IAP1401 | released 08 May 2014 | Live Openings from The Crimson ProjeKCt Spring Tour 2014
Compiled from a selection of opening live improvisations performed by Markus on Touch Guitar throughout The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Spring 2014 European Tour. These instant compositions set the tone for each concert and provided a launch pad for the two drummers to begin their drum duet. The edits presented here cut-off at the point where Pat and Tobias entered the performance.
These pieces weren’t originally conceived as an album, however, we’ve devised a sequence that works harmonically, though they can just as easily be enjoyed in shuffle-mode or an order of your choosing.
Please note that due to the nature of the material this recording is not mono-compatible.
The Crimson ProjeKCt are Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Tobias Ralph, and Julie Slick.
Thank you to the band and crew for the wonderful time we had on this tour. Very special thanks to Francesco Grieco, our agent and tour manager, and Julie Slick for the album title and sleeve illustrations.
Composed, performed, and recorded by Markus Reuter
Front of house engineer: Robert Frazza
Monitor engineer: Andrea Pellegrini
Guitar tech: Erik Emil Eskildsen
Cover design by Bernhard Wöstheinrich, www.studioflokati.de
Photograph by Maciej Wasilewski, Shepherd ́s Bush Empire, London
Markus plays Touch Guitars® U8
Post-production and mix by Markus at The Marlin Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Analog pre-mastering by Andrea Pellegrini
Mastered by Lee Fletcher
Produced by Markus Reuter and Lee Fletcher for Unsung Productions