By Ken Clarke
The double trio format is definitely on hold for a while as Robert Fripp and crew present us with a slimmed down version of King Crimson.
This largely instrumental CD combines technical musicianship with sophisticated electronics. The experimental progressions showcase the expertise of the players, who are quite at home with complicated and unusual arrangements.
Cranium-twisting guitar licks, bass lines and polyrhythms are successfully juxtaposed with Fripp’s ambient soundscapes and Adrian Belew’s melodic vocals.
However, this trip into the nether regions is not recommended for the faint of heart or narrow of mind.