Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Trey Gunn

Eclectic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Trey Gunn One Thousand Years album cover
3.58 | 29 ratings | 5 reviews | 21% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection

Write a review

from partners
Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Night Air (2:59)
2. The Screen Door and the Flower Girl (5:21)
3. Killing for London (6:32)
4. Real Life (6:29)
5. Into the Wood (7:12)
6. The Gift (3:37)
7. Take This Wish (6:03)
8. 1000 Years (4:56)

Total Time 43:08

Line-up / Musicians

- Trey Gunn / Stick, vocals
- Serpentine / vocals
- Bob Muller / tabla, percussion, drums
- Pat Mastelotto / drums (3)
- Xan / additional vocals (4,7)

Releases information

CD Discipline Records - DR 9302 2 (1993, US)
CD Canyon International - PCCY-00493 (1993, Japan)

CD Discipline Records - DGM 9302 (1995, US)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to projeKct for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy TREY GUNN One Thousand Years Music

More places to buy TREY GUNN music online

TREY GUNN One Thousand Years ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TREY GUNN One Thousand Years reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by loserboy
4 stars Now here is a real swing for those who dig true instrumental prog! Trey GUNN is of course the bass player for the new KING CRIMSON and is also a very talented musician as you can clearly hear here. "1000 Years" parallels Sylvian and Fripp's - The First Day in many ways. Credits include Pat Mastelotto (Drums) and some guy named Serpentine (who has a great dark vox). What I find striking here is that no guitarist is credited and yet throughout the album appears to be full of Frippish acid laced guitar solos...I am told that these are created via Trey and his bass like Frippertronics......Amazing!!!! Songs a full in texture and sound great on the ol stereo. For those who would like a bass workout , this CD is right down your road!

Review by Dan Bobrowski
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Trey Gunn played the Chapman Stick on this recording and does an amazing job filling the holes with, dead-on, Fripp style guitar voicings. You'll find yourself returning to the sleeve to check if Fripp's on this. The unearthly female vocals of Serpentine send shivers down your spine. Gunn also handles some vocal chores, more spoken than sung. There is a lot of long ambient moments which slow things down a bit. Killing for London and The Screen Door and the Girl are the highlights, while the Night Air is a good opener.
Review by lazland
3 stars If there is one thing that links all of the musicians who have played for Captain Bob in Crimson over the years, it is that they are all exceedingly clever. Trey Gunn is no exception, and his many talents are displayed very effectively on this, his debut solo album.

I bought this a while ago as a direct result of listening to Gunn's work on the Discipline label sampler (Sometimes God Hides), which was one of my earlier reviews on the site. I'm glad that I did get this, because when you feel like listening to someone expressing himself utterly freely, without the pressure of big record label expectations, and experimenting as if his life depended upon it, then this album is for you.

Of course, there are obvious similarities between this album and his parent band. For a start, the word and sound eclectic screams out at you. In addition, I cannot believe that Fripp himself did not contribute on lead guitar, so similar are the passages to his work. He, nor, indeed, anyone else, is credited, though.

Trey Gunn is a master stick bass player, and it is this instrument that is at the heart of all the weird happenings and goings on in the album. The vocals provided by Serpentine to support Gunn are also highly worthy of mention. Together, they create an eerie soundscape.

Percussion also features largely in the album. Gunn's band mate, Pat Mastelotto, provides some superbly understated drum work on the outstanding Killing For London, blending perfectly with Gunn's stick to create a morbidly fascinating rhythm. Bob Muller provides the rest of the percussion work, and a very fine job he does as well.

This is not the type of album you will want to take your partner to dance to. Nor is it one that will have you marvelling at the symphonic atmosphere, which is wholly absent.

What it will do, though, when you are in the mood for such music, is have you fascinated and interested in how a set of ambient sounds can be mixed together to set a wholly interesting and clever scene.

Rating this type of album is always difficult. It is very good, and, as I say, very clever. It is not, though, an album you will have in your disc player with any great frequency.

Therefore, I rate this album a very strong three stars. This is not just recommended for Crimson completionists, but also for those who love ambient, electronic, and eclectic prog.

Latest members reviews

4 stars One Thousand Years is a beautiful work; a really fine first solo album. More than that, it is a must-have for progressive, eclectic music enthusiasts; however, there are many other sub-genre fans that would enjoy this, too. One Thousand Years is a rich rhythmic fabric that at first blush may seem ... (read more)

Report this review (#145974) | Posted by convocation | Friday, October 19, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The first solo album from bassist/guitarist from King Crimson. Hard to classify, the music mixes jazz, rock, ambient into instrumental and spoken/sung pieces. The short opener "The Night Air" is a very jazzy song with Trey Gunn doing the vocals. "The Screen Door And The Flower Girl" starts with ... (read more)

Report this review (#75377) | Posted by zaxx | Tuesday, April 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of TREY GUNN "One Thousand Years"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.