Sometimes God Smiles: The Young Person's Guide to Discipline, Vol. 2

Sometimes God Smiles: The Young Person's Guide to Discipline, Vol. 2


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The second volume of Discipline Global Mobile's sampler of some of prog rock's most prominent guitar gurus is seven tracks richer than the first and is bettered by the jazz-infused likes of Projekct One and Projekct Two, a band made up of ex-King Crimson members. A slight bit jazzier and more full-colored than the first Young Person's Guide to Discipline, Sometimes God Smiles is bolstered by four amazingly attractive tracks from Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson, with "The Strangest Things, the Strangest Times" coming out on top. King Crimson's contributions of "Three of a Perfect Pair" and "Easy Money" are passable tracks, but they can't hold a candle to cuts like Matt Seattle's "Lindisfarne" or the trip-tinged outer layer of Mr. McFall's Chamber's "Allegretto." Covering all the angles of guitar-formulated rock, jazz, and ambient-based music, Sometimes God Smiles takes these genres to appeasable extremes, with each group working in bits of blanketed synthesizers and assorted instrumental washes to heighten each song's elemental makeup. Void of any self-absorbed showiness or blatant pretentiousness, the music that makes up this sampler is both tantalizingly obscure and modernly expressive, with something different to be heard with each listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/1998
Label: Discipline Us
UPC: 0633367980823
catalogNumber: 679808

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adrian Belew   Track Performer
Bill Bruford   Track Performer
Peter Hammill   Track Performer
King Crimson   Track Performer
Bill Nelson   Track Performer
California Guitar Trio   Track Performer
Robert Fripp   Track Performer
Radical Dance Faction   Track Performer
Tony Geballe   Track Performer
Jacob Heringman   Track Performer
Projekct Two   Track Performer
Matt Seattle   Track Performer
Bruford Levin   Track Performer
ProjeKct One   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Adrian Belew   Composer
Bill Bruford   Composer
King Crimson   Composer
John Wetton   Composer
Trey Gunn   Composer
Robert Fripp   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Palmer-James   Composer
Tony Levin   Composer
Pat Mastelotto   Composer
David Singleton   Producer
Peter Willis   Paintings

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