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Live From Russia
Review by Grant Hill
Russia bears mystery and curious allure to many advanced musicians from the West.

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Pat Mastelotto
Review by Grant Hill
Interview with Pat Mastelotto from 2012
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King Crimson
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson from 2009
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Trey Gunn
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Trey Gunn from 2000

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Trey Gunn
Review by Gary Hill
Interview with Trey Gunn from 2007

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Trey Gunn
Review by G. W. Hill

Interview with Trey Gunn from 2016


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Markus Reuter
Review by G. W. Hill
Interview with Markus Reuter from 2016

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Pat Mastelotto
Review by Gary Hill

Interview with Pat Mastelotto from 2017


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Leon Alvarado - 2014 Music from an Expanded Universe
Review by G. W. Hill

Leon Alvarado plays keyboards.


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The Mastelottos - A Romantic's Guide To King Crimson
Review by Gary Hill
The core of this group is Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson drummer) and his wife Deborah. They are joined by a whole host of musicians here.

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Stick Men - Absalom
Review by Grant Hill

Stick Men is a unique power trio. Founded by legendary and still cutting edge bassist / Chapman Stick artist, Tony Levin, Stick Men continues to expand the horizons of modern progressive music.


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King Crimson - Audio Diary 2014-2018
Review by Gary Hill

This new five-CD collection is pretty amazing. I've said before, and will repeat it here, that this new version of King Crimson might well be the best lineup they've had, particularly in terms of live shows.


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Band of Brothers - Band of Brothers
Review by Gary Hill
Brian Tarquin is one of the three guys who are listed as making up Band of Brothers. The other two are Phil Naro and Reggie Pryor.

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Brian Tarquin - Brian Tarquin Project - Vegas Blue
Review by Gary Hill

You can always count on Brian Tarquin to put together some strong projects, This is no exception.


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Inna Zhelannaya - Cocoon
Review by Gary Hill

Inna Zhelannaya is a Russian pop-star. The music on this album combines world sounds with atmospheric prog.


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The Security Project - Contact
Review by Gary Hill

This new set from The Security Project continues their cycle of re-envisioning Peter Gabriel songs, but brings new flavors and concepts to that idea, while also stretching it out a bit.


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Sylvian/Fripp - Damage
Review by Jason Hillenburg

Robert Fripp's collaborations in the late 1980s and early 1990s with David Sylvian, in retrospect, clearly laid the groundwork for King Crimson's album Thrak.


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Specimen13 - Echosystem EP
Review by G. W. Hill

This is an EP that’s tied to a graphic novel.


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Specimen13 - Echosystem EP
Review by G. W. Hill

This is an EP that’s tied to a graphic novel.


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King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open DVD
Review by Bill Knispel
Following two plus years as a “double trio,” and nearly two years of fractionalization through a series of ProjeKCts, King Crimson returned to active duty in 2000 as a streamlined quartet with the album The ConstruKCtion of Light. A second album in this newer “double duo” format titled The Power to Believe, followed in 2003.
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Markus Reuter - Featuring Fabio Trentini and Asaf Sirkis - Truce
Review by Gary Hill

Markus Reuter is a very talented musician, and he surrounds himself with other talented cohorts. This instrumental set showcases that quite well.


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King Crimson - Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
Review by Bill Knispel
Happy With What you Have to be Happy With was the second consecutive EP release from King Crimson, and presented a look at additional material that would, along with the instrumentals presented on the Level Five EP, form the majority of the band’s (at the time) forthcoming studio album The Power To Believe.
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Trey Gunn - I’ll Tell What I Saw (1993 – 2010)
Review by Gary Hill

This compilation disc shows a lot of versatility. It features recordings released by various projects that featured Trey Gunn. Most of it is instrumental, but there are some vocals.


