Inaudible? Perhaps, but when it comes to Fripp, I think the better word might be "incomprehensible"
Musically, the guy's pretty damn eloquent, but elsewhere, things become a little odd:
Fripp or a rabbit? Indeed, such wondrous questions...
I guess that made excruciating viewing for King Crimson fans, but an unexpectedly touching moment at around 1:15 when Fripp tenderly kissed the rabbit. Never thought of him (Fripp, not the bunny) as the cuddly type before....
Re: Prog news
« Reply #609 on: Nov 22nd, 2014, 09:07am »
Fripp has always been a one for bizarre statements such as referring to the guitar as a "dead instrument" back in the 1970's and anyone who believes that Wimborne is the centre of the universe definitely has a slate or two loose from the roof! Mind you, when it comes to music he is usually spot on the money so I will forgive him these lapses
If you can't see light for darkness, just keep moving and you will come to a better place
Re: Prog news
« Reply #610 on: Dec 2nd, 2014, 10:21am »
The Neal Morse Band will be hitting the US, Canada, and Europe for a winter tour in 2015
On the "Alive Again" tour, the guys will be performing their much anticipated debut album,The Grand Experiment! And the Swedish rockers, Beardfish will be opening all European dates!
*Tour dates listed below*
For the first time ever prog icon Neal Morse came into a recording session with his long time friend and collaborator Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette... with NOTHING! He had no prepared material at all. "I wanted to see what it would be like to create freely in the room with no preconceived notions. It was quite a risk! I made a lot of room for the other guys to create and express themselves and the result is outstanding! We wanted to experiment, do something a bit different, and see what everyone is capable of...we found out...in SPADES!" The results are obvious! This was a "grand experiment" that produced something far beyond anyone's expectations!
The main disc, containing 5 tracks, 2 long prog epics that are sure to be favorites for years to come, as well as 3 shorter songs including the catchy rocking title track "The Grand Experiment" is sure to blow the minds of all prog fans and appeal to anyone who loves hooky songwriting with virtuoso performances from some of the best musicians in the world.
North American Dates:
Feb 22nd - Nashville, TN - TBA
Feb 24th - Manhattan, NY - Highline Ballroom
Feb 25th - Montreal , QB - La Tulipe
Feb 26th - Quebec City, QB - L'Impérial de Québec
Feb 27th - Chicago, IL - Arcada Theater
Feb 28th - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove Underground
Mar 2nd - Westminster, CA - Rose Center Theater
Mar 5th - Pratteln CH - Z7
Mar 6th - Zoetermeer NL - Boerderij
Mar 7th - London UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Mar 8th - Verviers BE - Spirit Of 66
Mar 9th - Paris FR - Divan du Monde
Mar 11th - Aschaffenburg DE - Colo-Saal
Mar 12th - Mannheim DE - Alte Seilerei
Mar 13th - Hamburg DE - Markthalle
Mar 14th - Bochum DE - Matrix
*Note: Ticket links will be posted at radiantrecords.com as they become available!
The new album should be hitting the streets early February, 2015. Watch for the forthcoming video for the title track "Grand Experiment" to be released soon!
The Grand Experiment will be released in 3 formats: Single Disc 3 Disc Special Edition Digipak (containing the main disc, bonus audio disc featuring 3 unreleased studio tracks and 2 live tracks from the Morsefest weekend, and a "making of" documentary DVD in special packaging) LP + 2CD Set (containing main disc, and bonus audio disc)
The main disc, contains 5 tracks, 2 long prog epics that are sure to be favorites for years to come, as well as 3 shorter songs including the catchy title track "The Grand Experiment." Mixed by Rich Mouser.
The band will be heading out on tour in support of The Grand Experiment, February 2015! Find tour dates and ticket information here! Watch for the forthcoming video for the title track, "The Grand Experiment," to be released soon!