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From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson "fraKctalised" into four sub-groups known as the ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Two. Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... King Crimson are a musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ...

ProjeKct Two featured members Robert Fripp (guitar), Trey Gunn (Warr guitar, talker) and Adrian Belew (V-drums). It was the second of the ProjeKcts to be planned, thus its name, but the first to play and record. Belew is the lead vocalist and a guitarist in King Crimson, but plays V-drums, a type of electronic drum kit, in ProjeKct Two. This configuration was unplanned, but Belew had recently taken possession of the V-drums and Fripp was keen to experiment with their use. Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, record producer and a composer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of King Crimson. ... Trey Gunn with Warr guitar Trey Gunn was a member of the band King Crimson from 1994 to 2003. ... Adrian Belew in concert, November 2006. ... The ProjeKcts are a succession of spin-off projects associated with the band King Crimson. ...

Space Groove, recorded over three days (19-21 November 1997), was a double CD of improvisations performed in the studio during the band's first sessions together. They toured in USA, UK, Japan and Canada between February and July 1998, playing new material and some King Crimson pieces including Dinosaur and VROOOM. The Deception of the Thrush later became part of the repertoire of ProjeKct Three and King Crimson. Space Groove is an album recorded by ProjeKct Two, a King Crimson frakctal group. ... From 1997 to 1999, the band King Crimson fraKctalised into four sub-groups known as ProjeKcts, one of which was ProjeKct Three or simply P3. ...


  • Space Groove (1998)
    Recorded 1997
  • Live Groove (released as part of the King Crimson 4CD box set The ProjeKcts) (1999)
    Recorded 1998
  • Live in Northampton, MA (limited release through the King Crimson Collectors' Club) (2001)
    Recorded 1998
  • I.C. Light Music Tent (a complete performance in Pittsburgh, 1 June 1998; downloadable at DGMLive.com) (2005)
    Recorded 1998
  • Live in Somerville, MA (a nearly complete performance in Somerville, MA, 28 June 1998; downloadable at DGMLive.com) (2007)
    Recorded 1998

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PROJEKCT TWO : Space Groove (1119 words)
The aim of these smaller Crimson projeKcts, or sub-groups, is to function as research & development units on behalf of, and for, the greater crim.
The projeKcts may become as much and as little as they may, recording and touring as stand-alone and independent units.
PROJEkCT TWO is chronologically the first of the smaller units into action, featuring Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp & Trey Gunn, which recorded this double album at Studio Belewbeloible in the Nashville Sector during November 19, 20 & 21st.
King Crimson (1912 words)
ProjeKcts 1, 2, 3, and 4, each a splinter group (a fraKctalisation, according to Fripp) of King Crimson, released various recordings, demonstrating the improvisational musical high wire act that the constituent musicians are able to produce.
After the ProjeKcts' task was completed, Bruford quit the band, and Levin let his active involvement in King Crimson rest until further notice; this left Belew, Fripp, Gunn, and Mastelotto as the next line-up.
Their first studio effort was The ConstruKction of Light (2000), accompanied by another album, Heaven and Earth, which was released under the name ProjeKct X. Heaven and Earth was edited together by Mastelotto from material recorded during the rehearsal and recording period of the studio album.
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