Gunn, Trey - Untune The Sky

Year of Release: 2003
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 145
Format: CD
Total Time: 68:29:00

It seems that it is a fashion that "Old Discipline" musicians sign to Inside Out. So after California Guitar Trio, here is the new release by Trey Gunn. Even if it isn't right to say that it is new because it's a compilation of songs taken from past albums.

Well, this record is a sort of a "best of" from the bassist (now ex-bassist) of King Crimson, and you can hear all the influences of the main group in the American player. He adds a lot of world music components to these wonderful references, making the sound particularly nice to listen to.

On this Untune The Sky, he can demonstrate how he is able to perform on the Warr Guitar perfectly, an instrument that he helped to build. It's sort of a ten string guitar, but with a piano like sound. The result is a little bit cold, I have to admit.

To conclude, it is a very good album that permits all music listeners to get to know the music of Trey Gunn. It also contains two remixed tracks and an previously unreleased one.

Sozzle (4:41) / The Glove (Live) (5:02) / Killing For London (6:26) / The Third Star (Alternate Mix) (3:42) / Take This Wish (Alternate Wish) (6:41) / August 1997 (1:37) / Rune Song (5:40) / Puttin' On The White Shirt (7:59) / Brief Encounter (5:49) / Arrakis (5:20) / The Cruelest Month (Unreleased) (9:00) / The Gift (4:14) / Hootenanny At The Pink Pussycat Caf? (2:10)

Trey Gunn - Warr guitar, Chapman stick, voice
Bob Muller - drums, percussion, tabla
Dave Douglas - trumpet
Tony Geballe - saz, guitar
Joe Mendelson - guitar
Pat Mastelotto - drums
Bill Rieflin - drums
Robert Fripp - organ guitar

(selected discography)
The First Day (w/David Sylvian, Robert Fripp) (1993)
One Thousand Years (1993)
Darshana (w/Sylvian, Fripp) (1994)
Damage (w/Sylvian, Fripp) (1994)
King Crimson - Vrooom (1994)
King Crimson - Thrak (1995)
King Crimson - B'Boom (Live In Argentina (1995)
The Third Star (1996)
King Crimson - Thrakattak (1996)
King Crimson - The ProjeKCts (1999)
Raw Power: The Surfacing Series (1999)
The Repercussions Of Angelic Behavior (w/Bill Rieflin, Fripp) (1999)
King Crimson - The Deception Of The Thrush (1999)
The Joy Of Molybdenum (2000)
King Crimson - The ConstruKCtion Of Light (2000)
Food For Thought (And Other Vicious Circles) ()
Playing With Borrowed Time
Live Encounter (2001)
King Crimson - Level Five (2002)
King Crimson - The Power To Believe (2003)
Untune The Sky (2003)
Tu - Tu (w/Pat Mastelotto) (2004)
KTU ? 8 Armed Monkey (2005)
Quodia - The Arrow (2007)
Music For Pictures (2008)

King Crimson - Deja Vrooom (DVD) (1999)
King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: December 14th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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