12 novembre 2015


A stemperare il capogiro da sovraccarico informativo che rischia di procurare all'esploratore anche accorto il nuovo megabox crimsoniano THRAK - Live And Studio Recordings 1994-1997 può valere il percorso ragionato proposto da Sid Smith in ATHRAKUNPAK: otto minuti per farla breve attraverso la documentazione in studio e dal vivo della complessa avventura dei King Crimson di metà anni Novanta nel famigerato assetto di doppio-trio (Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto, Belew, Levin, Bruford) precedente la fatale frattalizzazione dei ProjeKcts e il definitivo abbandono di Bruford. Quanto poi a capogiri - standard, stereo o surround - neanche quelli occorsi a Jakko M. Jakszyk alle prese con questi materiali saranno stati uno scherzo...

THRAK BOX is a set of 12 CDs, two DVDs (one audio, one video) and two Blu Rays (also one audio, one video) that tells as complete a story of the 1994-1997 King Crimson as any pathological Crimhead would need, ranging from the early early studio recordings that resulted in, as Fripp called it, the 1994 calling card VROOOM EP, which also suggested that this new incarnation was going to be, quite possibly, the densest, most angular and most flat-out aggressive Crimson yet, to (in addition to the 2002 remaster of the double trio's only full-length studio recording) new stereo and surround sound mixes of 1995's THRAK - this time done by current Crimson guitarist/vocalist/flautist Jakko M. Jakszyk, with input and approval from/by Fripp.

https://www.burningshed.com/store/kingcrimson/product/313/6863
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cHHyDIAYl4
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/king-crimson-thrak-box-live-and-studio-recordings-1994-1997-by-john-kelman.php