King Crimson

Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:11pm by Gabriel Riccio

I had the pleasure of being introduced to The Mercury Tree at Progtoberfest this past year. This Portland band was easily one of the most interesting and modern sounding bands on the bill. They are far from being just another prog band, as they incorporate influences from math rock, jazz, alternative rock, and more. All of this is evident on their latest record, Countenance, which displays an enormous stylistic range (and a huge progression from their previous records). If you're a fan of bands like The Mars Volta, Tera Melos, Tool, and King Crimson, then give this record a listen.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: The Mercury Tree, Countenance, Progtoberfest, progressive rock, math rock, Portland, Tool, King Crimson, The Mars Volta, Tera Melos
Posted Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:04am by Ian Beabout
Änglagård: Prog på Svenska – Live in Japan

The legendary Swedish symphonic proggers return with a new lineup and a new live record.  How does it hold up? Read on ...

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Änglagård, Änglagård, The Crimson ProjeKCt, King Crimson, Genesis, Dun, symphonic prog, progressive rock
Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 - 3:35pm by Gabriel Riccio

King Crimson have a returned with a new lineup, and they played their first shows last week, with a heavy focus on material from the 1970s. This is surprising, as the post-1980 incarnations of KC only ever performed four songs from the ‘70s - ‘21st Century Schizoid Man’, 'The Talking Drum', ‘Larks Tongues in Aspic, Part II’, and ‘Red’, all of which are also being performed on this new tour, alongside seven other songs from the era. Since the band has finally decided that it is time to look backwards in a more traditional manner, I thought it would be fitting to devote a post to discussing the more unusual ways in which the band preferred to look backwards over the past two decades. 

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: King Crimson, THRAK, Discipline, Red, Larks Tongues in Aspic, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Robert Fripp, Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk, 21st Century Schizoid Band
Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:26pm by Gabriel Riccio

In my last post, I did an in-depth analysis of the title track from King Crimson’s Discipline. I’d recommend reading that before delving into this one.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: King Crimson, Discipline, Three of a Perfect Pair, Beat, Neal and Jack and Me, '80s, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Analysis, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto
Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:54am by Gabriel Riccio

An in-depth analysis of King Crimson's 1981 song "Discipline".

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: King Crimson, Discipline, Analysis, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Trey Gunn, Score, sheet music, transcription

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