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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Untamed Chicken (5:15)
2. Absinthe & a Cracker (5:41)
3. The NOOOSE (7:22)
4. XTCU2 (2:17)
5. Make My Grave in the Shape of a Heart (4:15)
6. Terry's Breath (6:04)
7. Snap, Crackle, Moo (3:03)
8. Hotel Fandango (6:15)
9. Misery Die... Die... Die (4:59)
10. Orlando in Bloom (2:26)
11. Pony (1:46)
12. Jamoohra (2:54)
13. Dakota (3:12)
14. Coda to Dakota (2:06)

Total Time: 57:32

Enhanced CD bonus videos:
1. Terry's Breath video montage - Flick (7:17)
2. Pat's Studio footage - Search (0:30)
3. Pat's Studio Footage - Echo Gtr (0:30)
4. Pat's Studio Footage - The Loft (0:27)
5. Pat's Studio Footage - Booth (0:30)

Line-up / Musicians

- Trey Gunn / touch guitars, fretless guitars, voice
- Pat Mastelotto / drums, percussion

- Brad Houserfather / sax sample (1)
- Herotaka Sunplaza Nakano / voice (3)
- Branden Harper / hand percussion (9)
- Sherman Oaks / hand percussion (9)

Releases information

CD 7d Media - TU001 (2003, US) Enhanced with bonus videos
CD Greenwave Records - GRCD-2004-03 (2004, Russia) Enhanced with bonus videos
CD Gonzo Multimedia - HST048 (2014, UK) Enhanced with bonus videos

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars King Crimson's rhythm section's (Trey Gunn-Pat Mastelotto) debut album. A bit strange progressive instrumental rock, combining few modern progressive scene areas. Trey Gunn is great master of stick/touch bass/guitar, and he demonstrate it there in full. As well Mastelotto creates complex (sometimes with KC smell) rhythmic constructions. But - there are much more elements.

First of all, some electronic devices are presented everywhere, so in moments you just remember Squirepusher's electronic+bass recordings. Then, guys really learned enough from Fripp, so expect plenty of ambient sound all around as well. Heavy, sometimes dark, very dynamic music.

Best description will be possibly "Gunn/Mastelotto period King Crimson without soul". What doesn't mean music is plain or boring. It is nervous, experimental, but under all that rhythmical pyrotechnics it's difficult to find musical value - content , should be placed under the skin of any good music.

So -not a bad album, with some really interesting sounds, structures and rhythms, but from such category you will stay empty after you finished listening.

By the way, this TU project has its wider form - KTU ( or double duets, one of which is TU, and the other - Finnish excellent accordion/sampling duo Kluster). Believe me, same TU rhythmical pyramids added with explosive melodic accordion sound of Kimmo Pohjonnen, sound much better!

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