Articles tagged king crimson

The Rhythmic Redesign of Porcupine Tree: An Interview with Gavin Harrison

Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison talks with PopMatters about the long and complex process that went into his creation of the big band album, Cheating the Polygraph.

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Counterbalance No. 131: King Crimson’s ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’

The purple piper plays his tune, the choir softly sing. Three lullabies in an ancient tongue, for the court of the crimson king. A 1969 progressive rock milestone is the 131st most acclaimed album of all time.

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Futurism Becomes Retro-Futurism: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Having established himself at the forefront of global progressive music, Steven Wilson won't rest on the success of Porcupine Tree if sonic borders remain to be breached. But first he has to find a way to signal past the noise, in a world where too many choices often send listeners screaming for the exits.

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22 Mar 2012 // 11:00 PM

Robert Fripp: An Appreciation

Robert Fripp, King Crimson’s enigmatic guitarist, has never stopped experimenting. Crimson’s latest release, A Scarcity of Miracles, typifies his atypicality.

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Grace Under Pressure: An Interview with Steven Wilson

The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.

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Gardens & Villa: Gardens & Villa

With production assistance from label mate Richard Swift, this Santa Barbara quintet turns in an exciting debut.

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The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.

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King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon (40th Anniversary Series)

In the Wake of Poseidon is dated only in the sense that it sounds like it was made in 1970, and 1970 was a very nice year indeed for the making of albums.

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Trey Gunn: I’ll Tell What I Saw

The hired Gunn of prog rock's current generation collects the highlights of his work in and around his own solo career. Prepare to show some respect, if you're not already completely dazzled.

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Steven Wilson: The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much (Part Two—The Fury)

Would Steven Wilson really want to roll the dice and insert himself back in a time when the prospects were a hell of a lot less salubrious for unorthodox and unsigned bands? Today, there are illimitable sources of opinion, and taste making is as democratic as it’s ever been, in part because of the abundance of voices and agency.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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Trey Gunn / Marco Minnemann: Modulator

If you're up for the challenge, Gunn, Minnemann, and Modulator offer a headphone-absorbing headfuck that only gets better the closer you listen.

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Letting the Freaks and Geeks Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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A look at some of the most memorable performances from the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test television program.

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King Crimson have never been known for playing things by the book — rather, they’d write the book first, in their own set of glyphs,

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In a Western setting, it seems that a central aspect of being a fan of someone or something always means being hungry for more of the same — it is not enough simply to be satisfied with what's already out there, and what originally made the fan become a fan, but there is a nearly unstillable hunger for continuous reaffirmation of one's reasons for being a fan, through new product.

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	King Crimson: ConstruKCtion of Light

I absolutely love King Crimson. But, a caveat, I am not one of those homebrewer-types who keeps all his prog-rock CDs organized by release date

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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