Robert Fripp Reforms King CrimsonProg fans are twitching with excitement at the news that King Crimson could be back.

An update on Robert Fripp’s online diary hinted at the return.

Fripp writes: ”This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers. The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.”

So far the only publicly confirmed member is drummer/guitarist, Bill Rieflin (ex-Ministry, REM) who Fripp has previously played with on 1999‘s The Repercussions Of Angelic Behaviour (alongside Trey Gunn). However, it’s possible to surmise from Fripp’s Sept 5th diary entry, that long-term bassist Tony Levin is also in Crim Go! mode as well.

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  1. Its a shame that the term “prog” has been applied by the music press with regard to King Crimson. “Prog” is now a music industry marketing mens’ pigeon-hole to categorize a certain type of music; the huge majority of ‘prog’ proponents have never actually progressed, but remained firmly entrenched in formulaic stasis. KC, on the other hand, have always been progressive in the original meaning of the word – each incarnation of the band utilized a different approach – sometimes drastically so. Fripp has even disbanded KC more than once when it threatened to get too “mass culture”.

    KC, on account of the music that demanded to be played – and to keep up with Fripp (!) – has had to feature musicians with fearsome techniques, – and this, together with the fact that some of Crimson’s output tended to be detached from the vagaries of fashion and youth culture, caused some negative reaction in the music press, notably in the UK.


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