added: 26 Sep 2013 // by: VVN Music
Robert Fripp has stated that King Crimson is on its way back in what the guitarist is calling King Crimson VIII.
Last year, it appeared that Fripp had retired, saying in an interview that music had become "a joyless exercise in futility" citing his displeasure with executives at Universal Music Group. His last studio album with King Crimson was 2003's The Power to Believe and last solo album was 1998's The Gates of Paradise.
On September 7, Fripp wrote in his on-line journal that "King Crimson VIII moved to its next stage of actualization", citing four situations that have contributed to the reformation:
Contingency: the removal / dwindling-effect of four contingencies that restrained and limited my ability to act on choices and decisions, two negative and two positive.
1.The likely UMG settlement
2.The non-industry dispute, although without resolution and without agreement, has a de facto position close to that intended.
3.The almost-completion of The Guitar Circle book.
4.The completion of the DU Reading Project.
He concluded saying "So, King Crimson is in motion. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers."
A new journal entry, scheduled to be published today, states the lineup will be Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Matstelotto, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and Fripp.
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