Monday, January 18, 2010

News: Steven Wilson continuing to work on King Crimson Remixes

Some interesting material from Robert Fripp's journal on the work Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree and No-Man and Blackfield and Bass Communion etc...) is doing to remix the original King Crimson albums into stereo and 5.1 surround sound. You've already read my review of the 5.1 Lizard (if not use the search box on the right side of the page to find it, it'll be fun) and if the quality of the first batch of releases that came out in the fall '09 are any indication: these should be amazing. Read all about it and check out the pictures on Fripp's Diary.

Our intended work this week is to mix / re-mix Poseidon in 5.1 & stereo, and re-mix Islands & Larks’ in stereo; both of the latter have already been mixed in 5.1. Poseidon has the disadvantage that we have not been able to find the original pre-bounce tracks. So, we can’t access the original individual mellotron parts. The main mellotron parts on Poseidon – the song is mixed together with acoustic guitar on a stereo pair; drums & bass are also on a stereo pair. Devil’s Triangle is missing lots of its constituent parts. Nevertheless, we have been able to significantly improve Peace, Pictures of a City, Cadence, Cat Food & Groon …

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