Robert Fripp

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
Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:10pm by Gabriel Riccio

King Crimson has posted a snippet of a seemingly new song, 'Venturing Unto Joy, Pt. 1'. This is the first recording of the new KC lineup, even though it only features four of the seven members of the band.

The description from KC label DGM's website reads as follows:

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Tags: King Crimson, rehearsal, new lineup, snippet, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Gavin Harrison, Bill Reiflin
Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:45pm by Gabriel Riccio
Larks Tongues in Aspic

WARNING: To understand my analysis of this music, you will need to understand the properties of symmetrical scales. If you are unfamiliar with symmetrical scales, read the article I wrote about them before proceeding.

Category: Musicians Corner

Tags: King Crimson, Larks Tongues in Apsic, Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, David Cross, Jamie Muir, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Three of a Perfect Pair, The ConstruKction of Light, Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok
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