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NASHVILLE REHEARSALS, 1997

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

2.72 | 20 ratings

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Agemo
2 stars After the studio album THRAK, which was released in 1995, and a series of concerts, King Crimson was back in a recording studio to work out some ideas for the next release. They went to SIR studios in Nashville in May 1997. As we all know another release of the double trio would never be released. Some ideas that were rehearsed in Nashville would however resurface in some sort of form in the ProjeKcts and on the first release by the double duo ("The ConstruKction of Light").

The overall sound of these tracks has more in common with the sound of the ProjeKcts than with THRAK. The problem with this release is that it is very fragmented. You mainly here bits and pieces that could have ended up in a song. Most of the tracks lack any form of structure. Exceptions are the groovy "Presidents", the heavy "Snugel", the eerie "Jimmy Bond" and the melodic "Sad Woman Jam". Another interesting track is the closer "Tony's Jam". This is a long jam with a rhythm that changes faster than you notice.

This release is of interest for the KC aficionado who is interested in the working process of the band and who is curious how some of the tunes were born. If you like the ProjeKcts than this album will also not be a disappointment. If you don't belong to these categories, this is not a release for you.

Agemo | 2/5 |

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