Posted in music on July 1, 2014

by Ian Chainey


The reunited King Crimson have been on a sellout spree for dates on their recently announced September US tour, including four nights at NYC's Best Buy Theater. Now fans can hear a sample of what they raced to purchase. "Venturing Unto Joy Pt I," a one minute and fifteen second snippet recorded during rehearsals at Elstree Studios, has hit the web. The track features four of the seven King Crimson members: guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist Tony Levin, and drummers Bill Reiflin and Gavin Harrison. "Venturing Unto Joy Pt I" goes pretty hard, with Levin's bass growling over Reiflin and Harrison's polyrhythms while Fripp crisscrosses through it all with diagonal slashes. It's the fusion equivalent of Phil Heath.

You can check out the track below...




Comments (15)

too bad this isn't "new music"

it's a section of Larks Tongues in Aspic Part 1.

Either that, or Fripp has REALLY gone of the deep end in his "riff recycling"

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

Clearly new material. Larks didn't have percussion anywhere near this. Love the direction Fripp is moving with. New lineup is going to be explosive this tour!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:09 PM

Shit, this is actually really good. Was not expecting anything much

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:27 PM

Let me know if anyone is going -- would like to hitch a ride.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:42 PM

larks had MORE and better percussion than this... what album are you listening too?

Jump to 6:10... and compare it to what was posted

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:54 PM

Larks lineup had Bruford and Muir. New lineup has 3 guys (Pat, Harrison, Rieflin) on drums/percussion. Granted Bruford could do the work of at least 2 men.

Regardless, why squabble? This new stuff is exciting and will sound incredible live. Cheers!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:06 PM

English black sausage

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:12 PM

I guess that's music?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 2:29 PM

just saying it sounds like a rehearsal of the band playing Larks I, not a new song. if it's a new song, it's a rehash of an old one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 3:16 PM

Damn! This is waaay better than I had even hoped. So glad it doesn't sound like the wanky Adrian Belew period. Yes, I know that period did have some good tunes but they were rare. This stuff sounds like prime 70's Crimson.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:16 AM

sounds like the king crimson of the past love it

Posted by ron smith | July 11, 2014 9:32 AM

Well, I only hear one guitar and it doesn't sound like Fripp licks or tone to me. Maybe?
I'm just sayin'

Posted by Rob | August 4, 2014 10:37 PM

I don't think this moves them in any new direction and I agree that it sounds like older material rehashed

Posted by J.Mc | September 3, 2014 10:17 AM

Went to first Philly show, No words to translate it, amazing maybe, but few bands could satisfy their fans from their inception{like myself}, and new ones that are just getting their feet wet. King Crimson has always been about timing, and for those that seen the show, hope that another tour is around the corner. Will see everyone in Chicago and San Fransisco.

Posted by Al Walton | September 13, 2014 9:26 PM

3 drummers?...good grief. Fripper sure loves his percussion. But with Levin, Mastelotto and Collins in the mix, it's worth the tripp.

Posted by Charlotte | November 4, 2014 4:44 AM

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