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King Crimson - In the Court of King Crimson written by Sid Smith
Review by Steve Alspach
Few bands in progressive rock have a more colorful past than King Crimson. As Sid Smith says in the preface, the history of King Crimson is the "triumph of spirit over adversity. And sometimes the triumph of adversity."
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Markus Reuter - Kopfmensch
Review by G. W. Hill
Markus Reuter is involved in a lot of projects, these days.
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King Crimson - Level Five
Review by Bill Knispel
Following the “research and development” phase that was the ProjeKCts, King Crimson resumed its most recent return to recording and performance. Having jettisoned Bill Bruford (who returned to primarily jazz playing via Earthworks) and Tony Levin (who returned to live work with long time collaborator Peter Gabriel), Crimson recorded and released the more electronic album The ConstruKCtion of Light in 2000.
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Wingfield - Reuter - Sirkis - Lighthouse
Review by Gary Hill

If you like instrumental music that's experimental and challenging, you should give this a try. There a real freeform vibe to a lot of it.


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The Security Project - Live 1
Review by G. W. Hill

What a cool set this is, really. The music here is all Peter Gabriel music, but one song from his time in Genesis.


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The Security Project - Live 2
Review by G. W. Hill
The first part of this live album came out recently. If you read my review, you'll know that I love it.


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King Crimson - Live in Birmingham, England in September 2015
Review by John Pierpoint

I had never seen the mighty King Crimson play live before - not surprising, as I was only ten years old when the band last played my home town in 1974!


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Stick Men - Live in Buffalo, New York, October 2011
Review by Grant Hill

The excellent “Two of a Perfect Trio” tour was a well-publicized and equally well received series of concerts featuring the bands of King Crimson legends Tony Levin and Adrian Belew.


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King Crimson - Live in Chicago
Review by Gary Hill

King Crimson has one of the most interesting and complicated histories in all of progressive rock. The lineup is one of the most dynamic, too.


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Trey Gunn - Live In Chicago, September 6th, 2000
Review by Gary Hill
Trey Gunn and his cohorts came into Chicago and showed that they are definitely masters of their craft. The group performed a number of tracks from Trey's various releases.
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King Crimson - Live in Vienna
Review by Gary Hill

It seems that there is quite a bit of live material being released from this version of King Crimson. That's a great thing because this line-up might be the best ever.


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Trey Gunn - Marco Minnemann – Modulator
Review by Gary Hill
This is an intriguing disc – both in concept and delivery. Marco Minnemann recorded a massive drum solo several years ago.

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Trey Gunn - Music For Pictures
Review by Gary Hill
This CD is a collection of tracks that Trey Gunn did for film scores between 1998 and 2006.
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Gary Husband & Markus Reuter - Music of Our Times
Review by Gary Hill

Both Gary Husband and Markus Reuter are legendary musicians who have been involved with many projects over the years.


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Tuner - Muut: Live in Estonia 2007
Review by Gary Hill
This live recording of Trey Gunn’s grouping Tuner is quite intriguing.
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King Crimson - Neal and Jack and Me DVD
Review by Bill Knispel
King Crimson’s ‘return to the throne’ in the 1980’s must have been viewed with a degree of skepticism. The band made a name for themselves in the 1970’s with their dark blend of symphonic grandeur and intense heaviness, mixed with an improvisational spirit that would drive them to push every song and performance into parts unknown.
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Markus Reuter Oculus - Nothing is Sacred
Review by Gary Hill

Everyone on this release is exceptionally skilled. The majority of them are frequently featured in Music Street Journal reviews.


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Stick Men - Open
Review by G. W. Hill

Anyone who has heard anything from Stick men will know what to expect here.


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Deep Energy Orchestra - Playing with Fire
Review by Gary Hill

This is quite an intriguing set. It features a sound that seems to be a merging of world music of the Indian variety, fusion and progressive rock.


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Tuner - Pole
Review by Gary Hill
Wow, as strange as this CD is, I love it! A collaboration between Markus Reuter and King Crimson’s Pat Mastellotto, this thing conveys a dark sort of progressive rock that is very much focused on textures.
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Stick Men - Prog Noir
Review by G. W. Hill
This band is really coming into its own.

