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Here we are with King Crimson reissue LP no. 6 on DGM/Panegyric. Capturing Fripp & co at their most fiery, 1971's 'Islands' features heavy use of the saxophone of Mel Collins, heralding in the group's more dissonant era as a departure from their earlier bombast. All the reissue luxuries are present here - 200 gram vinyl, original sleeve print and an MP3 code for Fripp's own digital copy of the album. I'm sure he won't mind you nicking them.
In The Court of The Crimson King (An Observation by King Crimson) is an LP which deserves a place in every record collection. The cover alone gives it a presence on the shelves within the ranks of other LPs, but the real twinkling gems are, of course, the classic, heavy prog of 21st Century Schizoid Man, the delicate psychedelia of I Talk to The Wind and the epic which is The Court of The Crimson King. The vinyl weighs in at a hefty 200g but the songs are so much heavier in so many ways.
Discipline was King Crimson’s eighth album. It was originally released in 1981 following a baron seven year stretch from the band. Guitar noodler extraordinaire, Robert Fripp was the only original member left by this point, however, former Yes drummer, Bill Bruford remained from previous recordings. Tony Levin played his weird bass, and one time Frank Zappa and David Bowie collaborator, Adrian Belew took on guitar and vocal duties. Reissue 200g vinyl LP on DGM/Panegyric.
King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp hung around with ambient cool kid Brian Eno now and then and between them they produced the eternally chilled Evening Star, a record that helped attach melody to formlessness and brought about a new kind of new age music. A classic built out of soundscapes and springy guitar, Evening Star is one of the rare early ambient records that still feels contemporary.
This momentous 1975 concert from one of the greatest collaborations of experimental/ambient music has finally been given an official release on DGM/Panegyric. Masters of sonic treatment, Fripp & Eno summon some unholy drones and ethereal guitars which sits nicely next to 1973's No Pussyfooting and King Crimson's more wandering segments. The package contains the full concert on the first 2 CDs, as well as some sweet bonus action in the form of the original backing loops from the performance.