King Crimson To Release First Full-Length Effort in Three Years
Friday, January 3, 2003 @ 1:53 PM
King Crimson Will Release T
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KING CRIMSON TO RELEASE THE POWER TO BELIEVE
ON MARCH 4, 2003 ON SANCTUARY RECORDS
FIRST FULL-LENGTH WORK IN 3 YEARS!
"The benevolence of the musical impulse is greater than we can know, and sometimes more than we can bear." - Robert Fripp, November 2002
With The Power To Believe, guitarist Robert Fripp, vocalist/guitarist Adrian Belew, Warr guitarist/rubber bass guitarist Trey Gunn and drummer Pat Mastelotto have created a masterwork that both challenges the listener and continues the musical legacy of King Crimson, which Fripp formed in 1969.
The tracks on The Power To Believe include: "The Power to Believe I: A Cappella," "Level Five," "Eyes Wide Open," "Elektrik," "The Power to Believe II," "Facts of Life: Intro," "Facts of Life," "Dangerous Curves," "Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With," "The Power to Believe III" and "The Power to Believe IV: Coda."
Mastelotto says much of the material on The Power to Believe evolved on the band's last tour before it was recorded in the summer of 2002.
"We did things differently this time in that we actually went in to a real studio -- The Tracking Room in Nashville -- to record most of this new album, other than the drum tracks we did at my studio. And we also brought in producer Machine (White Zombie, Pitchshifter) for assistance," Mastelotto says.
"Robert considers an album to be the end of a chapter and a tour to be the start of a chapter, which is the opposite way most musicians work. The songs are worked out and perfected on tour before they are recorded for an album."
"A lot of times, music is about finding an atmosphere, which has to set the music up. There's a mystery to music, and that's what gives you goosebumps," Mastelotto says.
King Crimson, which recently expanded its legions of fans by touring with disciples Tool, will hit the concert trail again in 2003 to promote The Power To Believe.