Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Crimson ProjeKCt - Live in Tokyo, March 17 2013 (Iapetus/Bandcamp, 2013)

The Crimson ProjeKCt is a group of alumni and associates of the great progressive rock band King Crimson. They tour widely, performing the Crimson repertoire as well as their own music. Consisting of Adrian Belew on vocals and guitar, Tony Levin on chapman stick and bass guitar, Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph on drums, Markus Reuter on touch guitar and Julie Slick on bass guitar. They cover a wide range of the Crimson catalog, from strong instrumental workouts on “Red” and “Larks’ Tongue in Aspic Part II” to moody and ethereal ones on the opening tracks “B’Boom” and “THRAK.” The band is at their most exciting on uptempo performances, particularly the knotty and effective “Elephant Talk” and the stomping “Dinosaur.” Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter step out as The Stick Men for the intricate performances of “Industry” and “VROOM VROOM” before the whole group comes together to perform a couple of great King Crimson compositions, “Indiscipline” and “Thela Hun Ginjeet” which are driven by powerful and complex rhythm and Belew’s infectious singing and spoken word. Live in Tokyo, March 17 2013 - Bandcamp

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