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Album Review

Tu-Ner: T1-Contact Information

Read "T1-Contact Information" reviewed by Geno Thackara

After so many years crossing paths in the realm of experimental-industrial-groove-jazz-rock weirdness, it would have been more surprising if these three did not all join forces at some point. Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn build on a decades-long history in multiple King Crimson rhythm sections as well as their own duo called TU. Touch guitarist Markus Reuter plays with Mastelotto in the trio Stick Men as well as in their own duo called TUNER. (Gunn and Reuter have also performed ...

Radio & Podcasts

New Music from Aurora Clara, Golden Mean and Metrik System

Read "New Music from Aurora Clara, Golden Mean and Metrik System" reviewed by Len Davis

New music from Spanish band Aurora Clara with Dreams, Golden Mean from Oumuamua and German band Metrik System featuring Richard Hallebeek. Armenian rock fusion from Vahe Sarkissian, and Steve Smith, George Brooks and Prasanna from Raga Bop Trio. Chapman Stick player Trey Gunn, Scott Kinsey playing Zawinul music and Lo Greco Brothers from Fusion In The City Playlist Aurora Clara “Dancing In The Forest" from Transformation (Youkali) 00:00 Aurora Clara “Beyond The Tetrachords" from Dreams (Youkali) 06:13 Golden ...

Extended Analysis

Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008

Read "Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008" reviewed by John Kelman

Yet another year, yet another characteristically detailed and chronologically contextualized King Crimson mega-box set. Except that 2019 is no typical year. And Heaven & Earth is no typical King Crimson box set. While Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008 completes (well, almost) the series of box sets documenting King Crimson's original commercial recordings (and so much more), it's far from the group's first (or only) release to go along with the current three-drummer ...

Album Review

Trey Gunn / Marco Minnemann: Modulator

Read "Modulator" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Touch guitar ace Trey Gunn composed this album based upon Marco Minnemann's 51-minute Normalizer 2 drum solo. Thankfully, this is not a bash fest; instead, the drummer's rhythmic foray features odd-metered polyrhythmic episodes and textural cymbal swashes amid a cavalcade of salient percussive concepts.The preponderance of the largely, contiguous tracks do indeed pronounce a modulating framework; on “Flood," the duo exercises restraint to complement the sinuous journey. Gunn's limber touch guitar work encompasses fretless guitar and basses to ...

Album Review

KTU: Quiver

Read "Quiver" reviewed by John Kelman

There's often considerable difference between live and studio recording, where the facility's greater capacity for control and manipulation can almost become an additional band member. Still, for some the difference is a subtle one. In the case of KTU--a collective that began with half of King Crimson (Warr guitarist Trey Gunn and traps/button man Pat Mastelotto) working together as TU, accordionist Kimo Pohjonen and sampler Samuli Kosminen (both Finns)--there's a world of a difference. The group's debut, 8 Armed Monkey ...

Album Review

Quodia: The Arrow: A Story in Seven Parts

Read "The Arrow: A Story in Seven Parts" reviewed by John Kelman

Transferring live multi-media projects to CD and/or DVD can represent a significant and often insurmountable challenge. Quodia--ex-King Crimson touch guitarist Trey Gunn and experimental keyboardist/founder of avante-popsters Rise Robots Rise (with Joe Mendelson)--clearly views recorded media as a distinct entity, but one that can work independently and in conjunction with live performance. The Arrow: A Story in Seven Parts is a modern parable blended with music that's both structured and open to improvisation. Live, it's a concert experience, a film ...

Extended Analysis

The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson Volume Two: 1981-2003

Read "The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson Volume Two: 1981-2003" reviewed by John Kelman

While Robert Fripp—erstwhile leader and only remaining member of the group that literally shook the foundations of the rock world in 1969 with In the Court of the Crimson King (Discipline Global Mobile)— rankles at those who call the continually evolving band King Crimson a progressive rock band, what band better fits the term progressive? Merriam-Webster defines the word progressive as: “making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities," and “moving forward or onward." ...


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