With the Double Trio having played their last concert in Philadelphia in August 1996, the next phase in the great turning wheel of Crimson finds Ade, Trey and Robert in SIR studios in Nashville the following February, working through a number of ideas.

This excerpt from the writing sessions for what was intended to be the follow-up to Thrak is no vague jam session. Instead, we hear the three quarters of the KC string section launch a regimented assault on the complex intertwining riffs and rhythms that would eventually find their way into Larks Tongues In Aspic PtIV, Level Five and ConstruKction Of Light.

When the full Double Trio line up reconvened in April 1997, these interconnected themes and ideas failed to find any significant degree of purchase during the fortnight’s ill-fated rehearsals. Looking back, and hearing the extent of their development, it seems inexplicable that these were rejected at the time and would have to wait until after the fraKctalising and the eventual dissolution of the Double Trio to find their eventual audience.

This track is available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections. His Seventh year of treasures from the murky, cavernous DGM archives, are now available in Full Flac Fidelity.

AUDIO SOURCE: CDR Rehearsal Mix

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Robert Trey And Adrian
05:48
Written by Thomas Butler
Well done!
Written by Frank Hadlich
Revelation
Alex "Stormy" Mundy’s finds, de-mixes and all sorts are always an exciting element of getting more and more acquainted to the oevre of the mighty Crimson King.Cor Blimey! What’s this! Indeed, most of the core motifs of 97-03 are developed here in a pre-final (eh, not pre-draft) form.I used to credit the composition of Larks IV and Level V, and the ConstruKction/Circulation motifs to the sextet, but indeed it is the three unreined stringmen who made the full body of the tiny, nasty, sparse, concise, intricated musical ideas, that surely emanated from the sophisticated musical brain of Mr. Fribble.Flabbergasted me!
Written by Jim Lange
Forward thinking
I like these behind-the-scenes vignettes which give insight into the practical process of Crimsonizing.By most musician’s ideas and certainly by most bands’, this is pure insanity.Delightful.
Written by Christopher DeVito
Really?
You guys sure this isn’t from the 1999 writing/rehearsal sessions, rather than ’97? Seems odd they would’ve abandoned something that clearly wasn’t far from completion.
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