Unlike numbers such as VROOOM which had been worked upon by Fripp and Gunn before the main group convened, this one started life from scratch in the rehearsal room during The VROOOM Sessions ahead of Crimson’s formal return to active service.
Trey Gunn recalls the piece found its final form pretty quickly. “This was my first, and I think largely successful, attempt at finding an interjecting/sonic/baritone role with the wah and backwards sounds. So, I wasn’t playing a bass part or a solo part, but a kind of third guitar role.”
Listening to the piece in this stripped-back form nearly 30 years since it was recorded at Real World Studios during the THRAK sessions, Gunn observes, “For me, this tune was the moment of gelling into the real sextet that we could become.”