KOMARA is the new project of King Crimson‘s Pat Mastelotto. It’s focus is to mix rock music with contemporary ambient and electronic music and incorporate the principle of improvisation into the creative process.
Pat Mastelotto has been a member of King Crimson since 1994, and appears on over twenty King Crimson albums and several music videos. He also produced, edited, mixed or played on several King Crimson Projects releases. He has continued to guest on other projects, working with Jay Terrien, Cock Robin, drummer Terry Bozzio, Mecca, Herd of Instinct, Tony Levin and the California Guitar Trio, as well as working on solo work. He is also a member of the progressive/experimental bands TU (with fellow King Crimson alumnus Trey Gunn) and KTU (with Trey, Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen), and Tuner, a duo with centrozoon‘s Markus Reuter that has released four albums and toured periodically. That touring included Estonia in 2007 which was documented on a live album. On stage Tuner have been known to reinterpret King Crimson material such as the 1984 track Industry, as evidenced on their 2009 live album ZWAR.
In 2007 Mastelotto went on tour with The Flower Kings in Europe supporting their album The Sum Of No Evil. In 2008 a new King Crimson lineup formed, including a drumming team of Pat and Gavin Harrison, which played eleven shows in August. Then the enormous Creation of Peace festival in Kazan, Russia, with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Eddie Jobson. This was followed by another new project, HoBoLeMa, with Levin, Bozzio and Allan Holdsworth. Pat also works with Reuter and Levin in the trio Stick Men who released their fourth album Deep in 2013. He is known for his production skills and technical ability while in the studio. Pat is often working the Digital Audio Workstation in the studio. He has produced a number of King Crimson releases, as well as Crimson-related side projects.
David Kollar is a young generation artist, guitarist and film music composer with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship that can span from music creativity to very powerful and deep music. Few critics called him “the young Andy Warhol” because of his creativity in the art. David has 29 released 8 albums, created music for more then 18 films and created few very original music and movements projects Artrance performance with Andrea Ladanyi, Debris Company with Jozef Vlk and SpitFire Company from Prague.
David collaborated with the musicians like Eivind Aarset (Nils Petter Molvaer, Jan Bang, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Dhafer Yousseff, etc), Gergo Borlai (Terry Bozzio, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Garry Willis, Nguyen Lee, Hiram Bullock, Hadrien Feraud…), Bjorn Charles Dreyer (Xplodin Plastix, Boschamas…), Lenka Dusilová (Lucie, Cechomor, Eternal Seekers, Baromantika), India Czajkowska, Tadeusz Sudnik, Gunnar Geisse, Vladislav Delay, etc…
Last of his albums THE SON /Hevhetia/ was in TOP records of they year in several countries /USA, FR, CZ, SK/. Album has a huge accomplishment in abroad becasue of originality in guitar playing.
Collaborated with many kinds of musicians, from rock to improvised music and has played with Stefano Battaglia (…Plays the music of Philip. K. Dick), Junkfood, Berserk!, Blessed Beat. He uses only his wind instruments as a source of his music. Using real time electronics he can draw ethereal and heavy worlds, that can describe the contrast of the human condition. Inspired by the scandinavian scene of nu-jazz, Paolo has developed that influences with his musical roots (from rock to free improvising music) and created a personal sound.