collins to the new lineup is the bridge between the "modern" more industrial KC and the 70’s freewheeling jazz and improv inspired era. This King Crimson can do it all.P.S. Thanks to crew and staff at DGM for all the downloads...however, conspicuous in its absence (on Radical action also) was LIZARD! More than anything, that song sealed the deal for me in 1973. At the risk of seeming greedy is there any chance of releasing a 2016 version?
Written by Ivory Rodriguez
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