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Umeda (2024 Reissue)
  1. Prog Noir
  2. Ringtone
  3. Cusp
  4. Red
  5. Tentacles
  6. Schattenhaft
  7. Breathless
  8. Mantra
  9. Danger In The Workplace
  10. Swimming In Tea
  11. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Pt. II
  12. The Sheltering Sky

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Umeda (2024 Reissue)

moonjune Records
  • 2LP (First Time On Vinyl!)

    Released: 7th Jun 2024

    £28.99
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  • CD (pre-order)

    Expected Release: 26th Jul 2024

    £11.99
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With King Crimson alumni Tony Levin on the Chapman Stick and drummer Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter brought his various Touch Guitars and soundscapes to a tour of Japan back in 2022 to mix original compositions with a salute to Robert Fripp in both sound and tune selection.

“Vintage Crimson material from the golden days is delivered with 21st Century schizoid fashion, as ‘Red’ has Mastelotto delivering an avalanche of percussion around the fiery metallic strings, while ‘Lark’s Tongues In Aspic’ is filled with angles sharper than the fins of a 61 Cadillac. The progression of progressive rock is felt on the intensely dark chocolate of the heavy hitting ‘Prog Noir’ while Reuter’s searing guitar veers around the electric pulse of ‘Ringtone’. Levin and Mastelotto are a relentless rivulet on ‘Tentacles’ while the riff-laden ‘Breathless’ is a mix of narrow roads that wind around like a Moroccan market. Both Levin and Reuter make exotic sounds that have you wondering who is creating what, adding to the wild atmosphere of the sonic journey. It’s a white knuckler, so hang on tight!” - George Davis, Jazz Weekly