Santa Monica, CA (September 28, 2009)–The upcoming 40th anniversary of the debut album release by King Crimson is being commemorated by a unique recording project, The Human Experimente.
The iconic rock anthem “21st Century Schizoid Man” has been re-recorded by The Human Experimente to mark the 40th anniversary of the October 12, 1969 release of King Crimson’s first album, In the Court of the Crimson King, on which it was originally included. The Human Experimente, founded by Emmy Award-winning musician, composer and executive producer Jeffrey Fayman and based in Santa Monica, CA, also includes such guest artists as King Crimson founder and guitarist Robert Fripp and vocalist Maynard Keenan of Tool and Puscifer.
Fayman has long felt that King Crimson’s debut album presented a musical style that defined progressive rock. For Fayman, that album and “21st Century Schizoid Man” created a benchmark marriage of incredibly complex technical playing, visual poetry, political and sociological messages, all combined within an unbridled and highly inspired creative expression.
Says Fayman, “I have always loved the song ’21st Century Schizoid Man,’ and I felt that now would be the time to update it, incorporating the sound of a full symphony orchestra, as the song always seemed to have been constructed with a real orchestra in mind. I went to Seattle along with Robert Fripp and re-recorded his guitar parts for the song, and then later added the recording of an orchestral arrangement that I had composed earlier.”
In addition to Fripp and Keenan, major contributing artists involved with The Human Experimente include John Wetton (ASIA, King Crimson), Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering) and Dann Pursey (Globus, Vantan).
“21st Century Schizoid Man” by The Human Experimente is now available to download digitally via iTunes, AmazonMp3, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster and others.
The Human Experimente