History Awesome / KingCrimson

21st Oct '17 9:42:01 AM NemesisKane
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** It gets even better: in some backstage footage from a Japanese show King Crimson did in 1984, Robert Fripp is seen in the green room playing a segment of "Fracture" that is often considered one of the single most difficult pieces composed for guitar, looking almost like he's just keeping his hands occupied while watching TV or something.
21st Apr '16 12:09:29 PM CassandraLeo
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* It's rare that a musician's decision ''not'' to play can count as a MomentOfAwesome, but Music/BillBruford managed it on the band's live {{improv}}isation "Trio". His decision was credited by the other band members as having a significant impact on the direction of the piece, and he received a composition co-credit for it.

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* It's rare that a musician's decision ''not'' to play can count as a MomentOfAwesome, but Music/BillBruford managed it on the band's live {{improv}}isation "Trio". His decision was credited by the other band members as having a significant impact on the direction of the piece, and he received a composition co-credit for it.contributing what the band labelled "admirable restraint".
21st Apr '16 11:49:45 AM CassandraLeo
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* It's rare that a musician's decision ''not'' to play can count as a MomentOfAwesome, but Music/BillBruford managed it on the band's live {{improv}}isation "Trio". His decision was credited by the other band members as having a significant impact on the direction of the piece, and he received a composition credit for it.

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* It's rare that a musician's decision ''not'' to play can count as a MomentOfAwesome, but Music/BillBruford managed it on the band's live {{improv}}isation "Trio". His decision was credited by the other band members as having a significant impact on the direction of the piece, and he received a composition credit co-credit for it.
21st Apr '16 11:49:26 AM CassandraLeo
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* The long crescendo that comprises the second half of "Starless."

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* The long crescendo that comprises the second half of "Starless.""
* It's rare that a musician's decision ''not'' to play can count as a MomentOfAwesome, but Music/BillBruford managed it on the band's live {{improv}}isation "Trio". His decision was credited by the other band members as having a significant impact on the direction of the piece, and he received a composition credit for it.
15th Jul '14 10:59:43 PM MaxDamage
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* "Fracture" is one from a musical standpoint.
* The long crescendo that comprises the second half of "Starless."
28th Nov '12 2:47:51 AM 05tele
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* "Starless", surely a trope codifier for EpicRocking. It starts as a subtle and melancholy PowerBallad in 4/4, then it [[SongStyleShift changes]] into a [[SubduedSection long, quiet, ominous middle section]] in a different key and UncommonTime (13/18, to be precise) with a very minimal guitar part and increasingly edgy drums, then it gets louder and louder until it bursts into crazed sax and guitar solos, still in 13/18 but played much faster, and just when things can't get any more frantic there's a LastChorusSlowDown which coincides with a return to the home key of G minor and CommonTime, and the original Power Ballad melody returns for just one cycle with everyone playing ''incredibly loudly'' - and then it ends.
28th Nov '12 2:45:54 AM 05tele
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* "Starless", surely a trope codifier for EpicRocking. It starts as a subtle and melancholy PowerBallad in 4/4, then it [[SongStyleShift changes]] into a [[SubduedSection long, quiet, ominous middle section]] in a different key and UncommonTime (13/18, to be precise) with a very minimal guitar part and increasingly edgy drums, then it gets louder and louder until it bursts into crazed sax and guitar solos, still in 13/18 but played much faster, and just when things can't get any more frantic there's a LastChorusSlowDown which coincides with a return to the home key of G minor and CommonTime, and the original Power Ballad melody returns for just one cycle with everyone playing ''incredibly loudly'' - and then it ends.
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