Limited edition (only 300 copies made!) Deluxe 32-page linen-bound book with personal photos and notes by the band. Stick Men (Tony Levin of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel; Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, XTC, Mr. Mister; Markus Reuter of Tuner, Centrozoon) present their new Special Edition CD/DVD release of Deep. The bonus DVD includes a wonderful 5.1 DTS mix of the entire album and hi-res versions of the stereo mix. All of this uncompressed at the highest fidelity. Also included is a 65 minute documentary and concert film A Little Deeper. Also included are two alternative versions of Crack in the Sky in both Italian and Spanish and a postcard signed by Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter.
Sometimes their music can be hard to describe, though. It’s never hard to take. If you dig Stick playing, you really need to pick this up. It should be no surprise that it sounds a lot like King Crimson. It’s really a captivating disc that covers some great territory.
Anyone who has heard anything from Stick men will know what to expect here. This is quite experimental music that has ties to King Crimson and also tends towards atmospheric sounds. These guys always deliver quality and always manage to thrill, while keeping a sound that’s true to their roots and identity. You really can’t go wrong with Stick Men and this is a classic example of that fact.
Stick Men's 2011 mini-album Absalom sees the peerless King Crimson rhythm section of Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, John Lennon) and Pat Mastelotto (XTC, Mr. Mister) creating a unique brand of power trio music with touch guitarist, Markus Reuter. This eclectic progressive rock band plays like no other. Fans of anything Crimson will eat this release up.
Two years in the making - with the material broken in by extensive touring around the world - this is the band's first major release. All original compositions, plus the band's arrangement of four movements from Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. This is unique music from a unique band.
This 5- disc set came about as a result of the band's entire 90's studio back catalog going out of print. Bandleader and keyboardist Erik Norlander decided the best way to reissue those albums would be to remaster all 3 of the albums (their 1993 debut, EARTHBOUND; their 1995 sophomore effort, BRUTAL ARCHITECTURE; and their third album, 1999's OBLIVION DAYS), add on a disc of rerecordings from 2007, AND a DVD of candid studio footage dating from 1993-2007, an interview with Stick genius Emmett Chapman, and the 2007 Sessions plus interview segments all shot by HD film crews…