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willy vlyminck I agree with what Carsten Pieper said about this album. Also Golden Palominos fans might like this one. That this is a free download or name your price offer says a lot of the over supply situation here. Favorite track: Arson Dandy.
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Carsten Pieper An absolute gem for anyone remotely interested in all things Crimson. I almost would have missed it if it wouldn't have been for the Reuter/iapetus Xmas-special that dragged my intention back to this (drowning in the wishlist). The music lies somewhere in between 21st century Crimson, industrial rock (even with a nod to pop sometimes, well, avant-pop, maybe), trip hop and what else more. A host of guests/vocalists add to the variety. Great album! Favorite track: 11-11.
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11-11 10:46
Pole 06:07
Gate 9 02:34
Stalker 04:19
So High 00:43
Dig 04:09
Down Below 01:52
Creatures 01:16
Pencilhead 04:25
Arson Dandy 03:26
URIM 06:41


'Pole' is an innovative modern rock album, best described as an amalgamation of the styles and sounds of Tool, Peter Gabriel, Nine Inch Nails, and the daring attitude and scope of contemporary art.

Tuner consists of drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, KTU) and German touch guitarist & multi-instrumentalist Markus Reuter (Centrozoon).

The 15 songs often employ evolving rather than repetitive structures and feature remarkable performances by all the musicians involved.

The album's undoubted instrumental strenghts are augmented by a stunning selection of vocal contributions by the likes of the Austrian artist SiRenée, Peter Kingsbery (of Cock Robin), and Chrysta Bell (who sings in the current David Lynch movie, Inland Empire).

'Pole' was produced in the USA and Germany by Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter, in collaboration with German hit record producer Fabio Trentini.

'Pole' was listed as one of 50 all-time Prog Classics in Modern Drummer magazine.


released December 4, 2020

pat mastelotto: drums, percussion, treated baby grand piano, spoken word

markus reuter: touch guitars, acoustic & electric guitars, electric bass guitar, grand piano, keyboards, vox

sirenée: vox on URIM, black well monotony, repulsive and delicious, arson dandy, to crush, pole, stalker, dig, creatures

peter kingsbery: vox on white cake sky, pole, pencilhead

chrysta bell: vox on gate 9

lisa fletcher: vox on so high and down below

pamelia kurstin: theremin on 11-11 and arson dandy

laura scarborough: vibraphone, melodica, wind organ on 11-11, gate 9, pencilhead

roberto riggio: violins on pole, repulsive and delicious, pencilhead, to crush a sweet peach

deborah carter: ‘following’ vox on stalker

kristoffer g. rygg: single growl on white cake sky


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Pat Mastelotto is an American rock drummer and record producer who has worked with King Crimson, Mr. Mister, XTC, The Rembrandts, and many others.

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