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KTU - Quiver
Review by Gary Hill
KTU is Trey Gunn, Kimmo Pohjonen and Pat Mastelotto.
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O.R.k. - Ramagehead
Review by Gary Hill

This is a unique and quite intriguing album. It's likely to make my best of 2019 list.


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Pat Mastelotto - Recidivate
Review by Grant Hill

This double CD compilation is an interesting and unique collage of multiple percussive styles given to a wide palette of genres and colors therein.


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Adrian Benavides - Same Time Next Life
Review by G. W. Hill

There is definitely an industrial sort of vibe to this cut. In fact, a lot of it seems close to Tool or even Nine Inch Nails.


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Reuter Motzer Grohowsky - Shapeshifters
Review by Gary Hill

Markus Reuter in combinations with various musicians has created quite a catalog of intriguing instrumental progressive rock. This new collection with Tim Motzer and Kenny Grohowski is no exception.


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Quodia - The Arrow – a story in seven parts
Review by Gary Hill
You have to figure any project that involves Trey Gunn will be artistic. This is the quintessential example of that. In fact, this is such a cool concept that it would be worth having even if the music were lousy – and, of course, it isn’t. This album comes as a 2 disc set.
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King Crimson - The Collectable King Crimson, Vol. 3: Live in London, Pts. 1-2 1996
Review by G. W. Hill
I’ve never had the chance to see King Crimson live. I really regret that.
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King Crimson - The Construkction of Light
Review by Gary Hill
King Crimson has always been an enigmatic group. The band has basically had three previous incarnations; '60's/'70's, '80's and the '90's versions.
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Trey Gunn - The Joy of Molybdenum
Review by Gary Hill
A side project of King Crimson member Trey Gunn, this disc may well be an early contender for best CD of the year. The disc combines Crimsonesque tones in very listenable grooves that really work well.
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King Crimson - The Power To Believe
Review by Gary Hill
Since its formation in the late 1960's King Crimson has never been content to stay in one musical place. They were one of the pioneers of progressive rock, and under the guidance of band leader Robert Fripp they have gone through many changes, both in terms of musical style and lineup. I
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Xavi Reija - The Sound of the Earth
Review by Gary Hill

While this is released under Xavi Reija's name, the full lineup here is full of exceptional musicians. Reija handles the drums while Tony Levin delivers bass, standup bass and Stick.


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Wingfield - Reuter - Stavi - Sirkis - The Stone House
Review by G. W. Hill
If you like freaky guitar based instrumental prog, you are sure to dig this. It has fusion and a lot more built into it.

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Trey Gunn - The Waters, They Are Rising
Review by G. W. Hill

This mostly instrumental set is not necessarily the kind of thing that’s well suited to a track by track review.


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King Crimson - Thrak
Review by G. W. Hill

When King Crimson reformed after the 80s period, there were definitely elements of that period still present in their sound. 


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Magma - To Life, Death and Beyond: The Music of Magma DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Given that the music of Magma is set in their own language, it seems appropriate that most people will need captions on for this film.


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King Crimson - VROOOM
Review by Bill Knispel
10 years following the dissolution of King Crimson following a trilogy of world and gamelan influenced albums, the band quietly rejoined forces in a small studio in Woodstock New York to create a new band and a new sound. Expanding beyond the quartet that created those 1980’s albums, the core group (Robert Fripp. Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford) was joined by new members Pat Mastelotto (drums, formerly of Mister Mister) and Trey Gunn (Stick) to create what founding member Robert Fripp called a “double trio.”
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Stick Men - With Gary Husband - Owari
Review by Gary Hill
Stick Men consistently put out quality material. So, the fact that this album is a strong as it is should be no surprise.

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Markus Reuter - with Mannheimer Schlagwerk - Sun Trance
Review by Gary Hill

This new release is essentially a single. Well, that's only so true.


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California Guitar Trio - with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto-Live At The Key Club
Review by Steve Alspach
On February 3, 2001, the California Guitar Trio played in Hollywood's Key Club. Fortunately, they also had the stellar rhythm section of Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto to accompany them.
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