Former King Crimson violin player David Cross and Robert Fripp collaborator and King Crimson author and orchestrator Andrew Keeling have released a video trailer for their upcoming album October Is Marigold. You can watch the trailer below.
October Is Marigold is the second album by the duo, a follow-up to 2009's English Sun, which will be released through Noisy Records’ Electric Chamber Music label on December 3.
Although work began in earnest on the follow-up to English Sun following its release, in the end the largely improvised tracks lay dormant until last year when the pair reconvened to complete the work.
Mostly improvised, the exceptions being a previously written organ part for the title track and two guitar loops. Although the performances are spontaneous there is a clearer sense of architecture here, with the Marigold cello/piano theme arching in four incarnations across the album. Nature continues to be an inspiration, with field recordings of birds finding a natural place alongside pizzicato violin and fluttering flute.
David Cross & Andrew Keeling: October Is Marigold
1. Marigold 1
3. October is Marigold
4. Strong as a Mountain Lion
5. Marigold 2
6. Ever Nearer
7. Marigold 3
8. The Spiking Darts that were Trees
9. The Dark Edge of Desire and Marigold 4