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Pat Mastelotto reveals dark detective story

King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto has unveiled his latest project, KoMaRa, and their self-titled debut album.

Hear their track Dirty Smelly below - described as part of an “NSFW dark detective story.”

The trio are completed by guitarist and composer David Kollar and trumpeter Paolo Raineri, and the improvisational album was recorded after their debut shows in Slovakia a few months ago.

Mastelotto says: “KoMaRa is the epitome of my belief that great records are like movies.

“The best musicians don’t need scripts – they understand the movie is always evolving. That’s the beauty of music: it inspires its own script and cinematography in every listener’s head.”

Dirty Smelly is one of three tracks on the album set for launch on June 30. The album cover was created by Tool’s Adam Jones. Mastelotto recently revealed Ork, a band featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin. He returns to the UK with Crimson in August.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.